We’ve got another Remix Roundup for you this week, a biweekly segment in which we bring you the latest and greatest mixes and electronic earworms currently burning up the blogosphere. First up is a rework of rising Canadian pop star Jocelyn Alice‘s hit song “Jackpot” by The Him. The Dutch producers have created an energetic edit by speeding up the tempo — using Alice’s kinetic vox (which recall those of MS MR‘s Lizzy Plapinger) to maximum effect. Look out for Alice’s debut EP to be released later this year.
We recently featured Classixx with their noteworthy cover of Natalie Prass‘ “Bird of Prey,” who in addition to fashioning remixes also craft their own material. The LA production duo have been bringing electronic music to the masses for a few years now, and this week they dropped their second album Faraway Reach via Innovative Leisure. The album includes some choice collabs, including the summery disco anthem “Just Let Go” with How To Dress Well. Just listen below.
Closing out this edition of Remix Roundup is the new one from prolific Norwegian producer Lindstrøm, whose new EP Windings is due out July 8 through Smalltown Supersound/Feedelity Recordings. Windings seems like an apt title for an electronic artist who knows how to deftly take you on a musical odyssey or “space disco” journey as he calls it, much like his peer Todd Terje. Stream the EP’s first single “Closing Shot” below. DC locals can experience his atmospheric set at U Street Music Hall July 28.
So many remixes, so little time. Which is why we serve up the latest and greatest in our semi-weekly Remix Roundup segment.
We begin with the new downtempo Darius rework of The Magician‘s track “Sunlight,” featuring the dazzling vocals of Olly Alexander from Years & Years. The effervescent original was a contender for song of the summer in the eyes of many bloggers — nonetheless, we think it needed that extra something, which is exactly what Parisian producer Darius provides here. His silky and slow-burning approach shines in just the right measure in contrast to the sunny original.
Next is the new Alex Metric deep house remix of Say Lou Lou and Lindstrøm’s “Games for Girls.” Similar in the way Darius does with “Sunlight,” Alex takes the tune from daytime to nighttime in his disco rendition of the electropop single. Stream below.
And finally, we’re loving this vibey rework by Niklas Ibach of a track called “Hungry,” originally by Amsterdam artist Dotan. The young German producer is only 20-years-old, but based on the skills he applies to this addictive track, the world will soon be hungry for more of his work. Pick up a free download of this one by liking his Facebook page.
Really excited to share the new single from Say Lou Lou in this week’s edition of Remix Roundup. The Swedish/Australian sister duo paired up with Norwegian producer Lindstrøm to create the nu-disco smash, “Games For Girls.” This addictive piece of electropop is the perfect way to get your night started and onto the dance floor. Look out for the single to be released October 13, as well as featured on Say Lou Lou’s debut album Lucid Dreaming, due out next year.
Next is the fresh Cut Copy edit from TJANI, an emerging producer from NYC who just signed to Sotto Voce records. TJANI takes the CC track “Meet Me In A House Of Love” and adds a deep house groove that will keep you movin’ through the night. Snag a free download of this one over on SoundCloud.
Lastly, take a listen to the Kygo remix of Kyla La Grange‘s “Cut Your Teeth.” The young Norwegian producer proves his worth with his shimmering tropical take of the toned down original. Stream the summery track below.