Back in late July, People premiered an original single by Denyse Tontz called “United States Of Anxiety” that really struck a chord with millennial listeners. Today, we’re happy to present to you a premiere of Mr. Kristopher‘s take on the single, which will be a part of a full remix EP that is coming soon.
Mr. Kristopher stayed true to the original’s groovy vibe, but he turned up the bassline with a bit more energy, as well as a darker tone. He pays homage to the old-school electro sound that paved the way for a lot of producers. He manages to keep things fresh, despite taking a bit more of a traditional approach to this remix. The result payed off, as it is a song that both electronic fans will enjoy, as well as fans of the original who may not be entirely into the dance music scene. Mr. Kristopher’s accessible creation is a great song that plays off the actual process of anxiety that many individuals feel. Check out the single today, as well as the exclusive free download for his remix of “Sweet Dreams” below.
We are smack in the middle of festival season, and the anticipation continues to build as we keep looking back at those insane lineups and the final phase announcements. We can only imagine how incredible festivals like Sun City Music Fest, Electric Zoo, The Meadows, and Something Wicked and way too many more to name are going to be. With those incredible lineups comes brand new releases from the attending artists, teasing us with music that we know is going to blow us away when we see them perform live. So, this week we curated a playlist to exposé some of those fresh releases to get that festival adrenaline kicking.
TMN: Hey Benny! First off – thank you for being a part of our Residency program. It’s an honor to have a legend like you onboard. Let’s kick things off by talking about Danceaholic, which is currently smashing up the charts. Talk to us about how you approached this project as a whole.
BB: I’m very fond of the instrumental track “Danceaholic” which lends its name to the whole album because it takes me back to my roots and projects me forwards at the same time. The album is a bigger project of course. It’s a mixture of tracks that were already released and brand new material, so it’s a kind of a bridge between the last four or five years and where I’m going!
TMN: You have an eclectic group of artists with you on the album, including singer/songwriter legends like Chris Brown and John Legend, as well as a nice collection of other producers. How did you go about selecting who you wanted to work with?
BB: I work first and foremost collaborate with my cousin Alle Benassi. He’s my musician and producer. But I really love working with different collaborators. Chris Brown is such a great artist. Everything he sings just comes to life and is amazing. Since working together on “Beautiful People” we have an artistic relationship and always feel free to send ideas to each other, that’s how ‘Paradise’ came about. As for John Legend I met him through a mutual friend of Alle and I, Jean Baptiste, in LA, who was working with John at the time, then we performed together at Coachella and we just knew we’d collaborate on the new album.
Anytime a new artist joins the Foreign Family Collective roster, we simply cannot contain our excitement. The new addition is none other than Chet Porter, the Canadian producer who we sat down with a while back to talk about the upbringing of his sound following his release of “Awakening”. Chet teamed up with singer Chelsea Cutler for “Stay”, the 11th installment by the collective behind duo Odesza. Incorporating a mellow and joyous melody with Chelsea’s dreamy vocals, Chet manages to create another unconventional track that utilizes the style of storytelling. The buildup leads to synth bursts that create an ecstatic vibe that resembles the sound of Porter Robinson. It’s definitely a potential anthem everyone could get familiar with.
Joining the likes of Jai Wolf, RÜFÜS DU SOL and Big Wild, Chet Porter deservedly belongs in the FFC fam. Make sure to catch him at a show near you as he’s going on a North American tour in fall. Trust us – you don’t want to miss out on one of the biggest up and coming artists of 2016. Peep the tour dates below and you can get tickets here!
When we premiered “Stars” from New York-based Future Generations, we were already looking forward, past its release, to the inevitable remixes to follow. With a highly engaging piano melody, upbeat percussion, and memorable vocals, we knew that stellar interpretations would be coming down the pike, and we were right.
Just as we did with the original, we’re back with a first look and listen to this stellar flip from San Fran-based PillowTalk. Rife with laidback, summertime vibes, it boasts a groovy-as-hell bassline, island-style percussion, and a playful guitar riff, everything comes together in a perfect addition to your warm-weather playlist.
So, fire up the grill, pick up a sixer of your favorite craft brew, and get ready to jam out.
The European imprint Boogie Angst is back with another amazing release, this time from Meeka Kates. The Netherland’s creator brings his single “Wildfire” to the table, and you better believe it’s a hot one.
Meeka Kates fits with Boogie Angst perfectly, as each party shares the same love of cool, laidback electronic music. With “Wildfire” we get a fun house record that takes from both pop and R&B. This single is not just a simple song either, as it signifies the coming of a debut EP from Meeka, which will be entitled just as this song is, Wildfire. Although this is the only song on his Soundcloud, the full EP is available for purchase currently. On that EP, you will find two other originals, as well as a remix. “Wildfire” as a single should get you interested, as this one is catchy as can be. If you’re not singing it by the end of the week, you’re just not having a good week. This is as good as it gets!
Fall weather is right around the corner, which means it’s go time. You only have a few, fleeting weeks left of summer, before the leaves and subsequent snow starts falling. With that in mind, we strongly encourage you to get out of the house this weekend and head down to Beta Nightclub to check out another stacked weekend of beats.
Per usual, we’re making it incredibly easy for you to get off your couch and head down. Why’s that? Because we’re hooking you up with free entry.
– Head to the front door and enter the club before 11pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Get there before 5:00p on Sunday.
– Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only).
– The deal is valid for ALL NIGHTS this week.
Before you go, we need to fill you in on another secret. Beta has teamed up with Cadence & Cause to do some good for the Denver community. If you make a small donation, you could win a silent meet & greet with the mysterious UZ. On top of that, you’ll be helping out at-risk teens in Denver through Youth on Record, an incredible charity that provides music education. Click here for details.