Brave Town – It Won't Be Long (Third Kind Remix)
Debuting an artist is something that we hold near and dear. Over the past six years, we’ve had the pleasure of breaking numerous artists that are now playing the biggest stages, dominating the radio, and becoming household names across the globe.
Today marks another debut, as we bring you a first look and listen to 20-year Nashvillian old producer Third Kind. As we’ve seen so many times before, this aspiring musician also splits his time with classes at a university. However, while a lot of college dorm room producers start their craft at that point in time, Jonathan Rankin has actually been immersed in music from a very early age, taking to a set of decks in just the 7th grade.
Remixing fellow Nashville natives, Brave Town, Third Kind has put a delicious future twist on what was originally a glowing, guitar-centric indie rock tune. Focusing heavily on the engaging original vocals, this remix effortlessly fuses together the two genres, creating an impressive, unique persona of its own. Vocal treatments aside, the fast, rolling snares, powerful, future-style synths, and atmospheric hissing, drips, and drops are definitely the heroes of this song. When they all come together, it’s hard to not get completely lost, helplessly smiling at the enveloping experience.
You Don't Own Me Ft. G-Eazy (Candyland Remix)
Candyland hasn’t lost any steam since the two became one. Josie has kept up with solid productions, and entertaining crowds with live performances as though nothing has happened. Most recently, Candyland was tapped for an official remix of “You Don’t Own Me,” the single by Grace featuring G-Eazy. In a Facebook post about the remix, the Santa Barbara act stated that the two knocked the original out of the park, and we believe the same can be said for the remix. Candyland delivers a vocal driven edit that makes use of vocal chopping and modulating to create the melodic phrase after the drop. Prior to the climax, we get a thugged out version of the original that will have trap lords and queens bowing down for a long time to come. Continue reading
The Hills (feat. Eminem) (Remix)
The Hills (feat. Nicki Minaj) (Remix)
The Weeknd has had a landmark year in 2015 and his current ascension to the pop throne has only been solidified by the fact that he currently sits atop the Billboard Hot 100 with his single, “The Hills”. In case you needed further proof of his current standing though, the Toronto native has landed two major co-signs from Nicki Minaj, and perhaps more unexpectedly, Eminem–both of whom deliver their own renditions of the outrageously catchy tune. Predictably enough, Marshall takes a more vindictive approach, discussing troubled relationships from his past, while Nicki keeps it a bit more raunchy with her version. Both rappers seem to mesh well enough with Abel’s vocals and should ensure that the song holds its position at number one for just a little longer. Stream the tunes above and make sure to purchase the full remix package over at iTunes.
Home (Hoody Time Vocal Edit)
A lot of the time when rappers create a vocal edit of an electronic record, it’s not so good. Disappointing, yes; especially for lovers of hip-hop/crossover like us ninjas. One rapper who is launching his act with a vocal edit is Hoody Time, who spit some fire on Marshmello‘s single “Home.” As if the track wasn’t fun enough, he adds onto it some lively vocals for people to rap along with, making it one powerful party track. If you take the time to listen to the lyrics, you’ll find they’re quite inspiring, conveying one must leave home to bring their dreams to fruition. With that, one must also not forget where they come from. Have a listen, and make sure to download the freebie from the stream player. Hoody Time is going to be releasing more works, so make sure to stay up to date via social media.
Try Much Harder (Birocratic Remix)
A few years ago, we introduced to our pages a gifted young up and comer by the name of Brandon Rowan aka Birocratic. We mentioned him as someone to keep your eyes on in the chill/electronic music scene, and since that time the New York based beatsmith has grown tremendously as a musician, culminating with the release of his sensational beets 3 compilation this past May. Today, we’re excited to bring you the latest testament to Brandon’s talents as we premiere his remix of indie pop duo Glassio‘s “Try Much Harder”. Though nearly unrecognizable from its source material, Biro’s rendition is equally as catchy. Gone are the hazy, laidback vibes of the original, replaced with chopped up vocals and uplifting synths. It’s the type of tune that’ll stick with you after just one listen, and we have a good feeling that it’ll make its way into your weekend rotation.
Lift Me Up (FlyBoy Remix)
We are absolutely in love with this remix by FlyBoy. Starting off with a familiar guitar riff and Mree‘s sustained vocals, “Lift Me Up” will melt your heart away. The Italian producer gives the original a chill outfit by incorporating a house beat. The dreamy vocals accentuate the ambient vibe of the track and bring out a familiar sound resembling Robin Schulz‘s.
This has to be one of the best tracks FlyBoy’s put out to date. The pleasant guitar melodies might just get stuck in your head for the rest of your day. It’ll be difficult not to enjoy listening to this nighttimey tune. We know the young producer has more remixes coming out in the near future so stay tuned.
Hypnotized (ANEVO Remix)
As it seems much of the weather stateside has officially shifted over into Autumn territory in the matter of a week, so too do our tastes towards the underground rumblings of dance music. Murkier, and more seductively soulful house rhythms creep into the forefront of this writer’s heavy rotation playlists as the weather transforms, and luckily, Stockholm based producer ANEVO got the memo with his latest remix of Dear David’s “Hypnotized”. We’ve already had the chance to hear this one touched by another artist with Chase’s version of “Hypnotized”; and on the heels of his massive remix for the Calvin Harris & Ellie Goulding collaboration “Outside”, ANEVO turn things a shade darker on Dear David’s bouncy original. Thumping kick-drums pulse while atonal harmonies dart across ANEVO’s dreary yet highly accessible soundscape, while Dear David’s original vocal track gets touched up with a clever shot of reverb and effected synths. We couldn’t have asked for a better tune to pair with Denver’s rainy backdrop today, and we’ve not stopped grooving in the process.
Snag your self a copy of ANEVO’s “Hypnotized” through Beatport here, and stream it in its entirety above.