[Electronic] Koloto – Fox Tales (Set In Sand Remix)

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Koloto
Fox Tales (Set In Sand Remix)

Glitch music has such a wide scope of possibilities. Set In Sand schools us in this train of thought with his newest remix of an older Koloto tune, Fox Tales. The original thrives on its own glitch elements as well, but Set In Sand has emphasized the unpredictable shift of this facet of music, ascending to a level almost on par with the Glitch Mob and their respective side projects. While Glitch Mob has had massive success with a higher energy, Set In Sand showcases his strength with a calmer approach.

This remix is chilling, inspiring, erratic yet pleasing, and an enjoyable overall listen. It twists and turns constantly, but manages to create an air of comfort with each shift of its rhythm as well. While it was released during the later part of last year, Bad Panda Records just recently added this remix to their SoundCloud. It was a pleasant reminder, and certainly merits a revisit.

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[Electronic] Portugal The Man – Purple Yellow Red And Blue (Cowp Remix)

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Cowp
Purple Yellow Red And Blue (Cowp Remix)

It’s Saturday afternoon and we’d imagine that most of you are either a) still sleeping, b) still drunk, or c) all of the above. As we sip on our hangover remedies with our headphones on our ears, we can’t help but dive head first into the never ending sea we like to call, Soundcloud. During this particular stumble, we came across a remix of Portugal The Man’s popular song, “Purple Yellow Red and Blue” by Boston producer, Cowp. This highly underrated artist has been on my radar (in particular) for months on end, and now I personally believe he just stepped up his production like never before.

At first listen, it’s almost impossible NOT to bump your head and throw in some ooh’s and aah’s from time to time because- hot damn- this remix is just what we needed to hear on a day like today. With a more futuristic, progressive approach, Cowp creates a fun dance anthem that incorporates many different genres underneath the electronic umbrella. Within this remix, we can identify elements of future bass, trap, indie dance, etc. that collectively give our ears an intended blend of auditory dissonance. From beginning to end, this remix progresses in a way that makes us “want to live in ecstasy”. All in all, Cowp just gave us a whole lot of YES and we’re just stoked to share this gem with all of you Saturday go-getters. So grab your free download and make sure to keep your eyes and ears on this upcoming producer.

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[Future] Seinabo Sey – Pistols At Dawn (Lucian x Mickey Valen Remix)

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Seinabo Sey
Pistols At Dawn (Lucian x Mickey Valen Remix)

Being a newcomer to all of the artists involved in this tune, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Needless to say, after giving it a whirl, I was floored. Preserving the clear and crisp vocals of Seinabo Sey, Lucian and Mickey Valen shape a pop infused, futuristic masterpiece that could be just as much of a radio single as it is a SoundCloud gem. The piano offsets the huge, sawed off drops nicely and give the whole track a nice balance between every ebb and flow. Pop sensibilities face off with the new, transformative and exciting styles that have dominated the SoundCloud community and the winner every time is the listener. If you’re looking for a good segway track from more mainstream material, this remix courtesy of Lucian and Mickey Valen is a great place to start this fresh transition.

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[Electronic] Hopium – Dreamers (Kicks N Licks Remix)

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Hopium
Dreamers (Kicks N Licks Remix)

As we struggle to open our eyes and get out of bed on this slow, calm Friday morning, we can’t help but find some incentive to move from this comfort zone. Helping lift our sleepy spirits today are TMN natives, Kicks N Licks, and their swoon-worthy new remix of Hopium’s elusive, “Dreamers”. The producer duo approached this track in a much more heartfelt, forward-thinking way in which they completely transform the original into an uplifting, dramatic, and motivating new interpretation that will almost literally lift your soul and take you straight into the clouds.

Filled with heavenly (yet powerful) piano progressions, angelically reverberated vocals, enticing builds, and melodic drops of pure beauty, Kicks N Licks open our ears and our eyes in a much more inspiring way today. We suggest you grab your free download and keep this one on repeat because there’s no reason why you shouldn’t feel like a dreamer today.

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[Electronic] Clean Bandit & Jess Glynne – Real Love (The Chainsmokers Remix)

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Clean Bandit & Jess Glynne
Real Love (The Chainsmokers Remix)

Self proclaimed “cool guys” Alex & Drew have gradually become household names in not only the EDM community, but the mainstream as well. Through their zany antics, fantastic hair, and creative remixes, they’ve continually impressed the most stern gatherings of music nerdery, as well as those filled with crazy-eyed pop-loving youngsters.

These two have been a little quiet as of late, but it’s not hard to understand why. Traveling all across the world, they probably haven’t had time to do much else other than eat, sleep, play, and repeat. Fortunately for us, we’re getting a fresh new tune from them today. Taking on “Real Love,” originally crafted by Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne, we’re offered up a smooth, future-y remix that boasts some lovely horns, pitched up vocal samples, atmospheric elements, and rolling claps.

As we prep for festival season, we’re constantly on the hunt for tunes to populate our playlists. This gem from The Chainsmokers will most assuredly be one of our top picks.

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[Dance] Le Youth – R E A L (Bixel Boys Remix)

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Le Youth
R E A L (Bixel Boys Remix)

LA’s finest Bixel Boys are no strangers to experimenting with new sounds suitable to their tracks. Remixing Le Youth‘s “Real”, the producer duo spices up an already epic tune by giving it the disco treatment. The track has a rather mellow buildup mixed together with piano cadences, showcasing the softer side of their caliber. The beat drop is what defines the track, consisting of a hardhitting bass that’s incorporated into a series of bold synth. All of these things give the track a disco vibe that resembles the sound of Anna Lunoe, and you just could not help but dance your pants off.

Bixel Boys are definitely coming up as the frontrunner of this new wave of dance music. The power of #FREELIFE is as real as it gets. Stay tuned for more dope material coming your way!

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[House] Gold Fields – Hold Me (Pat Lok Remix)

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Gold Fields
Hold Me (Pat Lok Remix)

Last week we featured standout house and disco manufacturer Pat Lok and his latest original record “All In My Head”; while this fine Hump Day finds the Vancouver native back in the remix game with a lively take on Gold Fields’ “Hold Me”. Pat Lok sprinkles liberal doses of both house and disco into his shuffling take on “Hold Me”, slowly establishing a fluid dance cadence on the back of a percussion-centric melody before dropping into an elastic club bassline. And while this writer may be a bit overzealous when it comes to dance music consumption, we quite honestly feel Lok’s injection of buoyant rhythm takes Gold Fields’ original vocal track just a bit further.  As Pat prepares the official release of the aforementioned “Hold Me” and its backing EP, we’ve been happily consuming this one on loop to shake away the cold. Stream Pat Lok’s “Hold Me” remix above.

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