RMX Roundup: Childish Gambino + Oliver Nelson / RÜFÜS DU SOL + What So Not / CHVRCHES + Gryffin

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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.

RMX ROUNDUP: RÜFÜS DU SOL / CHVRCHES + Tourist / Tora + Daniele di Martino


Time for another Remix Roundup, a semi-biweekly segment in which we bring you the best new mixes and electronic tracks currently in our rotation. First up is the new single from RÜFÜS, the Australian act who are getting ready to release their sophomore album and follow-up to Atlas. The Sydney trio make dark, hypnotic electronic jams that we — and the large amount of fans they’ve amassed — can’t get enough of. Stream “You Were Right” below.

Speaking of artists people can’t get enough of, it’s been a banner year for Will Phillips, the gifted UK producer professionally known as Tourist. He won a Grammy for co-writing Sam Smith‘s smash hit “Stay With Me,” and has collaborated with a number of big name artists. While his take on CHVRCHES synthpop anthem “Lies” isn’t new, it feels like a good time to revisit one of his first major mixes. Stripping back the original into a slow-burning, piano-backed ballad, Tourist keeps the focus on Lauren Mayberry‘s vocals, which are masterfully layered and pitch-shifted at points to potent effect.

At last, we have a new one from Daniele di Martino, the German DJ/producer who has thoroughly impressed us with his intense, sun-drenched rendition of Tora‘s hit track “Jaigantic.” The more subdued original comes from Australian quintet Tora’s 2014 EP, Eat The Sun. With the fervid beats and bass Martino infuses — along with the yearning vocals — this entrancing revision is truly outstanding. It merits a spot on your summer playlist so snag a free download by liking Martino’s Facebook page here.

RMX ROUNDUP: Say Lou Lou + Yannis / RÜFÜS / Moderat x Lykki Li + Laz Arus


Starting off this week’s Remix Roundup is a rework of the Scandi-Aussie group Say Lou Lou, featured on POETRY earlier this week for their latest synthpop efforts. Yannis Philippakis‎ from Foals has revamped “Everything We Touch” from their soon to be released EP and the marriage works perfectly. Next up is another electronic gem from Australian collective RÜFÜS, who just released the ‘Night Version’ of their track “We Left,” the first song they ever wrote. Stream the dark albeit danceable number below and if you like what you hear, check out their latest album ATLAS. And finally, a mashup of Moderat‘s “A New Error” and Lykki Li‘s “I Follow Rivers” by UK’s Laz Arus. Francesco Torrisi, the Italian-born but London based producer has whipped up a fine piece of deep house ear-candy with wobbly synths and seductive vocals. Listen below and pick up a free DL over on Soundcloud.

RMX Roundup: RÜFÜS + Claptone / Zella Day + Marian Hill / Follow Me


Another Saturday night calls for another Remix Roundup — so let’s get started shall we? First up, we have the new Claptone reconstruction of RÜFÜS‘s third single “Sundream.” The German producer adds some tight deep house percussion that doesn’t stray too much from the original — perfectly lending itself to your late Saturday night activities. Next, Marian Hill has reworked singer Zella Day‘s “Sweet Ophelia” into a funky, fresh chopped-up reinterpretation worthy of your time. And finally, NYC production duo Follow Me regale us with their high-energy single “Somethin’ Bout You,” that will indeed make you want to follow them — or break out into dance — one or the other. Get down with this groovy dance floor track by streaming below and picking up the free download on Soundcloud.

RMX Roundup: Olympic Ayres / Foals vs Booka Shade / Sky Ferreira + Cid Rim

Sky Ferrieira Performs At Scala

For today’s installment of Remix Roundup, we have three completely different but individually stellar tracks in their own right. First off is Sydney duo Olympic Ayres, who dropped the upbeat electro-gem “Take Flight” a few weeks back. While not actually a remix, this electronic original will have you taking flight in no time, and is due out on their forthcoming EP Leisureplex later this year. Next up is the sexy mashup of Foals “My Number” over Booka Shade’s “Charlotte,” by fellow Australian artist RÜFÜS. Grab the free download here, and catch them at U Street Music Hall March 27 if you’re in DC. Last but not least is the latest from Austrian producer Cid Rim, an electric remix of Sky Ferreira’s “You’re Not The One” replete with arpeggios, shiny vocals over a choppy chorus, and a punchy bass line — the stuff good remixes are made of. Stream all three below.

RÜFÜS – Desert Night


Get your Saturday night started off right with RÜFÜS, a new three-piece from Australia. The second single off their upcoming debut album, ATLAS, “Desert Night” is a deliciously textured and irresistible house number. Reaching #1 on the HypeM charts a week ago, house lovers everywhere can look forward to the album dropping August 9th.