Posted by TwirlyHatMatt on June 12, 2013
Although this song unfortunately missed the deadline for our epic summer playlist, it is absolutely deserving of some recognition! Known for his epic remixes, Dave Edwards takes to The Knocks and St. Lucia’s most recent single in a successful attempt to keep up his reputation.
Dave experimented with numerous different chord progressions and sounds in this track and managed to avoid any sort of monotony in the production. Add vocals in to the mix and you’ve really got yourself a hit. The remix has already gotten some pretty significant recognition and so if you enjoy it enough, be sure to heart it up on Hype Machine!
Grab the free download and stay in tune for more Dave Edwards music, hopefully, very soon!
Posted by Spice on June 12, 2013
These days, it’s hard to do much of anything on the internet without encountering heaps of reverential praise for the British brother-duo better known as Disclosure. They’ve become the de facto poster children for what’s cool in 2013 and have amassed a following that includes both hipster indie pop enthusiasts and their ravier twenty-something counterparts. Back in March, I remember perusing the calendar at one of my favorite clubs and noticing that they had sold out that upcoming Friday — the first Friday of the second weekend of Ultra, as it were. Not only did this not register with me at the time, but I didn’t even bother to catch them in Miami. Quelle folie. I am usually slow to warm up to bandwagon-y new groups, probably due to the fact that I am effectively a huge music snob in denial, but sometimes the hype becomes too great to overlook and bandwagons get harder and harder to ignore. In the case of Disclosure (and their now very considerable bandwagon), I can confirm that all the hype is utterly justified.
Posted by Spice on June 11, 2013
If one thing in life is clear, it’s that Aussie producer Flume is on a roll right now. Remixing cool kids du jour Disclosure? Just another day at the office. “You & Me” is one of the catchiest tracks off of Disclosure’s recent album, but Flume manages to get away from the long shadow cast by the original to create something totally different. “Orchestral crunkwave” is the term used on his Soundcloud page — totally works for me.
Posted by Spice on June 10, 2013
Tasty little free tidbit from Flume, a man to keep an eye on in the remaining weeks and months of 2013. This edit of Rustie’s “Slasherr” hits exactly the right chord — it takes all the fizz and energy of the original and gives it a funky, chilled out vibe. Somehow, the final product manages to seem even fresher and more innovative than its progenitor.
Posted by Sev on June 5, 2013
Yet again, Monstercat unleashes another amazing remix EP. Tristam’s track ‘Truth’ was released late last year and it seems as though he was busy rounding up some outstanding remixes the past few months. The original was a stand out track on its own with some amazing vocals and an overall great Electro-House track. This remix EP has some big names on it alongside some newer talent. As far as the heavier hitting remixes go, we have on from Candyland, Dabin, and Xkore. Candyland and Dabin gives us two different interpretations of the track with Dabin going for a more melodic style, while Candyland gives us the heavier dubstep remix. Xkore on the other hand unleashes a fast paced Drum & Bass remix that is sure to get you out of your seat with some aggressive growl sounds like no other. It was a surprising seeing Anna Yvette’s name as a remixer for one of the tracks, because we are so used to seeing her on the vocals. Either way she did an amazing job creating a trap remix to the track. Last but not least we have Filtercrush and The Dirty Tee’s who both gave us two different House styled remixes. As usual we get nothing but quality from Monstercat and this remix EP still holds to that.
Beatport: Tristam – Truth (The Remixes)
Posted by mimada on May 30, 2013
Penthouse Penthouse (the band so good they named it twice) dropped a preview of this juicy beat a few weeks ago and I’ve been biting my nails since because I had a feeling it was just too delicious of a sound to only last 1:31 – and bam, was I right! I love all three of the artists at work here; their tracks give me this feeling of being at an A-list infinity pool party surrounded by sexy socialites, top-shelf liquor and finely trimmed hedges. And even if I’m in my friend’s backyard with a kiddie pool, a frisbee and some PBR, I know this jam brings all the swag I need.
Anyway, with the magic touch from Djemba Djemba (doubles again?!) and Mr. Carmack, I’d describe it as Justin Timberlake-esque but with more street cred and less buttons fastened on his shirt. Now sit back and prepare to be swept off your feet because this is only the beginning of your new summer romance.
Posted by mimada on May 22, 2013
Well, top of the morning to all you champions of the sun out there on this fine Wednesday. My late night prowling led me to discover the sexy sounds of the revered King Henry and I’d be delighted to share my findings with you. This LA-based producer takes on current trends in music and turns them completely inside out in this awesome, enriching and totally satisfying manner. It’s a little trillwave mixed with trap and bouncin’ beats, one song he even identifies as “comic trap.” It’s the kind of stuff you can put on at parties to intrigue//impress all your friends, or just chill out and listen to in the comfort of your own bed. It’s versatile, it’s groovy, and it’s rad. I pulled a couple songs that might lure you in, Dayman in particular being my favorite. If you think it’s good, just wait till the final drop at the end of the song and then you’ll realize this King Henry isn’t jousting — er, joking around.
Check out King Henry on Soundcloud and social media for more, and you can download his first album at a name-your-price cost from Bandcamp.
Benzel – Fallin’ Love (King Henry Remix)
Captain Crunch (TS39) (FREE DOWNLOAD)