RMX ROUNDUP: Anna of the North + The Chainsmokers / RAC + Two Friends. / Goldroom + backstroke.


Welcome to another Remix Roundup, in which we bring you the latest and greatest electronic offerings the web currently has to offer.

First up is the new jam from The Chainsmokers, who’ve remixed “Sway” from the new Norwegian pop artist Anna of the North. Speeding up the tempo and keeping Anna’s vocals at the forefront, The Chainsmokers’ rendition heightens the best elements of the original in what is a slightly new turn for the NY-based producers (the same ones who brought you “#Selfie“). Timely enough, they happen to be spinning at DC’s Echostage TONIGHT, so if you need a place to get your ‘dance party’ on, get your tickets now and prepare by picking up a free download of “Sway” on Soundcloud.


Next is the new remix of RAC’s “Cheap Sunglasses” from Two Friends, aka the LA-based producers Matt and Eli. Owing to the fact that they loved the oh-so-summery original (as did we), they put their progressive house spin on the RAC track while maintaining the essence of the RAC prototype. This is the best remix effort of the track we’ve heard so far (and there have been a few), so definitely worth a listen if you too dig the orig. Stream below and purchase on iTunes.


And for the third and final selection, we’re loving the below rework of Goldroom‘s “Embrace” from DC’s own backstroke. Adding some synth-washed layers and blissed-out harmonies, backstroke’s captivating reinterpretation distinguishes the up-and-coming producer from his peers — making those of us in the district proud to claim him.

Mammals – Move Slower


Mammals is the musical brainchild of Sydney-based artist Guy Brown. Also consisting of Henry Wells, Nathaniel Joyce and PJ Wolf, the four-piece released their highly anticipated EP Animalia last month. They supported Of Monsters and Men on their Australian Tour, and recently collaborated on a track with Goldroom. Transport to the Northern Beaches with  “Move Slower,” a downtempo tune with soft vocals supported by an atmospheric soundscape.

RMX Roundup: MS MR + Goldroom / The 1975 + EMBRZ / Mr Little Jeans + Y&S


Time for another edition of Remix Roundup! The LA producer Goldroom has been killing it lately, and I’m loving his mix of MS MR‘s “Hurricane.” This track has already been given the remix treatment several times over, but Goldroom brings something new to the table with signature sun-drenched production. Next we have EMBRZ, the boy wonder from Ireland with a knack for glitch-pop. His take on The 1975‘s track “Settle Down” is spot-on with his chopped up synths and sonic dreamscape. And finally, Dutch artist Nick Van Hofwegen (Young & Sick) has teamed up with Harvest Records labelmate, Mr Little Jeans to give her song “Good Mistake” a darker, more digitized remodel. Retaining the original catchy melody that makes the original so brilliant, the soulful ‘Y&S $500 Remix’ is a fresh new way to enjoy the electropop number. Stream all three electronic gems below.

RMX Roundup: MØ + Goldroom / Sam Smith + Rainer & Grimm / Daughter + BAILE


Welcome to another edition of Remix Roundup! Let’s get started with this Goldroom/ collaboration on the soulful track “Don’t Wanna Dance.” The LA producer/DJ takes the Danish artist MØ’s original to nu-disco-heights with his hypnotic, shimmering synthed-up rendition. (Sidenote: DC’ers can catch the Danish songstress performing at U Street Music Hall on May 20.) Next up is Brooklyn producer BAILE‘s electronic rework of British indie rock band Daughter‘s song “Love” — off their 2012 EP Wild Youth (via 4AD). Dark and foreboding, this downtempo and percussion-laden remix blends well with Elena Tonra’s chilling vocals. Last but not least is the gorgeous Rainer and Grimm re-imagining of Sam Smith‘s affective new ballad, “Stay With Me.” I’ve been waiting for a quality retake on this one, and it turns out the Toronto-based production duo were just the ones to step up to the plate. Stream all three tracks below — each of which is available for FREE by following their respective DL links on Soundcloud.