Army Of The Universe
Acid Flows (Gosteffects Remix)
One of the most intriguing dance music producers to me has always been Gosteffects. His dark and energetic tracks are right where my taste aligns, but not only that, he’s an incredibly talented producer who can take the sound anywhere he wishes. Take for example the present premiere we have with the New York producer. His official remix of “Acid Flows” by Army of the Universe, has him turning down the bpms in the midtempo range for an electro-infused moombah masterpiece.
With this style, Dillon Francis always comes up, but Gosteffects makes it his own. He stays true to the hypnotic style of the original, while taking the sound to a completely different sonic region altogether. This new version of “Acid Flows” is an absolute bomb that would terrorize any setting it was dropped into, no matter if it were a big festival, a club or even a house party. It’s one of those tracks that’s good no matter where you hear it. Gosteffect’s remix will be released on The Magic EP + Remixes, which is currently available for pre-order on iTunes. If you don’t want to pre-order, you just have to wait until February 19th for the project to drop in full.
Let You Go (Andromulus Remix)
Japanese artist and Manchester resident MYLK came out with her Dream Catcher EP a few months ago, but soon a remix EP will be coming out for the project. One of those remixes you get to hear early by way of a Music Ninja Premiere. DC basshead Andromulus is one of the many remixers on the package, but his superb dubstep take on “Let You Go” really blew us away. Andromulus plays this one a little more straightforward than his usual hybrid tendencies, and the result is a dirty beast of a record.
We should clarify, as the introduction and verses are super clean, with a light upbeat sound that really juxtaposes what we hear at the drop. It gives the song a nice mixture of emotions that adds a ton of depth. Remixes need to do the original justice, and Andromulus without a doubt did that here. Tomorrow you will be able to get this track, as the EP will be released on Valentine’s Day. Could be a good little present if your partner is a bass-lover!
Shivers (Delusion Remix)
German producer Delusion is making waves with his latest remix of SG Lewis‘ “Shivers”. Talk about vibes – he spices up the original tune with a dance outfit and absolutely crushes it. The soothing vocals go perfectly well with the muted synth melody, while adding character to the soulful atmosphere. It’s a song you can easily jam out or relax to at the same time. The suspenseful buildup towards the middle is another highlight of the track, and it definitely shows how versatile his style can be.
We simply can’t wait for more music from Delusion. Give the track a listen and vibe away with us.
The Way You Say It (Bremen4000 Remix)
Swedish pop upstart Vanbot‘s latest single “The Way You Say It” and its album counterpart Perfect Storm have been receiving quite the heavy dose of reputable support and buzz. From a Four-Star review in The Times, to a public Twitter endorsement from mega pop-stars Tegan and Sara; Vanbot’s syrupy and infectious sound has been finding its way into nearly every corner of the music bubble. Appropriately, it was only a matter of time until the burgeoning synth-starlet’s malleable pop stems began receiving the very welcome remix treatment.
First to take on official remix duties is the very mysterious Sebastian Forslund and his Bremen4000 project, who’s deft touch pulls “The Way You Say It” into headier pop territory. A rolling vintage synth and burbling bass lay the perfect groundwork for Vanbot’s vocal, which has been cased up within a slathering of reverb, to bob just above water. While the original plays like an effervescent kiss on the cheek, Bremen4000’s revision toys with darker atmospherics and 80’s leaning synth work to make its point. Unfortunately, not much is currently known about the enigmatic producer (who as of the time of this TMN Premiere’s publishing doesn’t have a Soundcloud, Facebook or Twitter page to his name) other than his slightly unorthodox and off-kilter pop production techniques, and tasteful work mostly within the Swedish indie community. But, you can be sure we’ll be staying in tune with everything else to bubble up out of Bremen4000’s catalog. Until then, enjoy the Bremen4000 remix of Vanbot’s “The Way You Say It” above.
Motley Crue (AWAY Remix)
Sometimes when rummaging through Soundcloud, you get a little sullied because of how much mediocre future bass is out there. It’s a tasteful genre that not everyone can nail, but AWAY absolutely crushed it. With a remix of “Motley Crue” by THEY., AWAY managed to show off now only prowess with the genre, but song-writing versatility that few can manage. By the end of it we get a more bass heavy trip hop vibe than future that will just blow your mind. Before that we are met with well-produced composition whose rhythmic structures are that of genius.
Nothing is over the top about this record; everything about it screams quality and tastefulness. Many producers would have simply made two songs out of these drops, instead of making them work in one fully magnificent package. AWAY isn’t taking the easy route, and it will surely pay off if he delivers more top-shelf records like this one. This is the LA artist’s first track on Soundcloud, so we’re really anticipating something special this year from AWAY. After streaming this track on repeat a million times, head over to iTunes for a copy.
Do You Go Up (Kidswaste Remix)
Here’s a tune that will help you hit that reset button to your day. French producer Kidswaste puts out a remix of Khai‘s 2015 hit “Do You Go Up”, and it’s every bit of wonderful. Adding a fun and subtle beat to the original takes the tune up a couple notches while making it upbeat and the perfect evening treat. The synth chords go well with the original melody and help spice up the track a bit. If you appreciate Khai’s soothing vocals, this version will definitely do them justice. We’re excited to see the young producer getting in his elements, as these remixes keep getting better and better. Keep an eye out for Kidswaste, as he never ceases to provide us with more auditory pleasure.
Flash X (Said The Sky Remix)
Said The Sky always kills it. No matter if it’s with an original, or remix like we have today. His musical ability and knowledge surpasses most producers, which is why ATB tapped this Colorado cat for a remix of “Flash X.” As with many of his tracks, Said The Sky creates a landscape of his unique trap sound, while also brings into play his piano prowess. Emotion is key in his works, and this remix has a ton of feels packed tightly inside it that you experience from beginning to end.
“Flash X” in its new form is a soothing record that has the energy shifted from the “hands-up” style of music, to a much more intimate sound. His composition pierces deep into your soul with mystifying melodies and courageous chords. The introduction is a hit in itself, then moves through short tasteful build into the heart of the song. After the drop, we are met with something that simply can’t be expressed in words. You must lend your ears to this wonderful piece of music, and if you haven’t already ran through Said The Sky’s Soundcloud, then you’re in for something special.