We Were Evergreen – Be Like You (WS Remix) [TMN PREMIERE]

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Some of you might be too young to remember this overwhelmingly infectious song from the iconic Disney movie, The Jungle Book. However, it’s safe to assume that for a few decades, kids across the world were dancing around, singing Louis Prima’s memorable lyrics.

Today we not only have an intriguing interpretation of “Be Like You,” we’re also offered up a remix to accompany it. The original comes via French indie pop outfit, We Were Evergreen, who has graced the pages of this blogs numerous times before. This time around, we’re pleasantly enveloped in this newly released cover, which you can pre-order here.

We love the swirling percussions and vocal fragments repeated over delicate piano textures, making the track both danceable and intimate.- We Were Evergreen
Be Like You

Enter remixer WS, who has sculpted vocal samples in a way to where it almost seems as if they were destined for an electronic interpretation. Stepping in stride with the original ideation of the song, this remix focuses strongly on percussion, providing a worldly sound to accompany the twinkling piano keys and ethereal synths.

Like any classics, it’s always tricky to touch a masterpiece. But as WWE took this song to its darkest side, I thought why not emphasizing the somber chords progression and the jungle percussion vibe, and try to take it to the dancefloor.

While he remains mysterious, WS has a bevy of unreleased remixes he’s holding onto, all of which will be made public soon. Rumor has it, he’s also working on original EP as well, so be sure to stay tuned for that come 2016.

Be Like You (WS Remix)
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[Acoustic] Rae Sremmurd – No Type (Xavier Dunn Cover)

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No Type (Xavier Dunn Cover)

Rae Sremmurd‘s “No Type” is widely regarded as one of the hottest club hits. It’s one of those songs that everyone sings along to, even if you initially hated it. With that said, we are utterly surprised by Xavier Dunn‘s cover and how he managed to completely flip the tune and gave it an pure acoustic treatment.

Delicate guitar kick off the tune with a tranquil vibe, and Xavier’s well-crafted vocals are adding colors to the original lyrics. The chorus is definitely the spotlight of the track, as Xavier utilizes some harmonies of his falsetto melodies and simple drums to support the lengthy buildup. You’d be amazed by how entertaining and well the track flows. Who would’ve thought an acoustic version of the controversial tune would works wonders?

The Australian musician is a master when it comes to changing up songs. Make sure to grab a free download if you dig it or click here. We’re sure Xavier has a lot more tricks up his sleeves, as he constantly provides us with quality music.

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[Piano Session] Mario – Let Me Love You (Jack Garratt Cover)

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As we continue on our month of Jack Garratt’s residency, we’re continually reminded why we’ve developed a sincere adoration for this UK-based musician. Today continues our ever-growing infatuation, as we get a glimpse at an entirely new side of this quickly-rising star.

Set against the backdrop of nothing more than powerfully cascading piano chords, we’re offered an intimate listen at the simplistic beauty and raw musical finesse from Garratt. Showing some love for the early 2000’s R&B hit “Let Me Love You,” we’re instantly taken away to another place, being helplessly consumed with each memorable lyric.

Originally played at Huw Stephens BBC Radio 1 show at SXSW, this cover (originally sung by Mario), accompanied a piano ballad-style version of his  song “The Love You’re Given.” If you’re unfamiliar with that one, take a gander at the original version below.

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Let Me Love You (Live Cover @ SXSW
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[Chill] Above & Beyond – Sun & Moon (Deuxième Revisit)

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Sun & Moon (Deuxième Revisit)

We use the term “chill” on TMN to describe everything from dubstep to Norah Jones covers. What we have for you today can be found elsewhere throughout the blogosphere as well as next to the definition of “chill” in your 2015 Merriam-Webster dictionary. I challenge you to have pants on by the time this tune ends, by your doing or someone else’s. “Sun & Moon” has been remixed and covered and mashed up to death in the electronic music world but nobody ever mentioned anything about jazz. Enter Deuxième aka the two most creative cats to come out of Connecticut in a minute aka the offspring of Duke Silver and Kenny G. Their spin on this is romantic, if not ethereal, and we are at a loss of words to truly put in words the type of way this has us feeling. Enjoy Ninjas and Ninjettes.

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[Beautiful] Ghost Loft – Talk To Me (Bearson Remix)

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Talk To Me (Bearson Remix)

If you haven’t heard of Bearson, you’re about to get your chance. Since the release of “Pink Medicine”, the Norwegian producer had been on a roll with his new tracks. Remixing Ghost Loft‘s “Talk To Me” and giving it a Porter Robinson-esque vibe, Bearson can melt everyone’s heart with this soothing little tune. A series of feel-good synth combined with majestic vocals result in a beautiful track that we simply just can’t get enough of.

This track showcases Bearson’s diversity and his ever-changing sound. Every release of his has been a pleasant surprise. At such a young age, Bearson is slowly establishing himself as one of the most exciting up and coming electronic artists in 2015. If you enjoy this track, make sure to grab it as a free download here!

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Daft Punk – Instant Crush (CAFUNÉ Edition) [TMN Premiere]

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Instant Crush (CAFUNÉ Edition)

Random Access Memories was an album met with mixed feelings by many. With that being said, it’s had countless remixes since being released, as is routine with anything Daft Punk. With just under two years after it came to us, RAM received a new rendition of one of its standout tracks, “Instant Crush,” courtesy of the indie electronic duo CAFUNÉ.

These two have built a strong identity right out of the gate with their high energy original, “Letting Go,” and a resounding version of Porter Robinson‘s “Sad Machine.” Their first tune of 2015 comes in hot, and continues to push the envelope of exactly what they are capable of. They had this to say about their newest:

“We love doing these “editions” because it’s a chance for us to exercise our creative muscles while working on original music. Both of us grew up with The Strokes and Daft Punk and they’re two of our greatest inspirations as a duo. “Instant Crush” is also one of our favorite tracks off of Random Access Memories, so it only made sense for us to do it as a Valentine’s Day treat.”

No pun intended, but they did a lovely job. It captures the essence of the original while showcasing their talents as a dual threat with analog and digital production techniques. The New York duo has a debut original project in the works, but luckily we have this stellar number to hold us over until then. Enjoy your Valentine’s Day (or All-Star Weekend if that’s more up your alley) with CAFUNÉ and keep these two on your radar. Don’t miss out on the free download!

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[Future] Drake – Just Hold On We’re Going Home (LUCA LUSH Remix ft. Kim Vallido)

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Just Hold On We're Going Home (LUCA LUSH Remix ft. Kim Vallido)

There’s no telling what LUCA LUSH is going to do next. A good Drake remix is always welcome, and he has supplied exactly that. The main single from Nothing Was The Same only gets flipped by LUCA LUSH, but covered by the breezy vocal prowess of Kim Vallido, who holds down her duties with ease.

Shedding the almost slow house feel of the original, this rendition opts for more of a spacey, hip-hop approach. The synths twinkle and growl while the drums bring some bite through the low end, resulting in a textbook LUCA LUSH flip. We’re no stranger to his remixing capabilities, and the use of a vocalist provided yet another tool that he has proven he can master. Grab the download via ToneDen below:

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