[Remix Obsession] Mo – XXX 88 Remixes

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XXX 88 Remixes

I will openly admit, I’m obsessed with Mo’s voice.
This sexy Denmark native is taking over the music scene recently and for all the right reasons.
Recently, she put together a little three track EP of remixes of her song XXX 88. The first remix is done by Faustix and Imanos who take Mo’s song and add a bit of dirty to it. The tune is turned up a few notches with some trap melodies thrown in to give the song an addictive head tossing beat. Then there’s Joe Hertz’s remix, the complete opposite who takes the song and slows it down, way down. He focuses on Mo’s voice and adds in his own slow, electronic instrumentals to make the song seductive. Finally there is Oceaán’s remix, the sexiest of the three. I would put it under the baby making category for music. The beat is taken to an incredibly mellow rhythm with the vocals being sung by Mo but also taking on the sound of a man singing the song. All three remixes show the diversity that comes from Mo’s music and how different artists who hear her music can all put their own twist on her amazing sound.

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Bel Heir – Kiss The Devil (ASTR Remix) [TMN PREMIERE]

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Bel Heir
Kiss The Devil (ASTR Remix)

There’s always something remarkable about artists that can harness wordly and atmospheric sounds in an effort to give a tune depth that it wouldn’t ordinarily have. While Philadelphia based indie rockers Bel Heir already had a emotionally charged tune dialed up with crackling static and haunting bell tolls, ASTR has stepped in and crafted uniquely enveloping tune using parts of “Kiss the Devil,” in this brand new remix.

With deep, luscious bass hits, New York based ASTR have turned an indie pop tune into a down-tempo gem, charging forward with dialed up drum hits and sultry vocal treatments. The only problem we’ve found with these two different takes on the same song is which one to throw on the next time we have that “special someone” over. Take a listen to both and decide which one you’ll go with.

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[Stream] Flume – Flume (Deluxe Edition Mixtape)

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Space Cadet feat. Ghostface Killah & Autre Ne Veut

With the deluxe edition of Flume‘s debut album set to drop next week, we get the privilege of hearing the accompanying rap mixtape in its entirety in advance of its release. The Australian DJ brings his A-game here, recruiting such names as Ghostface Killah, Killer MikeTwin Shadow, M.O.P., and Autre Ne Veut, among others. This is definitely more than just a side project for the young producer, and it certainly shows in the quality of material presented in the project. Some of our favorites include “Insane (Feat. Killer Mike & Moon Holiday)” and “Sleepless (Feat. Twin Shadow & Jezzabell Doran),” but all the tracks are pretty excellent. Check out the stream at the link below, as well as the full tracklist for the upcoming tape. The deluxe re-release of Flume’ s debut album will be available digitally on November 12th.

STREAM: Flume – Flume (Deluxe Edition Mixtape)

1. Flume – Intro feat. Stalley
2. Flume – Space Cadet feat. Ghostface Killah & Autre Ne Veut
3. Flume – Insane feat. Killer Mike & Moon Holiday
4. Flume – Stay Close feat. Boldy James, Alexander Spit & Aaron Cohen
5. Flume – Holdin On feat. Freddie Gibbs
6. Flume – Change feat. How To Dress Well
7. Flume – Warm Thoughts feat. Grande Marshall & Goldie Glo
8. Flume – Sleepless feat. Twin Shadow & Jezzabell Doran
9. Hermitude – HyperParadise feat. M.O.P. (Flume Mixtape Version)

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Demitri Vegas & Like Mike Feat. Wolfpack – Ocarina (Ahzee & DIMARO bootleg)

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Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Feat. Wolfpack
Ocarina (Ahzee & DIMARO bootleg)

As we walk into the first part of our week, we find ourselves once again talking about New York based beatsmith Ahzee. Only this time around, he’s teamed up with DIMARO to take on this huge tune from Demitri Vegas and Like Mike. The tune maintains it’s original progressive nature, yet is lifted up with a big festival style drop, with the melody bouncing around huge beats.

With the experience of Dutch born DIMARO, and Ahzee’s signature flair, it’s no wonder these two put out a solid remix.

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[Chill-House] Ellie Goulding – High For This (Kygo Remix)

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High For This (Kygo Remix)

22 year old Norwegian electronic producer Kygo, who is riding a warranted buzzsaw of press attention after a remix for Passenger’s “Let Her Go” charted at #1 on the Hype Machine charts for multiple days, just dropped us his newest remix effort for Ellie Goulding’s cover of The Weeknd’s “High For This” and it’s another grand slam outta’ Fenway. Kygo drapes Ellie’s unmistakable vocals in a hollow and lush four-to-the-floor kick which you could tell was his production only one bar into the tune, while only subtly tweaking the original synth line into a workable dance sound for a builder of a first half. But, the real magic occurs about halfway through as the very adroit composer lays down a completely original chord progression, immediately swallowing your consciousness which paces the rest of the track and sets it miles apart from the original recording. Once again, Kygo has offered this one up for free on his Facebook page in exchange for a “Like”, so go ahead and snag yourself a copy.

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Zedd ft. Hayley Williams – Stay The Night (YOGI REMIX) [TMN PREMIERE]

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Zedd ft. Hayley Williams
Stay The Night (YOGI REMIX)

Another week, another industry newcomer here on The Music Ninja. You know we love bringing you guys the freshest there is, and today is no different. Hot out of the gates is the youngster YOGI, who’s serving up a remix of Zedd’s monster tune with Hayley Williams.

In this remix, the Big Smoke based producer flipped the progressive nature of “Stay the Night” on its head, dialing it up with deep bass hits, meticulously crafted samples and razor sharp synths. Once uplifting, and suggestive, the tune now takes on a much more aggressive and sexual feel, being propelled by driving drum rythyms and contorted vocals.

The latest signing to Skrillix’s OWSLA label, YOGI is already showing promise with this monster remix. Make sure you keep an eye on him, as he’s rumored to have collaborated with big Hip Hop artists for his debut EP, due out early 2014.

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[Disco-House] The 1975 – Girls (The Knocks Remix)

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The 1975
Girls (The Knocks remix)

Oh boy, do we love when remix duties are symbiotically thought out rather than the product of two talent agencies trying to highlight their respective artist du jour. So for us, it was a match made in indie heaven when production duo The Knocks took on the task of reinvigorating Manchester lo-fi garage-poppers The 1975 and their single “Girls” (which comes as part of their debut self-titled album) into a scooting clubland anthem. After being called upon for official remixes to the likes of indie stalwarts like HAIM, Of Monsters and Men, Grouplove, Foster the People and Two Door Cinema Club it was high time that they were called upon to work some of their big-room disco shimmer onto an emotive and dreamy tune. The Knocks’ take “Girls” to new heights with airy synth stabs, and a very nice play by pitching down Matthew Healy’s super recognizable croon and folding it back in with the original vocal track.  Expect to hear this one in many a disc-jockey’s set this season, and be ready for the full release on November 11.

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