Posted by jeffwbaird on July 23, 2014
In the not-too-distant past, the production that a rapper could obtain while still positioning themselves as independent artists wasn’t all that important. It was trendy — largely because of Lil Wayne’s Dedication series — for artists to recycle industry beats, and thus they didn’t necessarily need high-quality original production to fuel a career. That tendency has shifted, though, and most successful startups in this market have at least one reliable instrumentalist whose work helps them define their sound. Few, if any, are as gifted and as significant in shaping their overall sound as One Love—best-known as the production half of Kinetics & One Love.
Since K&1L’s critically acclaimed You Are Not Alone released in 2012, One Love has produced for a number of Atlantic Records’ talents, including Neon Hitch and—most recently—Melanie Martinez. Today he’s released his first official remix, to Melanie Martinez’s new single, “Dollhouse”—a song he originally produced as well. While the primary version has accrued over two million views on YouTube already, One Love has utilized the strengths of Melanie’s vocals and reconstructed the darker-themed beat into a summer smash. The increased BPM, coruscating synths, and added melodic qualities of the production entirely change the listening experience, while retaining the meaning of its original. Check out the track below, and follow One Love using the links below.
Posted by BP on July 22, 2014
Adventure Club’s track “Gold ft. Yuna” has been remixed a zillion times by now, but I liked this trap spin on it. It’s been a while since I’ve heard anyone touch this song. Candyland & Revoke gave it a different energy with chill trap beats, and a higher pitched melody to make it unique. I feel like the song tells a new story with this emotional flip. These two are always pumpin’ out trap bangers, and this remix was not a disappointment. Grab it for free if it’s your style!
Free Download: Adventure Club – Gold ft. Yuna (Candyland & REVOKE Remix)
Posted by dshaq on July 22, 2014
Fresh off of a Pitchfork performance, Hudson Mohawke drops off a brand new single of his upcoming EP, which will be out on September 30th. As usual, HudMo does not disappoint with the release featuring the classic sound he has built with Lunice and TNGHT. A nice melodic build up clashes very well against the hard hitting bass and kicks. Festival banger, no doubt about it. Expect to be hearing this one a lot. Enjoy.
Posted by VMan on July 22, 2014
Australian producer Elk Road hit me with his latest remix of Charli XCX’s “Boom Clap,” and being a sucker for the original, see me singing the hook as loud as possible when it drops, I had to give it a listen. Off the bat, I was carried by the rolling bass and guitar, and once you’re in it, it sounds like a trippy adventurous mysterious epic dream, to which you’re the hero. Get lost to these vibes, and see how many times you find yourself playing this tune on repeat. This is a must listen and a must download!
Posted by Middy on July 21, 2014
The sky is blue and you should too. Ok that made no sense, but it doesn’t matter. Above & Beyond are thankfully much better at just about everything music related than me, including songwriting, and “Blue Sky Action” is their latest tune that is pitch perfect for the summer months. It is the first single from their upcoming album, out early next year so get your mind and bodies ready for that.
Posted by VMan on July 21, 2014
NGHTMRE and Davey Gray hit us with their latest remix of Porter Robinson’s “The Seconds” and I’m getting the chills just listening to it. Now I’ll be honest, I haven’t yet hopped on the Porter Robinson wave, and I’m cool with being late to the party, but what’s the original when you have this hard hitting melodious trap remix, by the California producer who doesn’t believe in vowels other than the letter “e” and his homie Davey? This one’s for all my trance lovers, and my trap heads, it’s a guaranteed must listen and a must download!
Posted by TwirlyHatMatt on July 21, 2014
Another “Drunk In Love” remix you say? Yes, I reply. Absolutely, yes. “Drunk In Baltimore” is a funky, club-ready record from D.C. based producer, Obeyah. Featuring a select few sped-up vocals from Beyonce, the song certainly spins the original on it’s head and keeps you fist-pumping for it’s full three and a half minute duration. And it’s this excitement and energy that Obeyah has been able to bring to countless shows and events including the Mad Decent Block Party, and an opening gig for RL Grime.
Obeyah doesn’t add any unnecessary fluff to the record, the production is simple, refreshing, and enjoyable. Grab this download and spice up your Monday night a bit.