Madison Avenue – Don’t Call Me Baby (2014 Remixes)

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A lot’s changed in the world of house music since 1999, but Madison Avenue’s cult hit ‘Don’t Call Me Baby’ is a classic that has stood the test of time, and would still easily get crowds buzzing in any modern set. Nevertheless, the team over at Vicious recordings have assembled a remix package to mark this 15 year anniversary in style, re-imagining the original for the current day audience and highlighting how the electronic scene has evolved from then to now. Probably the best example of that development in musical styles is the version from young Australian producer Just A Gent. At only 16 years of age, he likely only started walking when the original first hit the charts, and yet his wonky off-beat jam manages to reinterpret it perfectly for the varied tastes of today’s listener. On the flip-side, the package also contains the veteran influence of Tommie Sunshine, who weighs in alongside The Disco Fries for a more conservative approach. Rather than reinvent the wheel, this remix respects the enduring groove of the original, amplifying the different elements of production where necessary and providing a thorough update to this track to make it ready-built for the dancefloors of 2014. The other one we’re calling out is from the remix competition winner Filterkat, hailing from Australia’s Gold Coast. With an infectious funk and insane effort on the beat, this nu-disco edit is ready to elevate any summertime dance playlist to the next level. Altogether this makes for a complete time-machine experience for the 1999 hit single, transporting it 15 years into the future and showing off all the production qualities we get to enjoy in this amazing era of dance music.

The package is available on Beatport now.

Madison Avenue
Dont Call Me Baby (Just A Gent Remix)
Madison Avenue
Dont Call Me Baby (Tommie Sunshine & Disco Fries Remix)
Madison Avenue
Dont Call Me Baby (Filterkat Remix)
Madison Avenue
Dont Call Me Baby (Motez Vicious21 Remix)
Dont Call Me Baby (Andy Van 2014 Full Vocal Remix)
Dont Call Me Baby (Andy Van 2014 Club Remix)
Dont Call Me Baby (Andy Van 2014 Dub mix)

 

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[Remix] Five Knives – Savages (Pretty Lights Remix)

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Savages (Pretty Lights Remix)

It hasn’t even been a year yet since producer extraordinaire Derek Vincent Smith, aka Pretty Lights, wowed us with A Color Map of the Sun (and of course, who can forget the remix follow-up or outtakes found in The Hidden Shades?). Riding a seemingly endless wave of inertia, he’s back at it with his first “new” material since, remixing “Savages” from powerhouse electro-rock quartet Five Knives–one of three solid remixes for Red Bull Editionsremix campaign.

True to PL style, this one starts subtly, cuing you in with vocal teasers, dialed-back stabs and strings before a sashaying reveal about 40 seconds in, a danceable beat resonating and effortlessly carrying the vibes deep into the song. The real magic happens about halfway in, as the song swells and all arrangements combine. All energy elegantly lets loose, underscored with a healthy helping of permeating, buttery bass that satisfies the drop-hungry club-goer and the laid-back lounger all at once. It’s not a drop; it’s a denouement.

I’m always hungry for what’s coming next, and this track’s sure to tide anyone over for a long while. It’s an exceptional blend and, as always, showcases Smith’s reworking chops on top of an already powerful track. And while DVS might have the limelight here, keep a close eye on Five Knives, who are already raking in rave reviews. They’re currently hard at work on their debut album. Until then, be sure to sample their EP, The Rising.

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[Chill/House] The 1975 – You (Sebastian Carter Edition)

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The 1975
You (Sebastian Carter Edition)

It really is one of our happiest sights when two artists whom we both deeply admire come together beautifully through a collaboration, edit or remix. Honestly it’s like a match made in blogosphere heaven. Which is exactly how Sebastian Carter’s (whose name by now our readers should be familiar with) remix of The 1975‘s “You” plays to us. While we can only loosely tag Carter’s textured electronic compositions as house based on their structural backbone of a four-four kick and melodious, typically soulful vocals; every other blip, sequence and arpeggio are uniquely his own. Here, Carter takes the slick indie rock and pop of Manchester based quartet The 1975 and slightly contorts their sound within his expansive musical frame of mind to fit perfectly together. The droning, reverb soaked guitar pushes this version off the ground softly before a simple four-chord progression sweeps across; bolstered by a spacy synth and muted kick-drum. Again, Sebastian Carter reveals another layer of production psyche and a musical maturity lightyears beyond his 19 years would suggest all in the span of 5 minutes. Not to mention it can be snagged as a free download so go ahead and have a track on us. And those boys from The 1975 sure are dreamy…

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[Chill/Dance/Disco] Wunder Wunder – Coastline (Goldroom Remix)

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Wunder Wunder
Coastline (Goldroom Remix)

One of our absolute favorite electronic artists, and the choice purveyor of laid back, dancey and sunny musical vibes, Goldroom, has graced this writer’s snowy mid-May afternoon with a stirring remix of upstart L.A. based Aussies Wunder Wunder and their debut single “Coastline”. While we can only describe the original tune  as a poppy, synth soaked jaunt bubbling over onto a psychoactive sonic infrastructure, Goldroom wraps an increasingly familiar chunky, but pop-accessible bass line all around its foundation while penetrating the original emotive intent completely to shape “Coastline” into a track all their own. Frontman Josh Legg simply wrote about this remix earlier: “This one is pure escape. Let it take you away.” , which is just about as good as we could have said it. Goldroom’s remix comes as their contribution on an impending EP from Wunder Wunder, Coastline Remixed, which is due out on May 20 and also features versions of “Coastline” from TMN favorites Gigamesh, Chad Valley and more. Why not let this one wrap up your Monday evening with a neat little bow, and for our friends around the U.S. check out the group’s next few stateside tour dates through August.

