RMX ROUNDUP: Blood Orange + a/jus/ted / Disclosure + cln / Sam Sure + Jaded

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With Halloween less than a week away, we decided to dedicate this week’s Remix Roundup to some of the darker house mixes currently in our rotation. First up is the a/jus/ted Remix of Blood Orange‘s “Uncle ACE.” The edgy Dev Hynes original — described by Pitchfork as “mysterious, desperate, [and] empathetic” — is a tribute to NYC’s destitute youth who seek refuge on the ACE subway line at night or else doomed to wander the streets at “the witching hour.” In the a/jus/ted rework, NYC duo consisting of legendary producer Justin Strauss and cohort Teddy Stuart craft the harrowing tale into a nearly nine-minute exercise in synth wizardry.

And what artist screams All Hallows’ Eve like the mask-adorned faces of Disclosure? Check out beat farmer cln‘s retouched version of Disclosure and AlunaGeorge‘s collaboration, “White Noise.” The Australian producer Callan Alexander puts his own unearthly spin on the rapturous original through the use of distorted vocal effects and dramatic synths.

Finally, UK singer Sam Sure — whose vocals we heard on the TCTS track “You” — has already seen his sole single “Hunger” (released October 20 via Black Butter Records) reworked by a handful of producers. We’re partial to this Jaded edit though, with its deep house groove, entrancing basslines and downright eerie looped vocals. Stream below as you get your pre-Hween dance on.

RMX Roundup: TCTS / Phantogram + Until The Ribbon Breaks / BBC + Louis The Child

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Sneaking in another round of remixes before the weekend comes to a close. No time to waste, so let’s get started with the new single from electronic producer Sam O’Neill, aka TCTS. Having released EP These Heights late last year, he’s keeping the momentum with the release of his new EP Games. The lead single, “You” is another masterful, mid-tempo house pop song with driving synths, penetrating piano and dysphoric vocals from UK singer Sam Sure. Stream below. Next is the celestial reimagination of Phantogram‘s “Fall In Love,” from UK producer Until The Ribbon Breaks. An already stellar single in itself, UTRB takes the song in another, more tranquil direction that pleases the ear all anew. And lastly, Bombay Bicycle Club‘s track “Home By Now” gets the remix treatment from Louis The Child, the Chicago duo that just want to make people happy with music. Mission accomplished with their ebullient, arpeggio-infused rendition of BBC. Listen below and pick up a FREE download over on Soundcloud.