HIGH FIVE #7

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The first half of 2013 is already over and with that comes another edition of HIGH FIVE. So far we have shared our personal top 25 free tracks of this year, with this post it will be 30 and we are very much looking forward to make it to 60 by the end of 2013. For now, enjoy the top 5 free songs of June and dig here for our past favorites.

Behind Monkey Wrench are two guys from Bristol who we got introduced to last month by Brighton based Well Rounded Records. Run and curated by record shop intern Donga since 2009, the label has proven to be an excellent platform for all kinds of inspiring club music with a great ear for new sounds and by than upcoming producer talents like Hackman, Julio Bashmore or C.R.S.T. With releasing their track ‘Above the Sheets’, Well Rounded announced that they will release an EP by Monkey Wrench very soon. Go grab the promising teaser full of steel drums right here and listen below.

As much as I often want to hate on Drake for appropriating relatively new music for his own songs or just for being too corny in many ways, he still delivers some great songs here and then. Although I am tempted to hate about that Sampha feature and basically annexing his sound on ‘The Motion’, the song is too good once you let the hate go and enjoy being corny to the fullest. Hit record obviously!

As part of their ongoing 20 years celebration this year, Cologne based techno institution Kompakt asked composer and chamber musician Gregor Schwellenbach to make selected classical reworks of their sheer endless catalogue. The result is a full length classical compilation without a bassdrum which might be challenging for “hands in the air” lovers but nonetheless enthralls. Get the result right here, stream the rework of Kaito’s classic Everlasting below and download it for free there.

If you do not know Joney by now, make sure to check our story about this crazy talented guy and download his exclusive Scootin’ Fruity cut right here. As part of Saturate Records’ new Mondaze Finest series in collaboration with the excellent Clap Your Feet blog, Joney just gave a new tune of his away in exchange for your Facebook like right here. Summer of ’96 displays deep ocean vibes and once again his impeccable drumming skills.

Last summer, Deebs announced that he will be releasing an EP via the fantastic Pelican Fly label from Brussels and we got mad excited. Since then and unfortunately for us, the Toronto based producer has only been present on the crew’s Feathers compilation with the nonetheless fantastic Fillet track and on Mister Tweeks Neva Change EP with a superb remix. Besides that, Deebs released a string of other promising productions/remixes and just gave away another stunning original production which will be part of his forthcoming debut EP Awry, dropping in two weeks via his bandcamp. Get the track in exchange for liking his profile here.