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An ambient remix, a funk-influenced tune, an impassioned hip-hop collaboration and more new music from this week

Tegan and Sara: I Don’t Owe You Anything (Tim Mislock Remix) LA-based ambient artist Tim Mislock’s diaphanous take on Tegan and Sara’s “I Don’t Owe You Anything,” from the recently released Hey, We’re Just Like You (The Remixes) EP, lifts listeners from earth into a breeze of sonic beauty. The official music video, created by Stevan Cablayan, is equally elemental as a sun-soaked figure moves about …

Jim-E Stack feat. Dijon: Sweet Summer Sweat

Producer Jim-E Stack’s newest single, “Sweet Summer Sweat,” uses an “unlived memory of young summer love” as its foundation, the artist (aka James Stack) says. The song features LA-based singer Dijon, whose freestyle vocals include the chorus: “Keep your hand in my / Pocket / Sweet, sweet, sweet summer sweat.” Stack’s distorted, guitar-heavy melody acts as the ideal backdrop for Dijon’s crooning, which conveys the …

Jim-E Stack feat. Empress Of: Note To Self

Produced by Jim-E Stack (aka James Harmon Stack) and featuring vocals by Empress Of (aka Lorely Rodriguez), the upbeat, genre-blurring “Note To Self” feels like affirmation. “It’s like this voice in your head, like some Goddess from above, that’s giving you self-encouragement,” Stack says in a statement. “It’s OK to feel down, but embrace it because ultimately that gives way to moving forward and progress,” he continues. …