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good listener

five tracks to get your week started.

by nylon

Charli XCX - “Break The Rules” (Tiesto remix)

Our favorite electro-pop princess is now becoming an EDM queen, too. As if we didn’t already love her latest single “Break The Rules” enough, Tiesto has come along and infused the song with his EDM goodness. In this remix, Tiesto keeps the song’s powerful guitar licks and heavy bass and adds his signature prolonged builds and massive drops. Hello, club anthem. AVA TUNNICLIFFE

Ben Sollee - “Letting Go” (Thomas Jack remix)

If you’re not quite ready to let go of summer yet, then you need to listen to Thomas Jack’s latest remix. Kygo’s prodigy brings his tropical vibes to Ben Sollee’s cello hit, even infusing it with oceanic sounds. Close your eyes and it’ll feel like you’re back at the beach again….AT

Pharrell Williams - “It Girl”

Pharrell takes us back to the time everyone obsessed over Sailor Moon and Pokemon with this anime-themed video. Produced by Takashi Murakami, the video itself is the most entertaining enhancement in all its pixelated and glitchy goodness, while his beachy vocal vibe holds on to summer for dear life. Changing up what the typical It Girl has never been so unique and refreshing. SANAH FAROK

Fashawn - “Golden State of Mind” (feat. Dom Kennedy)

Want to stay in a summery mood? These California-inspired beats and beach vibes will make you feel like you’re driving a convertible past palm trees on Ventura Highway, hand floating on the breeze. With Dom Kennedy’s help, Fashawn delivers some truly golden West Coast hip-hop goodness with a chill yet infectious keyboard hook. LAURA SCIARPELLETTI

Halsey - “Hurricane”

Confession: I’m kind of obsessing over Halsey right now. And I’m convinced that you will be too once you listen to her new song “Hurricane.” It delivers just enough dark, sultry pop to keep that weekend spirit going through the week. Yeah, even during those sleep-deprived Mondays. YASMEEN GHARNIT