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Alvettee is a US-based long-time DJ just getting his feet wet with production, and he’s chosen mash-ups as his avenue of choice for practicing his new skills.  He took his own remix of Deorro’s incredible ‘Five Hours’ and merged it with Tiesto’s “Red Lights” to create a heavy and hectic mix called “5 Hour Red Light.” Visionaire’s remix of “Five Hours” shifts the song to a sweeping, cinematic showcase of Progressive House goodness.  Alvettee marries the grungy, guttural synth lines with the candy-pop of “Red Lights,” which could benefit from a little dirt on it’s shiny Tiesto facade.

Speaking of dark and grunge, RL Grime released a dirty, trappy song called “Core” this past week. It’s an unorthodox and sexy mix of trap, hip-hop and glitch that I predict we’ll hear used in numerous sets throughout the rest of the summer.  However, he didn’t release it for free, but I liked it so much that I decided to dig into his past releases for a “runner-up” prize.

The first time I heard “No More” by Shlohmo and Jeremih, I wasn’t entirely sure of what I was hearing. It has the dense, numerous layers of Four Tet, the slow jam feel of Usher combined to create a deep, dark composition. I never would have put the two together, but I’m glad that somebody with better vision got them in the studio together. Preview one song from their new EP below, and then you can trade your email address for the full EP download here.

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