Lift Off #008
Posted by Middy on February 9, 2013
Finally after a little longer than usual break, the 8th edition of Lift Off is here and as per usual we have packed it filled with gems. This Lift Off marks the first official contribution from our new author Malcolm or “Mel”, so look for more great tracks from him. The first track above is the vocal mix of Anakyn’s single “Point Black”, which previously saw a edit from Nicky Romero and adds another harmonic dimension to the track.
DubVision are among the best at coming up with progressive melodies and this remix of “Summertime” is no different. They stick to the same winning formula of “All By Myself”, “You & I” etc and deliver a peaktime, big room remix. Would like to see them switch it up a little, but for now it is working.
Paris Blohm delivers this emotional, uplifting track as a tribute to his sister who recently passed away. Female vocals add to the superb melody crafted by the young up and comer.
This remix from the Chainsmokers of Jonsi’s (singer of Sigur Ros) “Around Us” has been incredibly successful with its addictive melody and well placed stutters. This is a must have.
Already well known Russian producer Archie gives away yet another one of his many progressive tracks that we all know and love.
We have a twosome from Swedish producer Mattias Thand, professionally known as Thand, who first hit the map for many with his remix of Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso’s hit single “Together“. “Yokuza” combines grinding low end riffs with brooding melodic builds. The remix of Swedish bands Urban Cone’s “Freak” shows the melodic side of his productions, while adding an edge with some driving electo synths.
Returning from our previous edition of Lift Off are Jesse Draak and Ryan Fieret. This time with a bootleg of Futurism and Brenton Mattheus’ “The Way I See You”. Another quality track from the young Dutch duo. Hit “Buy Track” for a free download.
Sixteen year old newcomer, Brandon Zeier and South Africa’s Prototype team up for his first original of 2013. Successfully combining catchy vocals, mellow breaks and a high energy progressive drop.
Much like Coldplay already is, it seems as though Rihanna is quickly becoming one of the most remixed artists in house. Jose De Mara turns Rihanna’s emotional ballad into a progressive bomb.
British duo, Culture Code made their name in the dubstep game, notably with melodic dubstep remixes of the likes of Krewella and Adventure Club. However, with “On My Own” they show they can play with the big boys in the big room realm and put together a peak time track with the help of busy vocalist Brenton Mattheus.
Denmark’s Faustix and Vancouver’s Imanos return for another collaborative effort on Strange Talk’s “Falling In Love”.
Instead of his usual mainstream pop remixes, Philipp Steinbauer decided he would take a shot at remixing Emeli Sande’s piano driven “Read All About It”. The outcome is a quality big room track.
Frenchmen Magnus & Timon continue their trend of producing beautiful progressive tracks as well as giving them away for free.
Fareoh takes Late Night Alumni’s recent single “Shine” and adds his melodic spin on it, while still keeping much of the same chilled out vibe of the original, letting the vocals of Becky Jean Williams shine through.
There have been a slew of “Miss Atomic Bomb” remixes lately and Felix Cartel may have put together the best effort, adding a big room twist to the track.
Pete Foster puts his own spin on a Depeche Mode classic. His fantastic build and heavy drop compliment the unique vocals nicely.
A heavier remix then what you have seen in the rest of the selections here, Monkey Rave provides an easy build and then hits with a driving, grinding electro drop providing a whole new take on this track co-produced by Nicky Romero & David Guetta.
Last but certainly not least is Dave Edwards remix of The Knocks incredibly successful single “The Feeling”. The remix adds some tasteful electro house to compliment the upbeat nu-disco vibes of the original.