Our favorite collective of remixers are back again, this time with their take on Theme Park’s “Two Hours.” André Allen Anjos is the man in charge, adding his signature warmth to the original. RAC really has proven over and over that they are the official masters of "indie-remix" these days and this is just another bullet among the numerous quality remixes made. The last half of the mix is especially good so you know to check it.
Outkast is one of the best hip-hop/acts of all time and it is sacred ground to do a remix of one of their classic tracks unless you really bring a new approach. DC producer Nacey reworks Outkast’s thirteen year old track “Spottieottiedopalicious.” He layers a vocal-house sheet on Andre and Big Boi’s legacy and adds a tambourine induced kick.
The effort is certainly of high praise and the result is really not bad at all, but the extraction of those legendary horns from the original leaves the finished product very questionable to say the least. Fresh but questionable. You be the judge.
You probably guessed it right. Another 4/20 proper offering with "Rollup" from Flosstradamus. As the Chicago-based DJ duo looks to expand their base and continue to cultivate their captivating sound, we can expect a new project titled Jubilation 2.0 to release next month. The featured cut will be present on the work, alongside a number of energetic remixes. (via HYPETRAK)
"Reasons" is the new club banger from Project 46. This is the kind of track that if you close your eyes your taken to a mosh pit with a light show blasting your face off. The vocal talent comes from our man Andrew Allen. This is the first electronic track we have heard him paired up with, but It’s a nice change up and he kills it. (via The Eargazm)
There aren’t too many artists out there who mash-up their own tracks. But, Kaskade is an exception. This isn’t the first time, and I doubt it’ll be the last. In his cross-hairs this time is Sandro Silva & Quintino’s “Epic,” which has been smooshed together with Kaskade’s own “Call Out” off his album Dynasty. The result? Hit play.(via Indie Shuffle)
Miami’s avant-dance duo Afrobeta’s unique songs transcend genre classifications. Frontwoman Cuci Amador’s rapid-fire delivery, combined with Tony Smurphio’s funky synths and head-bopping bass lines are sure to keep audiences moving playing whichever of their tracks. Here is something to get you going, "Love Is Magic (DiscoTech Extended Remix)" by Afrobeta. Magical!
Sam Sparro will release his new single "I Wish I Have Never Met You" on the 4th of June. The single is the first to be taken from his forthcoming sophomore album, Return To Paradise (released on 11th June). We’re not sure what "Happiness" was, but it would seem that it was the first single for the Australian market.
"I Wish I Have Never Met" might not be a instant disco bomb like "Happiness," but with a remix from Azari & III, it’s sure to get some club traction. (via Harder Blogger Faster)
Sir Michael Rocks of The Cool Kids let loose a new record for all of you smokers out there. The record appeared on Treejay and DJ Clockwork’s The Grow Op mixtape, one of the many 4/20 releases prduced this week. This smooth Michael Franks sample beat was conceive by the
production trio Cookin' Soul *BoogzDaBeast*, Michael glides over this joint front to back.(via EARMILK)
Freshly uploaded to the web this weekend comes a new video for "Carmen," a song from Born To Die. The video has the same home-produced pieced-together format that the likes of "Video Games" and "Kinda Outta Luck" possessed and reminds those of us who appreciate Lana Del Rey of what engaged us both musically and visually about her art in the first place. (via Breaking More Waves)
After the overwhelming success of their collaboration "Zero 76," Tiësto and Hardwell join forces once again, this time to remix the massive electro-pop anthem, "Young Blood" from up-and-comers The Naked And Famous.
The already catchy tune becomes unavoidably infectious with Tiësto and Hardwell's expert blend of their individual styles, perfectly suited for big room and festival stages. Featured on Tiësto's upcoming "Club Life - Volume Two Miami," "Young Blood" is now primed for dance music fans to enjoy well into the summer.
Deadmau5 is making waves on the internet with the release of his new track, "The Veldt." The grassy plains of Southern Africa are known as the veldt, and the rushing momentum of the track and references to "beating sun" and "outside the lions run" give the song lyrical warmth, but the title more likely refers to the 1950 Ray Bradbury book, "The Veldt" which was published originally as "The World the Children Made." This song seems perfect for a long drive in the summer sun, although it's far more likely to be played in a dark warehouse to tons of joyful dancers, according to our hip friends.
