When you think electronic music in Chicago, you think house music. That’s not the case with the Windy City’s COFRESi, who’s bringing some quality beats to the table that aren’t bumping four-to-the-floor. COFRESi has been pushing boundary-breaking tunes for a couple years now, and today we’re happy to present to you another high-quality tune in today’s premiere. That tune is COFRESi’s remix of Imogen Heap‘s “The Dumbing Down of Love.”
COFRESi has several unreleased remixes out that you’ll get to hear over the next few months, but today you get an incredible take on a classic record from Imogen Heap and Guy Sigsworth’s project Frou Frou. The song’s ethereal sound is easy on the ears, while COFRESi’s cool grooves are easy on the body. He uses his unique sound design and expert songwriting abilities to put together one of the dopest remixes of the year. It’s really that good. One of the best things about it is that it’s available as a free download. Do yourself a favor, don’t sleep on it.
In the past month, the Russian artist Constant Z has dropped two killer tracks. One is an original, and the other is a remix that he cooked up for a competition. The first, “Tell Me” dropped around a month ago, and the other was recently uploaded for Sam Feldt’s “Summer On You” through Spinnin Deep.
After coming across “Tell Me” with its dark, laidback sound, I had to hear more Constant Z. His melodies struck deep and I knew this couldn’t be his only great track. To my surprise, an even newer track was uploaded, that being the previously mentioned remix. With the remix, Constant Z implements a similar style, focusing on a bassline and top lead to satisfy listeners ears. The polyphonic rhythms interplay incredibly, and since there’s only a handful, you’re able to memorize each with perfection. Which is good and bad, because one of these tracks will be playing in your head as you go about your day. If it’s not one, it’s the other.
You’ve probably heard the name Dirty South before, but maybe not the smaller artist Eden Prince. A remix of the Dirty South original, “All of us” was just dropped by this up-and-comer. We were impressed. Eden Prince seems to have an excellent handle on the intricacies of house music but doesn’t take us too far into the realm tech-house. Instead he walks the line with club sounds and pop elements. Check it out, we should be seeing more from Eden Prince soon.
J. F. July‘s debut single “Found” just got remixed by Model 86, and it is some of the most tasteful electronic music we’ve heard in a while. In between July’s smooth vocals and the mellowness of the original track, fellow UK producer Model 86 manages to squeeze in his distinctive production style and turn it up a couple notches.
The wavy arpeggio-driven style is reminiscent of the Flume sound, and the incorporation with crafty samples just makes it twice as catchy. For a producer who is no stranger to experimenting with new sounds, Model 86 is knocking this one out of the ball park. This genre-bending remix will definitely make some waves in the electronic music community, especially in the UK scene.
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Frequently, artists release polished works of art to minimal fanfare or perhaps a brief smattering of praise. Occasionally, those same overlooked artists are fortunate enough to inspire producers to build on their original pieces, thus propelling them to a wider audience and greater acclaim. The latter scenario may very well be the case in the coming weeks regarding Moonzz.
Electronic songstress Molly Williams a.k.a. .MOONZz. – who gained a fair amount of notoriety for her rendition of Kanye West’s “Wolves” in tandem with KRNE – released her debut EP last week.
While Trust Cycles has yet to made its rounds through the blogosphere, the first hit remix surfaced this week to make a cycle of its own. Whereas the original is an enchanting soundscape, Jeffrey Melvin’s remix follows a grittier electronic melody, heavy on vocal loops, electronic bass, and a signature abstract effect found in other popular tracks like Ganz’ remix of “Man x Woman”.
While Williams’ fanbase will be finding delight in Trust Cycles – which is available on Spotify and Apple Music – fans of Melvv can catch the young producer as he churns out bass-heavy remixes all summer.
Destructo kicks off his two-month Renegade Tour this week at our hometown purveyor of legendary evenings–Beta Nightclub. Before we head out tomorrow night, we have an exclusive sneak peek at an absolutely devastating, hard-as-hell, deep house remix of “Catching Plays.”
This official take comes via Bristol-based Will Clarke and it already has me reminiscing about my younger years, which often times were spent at any number of after hour venues. Utilizing the near horror-movie melody from the original, Clarke twists his interpretation up with a heavy, fuzzy bassline, modal harmonies, synthetic sonority, and effected shuffled hi-hats. Gone are the vocals from Pusha T and Starrah, but in a way that’s very appropriate for the style, and one that will probably find its way into a plethora of Halloween sets in a month and a half’s time.
If you want to catch Will Clarke live, we recommend heading over to his Facebook page to see where he’s at next. If you want to catch Destructo (and some choice friends) live, look no further. We have you covered, just below the YouTube player.
Renegade Tour Dates
9/15 Denver, CO @ Beta (w/iLoveMakonnen, Ganz, Dateless)
9/16 Dallas, TX @ Stereo Live (w/iLoveMakonnen, Ganz, Sita Abellan)
9/17 Houston, TX @ Stereo Live (w/AC Slater, Ganz, Sita Abellan)
9/22 Vancouver, BC @ Celebrities (w/iLoveMakonnen, Ganz, Sita Abellan)
9/23 Seattle, WA @ Showbox Theatre (w/iLoveMakonnen, Ganz, Sita Abellan)
9/24 Portland, OR @ Roseland Ballroom (w/iLoveMakonnen, Ganz, Sita Abellan)
9/29 San Marcos, TX @ The Marc (w/iLoveMakonnen, Hotel Garuda, Dateless)
9/30 Bernalillo, NM @ The Stage @ The Star (w/iLoveMakonnen, Hotel Garuda, Dateless)
10/1 Phoenix, AZ @ Monarch Theatre (w/AC Slater, Hotel Garuda, Dateless)
10/7 New Orleans, LA @ Republic (w/iLoveMakonnen, Drezo, Sita Abellan)
10/8 Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor (w/iLoveMakonnen, Drezo, Sita Abellan)
10/13 San Francisco, CA @ 1015 Folsom (w/D.R.A.M., Vindata, Sita Abellan)
10/14 Los Angeles, CA @ Avalon (w/E-40, Vindata, Sita Abellan)
10/15/ Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory (w/E-40, Vindata, Sita Abellan)
10/29 Toronto, ON @ The Hoxton (w/Felix Da Housecat, Josh Pan, Sita Abellan)
11/10 Philadelphia, PA @ District 9 (w/Felix Da Housecat, Drezo, Sita Abellan)
11/11 Atlanta, GA @ Opera Nightclub (w/ Felix Da Housecat, Drezo, and Sita Abellan)
11/12 New York, NY @ Webster Hall (w/E-40, Drezo, Sita Abellan)