I’ve been sorting through the onslaught of Odesza remixes for the past 48, and I can say with confidence that this one has seriously struck a chord. Haywyre nails his take on the popular track “All We Need,” and reverts to the groovier side of his production spectrum. After two hard hitting tracks — Insight and Everchanging — it’s refreshing to see a little step back to a more funk/disco and dance-centric sound. Let these bounce inducing synths pave the way to the weekend, y’all. Oh, free download too!
Shèmce is an awesome, up-and-coming producer from Canada. His productions are rich and melodic, often incorporating a tropical twist. For his latest work, a remix of The Weeknd, he delivers a different side of his production portfolio. The track in question has a bit harder hitting, more club-suited style. Progressive synths create an uplifting atmosphere, balanced nicely by the dark vocals and tough bass line. Grab this one for free, and look out for more from Shèmce.
There’s nothing more soothing than the velvet sound of Erlend Øye’s voice. From his solo work to his collaborative work, Erlend Øye has been a major part of electronic music’s history over the last 15+ years. His original work made him an Indie darling & his remixed tracks have made him electronic music icon. ”Versus”, the Kings of Convenience remix album from 2001, spawned a handful of classic remixes from Royksopp, Four Tet, Riton & various others. Ewan Pearson’s remix of “Sudden Rush” (from Erlend’s first solo album) was a 2003 underground classic. And Fred Falke’s remix of “Golden Cage” by Whitest Boy Alive is considered by many (myself included) to be one of the greatest remixes of all time. In 2014, Erlend Øye released his second solo album, “Legao”, and this week saw the release of the album’s first official remix. The track “Rainman” received the offical remix treatment from German DJs Alex Barck (a Jazzanova founding member) & Comixxx. The remix follows suit with many of the aforementioned classic remixes of Erlend Øye, finding its beauty in the laid back subtlety of the music while allowing the always heavenly vocals to shine.
In lieu of an EP, our boy Wood Holly decided to drop three massive remixes all at once. Drawing from the decks of G-Eazy, O.T Genasis and Lil’ Wayne, he transforms these hip-hip tunes into booty shaking house bombs. Huge basslines and tech elements create a unique vibe that is consistent throughout each track. The toughest part about listening through this group of tracks is picking a favorite. Download all three and throw a big thank you to Wood Holly.
Toronto music maker Cyclist has become a master in the art of Disco. From classic Disco to Disco House, from Boogie to Funk, from sleazy Disco to sensual Disco, Cyclist knows how to craft a proper modern Disco track. On his latest remix of the song “Light Breaker” by Neighbour (featuring Piper Davis), Cyclist unleashes a barrage of big sounds ranging from a squelchy synth bass to heavy guitars to pounding funk drums. The result is a funky, dirty dose of cosmic chaos and another standout tune from our man Cyclist.
Ever since we caught wind of Disciples, they’ve been a favorite of ours. With their deep house sound matched with just a touch of pop sensibilities, it’s no surprise that they’ve been on a steep ascent, gaining recognition for the original, “They Don’t Know,” and more. Now after Justin Jay unveiled his “They Don’t Know” remix, France’s Sirus Hood steps up to the plate to mesh his g-house sound with the Disciples smash for a deep and bouncy groove. Enjoy above and pre-order your copy on iTunes, ahead of the remix pack release next week.
Little by little, EP by EP, song by song, Roche Musique are turning 2015 into the year of French Funk. With artists FKJ, Darius & Cherokee leading the way, their brand of French Disco/G-Funk/Pop has been the sexy soundtrack thus far to 2015. Cherokee’s “Teenage Fantasy” EP is the label’s latest release & delivers more of Roche Musique’s signature sound including this heart melting remix by Glen Check.
Leave it up to HONNE to take one of the sexiest jams from the past four months and sex it up even more. If “Bassically” by Tei Shi was the track that you seduced someone in the bedroom to, then the HONNE remix of “Bassically” is the track you seduced someone at the whiskey lounge to to get to the bedroom. It’s high level seduction on HONNE’s remix of Tei Shi.
Be on the lookout for Tei Shi’s “Verde” EP out April 14th. Pre-order at teishimusic.com.
If you’ve had your ear to the electronic music floor this past year, you’re well aware that it’s the era of the Dirtybird. This tight knit crew of house/tech/disco madness has risen to the spotlight, and during this rise has brought us Justin Jay. This 21-year-old Los Angeles native already has an unbelievable discography and track record, and shows no signs of slowing. The video above is his hour-long set for Mixmag Los Angeles, and it’s just a taste of what he brings to the electronic arena.
It’s been wonderful to see the meteoric rise of Sam Smith. He is an undeniable talent worthy of all the accolades he’s received. At the same time, it’s difficult to get too excited about yet another Sam Smith remix. In this case, however, we will make an exception because the exception is for the red hot Pomo. It’s been three months since the release of Pomo’s debut EP “The Other Day” and the EP is still going strong. ”The Other Day” EP will no doubt make many “Best of 2015″ lists at the end of the year. Pomo keeps that same magic alive on his remix of Sam Smith’s “Lay Me Down”, transforming the crooner’s ballad into a smooth + smokey speakeasy anthem.