Latest Remixes Posts
It’s been awhile since we’ve featured that dynamic Swedish/Aussie sister duo Say Lou Lou (formerly Saint Lou Lou), but it’s mostly our fault as the two have kept pretty busy the last few months. So, I hope you’ll forgive us. To show you that we’re sorry, we are including not only their latest synth-pop charmer, “Julian”, but also the lively remix by French producer Monsieur Adi, whose music has landed on our ninja pages a lot recently. Enjoy ‘em both this Thursday afternoon!
How Many Drinks Remix (feat. Kendrick Lamar)?
Miguel and Kendrick Lamar both broke out in a big way in 2012. After sharing the cover of VIBE magazine together, it’s clear the two have even bigger plans for 2013, like this remix to Miguel’s excellent single, “How Many Drinks?” Last year, Miguel proved he could carry a full album without any features with the Grammy nominated, Kaleidoscope Dream. However, it never hurts to have a little help from your friends, and Kendrick Lamar is certainly good company to keep around. Kendrick doesn’t manage to steal the show this time, but he does deliver a steady verse with his contribution, even slyly referencing his own hit song, “Swimming Pools (Drank).” Miguel keeps all the same elements of the original with his smooth and keen vocals, making this a must-listen for any R&B fans out there. Look out for the return of Miguel’s Art Dealer Chic EP series later this summer.
It is always hard to take the sound from an original track and make it into your own but that has never stopped electronic DJ and producer 3LAU from attempting to do so. And it seems every time 3LAU rises to the challenge he exceeds our expectations and leaves us pining for more. Enter a song from his latest EP called “Captivate the Light” which he mixed with Bruneaux. It begins with a eerie melody that slowly turns into Deadmau5’ piano melody from “Raise your Weapons”. 3LAU keeps the song slow and beautiful, the captivating female lyrics string the song along until the very end. This is just one of the songs on 3LAU’s new EP which features mash-ups from Avicii to Zedd all touched with hints of 3LAU. He does an amazing job picking the strong pieces, melodies, lyrics from these already mind blowing songs and just adds enough new beats and drops to take the songs to the next level of electronic bliss. Enjoy 3LAU’s full EP here and be ready for some other new and exciting things to come from this young rising artist.
Otherside (3LAU Edit)
Rifts of Clarity (3LAU Edit)
Another day, another dope single that Westcoast emcee Kendrick Lamar lyrical dominates. On this remix, the South Florida duo Urban Noize remixes the Canei Finch track. Adding in some horn sample cuts and head-nod worthy drums to the beat, the duo compliments the track well. Young Jeezy comes through to drop off a quick street-inspired verse over the throwback vibe and still does the track justice. Still feel like both the original and remix could use a guest verse from Bun B. but this is a solid remix that still keeps the old school rhythm of the original. Take a listen below.
Wild Country (Teen Daze Remix)
In case you missed it, we reviewed Wake Owl‘s recent indie EP, Wild Country (hint: we think it’s pretty beautiful). This week, the folksy acoustics of the title track are stripped away and replaced by the cascading, psychedelic electronic ambiance from Canadian producer Teen Daze. The remix is (excuse the pun) wildly different than the original — everything from the mood to its textures have been altered — but somehow still just as powerful and captivating. Listen in above.