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It’s a little bit bittersweet posting LOL Boys remixes as the group is no more, but Jerome and Markus both have impressive solo projects well underway and the future is looking up. Looking back for a moment: Todd Edwards! The Garage legend has been a pioneering force in North American House and Garage for the better part of two decades and is really the definition of a living legend. The Friends of Friends camp pulled Edwards in to remix “Changes” (peep the CFCF remix) and the result is brilliant. Disco-tinged House music that is as pleasurable in headphones as it is (I assume) in the club. When I listen to artists like Julio Bashmore, Disclosure and Eats Everything, I can’t help but notice Edwards’ influence and to see him remix one of my favorite cuts of the year is a real treat. Stream below and look out for the full Changes Remixes EP on Tuesday (October 16) via Friends of Friends.

In which the Montreal-based CFCF channels (interpolates?) Bruce Hornsby and/or Tupac in his remix of LOL Boys’ impeccable “Changes”. Hopping across a few decades, CFCF crafts a very internet/LOL (in all seriousness) worthy remix here. Try not to get caught up in at least a little nostalgia listening to this. The remix will appear on the Changes Remixes EP alongside reworks from Star Slinger, Todd Edwards, Groundislava and GRANT. Stream below.

LOL Boys IRL

In a bittersweet turn of events, internet friends LOL Boys announced earlier that they are going on hiatus. Jerome and Markus will each embark on their own solo careers, an exciting and probably inevitable result. The fact that the two never worked together in the studio, instead opting to send tracks back and forth between LA and Montreal, makes this development less surprising. Luckily for fans, the breakup has commenced a flurry of new material. Jerome jumpstarted his solo career, releasing a two part track called “Happy/Sad”. He also let loose a pack of edits that appeared in the duo’s FADER mix back in July. It’s disappointing to see a duo just coming into their own come to such an abrupt end. The Changes EP was undoubtedly their best work as they seemed to be justifying their place on the Friends of Friends roster alongside the likes of Shlohmo and Salva. Their final release will be a Changes Remix EP, coming out soon, presumable on FoF. We can only hope that Jerome and Markus will embark on their solo careers in the same lighthearted manner that they carried out the LOL Boys project in. Thank you for the fun times guys. Stream and download Jerome’s new sounds below and grab the edits pack right here.

LOL Boys have wrangled the contemporary interweb/Soundcloud like none other over the past year or so. From the name to the artwork to the ever-changing sound, the duo have toed the line between gimmick and art with an impressive consistency. Despite this, the quality of Jerome and Sam’s releases have always seemed to lag behind their interminable internet presence. That all ends with “Changes”. Putting the tried and true methods of UK Bass music against timeless jazz stylings could go horribly wrong in the wrong hands, but Jerome and Markus, with the help of vocalist Heart Streets, blow the combination out of the water. “Changes” is simply a beautiful composition. The Changes EP drops tomorrow on Friends of Friends. Stream below.

If you’ve even remotely followed our social media activity, you’ve surely noticed we have somewhat of an obsession over the Leeor Brown headed Friends of Friends label. When I heard that Brown, along with DJ David Fisher, was starting up a more house oriented label, I could barely contain my enthusiasm. One of my favorite facets of FoF is its broad style and genre sensibilities, but some straightforward four on the floor madness is also good in my book. Young Adults will celebrate its first release, courtesy of Grown Folk and LOL Boys, on June 19th. Yesterday, the first track on YA001 was let loose on Soundcloud and the two production duos went bananas on this one. For the uninitiated, Grown Folk are a Montreal duo who have begun to get their name out, both based on their production acumen and their spot as Main Attrakionz’ DJ’s. I believe you already know Jerome and Markus of LOL Boys. “Ghostpath” relies heavily on the TB-303 for the majority of the track and before long it fully takes over. The track is more complex than most acid tracks, but still far more understated than most of LOL Boys previous work. I can’t wait to hear that bassline destroy the dancefloor in a live setting. Stream below and cop YA001 on 12″ June 19.