Remix City: Panama + Midnight Magic, Paper Diamond + Usher, Way Yes + Larry Gus MP3 Downloads


The newest band to be signed to Future Classic is a solo project from Sydney, Australia’s Jarrah McCleary, also known as Panama! As proven earlier this year by Midnight Magic’s EP release (and its related amazing Holy Ghost remix), anything those New York funk-disco masters get their hands on gets a throwback treatment of the best and most sticky variety. The O.G. version is a bit less sensual, a bit more tropical, equally danceable. Remix single is available for purchase HERE, including these two tracks as well as a remix by Gavin Russom of LCD Soundsystem and The Crystal Ark.

Panama – “Magic” (Midnight Magic Remix)

Panama – “Magic” (Original)


Way Yes

The highly emphatic collaboration between Ohio’s Way Yes with Larry Gus takes the duo’s tropical vibes under his Midwest wings and turns them into… boiling water, lava forests, and video game whimsy. Their latest record, Walkability (which features a creepy crippled merman or something on the cover) is out now on Lefse Records.

Way Yes – “Gino” (Larry Gus Remix)
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Way Yes – “Gino” (Original)


Paper Diamond

Oh, I dunno. Any reason to post Usher’s “Climax” is cool. I can’t argue that this club version is better than the original, as few things have the luxurious tension and subtlety of the original, but this is remix is worth checking out nonetheless. Paper Diamond also gets mega official points for remixing this, since he is on Diplo’s label, Mad Decent. I’m quite sure he was checked and double-checked, so if that means anything…

Usher – “Climax” (Paper Diamond Remix)



Usher – “Climax”


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Vee Hua 華婷婷 (they/them) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer with semi-nomadic tendencies. Much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. They are the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE, Interim Managing Editor of South Seattle Emerald, and Co-Chair of the Seattle Arts Commission. They also previously served as the Executive Director of the interdisciplinary community hub, Northwest Film Forum, where they played a key role in making the space more welcoming and accessible for diverse audiences.

Vee has two narrative short films. Searching Skies (2017) touches on Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States; with it, they helped co-organize The Seventh Art Stand, a national film and civil rights discussion series against Islamophobia. Reckless Spirits (2022) is a metaphysical, multi-lingual POC buddy comedy for a bleak new era, in anticipation of a feature-length project.

Vee is passionate about cultural space, the environment, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. They also regularly share observational human stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE!, and are pursuing a Master’s in Tribal Resource and Environmental Stewardship under the Native American Studies Department at the University of Minnesota.

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