[Funky] Big Boi – Objectum Shalamar (Feat. Phantogram)

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Objectum Shalamar

While a new album from Outkast seems like nothing more than a pipe dream at this point, we can at least count on Big Boi to always deliver some quality material. For the fifth installment of his “Mashup Mondays” series, Sir Lucious Left Foot brings back the funk, with an 80′s inspired remix that blends the disco stylings of Shalamar‘s “A Night To Remember” with the Phantogram assisted single, “Objectum Sexuality.” The end result is a groovy revamp that may even trump the original. We’d even go so far as to say that this remix–along with its equally impressive visuals–is the best in the series so far. We’ve still got more four more entries to go though, before we can make a full judgment on that.

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[Chill/Dance] Syn Cole – Miami 82 (Kygo Remix)

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Syn Cole
Miami 82 (Kygo Remix)

Norwegian chill and dance savante Kygo has yet to leave us desiring any more out of his remix productions since becoming aware of his slick electronic palate over a year ago. The young artist’s music flirts with an almost unthinkable line between creating an urge to move oneself around those sticky dance rhythms, while also evoking a pensive, relaxed listening trance depending on when and where his sound may catch its listener. Monday’s aren’t too bad when we’re privy to new tracks from our favorite artists, and the moment Kygo’s remix of Syn Cole‘s melodic single “Miami 82″ rolled through its first four bars, it was obviously going to be a great day. Those warm pads and electronic nuances bolster the original into something more intricate but also more accessible in the process, once again signaling the young beat maestro’s place near the top of burgeoning electronic talent in 2014. While not until June, Kygo is gearing up for a debut U.S. show at the astounding Webster Hall in NYC alongside Girls & Boys and Alex English, and for our friends in the Big Apple, we wanted to make sure you were ahead of the game, so grab your pre-sale tickets here to guarantee entry. Take a step into the peaceful and serene world of Kygo and delve into his remix of “Miami 82″ above… and did we mention that’s some of the more visually appealing track artwork we’ve seen for a while? Well it is.

 

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[Pop/Electronica] Lily Allen – Air Balloon (Digital Farm Animals Remix)

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Air Balloon (Digital Farm Animals Remix)

It’s been a few months since we had a chance to check in and hear some new music from one of our favorite breakout artists of 2013, Digital Farm Animals, and behind a worthy individual debut EP Bugged Out, the London based electronic-pop artisan has admirably authored us up a first entry into the world of remixes by taking on bubbly pop vocalist Lily Allen and her newest single “Air Balloon”. If you’ve had a chance to weave your psyche into Digital Farm Animals’ production index, then the opening, dream-wavey synth line will serve as a comforting landmark amongst a sea of poppy percussion, while those vocals serve as the perfect vessel to progress the tune’s very catchy evolution. Just purely intoxicating stuff really. Digital Farm Animals’ remix of “Air Balloon” will come as part of Lily Allen’s congruently titled EP, which you can pre-order here and also features two remixes from Taiki & Nulight along with the original recording. Add a little funk-lean to your step this Monday and stream DFA’s revision above.

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[Electro House] Rudimental – Free (Matt Nash Remix)

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Free (Matt Nash Remix)

We’ve heard a plethora of Rudimental remixes since the release of Home in April of last year. One of the most heavily remixed tunes off of that album was “Free,” which boasted emotion-rich lyrics perfect for just about any kind of synthesized backdrop.

Today we’re offering up a particularly electrifying electro house interpretation of this tune, featuring buzzing basslines, a gorgeous escalating melody and a dance floor destroying progressive nature. Londoner Matt Nash has dialed up a big, bold and beautiful take of this tune, providing all the energy you need to carry you into the weekend.

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[Remix] Ty Dolla $ign – Or Nah (Feat. The Weeknd & Wiz Khalifa)

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Or Nah (Remix Feat. The Weeknd)

Less than a week after completely transforming Beyoncé‘s “Drunk In Love,” The Weeknd is back at it again, this time tackling the remix to Ty Dolla $ign‘s breakout single, “Or Nah,” featuring Wiz Khalifa. The Canadian crooner laces the DJ Mustard produced single with his silky smooth vocals and some rather raunchy lyrics, making for quite an interesting revamp. This is definitely one you won’t want to miss out on, and it’s certainly worth the asking price of $Free.99. Download the track above, and those of you looking for some official swag from The Weeknd should check out his Official Issue XO Cut & Sew Collection set to launch tomorrow.

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[Secret Ninja Pass] This Week at Beta 2/20

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Alright, ninjas. We’ve been hooking you up with free entry to Beta over the past year. We know you’ve have some epic times, catching some of the most legendary talent EDM has to offer, and we’re on board to keep this thing going. So, we’re once again giving you an opportunity to check out the best night club in North America for free. What all do you have to do to get in? It’s pretty damn easy. Just follow these steps:

- Head to the front door, and enter the club before 11 pm
- Show this post to the cashier (Valid for 21+ only)

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[Indie-Dance/House] Dr. Dre – Forgot About Dre (The Golden Pony Remix)

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Forgot About Dre (The Golden Pony Remix)

The Golden Pony have brought their afro driven deep-disco flair to The Chronic: 2001‘s “Forgot About Dre” and it’s been stuck on a permanent loop in this writer’s TMN cubicle. Paying homage to their classic influence has been the modus operandi for The Golden Pony’s remix choices lately as we’ve seen them take on Simon & Garfunkel, Tears For Fears and Daft Punk to reference a few, but our first exposure to them tackling the world of hip-hop has in our eyes been our most revered entry into the TGP production catalog. Taking its shape behind a pitched down vocal hook from the original chorus and an almost progressive-house meets indie-dance bass line and pad selection, their remix wonderfully accentuates Dre’s timeless verses. We’ve seen some admirable stabs at remixing Dr. Dre for the dance hall but no one has yet harnessed that gangster shine within a straight four-four house track in such a groovy manner until now. If your head is bobbing as unconsciously as ours and The Golden Pony’s remix of “Forgot About Dre” just has to be in your music player’s library then you’re in luck. This one is being given away as a free download, so grab it in exchange for a Facebook “like” here.

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