Amsterdam based Mike Mago has been making serious waves in the house realm, finding unison in deep basslines and future driven leads. His productions have caught the ear of vocal phenom AlunaGeorge, who’s got him on the official remix of her single ‘Supernatural’… here’s what he had to say about the opportunity:
“I was really honored when Aluna George asked me to do a remix. Been fan a AG for ages! I tried to keep the strength and smoothness of the original and to switch it into the style I’m known for. I know this is a really cliche thing to say, but when your remixing musicians you’re a big fan of, it really comes down to that accurate balance.” – Mike Mago
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November has been very kind to Amtrac fans. A handful of remixes and a collaboration track with Kastle have kept his name in the house headlines during the past month and, with another remix released today, he shows no signs of slowing. His latest endeavor is a remix of Wolfgang Gartner’s single “Unholy,” and the bassline certainly does the title justice. This bouncy remix quickly takes the track from the radio waves to the underground — look out for it’s official release on December 1.
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After the success of their track, ‘That’s Right‘, which came out earlier this year on Mad Decent, Wuki and Jesse Slayter have teamed up once again to energize The Weeknd’s lullaby, Often. And in an exciting turn of events, it appears that Bmore is making a solid push to come back into the lime-light. It warms my nostalgic heart to hear the sounds of yesteryear seamlessly merging with the production prowess of the the present, and I tip my hat to these guys who are pushing the boundaries of dance music. Also, major kudos to Wuki, whose banner year hasn’t stopped as Jack U just included 3 of his tracks in their Diplo & Friends mix that dropped earlier this week. Expect to hear a lot more from these guys in 2015.
Big room young guns MAKJ and M35 have finally gotten the remix they deserve, as LA friend and familiar Whiiite has flipped them the #Future1Hundred treatment on their latest single “Revolution”. The original anthemic buildups and screams from the 909 synth are all Whiiite needed to cut it up and create a version more suited for the hustle. Coming off a massive Halloween bootleg packet and remixes for YG, Drake and Moguai – the man with the black hat proves no festival anthem is safe. Grab it below for FREE!
niceFingers is a Los Angeles-based production duo, and they’ve just offered up an awesome remix of “Forgot About Dre.” The track begins by sampling the haunting violin melody from “Reqiuem For A Dream,” and suddenly gets a lot more interesting when the bassline from Dr. Dre and Eminem’s classic tune strolls in. All of this madness crescendos and finally drops into a bass-heavy glitch-hop arrangement. niceFingers do a really nice job of transforming these unique sounds into one cohesive work, and you can grab the download for free. Looking for more? I’d check out their latest album, “Dreamery.” Six tracks, infinite vibes.
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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)
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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.