Been a minute since we posted a RMX Roundup, a semi-bimonthly segment in which we bring you the freshest mixes and electronic beats on the blogosphere. To begin this installment we have the LA brotherly duo Casino Gold‘s recast of TLC‘s ’99 hit “No Scrubs.” Upping the tempo and supplanting the original TLC vocals with a smooth male tenor, this modern house rendition gives the listener a whole new reason to enjoy the anthemic melody of the original in 2016. Listen below and pick up a free DL on Soundcloud.
The next one comes courtesy of up-and-coming producer Memoryy, who gained major industry cred when he penned the theme song for the new Chelsea Handler Netflix show ‘Chelsea.’ Not one to rest on his laurels, the LA-based electropop producer just released a mix of Parisian singer Tanis‘ track “Blackout.” Augmenting the song with a fluttering synth line, Memoryy takes the Tanis number to a new level of tasty synthpop goodness. Stream below.
Last but certainly not least, seasoned Canadian producer Jacques Greene has created a sparkling new edit of Frank Ocean‘s instant classic “White Ferrari.” A fan of the new Ocean album, Greene tweeted: “Respect to Frank for being a light beam of a human. Blonde has been fucking me up and saving me in equal measure since it came out.”
Clearly inspired, Greene knocks it out of the park with the neon reimagining of the minimalist track, expanding upon the electronics and positioning Ocean’s soulful vox at the fore. Grab a free copy of this stunner that’s made its way into every Greene set since it’s inception over on his website. Greene also just released the two-track EP Afterglow, which we highly recommend.
Welcome to another Remix Roundup, a semi-biweekly segment in which we bring you the latest and greatest remixes and electronic offerings around. This week’s installment begins with the new Jacques Lu Cont remix of none other than London Grammar (a CokeCan favorite). The Grammy award-winning producer Stuart Price (repping his JLC moniker for this production) delivers yet another exceptional effort, comprised of progressive beats and Hannah Reid’s potent vocals. While we’re used to L’Gramm mixes being of the more ethereal variety, we dig the euphoric dance vibes that JLC brings to the equation here.
On another note, London Grammar is coming back to DC to play another sold-out show at 9:30 Club November 7, so we hope you didn’t wait to get your tix.
Next up is an original production from the LA brotherly duo Casino Gold. We first encountered their lustrous track “Sunbeams” while listening to Goldroom‘s recent Otoño mix, where it was a featured track. Sampling vocals from The Temptation’s “I Wish It Would Rain” alongside slick deep house production, we love Casino Gold’s contemporary take on the classic.
Lastly, we bring it down with Keljet remix of Ayer‘s debut single, “Circle Down.” Dutch producer Keljet infuses some nu-disco life into the lush original by Ayer, the Brooklyn singer/producer duo consisting of Danny Schmittler and Mickey Valen. Keljet’s adds his signature shimmering production style to the Rhye-esque track that is sure to excite your senses. Ayer will be performing in NYC’s upcoming CMJ fest 10/21-25, so definitely check out the schedule if you’re in the NY area.
Panama have put out another amazing single with the US release of their EP Always via Future Classic earlier this month. True to the Aussie group’s epithet of purveyors of nostalgic electronic sounds, “Strange Feeling” is a warm, piano-driven track with hopeful indie house vibes. Listen below and pick up the free Casino Gold rework replete with wobbling synths as well.