Dada Life’s “Rolling Stones T-Shirt” has long been a staple in the duo’s live sets, and we were starting to worry it would never see an official release. Thankfully, the track is finally here, and summer can now officially begin. This is the perfect Vegas pool party track: Dada’s signature electro synth and a thick bassline, not to mention the ideal drunk sing-a-long lyrics. (via Dancing Astronaut)
"Inside World" is the latest single from WhoMadeWho which is off their fourth album, Brighter. The single arrived in a multitude of different flavours, but I was particularly taken with the Digitalism's remix. Spacey, ravey and bursting with energy, it's quite possibly one of the more feel good hits of this summer.
Musical prodigy Beat Culture just came out with a brand-new original via SoundCloud today. Just when you thought the young producer could not offer anymore surprises, he comes out with this fantastic new track! Does his talent have no limit? (via Golden Scissors)
Today, Allen Walker releases his first ever EP. You all should be familiar with his work by now and you should all know to go and buy a copy. If you don’t know his work then check out this track, “Plastic Dude“. It’s a great example of his guitar infused french-touch sound. (via Too Many Sebastians)
No one seems to know much about Volta Bureau pre their big hit "Alley Cat" which dominated The Hype Machine charts. But be aware, they have another track out which has been floating around the past year. The start of it immediately gives you that nudge, reminding you that the much awaited long vacation is just around the corner.
Wolfgang Gartner is back with yet another progressive anthem for your eardrums. Although it is not as complex as many of his previous originals, “Red Line” has a fun, ravey melody and some decent driving rhythms. It seems Wolfgang is going for more of a progressive trance feel with this one, perhaps for the middle of his set where the energy needs to plateau. (via The Music Ninja)
Gigamesh seems be keeping himself quite busy with remix work at the moment. His latest remix is of Ladyhawke’s “Sunday Drive” and it’s the first remix of the new Ladyhawke material I’ve actually liked. Can I call it neo-classical disco? It seems to fit. (via Too Many Sebastian)
Bonus: Sunday Drive (Scissor Sisters Remix) by Ladyhawke
Lonsdale Boys Club are a pop trio that hail from West London. I’m not the best at knowing pop acts, so I can’t really say much more about them or do an image with a joke. I do know GRUM though and I’m pretty sure this is the first remix he’s done in ages. He’s returned with a slightly slicker (and a bit more commercial) disco-pop sound for this remix. He is also the UK’s answer to something, Oliver. Although, GRUM came before Oliver. So Oliver best watch their backs. GRUM is coming back to take the non-slow-disco crown. (via Too Many Sebastians)
New remix alert by the duo made up of club-guy, Emoh Instead and future bass-guy, Flume of What So Not. The new whomping single "Get Free" by Major Lazer featuring Amber Coffman on vocals gets a rub like none expected. Smooth all they way until that break where heavy wobbly electronic basslines enter the scene like barging through a group of ravaging zombies like your life depended on it. A real mid-set turner!
Freddie Joachim's ever growing body of work contains both some original songs and a diverse plethora of remixes and reworkings of music from the likes of Vikter Duplaix, Toro Y Moi, Esthero and now Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter/musician Corinne Bailey Rae. For his latest remix Joachim selected Rae's "I Would Like To Call It Beauty" off her 2010 album The Sea. Joachim transforms the original folksy number into a lively record accented by the addition of more upbeat drums. Give the tune a listen and check out Overture, an unofficial compilation featuring some of Freddie's recent work. (via EARMILK)
Highly underrated, Keljet are producers that as soon as you take your eye off them, they come back into your line of vision with something spectacular. Guilty of doing that exact same thing, Keljet have garnered my attention once more with their brand-new, official remix for Channel Cairo‘s single “A Year.” Indie-dance mixed in with elements of Disco, Keljet rely heavily on the vocals and lyrics of the original to deliver a remix that is impossible to dance to without a smile on your face. (via Golden Scissors)
Following the success of their smash hit “Walking Alone,” DJ/producer trio Those Usual Suspects are back with a new production featuring Erik Hecht called “Can’t Hold On” due out on OneLove Records, April 20th. Ironic date? Perhaps. Progressive house meets pop with deep vocals? A driving beat and plenty of big room synthesizer work? Magic!
