In case you weren’t able to make it out to Randall’s Island for this year’s Electric Zoo, TMN’s got you covered. We were lucky to catch some pretty amazing performances from artists like Getter, Lil Dicky, Louis The Child, Valentino Khan, and many more.
The minute we stepped onto the premise, we were bedazzled by the stages. The Cobra Stage in particular had us in a state of awe, with a design almost unimaginable. Of course, our attention was quickly steered away by the lineup we didn’t want to miss. Getting our day’s fill of bass and hip hop from the Buygore stage from acts like GTA, Borgore, and Juicy J, we then made way to the Riverside stage to catch a vivacious set from Andrew Bayer. We closed out the eventful night at the main stage for a spectacular set from The Chainsmokers, where we enjoyed an array of music from some alternative classics to their charting originals.
As this year’s festival was jam-packed with an assortment of fantastic performances, we thought we’d put together a playlist to highlight a few of our favorites!
’Borgore Ft. G
Eazy – Forbes (Getter Remix)’
’All I Need (One Mo Drank)’
’Molly (feat. Brendon Urie of Panic at the Disco)’
’Pierce Fulton – Borrowed Lives Feat. NVDES’
’The Chainsmokers – KANYE Ft. Siren’
Drive ft. The Chain Gang of 1974 (KRNE Remix)
KRNE is no stranger to solid remixes. He’s done them before, and he’s going to do them again. With the Oakland producer’s latest, he takes on “Drive” by Jai Wolf and The Chain Gang of 1974. With a tempo and stylistic change, KRNE really did something dope with this one.
For those who don’t know the original, it had a midtempo, French electro style that paid homage to classic records. In steps KRNE to give it the modern future bass flair it so much deserves. He gives the single a bit more oomph and size, making it a record that feels as though it engulfs you, rather than one you are simply listening to. Both drops in this remix are super cool, with rich synth work; but, with the second drop we get a bit more spunk and energy. This is one of those tracks you’ll play from beginning to end without any skips, and chances are you will play it more than once. Stream it today, and make sure to hit up Soundcloud or Spotify to check the full remix EP.
Dirt Monkey Ft Harvey J
Super Sayain(Wooli Remix)
One of our favorite Colorado creators is Dirt Monkey. Recently he released his CHROMA album that featured a collaborative single called “Super Sayain” with Harvey J. Dirty Monkey didn’t stop there as he enlisted a fellow animal loving producer to flip his single into something new. That producer is Wooli, and his remix can be heard for the first time in the dojo with this Music Ninja Premiere.
In its original form, “Super Sayain” was a strong hybrid tune that straddled the fence between trap and dubstep, something Dirt Monkey does often. With Wooli’s take, he keeps some of the trap influences, but brings in a more future driven style to the mix. Airy synth-scapes weaved into the classic vocal chops and subtle wubs make this one a straightforward, yet massive remix. If there was anyone who wasn’t jiving 100% with the more heavy style of the original, then this remix will be perfect for you. It still has that big, encompassing attitude, but the tone of Wooli’s remix is much less in your face. Wooli did an amazing job with this tune, which you can download for free. Chances are, you’re looking forward to more Wooli just as we are!
’USAnxiety( Mr Kristopher remix)’
Back in late July, People premiered an original single by Denyse Tontz called “United States Of Anxiety” that really struck a chord with millennial listeners. Today, we’re happy to present to you a premiere of Mr. Kristopher‘s take on the single, which will be a part of a full remix EP that is coming soon.
Mr. Kristopher stayed true to the original’s groovy vibe, but he turned up the bassline with a bit more energy, as well as a darker tone. He pays homage to the old-school electro sound that paved the way for a lot of producers. He manages to keep things fresh, despite taking a bit more of a traditional approach to this remix. The result payed off, as it is a song that both electronic fans will enjoy, as well as fans of the original who may not be entirely into the dance music scene. Mr. Kristopher’s accessible creation is a great song that plays off the actual process of anxiety that many individuals feel. Check out the single today, as well as the exclusive free download for his remix of “Sweet Dreams” below.
’Sweet Dreams (Mr. Kristopher Remix)(Club Edit)’
We are smack in the middle of festival season, and the anticipation continues to build as we keep looking back at those insane lineups and the final phase announcements. We can only imagine how incredible festivals like Sun City Music Fest, Electric Zoo, The Meadows, and Something Wicked and way too many more to name are going to be. With those incredible lineups comes brand new releases from the attending artists, teasing us with music that we know is going to blow us away when we see them perform live. So, this week we curated a playlist to exposé some of those fresh releases to get that festival adrenaline kicking.
’Pirupa – Sunday Morning – Skream Remix
’Frank Pierce – Frozen (feat. Emily Bonabon)’
’Can’t Hold Me Down (ft. Tash Neal of The London Souls)’
’DUCKY – Don’t Look Down’
’EMBRZ – Silent X Space Plus One Mashup’
’BLU J x Indiginis – Hallucinating ft. Molly Moore’
’Borgeous & Landis – Higher’
’graves & Team EZY – Sheep with Wolves’
’Party Favor – Whole Lotta Money (feat. Rich The Kid)’
’Huntar – 4AM (k?d Remix)’
’MJR LZR – 2 Original (Murphy Remix)’
’Stanton Warriors & AC Slater – Dig Deeper(Stranger Remix)’
’The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – Closer (Two Friends x Class & Clowns Remix)’
Stars (PillowTalk Remix)
When we premiered “Stars” from New York-based Future Generations, we were already looking forward, past its release, to the inevitable remixes to follow. With a highly engaging piano melody, upbeat percussion, and memorable vocals, we knew that stellar interpretations would be coming down the pike, and we were right.
Just as we did with the original, we’re back with a first look and listen to this stellar flip from San Fran-based PillowTalk. Rife with laidback, summertime vibes, it boasts a groovy-as-hell bassline, island-style percussion, and a playful guitar riff, everything comes together in a perfect addition to your warm-weather playlist.
So, fire up the grill, pick up a sixer of your favorite craft brew, and get ready to jam out.
Freedom (VIZO REMIX) [TMN Remix Comp Winner]
After a couple months of strong entries, we’re excited to announce Portland-based producer VIZO as the winner of our remix competition for MOSAICS‘ “Freedom.” Bringing a splash of sunshine to the somber, yet empowering, tone of the original, VIZO’s colorful take comes at the perfect time with summer winding down. What really set this one apart was expert use of the vocal sample to create an incredibly addicting bounce. Listen for yourself above!
Special thanks to all the talented producers who submitted remixes and to MOSAICS for providing us with the stems for their fantastic single. If you’re in the Bay Area, make sure to check out their upcoming show at Brick and Mortar on September 14th.