Yes, there was a point in time where we made the call to never post another Rae Sremmurd original or subsequent remix. Since we try to keep thing all sunshine and unicorns with our reviews, we won’t get into the reasoning, but we’re pretty sure you can guess why.
We’ve been long time fans of Patrick Reza, and the only reason why we checked it out is because of that long-time adoration. We’ll be honest, up until the 1:00 minute mark, it was definitely going to be a “no” from us. Then the drop came.
Patrick Reza is trying out some new sounds, and they’re pretty damn impressive. Taking a departure from his usual bass-heavy dubstep style, Reza has crafted a tune that boasts a happy medium between future house, trap, and dubstep at a heart-pounding 128 BPM. This is new look and feel for him and his brand, but he still leaves little breadcrumbs throughout that bring us back to those razor sharp sounds he drew us in with so many years ago.
Pick up this gem from Patrick on his Facebook page for three easy payments of free-ninety-nine.
Mammals comes back around to us with assistance from a Melbourne-based producer, Jahnne. This re-work transforms a darkly-themed original into a deep house effort. It’s steadiness is undeniable. The shimmering vocals are powerful and make it a perfect wavelength for driving at night or in a dance club. ‘Depraved’ originally appeared on the Animalia EP, exposed back in August. Really great work here by whoever hooked these two up. This is a fierce combination of electronic styles. Jahnne impresses with his remix and once the synths pick up, it’s a production that firmly grips us. He really knows how to create an emotional connection with listeners. You can find more of his melancholic dance music on Soundcloud. Mammals will continue to spread their project around with great collaborations like this. It must be exciting to extend the life of an EP in such a constructive way. With five dates booked this January, it should be a fun month for them. I’d love to hear a drop of this remix live.
If there’s an artist that we’ve been paying close attention to these days, it’s Oh Wonder. Their tasteful songwriting and highly arousing productions captivate the ears of all who listen. Since the release of their latest gem, ‘The Rain”, producers have been taking advantage of remixing this incredible number and taking our ears and minds to new places. French producer duo, Saje, decided to remedy our aching Monday souls with their stunning take on this Oh Wonder masterpiece and it might just be the greatest thing we’ve ever heard.
With such a forward-thinking approach to this remix, Saje creates an entirely new atmosphere that moves our souls and soothes our caffeinated hearts. Filled with rhythmic, ambient drum patterns, delicately woven synths, and the angelic vocals of Oh Wonder, Saje elevates our minds and helps us achieve higher, more illuminating vibrations. So prepare to transcend into a lucid world, ninjas, because there’s a possibility you won’t return. Make sure to grab your free download before you swoon into a realm of celestial bliss.
In today’s climate of rapidly shape-shifting musical tastes coupled with sub-genres literally popping up overnight -specifically in dance music; we get a chance to witness some special artists knock the proverbial ball out of the park amongst a smorgasbord of evolving sounds. One such case study in aural diversification has remained L.A.’s Dr. Fresch. We’ve featured the envelope pushing chameleon before, from analog bass swingers to sultry future groovers and we’ve still yet to be disappointed. On the latest house-tinged remix from the Prep School Recordings boss, we find him taking on one of James Franco’s finest film co-stars (and a pretty decent rapper) Gucci Mane with a future revision of party-favor ode “Pillz”. The track gets pulled from Gucci’s club scene straight to the underground dance halls in which future jack (especially in the UK) has really begun to take hold, behind a sterling slick set of crisp, uncluttered legato synths, which pump an innovative feel to the standard four-four kick and swinging bassline that permeates so much of house music. We’re sure this one will be making the rounds around the interwebs as Dr. Fresch continues to solidify a presence as one of dance music’s fastest rising commodities, so get a leg up on all those trendy friends of yours and hear his remix of “Pillz” before anyone else thanks to an official ‘TMN Premiere; and snag the free download in exchange for a Facebook “like” here.
Finding words to describe this has been tough. Here’s about the best way to explain it: Shoegaze Drake. Did you ever think you’d hear that phrase in your life? Well, Mason Flynt dropped a remix of Drake’s “Best I Ever Had” yesterday that sounds like something out straight out of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist. It really catches the ear and makes for an unexpected great listen. He found a great balance between electronic elements and live instrumentation for what ended up being one of the most unique takes on Drake out there. This was a huge switch up in style for the primarily hip-hop influenced producer and remixer, but it really does work and is simply fun. Mason has had some spectacular tunes so far, and the Austin native is slowly beginning to make a name for himself with his solid collection of slick songs. Luckily enough, this remix a free download, so you DJs out there can inject a major dose of feels in your set and get emotional in the club real quick.
We know it’s cold, rainy, and your body is probably on the verge of hypothermia, but don’t worry, we have another kick ass FPP to get the blood pumping. So pour yourself a gin and tonic (New Years resolution anyone?) and get those behinds ready to bump and grind all night long. We guarantee you’ll keep this one on repeat all weekend long.
As always, #danceirresponsibly.
Until next week, ninjas.
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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!