Shook‘s music is always brilliant! It’s really hard to say I prefer this track instead of that one. His productions are always different. A couple of minutes ago he released a new jam and it’s already a favorite. This time it’s for free so I suggest you get to downloading. (via Golden Scissors)
Sweden seems to be mass producing artists who make amazing music these days and with the pop-electro duo of female vocalist Malin Dahlström and producer Gustaf Karlöf, you better expand that list to make room for them as Niki & The Dove. Instinct is their debut album that deserves some anticipation on your end. The spectrum of great songwriting, beautiful vocals and fantastic production combine on Instinct, in ways that will impress you more ways than one. (via Hillydilly)
02. The Drummer
03. In Our Eyes
04. The Gentle Roar
05. Mother Protect
06. Last Night
08. Love To The Test
09. DJ, Ease My Mind
11. The Fox
12. Under The Bridges
Fresh from facing up to "The Fear," Oliver Gale’s sparkly bedroom project Blue Boats have emerged with a new, fearless approach, free of self-doubt and focused on providing the kind of reverb-addled pop that we still can’t pretend to dislike. "Summers Down" is firmly rooted in the kind of synth-bleeping, shimmering optimism that many a cynic would turn a blind eye to. While it might not shatter a hater’s expectations, it’s intensely likeable; suitable for balmy evenings we dream of having when the English heat comes back. (via MUSIC FAN'S MIC)
Viceroy music is back and this time he’s got a remix of St. Lucia’s “Closer Than This." It’s got the usual tropical feel that we’ve come to love and is another perfect summer jam that I expect to be blasting out of my speakers for at least the next few weeks. Remixes can be precarious things in my book. Why take a song that is already brilliant and fuck with it?! Fortunately for St. Lucia, they are in good hands with Viceroy.
Now that the first week of Coachella 2012 has finally wrapped up, you can start expect even more videos to surface of live performances that many may have missed to start trickling online. For this post we bring you the visuals of SBTRKT taking the Coachella stage and playing "Wildfire," the globally successful collaboration with Little Dragon's Yukimi Nagano. The song was definitely a fan favorite during the set, and as it was accompanied with a live instrumentation. Check out the seven-minute long footage and enjoy. (via Hypetrak)
Radiohead fanatics, don’t fret. Tensnake’s edit is respectful to the original, highlighting Thom York’s wailing vocals with a beating pendulum bass line; it is more than recognizable, diffusing out the quirkier, intense aspects of the song to create a smoother, deep house feel to the track. Perfect in its highs and lows, Tensnake has successfully made a great song viable for the modern dance floor. (via Indie Shuffle)
Let’s start this week fresh with also fresh new material from Major Lazer as Diplo and Switch’s don dadda unleashed som new material together with Amber Coffman of Dirty Projectors. The track is called "Get Free" and just as the title suggest it comes as a free download together with a remix by none other than Bonde do Role.
