In what will probably be the last installment of the year, we’ve got a new RMX Roundup for you this week — a bimonthly segment in which we deliver the freshest mixes and electronic beats on the blogosphere. First up is the new ‘night’ mix of Mark Ronson’s hit track “Daffodils” (featuring Kevin Parker of Tame Impala) by Amtrac and Blu Jemz, commissioned by Ronson himself. Speeding up the tempo, Amtrac and Blu Jemz sprinkle some late-night vibes and heavy bass on the nu-disco track, making for a perfect after-hours groove.
Earlier this fall we featured the soulful, slow-burning duet “Some Places” from Swedish act Grapell — now, we’re sharing the fantastic new rework from Canadian duo Blue Hawaii. The Montreal producers have put their own unique spin on the track with their ‘Chop-n-Screw’ edit, trading in the lounge vibes for a palette of bright synths and basslines. Originally off Grapell’s EP Love Chambers, the Blue Hawaii version shakes things up in the best way possible.
And finally, we close out this year in RMX Roundup with the delightfully upbeat Bee’s Knees rework of French Horn Rebellion‘s “Second Opinion.” Off their recent album Classically Trained, the electropop piece gets an energetic facelift from Bee’s Knees producer duo Adam Novodor and Aaron Spiro. This one is being offered as a free download, so pick it up on Soundcloud today. And with that said, we’ll see all you remix lovers in the new year!
Following the release of their self-titled debut album in January of this year, London’s Snowpoet are preparing to release a remix EP due out December 2. It’s a beautiful alt-folk record, so today we’re delighted to bring you the first listen of the “Little Moon Man” edit by fellow British producer Jeevan Rai.
Snowpoet aspire to bring melody, form and poetry to a new setting. Comprised of vocalist Lauren Kinsella and composer Chris Hyson, together the duo create beautifully intricate, jazz-tinged and textured melodies that naturally lend themselves to a nuanced re-rendering from dexterous producers.
Jeevan Rai, a so-called laptop musician is one of them, applying bright synths, ethereal vocal loops and masterful layering to the original to create a complex and resonate rework. Currently completing a doctoral thesis on topological representations of computer music, Rai is clearly not one to rest on his laptop laurels as he endeavors to explore a spacious and neoteric sound.
The remix package — which closes out a stellar year for Snowpoet will feature other reworks by Jauge, Jeevan Rai and Vaun. Hear the magnetic “Little Moon Man” mix below.
Roughly every other weekend, we share a RMX Roundup of the freshest mixes and electronic beats on the blogosphere. To begin this installment we have a new edit of CRi‘s “Why I Love You” from a fellow Canadian producer who goes by the name Rosewater Ctz. CRi is currently one of our favorite electronic producers, and he just released a remix package for the prototype via TOKiMONSTA‘s Young Art Records. While we don’t know much about Rosewater Ctz, we love the cinematic and almost monastic quality that he brings to the original cut with the atmospheric opening and dramatic drop that reminds us a little of Delerium‘s “Silence.” Listen to this stunner below.
Another production duo killing the game is Gilligan Moss, who just dropped their rendition of Promises Ltd.‘s hit song “American Eyes.” If you haven’t heard, Promises Ltd. is a new electropop duo consisting of artist Chrome Sparks and vocalist Charlie Brand. Moss apply their signature synth wizardry to the track, taking the pop song to new euphoric heights.
Finally, we have Tourist‘s new interpretation of Christine and The Queens‘ “Saint Claude.” Tourist, the London-based and Grammy award-winning producer (William Phillips) gives the single by the French singer Héloïse Letissier a rousing reimagining and solid dance tick. Stream below.
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.
Roughly every other weekend, we deliver a RMX Roundup of the freshest mixes and electronic beats on the blogosphere. To kick off this installment, we have London outfit Eat More Cake‘s new track “I See You.” Featuring vocalist Claire Row, this deep house number is one for the club with its contagious steel drums and buoyant bassline. You can find a free download for your end-of-summer playlist over on Soundcloud.
Next is a relatively unknown British DJ / producer based out of Barcelona who goes by the handle Henotik. Following a favorable reception with a release through Einmusika Recordings, Henotik has opted to self-release his new track “A Thousand Questions.” And an impressive self-debut it is with its melodic beat, driving sound and warbling synths all guided by an entrancing vocal. We have a thousand more questions for Henotik, and have a feeling we’ll be hearing a lot more from the house producer in the future.
Last but not least, we have the new remix from red hot Canadian producer CRi. Not only did he have a stellar original work that was featured on our last RMX Roundup, now he’s chosen to do a retake of “Noise Above Our Heads,” arguably our favorite track off James Blake‘s latest LP, The Colour in Anything. Although we’ve not been shy about our love for this album — and feel its perfect in its own right — Montreal’s CRi certainly gives the original a shot of adrenaline, revving up the bass and allowing Blake’s haunting vocals to hang delicately in the balance. Stream below and grab a complimentary DL on CRi’s Soundcloud.
We’ve received a number of standout electronic submissions lately, so today we’ve got a supersized edition of RMX Roundup — a segment in which we bring you the freshest mixes and/or electronic numbers on the blogosphere. First up is the debut track from a mysterious London-based producer who goes by the name Lully. His first single, “Slow D’s” is an enterprising, sensuous number showcasing pitch-shifted vocals, a stuttering beat and some hi-hat sorcery. Although next to nothing is known about the artist, the track comes replete with a poem, which you can check out over on the Noisey premiere.
