[Indie Dance] Atlas Bound – Talk (Jerry Folk Remix)

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Atlas Bound
Talk (Jerry Folk Remix)

Next Wave Records knows how to pick artists. The original version of Atlas Bound‘s “Talk” is a stunning piece that perfectly represents the vibrant Australian electronic music scene, and fellow Next Wave producer, Jerry Folk, decided to give it his pristine, indie dance edge. With a simple piano intro followed by the duo’s dark and soothing vocals, this remix picks up the pace with traces of a lead that would make Daft Punk proud and a groove that accompanies a long drive as if they were made for each other. Something about this remix has a movie soundtrack quality to it, and honestly wouldn’t be out of place in some sort of science fiction atmosphere with its spacey elements and overall futuristic approach. Jerry Folk’s remix choices have all been exquisite and his tackling his label mates’ tune is yet another strong addition to his work. Enjoy the free download and don’t miss his first original, So Long, that was also released through Next Wave!

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[Future] MS MR – Dark Doo Wop (Birthday Boy Version)

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MS MR- Dark Doo Wop (Birthday Boy Version)

When it comes to remixes, there are only a few outcomes that can be reached: the remixes that take a beautiful original and in the simplest of words, destroy it, the ones that take a song and turn it into something even better than the original, and finally the ones that take a great track, and transform it into a divergent product of just as much greatness and quality. Most of you can probably agree that music such as MS MR’s is borderline flawless to say the very least, and to renovate any of their tracks is a pretty bold move.

After successfully astonishing all of us at TMN with his feel-good remix of Beyonce’s “Party,” Birthday Boy once again catches us off guard with his latest remix of MS MR’s “Dark Doo Wop.” Maintaining the fun, care-free sound we first heard in his “Party” remix, Birthday Boy mixes in some hints of funk while preserving the mysteriousness that betokens MS MR.

Though many of you may be die-hard fans of the original, may we strongly suggest you give this rendition a listen. It differs much, but is just as sweet to the ear.

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[Melodic House] Hedegaard ft Lukas Graham – Happy Home (Sam Feldt Remix)

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Happy Home (Sam Feldt Remix)

Sam Feldt is back with another killer remix! Spicing up the meaningful track originally by Hedegaard and Lukas Graham, the Dutch producer is definitely making a statement with this memorable tune. The vocals by Danish electronic group Lukas Graham soar powerfully throughout the track, and are accompanied by a series of his signature synth, taking us on a roller coaster ride of emotions. This tune is about paying tribute to the lost family members, and reminiscing the good times we all have as a family. It will surely hit you right in the feels. The deep factor gives it a more upbeat approach as you sing your heart out to this track.

This new remix is to be released via Spinnin’ Records on February 2nd. Kudos to Sam Feldt and make sure to follow him on Soundcloud for more dope tunes!

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[Chill] Stwo – Frontiers (“Tour Life” – Rashiid Remix)

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Frontiers (Tour Life - The After Remix)

You could try and find Rashiid on the soil of San Francisco, but you won’t find much about him on the Internet. Re-posted on Soundcloud by producer, Stwo, the dubbed “Tour Life” remix for “Frontiers” is powerful. As soon as it begins it feels epic. You’re really lucky to have found such a settling tune today. “1005 hands clapping again.”  Rashiid flaunts his ability to both rap and sing on such a stunning instrumental. All sorts of talent on display here. There is something really so special about his voice that will propel this song all over the place. It puts you in a mood that’s easy to enjoy. Being just his second release, it’s exciting that we’re just getting to know Rashiid. This serves as a follow-up to “The Bill Collector“, a remix to “See” by Tycho. Gear up for more from this potential breakout star of 2015. “So many nights I’m goin dumb to get this money ya’ll.”

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[Tropical] Slow Skies – Ice Field (Thero Remix)

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Slow Skies
Ice Field (Thero Remix)

In the midst of winter, here’s a tune that’ll help you reminisce the good ol’ summertime. Reworking Slow Skies‘ “Ice Field”, NY-based producer Thero has put out yet another classic remix for our hearing pleasure. Subtly speeding up the original track, Thero incorporates a series of tropical synth, including a xylophone melody that is both catchy and memorable. Don’t forget the killer sax line that comes in a little later that absolutely steals the spotlight. The vocals are kept to a minimal, which gives it a more organic feel. The overall feel of the tune is comparably more mature than his other work, while keeping it sexy and fresh. 2015 is going to be a big year for the tropical artist, so stay tuned in for more dope music coming your way!

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[House] Full Crate x Mar – Nobody Else (Hotel Garuda Remix)

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Full Crate x Mar
Nobody Else (Hotel Garuda Remix)

Here we have a juicy dance tune to help ease the mid-week struggle. Electronic duo sensation Hotel Garuda just came out with this remix of Full Crate x Mar‘s track titled “Nobody Else”, and it’s everything you’d expect and more. The already catchy original track that carries a PBR&B vibe is spiced up and turned into this house goodness. Without overdoing it, Hotel Garuda incorporated a futuristic bassline and trap beat that almost resemble the sound of Disclosure. The bouncy and complex drumbeat will make you get off and dance your pants off. That’s guaranteed.

We’re thoroughly impressed by yet another dope track by Hotel Garuda, hats off to the talented duo. Make sure to check out another remix of the same song by Sebastian Carter, or click here while you’re at it. There’s always time for good music.

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Daft Punk – One More Time (Luca Lush Remix) [TMN Premiere]

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Daft Punk
One More Time (LUCA LUSH Remix)

Soundcloud, even with its quirks, bugs and uncertainties, remains an amazing tool for music discovery from both a fan and artist perspective. Over the last couple years, a number of collectives have done a particularly good job curating like-minded artists via SC allowing listeners further opportunity to find producers similar to ones they already know and love. The alaya collective is a perfect example of one such taste-maker introducing us to some of our favorite new artists in the future R&B and chill-bass realm over the last year.

Today, we’re excited to be premiering a new track from New York-based, alaya-affiliated producer Luca Lush, who has been killing the Soundcloud game recently. Before you jump to conclusions about his decision to take on Daft Punk, keep in mind that Luca has already remixed classics like “Let’s Get It On” and “In Da Club” recently with marvelously creative results. His take on “One More Time” is no different as he allows the original vocals to progress over a radiant backdrop before bridging into a glitchy break and finally breaking down completely into an addicting piano melody. By the 2-minute mark Luca has taken full control injecting his unique feels for a truly dynamic, triumphant closing. Grab a free download here and, if you like what you hear, make sure to follow Luca Lush and alaya, who’ve got a new compilation on the way, on Soundcloud at those links.

P.S. If you haven’t heard it already, make sure to check out Luca Lush’s addicting collaboration with Feki, “Club Love,” one of my personal favorites.

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