This gem from Caius is so smooth it might make you tear up a little. The “bedroom producer” from Copenhagen will definitely put you in a mellow state with his new tune “Make U Mine”. He cleverly flips Ashanti’s “Feel So good” and fills it in with a sexy beat. Vocals are raised in pitch and are accompanied by a series of sustained piano chord progression. A series of muted guitar licks further brings out the soul in the track. Ain’t nothing wrong with a little bump and grind, am I right?
Make sure to stay tuned for more sexy tunes like this coming your way. The 20-year-old Caius is just getting started.
Billa is a relatively fresh face to the Chicago music scene, but don’t mistake that for a lack of experience. Though still relatively new to the art of production, the Windy City native has been DJing in the city for over 8 years, but more recently he’s spent time studying under the tutelage of other local artists like Smoko Ono (Vic Mensa, Denzel Curry) and Mojek (Towkio, Dally Auston). Inspired by his love for hip-hop and Chicago house, today Billa delivers his debut EP, Bootlegged. Bootlegged draws its name from the fact that the project is comprised of remixes of some of this summer’s hottest songs, including revamps of OG Maco‘s “Lit”, Post Malone‘s “Too Young” and Travi$ Scott‘s “Antidote”. As the Back To The Future inspired artwork alludes to, the project boasts a futuristic soundscape, opting for a synthy-heavy, ethereal sound throughout the 3 track EP. Bootlegged serves as a great introduction to the young talent, and we look forward to hearing what else Billa has in store for the future.
Say My Name ft. Benjamin Joseph (Filterkat Remix)
Australian duo Peking Duk have quickly risen to a headline act in their home country, their latest single ‘Say My Name’ cementing their status with a heap of radio exposure since its release. While the original continues to do its job on the airwaves, a number of other Australian artists have brought their remix chops to this fresh package, helping to ease the exhaustion that extensive radio play can have on a popular hit. One such local talent is Melbourne-based Filterkat, who brings his French inspiration to an incredibly funky electro cut, layered with driving basslines made to bounce off the walls of dance floors and send crowds into a fever pitch. For those seeking that extra kick behind the force of the anthemic vocals, look no further than this one.
You can grab this version in Part 1 of the Say My Name Remixes EP out now.
Well, TomorrowWorld is officially underway, as of today, and a good lot of you are gearing up for three days of dance music heaven. We’re admittedly jealous, considering we’ll be in our respective states, probably just getting caught up on Narcos. Netflix and chilling aside, we have another piece in our TommorrowWorld playlist series, coming from former Resident Artist Justin Jay.
For those of you who are heading to the festival, this playlist should provide ample vibes for your pre-party shenanigans. For those of you who won’t be attending, this is still perfect to carry you through your work week and into the weekend.
If you find yourself in the company of the former, make sure to catch Mr. Jay on the Pete Tong stage, Saturday, from 4:00PM-5:30PM. You won’t be disappointed.
Storm Ft. Chris Lorenzo
B1 MATTHEW HERBERT
A2 Loz Goddard
It Will Come To Me (Fouk Remix)
01 The Maghreban Wonder Woman Wonder Woman EP VER103 Preview
Cheer Up, My Brother
Lone Cat (Holding On) (Justin Martin Remix)
B2 Loz Goddard
Move It On
Freak Like Me (Out now on Numbers)
Keep Shelly In Athens ~ Benighted (Different Sleep Remix)
This Different Sleep remix might just be the coolest thing we’ve heard today. The Chicago-based producer put his own spin on his Friends of Friends label-mate’s track “Benighted”, and turned it into this breathtaking downtempo tune. Different Sleep combines a light bassline with Keep Shelly in Athens‘ chill-out elements and sustained vocals, resulting in five minutes of dreamy adventure. A series of synth stabs and piano licks elevate the track with a majestic effect, yet remaining a mysterious vibe. We became a fan soon after the very first listen. Whether you’re listening to this when you’re sleeping, driving or doing work, this gem definitely serves its purpose.
Different Sleep is supporting Keep Shelly in Athens for their North American tour this fall, so don’t miss out if you want to catch these talented individuals!
PatrickReza: W(≈)MPS FOR WATER
We’ve had the pleasure of watching PatrickReza evolve over the years, continually relishing in his inventive tunes, regardless of genre. Now, we get to see the next step in his evolution, as he turns his attention onto providing clean water for people in Kenya, Uganda, India and Haiti.
Fans of Reza won’t want to miss the opportunity to win a pair of his signed SOL REPUBLIC headphones. On top of the chance to pick up this legendary piece of memorabilia, each entry will buy water filters which can provide a person with clean water for a year. Think about it this way – if you contribute the minimum ($2), you’ll provide 40,000 gallons of clean water to those in need. Pretty insane, right?
To highlight his recent campaign with our buddies over at Cadence & Cause, Mr. Reza has dialed up an absolutely filthy mix, which includes a few unreleased tunes, as well as some of his favorites at the moment. If you’re really feeling it, you can get it for free by entering to win his headphones. That’s also the only way you can figure out what the tracklist is too.
Cant Feel My Face Ft. Ian Everson
It won’t be long before Minneapolitans, St. Paulites, and the rest of Minnesotans find an all too familiar second meaning to the line “I Can’t Feel My Face.” Whether or not this stellar remix from Twin City-based producer/DJ had that in mind when he stepped into the studio will remain unknown. What we do know is this – this remix/cover, which was dialed up by Truancy and vocalist Ian Everson, will certainly heat up the dance floor for the coming months, providing not only Minnesota, but the rest of the country with a vehicle to warm themselves up while cutting some rug.
In a city where bass and big drops reign supreme, this up-and-coming producer is being hailed as somewhat of a hometown hero, serving up those who want to populate the early morning windowless warehouses. One listen through this artful house interpretation should have you feeling the movement he’s currently spearheading, by means of a driving kick, funky bassline, enveloping melodies, and those sultry vocals.
As he’s done in his own scene, Truancy (with the help of Ian Anderson) separates himself from the pack of other producers across the globe who took on this wildly popular song. To top it off, this remix is a prelude to something bigger than himself, which will be coming out next week via the charitable music platform, Cadence & Cause.
We suggest you stay tuned and find out what exactly that will be.