The Sweet Escape ft. Akon(SMLE Remix)
Gwen Stefani. Oh how I’ve missed her. Thanks to the newest remix from SMLE, she is back and better than ever. These two are becoming increasingly notorious for embellishing older songs for the benefit of our eager ears. From T-Pain to Train, there’s no telling what this duo will tackle next, and this rambunctious and dynamic vision of a Gwen Stefani classic shepherds in nostalgia while also setting up your week for a cheery start. Hopefully at some point in the near future, the weather starts warming up again, because SMLE’s newest is a tune primed and ready for car rides with the windows down and sunny days. If this track is any indication, clearly they are eager for summer to kick back in, and honestly, who isn’t?
Weekend (Jai Wolf Remix)
Jai Wolf is a name that’s been synonymous with consistent rising success lately. He made big waves with his remix of Skrillex’s Ease My Mind, which at first was a bootleg but ended up getting picked for an official release and has been a cornerstone of Sonny’s sets since. This newest re-imagination comes to us via a Kitsune Maison release of Mocki‘s “Weekend.” Jai Wolf has ironed out his future trap sound, ranging from heavy hitters to lighter and fun chiptune inspired numbers. This “Weekend” falls under the latter, hearkening to some textbook Wave Racer influences, but with bigger drum work and an overall sound tailored for big performances. The amount of growth he’s undergone since shedding his previous title of No Pets Allowed is staggering and no one can slow hime down. His catalog of official remixes continues to impress and this take on Mocki is another thriving addition to his collection.
Don't Stop Believin' (MYNGA Remix)
MYNGA recently decided to tackle a remix of, let’s be honest here, one of the best sing-a-long songs of all time. Journey‘s Don’t Stop Believin’ just got the house treatment. Maintaining the iconic piano progression and Steve Perry’s dynamite vocals, MYNGA goes for a classic house sound, filled to the brim with Pjanno-esque stabs, a fresh lead guitar section, and, of course, “IN THE NIIIIIIIIIIGHT!” Updates to classic rock songs can be met with hesitation a lot of the time and are hard to pull off, but MYNGA manages to find a perfect medium in keeping the energy of the original while adding their own flair as well. Snag that free download and sing away!
711 (DJ Mustard Remix)
Beyonce‘s latest single has already taken over the radios, clubs, and your pre-game mix playlist, so it was only a matter of time before it got the remix treatment. In the news of the unexpected, southern hit-maker DJ Mustard takes on the infectious party single with a unexpected flip to the beat. Adding a EDM backdrop and completely changing up the melody and rhythm, his latest remix to the track is definitely something that can help carry the song into the Spring and Summer playlist of 2015. Although this isn’t the first time Mustard has placed his work on the track, this is one of the few times we get to hear a electro-mix of his beat. At first, the track starts off with a simple synth beat until it is loaded with a multiple elements to tingle the eardrums and the senses. At times, it seems that Mustard just threw in whatever would sound good in the backdrop, but the eclectic track still carries the same fun-loving and free-spirited vibe that the original had-minus the chorus and Southern feel.
What’s poppin’ ninjas? It’s Fridayyyyyyyyy! You know what that means…it means we all get to binge on beer and music for the next 3 days, am I right? This weeks FPP is stacked with so much heat that it’ll be impossible not to break a sweat. Well friends, let’s kick off the weekend with some free music so stay warm and stay moving this weekend because we know it’s cold as balls (minus Southern California where seasons do not exist).
As always, #danceirresponsibly.
Until next week ninjas!
’Rick Ross – ‘Hustlin’ (Mr Ghost ‘Trap’ Remix)’
’Party Thieves & ATLiens – Chîef’
’Gent & Jawns – Fireball (Chris Bushnell Remix)’
’BEYONCE – 7/11 (DJ MUSTARD REMIX)’
SWERVE (Styles&Complete X The Insurgents Remix)’
’YellowClaw & Cesqeaux – Legends (G
Buck & Hammo Sung Remix)’
’Jarvis – Close My Eyes (Ray Volpe Remix)’
’Drake – How About Now (Swizzymack Philly Club Remix)’
’Jauz – Big Man Ting Ft Jammin MC (Original Mix)’
’Jack Ü – Take U There (Älësïä Edit)’
’Pegboard Nerds – Here It Comes (KickRaux & Myles William Remix)’
’CONTRVBVND ✖ TOMBZ – Go Dumb’
’Montell Jordan – Get It On Tonite (Aylen Remix)’
’Gucci Mane – Pillz (Dr. Fresch Remix)’
’The Way I Are (Chachi Remix)’
’NSYNC – Bye Bye Bye (Paige Remix)’
’Say No Diggity (ODESZA // Blackstreet)’
Runaway (U&I) (Kicks N Licks Remix)
It seems like every time we hear a Kicks N Licks song, we’re instantly transported to an entirely different world for a few minutes. It’s quite surreal, the soundscapes that they craft, and today’s release is no different. This time around, this sunny San Diego duo has knocked out their interpretation of Galatis‘ “Runaway,” giving an already stellar tune a new look and feel.
We’re not sure if this was intentional or not, but we’re admittedly giddy that it turned out the way it did. Did you notice the lead melody that comes in right at the drop? Does it sound familiar? If you’re a little bit younger, you might not connect the dots, but most of you probably heard “Tom’s Diner” from Suzanne Vega. If you didn’t, fully expect to start singing “do do dodo do do dodo” when you hit replay above.
90’s nostalgia aside, it’s been an absolute pleasure to see these guys continually evolve their craft, getting better and better each step along the way. We’re certainly going to enjoy this one for a while, but we’re eager to hear what’s next as well.
Stand Up (Candyland's OG Remix)
It has been a hot, hot, HOT minute since we last heard anything from Candyland…too long if you ask us. Well ninjas, today you’re in for a delicious new treat from the Santa Barbara duo and their latest remix of a total throwback anthen, “Stand Up” by Ludacris. If you’re familiar with the original, then you’re probably re-living all those times this song would come on at high school dances, in grocery stores, and in grandma’s minivan. Grandma knew how to turn up before it was even cool.
Candyland took this Ludacris classic and turned it into an absolute banger that will undeniably be heard during festival season come this Spring. With a mid-tempo, moobah-esque intro, piercing siren synth progressions, and an unexpected bangin’ breakdown, Candyland give us a justified reason to stand up and go do beer bongs on a Wednesday. It may not be Tuesday and we may not be at a club that’s going up, but it’s clear to us that ILOVEMAKONNEN and Drake don’t understand that Wednesday is in fact the appropriate day to get weird. So get ready to get up and goin” with this one ninjas because Candyland is about to make you move some type of way.