Blood Orange Remix
Talk about a remix. Blood Orange — aka Dev Hynes, aka the mastermind behind such hot pop tracks as Solange’s “Losing You” and Sky Ferreira’s “Everything Is Embarrassing” — has totally flipped the newest single from Phoenix. The smooth, synth-poppy “Entertainment”, in the hands of Hynes, becomes a velvety R&B jam, complete with tingling piano, a groovy bass, and a very real late night ’80s-classic feel. Considering the transformation, it’s a pretty stellar, stellar remix. Check it out.
Greenleaf (Twice As Nice Remix)
After showing us what they could do with Little Daylight’s “Overdose” and Oceans’ “Coast”, Australian duo Twice As Nice are back with another head-turning remix. Packing big, beautiful and bright synths, they transform the Generationals’ jangly indie rock tune, “Greenleaf”, into a soaring, technicolor dreamscape. A definite must-listen for fans of Passion Pit or straight-up sunny synth pop, it’s yet another piece of evidence that these Aussies have what it takes to put together an infectious rework. Tune in and grab the free download!
Slasherr (download now, from Triadzz/Slasherr)
Rustie‘s been in the news a lot as of late, thanks to fresh tracks like “Slasherr” (above) and “Triadzz”. This week he continues to keep us on our toes with a brand spanking new mini mix for Jackmaster’s show on BBC Radio 1. Aired last night, it features a number of goodies, including a new Pusha T remix, an unknown Pharrell Williams track, as well as cuts by Timbaland and Hit-Boy.
Listen to Rustie’s BBC mini mix here (starts around the 24:00 mark).
Rustie BBC mini mix setlist:
Gradient Overlay – “Dineq”
Smiddy – “Beat 3056″
Hit-Boy – “Fan”
Pusha-T – “Only You Can Tell It (Rustie Edit)”
Hard Creation – “Who Came to Party”
Timbaland – “Party Anthem”
Bangladesh – “After Party”
Darq E Freaker – “Minger”
Pharrell Williams – Unknown (?)
Nightwave – “Magic Carpet”
S-Type – “Franco”
Smiddy – “Beat 2402″
Justin Timberlake feat JAY Z
Suit and Tie (TOKiMONSTA Remix)
Fresh off her track “Go With It” featuring MNDR, Los Angeles producer TOKiMONSTA is back with an awesome remix of the now-everywhere Justin Timberlake single “Suit and Tie” (and maybe I prefer it over the original? maybe). With heavy bass trickling up, down and all around alongside cutting electronic effects and scrambled vocal twists, this rework benefits greatly from a much-needed dose of colorful and creative arrangements and relentless, consuming energy.
Pour It Up Remix (Feat. Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, Juicy J & T.I.)
After dominating the radiowaves with her single “Pour It Up” over the last few months, Rihanna decided it was finally time for a little remix action. Well, little probably isn’t the proper term, as this one features some heavyweights (that’s not a shot at the MMG Boss). Taking the strip club anthem to the next level, we now have the likes of Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, Juicy J and T.I. all describing the typical ways they like to blow their money. Ignoring the ensuing awkwardness that is sure to occur when Jeezy and Ross find out they’re on the same track together, this is a pretty great remix that definitely accomplishes its goals of making you want to spend your stacks. You know you’re definitely bound to hear this one everywhere in the upcoming weeks.