Young or old, summer time on the east coast is always connected to long-awaited days by the pool, on the beach, at backyard BBQs and scenic rooftop lounging. There is always a soundtrack alongside every summer experience and the summer of 2014 is bursting at the seams with new releases and remixes ready to get you in your favorite Vix bikini poolside.
The following are a few to get you started and can be found on SoundCloud, Beats and Hypemachine:
Yes, Charlie XCX is first and foremost known for her smash summer hit "Fancy" with Iggy Azalea, however, her latest single "Boom Clap", featured in the summer tearjerker "The Fault in our Stars", is equally addicting and fun to sing and dance too. This will most definitely be a main stay at summer parties everywhere.
A classic Tribe song is always a party pleaser, and this new remix by Bit Funk breathes new life into the song making it impossible to sit still when it thumps over your sound system.
The original version by Cyndi Lauper is an 80s dance classic and anthem for women dancing with their arms in the air, silly smile across their face everywhere. This remake holds all of the charm of the original while giving it a more modern spin and smoother vibe thanks to dropping the novelty baby doll pitch of Lauper's singing.
A new release from across the pond that combines smooth electronic rifts, beautiful, dreamy vocals and a surprisingly poppy beat that will make a fan out of all, even those who don't usually go for electronic music. Truly impossible not to move your shoulders back forth while your feet cool in the pool.
Having found success in developing music for major brand advertisements like HP, the group RAC released a new album and is touring with his full band having made an appearance at the 930 Club this past spring. Each song is better than the next but the theme of sunglasses goes perfect with driving with the top down under blue skies.
Fresh off releasing a new album and documentary about their life touring around the world, Goldfrapp has been a dance floor staple for over a decade and this remix by Twin Shadow is enough to get you from poolside cocktails to summer nights on the dance floor.
This song off of Twin Shadow's latest album is an homage to epic fist in the air rock anthems and perfect for keeping the whole care pumped while tailgating at your favorite summer music festival.
Two great groups that go great together. They are both touring now and offer a unique take on dance rock.
Easily one of the best new girl groups. You will have this on repeat and all of your girl friends will thank you.
Another classic 80s song reimagined by The Penelopes. It somehow manages to make the song EVEN BETTER than the original, as all remixes should.
Astrolith revamps the sound of modern club music by leading the listener into a den of sparse tribal percussion, snaking drone synths, and heavy club kicks, all of which pump beneath Cakes Da Killa's rapid-fire flow of witty lyricism. Cakes Da Killa has been popping up everywhere recently - Interview, Vice, Pitch Fork and Red Bull Sound Select to name a few - and now you'll know why.
This Baltimore-based duo dubbed an "eccentric pair" by VIBE.com, provide a thumping dance tune letting you welcome July with a roar. Their celeb fans include the likes of DJ Shiftee, A-Trak and RuPaul.The best part is they play live all over the District! Lemz has a residency at DC9 every other Friday night and .rar Kelly has been seen at various Rock the Vote parties and Velvet Lounge. Catch them live now just before they rocket to stardom.
It's no secret that 90s dance floor hits are having their second major moment. "Show me love", originally by Robin S, finds a new home in this beautiful acoustic version and the remix adds just enough back beat to make it cabana lounging worthy.
A groovy dance song. Play it in your favorite north east party house and watch the dancing begin.
Another RAC hit from their new album. This one features the master of alt-country electronica - Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes. Ebert recently won Best Original Song Score at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards for All is Lost starring Robert Redford. This has definitely been his year.