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”
Deep and garagey, but still funky with all the feels – the easiest way to describe the production of the Denver based Option4. Following up remixes for Elizabeth Rose, Donell Jones and releases on Nurvous and Night Suppy, Option4 delivers a stellar take on James Curd & Luke Million’s new single with Nah Man! (of Parachute Youth) ‘Say The Words To You’. With accompaniment from Yolanda Be Cool and DCUP on the remix duty, our Denver boy held is own in delivering vibes fit for 2am. Listen below and pick it up today on Beatport!
LA – catch Option4 this Saturday, July 12th @ King King in Hollywood!
Last week, Treasure Fingers dropped a wobbly, club monster in the form of Honey Dip. While he reigned supreme for years at that top of the ‘nu-disco’ field, it appears he’s since disavowed his affiliation with the glazed genre and shifted efforts to making some manic house tracks, and we really couldn’t be any happier. Today, we’re premiering the Sluggers remix of said track. After gaining a bit of momentum with releases on OWSLA and Fools Gold, the Miami duo are quickly carving out a name for themselves. Enjoy their free download of Honey Dip below, and get hyped to hear more from these new kids on the block.
Happy hump day kids!
We have a huge exclusive for you today, as we’re proud to bring you the premiere of AC Slater‘s remix to Motez “Own Up” – coming soon on Aussie imprint Sweat It Out. The already stellar original boasted jackin piano house with melodic chords and soulful vocals – but AC took it the club and gave it the “NIGHT BASS” treatment. The product is a bass heavy roller that perfectly executes its beefy overhaul while still delivering the uplifting tones of the original. Don’t just take our word for it – the remix already has gained support from the likes of Tchami, Annie Mac and the Bixel Boys… listen below!
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Riding the success of his last EP for Armada Records, Amtrac is back on remix duty for Australia’s Client Liason. His euphoric take on the track is complete with a cheeky amount of saxophone, uplifting strings and powerful vocals from the Melbourne outfit. Neatly placed chord stabs and a knocking bassline have this one jacking from start to finish, however it doesn’t lend itself to being overbearing. Expect the full digital release to be out soon, along with remixes from Com Truise and Knightlife. For those heading out to Las Vegas this weekend, you can catch Amtrac playing at EDC.
It doesn’t seem like long ago the veiled producer Zhu surfaced on the web (4 months ago to be exact) and had the net buzzing about his “Moves Like Ms. Jackson” remix, but a lot has been accomplished since then. With four more originals added to his roster, including his recent hit (named Essential New Tune by Pete Tong) titled, “ Faded.” Now, though, the time has come for others to take on the fruits of his labor as official remixes begin to take shape on SoundCloud. Continue Reading
After dropping their GDD™ Guest Mix and a Stevie Wonder remix, the Autograf boys are back with another large remix, but this time it’s for Pharrell’s “Gust Of Wind” featuring Daft Punk. This release marks the beginning of their “Future Summer” remix series where they’ll be giving their favorites tracks their “Future House,” Summer-inspired remix treatment. In this rendition, Autograf has merged groovy electro-soul type sounds with a housey vibe for a fantastic feel-good tune.
Over the weekend Pete Tong and his worldwide broadcast on BBC Radio 1 debuted a massive remix from the Toolroom Records head honcho, Mark Knight. The Basement Jaxx and their new tune, “Never Say Never,” was the poison of choice for Knight as he induces a whirlpool in the deep end with a bass synth medley thats dance floor ready at first chord. Get familiar, dance a bit, and cop it HERE.