Grooving and weaving, Breakbot breaks free from his signature sound a bit here for his latest single, “Programme." Complete with the sleaziest of guitars, this jam is damn near perfect for the approaching warm weather. “Programme” will appear on the upcoming album, By Your Side, which will land on Ed Banger in September. Say hello to Breakbot! (via PIMB)
For some reasons, I am not too fussed about the new Scissor Sisters single “Only The Horses”. The band roped in producer-of-the-moment Calvin Harris for the collaboration, and his signature sound is all over it but Scissor’s. This could have been a Mika track even! I don’t know if this is their attempt to conquer the (UK) chart again, or just the safe for-the-masses one to pave the album sales the way “Fire With Fire” was? Maybe some extra bits and bobs from the extended mix may sway your opinion? (via Pop Labyrinth)
Toronto rapper D.O. (Defy the Odds) released his debut album, The Northstarr, back in 2007. Now there's a few songs on there with fellow Canadian, Slakah The Beatchild, and "No Matter What" is definitely a slept on gem. Been bumping this for a few years, but on a Sunday like this one we have to share and care. In case you're looking to buy some of this, make you buy this on iTunes. (via The Moovmnt)
Don’t call it a rerub; James Curd’s “Guide Me” has been massaged by boogie king Gigamesh into a glitterball masterpiece. Disco down with starlight synths, jumping jack basslines and clubland vocals brought in explicitly for this mix. We’re not saying that the Greenskeepers’ front man didn’t have a killer original. We’re just floored that the single’s accompanying releases on etcetc are just as good as the house jam from whence they came. (via RCRDLBL)
Porter Robinson did the college circuit. And from that point on, PR became a household EDM name, not just opening for headliners, but being a headliner himself. His latest track “Language” has proved to me, and the rest of the community, that he has legitimate talent that exceeds your run of the mill up and comer. This track literally has everything - absolutely awe-inspiring. (via Chubby Beavers)
Here's a lil' treat from the boys of Mellow Orange. Freddie Joachim, Question and Yusai hooking up for a somethin' somethin' to promote the "Stay Mellow" tee. No Lil Wayne, Drake, Tyga or Chris Brown on this one so the boys are saying sorry in advance for the disappointment for not including the usuals. But they do have helpful advice... Go study up on the alternative! Stay mellow! Peace!
01. Diggs Duke - Patiently, We Bloom
02. Q-Tip - We Fight/We Love Remix (feat. Kanye West & Consequence)
03. Mark de Clive-Lowe - Masina’s World
04. Jay-Z - Threat (Kev Brown Remix)
05. Roddy Rod - Truly 1Derful (feat. Cynthia Hawkes)
06. Eric Lau - The Mission (feat. Guilty Simpson)
07. J Dilla - Remember Remix (feat. Bilal)
08. Kev Brown - Can’t Stay Away feat. Phonte & Grap Luva -
09. Dwele - Without You
10. Esthero - Thank Heaven 4 U (Calvin Flowers Remix)
11. Slakah The Beatchild - Bare Naked (Freddie Joachim Remix)
12. Monkey_sequence19 - Pretend (Kan Sano Remix)
13. Q-Tip - For The Nasty (Freddie Joachim Remix)
01. Question - Milt Break Pt 1 -
02. Tall Black Guy - Dance Forever
03. Mar Variation - 2u4u
04. Stro Elliot - Soul II Stro
05. Panacea - Flashback To Stardom Remix
06. The Roots - Eve
07. Little Brother - Deeper (feat. Dynas)
08. Suff Daddy - One for Rawls
09. Elzhi - Days And Nights
10. Dorothy Ashby - Come Live With Me
01. Oddisee - Beach Dr.
02. Fonzworth Bentley - Venice Beaches (Inst)
03. Mecca:83 - Make Sounds
04. 45 - Another Place (feat. Bulljun)
05. Les Nubians - Makeda (Dj Spinna and Ticklah Remix)
06. Hazel - For You
07. Zebrahim - Zizzle
08. 14KT - The Inside (feat. Tiffany Paige)
09. Versis - Slow Down
10. Trey Hemingway- Tokyo Dreaming
11. Damu feat. Raw Poetic - Prosper
12. Black Sheep - Without A Doubt (Inst)
Brooklyn-based singer / songwriter Lana Del Rey tells the kinds of sad stories in her songs that remind us of love lost and old friends. As one of the brightest stars in the “sad core” scene, Del Rey’s voice carries us along through the bad times to the good ones waiting just over the horizon. Her single “Video Games” is brought to new life by remixers GTA from Miami and LA Riots of, well, LA. With an underwater bass line over epic trance chords their production style goes well with the sad core theme even if it isn’t the most original sound we’ve heard lately. (via The Music Ninja)
Iggy Azalea is something like I’ve never seen. A white girl from Australia who raps about hanging on Slauson and has people who hang around Crenshaw and Slauson actually digging her shit. She’s been linked to YG and has been seen hanging with T.I. in Atlanta. But to be honest the most shocking thing about Iggy is definitely the fact that she’s white and can spit with such ferocity. I haven’t even heard many black guys in recent years who can top her. She’s new on the US scene and her latest EP Ignorant Art isn’t super polished but I really like what I’ve heard so far. (via Gloden Bloggen)