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The Editors' New Groove Vol. XVII

Your life is worthless until you've heard these new tracks we've picked out just for you.

The Editors' New Groove is a weekly pow-wow on the freshest new releases from THUMP's editors and regular contributors' radars.

Samo Sound Boy - Open
A few days ago I was looking at some amazing photos from the Mars Rover on our sister site Motherboard, and thought maybe the reason we haven't found any life there is because the two rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, aren't playing any music out of a speaker system. Maybe if they blasted out this progressive anthem from Samo Sound Boy, all those red critters would come out from hiding under their space rocks. NASA, get at me. (David Garber)


JD Twitch - '92 Hardcore Mix
Rules were meant to be broken, so as opposed to picking a new song, here's a mix of very old songs. My defense is that it's all new to me, and I am fucking grooving. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯(Joel Fowler)

LIZ - Do I Like U
In 2012, my celebrity crush was James Blake. In 2013, it was Nicolas Jaar. 2014 is all about Liz, who is totally channeling Craig David on this new bubblegum jam. (Max Pearl)

Exif - Sea of Fog
Because sometimes you're standing on the edge of a cliff overlooking the Pacific at dawn, and you just need to let the fog wash over you to feel good again. (Matt Earp)

Scuba - Cyanide
Because NO ONE is too cool for Paul. NO ONE. (Elissa Stolman)

Utrecht - Too Far
A slow-burn from the South London pretty boy that only delivers the goods about two-thirds of the way through, with an electric guitar solo that's completely unexpected that it makes complete sense. Delayed gratification is the name of the game. (Michelle Lhooq)

Jeedeci - Freekin U (Benji B Edit)
Bubble bath for two, please. (Joel Fowler)

Evian Christ - Waterfall
What if, like, Evanescence, Atari Teenage Riot, and Capleton were disemboweled and re-assembled to headline that rave scene in episode five of True Detective? Maybe they'd come up with something as good as this. (Max Pearl)

Idris Elba - Look With Your Ears Mix
Can we all just stop for a moment and revel in the fact that Idris Elba, AKA STRINGER FUCKING BELL from HBO's magnum opus The Wire, just dropped a dirty hour-long house mix on his SoundCloud? In the words of String, "We don't need to dream no more." (David Garber)

Kush Arora and MC ZULU - Witch Doctor
Bubble up riddims from the kind of spooky party in the woods where you'd find a high priest in a Día de los Muertos mask. (Matt Earp)

Greg Fox - It's OK
All this pretty little bb needs is a fat bangin kick drum. (Elissa Stolman)

Beyonce - Single Ladies (Elephante Remix)
An EDM remix of "Single Ladies," what more do you want to start the weekend? According to Elephante, "I was microwaving some macaroni and… all of a sudden I thought "BOOM SINGLE LADIES DONE." And there you have it. (Michelle Lhooq)

Geode - Good God Y'all
I was in San Francisco last Saturday at this house party, and someone passed me a spliff of high-grade medical shit. Marijuana gives me panic attacks, so I don't know what the hell I was thinking, but next thing I know I'm being driven across the Bay Bridge to Oakland and I'm having an existential crisis about whether or not anyone actually likes me. Anyways, if I liked smoking pot, this is totally what I would listen to while smoking it. (Max Pearl)