Hi-Five: New Music From Pharrell, Kelis, Mapei + More

Image: Kelis in her new video for “Rumble.”

Pharrell Williams – Happy (NEUS Remix)

French Producer NEUS strips down Williams’ upbeat, charismatic hit to only vocals paired with new, electro-funk melodies, creating one of the track’s best remixes yet.

Kelis – Rumble

From slinging milkshakes in a diner to chilling fully dressed in the middle of a lake, Kelis sure has had a versatile career. Don’t let the artist’s raunchy beginnings distract from her talent, nor her sense of humor.

Mapei – Don’t Wait 

Mapei’s “Don’t Wait” (produced by hit maker Magnus Lidehäll) led the Swede to viral stardom just weeks after the song was put on SoundCloud. Finally, the breakout artist has released her first music video, allowing listeners to truly match a face to the girl American rappers are already fighting to work with.

Sylvan Esso – Hey Mami

Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn (of Mountain Man and Megafaun, respectively) have teamed up to create a folksy harmony with haunting layering, eventually merged with bouncy synths for a truly gripping and unique sound.

Wet – Don’t Wanna Be Your Girl (Branchez Remix)

Wet already promises to be one of 2014’s big new acts. Check out Branchez’s remix for a trappy, upbeat version of the originally melancholic track.

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