The first half of the week has come and gone, which means it’s all downhill from here. You might have laughed at that statement, knowing full and well we still have two and a half days of work left, but fear not. We have some new, impressive music to carry you over the hump and into the weekend.
Originally off Fyfe’s album Control, which came out last year, “Solace” encapsulates this London-based indie artist’s ethereal vibes and articulately crafted vocals. While most wouldn’t envision these vocals fitting into a groovy beat, our favorite Münchner saw it differently.
LCAW is no stranger to taking on unique artists, with remixes of intriguing acts like Parov Stellar, Cosmo Sheldrake, and more. With this interpretation of “Solace,” we’re offered up that warm, smooth familiarity that he brings to all of his work.
Slowly enveloping listeners with repeating guitar samples, steady kicks, and Fyfe’s soothing vocals, we’re left completely lost in this respectful homage to the original. Yet, as much as LCAW tips his cap to the original song’s vision, his remix creates an entirely new experience, and one we won’t soon forget.
Down To Earth (Sean Glass Remix)
If there’s one thing we enjoy other than music here at TMN, it would have to be giving back. We’ve been privy to some phenomenal opportunities through our global distribution of great music, and with multi-faceted music industry mogul Sean Glass‘ latest remix, we’ve got another chance to help do some good. The Win Music founder is back with only his second official release, choosing to take Flight Facilities’ “Down to Earth” even closer towards the dance hall behind a tasteful and subtle melody shift, and glittery four-four kick-drum.
Glassnote Records, Future Classic, Win Music, Flight Facilities and Sean Glass are teaming up and offering Glass’ remix to the Dan Fredinburg Foundation. About the free tune, Sean Glass shed some more light on the situation: “The remix release has been made even more special to me because of recent events. We lost a good friend whom I looked up to–Dan Fredinburg.” (Fredingurg was part of an Everest summit team when the first Nepalese earthquake hit and was tragically lost). Also adding: “This week, there was another earthquake in Nepal. They really need our help. We have launched the Dan Fredinburg Foundation and already raised $100k. It only made sense that while I put effort into spreading awareness for my remix, I use that energy to help the causes that are really occupying my mind and heart–rebuilding Nepal and #LiveDan.” The track will be offered as a free download when users follow @DanFredinburgFoundation on Twitter and we’re encouraging everyone to donate www.crowdrise.com/CelebratingDan.
“SAIKO” has the bass producer Aero Chord stepping into a new role, even if by the end of it he dips back into his trap roots. His alliance with Monstercat continues to grow with yet another huge record.
The introduction sets a dark scene up for a psychotically chopped sequence of vocals that lead up to a threatening climax. Aero Chord proceeds to murder with a wicked drop into a slobbery bassline. With the piercing synth stabs and the modulated screams, it makes for one impressive experience. He then breaks things down and dirty by cutting the beat’s time, resulting in a vicious trap section that must simply be heard. Support “SAIKO” by getting a copy from iTunes today.
Trippin (Mickey Remix)
Belgian producer Shameboy has been around through generations of electronic music maintaining his own unique, yet evolving, style through out. Last month, he unleashed “Trippin,” a gorgeous piece of slowly-developing, chilled-out electronic pop with stunning vocals from Max Marshall. The single has become a favorite in the blogosphere, and for good reason–it’s as intricate as it is catchy.
This morning, we’re excited to be bringing you the premiere of an equally intriguing house remix from fellow Belgian Mickey. Cutting the vocals and flipping the cadence, Mickey’s rendition draws the listener in with a 4×4, head-nodding tempo that, despite speeding things up, maintains the smooth, somber elements of the original. Once again, Marshall’s voice remains a vital component hypnotizing when combined with Mickey’s production. This one’s equally suited for a club dance floor or a sunny summer day. Give it a listen above and also make sure to check out the original here.
In My Place
New Music Tuesday has been one for the books, providing us with a couple of top notch premieres and a handful of other dazzling releases, including “In My Place.”
Los Angeles-based Lincoln Jesser, a beyond gifted singer and producer, gives listeners goosebumps with his freshest release. Giving us a different take from the upbeat sounds we because accustomed to with tracks like “Golden” and “Something Right,” this multifaceted artist provides a trancy and therapeutic listening experience.
Jesser’s natural voice and pitched down samples contrast beautifully with the ambient production of the song. With a sound that’s constructed by a house beat and a euphoric trance-like melody, you’ll be experiencing nothing but chill vibes.
2am (Rootkit Remix)
Let’s all admit something right now. This song is primed and ready for a whole boatload of remixes. The message conveyed through the lyrics coupled with the stunning vocal tone and finesse just begs to have multiple interpretations of it follow, which is exactly what we’re experiencing at this very moment.
While this tune recently got a very popular makeover from Matoma, today we’re bringing you an exclusive look from 17-year old Norweigan producer ROOTKIT. With his official take on “2 AM,” the Top 40 vibes from the original are long gone. In their place, we find a stunning vocal house remix, one which is sure to get your booty on the floor, with your feet in a full-on shuffle.
We know the weekend is a long ways away, but it is a long one. So, hang in there with gems like this one and we’ll see you on the other side.
Riton Feat. Jagga
Need Your Love (Original Mix)
Every now and then, a tune curiously surfaces, receives loads of praise from those in the know, then seemingly vanishes into thin air. Such was the case with dynamic dance producer Riton‘s single “Need Your Love”, which appeared on the OWSLA Egg Nog compilation back in December, only to wander the interwebs aimlessly until finally finding a worthy stronghold. The shapeshifting club tune, which draws on sonic elements from the deep, future, and classic corners of house production, to a smattering of electro influenced percussive rumblings, and a foundation penetrating vocal from London based vocalist Jagga; finally finds a proper home through tastemaking club imprint Love & Other Records, and we’ve been chomping at the bit to share “Need Your Love” before anyone else. With the type of sternum-thumping melody and infatuating vocal track which attracts the staunchest of dance aficionados to the most casual of club consumers, it’s quite simple to see why “Need Your Love” has already received support from artists across the dance-music spectrum including Skream, Tiga and James Zabiela.
Riton’s full Need Your Love EP hits Beatport on June 8 with all official retailers following suit on June 22, so get a leg up thanks to your trusty Ninjas and stream “Need Your Love” below.