Goldroom On Tour:

May 16: Providence, RI @ The Colosseum (DJ SET)
May 30: San Francisco @ The Independent (LIVE)
May 31: Los Angeles @ El Rey (LIVE)
June 21: Delaware @ Firefly Music Festival (LIVE)
June 25: New York @ Rough Trade (LIVE)
June 26: Washington DC @ U Street Music Hall (LIVE)
June 27: New York @ The Bowery Ballroom (LIVE)
June 28: Boston @ The Sinclair (LIVE)
Aug 2: Los Angeles @ HARD Summer (DJ Set)

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[Progressive Feels] Pegboard Nerds Ft. Elizaveta – Hero (Luke Shay Remix)

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Hero (Luke Shay Remix)

2014 has proven itself to be the year of intense feels, and we really don’t know what to do with ourselves. How do we solve this dilemma? By crying and dancing, of course! Just when we think we’ve heard the most beautiful song of all time, the feels parade decides to pull an Adele by showing up out of the blue, uninvited. One artist who is guilty of raining on our pity parties is Luke Shay.

Some of you might be familiar with Luke’s name, since he was the winner of Adventure Club’s “Wonder” remix contest. After subjecting ourselves to one of the most awe-inspiring remixes of our time, we knew that this guy was not fooling around. Not only can we credit 50% of that song’s SoundCloud plays to our slight obsession, but we’ve also come to the realization that we’ve just discovered an artist who continues to intrinsically touch our souls through each and every song.

Just recently, Luke Shay dropped a bomb of intense feels on us with his ear-shattering remix of “Hero” by Pegboard Nerds and Elizaveta. With his enchanting piano melodies, uplifting harmonies, and fluid chord progressions, Shay takes “Hero” to an entirely new level of perfection. His ability to simultaneously evoke such strong emotions from us while still maintaining a club-like flow in his sets, shows his versatility as a DJ/producer. Make sure to keep Luke on your feel radars because he’s going to show up sooner, rather than later.

Check out the original, “Hero,” by Elizaveta & Pegboard Nerds below:

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[Album Stream] Yeah Boy – Can’t Get Enough EP

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We’ve been awfully proud witnessing one of our ‘Artists to Watch in 2014′, Johnny Castro and his Yeah Boy project, begin receiving the critical acclaim and fan related credit that we’ve known to be his since interviewing and premiering his “Can’t Get Enough” single back in late 2013. Now, on the heels of some very credible and groovy remixes, Yeah Boy has officially released its first EP, Can’t Get Enough. Behind the aforementioned electronically textured debut single to which the EP was named for, Yeah Boy has also included two brand new original tunes, “Tell Me” and “Take It All” which held just as high a place in our hearts and ears as “Can’t Get Enough”.

Rounding out the extended play are three remixes of “Can’t Get Enough”. The incredible Marlon Hoffstadt, who stormed every underground dance club around the globe last year with his highly infectious collaboration with Dansson, “Shake That”, joins forces with HRSSN to paint a thick bassline and a bit of funk fueled house rhythm onto the malleable track while a synthy disco edit from Chicago’s Sam Padrul and a slightly more bass leaning revision from The Geek x VRV round out the entire release with a little dancey lacquering. There’s a little something here for our electronic listeners from just about every sub-genre, so take a little spin, start your week with some intoxicating electronicism  and rinse the entire half-hour extended play below.

Cant Get Enough
Tell Me
Cant Get Enough (The Geek X VrV Remix)
Take It All
Download: Yeah Boy Cant Get Enough (Marlon Hoffstadt & HRRSN Remix)
Premiere: Yeah Boy
Cant Get Enough (Sam Padrul remix)
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[Get Crunk] Clayton’s Friday Party Playlist (Vol 103)

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Happy Friday, Ninjas! Once again we’re here to bring you an arsenal of party-inducing tracks that are not only free, but all released in the past week. We have a nice mix of some up and coming producers and a few more well known acts (ahem, The Glitch Mob).

With that being said, we have an important announcement to share with you regarding Clayton’s Friday Party Playlist. Next week marks our two year anniversary of this particular playlist.. That’s right. 104 playlists will have filled you with the need to dance, and we have something special planned to celebrate. That something special is a surprise guest curator, but we’re not spilling the beans just yet.

Once we get through next week’s special guest curator though, I will be gracefully bowing out of the party playlist role and passing the reigns to one of our newest ninjas, Brooke Ferguson. As you’ve come to expect with my playlists, each week will contain at least 10 of the latest party tracks out there. We know that her desire to rage hard will radiate through all of you with each and every playlist she puts out.

One last thing before I go.

#pleasedanceirresponsibly

Matt Lange
I Cant Forgive (Blood Groove & Kikis Remix)
I Got It
Nicholas (Jam Master House rework)
Space Jump Salute
Under
Lush & Simon
Banshee (Original Mix)
U Take Me Home (HELENA Mashup)
Bombs Away vs. Adrian V, Lefty
Big Booty Buffalo (Kastra Edit)
Michael Jackson
Beat It (Rio Vegas & Eran Hersh Remix)
Eminem ft. Nate Dogg
Shake That (Moët & Ledeux Remix)
TRST
Drop It Low (Original Mix)
The Glitch Mob
West Coast Rocks (2014 Mix)
ZHU
FADED(AMP LIVE REMIX)
Kicks N Licks
Lost & Found
Kennedy Jones
INTL (Original Mix)
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