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I’ll high-five anyone who can put together a centerpiece bouquet with flowers that are only 0.1 millimeters wide. And yes, they’re that small. The flowers of Wolffia globosa, aka Asian watermeal, are now on “display” in Japan’s Tsukuba Botanical Garden—but you’ll need a microscope to make out these world record miniatures.

Making the task of appreciating them more difficult is the fact that the flowers have no petals, which certainly makes Wolffia sound like a plantsman’s plant. Said curator Norio Tanaka, “I was deeply moved as I had been looking forward to seeing the flower in bloom for so long.”

Tanaka plans to use this bloom period to observe how the plant is pollinated and the seeds are formed, a prospect that makes my eyeglass prescription hurt. Click through for more. —MN

(Photo by The Asahi Shimbun)

Röyksopp’s ‘Sordid Affair’ Gets The Remix Treatment

From progressive house to techno and deep house, Grammy-nominated Röyksopp’s Sordid Affair gets the official remix treatment with five new versions to choose from. After using a bevy of talented remixers for both Do It Again and Monument from their latest album The Inevitable End, the group chosen for this single prove to be just as diverse and trendy.

While vastly different from one another, each remix still keep Ryan James of Man Without Country’s vocals as a focal point. The lyrics are a sad ode to love lost and each remixer highlights that angst, whether by adding reverb to the phrases or repeating a single lyric for emphasis.

The most surprising remix is from rising Aussie talent Lo’99, whose name appeared on our radar for his official remix of Kaskade and John Dahlback only a week prior. His deep house bassline is a sultry interpretation of the original and holds its own against the veteran Wankelmut and Konstantin Sibold’s own versions.

Fehrplay’s rendition remains the most energetic of the group with strategic placement of uplifting super saw-drops and sprawling prog house washes. He manages to take the iconic melodies that Röyksopp are famous for creating and mold it to the progressive house formula without tarnishing the original intent of the track.

The mysterious Watermät also takes a very successful stab at remixing Sordid Affair. The vocals are a bit more subdued in his version to favor chiming effects that seem to have become something of a calling card for the French producer, making their appearance in his remix for The Magician and his breakout hit Bullit.

You can purchase the remix EP on Beatport here.

As a special thank you to all of your support throughout the year, Spinnin’ Records presents The Best of 2014 Year Mix! Make sure you also tune in on December 27th for the release of Spinnin’ Records 2015 Preview Mix!

Tracklist:
1 Ferreck Dawn & Redondo - Love Too Deep
2 CamelPhat - The Act
3 Sam Feldt & Kav Verhouzer - Hot Skin
4 Mr. Belt & Wezol - Shiver
5 Watermät - Bullit
6 Lucas & Steve Featuring Bethany - Blinded
7 Michael Calfan - Treasured Soul
8 Oliver Heldens - Last All Night (Koala) feat. KStewart
9 The Voyagers ft. Haris - A Lot Like Love (Oliver Heldens Edit)
10 Dr. Kucho! & Gregor Salto - Can’t Stop Playing (Oliver Heldens & Gregor Salto Remix)
11 Don Diablo - AnyTime
12 Pep & Rash - Fatality (Quintino Edit)
13 Sander van Doorn, Martin Garrix, DVBBS ft Aleesia - Gold Skies
14 DubVision - Backlash (Martin Garrix Edit)
15 Borgeous - Wildfire
16 Cash Cash - Overtime (Vicetone Remix)
17 Firebeatz & KSHMR- No Heroes (feat. Luciana)
18 Martin Garrix & MOTi - Virus (How About Now)
19 Gregori Klosman, Albin Myers & Tristan Garner - Pressure
20 Bassjackers - Crackin (Martin Garrix Edit)
21 Ummet Ozcan - Raise Your Hands
22 Julian Jordan - Angels & Demons
23 Dimitri Vegas, Martin Garrix, Like Mike - Tremor (Sensation 2014 Anthem)
24 Rune RK - Calabria (Firebeatz Remix)
25 DVBBS & VINAI - Raveology
26 Jay Hardway - Bootcamp
27 Sander van Doorn & Firebeatz - Guitar Track
28 R3hab & NERVO & Ummet Ozcan - Revolution
29 R3hab - Samurai (Go Hard)
30 Martin Garrix & Firebeatz - Helicopter
31 Quintino & FTampa - Slammer
32 R3HAB & DEORRO - Flashlight
33 Alpharock - Pump This Party
34 Firebeatz & Schella - Switch
35 Tony Junior & Marnik - Jump Around
36 Afrojack & Martin Garrix - Turn Up The Speakers
37 TJR & VINAI - Bounce Generation (SCNDL Remix)
38 Sander van Doorn & Oliver Heldens - THIS
39 Showtek - We Like To Party
40 MAKJ & M35 - Go (Showtek Edit)
41 Minimix 2015 future hits

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Watermät - Bullit (So Real) [Official Music Video]

As a special thank you to all of your support throughout the year, Spinnin’ Records presents The Best of 2014 Year Mix! Make sure you also tune in on December 27th for the release of Spinnin’ Records 2015 Preview Mix!

