Over the past few months the productional duo hailing from New York, Follow Me, has quickly become a favorite here at TMN for their unprecedented ability to transform soulful R&B classics into sensual deep house tunes that infectiously spread good vibes. This time, Follow Me is back at it again with an absolutely fantastic remix of Soul II Soul’s “Back to Life (However Do You Want Me”. Accentuating the vocals of the original with deep bass, meticulously crafted melodies, and whimsical space-age synths, this remix truly is a work of art. It is one thing to remix a classic but few possess the vision and talent that Follow Me demonstrate; reworking the original to sound as if it were an original production of the highest caliber. As to be expected the duo gave this gem out for free so jump over to Facebook, show this duo your appreciation and snag a copy of this track here!
Soul II Soul
Back To Life (Follow Me Remix)
It is easy to be saturated with M83 remixes, after all their rise to popularity have paved the way for indie-seeking producers seeking special harmonics for their next electronic tune. “Steve McQueen” of French electronic band M83′s sixth studio album Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming is already more than a year old but thanks to french producing duo BeatauCue, we are welcoming its resurgence. Combining many of the current electronic elements that make dance music so vibrant today, BeatauCue have packed it all into a worthy remix.
Steve McQueen (BeatauCue Remix)
Denver’s prolific artist group Triad Dragon have been synonymous with high energy music from the start. Born in 2012 (coincidentally the year of he dragon?), the trio, in full ninja fashion, have infiltrated the Electronic Music Dance local scene with the release of quality original and creative remixes (most notably the Daft Punk – One More Time remix we featured earlier this year. Just like our weekly “Party Playlists” that equip you with just the right amount of party tunes for the weekend, their latest release “Epic Party Kit EP” proves to have similar results with outstanding tracks like “Movement” and “Noise Complaint”. The EP is completely free and you can download it off their soundcloud here.
Noise Complaint (Original Mix)
Pew Pew Pew (Original Mix)
Movement (Original Mix)
Stand Up (Original Mix)
Triad Dragons featuring Joman
Firewall (Original Mix)
As you can see in the picture above, UK producer Star Slinger‘s got something to celebrate: his new Ladies In The Back EP which just dropped yesterday. We featured the title track in its original electronica-meets-drone-rap form a few months ago, and today, we bring you the alternate “Party Mix” version. If you dig it, make sure to purchase a beautiful physical copy or the digital files via iTunes.
Ladies In The Back (Feat. Teki Latex) (Party Mix)
Ladies In The Back is out via Star Slinger’s own label Jet Jam.
If you’re in the UK you may have been just like me, heard this on Radio 1 and scramble to get your smartphone out to shazzam/soundhound the track to find out what it was… then realise it’s no where to be found! Well fortunately Radio 1 are pushing these guys pretty hard and I found them eventually and so I’m excited to present to the fresh London sounds of Clean Bandit
The 4 piece group work have created one hell of a catchy track, intertwining orchestral strings into dynamic synth pop tones with plenty of space for the vocals of Kandaka Moore & Nikki Marshall to lure you in. The two singers were actually found singing and dancing in a community group next to Clean Bandits studio in Kilburn, then asked if they wanted to lay down some vocals… how cool is that.
Being released on Black Butter Records, the A&E EP is being released on 9th December 2012 and is available to pre-order from iTunes Here
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The experimental remix project of Virgin Magnetic Material, consisting of Shai Vardi from Tel Aviv, take the infectious fast-paced Little Dragon song “Ritual Union” and flip the beat for the remix. Although some may not be familiar with the group Little Dragon, listener’s should recognize the lead singer’s soft and haunting vocals from many of SBTRKT‘s singles featured on this site. Giving this already dope track a new texture and sound that appeals more to a slow-downed vibe. Slower and more ethereal, this atmospheric remix is a beautiful interpretation of the original. Be sure to check it out below.
Ritual Union (Virgin Magnetic Material Remix)
While trying to battle a turkey-induced food coma last week, my cousin and I blasted TNGHT‘s self-titled EP in the car as we waited for this big box retail giant to open its doors for midnight Black Friday shopping (yes, we are very into “American traditions”). It’s one of my favorite releases of the year and I remain convinced that whatever they do pleases me.
Over the holiday weekend one half of the duo, Mad Decent’s Lunice, released a hypnotic and jarring remix of Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs‘ track “Trouble” that literally buzzes its way into your ear canal. I am not disappointed. Download it for free below!
Trouble (Lunice Remix) FREE DOWNLOAD