Soundcloud Selects: Top 7 Picks This Week

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Our new series, Soundcloud Selects, takes you through our top picks this week from the online platform’s forever-scrolling catalog of remixes, edits, bootlegs, unofficial releases, mixtapes, and more.

Araabmuzik – Trey Songz – Na Na (Araabmuzik Remix)
Dominican-Guatemalan MPC maestro Araabmuzik switches up this DJ Mustard track, creating a more soulful blend between Trey’s voice and the original hook. This version of the song has a much more dissonant and minimal sound to it than the original. –Marco Gomez

GHE20G0TH1K – Wisin Y Yandel – Rakata Party (Kamixlo Remix)
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Ghe20G0th1k really went hard with this one. This edit of Wisin Y Yandel’s Rakata is beyond dope, totally removing it from its reggaeton origin and layering it with some club-ready hip hop. We are looking forward to hearing more from the Brixton based artist Kamixlo. –MG

Kali Uchis – “Real”
Ms. Uchis’ single, “Real,” first appeared on Kitty Cash’s Love the Free II that saw the light of day this week. The track features the artist’s laid-back soul styling that we’ve come to know and love over a classic R&B beat. The Virginia-based, Colombia-born rapper/singer’s highly-anticipated EP Por Vida drops August 2014.–Sara Skolnick

Kilbourne – Los Teke Teke – El Teke Teke (Kilbourne Remix)
Kilbourne offers her interpretation of the classic El Teke Teke with this short cut. My god, it’s like a rollercoaster: in under two minutes, El Teke Teke becomes a epic explosion into hyper-speed Philly club, mixed with the original’s infectious vocal cuts that made it famous. –MG

Joey LaBeija – Love Kills Mix for Oak NYC
Boriqua papi Joey Labeija goes in on his heartbreak with this collection of dark, warped tracks that blend R&B with 2014 club. Cool highlights from the mix include LSDXOXO’s IndustrySexxxxxSlave, his extensive bootleg game that features the gem “Need a Girl 2 Rain Down On Me (Joey LaBeija Edit)”, and some new, never before heard Kelela remixes by False Witness. –MG

DJ Demasiado – Erowid
We’re not sure who DJ Demasiado is, or if they’re based in Brooklyn or Dallas, but we do know this track is half spiritual journey, half club banger.–MG

Rizzla – Abel – Girls (Rizzla’s Revenge Mix)
Major buzz was made when Rizzla finally released the Club Ce’cile Bootleg of Girl Unit’s Club Rez. That track was a staple for KUNQ DJ’s and some of the world’s best touring DJs including Total Freedom, Nguzunguzu, and Kingdom. Earlier to that bomb drop of a share, Rizzla shared his vengeful remix of the track Girl’s by Abel, the ass shaking house track from 2012. With some sexy evil artwork from the Park Chan-wook movie “Sympathy for Lady Vengeance,” Rizzla gives the track some new life with a bouncier, bassy, dembow feel.–MG