NMF Roundup: Oliver Heldens remixes CHIC, SLANDER and Spag Heddy team up, Ray Volpe flips Ookay + more

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NMF Roundup: Oliver Heldens remixes CHIC, SLANDER and Spag Heddy team up, Ray Volpe flips Ookay + moreOcaso Festival Tamarindo By Pablo Murillo 06 01 2018 0525

It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday.

This week’s releases are true stunners. After announcing a collaboration with Lights back in July, deadmau5 has finally unveiled “Drama Free” as part of his mau5ville: Level 2 EP. Oliver Heldens throws it back four decades by remixing CHIC‘s 1978 hit “Le Freak,” adding in a pounding bass to accentuate the original’s groovy beat. Bingo Players and Bali Bandits bring the funk with “Body Rock,” and SLANDER and Spag Heddy waste no time setting “Running to You” on fire. Ray Volpe puts his own spin on Ookay‘s “In My Mind,” while Party Favor taps Naïka for the hefty “Blame.” As part of What So Not‘s Not All The Beautiful Things remix package, AC Slater‘s put his signature bass-fueled house spin on the famous “Goh.” Kill Paris has put his own laid-back twist on Alison Wonderland‘s “Easy,” and Ross From Friends thrills with a take on Thundercat‘s “Friend Zone.”

As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed this NMF.

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Bassnectar brings Freestyle Sessions back to Colorado with The Widdler, Pendulum, Russ Liquid, and more

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If last year’s experimental event was any indication, Freestyle Sessions proved to be Bassnectar‘s most authentic, under-the-radar event of 2017 among those in his cult family following. The specially-curated trilogy featured gobs of creative genre-mashing with countless throwbacks, rare Bassnectar live edits, and the perfect blend of old school and new school.

Now Bassnectar’s Summer Gathering event returns to Broomfield, Colorado’s 1stBank Center with three zany nights of deep sonic exploration. Like last year, the three themed nights will again be slated Freestyle, Dreamtempo, and Wildstyle, with three full-power Bassnectar sets, and supporting talent to custom fit the bill’s themes — including Mala (Digital Mystikz), Russ Liquid (DJ set), The WiddlerNightmares on Wax, CharlestheFirst, Dorfex BosPendulum (DJ set), The Librarian, and Gladkill.

Pre-sale tickets go on sale at 10am MTN, Thursday, February 22nd. Public tickets go on sale Friday February 23rd.