It’s been far too long since Belgium’s live electro rock outfit Soulwax has laid their remixing chops upon some worthy material, but they truly outdid themselves this time with a remix of “Sprawl II” by Canadian folk rockers The Arcade Fire. The pulsing disco rhythms cruise along at a leisurely 105 BPM while lead vocalist Régine Chassagne soars high above and melodic arpeggios tie the mix together. If that wasn’t enough there is even a cowbell heavy hand clapping breakdown! Soulwax has earned their place in the upper echelon of live electronic acts with their unique sound and remixes like this one only solidify their reputation as some of the best in the business.
Sprawl II (Soulwax Remix) (Official Versoin)
Kaskade is one of the few producers in the EDM scene to not only release new tracks every other week, and keep a consistent high quality. Taking his song “Call Out” off of the DYNASTY album he laid it on top of one of last summbers best banger ‘Epic’ by Sandro Silva & Quintino to create and interesting mix full of powerful house melodies.
Kaskade VS. Sandro Silva & Quintino
Call Out Epic (Kaskade Mash Up)
Early this month Dragonette released the single “Let it go” to the world accompanied by remixes from Laidback Luke, The Knocks, Faustix & Imanos. In efforts to give more value to their fans, they have decided to give away the aggressive and high energy remix of Faustix & Imanos in exchange for your email. Listen to it below and make sure you grab it here.
Let It Go (Faustix & Imanos Remix)
French electro house artist Vincent Belorgey, known professionally as Kavinsky, has a style very few can match. Focusing on romanticizing music similar to electro-pop film soundtracks of the 1980s, Vincent takes us to the past without leaving the present. The track ‘Nightcall’ got a lot more exposure when it was used on movie Drive, featuring Ryan Gosling.
So that is the past, what about this track? San Diegos own, Carlos Serrano mashed together two indie classics while still letting both songs shine through. Samping the vocals from Phoenix “Lisztomania” and Kavinsky’s “Nightcall” melody in the background, Carlos Serrano gives us another beautiful song to add to our spring playlist.
Phoenix vs. Kavinsky
Night Mania (Carlos Serrano Mix)
I first heard “Young Blood” by The Naked And Famous on the amazing snowboard video “The Art of Flight” from team Redbull. The beautiful airy vocals and epic melodies perfectly complimented the slow motion snowboard action and ever since it has been one of my favorite tunes. Imagine my excitement when I found this remix by the one and only Tiesto and his partner in trance Hardwell. These expert producers elevated “Young Blood” to new heights with their progressive rhythms and big room synths. Definitely an anthem for the ages. Bonus remix by Futurecop!.
The Naked And Famous – Young Blood (Tiesto & Hardwell Remix)
The Naked And Famous
Young Blood (Tiesto & Hardwell Remix)
The Naked And Famous – Young Blood (Futurecop! Remix)
The Naked And Famous
Young Blood (Futurecop! Remix)
Wisconsin eclectic Bon Iver is known for creating beautiful soundscapes and interesting melodies in his songs. Earning the Grammy for Best New Artist this year signified the level of respect and admiration the music industry has for this talented chap. Up and comer Ba$sy bravely decided to give his take on Bon Iver’s most popular track “Holocene” and I’d say he did a good job. By chopping up the vocal a bit and beefing up the drums Ba$sy stayed true to the original sound while enhancing it, which is what remixing is all about.
Holocene (BA$SY Remix)
Evian Christ is an artist from the UK who’s relatively new, making a name for himself through his dark, bass heavy, instrumental mixtape titled Kings And Them and quickly climbing the ranks of the DIY production scene. Christ’s choosing to remix “Primadonna” by Marina & The Diamonds, on the surface, seems completely unnatural- as the track was produced by Dr. Luke, who produces top 40 hits like its second nature- but in the end kind of makes sense.
Christ’s edits transform Marina’s original into something almost entirely new through chopping and dispersing the vocal patterns, which were the driving force behind the original track. Christ’s edits transform the vocal parts into samples and patterns that fit a new melody which very seldom resemble’s Marina’s track. Instead, Christ’s edits create a track that proves his ability as a producer to take a track and remix it until it feels like a completely new song. Stream below:
Marina and the Diamonds
Primadonna (Evian Christ Remix)