"Live wire, shine brighter/Death be the only way I get to retire," raps Atmosphere's Slug on the title-track remix of the duo's eighth album. Produced by Ant, the other half of Atmosphere -- and featuring a long list of artists including Haphduzn, Nazeem and Mike the Martyr -- the stripped down and smoothed out song pays homage to Minneapolis' south side, the place where the duo has worked and called home for much of their 17-year career.
An electronic project by Croatian producer Marko Vuković, Kimekai is a shape-shifting digital (and organic) beast. Atmospheric and clubby at once, "Sunland" combines analog synths, live percussion and radical samplings for an unpredictable sonic journey.
Tom Vek tempers the downtrodden story of "Pushing Your Luck" with a danceable fuzz-bass groove, and though the cautionary tale may be a bit tongue in cheek, who hasn’t known days where everything feels like fisticuffs with the world’s strongest man?
Refusing to give in to current EDM trends, Joel Zimmerman (aka deadmau5) crafts an inward-facing album of bare progressive house with "while (1<2)."
Dutch producer, Martyn, synthesizes his way into the minds and souls of listeners with his third full-length album, "The Air Between Words."
Electronic producer Travis Stewart, better known as Machinedrum, combines the worlds of glitch and chillwave and laces it with dreary, pop-driven vocals in the almost nine-minute song, "Hazel Ash."
Soulful UK-based house duo Anushka brings the sweetness with their infectiously bright, bouncy and melodic tune, "One More Time."
There's nothing quite like the spice of Latin-funk music, rich in vitality, infectious in beat. All Good Funk Alliance manages to capture all of those musical pleasures in a remix of Samba Soul's classic song, "Mambo #5."
Through layers of emotionally charged (albeit autotuned) vocals and a steady beat, Los Angeles-based R&B artist Chris Batson promises to build a better life out of a dark world when he returns on the appropriately titled track "Come Back for You."