Tracklist:
1 Ferreck Dawn & Redondo - Love Too Deep
2 CamelPhat - The Act
3 Sam Feldt & Kav Verhouzer - Hot Skin
4 Mr. Belt & Wezol - Shiver
5 Watermät - Bullit
6 Lucas & Steve Featuring Bethany - Blinded
7 Michael Calfan - Treasured Soul
8 Oliver Heldens - Last All Night (Koala) feat. KStewart
9 The Voyagers ft. Haris - A Lot Like Love (Oliver Heldens Edit)
10 Dr. Kucho! & Gregor Salto - Can’t Stop Playing (Oliver Heldens & Gregor Salto Remix)
11 Don Diablo - AnyTime
12 Pep & Rash - Fatality (Quintino Edit)
13 Sander van Doorn, Martin Garrix, DVBBS ft Aleesia - Gold Skies
14 DubVision - Backlash (Martin Garrix Edit)
15 Borgeous - Wildfire
16 Cash Cash - Overtime (Vicetone Remix)
17 Firebeatz & KSHMR- No Heroes (feat. Luciana)
18 Martin Garrix & MOTi - Virus (How About Now)
19 Gregori Klosman, Albin Myers & Tristan Garner - Pressure
20 Bassjackers - Crackin (Martin Garrix Edit)
21 Ummet Ozcan - Raise Your Hands
22 Julian Jordan - Angels & Demons
23 Dimitri Vegas, Martin Garrix, Like Mike - Tremor (Sensation 2014 Anthem)
24 Rune RK - Calabria (Firebeatz Remix)
25 DVBBS & VINAI - Raveology
26 Jay Hardway - Bootcamp
27 Sander van Doorn & Firebeatz - Guitar Track
28 R3hab & NERVO & Ummet Ozcan - Revolution
29 R3hab - Samurai (Go Hard)
30 Martin Garrix & Firebeatz - Helicopter
31 Quintino & FTampa - Slammer
32 R3HAB & DEORRO - Flashlight
33 Alpharock - Pump This Party
34 Firebeatz & Schella - Switch
35 Tony Junior & Marnik - Jump Around
36 Afrojack & Martin Garrix - Turn Up The Speakers
37 TJR & VINAI - Bounce Generation (SCNDL Remix)
38 Sander van Doorn & Oliver Heldens - THIS
39 Showtek - We Like To Party
40 MAKJ & M35 - Go (Showtek Edit)
41 Minimix 2015 future hits

As a special thank you to all of your support throughout the year, Spinnin’ Records presents The Best of 2014 Year Mix! Make sure you also tune in on December 27th for the release of Spinnin’ Records 2015 Preview Mix!

Tracklist:
1 Ferreck Dawn & Redondo - Love Too Deep
2 CamelPhat - The Act
3 Sam Feldt & Kav Verhouzer - Hot Skin
4 Mr. Belt & Wezol - Shiver
5 Watermät - Bullit
6 Lucas & Steve Featuring Bethany - Blinded
7 Michael Calfan - Treasured Soul
8 Oliver Heldens - Last All Night (Koala) feat. KStewart
9 The Voyagers ft. Haris - A Lot Like Love (Oliver Heldens Edit)
10 Dr. Kucho! & Gregor Salto - Can’t Stop Playing (Oliver Heldens & Gregor Salto Remix)
11 Don Diablo - AnyTime
12 Pep & Rash - Fatality (Quintino Edit)
13 Sander van Doorn, Martin Garrix, DVBBS ft Aleesia - Gold Skies
14 DubVision - Backlash (Martin Garrix Edit)
15 Borgeous - Wildfire
16 Cash Cash - Overtime (Vicetone Remix)
17 Firebeatz & KSHMR- No Heroes (feat. Luciana)
18 Martin Garrix & MOTi - Virus (How About Now)
19 Gregori Klosman, Albin Myers & Tristan Garner - Pressure
20 Bassjackers - Crackin (Martin Garrix Edit)
21 Ummet Ozcan - Raise Your Hands
22 Julian Jordan - Angels & Demons
23 Dimitri Vegas, Martin Garrix, Like Mike - Tremor (Sensation 2014 Anthem)
24 Rune RK - Calabria (Firebeatz Remix)
25 DVBBS & VINAI - Raveology
26 Jay Hardway - Bootcamp
27 Sander van Doorn & Firebeatz - Guitar Track
28 R3hab & NERVO & Ummet Ozcan - Revolution
29 R3hab - Samurai (Go Hard)
30 Martin Garrix & Firebeatz - Helicopter
31 Quintino & FTampa - Slammer
32 R3HAB & DEORRO - Flashlight
33 Alpharock - Pump This Party
34 Firebeatz & Schella - Switch
35 Tony Junior & Marnik - Jump Around
36 Afrojack & Martin Garrix - Turn Up The Speakers
37 TJR & VINAI - Bounce Generation (SCNDL Remix)
38 Sander van Doorn & Oliver Heldens - THIS
39 Showtek - We Like To Party
40 MAKJ & M35 - Go (Showtek Edit)
41 Minimix 2015 future hits