Next is a new single from the Canadian electronic artist known as CRi, featuring vocals from Ouri & Odile M. “Why I Love You” is taken from CRi’s recent EP, Tell Her on TOKiMONSTA‘s label Young Art Records. Brightly layered synths, a euphoric soundscape and an excellent build make this your better than average house track.
The first step to making an ace remix is choosing top-notch original material, and Brooklyn electro-pop duo Glassio did just that with the selection of Goldwash‘s aptly titled track “Need To Hear.” While the original is an excellent piece of “existential funk,” Glassio’s rendition combines disco influences and atmospheric synthesizers to create an intricately layered piece de resistance, designed for a day-at-the-pool or rooftop soirée.
Next is a straight-up dance cut from LA producer/performer Speaker of the House. Instrumentally, it’s not overly complex but the energy and warm, kaleidoscopic synths render this house beat infectious AF. Listen below.
And finally, we beseech you to get familiar with Bewilderbeast, a bedroom electronic outfit started by South London’s Gus BC. This August via Color Station they reissued their 2013 LP Unreal_Estate, on which a number of inventive electronic compositions can be found—including but not limited to “Swimming II.” Again, this is another one for your summer playlist so get on it.
We’re in the midst of summer now, and we’ve got another installment of Remix Roundup this week to help keep you cool. For the unitiated, this is CCP‘s biweekly segment in which we serve up a triad of the latest and greatest mixes and electronic works in circulation.
The first offering we have today comes from an electronic duo out of Sweden known as PANG! They impressed us last year with their track “Touch,” a retake on Christina Aguilera‘s “What A Girl Wants.” Now, the contemporary duo comprised of Kristoffer Kent and Alexander Fahlberg have another release on Dutch label Dirty Soul Records called “Grow On Me.” The track is about the uncertainty of taking a romantic leap with someone new, and features deep house elements fused with high trumpets and soaring vocals.
Next up is an original from Italian-born, Florida-bred producer as Durante. The currently LA-based artist just released his two-track EP Goddess / Cold, which firmly places the producer’s sound in the realm of rhythmic house with a side of Balearic beats. Speaking on the lead cut “Goddess,” Durante says the track is about “the inner goddess inside of everyone and the raw power of being in touch with one’s inner feminine qualities.” It’s an percussive, exotic number with a tribal-sounding drum line and enticing vocals, accompanied by visual art from female illustrator So-Hyun Bae. With an inventive style of electronic music, Durante is one to put on your radar.
Last but not least, we loved the single “Lines” from Lil Silva‘s from 2016 EP Jimi. Now, the original song from the UK producer has been given the remix treatment by London’s George FitzGerald. Increasing the tempo of the ethereal prototype, FitzGerald stays true to the original sentiment by keeping the synth flourishes to a minimum, while adding a beat that’s sure to make for a euphoric late-night dance party. Listen below.
Been a bit busy as of late, but we’ve gotten so many solid electronic submissions recently that we can’t help but bring you another edition of Remix Roundup. Promise to get back on the ball soon but in the meantime, enjoy this latest installment of RMX Roundup — a biweekly segment in which we deliver the latest and greatest mixes and electronic cuts on the blogosphere.
First up is the new one from Elderbrook, the classically-trained London musician and producer who released his debut EP Simmer Down in 2014. His new track “Go” is another rhythmically-rich, vocally-enticing, bass-heavy banger that’s inherently built for the club.
Following the release of their EP Profite last year, France’s Moi Je have unveiled a remix package for the title track. While there are a handful of versions to choose from, we’re partial to Boycott‘s rendition. The young London producer, born Will Hayes has put together an impressive edit of the nu-disco track, which starts out seductively sparse and then breaks out into a full-on house jam with bright synths bursts. We can’t get enough, so pick up a free download on Soundcloud today.
Last but not least, Atlanta producer Popeska has revealed plans to release a debut album he’s calling Spirit Animals. Accompanying the announcement is the new single “Doing Me Wrong,” a future-bass beat with superb production. Featuring a vocal sample that seems to have been lifted from a smash sixties soul song (help anyone?), this one is seriously addictive. It’s also available for free on Soundcloud, so add it to your summer playlist stat and look out for more releases from Popeska leading up to the drop of the LP.
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.
The last couple of weeks have seen the release of some enterprising remixes, which means it’s time for a new Remix Roundup — a semi biweekly segment in which we bring you the latest and greatest mixes circulating the interwebs. First up comes courtesy of Oliver Nelson, who’s reworked Childish Gambino‘s hit track “Sober.” Nelson’s rendition is an infectious, funk-infused feel-good track that will leave you as high as Gambino avows. Nelson is giving this one away for free on Soundcloud, so make sure to add it to your summer playlist.
Next, RÜFÜS DU SOL‘s transcendent track “Innerbloom” gets a bright future sound rework by Sydney producer What So Not. Keeping the melancholic vibe of the original, What So Not ups the bass and tempo, rendering it dance-floor ready. Listen below.
And finally, LA producer Gryffin has done outdone himself with this official new mix of CHVRCHES‘ “Clearest Blue.” Already a standout track on CHVRCHES’ latest LP Every Open Eye, Gryffin transforms the pop number into a euphoric, electronic house anthem, making this a contender for best remix we’ve heard all year.