Mainstream Remix | The Weeknd – Often (Kygo Remix)

Posted by on July 28, 2014

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I’ve seen a lot of talk lately about Kygo signing to Sony. Some congratulated, some even claimed this was the beginning of the end. It’s incredible to me that fans, or people who claim to be, wouldn’t want to see their favorite artist progress. Fans don’t understand how hard it is to make a living in this music scene. The barriers to entry are higher then they’ve ever been. What Kygo has done is unprecedented, yet fans have this ill-informed notion that Sony is going ruin his brand. Sure, major labels are notorious for messing up an artist’s brand. We’ve seen many artists (sadly) come and go because they signed. Kygo, and his team, are too smart to let that happen. Kygo is going to be just fine.

Electronic, Mainstream Remix, Pop | Melanie Martinez — Dollhouse (One Love Remix)

Posted by on July 23, 2014

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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.

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Mainstream Remix | Dash Berlin & Jay Cosmic Ft. Collin Mcloughlin – Here Tonight (Carita La Nina Remix)

Posted by on July 10, 2014

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It’s no secret that Dash Berlin has a hit on his hands. Released July 4th via Armada, “Here Tonight” is quickly climbing on the Beatport and iTunes dance charts as we inch closer to the official video release. In the mean time, Carita La Nina drops her interpretation of Dash’s “Here Tonight” smasher that’s definitely festival ready. Feel the love inside us here tonight, here tonight! Ripper city!

Mainstream Remix | Usher – Good Kisser (Disclosure Remix)

Posted by on July 3, 2014

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I didn’t care for the original. However, Disclosure try their hand at Usher’s “Good Kisser” with moderately impressive results. I liked the “Frontin’” remix better, but I’ll take new Disclosure as I get it. Perhaps they’ve set the bar so high musically that I’m being too tough on them. That might be the case, but it’s our job to call it like we see it. Regardless, it still smells like a label induced remix to us.

Electro, Mainstream Remix | Coldplay – Midnight (Kygo Remix)

Posted by on May 9, 2014

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Premiering on BBC radio 1 today, Kygo dropped off his latest offering in the form of a brand new remix to Coldplay’s Midnight. A huge thank you is due to Kygo for the steady stream of music he has been putting out, as well as the quality of the music that he has been producing. Another Kygo track with great vibes, phenomenal melodies, and overall just flat out beautiful. He just hit 200,000 likes on Facebook and is becoming one of the hottest new producers out right now, so everyone should definitely start paying attention if you haven’t already. Give him some love on his facebook page, which you will want to like to get the download links, below and be on the lookout for a lot more Kygo to come.

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Mainstream Remix | Pharrell Williams – Happy (NEUS Remix)

Posted by on March 13, 2014

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LAWD HAVE MERCY. This remix is the cat’s meow. I didn’t think I could like Pharrell’s “Happy” any more than I already did then NEUS comes along and just smashes it with that super-psychadelic funky vibe. TABERNACLE! HOLY WATER! SANCTUARY! Wash me in the blessings of NEUS’s musical forgiveness.

Mainstream Remix | Collin McLoughlin & Skrux – Castle Walls (Remix)

Posted by on January 7, 2014

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2011 saw a unique collaboration between hip hop icon T.I. And vocal powerhouse Christina Aguilera. While the song went slightly under the radar in the pop charts it sported an emotional chorus with a stirring vocal performance from Cristina Aguilera that lends itself quite well towards a melodic bass rework. Enter Collin Mcloughlin and Skrux, who’s synth heavy interpretation of Castle Walls provides a melancholy take on the hip hop focused original. A soaring trance like arp guides the listener through a wave of heavy bass and glitched vocals, making this interpretation of Castle Walls a perfect balance between subtle beauty and overdriven low end.

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