When I heard Dillon Francis drop this in his set at Hard Summer my jaw dropped. I was even more amazed when I saw that it came out 5 months ago and I had never heard it. Jay Fay, hailing from St. Louis, Mo., made my brain melt with this insane remix of Bro Safari‘s track “Uncrushable”. This is my kinda Moombahton, hard-hitting relentless filth, that could scramble anyones brain on the first listen. It’s tough to decide which drop I like more, but these squealing wobbles mixed with bleeping sirens make for one hell of banger. After having this track on repeat for the last few days I understand why Dillon used it in his set. Cheers.
Uncrushable (Jay Fay Remix)
It has been a long while since we heard from Swedish indie rock trio Peter Bjorn & John, as they were almost ubiquitous across the music bloggersphere in 2010 and early 2011 pumping out remixes. Now it is Norah Jones who has fallen victim as they take the dark and seemingly murderous Norah Jones track into a more upbeat anthem in their remix of “Miriam”.
Miriam (Peter Bjorn & John Remix)
To say that mega-producing group Major Lazer has had a hot summer, is an understatement. From remixes to Usher to No Doubt, dropping their critically acclaimed EP, dropping Switch as a partner and recruiting newcomers Walshy Fire and Jillionaire, and leaking dope track after dope track, Major Lazer continues stay busy with their new track “Carnival 2012 Mix”. Although there are some infusions of dubstep and electronic beats, this is mainly a Carribean party track. The crop-over friendly mashup of over 60 Dancehall and reggae tracks over a 71 minute session features the latest hits from major acts like Vybz Kartel, Movado, and many more. The group took to the web to release this mix as a preview for their upcoming hosting of the annual Notting Hill Carnival in London, which they are hosting. Be sure to stay posted for more upcoming leaks.
Major Lazer present Carnival 2012 Mix • Hosted by Walshy Fire
Let me start this off by saying I am a massive fan of electro swing. In relation to all the other electronically-influenced genres it is still fairly underrepresented, which is in no way a bad thing. Without too many producers overcrowding the space, it’s not difficult to spot a real gem when it surfaces on the web, and that is exactly what we have here. There are so many interesting things going on in this track, but it’s only after you hear the original that you can really appreciate the pure creative genius of this remix. Klischée, an electro-swing duo from Switzerland, completely transform the high-energy punk elements of BONAPARTE‘s single, infusing it with classical jazz elements and groovy electronic beats that transports this festival rager back in time to what I can only imagine to be a 1920′s smokey dancehall setting.
The masterful blending of the old and the new is something truly special and is definitely one of the major appeals of the genre. So swap that glowstick for a brass cane, that outrageous fluffy head ornament for a fedora, and that embarrassing fluro getup for something that oozes style, and keep it classy, ninjas.
Quarantine (Klischée Remix)
Alright Ninjas, it’s time to lace up your dancin’ shoes and head down to Vinyl once again. Saturday, August 25th, we’ve teamed up with Altered Egos to throw yet another great party at one of Denver’s best dance clubs. On the main stage we’ll open things up with Boulderite CDOM, followed by resident DJ Split, then onto dynamic Denver duo Electro Bliss. To close the evening out local giant Jontron will provide you with huge electro tracks that garauntee you go home with aching legs and smiling faces.
We’re dialing this event up quite a bit from the last few. The photo booth will be back in effect, as well as a few other super secret surprises for you. Make sure to mark this night down on your calendar; it’s going to be a night you won’t want to miss out on. One more side note – thanks to Captive Studios for creating this rad flyer.
We have TWO HUGE TRACKS coming straight from Lorin himself. Taking on his own Vava Voom, the master of eclectic productions gives the original a much deeper and thicker sound. He explains
This version is deeper and thicker with big 808 beats and a synth line that sounds like a rabid mosquito. It’s actually the original version of Vava Voom’s hip hop section, which was intended to be finished last fall, but I added too many layers and took it to new places, so this is a return to the original feel that Vava Voom was gonna have.
And saving the best for last, one of the most attractive tracks we come across all week. “Weed wid da Macka” from Modeselektor & Ninjaman is reworked into a 90bpm banger using files from Wildstyle to ultimately pay tribute to the anthem.
Once again Bassnectar affirms the world why he is one of the best producers dance music has to offer. A music nomad that switches between styles without much effort but consistent in its very execution. Enjoy!
Vava Voom ft. Lupe Fiasco (Bassnectar Remix)
Weed Wid da Macka (Bassnectar Bootleg).mp3
If you’re a fan of the underground British electronic scene, then we’ve got one hell of a treat for you with this ace remix from Mancunian producer Star Slinger. Star Slinger has taken the Lancaster sibling duo Bondax’s “You’re So” and added layer upon layer of drum rhythms which work in perfect harmony with the original’s soulful female vocals and smooth synths. This subtle but masterful reworking of “You’re So” is the soundtrack to the early morning after the clubs, the gentle comedown after the hard night out. Enjoy.
Youre So (Star Slinger Refix)