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jacques greene

There are few producers (if any) I’d rather have remixing Sampha than Jacques Greene and his contribution to LuckyMe’s yearly advent calendar doesn’t disappoint. Taking a rather basic approach right off the bat, Greene instills a steady four-on-the-floor beat to the melancholic original, a formula that has been proven to work by Bodhi already. In the edit, Greene’s take amounts to a simple edit, instilling some dancefloor fervor in the beatific original and giving it that little bit of JG flavor we know and love. Head to the LuckyMe website to download Greene’s edit as well new joints from DJ Paypal, Cid Rim, Obey City, The Blessings and more.

short stories

Today marks the release of Sampha (of SBTRKT fame) & Koreless’ collaborative effort On The Way/Let It Go on Young Turks. Coming together as Short Stories, the duo have made waves via their lush take on modern garage and are primed to transcend their respective solo ventures. You’ve probably already heard “On The Way” at this point, but “Let It Go” only surfaced today with the single’s release. Eschewing garage’s traditional structure, both Sampha (in beat work) and Koreless’ (in the vocal sampling) sounds are quite apparent and complement each other in a brilliant fashion. The way the off-kilter percussion meshes with the repeated refrain of “Let It Go” is as unsettling as Sampha’s vocals on SBTRKT yet oddly comforting in a hypnotic fashion. Stream below and cop On The Way/Let It Go here.