One of the most surprising, unexpected tracks I’ve encountered all day is a new version of NYC dance pop duo The Knocks’ red hot jam Classic, which, of course, features rising Los Angeles duo Powers. Classic is easily one of The Knocks’ most infectious tunes, and it was a fantastic moment when the duo dropped the tune live in San Francisco and Powers showed up to deliver on vocals. Today, The Knocks unveiled a Classic that involves also hotly buzzing act Fetty Wap, who warbles and belts out additional vocals. Classic is most certainly one of my top summer jams this year, and a new version with Fetty Wap is a welcome addition. The new version of Classic is available now on iTunes.

South London based producer HUNTAR’s electronic soul music always leaves my heart in a crumple. I loved his prior offering, Autumn, so much, that I chose to share it on Grant Owen’s We Found New Music internet radio and podcast show as an honored guest via a segment named 5 Songs I Love. As a result, I only expected to be blown away with HUNTAR’s next jam, and I find myself swooning clear across the room after listening to passionately longing, seductively mournful SK1N. A soft guitar funk and gently swelling synths pervade the powerful ballad, a refined blend of Shy Girls, Astronomy etc., and Ben Khan. It’s obvious we can expect an abundance of compelling music to come from HUNTAR.

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
  • Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
  • XYLØ

XYLØ | Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

You find me
Between the devil and the deep blue sea
And I’m going under

Vermont duo argonaut&wasp return with their first new music since their excellent debut EP, Future Protocol, released earlier this year. On Cigarettes & My Beautiful Wife, argonaut&wasp pull out all the swanky stops, creating a sexy, funky dance jam that grooves with a gentle touch. Talking Heads meets Capital Cities on the hooking track, a finely spun blend of indie pop, dance rock, and electro funk, soaked in summery, balmy mugginess. Slick and smooth Cigarettes & My Beautiful Wife will be released on July 30th on iTunes