Stay Young (Midnight Mix)
If you’re into softer indie rock and music with a message, you’ve come to the right place. Fairchild, an Australian indie group, just released their US debut EP titled Sadako. With a sound resembling indie powerhouses like The Temper Trap and Two Door Cinema Club, Fairchild’s music speaks to its audience in incredible ways.
Here we have an edit of one of their singles titled “Stay Young”, which is a track that best represents the band’s sound in our opinion. The tune starts off with some fast-paced drum lines, soon to be driven by these delicate muted guitar melodies. Adam Lyons, the singer of the group, provides us with vocals that are pleasant and emotionally driven. The lyrics are nothing short of wonderful, as they appeal to the younger generation through a powerful message.
Another day is breaking. It seems like my time is running thin.
No need for expectations. Don’t ever, ever give in.
Just stay young!
With such positive energy in their music, Fairchild manages to create a sound that is refreshing and universal. The midnight edit adds a more progressive drive to the epic track without being overdone. With this release, Fairchild is set to make a name for themselves by making their US debut. Make sure to check out the rest of their EP, we can guarantee you won’t be disappointed.
Suga Suga (Jerry Folk Remix)
Following the success of his “I Don’t Wanna Know” remix, Jerry Folk wows everyone once again with yet another instant classic. Putting his own twist to the classic R&B tune “Suga Suga”, the Norwegian producer showcases his talent through a variety of sweet maneuvers. Started off with a housey beat, the tune is quickly led by these catchy synths, followed by a sample from the original’s famous guitar riff that gets looped around. The bass drop of the track consists of an unexpected funky bassline which takes everyone by surprise. Jerry Folk is definitely showing us another side of his element with this one.
The talented musician always manages to pick out the most fitting classic tunes to rework. We are expecting big moves coming from Jerry Folk and we can’t wait to see what other tricks he got up his sleeves.
Heroes Feat. Tove Lo (Kayzo DNB Mix)
With everyone and their mom standing in line to remix Alesso and Tove Lo’s hit record, “Heroes”, we can’t help but fall in love with the surge of creative minds that engulf our ears and coax them with originality. Standing at the forefront of the line is Los Angeles producer, Kayzo, and his incredibly diverse Drum and Bass version of “Heroes”. This young producer has been gaining much momentum in the electronic music community and consistently goes above and beyond the expectations of today’s overly-saturated world of cut, copy, and paste approach to sound design. With his aggressive, balls to the wall, bass in your face methods of production, Kayzo proves to us all that music is not limited to any one genre, but rather how a producer feels and how he/she wants their audience to feel. This time around, Kayzo gives us a spoon full of some sweet, sweet, synthy DnB and it’s a 10/10 for every category. Maintaining the integrity of the original, Kayzo speeds us up to a proper tempo and glorifies this remix with adorable (in a manly way, of course) synth melodies that flawlessly blend with Tove Lo’s signature voice. Once these adorable melodies take over our mind, body, and soul, we are welcomed with much more aggressive synth breakdowns that propel this remix to new heights. Kayzo’s intricate transitions between the soft, melodic builds and his intense, yet progressive breakdowns create the perfect yin and yang for this particular production and leaves us in a state of complete happiness. We guarantee you’ll fall in love with the latest from this LA stud so prepare to utilize the hell of the repeat button and do yourself a favor and get your freebie while you’re at it.
Slow Down Molasses
Winter Sun (Miles Cooper Seaton Mix)
First things first – sit down, grab the fanciest headphones you own, and prepare to transcend into an unusual state of mind with Miles Cooper Seaton for the next 5 minutes. As we gain more momentum towards Winters embrace, Miles Cooper Seaton sends us into a hallucinatory state of mind after taking on the likes of Canada’s very own, Slow Down Molasses and their original track, “Summer Sun”. Seaton flips this Summer sensation into a breath of fresh air, which seemingly comes off in the literal sense after listening to this on repeat. Filled with refreshing atmospheric elements, hauntingly euphoric percussive patterns, and intoxicating reverberated vocal synths, Miles Cooper Seaton creates mental images of elusive, shape-shifting figures that float around the harmonic progression of this stunning mix. When comparing this to the original, we can’t help but point out that each version resonates something entirely different in which Seaton breaks down Slow Down Molasses’ song to its simplistic pieces and paints an ethereal portrait of a soothing Winter solstice. After deconstructing this mix and analyzing the depths at which we are taken, we applaud Miles for serving the original justice by creating a version that could be considered an original on its own. With a combination like Slow Down Molasses and Miles Cooper Seaton, we can’t help but swoon ourselves into an icy nirvana that has allowed our minds to ascend itself into a mesmerizing lucid dream. As we continue to drift along these bone-chilling frequencies, we suggest you prepare to escape for the rest of the day…or week for that matter.
Nightcall (Ardency Remix)
As we struggle to hit our snooze button for the eleventh time this morning, we can’t help but close our eyes and sigh at the daunting fact that today is only Tuesday and we are as far away possible from the weekend. Knowing that we still have 3 days of monotony to endure makes us really want to pull the sheets over our head and ignore all of our adult responsibilities for the rest of the day. We here at TMN often find ourselves in this state of mind, however, we tend to remedy these heavy eyelids with some soothing music to refresh our negative mindsets into a more optimistic lime light. Helping lift our spirits and carry us through this mundane day are electronic duo, Ardency and their euphoric remix of Kanvinsky’s famous song, “Nightcall”. Through their emotive approach to this track, they successfully re-worked this wonder into something truly ethereal.
Ardency mentions to us that “this song is simple but thought out and meaningful. Every part of it was made to convey the brooding emotion of Kavinsky’s character. We wanted to stay true to our style while making a remix that did the original justice. Ultimately, the goal of our music is to stimulate emotion within our listeners; we want to make people feel.”
Filled with elongated notes of pure divinity, powerful percussive elements that burst with emotion, and mystical, melodic builds that lead up to a beautiful release, Ardency turns this Kavinsky classic into a memorable piece of art that will swoon you for all eternity. As we await the drop of their upcoming Gradience EP (out next month via Prep School Recordings), Ardency is releasing their “Nightcall” remix for free so we can have something to sit on until then. We can’t wait to hear what’s up their sleeve next, but for now we will just utilize the repeat button until further notice.
God's Whisper (La'Reda Remix)
La’Reda, an LA-based duo made up of two established musicians in Brion Charles and Nathan Barbour, came out with a unique edit of Atlanta-based artist Raury‘s “God’s Whisper” yesterday totally spicing things up and adding their own twist. This rework features a subtle deep-house beat and a chilled out vibe that fully consumes your attention. The original voice samples are incorporated cleverly into the mix. The hollow synths used in the breakdown towards the end of the song fit perfectly with Raury’s powerful vocals. It’s complex and deep without being overdone.
Free download of the song is available here–make sure to check out La’Reda’s Soundcloud for more deep house goodness!
Heroes (feat. Tove Lo) (Branchez Remix)
New York producer, Branchez, knows how to put together a hell of a remix. Today, the man behind an enormous re-work of What So Not‘s “High You Are,” brings us another massive tune. Taking on Alesso‘s “Heroes,” Branchez kicks things off looping an ethereal sample of Tove Lo‘s vocals from the original before building up an addicting high-pitched synth. The song erupts magnificently a little past the 1 minute mark as the layers collide and the melody takes a mesmerizing, pitch-bending turn.
Branchez has been playing this one in his live sets for a while now and it’s easy to see why as it truly captures the uniquely gorgeous qualities of his music. If you’re digging this one, you won’t want to sleep on his original productions either–“Truth” was one of our favorite songs this year.