It’s not Christmas quite yet, but do we have a special present for you today. Your ears get the pleasure of having the first listen to a brand new remix from our friends Two Can, who took on the official task of flipping “By Your Side” from Jonas Blue. Nothing like one of our favorite premieres to help close out the year!
Two Can are known around the world for their expressive, exciting music. Ever since they came to the fold, they’ve put forth nothing but great tunes and this remix is certainly one of their best. They take a bit of a different approach than they usually do with the result being nothing short of spectacular. Their vibrant chords and vocal chops play together to perfection and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. There’s so much good stuff in this one, you’ll be listening through on repeat just to appreciate every little detail. Stream today, and enjoy!
Make It Clap (Dusty Bits Remix)
Breakbeat is making waves and one of the talented leaders of the charge is Dusty Bits. The duo is extremely gifted and aren’t afraid to actually push boundaries. Lots of acts love to talk the talk, but these guys walk the walk. Today we have the huge honor of premiering one of their best tracks yet, a remix of “Make It Clap” by Wuki.
We’re absolutely in love with this one. It’s fun, full of bass, and its groovy as hell. When you think electro/breakbeat, you don’t generally associate it with booty shaking, but Dusty Bits manage to put together a song that will have butts from both genders twerking like there’s no tomorrow. There are plenty of acts to keep your eye on in 2017, but you’ll have to keep Dusty Bits near the top of your list. Enjoy the first listen of their new remix here and if you’d like, subsequent listens can be through your own digital library, as this one has been released as a free download!
Smith & Thell
ROW (Castell Remix)
Smith & Thell is the creative folk-pop act hailed as the most exciting artist to emerge from Sweden’s developed pop music scene. The duo’s most recent single “ROW” resounds with a combination of the epic cadence natural to Scandanavian music and a pure pop melody that almost smacks of country pop from the United States. These familiar motifs make “ROW” perfect material for a fun dance remix by Castell, a DJ and adept remix artist from Stockholm.
Castell maintains the song’s original pace while beefing up the percussion to a level appropriate for the dance floor. The instrumental hook explodes into the mix as a twisting, high-pitched lead reminiscent of the tropical vibe from early Kygo material. All told, one Stockholm producer puts a delicious dance twist on an excellent pop hit from another Stockholm group, Smith & Thell. As pop music continues to borrow more material from the EDM realm, it’s great to hear a distinct dance remix on a fresh pop tune. When it call comes from the same city, that’s something to keep your eye (or ear) on.
In Stone (VALENTINE Remix)
It’s not February yet, but VALENTINE is what we have on our minds. Apparently, the same thing could be said for OWLSA, who backed the mysterious producer for an official remix of “In Stone” by BASECAMP.
One of the things we love about this one is it doesn’t exactly fit nicely into a specific genre. It’s sort of a few different things, but doesn’t really fit snug anywhere. Everything from the sound design to the song’s composition is done at an expert level. VALENTINE’s remix stylistically isn’t straightforward, but also the songwriting isn’t either, as the track develops from beginning to end without any moment of stale sound. It’s fresh, clean, and totally awesome. If you’re not familiar with VALENTINE, better get started now.
If you were to ask us if we were ready for a remix EP from um.. our response would likely be, “Um.. yes!” That’s just what we got several days ago from them that consists of eight total remixes. Below we share with you four of our favorites, but make sure to head over to iTunes to check them all out and get a copy of the remix EP, do it for the kids.
We’re going to dive right in with one of the heaviest remixes on the project which comes from the recent Disciple signee, Oolacile. This track is not only dope, but it is just another example of the producer’s unique style and talent when it comes to designing sounds. Noer The Boy kicks up a gangster flip that is one of the biggest standout tracks on the project, no matter if you’re a fan of bass music or not. Holly’s been on a collab terror right now, but focuses in himself on this remix to deliver something big that’s outside his usual arena. Lastly, we close things out with Dack Janiels, who brings another heavy set of low frequencies whose grimy textures are irresistible.
Like we said before, what we have presented is only half of the remix EP! Hit up Soundcloud, or iTunes to check out the full project, which is complete with tunes from ESQ, Elephunk, X&G and MNX.
’u kno? (oolacile remix)’
’do it for the kids (noer the boy remix)’
’try harder (dack janiels remix)’
turbine blue [swindail remix]
Anything Future Classic gets behind is something worth listening to. If they end up reaching out to you directly for a project, you should feel honored as a music producer. One person to receive that honor was swindail, who was commissioned for an official remix of “turbine blue” by Seekae.
If you read the song’s description on Soundcloud, swindail says, “hope you can enjoy this song atop a cup of tea with biscuits or patting ur dog if u have one;” which just goes to show the intriguing nature of the song. It’s a bit weird, very chill, and (not) surprisingly awesome. For nearly three minutes, you’ll be rendered relaxed as swindail’s captivating composition delivers funky rhythms and eccentric tones to your ears. This official work is out now, so if you’re looking to add it on iTunes or Spotify, you can do so now.
Obviously, if we’re going to premiere a song for you, it’s going to be really dope. Today, we give you an exclusive listen to something that is exceptional even by our standards. French producer NEUS comes in with an official remix for Two Can‘s “Holding On To You” and it is nothing but pure, unadulterated fire.
Like we’ve stated before, pop meets moombahton is coming to the forefront. NEUS brings those styles together in his own unique way and we think it is nothing short of extraordinary. This is a great song even if you don’t call yourself a lover of electronic music. It’s got that catchy appeal you look for in a song, along with a sound that isn’t something you’ll come across often. We’re absolutely digging this one; no doubt it will be on repeat throughout the day and likely through the weekend. Huge props to NEUS on putting this one together for our friends down under.