[Deep House] Xavier Rudd – Follow The Sun (Alex Cruz Remix)

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Alex Cruz-Follow The Sun ft. Xavier Rudd (Bootleg)

If you’re carefully calculating a playlist for your Labor Day adventures, look no further. First off, the original tune “Follow the Sun” is perfect for any road trip, camping trip, or even flight to a far off destination. Xavier’s gritty folk vocals give an intense life to the lyrical interpretation, which is brought to fruition with the subtle strumming of an acoustic guitar and a few whimsical notes off the harmonica.

While some of you out there might not be too keen on the folkier side of music, rest assured that we have you covered with an electronically inspired interpretation of this summertime tune. Coming out of the Netherlands, Alex Cruz has laid this tune over a sexy, smooth deep house bassline, letting a chopped up sample of the guitars dance perfectly over hallow kicks.

Leaving the vocals relatively untreated, this remix maintains the original integrity, coupling it only with a lively beat and some repeating shakes of a maraca.

Download this booty and upload it into your playlist for Labor Day. We garuantee it will illuminate whatever adventure lies ahead.

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[Electronic] Local Natives – Black Balloons (lost kings remix)

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Local Natives
Black Balloons (lost kings remix)(Radio Edit)

It’s very rare to find a progressive house remix of an alt-indie track that not only fits, but bumps as well. Luckily for us, our friends lost kings were up to the task and they took on Local Natives’ “Black Balloons” in a stunningly energetic and melodic edit. Scrapping the track down to the vocals and working their way back up, the Angeleno duo creates gorgeous and uplifting riffs in what can only be described as a remix perfect for closing out festival season.

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[Electronic] Lemaitre – Wait (Jerry Folk Remix)

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Wait (Jerry Folk Remix)

Golden Hare Group, who has brought you Kygo and Thomas Jack’s infectiously wonderful sounds, is back with a new act by the name of Jerry Folk. Folk is an eighteen year old from the seemingly endless talent pool of Oslo, Norway and on his newest release he takes on one of this summer’s most popular songs in Lemaitre’s “Wait”. Laying on some incredible guitar licks, Folk adds on to the warm energy on this one and gives it a much deserved tropical feel. This certainly won’t be the last we’ll hear from Jerry Folk so be sure to keep checking the site for more of the upcoming producer!

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[Deep-House/Indie-Dance] Mark Morrison – Return of The Mack (SNBRN Remix) [TMN Premiere]

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Mark Morrison
Return Of The Mack (SNBRN Remix)

Some artists seem to waltz into your life at exactly the correct time, armed with the exact stockpile of tunes to draw its listener in from the first exposure, all the way through their entire library of releases. While this observation may sound too good to be true to some, it has absolutely been the modus operandi of L.A. house purveyor SNBRN, who returns to TMN with yet another irresistible twist on a classic. Already credited with clubby underground alterations of Ace of Base and 50 Cent, SNBRN has reshaped Mark Morrison’s genre staple “Return of The Mack” and brought it directly into deep-house waters. While certainly not a newbie to the deeper sound kits, SNBRN’s bassline is as chunky as ever, coalescing superbly with Mark Morrison’s soulful R&B vocal track which coats the tune with a sublime ratio of sexy and grimy. SNBRN’s clear influence from classic house doesn’t go unfiltered either as he’s painted his high end with a garage leaning hi-hat shuffle to go along with a classic piano line à la Marshal Jefferson circa 1986 (which if you know your history, is a pretty damn good thing to be reminded of in dance music). It seems SNBRN has appealed to every ounce of our proper house brain brilliantly this time around; and had this to say about his latest remix: “So, I’m back up in the game…with a brand new remix of one of my all time favorite songs. There hadn’t been a remix in years and decided to give this thee old SNBRN touch. With tons of live instruments and a nice warm bassline this track is sure to keep you dancing from the pool to the club all summer long. You can bet that’s exactly what we’ll be doing over the next few months. 

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[Hip-Hop] iLoveMakonnen – Tuesday (Remix) (Feat. Drake)

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Tuesday Feat. Drake

Just in time for your “Tuesday,” Drake decides to drop his very own remix of iLoveMakonnen‘s Sonny Digital & Metro Boomin-produced hit, “Club Going Up On A Tuesday.” As one of the hottest singles on the net, it’s only fitting that Drizzy hops on with a verse of his own–something of a trend recently, as he’s done the same with Tinashe‘s “2 On” and Soulja Boy‘s “We Made It.” Although he is the king of random releases, this comes from as far out of left field as you can get. What better way to build even more hype for his Lil Wayne vs. Drake tour though than by putting his own spin on of the catchiest tunes around? Receiving a co-sign from Drizzy is also just about the greatest boost the young ATLien could receive, and we’re interested to see if any other rappers follow suit and come out with remixes of their own. Grab a free download above, and let us what you think about this odd pairing.

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[House] DJ Dan – Make Ya Freak (Jamie K Remix)

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Make Ya Freak (Jamie K Remix) OUT NOW :) .....

After a wild weekend at Splash House, one would think that we needed to take a break from roaring basslines, Tequila, and sweaty club music. However, the ninjas aren’t ready to trade in the Jose Cuervo for the espresso just yet because we still want to get our freak on, you know?

After receiving a lot of hype over his club-heavy banger, “Make Ya Freak”, DJ Dan is proof that House music is alive and thriving more than ever. UK native, Jamie K, decided to reach out and pick up the stems to this stellar track to which we fell in love at first play. Jamie K took this DJ Dan classic and spiced it up with a range of elements to give it more bass, more groove, and more intensity. If you’re still in party mode from the weekend like the rest of us, then you tuned it at the perfect time for this UK House anthem. We recommend pressing play for this one because Jamie K is about to make ya freak a little.

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[New] Arcade Fire – Afterlife (Flume Remix)

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Afterlife (Flume Remix)

It’s been a crazy ride for Australia’s wunderkind Flume, and by now, you should be familiar with the man and his music. The young producer has been coasting through the festival circuit with sets at Palm Springs’ Splash House and San Francisco’s Outside Lands this past weekend. Today, Flume, who is also one half of What So Not, has dropped a new remix, and it’s a stunner.

Arcade Fire track “Afterlife” gets the Flume fix, resulting in a rework with a hazy tinge to it. Flume’s “Afterlife” remix is considerably more mellow than his previous work, but he manages to orchestrate the track in a way where the beat’s sublime sound is the focal point, but does not compromise or upstage the original’s vocals.

Buzzing opinions appear to be less than favorable for Flume’s latest piece, but it’s undeniable that the man is talented. We’re interpreting the direction of this remix as an indication that the his sound is constantly fluctuating and evolving, but only time will tell us what he’s got up his sleeve.

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