When a handful of “By Your Side” remixes came across the internet, we thought that was the end of it. However, Jonas Blue couldn’t get enough, so now we have two more remixes to his hit collaboration with RAYE. One we get from Sonny Fodera and the other from Billon.
Sonny’s remix showcases a proper understanding of what it takes to put together a smashing house record. From the minimalist grooves to the overall pacing to the crisp nature of the percussion, Sonny checked any and all boxes we could come up with. We thought things couldn’t get any better, then Billon’s take on “By Your Side” blew us away. It’s intro is a bit less playful than Sonny’s, but the chorus is much more so. Both are great tracks; evenly worthy of a full listen through. You won’t regret it.
Dear David has been playing out a certain remix in his sets recently that fans have been aching for. Today, we’re proud to present that remix in full. The original song is “Sunrise” by Snø, a soft-hearted indie single that is packed with raw emotion.
In flipping “Sunrise” David keeps all the emotion, but jacks up the energy with a four-to-the-floor beat and driving soundscapes that have been getting fans active for some time. It’s a great song, a bit darker from David’s usual stuff and more on the tech side of things. Just goes to show the range that David has. The Stockholm songster has set himself up for a grand year in 2017 and with more tracks like this, he’s sure to exceed any expectations. Stream the song today on Soundcloud, or add it to your Spotify playlist.
Easier (Electric Mantis Remix)
It’s been several months since we’ve heard any new material from Electric Mantis, but thankfully the wait is over. Since the explosion of “Flips And Flops, Drips And Drops” three years ago, he’s concocted a slew of innovative remixes, along with the massive Braincase EP, and now this fresh take on Mansionair‘s “Easier” provides the same amount of gusto and hard-hitting bass that he’s made all his own.
There’s a refined sense of sleekness throughout the tune compared to some of his previous work as it juggles the delicacy of the vocals with his signature style, and it truly feels as though Electric Mantis has found the perfect medium between power and poise on this remix. If you dig this one, absolutely check out his original tune “Daybreak” that was released on Majestic Casual a few months back. It’s always great to see a familiar face back on our SoundCloud feeds, and Electric Mantis continues to bring quality material to the table every single time.
We’re already seeing as many “Bad and Boujee” remixes as we can handle and it won’t stop anytime soon. However, there is one particular remix that has stuck out to us from three acts. The esteemed R3HAB came together with the up and coming No Riddim & it’s different to take on Donald Glover’s favorite tune.
They keep the trap vibe, but bring in some heavier sensibilities for a true festival masterpiece. It has some characteristics of the more simplistic vibe of the likes of Flosstradamus, but incorporates the hybrid style of more intriguing producers. We have no doubt this one will be played out live by DJs all over the world for some time to come. When everyone is desperately releasing remixes for a hype track, sometimes the result is a bit lacking. That’s not the case here, as all three acts bring their A game.
Electric Relaxation (T4PES X Nick AM Edit)
Remixing A Tribe Called Quest is a tall order. You’ll need to bring your best, but as it turns out, Nick AM and T4PES did exactly that. These two managed to flip a hip-hop classic into a bounce-riddled house tune that would be difficult to distinguish from a KAYTRANADA edit. It feels like a completely natural progression, doesn’t overshadow the original, and maintains the funk that ATCQ has been priding themselves on for just about three decades now. Some may be hesitant about remixing staples such as this, but there’s no need to sweat because this duo simply smashed it. Enjoy a free download, get grooving immediately, and as always, RIP Phife.
Armada Music gets behind a lot of great projects and what we have for you today is one of them. Two Friends and Exit Friendzone put together an impressive remix pack for their single “Overdose.” The EP includes four remixes that utilize the original vocal from Natalola while doing justice to the full first release.
The project starts off with CRWNS, whose vibey future take on “Overdose” is a strong beginning step for the EP. Secondly, Sokko kicks things into a slightly different gear with a light-hearted breakbeat jam. And it is a jam. We knew we were getting into something good when we saw Jameston Thieves on the list. His remix is the most unique and energetic on the project; a standout as usual. Lastly, the talented Jinco closes it out with a trappy, future blend that has a lot of appeal to a wide audience. Want a copy of these remixes? Head over to the digital store of your choice.
Light (Taska Black Remix) [NEST HQ PREMIERE]
There’s no doubt that “Light” was a major hit for those who enjoy the melodic and future bass sound of San Holo and the exciting part is the track has only gained momentum as the Bitbird label continues to release the remix package. Bringing us a heavier version to the euphoric vocals while adding instruments including guitar, piano and more Taska Black, a resident Bitbird artist, has given new light (pun intended) to this airy track.
San Holo did a great job on the melody. I wanted to do something with that and make the climax as wide as it could possibly get. The blend with the opera-like voice is what makes this remix stand-out in my opinion.
Taska’s rendition adds edge to the slightly softer original making this a sharp comparison and giving those who enjoy a heavier beat a taste of what they’re looking for. Taska has surely joined our radar for artists to keep an eye on in 2017. Check out the track and stream or purchase the remix here