Code Picks of the Week: Lana Del Rey, Amtrac, Royksopp & More
Each week, CODE curates a diverse selection of the best new tunes in dance/electronic music. Take a listen for a fitting soundtrack to your holiday weekend.
Lana Del Rey -- "Brooklyn Baby" (Yuksek Remix)
The talented French producer reinvents the wistful original through an upbeat nu disco lens with funk-infused synthesizers and a cooing sax hook.
AMTRAC -- "Truly"
One of Kentucky's finest dance exports returned from Mexico's BPM Festival with a dark and driving new original tune that he's made available as a free download.
Pentatones -- "Karma Game" (Steve Bug Retouch) [Poker Flat]
Poker Flat's captain masterfully layers minimal house percussion and squealing yet subtle synthwork in a delicate and accessible rework that complements the forthcoming original's vocals.
Royksopp -- "Sordid Affair" (Watermät Remix) [Dog Triumph]
Maceo Plex's brooding makeover makes for a tough act to follow, but France's Watermät has succeeded in putting his own deep and lush stamp on "Sordid Affair" with a stuttered lead and extraterrestrial arpeggios.
T. Williams -- "Back & Forth" [Today Tomorrow]
The U.K. grime veteran delivers a bumping throwback house track featuring garage-inspired percussion, chunky synth stabs and a mechanical vocal hook.