New Track: A K U A Covers “Nothing Compares 2 U” for Rookie


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Our favorite Canadian songstress, A K U A, teams up with Rookie for a cover of “Nothing Compares 2 U.” Taking an ambient and minimal approach, the track is available as a free download for 24 hours, so go grab it.

Since last month’s release of her debut EP, One’s Company, A K U A has been grabbing the attention of listeners worldwide. A couple weeks ago, she opened for Solange in Montreal. The vibe was right, and she is now joining Solange on the road as a backup singer. The first gig was Pitchfork Music Festival last weekend. Atta girl, A K U A.

(via Rookie)

New Remix: The Knocks feat. St. Lucia “Modern Hearts” (Keljet Remix)


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The Knocks partnered up with Indaba Music and Giant Step for a “Modern Hearts” remix contest, and after receiving over 600 submissions from around the globe, the duo has chosen Keljet as the grand prize winner. Download via SoundCloud below.

Keljet is Teun Pranger and Koen Mestrum, two high school friends from Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Multiple Keljet songs have vaulted to the #1 spot on Hype Machine’s “Most Popular” chart, including their remix of The Temper Trap’s “Love Lost” which has had over 2 million plays on YouTube. Apart from the continuous flow of bootlegs and remixes, Keljet released numerous originals on labels as well as free downloads including recent collaborations with several international artists such as X Ambassadors and AVAN LAVA. Check them out on SoundCloud.