Last week we featured the music video for “Number”, the latest from Vancouver based TMN regulars DiRTY RADiO –who are coming fresh off of a North American tour with Dragonette and Miami Horror- and today marks a return to that aforementioned single in the form of a very palatable remix by London-based production outfit The Writers Block. While largely keeping DiRTY RADiO’s original vocal track intact on their buoyant revision, The Writers Block encase around it a soulful house foundation. Bouncy synth work, shuffling hi-hats and a weighty low-end pull everything together, creating that perfect remix intersection between doing justice to the original and building something completely new. If you’re grooving to this one as heavily as us, be sure to snag a copy for your digital libraries through TWB’s Soundcloud here.
Since starting up just two years ago, The Australian brothers Myles and Oscar, aka Two Can, have risen out of the land down under into the global scene, pushing remixes that have reached #1 on Hype Machine and playing festivals all over the world. The duo recently released a refreshing remix of Carmada’s trap tune “Realise” through OWSLA.
The track takes a different direction from Carmada’s original heavy trap sound. Here, “Realize” is reimagined in a more approachable progressive house vibe, with elements of the original banger skillful preserved in the background. This one will surly have you grooving in your seat before it’s over. Two Can has been killing it over the past two years and we’ll definitely be keeping our eyes on these guys to see what they have in store for the rest of 2016. We expect to see big things.
One of the most intriguing dance music producers to me has always been Gosteffects. His dark and energetic tracks are right where my taste aligns, but not only that, he’s an incredibly talented producer who can take the sound anywhere he wishes. Take for example the present premiere we have with the New York producer. His official remix of “Acid Flows” by Army of the Universe, has him turning down the bpms in the midtempo range for an electro-infused moombah masterpiece.
With this style, Dillon Francis always comes up, but Gosteffects makes it his own. He stays true to the hypnotic style of the original, while taking the sound to a completely different sonic region altogether. This new version of “Acid Flows” is an absolute bomb that would terrorize any setting it was dropped into, no matter if it were a big festival, a club or even a house party. It’s one of those tracks that’s good no matter where you hear it. Gosteffect’s remix will be released on The Magic EP + Remixes, which is currently available for pre-order on iTunes. If you don’t want to pre-order, you just have to wait until February 19th for the project to drop in full.
Japanese artist and Manchester resident MYLK came out with her Dream Catcher EP a few months ago, but soon a remix EP will be coming out for the project. One of those remixes you get to hear early by way of a Music Ninja Premiere. DC basshead Andromulus is one of the many remixers on the package, but his superb dubstep take on “Let You Go” really blew us away. Andromulus plays this one a little more straightforward than his usual hybrid tendencies, and the result is a dirty beast of a record.
We should clarify, as the introduction and verses are super clean, with a light upbeat sound that really juxtaposes what we hear at the drop. It gives the song a nice mixture of emotions that adds a ton of depth. Remixes need to do the original justice, and Andromulus without a doubt did that here. Tomorrow you will be able to get this track, as the EP will be released on Valentine’s Day. Could be a good little present if your partner is a bass-lover!
German producer Delusion is making waves with his latest remix of SG Lewis‘ “Shivers”. Talk about vibes – he spices up the original tune with a dance outfit and absolutely crushes it. The soothing vocals go perfectly well with the muted synth melody, while adding character to the soulful atmosphere. It’s a song you can easily jam out or relax to at the same time. The suspenseful buildup towards the middle is another highlight of the track, and it definitely shows how versatile his style can be.
We simply can’t wait for more music from Delusion. Give the track a listen and vibe away with us.
Swedish pop upstart Vanbot‘s latest single “The Way You Say It” and its album counterpart Perfect Storm have been receiving quite the heavy dose of reputable support and buzz. From a Four-Star review in The Times, to a public Twitter endorsement from mega pop-stars Tegan and Sara; Vanbot’s syrupy and infectious sound has been finding its way into nearly every corner of the music bubble. Appropriately, it was only a matter of time until the burgeoning synth-starlet’s malleable pop stems began receiving the very welcome remix treatment.
First to take on official remix duties is the very mysterious Sebastian Forslund and his Bremen4000 project, who’s deft touch pulls “The Way You Say It” into headier pop territory. A rolling vintage synth and burbling bass lay the perfect groundwork for Vanbot’s vocal, which has been cased up within a slathering of reverb, to bob just above water. While the original plays like an effervescent kiss on the cheek, Bremen4000’s revision toys with darker atmospherics and 80’s leaning synth work to make its point. Unfortunately, not much is currently known about the enigmatic producer (who as of the time of this TMN Premiere’s publishing doesn’t have a Soundcloud, Facebook or Twitter page to his name) other than his slightly unorthodox and off-kilter pop production techniques, and tasteful work mostly within the Swedish indie community. But, you can be sure we’ll be staying in tune with everything else to bubble up out of Bremen4000’s catalog. Until then, enjoy the Bremen4000 remix of Vanbot’s “The Way You Say It” above.
Sometimes when rummaging through Soundcloud, you get a little sullied because of how much mediocre future bass is out there. It’s a tasteful genre that not everyone can nail, but AWAY absolutely crushed it. With a remix of “Motley Crue” by THEY., AWAY managed to show off now only prowess with the genre, but song-writing versatility that few can manage. By the end of it we get a more bass heavy trip hop vibe than future that will just blow your mind. Before that we are met with well-produced composition whose rhythmic structures are that of genius.
Nothing is over the top about this record; everything about it screams quality and tastefulness. Many producers would have simply made two songs out of these drops, instead of making them work in one fully magnificent package. AWAY isn’t taking the easy route, and it will surely pay off if he delivers more top-shelf records like this one. This is the LA artist’s first track on Soundcloud, so we’re really anticipating something special this year from AWAY. After streaming this track on repeat a million times, head over to iTunes for a copy.