Mad Flava (Autograf Remix)
As Autograf has shifted more steadily out of the underground and into mainstream consciousness, so too has the way in which one of our favorite groove-heavy acts are able to craft melodies. The latest from Autograf sees the trio riffing on one of dance music’s original wisemen, Fatboy Slim, and his classic single “Mad Flava”. As part of Fatboy Slim’s re-release for platinum selling album Halfway Between The Gutter And The Stars, the Autograf boys have been tapped to offer their uniquely flavored dance groove, and have delivered another stellar piece to a constantly expanding palate. Rather than take the easy way out by sprinkling in a four-four kick and painting on a deeper, analog bassline as so many contemporary dance acts are wont to do these days, Autograf takes a much more fluid approach for their rework. Throughout its first half, Autograf toys with the original’s vocal chops, and breakbeat influenced two-step drums topped with an extremely danceable topline before unloading perhaps one of the most distinct and powerful basslines we’ve heard in any music genre this year. This one has us feeling somewhere between the House club and Hip-Hop dancefloor; which is one of the most welcome feelings we’ve had in quite some time. About the remix opportunity, Autograf told us: “We’re huge fans of breaks so when one of the legends hit us up for a remix, we were super honored. Here’s our break beat tribute to one of the pioneers..” while Fatboy kept his side a bit more ambiguous, stating: “Autograf got the finesse, they got the funk, they got the flava. The three F’s right there…” They certainly do. Check out Autograf’s “Mad Flava” remix above, and if you missed their last remix for Alesso’s “Cool”, do your ears a favor and listen here.
The Otherside (HVNS Remix)
Koreatown’s GHOST LOFT will soon be releasing a new EP, Chocolate Haze, next month. On that EP is a single called “The Otherside,” which has gotten a musical makeover from the Japanese producer HVNS. The Music Ninja is premiering the single to you today as a pre-release treat to sink your ears into.
HVNS, who is also one-half of CLVBS, brought forth a smashing future flip of “The Otherside.” You’d be surprised the guy who made this has less than 2,000 Facebook fans and less than 5,000 Soundcloud followers. Let’s just say, if Flume released this, it would have blown up in an instant.
Instead, it’s a gem that holds a similar qualitative standard to work from the top tier producers of this sound like the aforementioned ARIA award winner. HVNS has quickly jumped on our radar as someone to keep our eyes on after hearing what he did to the GHOST LOFT original. In rummaging through his Soundcloud – this dude has got mad talent.
Keep an eye out for Chocolate Haze in June, which will not only feature “The Otherside,” but “Overflow,” “The Rolling Man,” and “Phonograph,” as well.
Midnight Moon (Melvv Remix)
Melvv, the Milwaukee youngster, has released his own remix of “Midnight Moon,” the hit single by Oh Wonder. Another hit has been created with this flip, whose future sound has already received a ton of love on Soundcloud and Hypem from listeners. “Midnight Moon” was just asking for a smooth makeover like this one, but any expectation that could have been had would have been far exceeded by Melvv. Every track this kid puts out is truly amazing, and this is up there as one of his best productions. It’s a flawless remix that will play with your feels even after you’ve already listened to it one hundred times over. Have a listen, have your soul soothed, and make sure to follow Melvv on Soundcloud if you don’t already.
90210 ft. G-Eazy (Matt DiMona Remix)
Good music knows no bounds. With that said, this is one of those tunes that will make you feel warm and fuzzy inside. Check out Matt DiMona‘s remix of Blackbear‘s “90210” as he comes back with another episode of “Feel Good House”.
Incorporating a chilled out house beat in the mix, the LA-based producer showcases his mastery of the feel-good element. The bassline provides a nice downtempo groove that’ll keep your ears occupied. Matt DiMona manages to keep his originality without overshadowing Blackbear’s one-of-a-kind vocals. It’s also exemplified when G-Eazy’s verse comes in, which will definitely catch your full attention.
It’s no question that Matt has perfectly engineered a soon-to-be household sound. This remix could as well be your next summertime jam. Make sure to grab a free download, listen to this addicting track and vibe away.
Kid Ink feat. DeJ Loaf
Be Real (Mike Gao Remix)
Mike Gao just dropped a very forward thinking Edit of Kid Ink and Dej Loaf‘s track “Be Real”. Gao reworks the original melody into a weird yet captivating track transforming “Be Real” into an absolute banger, while sprinkling some very sexy synth work through out. The drum work resembles that of Sam Gellaitry or Mr. Carmack, which makes perfect sense being as Mike is signed to HW&W and Alpha Pup. Best of all this glorious track is FREE above. Cheers.
3LAU & Nom de Strip feat. Estelle
The Night (Hunter Siegel Remix)
Who doesn’t love some Hunter Siegel? The sad Canadian shouldn’t be sad with the response he’s received on his official remix of “The Night,” the collaboration between 3LAU and Nom De Strip. Hunter takes on a song created by two house giants and made a work that rivals the original in quality. He just kills it, plain and simple. Electro house with some deep qualities sprinkled on is what you get to consume for free with this single. Your ears will be thanking you for this one. Your body will be dancing away, and your worries will be no more. Hunter dropped one fun, and free record on us this week, so take it into the weekend and get your party on. If this is your first week of summer vacation, then you get to completely let loose with this hot jam.
Urban Cone ft. Tove Lo
Come Back To Me (Vicetone Remix)
Astralwerks will be releasing the Vicetone remix of “Come Back To Me” on May 19th. Instead of leaving us to wait, the full track was uploaded to the Dutch duo’s Soundcloud. These two take a turn from their usual sound, which has landed them an Ultra festival anthem and a #1 on Beatport with their track “No Way Out.”
Vicetone take on the Urban Cone, Tove Lo collaboration with a gripping indie dance interpretation. Frankly, it sounds like it should be on the radio, and that isn’t a bad thing at all. So far, the response has been stellar with fans and we ninjas have only good things to say about what Vicetone did to “Come Back To Me.” Make sure to be there on the 19th when this drops, and if you would like to purchase the original, you can do so here.