Say My Name (Mielo Redux)
We may not have heard anything new from Porter Robinson in a little while, but Mielo is here to provide some major nostalgia with his own exceptional rendition of Porter’s “Say My Name.”. This version dials back the blistering progressive house edge of the original and reinvents it into a sonic concoction filled with futuristic ingredients.
When it comes to tackling such a classic tune like this, it always helps that it’s one of your favorites, and Mielo made sure to create something that is a reflection of his ability and, at the same time, a homage to Porter’s creation. There’s an uplifting feeling scattered throughout this redux, and it certainly is a pleasant reminder of the past. Festival season is here, so don’t be surprised if this starts to make the rounds. Don’t miss out on Mielo!
Minds (Ark Patrol Remix)
Having only heard one other remix before this one, we were excited and interested when new Ark Patrol showed up. Needless to say, it’s MASSIVE. Heroic Recordings has a tendency to find some intriguing talent in electronic music, and Ark Patrol is just one of many to provide them with a solid roster.
Even without being familiar with the original song by Chinah, you get a glimpse into a melodic world constructed with bright and boisterous synths that flicker around the thundering drums in a tightly knit pattern. There’s an uplifting impression made with this remix, and it’s simply nice to listen to and let it carry you away for a while. One of the coolest parts of Ark Patrol’s take on “Minds” is it’s tradeoff between being accessible with pop source material and busting down walls with a wide range of electronic influences. Grab yourself a free copy here and enjoy the ride!
Baibaba Bimba (Marcioz Remix)
One of Brazil’s hidden treasures is the producer Marcioz. At the ripe age of nineteen, this cat is killing it down South with his unique productions that take from future, classical, as well as the sounds of his home country. A few days ago, Marcioz came out with a brand new remix of Tenniscoats’ single “Baibaba Bimba” as a free download. For those of you who are being introduced to him, this flip will show you just how special Marcioz is.
With his remix of “Baibaba Bimba,” Marcioz was able to keep most everything sounding natural. His percussion, the strings, the piano chords and all the little details are crafted to perfection. Aside from creative prowess, Marcioz technical abilities and ear rival even the top producers in the electronic game right now. 2016 is looking like a bright year for this Brazilian as he has already started it off with two amazing records, with “Baibaba Bimba” being a remix for the ages. If you’re looking for something inspiring to throw on this week, then you’re covered with this.
Our homies Kicks N Licks had quite a successful release with their Young Mind EP. Now, they’re back with the Young Mind Remix EP, with three remixers, as well as a 2.0 of their single “Mind” with Lauren Hunter. Lost Identity and Trap Nation put out this four track EP for free, so make sure to download the tracks before you head out.
Kicks N Licks enlisted FLØRALS, At Dawn We Rage and Ditta & Dumont for remixes of both singles off their original EP. Before the remixes, Kicks N Licks 2.0 of “Mind” introduces the project with its hybrid future sound. The first remix that we get is FLØRALS who bring some heavy Flume influences to the table with his flip of “Young.” At Dawn We Rage keep in line with the future sound, but bring a bit more spacey vibe with their take on “Mind.” Lastly, Ditta & Dumont bring the bass with their heavy dub interpretation of “Young.” Altogether, the Young Mind Remix EP is a strong project through and through with each artist bringing something a little different to the table, while keeping things within scope.
’Kicks N Licks – Mind 2.0 ft Lauren Hunter’
’Kicks N Licks – Young feat. Adara (FLØRALS Remix)’
’Kicks N Licks – Mind ft. Lauren Hunter (At Dawn We Rage Remix)’
’Kicks N Licks – Young feat. Adara (Ditta & Dumont Remix)’
Steve James ft. Clairity
Renaissance (ARMNHMR Remix)
By the end of 2015, Steve James was making huge waves with his debut original track “Renaissance”, as we did a fun interview with him and got to understand his style of music a little better. Fast forward to four months later, the producer from Pittsburgh is set to release the “Renaissance” remixes compilation with the help of some talented friends.
Joseph Chung and Joseph Abella, together as ARMNHMR decided to add their own spin to the wonderful track and absolutely crushed it. Known for having a wide range of sounds, you never know what to expect from the two producers, and this remix is yet another genuine surprise. The melody-driven buildup gets straight to the point, and the vocals provide an infectious melody that will make you sing along to every word. The two different drops definitely highlight this track and provide some electrifying synth work, together with throbbing drums and occasional breaks.
ARMNHMR is no stranger to the dance scene, and this remix of “Renaissance” perfectly exemplifies that. We definitely look forward to more exciting tracks by the two Josephs in the near future.
Rudimental ft MNEK
Common Emotion (The Golden Pony Remix)
It’s hard to imagine that we’re almost 1/3 of the way through 2016, and we still haven’t managed to feature one of our favorite, quietly-slaying-the-game, house acts in the entire landscape of dance music: The Golden Pony. Well friends, allow us to quickly make up for their 2016 absence and bless your Ninja ears with the Brooklyn based duo’s latest remix for U.K. live electronic superstars Rudimental & Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter & producer MNEK’s collaboration “Common Emotion”. Finding a place on Big Beat Records‘ official remix EP for Common Emotion”, The Golden Pony rolls a very U.K. club formula into a NYC house anthem rife with electronic nuance and a subtle manipulation of catchy rhythms & drum work. Always ones to bridge a classic backbone with a contemporary edge, The Golden Pony find themselves in the middle of their most tasteful and addictive slew of tunes since their inception, and we couldn’t let our Ninjas sit idly by without getting in on the fun.
About the tune the pair remarked: “Were huge fans of Rudimental! Especially live, they are able to effortlessly blend instrumentation with electronic vibes. We believe their music straddles a current and classic vibe at the same time, giving it a ton of crossover appeal. With that in mind for the remix, we decided to use hard hitting pianos reminiscent of the 90’s New York House with some modern pitched vocals and Future Bass sounds.” It’s safe to say gentlemen, that you’ve clearly knocked this one out of the park as well. Stream The Golden Pony’s remix of “Common Emotion” above.
Let's Dance (Crush Effect Remix)
David Bowie’s passing at the beginning of this year prompted an outpouring of genuine appreciation from artists across genres. The legendary English musician traversed the ever-changing landscape of rock / pop effortlessly for half a century helping shape the trajectory of musical history along the way. His various musical and narrative experimentations directly inspired countless artists but his fearlessness in creativity has had an even broader impact. In the world of electronic dance music, Bowie’s legacy paved the way for new sounds in the mainstream and his constant reinvention mirrors the genre’s need to continually push the boundaries.
Today, we’re excited to bring you the premiere of a particularly fun Bowie tribute courtesy of SoCal’s Crush Effect. The production duo have proved versatile with a style that incorporates elements of future funk, dubstep, house and disco. Their rendition of “Let’s Dance” is a proper Nu-Disco jam accompanying the iconic vocals with plucking synths, funky guitar riffs and a healthy horn section. Get your groove on above and check out what Crush Effect had to say about Bowie’s influence below. The duo have an EP due this year so also make sure to keep an eye out.
Musically David Bowie was always on the cutting edge and was such a big influence throughout the years. Around the same time that he passed away, we were preparing our set for the Gem & Jam Festival and wanted to write a couple new dance tracks. ‘Let’s Dance’ is just such a great song and worked perfectly into the Nu Disco context. It seemed like the right time to pay homage to Bowie.