Welcome to the dojo for another first listen with a premiere from Hood Rich. From our friends at Fool’s Gold Records comes an official remix by the Queensland producer of “Lover” originally by Tommy Trash and A-Trak with Jesse Boykins III. Although the track is due out on the Group Chat Remixes EP, we’ve come together to give you an early listen to this bumpin’ cut a day early.
Hood Rich gets deep and dirty with this fresh take on “Lover.” House and tech heads are in for a real treat with this one as it’s smooth grooves are just what clubs and festivals are desiring. The original single was a bit more upbeat, with an electro edge to it that Hood Rich trades for a darker tone. Overall it makes for a solid remix with a sound completely different than the original. Hood Rich made it his own while doing justice to the original tenfold.
One of our favorite producers has something special for you. Technically, us ninjas AND VenessaMichaels have something special for you in today’s premiere. Enter the dojo for a first listen to the LA producer’s flip of “Humble” originally by the one and only Kendrick Lamar.
Released today as a free download, this remix is just what you need to keep the party going after Coachella into the coming Summer months. Festivals everywhere are aching for tunes like this with a little mainstream skeleton wrapped up in some jaw-dropping underground skin. Fans all across the world can jam to this hybrid single, whose dynamic sound will grab hold of bodies and get them shaking. Of course, with Kendrick in the mix people will be reciting the lyrics without pause. Disregard the neighbors, turn up the volume and enjoy this one as it should be: loud and unfiltered.
Every once in a while a song comes along that captivates you instantly and you know it’s going to be a song you come back to time and time again. Lux Pacific did that for us, with his remix of “The American Dream” for The Federal Empire. The Californian’s flip is a masterpiece from start to finish.
Lux Pacific is a new name to the game, as witness by his Soundcloud only having two songs, including “The American Dream” remix. His smooth sound rests itself in between a handful of genres, making it a song that anybody can enjoy – and enjoy it they shall. Of course, Lux was working with great stems from the LA duo, but he was able to take things up a few levels with his work on the project. Lux has us very excited for the future with this one. We’ll be keeping a close eye on him and you should too.
Everyone should know Donna Lewis’ memorable 1996 hit single “I Love You Always Forever.” It’s classics like this that get people into music. Whether it got RYNO into music or not, we can’t be too sure, but we do know it influenced the New York producer in some way. How? Because he recently released a cover/remix of the track on Soundcloud.
RYNO takes “I Love You Always Forever” a whole different direction, adding many elements you aren’t going to find in the original. For a large part of the first half or so of the song, we get something that is simply an expanded cover, although great; it adds some instrumental elements along with a fresh voice for the lyrics. As it moves along we do get to a “drop” that gives us a little taste of electronic sounds that adds a nice touch to the cover. Check it out today and stay tuned for more music from RYNO in 2017!
It’s not easy taking on official remix duties for Kai Wachi. As one of bass music’s most promising producers, his works are remarkable. However, the people over at Kannibalen Records did a good job of finding some talent that could take on such a challenge. Those talents include Black Tiger Sex Machine, Liquid Stranger, SQUNTO and NuKid.
Let’s break it down nice and simple to get through each remix. First, Black Tiger Sex Machine bring their hard and heavy electro sound to a song deserving of their dark energy. Next comes the veteran Liquid Stranger whose booming basslines will blow your speakers up if you’re not too careful. SQUNTO continues with the halftime count, bringing forth his riddim-centric take on Kai’s original. Lastly, NuKid kicks up a cool house remix that’s got a whole lot of groove. Enjoy them all and make sure to get a copy of the EP!
’Kai Wachi – Demons (Black Tiger Sex Machine Remix)’
All of the ninjas get excited every time we premiere something. Sometimes a song comes along that we get even more riled up for and that is happening today. In this TMN Premiere we’re showcasing one of Australia’s hottest talents, the basshead Sippy who took on a remix of “RA” by SLUMBERJACK.
Innovative, lively and heavy as hell, Sippy’s flip of “RA” is too fresh not to love. She pays enough homage to the original so you make the connection, but for the most part the song is all her own. With festival season here, producers are bringing out their big guns, but here we have a behemoth of bass whose quality and immeasurable size can’t be denied. It’s just a magnificent piece of electronic music, plain and simple; a remix done right. Sippy swayed us and now she’s landed one of our favorite premieres of the year so far. Enjoy it for yourself and stay tuned for what else is to come from Sydney’s own. Make sure to grab the free download as well.
A few days ago DJ Snake dropped a mega remix pack for the single “Here Comes The Night.” Among the remixers was one of our good friends, the one and only NGHTMRE. As you may expect, his flip of the hit single is a masterpiece.
NGHTMRE didn’t go the easy route in taking on the original. Instead of looping the drop back, each section is completely different, showing off the producer’s songwriting ability and creative fortitude, as the styles aren’t exactly the same. They fit together and because NGHTMRE was at the helm, the flow was spotless. We won’t spoil anything further, just know you are in for a treat. After you check out NGHTMRE’s remix, go on ahead and check out our other favorite flip from Crankdat.