Emily (Win & Woo Remix)
A month since releasing their remix of Aer’s “I Can’t Help It,” the Win and Woo duo are back with yet another beautiful remix. For their newest release, they take on San Fermin’s deep, bass-rich vocals in his original “Emily.” Though extraordinarily soothing originally, Win and Woo contribute even more to its level of chill, replacing the chorus’s instrumentals with their signature guitar strumming and slow, pulsating beats. In combination with the vibrations exuded by San Fermin’s voice, Win and Woo’s summery makeover only sends good vibes your way.
Mr. Belt & Wezol, Freejak
Somebody To Love (Out Now)
“Somebody To Love” by Jefferson Airplane is one of the most recognizable tracks in the rock arena. Now, it’s been put through the electronic dance music machine by Mr. Belt & Wezol with Freejak and released on Spinnin’ Deep. The acts go for a more bubbly style of deep house that makes for a refreshing, and superbly upbeat sound. Of course, the original vocal was recycled, but the vibrant melodies that they added in really give some extra life to the composition. “Somebody To Love” is good for Summer festivals, as well as clubs, as these acts manage to create a highly accessible record. It’s already received an insane amount of love, but add it to by streaming the track, or purchasing it on Beatport.
Someone New(esta Remix)
This summer, the Soulection super-team has continued to release progressive tunes on a daily basis. With its recent announcement as a program on the new Apple Radio, the Soulection brand has become nearly synonymous with a new type of music altogether. Demonstrating an exceptional style and flair, this crew of producers have toured, coproduced, and pushed each other to create innovative music for the last several years.
L.A. based crew member Esta – who has worked with the likes of JMSN, Kehlani, Towkio, Alina Baraz and many more – released his newest remix, “Someone New” late last week. The original, an acoustic track from Banks.’ album Goddess, is a soft-spoken ballad often overshadowed by the mainstream success of singles “Warm Water”, “Brain”, “Drowning”, and “Beggin for Thread”.
With the additional support of Jose Rios creating an up-tempo harmony on the bass guitar, Esta injects new life into his energetic new version. In “Someone New”, Esta once again does a masterful job of crafting synthesized loops, especially within the bridge of the song. This rhythmic tune succeeds in feeling unique while still amplifying the passionate elements of the original.
Esta is currently on tour; fans can catch him at stops in Washington DC with Goldlink and New York with Sango later this summer.
Galimatias & Joppe ft. GoldLink
One Step Back (Gravez Remix)
Future hip-hop is a relatively new genre, engineered with the intent to blend the best components of the music world. Meshing lyrical content and melodic flow of artists with the unparalleled smoothness and texture of future beats is the perfect way to satiate all of the auditory senses in one track.
A couple days ago, Atlanta artist and HW&W collective member Gravez released his version of last year’s popular Soulection track, “One Step Back.” In his latest creation, Gravez has taken the noisy original tune and sparingly injected it with synths, the softly inarticulate crooning of Denmark’s Galimatias, and segments of low-pitched dynamics common in the future genre.
The idiophones and hi-hats dotted through this track add to a uniquely smooth quality that is juxtaposed by the fast rhyming vocals of Goldlink. “One Step Back” is a symbol of how contrasting styles can be combined to create a special tune; it is the divergence of styles creating a peaceful banger.
Gravez is wrapping up a tour with shows in Boston and San Francisco in mid-July. Check out “One Step Back” above and download the track here.
Trouble (Enzo Bennet Bootleg)
Mau5trap’s own Enzo Bennet uploaded a smooth Summer bootleg onto his Soundcloud recently that has our insides glowing, and our outsides grooving. “Trouble” by Halsey was flipped with no trouble at all, with the result being a soothing edit that you can have on repeat all day without hesitating to turn it off. Keeping the piano as a core element kept the beauty of the original in this remix, along with the vocal that is simply astonishing. There are times when a bootleg turns into an official remix, and we wouldn’t be surprised if that ends up happening here. Enzo delivered a truly magnificent work that everyone needs a piece of. Press play and stream it, as there is currently no download/purchase for the record.
Saturday Night (Lliam Taylor Remix) [Premiere]
Part Two of Back To The Funk: The Remixes has been released, with one of the remixes coming from the new producer Lliam Taylor, whose first track was this commissioned flip. Lliam took on “Saturday Night” by Defunk and got our attention quickly with his funky house jam. From future funk to the deep side of house is the journey this song took with the help of Lliam, who created memorable melodies to drive the track forward. It’s both intimate and energetic at the same time, which makes it one rockin’ record. With this being the producer’s only track on his Soundcloud, we can’t wait for more. “Saturday Night” is up for grabs for those looking to have it in their digital library.
Afterglow (Little People Remix)
As we continue our month-long highlight on Little People, we’ve come to what we’ve been anxious about since we first landed him as our Resident Artist. That’s right, we’re simply beaming to bring you an exclusive first listen to his contribution to Emancipator’s Dusk To Dawn Remix LP. That LP name may already ring a bell for you, as we just posted Odesza’s interpretation of “Eve II” last week. Today though, it’s all about this take of the sublimely rich and textural “Afterglow.”
Once again focused around a break beat backbone, Little People walks us into a layered and luscious downtempo remix. With alternating chimes, bells, and clicking hands of a clock, we’re submerged into an enveloping soundscape which is all too easy to get helplessly and blissfully lost within.
Dusk To Dawn Remixes is out via Emancipator’s own Loci Records on July 8th. Aside from our main man Little People, you can also find 10 more new interpretations, including one from the virtually unknown NKLA, who was hand-picked in Emancipator’s contest last month.