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KDrew - Tonight (Hunter Siegel Remix)

Hunter Siegel‘s remix of “Tonight” is a dark and sexy house take on KDrew‘s contemporary and forward thinking pop-electronic track. Hunter Siegel takes a groovy, soulful approach that transforms an upbeat radio-friendly mix into a clubby, underground classic. Through the introduction of magical atmospheric sounds, Hunter has undoubtedly created an instantly captivating remix.

 

 

Prep School Recordings is proud to present indie electronic duo Ardency with their “Gradience” EP. Ardency fuses elements of future music atmospheres and classic french electro instrumentation with warm vocal toplines to deliver an angsty, passion driven two track EP. “A Way To Say” and “King & Queen” both hold somber yet uplifting messages; leading the listener through feelings of lament and nostalgia, then away to a blind yet optimistic state of mind. Ardency elaborates on their inspiration for the EP:

“The definition of Gradience is the absence of a clear cut boundary. That is ultimately what we wanted to accomplish with this EP; we want to push the boundaries of music. We feel that the EP strongly represents the type of emotional sound that we aim for as Ardency.” – Ardency

Ardency’s “Gradience” EP was be released by Prep School Recordings on all major digital retailers on December 9th, 2014. Stream both tracks below, and download “A Way To Say” from SoundCloud now:

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Lokal Legend, the label that debuted Kiesza’s “Hideaway” is back with another artist poised to take over the indie dance world: Listenbee – “Save Me”. Rami Afuni, Lokal Legend founder and producer of Kiesza’s Hideaway and debut album “Sound of a Woman” shares his vision for the project:

 “From the moment I heard ‘Save Me’, I knew that the Listenbee project was the perfect follow up to the Kiesza release. Listenbee breaks down barriers in the Electronic world, while maintaining a strong sense of artistry, musical integrity and songwriting acumen. Listenbee’s aesthetic simply aligned perfectly with my vision for the Lokal Legend brand.”

Check out the track below and download it for free now:

Every element and feeling we’ve grown to be extremely fond of by the works of Parisian legend, Zimmer, have found a way to collectively coexist in his newest remix for Brooke Fraser, entitled ‘Kings & Queens‘. In my opinion, this is his best production to date, it’s been on repeat, and keeps getting more infectious! He was able to transform Brooke’s voice into a spacey, yet majestic tone that seems to echo in our souls while longing for something of a future’s past. You can expect Baptiste’s signature horizontal disco touch, however slowed down a bit, with a deeper futuristic sound. Turn on & float away.

We’re excited to have Zimmer moving to LA in January just short of 2 months to write an All-New EP! See you soon bud!

[Bonus]: His latest prior work was for Aussie Psychedelic pop outfit Wunder Wunder (of Miami Horror descent), entitled ‘Midnight Hours‘ is also something quite special, and shouldn’t go missed. Wash it down as dessert.
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American Horror Story fans rejoice as you listen to SNBRN’s inventive take on Melanie Martinez’s eerie hit “Carousel.” SNBRN displays a darker side of his infectious brand by effortlessly uniting theatrical instrumentation with a thumping deep bassline. This club-ready official remix is sure to keep you grooving all the way through the night.

“Been a huge fan of American Horror Story, so when I got asked to remix Carousel I couldn’t resist. With dark vibes and a deep baseline I wanted to take this remix to the grave and back. Hope you guys enjoy this tune because there’s no turning back now.” – SNBRN

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Prep School Recordings and Ardency are proud to present: Kavsinky – Nightcall (Ardency Remix), released for free in anticipation of Ardency’s “Gradience” EP, forthcoming on Prep School Recordings in December 2014.

“A lot of the music that we grew up listening to focused almost exclusively on conveying emotion. The musicians that inspired us to produce our own records were those that created well constructed musical arrangements and provoked raw emotion. Kavinsky’s record “Nightcall” is a prime example of this. The song is simple but thought out and meaningful. Every part of it was made to convey the brooding emotion of his character. We wanted to stay true to our style while making a remix that did the original justice. Ultimately, the goal of our music is to stimulate emotion within our listeners; we want to make people feel.” – Ardency

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Karl Kling is a good person, and even better friend. Couldn’t be more stoked for him regarding his success with RAC, but as he pushes it further and more personally with his solo career. This past weekend in Sacramento, we were messing around on the decks, and he played a song that instantly struck me as truly special. It was a warm, full-bodied, indie-infused number, just oozing with personality. He sent it over, and its been stuck on repeat.

Karl Kling has spent the majority of the last 4 years performing and DJing around the world as part of the internationally renowned RAC. Kling’s vocal and lyrical contribution to the RAC album “Strangers” helped showcase him as an up-and-comer with the notable song “Repeating Motion.” In the last year Karl has set out to expand his efforts in writing, producing and releasing music under his own name. The debut single “I Will Wait” from his forthcoming full-length release presents a versatility in musicianship, lyricism, and pop sensibility.

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Slowly transition into fall with me as the days become shorter and bodies become warmer. Ride down the coastline with chills down your spine as the tasty licks, insatiable riffs, and melodic choruses course through your veins. Always enjoy in good company and welcome what lies ahead with open arms.

Respect the Indian Solstice, its older and wiser than we are!

Tracklisting coming soon via ‘tropicool’ FB page…

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10/2 @Vessel (San Francisco) w/ Mighty Mouse & Carousel
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The ever-growing popularity of Tropical House doesn’t end when the leaves start falling and snow joins the party. Far from it. The sultry vibes of clean marimba and steel drums will keep Summer alive forever. Felix Jaehn knows this all too well. His latest collaboration with London-based singer Chris Meid is exactly what we need as the sun sets and the breeze starts blowing.

Felix Jaehn’s remix of Jaymes Young’s song “One Last Time” begins with a sensual beat behind gorgeous bellowing vocals before segwaying into an upbeat Tropical House masterpiece. Meid’s soothing vocals, accompanied by light marimba tones, will transport you straight to the beach with towel and beer in hand. Jaehn’s laid-back rework gives the acoustic original an island flavor, creating a unique sound guaranteed to lift your spirits and sway your body to the beat.

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Hot off the heels of his Here With Me remix, Bearson isn’t wasting time, returning today with a new remix of Venice by Alternative band The Lighthouse and the Whaler. Captivating the lead singer’s soothing vocals on his latest remix, Bearson’s edit gives the original an airy, tropical vibe. Bearson once again puts his signature sound on the original, creating something you’re guaranteed to fall in love with. With a hit original collaboration with FlicFlac and an astronomyy remix airing on BBC Radio 1, it’s safe to say Bearson is definitely one to watch.