Nate Dogg (Prince Club 6am Bake Mix)
How does a child of the 90′s even begin to describe Nate Dogg‘s legacy? Voice of a generation, national treasure, crooner, OG, regulator–these are just a few of many words used to describe Nate and the contributions he and his silky voice gave to hip-hop and the music community as a whole. He is sorely missed every day, however his name will never be forgotten as long as lads like Prince Club continue to create art. The Montreal duo have been hard at work over the years trying to reinvent the idea of club music, and I must say they are not far off. I brought you guys to 4 AM just a few days ago, so now let’s move the clock forward a couple hours. On their “6 AM Bake Mix”, Prince Club revamps the late Nate’s song “Gangsta Walk” with several vocal anecdotes sprinkled throughout, mostly from his work on “The Next Episode”. It’s not what you’d expect at all for late night club sounds, but it works surprisingly well and is an excellent tribute to boot.
If you live in Los Angeles, chances are seeing a Soulection showcase has been on your bucket list for quite some time. With talents like starRo on the roster, it’s easy to see why. He’s spent the better part of 2014 becoming a household name with his incredible production chops and if you’re not on the hypetrain yet, we hope this will change your mind. “California” perfectly embodies the spirit of the state, its people, and its music scene: electric, laid-back, and soulful. Take a trip down PCH to this one here–it’s an experience you don’t want to miss out on.
Genie In A Bottle (Loveless Remix) *FREE DL*
And now, for a song fifteen years in the making. If you remember the rivalry between Britney and Christina back in the day, you’d remember how significant this song was in 90′s pop culture. Clearly Loveless is on the same page as us, as the Norwegian duo brings the karaoke classic into 2014 as a sexy deep house cut. Heavy on the vibes and light on the chords, this guy is a perfect addition to any upbeat workout/party playlist. We’ve posted a barnyard full of house music selections this weekend, but here’s hoping this piques your interest enough to hit play.
Fragile (MCHNCL Remix)
For all the credit we’ve given Australian music recently, it’s unfair for New Zealand not to share the spotlight. After all, they have given us Kimbra and Lorde. After this post, you can go ahead and add Maya Payne to that list of Kiwi starlets as well. “Fragile” is her debut single and it’s getting its fair share of remix work; however MCHNCL’s effort truly showcases Payne’s talent behind stellar production by her fellow Kiwi. This seventeen year old is going places real soon and we can’t be more stoked for her! Hopefully New Zealand’s best kept secret will make a splash across the world.
Help (Elephante Remix)
It’s a well-known fact that Galantis is a blogger’s dream come true. When Christian Karlsson of Miike Snow and Linus Eklow (Style Of Eye) teamed up to start making progressive house we knew we were in for something special; we just couldn’t imagine how great it would actually be. They have absolutely taken the Internet by storm and now seem to building up even more momentum through their touring. Last week, they let out a remix EP and while each track is great in its own right, we think we found the crown jewel. Elephante has rapidly become one of the most well-respected creators in the electro house field, however he flexes his melodic capabilities on this one as the end result is a stunning, practically cinematic, progressive house edit of Galantis’ “Help”.
It really says a lot about an artist’s abilities as not only a creator but an icon when remixes of your material number in the thousands. We’d have to talk to Soundcloud about the actual numbers, but it’s safe to say Ellie Goulding, Avicii, and Kanye West are the most remixed artists ever. Producers from all walks of life and musical backgrounds love to put their own signature stylings on these musicians’ works and no two tracks ever sound the same. When Kanye released the broody “Love Lockdown,” too many producers took it in the wrong direction and added more upbeat drumwork or something in that vein. Polo understands just how to operate on a song like this. Another Kiwi on this blogathon, he makes his TMN debut today with his ultimate sadboi rendition and even throws a few “Heartless” samples in here and there. For anyone who wishes 808s & Heartbreak was darker, here’s what you were looking for.
Becky Hill Official
UK singer Becky Hill has graduated from The Voice and moved onto the pursuit of her own music identity. Following the success of her collaboration with Oliver Heldens in “Gecko”, she has definitely found her own style of music and it sure is amazing.
Here is a new single titled “Losing”. This track off her upcoming debut album is very well-produced, as she is straying off towards electronic music, while remaining playful through the melodies of the song. The clever use of voice samples as part of the instrumentals makes this tune really fun and exciting. Her powerful vocals dominate through the entire song, showcasing both her finesse and classiness. We are very excited for her new album to come out.