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I had some Indian Summer-induced nostalgia, and I can’t stop listening to my dancy pop tunes, particularly, lately, the everloved, effervescent Kaskade.  (NOT CASCADA. NOT NOT NOT.)  This guy is forty (can you believe that? can i say that?) but has kept me nonstop bouncing for like a half-decade and goin.  So if you’re in the NYC ‘hood, you should check out tryin to get tix to one of his sold-out shows at Webster Hall this coming Sat & Sunday.  After casually bumping into him a couple times this summer, I can say with full certainty you will not be let down. (If you’re not in the big apple, he’s also playing elsewhere..)

Now I kinda dislike Skylar ‘EmoPrincess’ Grey, but regardless, this song has got me hooked.  And then some promotional genius incorporated it into an incredibly heartwarming recap of this year’s eZoo.  Included ’em both.  gah I love it.

Skylar Grey – Invisible (Kaskade Remix)

Arguably one of the most danceable pop tracks — I mean, popular dance tracks — of the century, here’s a remix of Fire In Your New Shoes featuring miss Dragonette that takes the same iconically-Kaskade series of power chords and slow-warps them to throw chills through to your backbone…..then dives into crazy danceland 🙂

Kaskade – Fire In Your New Shoes (Sultan & Ned Shepard Electric Daisy Remix)

While it’s not raining at this moment exactly, it has been all friggin week, here where I scuba.  But dear Minnesota also let rain this dubby remix of a Kaskade original a few months ago, and I gotta say thank you, again, the both of you, this time for making my latenight dark and rainy drives home sooooo much cooler.

Kaskade and Adam K – Raining (Minnesota RMX)

…And once the drive is over, and bed approaches, and exhaustion has hit but you can’t stop thinking…

Kaskade – 4 AM (Adam K & Soha Mix)

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I thought I’d continue the trend over here at JnJ, as we continue to dream of cali, with this sick remix by Minnesota, aka Christian Bauhofer. This “unassuming dude,” as he calls himself, has opened for a whole slew of crazy acts — from Flying Lotus to Ghostland Observatory, Rusko to Benny Benassi, RJD2 to Excision — and is featured in the sets of just as notable of DJs.  Perhaps you’ve heard of Lorin Ashton, aka Bassnectar?  Caught him sampling this remix at Gov’s Island just this past Saturday night.

Mamas and the Papas – California Dreamin’ (Minnesota Remix)

You immediately get my attention with any remix graced by the presence of The XX.  Nine times out of ten I’m treated with some glorious, oozing tune to wrap up in.  Nine and a half times out of ten.  Probably more.  Anyway Minnesota’s mixup of Sander van Doorn’s “Intro” remix is no exxception.

Sander van Doorn – XX Booty (Minnesota Remix)