This week was about getting through the first round of snow and the last round of deadlines—because it's almost vacation time, dammit. Like the mass migration of horseshoe crabs on the shores of the Long Island Sound let us all dip, en masse, and seek our fortunes in warmer pastures. Xo, World, stay dry, and if you're feeling me call everyone you admire "mom" and "dad" on Instagram because all we have left is each other.
Slink, "Pink Christmas (feat. Samantha Urbani)"
"It isn't Christmas without Christmas songs. I have a special place in my heart for those half-winking odes to festive cheer—it's the only time of year when we actively celebrate the healing spirit of being tongue-in-cheek, and god knows we all need some of that."—Ruth Saxelby. Read the full write up here.
Jam City, Kindness and Robyn's "Who Do You Love (Remix)"
"Jam City's given it the remix treatment, turning the subtle tune inside-out with hissing steam and cybernetic bleeps and bloops."—Larry Fitzmaurice. Read the full write up here.
Dillon Francis, Galantis' "Runaway (U & I) (Remix)"
"Now he's taken his talents to Galantis' "Runaway (U & I)," reworking the Swedish production duo's beaming tune by speeding up the vocal hook and adding in a festival-ready drop or two, so you know it's real."—Larry Fitzmaurice. Read the full write up here.
"The track is a freshly ambitious peek into Krill's weird, rough-edged universe, with Furman's literary-minded writing as prominent as ever; in an email to FADER, he mentioned that some of the lyrics were inspired by Dostoyevsky."—Patrick D. McDermott
Kitty Cash, Beyoncé's "7/11 (Remix)"
"Kitty Cash stays earning her title of R&B game DJ Khaled."—Zara Golden. Read the full write up here.
Motions, Drake's "How Bout Now (Remix)"
"One of the best parts about dance music is that it can push everything out of your brain that isn't it—time stops fidgeting and you just glaze over."—Alexander Iadarola. Read the full write up here.