Right Here (Slinger Remix)
Once again, enigmatic groove purveyor Slinger drops another stellar remix; this time for Jess Glynne‘s powerplay pop tune “Right Here”. Having already taken on remixes for Michael Jackson, Prince and Pharrell; it is Slinger’s dancey instrumentation paired with an excellent female vocal which has worked the best for our ears thus far. Glynne’s angelic refrain paints itself around Slinger’s composition wonderfully, sounding as if it was plucked right out of the 80′s nu-wave era. Rather than the past few high energy nu-disko remixes though, Slinger’s remix of “Right Here” is shaped around a much more classic house and garage structure crafted with the same exerted musicianship we’ve come to fall for. His hi-hats shuffle and pop on a different level this time around and the tune’s kick-drum carries a bit less punch but rather a more hollow pounding thud; producing a darker but utterly danceable atmosphere. Stream this one above for a perfect hump-day pick me up, and we’ll keep digging up more dirt on this cryptic producer for you ninjas.
There are few things that we get excited about more than bringing you fresh, unheard-of artists. Looking at a soundcloud play counter under 100 gets us licking our chops, and that’s exactly what we have for you this evening.
Hailing from Houston, Texas, this up-and-coming producer has quickly shown us that it’s not just the stars at night that are big and bright, deep in the heart of Texas. In “Chainwax,” which was just released seventeen days ago, Stvrchvsr lays it all out for us. Is it melodic? Yes, it resembles Seven Lions, at times. Is it hard as fuck? Yep, in fact we can’t help but think of UK dubstep bass barons like SKisM. Is it well produced? Quite. Whoever mixed and mastered this tune knew what they were doing.
While we don’t have much information beyond this, we do know this: Stvrchvsr is here to stay. This kid has a bright future in front of him, and we’re god damn tickled pink to have brought you the first glimpse at this absolute monster of a track.
Collide (Keljet Remix)
As we head into July, we can effectively say one thing: this has been the summer of tropical music. From Kygo to Thomas Jack, it seems like this wave of steel drums and beach-style beats is here to stay. In all honesty, we couldn’t be more pleased, as the summer months are definitely our favorite time of the year.
Taking a crack at the relatively brand-new vocalist EVVY’s tune “Collide,” Netherland’s based DJ/Producer duo Keljet have dialed up a synth-heavy pop remix that’s primed and ready for your weekend endeavors.
Look to follow Keljet on Facebook, as well as EVVY and the insanely busy producer Mickey Valon (Noosa, EVVY, Ayer), who produced the original version of this tune.
When a Fire Starts to Burn (C2C Remix)
Crafting a Disclosure remix that even comes close to doing the original justice is not an easy feat, although certainly not for a lack of attempts. French DJ crew, C2C, however, have more than proven it is possible with their latest take on “When A Fire Starts To Burn.” The re-work kicks off with a glitchy opening that actually resembles some of the sounds used through out Disclosure’s work before unleashing some incredibly dope scratch work–serving as a friendly reminder that Djing is, in fact, an incredibly intricate art form. Hit play above and try not to dance. We dare you.
Bonne Idée (Ocean Avenue Remix)
Taking it’s name from the often-found street name in beach-side destinations, Ocean Avenue just released a song that is represents those vibes felt while walking along every Ocean Avenue in America.
Throw on your flip flops, Ray-Bans, and short shorts, because this remix of the late 90′s tune “Bonne Idée,” originally performed by Grammy Award winning Jean-Jacques Goldman, will have you ready to roll the windows down, and catch the sweet embrace of the warm summer air.
Adding a nice little flanger effect onto the original guitar work and adding in some trop-house synths, this groovy little remix is quite original, providing the perfect soundscape for your sunny-weather adventures.
Telegraph (Original Mix)
If you’ve been scanning our blog feed tonight, you’ll know that sometimes we miss songs, posting them a bit behind the curve. Well, for as many times as that happens, we have countless other times where we bring you the freshest jams within hours of release. Case in point: Maison Cartel’s “Telegraph”.
Dropping just five hours ago on this SoCal duo’s soundcloud, this tune is a bit of a departure from their usual intensity. However, this completely original track is quite the delight, sporting a gloriously melodic build. The drop comes in and throws you for a loop, providing a dirty Lunice style drop, which is sure to get asses on the dancefloor.
Press play and try not to groove to this one. If you can manage not to, please tweet us and let us know. If you end up shakin’ it a lil’ though, you need to tweet Maison Cartel and let them know what’s up.
Sometimes days at the dojo can be a little time consuming. Constantly caught up with our day to day activities of ninja star practice, slinking around in the prone position, and learning the perfect way to extract precious artifacts from other clan’s dojos, we sometimes miss out on something special. While we as ninjas are proud, we’re also humble. We missed the boat on this one, and for that, we apologize.
Coming out of Miami, FL Brika carries a swagger that is undeniable. Signed to Art House Records, she encourages you to sell your clothes and keep your thoughts, which is a mindset that we’re can’t admire enough, especially given the current state of pop culture.
“Expectations,” is an alt-soul tune, simplistic yet powerful in nature. With only a future-bass style backdrop, comprised of a booming bassline, a dark melody, and Brika’s god-given talents, we’re left speechless.
While we’re sad we haven’t been enjoying this for the full two months it’s been out, we’re sure as hell glad we finally stumbled across it.