The Kentucky boy Amtrac can’t be stopped… 2 weeks ago he lit up NIGHT BASS in downtown Los Angeles, has been direct support this fall on the sold-out KYGO North American and European tours – and still has found time to release an original collab w/ Kaskade, a FREE new remix and mix for Diplo & Friends that is too good to be true. Let your ears catch up below:
Amtrac’s newest remix for Shakka’s “When Will I See You Again” delivers all the feels, keeping a deep but soulful bassline below the haunting vocals and melodic house chords. Best part – its all yours for FREE download:
On top of that, the boy just dropped a huge guest mix for Diplo & Friends on BBC 1XTRA , stacked with new originals, unreleased gold, and some of the best house music across the board. Grab that + track listing below!
Sharam Jey, Night Talk – The Future
Amtrac – Those Days (VIP Mix)
Cevin Fisher – The Freaks Come Out (Idiotproof Remix – Jesse Rose Edit)
Andre Crom, Martin Dawson – Ballistics
Endor – Hallelujah Anyway
ZDS – Dirtbag
Harry Romero, Doorly – The Truth
St. Lucia – Elevate (Kreap’s Throwback Vocal Mix)
Chambray – Parklife
Treasure Fingers – Honey Dip (SLUGGERS Remix)
Sammy Bananas – Money Time (feat. Antony & Cleopatra) [NY Strip's Piano Mix]
Herve Feat. Zebra Katz – Tear The House Up (Monsieur Monsieur Remix)
Nail – Optimus
Kiwi – The Mara (Duke Dumont Remix)
Elliphant feat. MØ – One More (Amtrac Remix)
Joey Negro Pres. Z Factor – Sounds In The Air (Soul Purpose Mix)
Amtrac – ?????
Main stage maniacs – your prayers to the ZHU craze have been answered. The mysterious producer’s hit “Faded” has gotten the big room treatment from Miami mover Damaged Goods, giving it all the beef it needs for the festival circuit. The groove of the original lies within, while a tremendous kick and hard hitting lead bassline carry this remix all the way through. Fans of Oliver Heldens, Nari & Milani and Nom De Strip will be all over this one… listen below and download it for FREE!
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Underrated funny guys and professional beard growers, Andhim, have been on a widely under publicized tour of the US (but I guess that’s what were here for?). They maintain an extreme level of authenticity by being tastefully terrible at social media and over the top groovy with their masterful originals. This spin on the classic, “Music Sounds Better With You,” is hard to tell if it’s serious or a joke but all I know is it’s up for free download and I’d totally rinse it..
The Bag Raiders have been on a hot one lately with their latest EP “Nairobi / Savannah” on Modular People receiving major critical acclaim from artists and bloggers alike. After offering up the stems for Nairobi via their SoundCloud, the Drop Out Orchestra have turned it into a fiesta via waveform. With flaring trumpets battling guitar riffs front and center they twist the chugging tune into a late night bonfire with your closest comrades. Offered up as a free download and supported by the Bag Raiders themselves, it’s safe to say this one’s going in the bag.
After being named as one of Boomrat’s Top 50 Emerging artists, Amtrac is well on his way to becoming one of this year’s most consistent producers. His take on RAC’s Cheap Sunglasses, which features the catchy vocal licks of Matthew Koma, sees him skimming the waters of a progressive landscape, tipping the hat to early Kaskade and deadmau5 productions. There are euphoric moments driven by his classy chord progression and energetic arps, but they’re laced with a bit of melancholy from waning strings and moody pads. It’s no wonder that he’s gearing up to provide support for Kygo on tour this Fall, and I don’t think it’ll be long before we see him headlining tours of his own.
Over the last few years, The Weeknd has captivated that hearts of millions of teenage girls and music snobs alike with his crooning voice and bedroom rhymes. Upcoming producer Ape Drums takes this track out of the bedroom and straight into the club with some tasty 808s and extremely catchy vocal chops before launching into the stratosphere with screaming leads and a cheeky rave siren. Catch the free download below.
Something must be in the water over in Australia. The Sweat It Out! boys are always nailing it with not only the originals but incredible remix packages to boot. We’re proud to bring you the exclusive Dom Dolla remix of Benson’s new jam “Hot Mess.” The original (as the Sweat promo dictates): “It’s wonky. It’s swampy. And yet somehow, kinda poppy. And Lex Famous kills it on vox.” Dom Dolla takes the pop driven original and creates a jackin bass heavy trip thats fit for the club. His remix is our fav by far and we’re lucky enough to be rolling out the premiere… fans of Gorgon City, Motez and Duke Dumont will be all over this one.
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LA Legend Thee Mike B launched his new house-ego Brillstein earlier this year on Jesse Rose’s Play It Down label with the heavy-hitting EP Back To Bed. Filled with six tracks that perfectly capture Brillstein’s style of big, punchy house drums and hip-hop / old-school influences, the Back To Bed EP allowed for a ton of room and direction from the remix front. After Play It Down’s previous remix package (Jesse Rose’s The Whole Twelve Remixes) delivered tracks from legends and newcomers alike from all over the globe, the Play It Down vs Brillstein remix pack comes fully stacked with an all Play It Down roster. Of course label-head Jesse Rose kicks things off with his remix of “Meelo My Bro”, recent PID champion Christian Nielsen ends it with his “Je T’Adore” remix, and a few more of the label’s rotation of producers (namely Dansson, ZDS, Prince Club, and Sqim) each put their own spin on Brillstein’s tracks. It’s a wonderful showcase of how Jesse Rose, as A&R for the label, can curate such a mix of house and techno stylings while still remaining very within the Play It Down umbrella. Inevitably members of the label know how to make a track to groove to and it’s present as much as ever with the new remix package.
As a bonus, Brillstein’s fellow LA friend and producer Matpat had his way with Brillstein’s “Environmental Produce” which they’ve given to you for your downloading and listening pleasure. You can stream all six remixes below, buy them on Beatport HERE and instantly download the Matpat remix by clicking HERE.
Tycho‘s latest album was one for the books. He seems to have matured with time and ripened alongside some very talented musicians that supported his sound on the record. So it only seems natural to have remixers come out of the woodworks in a similar profound fashion. Bibio x Tycho, what an exciting concept, and the tune does not fall short of the possibilities that plagued my mind prior to first listen. The natural bird sounds and faded guitar strums narrate a fantastical daydream that transport you to a simpler time. It’s minimal at it’s finest, because that’s all a song really needs to be.
The LA mystery man Whiiite just dropped a little spin on Lana Del Rey’s ‘Shades Of Cool’ and it’s got a refreshing summer hip-hop vibe. The haunting vocals of Lana get flipped, cut up and laid into an energetic production with a killer drum line that carries all the way through. Here’s what he had to say…
“Was vibing on Lana Del Rey’s New album on a flight from Chicago to LA and heard Shades of Cool. Started messing with a beat on the flight and this is where we ended. Hope you all enjoy. As always truly thankful for all your support… spreading the word about our project, reposts, retweets, etc. Much Love”