Our friends over at Revel have started a new mix series entitled ‘Revel in Sound’ with the sole focus on showcasing their favorite sounds while serving up the emerging talent of tomorrow. This is a part of their holistic approach for all things culture, as Revel is a single curated platform where all things creative intersect, and more likely than not, are purchasable with a single click.
Curt Reynolds was raised on the sun-drenched beaches of San Diego and has been making an impact on the busy electronic music scene over the last year. With recent performances at Lollapalooza, Splash House, ME Cabo, Sound Nightclub and more, Curt Reynolds aka Ben Curtis, has had a sudden rise to recognition with a very promising future ahead. Now residing in LA, he brings funky, deep, and disco vibes that reflect his coastal upbringing and beach party mentality. You can find him sipping mezcal in the studio, smiling behind the decks and keeping people on their feet either poolside or late under the night shade.
Well, its time to fire up the BBQ and spend your days outside. Bit Funk is back with the soundtrack to go alongside that scene. Cue “Destination Sunrise”, a summer jam featuring vocalist Nefe on top of production boasting sprinkles of tropical dance elements, while remaining pop at its core. This track follows up on his late 2015 release of Off The Ground, which has garnered over 3 million streams on Spotify and trickled into mainstream radio across North America.
After a busy North America summer tour with festivals performances at the likes of Electric Zoo, Electric Forest, Lollapalooza, Hangout, Firefly, CRSSD, and more SNBRN returns with a brand new original record entitled “Beat The Sunrise.” This time around, SNBRN teams up with Republic/Varvatos signed vocalist/guitarist, Andrew Watt, to create a feel-good house anthem with an obvious nostalgia for summer. Marking his first original release since his debut hit, “Raindrops,” SNBRN is proving that 2015 is his breakout year. With an arsenal of original records yet to be released, the excitement surrounding this burgeoning LA artist isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Check out the stream below and be sure to grab your copy on iTunes here.
GDD favorite Sweater Beats is one to watch. He’s done official remixes for big name artists like Flume and Alesso, and toured with Chance the Rapper and Chet Faker. Now the LA producer is back with an official remix for the R&B talent JoJo, reworking her new single “When Love Hurts” into an end-of-summer anthem. Sweater Beats chops the vocals into an insanely catchy new melody that effortlessly flows over the track’s bouncy rhythm. Stream the remix below and catch Sweater Beats on his ‘Future Feels’ World Tour, including 30+ dates with artists like GTA, K Camp, Bondax and Jai Wolf.
Morgan Page is a household name for most listeners. Kaskade is another name that rings a bell for a heap of people. But oddly enough, not many people are familiar with Kaskade’s band Late Night Alumni. They likely won’t be the case for much longer, especially after the group’s remix of ‘Running Wild.’ This track epitomizes the classic house sound, with a slight modern twist, leaving listeners with a full fledged feeling to get up and dance. If you’re anything like me, you’re probably asking yourself what’s next for the band. Seeing as they dropped two remixes fairly close together, my guess is they have more tricks up their sleeves, and are hopefully preparing for some exciting show announcements. Only time will tell. In the meantime, check out the stream below!
DC based producer, Manila Killa has had quite the breakout year in 2015. Between his involvement with the Moving Castle collective and his side artist project, Hotel Garuda, all signs point to a bright future ahead for the young talent. Following on the heels of his HARD debut announcement at this fall’s Day of the Dead, Manila Killa alongside Kidswaste have graced us with an absolutely beautiful cover of Caribou’s smash single “Can’t Do Without You”. This beautiful cover is filled with gorgeous vocals by Kidswaste, lush synths, and live guitar. Manila says he dedicated this song to a special person in his life, and after listening to it, we can say that person must be pretty lucky. Check out the stream below and grab a free download here now!
These days it’s hard to find an act who can consistently keep you on the edge of your seat like Coyote Kisses. There is certainly no other artist that embodies the phrase ‘expect the unexpected’ more than the Los Angeles based production duo. Their latest release, courtesy of Next Wave Records, is a future trap influenced original with crispy drums and chopped vocals perfect for the tail end of this festival season. Be sure to check out the stream below and grab your copy on iTunes!
Whenever a new Matt DiMona track ends up on my SoundCloud feed I’m always eager to give it a listen. There is something special about his aptly named “feel good house” brand that consistently keeps me coming back for more. His new remix of “Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea” by Los Angeles based indie rock band “XYLØ” is no exception. Matt DiMona effectively utilizes the gorgeous vocals and interlaces them with infectious chilled-out melodies, bass plucks, and pads. Be sure to grab the free download here.
Our favorite Parisian, Zimmer, worked with Norwegian singer Emilie Adams for “Escape”. It’s the first track of his “Coming of Age” EP to be released July 10 on Roche Musique. Escape is deep, with warm tones and ethereal vocals, backed by a catchy piano line, before the drop speeds things up. We’re looking forward to hear the rest of the EP.
SNBRN has finally returned after a nationwide spring tour with his followup to “Raindrops” released back in January with an inventive remix of Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing”. SNBRN has truly done it again on this one, taking an alternative angle when approaching the original song. Sampling Marvin Gaye’s lyric “just grab a hold of my body and mind” and looping it over a perfectly crafted punchy bass has created an undeniable festival house anthem. Be sure to stream the track below and head over to Beatport to grab a copy!