The Rain (Saje Remix)
If there’s an artist that we’ve been paying close attention to these days, it’s Oh Wonder. Their tasteful songwriting and highly arousing productions captivate the ears of all who listen. Since the release of their latest gem, ‘The Rain”, producers have been taking advantage of remixing this incredible number and taking our ears and minds to new places. French producer duo, Saje, decided to remedy our aching Monday souls with their stunning take on this Oh Wonder masterpiece and it might just be the greatest thing we’ve ever heard.
With such a forward-thinking approach to this remix, Saje creates an entirely new atmosphere that moves our souls and soothes our caffeinated hearts. Filled with rhythmic, ambient drum patterns, delicately woven synths, and the angelic vocals of Oh Wonder, Saje elevates our minds and helps us achieve higher, more illuminating vibrations. So prepare to transcend into a lucid world, ninjas, because there’s a possibility you won’t return. Make sure to grab your free download before you swoon into a realm of celestial bliss.
Pillz (Dr. Fresch Remix)
In today’s climate of rapidly shape-shifting musical tastes coupled with sub-genres literally popping up overnight -specifically in dance music; we get a chance to witness some special artists knock the proverbial ball out of the park amongst a smorgasbord of evolving sounds. One such case study in aural diversification has remained L.A.’s Dr. Fresch. We’ve featured the envelope pushing chameleon before, from analog bass swingers to sultry future groovers and we’ve still yet to be disappointed. On the latest house-tinged remix from the Prep School Recordings boss, we find him taking on one of James Franco’s finest film co-stars (and a pretty decent rapper) Gucci Mane with a future revision of party-favor ode “Pillz”. The track gets pulled from Gucci’s club scene straight to the underground dance halls in which future jack (especially in the UK) has really begun to take hold, behind a sterling slick set of crisp, uncluttered legato synths, which pump an innovative feel to the standard four-four kick and swinging bassline that permeates so much of house music. We’re sure this one will be making the rounds around the interwebs as Dr. Fresch continues to solidify a presence as one of dance music’s fastest rising commodities, so get a leg up on all those trendy friends of yours and hear his remix of “Pillz” before anyone else thanks to an official ‘TMN Premiere; and snag the free download in exchange for a Facebook “like” here.
Best I Ever Had (Mason Flynt Remix)
Finding words to describe this has been tough. Here’s about the best way to explain it: Shoegaze Drake. Did you ever think you’d hear that phrase in your life? Well, Mason Flynt dropped a remix of Drake’s “Best I Ever Had” yesterday that sounds like something out straight out of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist. It really catches the ear and makes for an unexpected great listen. He found a great balance between electronic elements and live instrumentation for what ended up being one of the most unique takes on Drake out there. This was a huge switch up in style for the primarily hip-hop influenced producer and remixer, but it really does work and is simply fun. Mason has had some spectacular tunes so far, and the Austin native is slowly beginning to make a name for himself with his solid collection of slick songs. Luckily enough, this remix a free download, so you DJs out there can inject a major dose of feels in your set and get emotional in the club real quick.
We know it’s cold, rainy, and your body is probably on the verge of hypothermia, but don’t worry, we have another kick ass FPP to get the blood pumping. So pour yourself a gin and tonic (New Years resolution anyone?) and get those behinds ready to bump and grind all night long. We guarantee you’ll keep this one on repeat all weekend long.
As always, #danceirresponsibly.
Until next week, ninjas.
Acrylics (RL Grime Edit)
Far East Movement
The Illest (feat. Riff Raff) (Snafu Remix)
Live This Nightmare (NGHTMRE Remix)
Cacophonic ✖ Motionzz
Oski ✖ Ian Munro
Revolution (Unlike Pluto Remix)
Iggy Azalea ft. Rita Ora
Black Widow (Ahzee Remix)
Silhouettes (Mikey P Remix)
Talk (Jerry Folk Remix)
Next Wave Records knows how to pick artists. The original version of Atlas Bound‘s “Talk” is a stunning piece that perfectly represents the vibrant Australian electronic music scene, and fellow Next Wave producer, Jerry Folk, decided to give it his pristine, indie dance edge. With a simple piano intro followed by the duo’s dark and soothing vocals, this remix picks up the pace with traces of a lead that would make Daft Punk proud and a groove that accompanies a long drive as if they were made for each other. Something about this remix has a movie soundtrack quality to it, and honestly wouldn’t be out of place in some sort of science fiction atmosphere with its spacey elements and overall futuristic approach. Jerry Folk’s remix choices have all been exquisite and his tackling his label mates’ tune is yet another strong addition to his work. Enjoy the free download and don’t miss his first original, So Long, that was also released through Next Wave!
MS MR- Dark Doo Wop (Birthday Boy Version)
When it comes to remixes, there are only a few outcomes that can be reached: the remixes that take a beautiful original and in the simplest of words, destroy it, the ones that take a song and turn it into something even better than the original, and finally the ones that take a great track, and transform it into a divergent product of just as much greatness and quality. Most of you can probably agree that music such as MS MR’s is borderline flawless to say the very least, and to renovate any of their tracks is a pretty bold move.
After successfully astonishing all of us at TMN with his feel-good remix of Beyonce’s “Party,” Birthday Boy once again catches us off guard with his latest remix of MS MR’s “Dark Doo Wop.” Maintaining the fun, care-free sound we first heard in his “Party” remix, Birthday Boy mixes in some hints of funk while preserving the mysteriousness that betokens MS MR.
Though many of you may be die-hard fans of the original, may we strongly suggest you give this rendition a listen. It differs much, but is just as sweet to the ear.
Hedegaard ft Lukas Graham
Happy Home (Sam Feldt Remix)
Sam Feldt is back with another killer remix! Spicing up the meaningful track originally by Hedegaard and Lukas Graham, the Dutch producer is definitely making a statement with this memorable tune. The vocals by Danish electronic group Lukas Graham soar powerfully throughout the track, and are accompanied by a series of his signature synth, taking us on a roller coaster ride of emotions. This tune is about paying tribute to the lost family members, and reminiscing the good times we all have as a family. It will surely hit you right in the feels. The deep factor gives it a more upbeat approach as you sing your heart out to this track.
This new remix is to be released via Spinnin’ Records on February 2nd. Kudos to Sam Feldt and make sure to follow him on Soundcloud for more dope tunes!