After the widely acclaimed Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons LP hit the shelves last year it was bound to be ripe for the remixing, and remixed it shall be, by some of the most venerable names in the game. Ahead of the remix LP’s May 13th release, we’ve got the exclusive stream of Acid Pauli‘s take on “Tangled Web.” Featuring dreamy synth arpeggios that delicately weave in and out of the soft spoken vocals it’s the sequenced percussion patterns that bring the beat home. Other remixers include Juan Atkins & Kimyon Huggins, Kölsch, Gorgon City, Red Axes, Dixon, Jamie Jones, Serge Devant, &Me, DrumTalk, Francesca Lombardo and Mehmet Aslan. You can purchase the project HERE.
With releases like “Karma,” his Momentum EP, and Mom, I Graduated! EP last year, Justin Jay slightly shied away from his more nostalgic roots in funk and disco, but he has come back to those groovy sounds, and he’s better than ever. For his first release of 2016, the Claude VonStroke protégé has taken on Billy Kenny’s “Work Me,” which was originally released on Germany’s This Ain’t Bristol label. Justin Jay completely remade the track into his own quirky, funky, and fresh take that includes guitar and slap bass elements woven in with a quirky vocal sample and more.
On top of this release, Justin Jay is currently bringing house party vibes to a city near you on his Fantastic Voyage tour. Head to his website for a full list of dates and tickets.
The Aussie house gangster Hey Sam is back at it with a dangerous club flip of Ayo Alex’s new single Want it featuring Juicy Jay and we were all over it before we even got the nod on this premiere… here’s what the young gun had to say about it:
“AYO Alex hit me up to do this remix and I jumped on it straight away as I’m a big fan of his original version but it’s a little too heavy for my DJ sets. My version is more stripped back, bassline driven and I’ve found it has plenty of impact in the clurrrbbb.. Also stoked that Uprise Music have let me release this for free download.”
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Sicarii, aka Billboard Dance’s Editor Matt Medved, has been making his way in the artist realm, and he’s already making waves. Earlier this year, he played BillBoard’s Hot 100 Festival, alongside some of the biggest names in contemporary music, and during his set, he debuted his remix of Maroon 5’s “Sugar,” which was actually supported by the band themselves. The remix is an Ibiza-inspired tune driven by a smooth house groove, the original’s vocals, and a filtered piano chords. Have a listen to the remix, as well as the live set, and get more insight on the track from Sicarii below.
“This all began in Ibiza in 2013. I was hanging out at Sa Trinxa, this incredible bohemian beach bar on Las Salinas, and I was so inspired by the music I heard there. Smooth, funky house music with reverb-drenched pads that just perfectly fit the sunset scene’s incredible atmosphere. I channeled that vibe on what was originally intended as an original track. But when Interscope gave me the opportunity to remix Maroon 5’s “Sugar,” I realized how well Adam Levine’s vocals fit within what I’d made. I loved debuting it at Billboard Hot 100 Fest, and receiving official support from the band a few days later was an unexpected honor.” – Sicarii
Just last month, Justin Jay put out his celebratory Mom, I Graduated EP, and embarked on his first world tour, which saw him perform everywhere from Electric Zoo, to Decibel Festival, CRSSD Festival, and many other gigs in between. If you’ve seen him on the road recently, you may have been lucky enough to catch him playing with Josh Taylor on vocals and Benny Bridges on guitar, both of whom are college friends, and Benny is finishing his senior year.
Now, Justin Jay is starting to officially unveil what he’s been working on with his friends over the past year, and this new remix of Alison Wonderland’s “Back to Reality” featuring Benny Bridges is the first taste. Have a listen below and hear this inventive tech-house track that merges rock with dance in truly stunning fashion. Expect more of these collaborations in the near future, and don’t miss Justin Jay in a city near you.
“Sometimes making music can be a really intense, serious, grueling process. Other times it’s about being silly and goofing around with your homies. Ben is a crazy jazz/blues guitarist and we had fun pretending to be tough on this remix for Alison Wonderland. We’ve been making a ton of music together with our homie Josh Taylor so keep your ear out for Benny Bridges, laying it down on guitar.” – Justin Jay
The Los Angeles-based band, Phases, has tapped Washington D.C.’s Eau Claire for a remix of their single, “I’m In Love With My Life.” This remix is the newest addition to Eau Claire’s growing catalog of remixes for the likes of Marvin Gaye, MIA, Husky, and more. The emerging house producer is quickly establishing her melodic and groovy style, and her rendition of “I’m In Love With My Life” serves to strengthen it with its keys, arpeggiated synths, and smooth bassline under the original’s vocals. Listen to the remix below!
Chicago’s prolific house music producer, Roy Davis Jr., is still on point, even after decades of strong influence in the scene. His newest release comes as a remix of Kim Anh’s “Shadows,” and he easily does justice to the original, while giving it his own flair. On his remix, Roy Davis Jr. keeps the soulful, psychedelic vibes strong with a smooth four-on-the-floor rhythm that’s accented by strings, phaser-ed guitar work, and chopped n’ screwed vocals. Enjoy below and buy it on iTunes.
This year, the UK’s producer/live band front man, Duke Dumont, has been maintaining his steady ascent, as he aims to bring something different and refreshing both in the studio and on stage. A couple of months ago, he announced his Blasé Boys Club EP series with the first track “Ocean Drive” that was initially premiered on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show. The 80’s-inspired track has become a fan favorite, and it’s now receiving some remixes from Hayden James and Shaun Frank, who have each given their own groovy house music flair – James taking more of a poolside approach, while Frank positions it for late night dance floors. Listen for yourself here. The Blasé Boys Club Vol. 1 EP is due out on October 2nd, and the remixes will be out on October 16th.
It’s jusssst about the end of Summer and Le Youth decided to squeak in one last anthem before the sun sets for good on the Summer season. It goes deeper than your favorite pool party and packs more heat than the best day at the beach. Catch Le Youth b2b Goldroom at this year’s CRSSD October Festival in San Diego and hear more of what these two Summer dons have cookin’ up!
Newcomer Alessia Cara broke through with her addictive hit, “Here,” off of her Four Pink Walls EP, and now the official remixes for it are starting to surface. One of which that caught my ear comes from the 20-year-old Winnipeg-based producer, Vincent, formerly known as XVII. After releasing remixes of Meek Mill & Drake’s “R.I.C.O.” and Flume’s “Some Minds,” Vincent is keeping his momentum rolling into the last quarter of the year as he delivers this outstanding future bass rendition of “Here” that gives Alessia Cara’s vocals a backdrop of wobbly lush synths, and punchy low-end for club/festival use. Enjoy!