It’s always great to see people using music as a platform for philanthropy or paying tribute to those who have passed away. Swiftly rising producer/DJ and key industry player, Sean Glass, has taken it upon himself to do both of those things with his outstanding new remix of Flight Facilities’ “Down To Earth.” Together with Glassnote Records, Future Classic, his own Win Music label, and Flight Facilities, Glass is dedicating this release to the Dan Fredinburg Foundation, which was created to help those affected by the devastating Nepal earthquake, and to celebrate the life of Dan Fredinburg, his good friend who tragically passed away while climbing Mt. Everest during the quake.
The remix itself is a warm, shimmering house cut driven by lush pads and a smooth, driving groove that serve as a perfect backdrop for the emotive vocals from the original. Its quality holds up to its great significance, and it’s an excellent contribution to a meaningful cause. Donate to the Dan Fredinburg Foundation here, listen to/download the remix above, and hear Sean Glass’ own words about the release:
“This is my favorite thing I’ve ever done. Flight Facilities are especially important to me, being my first signed artist. I look up to them as tastemakers and creators.
The remix release has been made even more special to me because of recent events. We lost a good friend whom I looked up to–Dan Fredinburg. This past weekend, we memorialized Dan in a series of very special ceremonies I am so grateful to have been a part of. It was my privilege to play this track out for the first time at the party Dan instructed us to have, should he not return.This week, there was another earthquake in Nepal.
They really need our help. We have launched the Dan Fredinburg Foundation and already raised $100k. It only made sense that while I put effort into spreading awareness for my remix, I use that energy to help the causes that are really occupying my mind and heart–rebuilding Nepal and #LiveDan.”
Doesn’t get more LA than a fluid and bouncy remix of a Rihanna single from a yet-to-be-known producer. So here we are, ready to be blasted from car stereos with the windows down. Little known about Young Prince as of yet, other than he’s purposefully anonymous and residing somewhere in the depths of Los Angeles county. Rihanna’s single is booming – a stomping, in-your-face announcement rather fitting as a lead single for a new album, especially our darling bold RiRi. Somehow, Young Prince strips things to a shinier place, literally flooding the production with dripping synths. Normally something so esoteric isn’t necessarily assertive, yet Young Prince sonically delivers something that commands your ears and the room, stripping none of the booming energy from the original whilst shifting the mood and aesthetic to an entirely different place.
Intrigued to see what’s next from this mystery producer, I imagine it’s going to be good if you kick off with an official Rihanna remix….
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After seeing worldwide success with his debut remix of Robert Delong’s “Long Way Down,” Win Music founder, Sean Glass, keeps his studio chops on point with this new release. Tackling “Preach” by Operator Records’ throwback R&B female trio, M.O, this swiftly emerging, Los Angeles-based artist & established tastemaker puts the catchy single through a two-step metamorphosis, bringing a UK Garage feel with party-starting energy. Have a listen here and pick up the free download.
Production trio Autograf continue to keep releasing bombs. After an immense tour of playing both live and DJ sets, it would seem that its back to the lab. Their latest work is a remix for Alesso and Roy English and their track “Cool.” The track is and easy-listening house piece. Tropical-esque notes work well with the vox sampling, and everything is very cohesive with the melody. Follow along with Autograf as they keep crushing track after track.
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Elusive duo Foreign & Domestic have delivered another gem on remix duty, this time flipping ATL rapper Ca$h Out’s single “Go Get That Dough” w/ Snoop Dogg. Listen to what they had to say about it and grab it below for FREE:
We have a lot of friends in the industry working with hip hop guys and one of them is working with Ca$h Out… We actually got turned onto him through Heroes x Villains’ noisey playlists on soundcloud. We listened to some of his stuff and this track in particular was a free giveaway of his so we decided to bootleg it. We kept it true to the original and just added drums and kept the original bassline intact, making it into something we like for our sets. – F&D
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There is no question that UK diva Jess Glynne has one of the best voices in dance music right now – the powerful vocalist behind Clean Bandit has championed the charts with hits “Rather Be”, “My Love” w/ Route 94, and her own solo single “Right Here”. Her new single “Hold My Hand” is out March 23, and the UK house mogul Chris Lake is on the remix duty, evolving the melodic strength of the original into a huge club record. Listen to the full stream below, and be on the lookout for its release towards the end of the month!
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Swept up in the bass house craze, Wax Motif & Gladiator got in the studio to make a beefed up version of Kid Ink & Dej Loaf’s hit “Be Real”. The outcome is a low end driven monster, teasing Dej Loaf’s vocal along a growling bassline and jackin lead. Originally planned to be a bootleg, Kid Ink’s camp loved the version so much it got picked up as an official remix, scheduled to drop at the end of this month on RCA. Listen below, and keep it locked for the release!
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The Long Beach City Kids, aka LBCK, have been taking their brand of funk and soul-infused electronic music far and wide, gaining the trust of thousands for their consistent flow of jams like their contest-winning remix of Galantis’ “Runaway (U & I).” Today, they’ve given us the premiere of their latest effort, a re-imagination of Montell Jordan’s classic, “This Is How We Do It, that showcases their groove-driven, nostalgic sound that works perfectly in a modern context.
In celebration of the release, LBCK gives us some of their own words about their remix, “This tune is a certified classic — one of those jams you just have to vibe to. We’ve been playing this one since we were kids and have always thought it would be cool to throw some more contemporary funk stuff underneath the vocal. Kept it minimal and selective with the bass following the original progression. This is one to roll slow to.”
One of our favorite dirtybirds, Justin Jay, is currently finishing his last semester at University of Southern California, but that isn’t stopping him from releasing outstanding productions. His latest effort is a brooding remix of Disciples’ hit record, “They Don’t Know,” that takes a dive into the shadowy realms of deep house that were never fully explored by this gifted 22-year-old, until now. With this remix release on February 22nd via Pete Tong’s FFRR imprint on top of a forthcoming EP on Catz ‘n Dogz’ Pets Recordings, major upcoming gigs like Holy Ship!, and more, Justin Jay is prepping for an enviable last semester and a massive 2015.
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Sweater Beats is back on the viral Soundcloud tip – this time with a redux of Kimbra’s 2011 smoker “Settle Down”. Stripping down the jazzy tendencies in the track for a more sweeping and eclectic ambiance, Sweater Beats sticks to his production roots while still making Kimbra’s vocals really shine on the track – a feature often masked in remixes and bootlegs. Her unique voice sits high above the scattered drum varients and tingling piano work that with all their unique sequencing has an almost orchestral vibe to it.
So, go on tour with Chance The Rapper, play a dope remix in your sets, and get shit popping. Well done, SB.