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aural remedies
by dicky | coop | mini | flicka | roooski | a-baby

artist | keys n krates
track name | are we faded


there are a select few artists that i get very excited about to drop new music. toronto based trio keys n krates is very high on that list. weather it be one of their remix (see “all the time”) or their outstanding original stuff, keys n krates can do no wrong in my book. so when “are we faded” dropped last week, i screamed like a little teeny bopper, hit the play button and let the hip-hop x electro beat take me to my special place.


this post marks the end of august which also means the end of everyone’s favorite season; summer. but as always we hope these five tracks from this past month will be a great send off. hit play and enjoy those last few beverages.


fences - arrows (feat. macklemore and ryan lewis)
lany - ilysb
the aston shuffle - back and forth (nore en pure remix)
lenno - wake up
rebate - walking dead (streener remix)

artist | the avener
track name | fade out lines [synapson remix]


okay, so this one isn’t going to blow you away lyrically. but, as far as mellow, melodic funk tracks go, this one’s a keeper. it’s just as comfortable on your late night mix as it is on your wake up list. synapson is a parisian deep house dj with a ton of scloud tunes.


artist | magic!
track name | rude (zed remix)


happy saturday. zedd takes the number one song in the country and flips the summer jam into a progressive house anthem. for all ya’ll going to ezoo, enjoy this live, otherwise throw this on your labor day weekend playlist and drink along.


artist | jessie ware & sampha
track name | valentine


short and sweet, this little song about a love missed is too good to pass up.  the beat is excellent, jessie ware is sweet and soulful as always, and sampha adds the perfect funky twist.  loving it.


artist | birdy
track name | skinny love (fareoh remix)


way back in 2012 when birdy dropped her outstanding cover of bon iver’s “skinny love" the whole internet basically went bananas for it (and rightfully so). and though i am purist when it comes to mr. vernon and birdy, this fareoh remix is great. fareoh picks up the tempo and leaves birdy’s vocals completely unaltered only really adding the electro features after the chorus.


artist | sailors
track name | feels so good


i’ve been digging this tune HARD. it’s a little chill, a little r&b, a little electronic…it just feels, just feels so, just. feels. so. good. steady percussion. simple vocals. clean synths.


artist | james vicent mcmorrow
track name | higher love (matomoa remix)


i love james vincent mcmorrow’s cover of “higher love” and i am huge fan of  the work matomoa has been putting out so this remix is a perfect match for my ear buds.


artist | astronomyy
track name | nothin on my mind [bearson remix]


astronomyy is a swooner out of the uk. this song has r&b in its soul, but bearson has put a little summer spin on it for the last few weeks of sun, sand and fun. it’s refreshing.


artist | the knocks
track name | classic (rac remix)


two heavyweights in the remix game collide for a nice uptempo, fun, electro jam to soothe your sundays. rac takes the knocks’ original and put their signature stamp on it with some crisp piano, synth and guitar additions.


artist | daniela andrade
track name | crazy


i remember when, i remember when, i remember when i lost my mind.  there was something so pleasant about that place.  leaving your emotions to echo into so much space.

the only thing i really have to say about this cover of gnarls barkley’s crazy by daniela andrade is fuck yes.  beautiful, unique and so wonderfully executed.  play this one.


artist | boyce avenue feat. fifth harmony
track name | when i was your man


right as I was about to write off 5th harmony as another 5-minutes of fame, bubblegum girl group, they completely blow my socks off with their vocals on this collaboration and cover with boynce avenue. power female vocals feed. my. soul.


artist | jon bellion
track name | munny right


so dicky has been on top of this guy for a while. one here, another here. now we got a cool jam for the new age. i don’t really wanna write too much, just press play and trust me.


artist | lenno
track name | wake up (feat. the electric sons)


you know its a good day when nineteen year old finn producer lenno drops new music. his track “wake up” features the amazing vocals of the electric sons and is filled with big synths, some major pop and a killer breakdown during the chorus. though he has been releasing a steady steam of remixes over the last couple of months, lenno’s original stuff has always been my favorite


artist | the aston shuffle feat. elizabeth rose
track name | back & forth [nora en pure remix]


it’s hard for me to put my finger on why i like this one. from the beginning, i dig the vocals, and it has a nice thump that draws you in. then i start to notice the piano, and then elizabeth rose’s vocals start to pick up a bit. next, i’m just getting lost in the deep house funk that is nora en pure and the aston shuffle. so sweet.