Over Soon (Super Duper Remix)
Whenever a highly anticipated album drops, you can always expect a slew of unofficial edits and remixes to begin showing up within the first week or so of the release. What you don’t always expect, however, is that many of these will actually be quality releases instead of simply a chance to capitalize on SEO. Super Duper is here to put any and all notion of that mess to bed with an absolutely stunning edit of 22, A Million‘s first track, “22 (OVER S∞∞N)”.
This remix may seem on the shorter side (clocking in at a concise 2:28), but it’s calculated build to final minute sets the stage for an incredible resolution and rendition of an incredible song. Having the foresight to instantaneously create such a stark production speaks to the capability and innovation of Super Duper, and, luckily for us, he’s got plenty of new music on the way. What’s wild is this edit was JUST FOR FUN. However you choose to approach unofficial remixes, always know that there will be diamonds in the rough, and Super Duper is certainly proving that notion right while doing the original justice with a powerful and striking interpretation. Be sure to check out Super Duper’s recent original, “Angela“, also!
Days Of Lavender (AMTRAC REMIX)
On July 8th of this year, Promises Ltd. released their self-titled debut EP. Since then, they have been quiet on the front of originals, however they’ve dropped two official remixes, one of which comes from the Kentucky producer AMTRAC.
When I think Kentucky, I don’t think electronic music, but AMTRAC is certainly shifting that notion. With his remix he took on the single “Days Of Lavender” and turned it out into a deep, minimalist house record. From start to finish this single is as tasteful as it gets. AMTRAC’s melodic take on the indie-electronic original is quite different, but there’s still a hint of the original’s tone within. It’s a masterful remix that we can’t get enough of, and we think you’ll be on the same boat once you give it a listen.
See You Again(Modern Machines Remix)
After releasing a radio-friendly collaboration with 8 Graves, Modern Machines decided he wasn’t done utilizing the the fellow New Yorker’s vocal. He went ahead and did an official remix of 8 Graves’ single “See You Again.”
Modern Machines took the highly emotional original and flipped it into an equally moving future bass track. Over the course of the past year or so, the New York City producer has been dabbling with different styles, conquering each sound with a different record. With the “See You Again” remix he doesn’t fall short in honoring the original or expressing the chosen style with merit and grace. There are a lot of great Modern Machines records, but this is one of the dopest. Stream it today and be on the lookout for when a download pops up!
Ocean (Walker & Royce Remix)
It’s been a hot minute since we last checked in with efficacious Brooklyn house duo Walker & Royce, but today Gavin Royce & Sam Walker have returned to the hallowed grounds of TMN armed with a proper funky house remix premiere for polyrhythmic alt-pop troupe TEACHERS‘ malleable single “Ocean”. After a solid history of original releases for notable institutions like PETS, Dirtybird, and Nurvous; Walker & Royce have tacked their sound to the remix world and come up aces.
Equal parts club-funk, house and straight up funky house, the pair’s take on “Oceans” holds its listener’s attention from the jump. A structural blend of modal harmonies, house roots and prevalent groove holds together Walker & Royce’s transporting of TEACHERS to the dancefloor, and with that subtle use of Kraftwerk tipping vocoder, they’ve crafted a highly addictive remix for our Ninjas to scoot to on this fine Thursday. For our proper house heads, we have a feeling this one will hit you hook, line, and sinker; so do yourself a favor and hit that little play button above before anyone else.
Closer ft. Halsey (Viceroy Remix)
Summer time’s favorite producer Viceroy is back with another amazing remix. We know, you don’t want to hear another damn flip of The Chainsmokers x Halsey’s “Closer.” We didn’t either. But, we did see Viceroy came out with one, and we had to let our guard down. We were not disappointed.
From the start we get hit with out of the box samples that bring us back to some of our favorite records, along with an intoxicating percussive groove. Pleasant piano chords and funky guitar riffs also contribute to the strong introduction that holds your attention without quivering. At no moment do you want to skip this one. The intro builds into the drop where Viceroy takes us on a bustling breakbeat ride that is simply magnificent. Viceroy has put out some of our favorite tracks, so it’s no surprise he swayed us on this “Closer” remix. Get it for free today!
Innocent (KEFF Remix)
KEFF‘s first foray into production after a series of must-hear mixes comes to us in the form of a delicately crafted rendition of “Innocent” by Hundred Waters. The splendor in the gentle atmosphere surrounding the bright vocals radiates with warmth and an underlying sensation of tranquility as the song progresses, yet there’s an unsettling message buried deep within.
The premiere with NEST HQ describes a perspective of a broken trust and extreme measures taken to achieve a clean conscious, and that’s the sort of context shift and imaginative transformation of a song’s original tone KEFF is already bringing to the table. Something of this gravity is a stark and intriguing beginning to KEFF’s journey as an artist, and the capability to understand and process a serious subject into a song as striking as this truly makes a statement. There won’t be any fluff from KEFF in the future. Be sure to grab the free download of this remix here.
The Dumbing Down Of Love (COFRESI Remix)
When you think electronic music in Chicago, you think house music. That’s not the case with the Windy City’s COFRESi, who’s bringing some quality beats to the table that aren’t bumping four-to-the-floor. COFRESi has been pushing boundary-breaking tunes for a couple years now, and today we’re happy to present to you another high-quality tune in today’s premiere. That tune is COFRESi’s remix of Imogen Heap‘s “The Dumbing Down of Love.”
COFRESi has several unreleased remixes out that you’ll get to hear over the next few months, but today you get an incredible take on a classic record from Imogen Heap and Guy Sigsworth’s project Frou Frou. The song’s ethereal sound is easy on the ears, while COFRESi’s cool grooves are easy on the body. He uses his unique sound design and expert songwriting abilities to put together one of the dopest remixes of the year. It’s really that good. One of the best things about it is that it’s available as a free download. Do yourself a favor, don’t sleep on it.