Some Minds (FT. ANDREW WYATT) (LUCA LUSH REMIX)
Following up on last week’s epic release – which we covered earlier – Luca Lush seems intent on making June his biggest month yet.
Luca’s latest remix, a fresh take on Flume & Andrew Wyatt’s “Some Minds,” was released this afternoon on the heels of his successful Atlas Bound remix.
Spanning five and a half minutes in length, the production is extensive enough to demonstrate an impressively wide array of production techniques. With an inventive introduction, touches of electric keyboard and snare, 8-bit samples, future synth, and an appropriately timed crescendo/diminuendo dynamic scheme, Luca’s remix has a defined and original feel that is worthy of high praise.
While the remix is in and of itself an innovative deviation from the original, Luca is able to also capture what makes Some Minds so impressive by shaping his futuristic creation around the familiar and melodic vocals of Miike Snow front man Andrew Wyatt.
We hope Luca Lush will continue this trend of releasing new music weekly – while we wait on his next great release, enjoy “Some Minds” above.
Wolfback (Lostboy Remix)
As a music blogger, we hear dozens of new songs each day, meticulously sifting through hundreds of pieces of communications that come in each 24-hour period. We’re not going to sugarcoat it, we hear a lot of the same sounds and styles being used, over and over again. Today brings one of those tunes that stands out with a unique identity, as we premiere the first official offering from London-based Lostboy.
Taking a crack at “Wolfback,” from fellow Londoner Findlay, Pete Rycroft (Lostboy) has dialed up one hell of an interpretation. The vocal sampling stands out as a shining star of this remix, using both hums to provide a haunting soundscape, and quick, interspersed chops to serve as an addition to the percussion. The bassline should also be noted, showcasing an aggressive nature that almost reminds us of Tchami or Oliver Heldens, only less commercial.
Rycroft’s background as a classically trained pianist and producer for leading house DJs across Europe are apparent throughout, which end up giving listeners a massive, toothy grin for the full 3:13 ride.
'No Type' Xavier Dunn Cover (Hitimpulse Remix)
Simply having the Xavier Dunn cover of “No Type” by Rae Sremmurd was not enough. Berlin’s own Hitimpulse jumped on our radar with their remix of the cover, which resulted in something spectacular. In using the cover vocal, Hitimpulse were able to craft a more powerfully engaging remix that does without the urban hip-hop feel. It feels like a brand new song, even after the seemingly infinite amount of “No Type” remixes that have already hit the web. Press play, sit back and enjoy the exquisite production. This remix is being offered up as a free download for anyone looking to add this to their collection.
Zedd ft. Jon Bellion
Beautiful Now (Halogen Remix)
Atlanta-based producer/DJ duo Halogen just keeps churning out impressive remixes, and today is no different from what we’ve seen in the past. This time around, these two have dialed up an energetic remix of Zedd’s “Beautiful Now,” which features vocalist Jon Bellion.
Still progressive in nature, “Beautiful Now” is elevated with bouncier beat that we’ve come to know and love from these two. Vocal samples have been chopped and rearranged in the intro, providing intrigue from the get go. From there, we’re lead through a progression of high octane, soaring synths and a driving piano melody.
For us, we see this as being a dance club-ready interpretation, varying from the anthemic nature of the original. We also could easily see Zedd using this in his set, especially ones at smaller venues where the energy would serve his fans well.
B E C A U S E
1969 was a long time ago. It’s the weekend, so we’re not going to do the math, but all those years ago The Beatles created a song called “Because” that was released on the iconic Abbey Road album. Flash forward to now, and we have Bobby Nourmand turning out a dark, minimal re-imagining of the song that the ninjas are delivering to you before anyone else with this premiere.
Bobby comes to us from Los Angeles with an affinity for remixing classic hits from the likes of The Doors and the Rolling Stones. He keeps the ball rolling hard by creating a haunting production of “Because” that will have you feeling all sorts of goosebumps in the best way possible. Keep the frisson going by throwing this on repeat, just as we have, or download it for yourself without spending a penny!
Visions (Boehm Remix)
Cheat Codes’ track “Visions” got a makeover from the Romanian producer Boehm, whose official remix was released by the Los Angeles trio. Tropical house isn’t something that us ninjas are die hards for, but with this track we have no complaints. Boehm does everything right, from the little things like vocal chopping to bigger things like manipulating the energy between phrases. Boehm always brings his own flavor to the style, and even though he takes a more traditional route with this remix, he hits a home run. Grab the new version of “Visions” now through iTunes if you want to add it to your digital library.
TELL ME (LUCA LUSH REMIX)
Luca Lush and the Alaya crew have been steadily churning out forwarding-thinking tunes for quite some time now. Affiliated with names like Josh Pan and Feki, the productions of the ambitious collective have more or less served as the blueprint for aspiring new producers by touching on mainstays of the genre, while also pushing the envelope of creativity.
Luca Lush in particular has been exceptionally successful at giving the future twist to a variety of tunes, from the hugely popular “Money” by Lido, to SNBRN’s “Raindrops,” to my personal favorite, “No Type” by Rae Sremmurd.
His latest release is a take on the popular Atlas Bound slow-jam “Tell Me“. While the original is a slow, melodic, downtempo tune carried by the talented vocals of the Sydney duo, Luca’s remix gives new life to the release. In his attempt at showcasing the familiar tones of the genre, the remix doesn’t lose what made the original so popular – the stunningly smooth vocals. Luca’s rendition of “Tell Me” also incorporates an increasingly utilized sound, synth-brass, layered over aesthetically pleasing percussions.
Give this versatile and complex piece of music a listen, and download the track here.