Baby, I'm Back Ft. Akon (Christofi Remix) [Free Download]
The City of Angels is absolutely brimming with up and coming musical talent, and with its abundance of clubs, labels, and high-profile artists around every corner, it’s not hard to see why so many talented people flock to it’s beckoning call. Seemingly every week, we’re stumbling across another talented Angelino, and today is no different.
While we have posted about Christofi in the past, we’re grinning ear-to-ear with an opportunity to bring you an exclusive first listen to his remix of “Baby, I’m Back.” We admittedly had to dig around to bring back any recollection of this tune from Baby Bash and Akon. After all, 2004 was over a decade ago. Yet, when we stumbled across the sultry R&B tune, we instantly knew why Christofi chose to put a dancefloor friendly spin on it.
Intensifying the tempo, this young producer has created an energetic spin on this early 2000’s hit. With an added lively piano melody, a groovy bassline, and some sharp future house synthwork, “Baby, I’m Back” is back and ready to destroy dancefloors this weekend. The only drawback? It’s only Tuesday.
Eve II (ODESZA Remix)
Those of you who have been fans of Odesza from the start might remember that they toured with fellow Pacific Northwest-native Emancipator three years ago or so. Since that time, both acts have continued to expand on their sounds having broad influences on electronic music in their own ways. Although their styles are distinctly separate, there’s an organic nature to their approaches that are very much in line–in other words, if you dig Odesza you’d also like Emancipator and visa versa.
A week from today, Emancipator will be putting out the remix EP from his stellar 2013 album, Dusk to Dawn–if you haven’t checked out the original yet we’d highly recommend it. Today, Odesza unleashed their contribution to that taking on the glimmering, chilled-out “Eve II.” It’s really the perfect canvas for the talented duo as they utilize its shininess to build out a steady house groove all the while maintaining their always-phenomenal percussive aesthetic.
Give it a listen above and look out for the Dusk to Dawn remixes, due out on July 10th, on Emancipator’s Bandcamp page. In the meantime, you can grab a free download of this gem here.
Empire Of The Sun
We Are The People (Ardency Remix)
Following the success of “Foxfire”, the creative duo Ardency strike once again with another jaw dropper. Reworking Empire of the Sun‘s “We Are The People”, the two musicians definitely worked their magic and put a spin on the popular anthem. The tune is suited with a lo-fi 80’s disco approach fused with a chillwave sound. The original vocals are kept to go with the indie vibe of the track. The addictive touch resembles the sound of Neon Indian while adding an adrenaline-infused bassline to top it off.
Per usual, Ardency outdid themselves with this release. We are very excited to see what other tricks they got up their sleeves. Make sure to grab a free download if you dig the track!
Kill Paris ft. Royal
Operate (Illenium Remix)
The ninjas love some Kill Paris. We also love Royal, as well as Illenium. All three come together in one thanks to a remix by Illenium of “Operate” from the Galaxies Between Us album. Nick slows things down, but keeps up his melodic tendencies. With each drop, he gives us something different, which keeps things fresh throughout the entire song. The first section focuses on a vocal sequence that is accompanied by a few other patterns that help to fill out the spectrum. Later, we experience a shift to a big sound with soaring synths that energize the listener with nothing but good vibes. The Illenium remix of “Operate” has been released as a free download, which you can snag right here.
The Night Air (Human Movement Remix)
It’s only Thursday, but with The United States of America’s birthday only a couple days away, gosh darnit if it doesn’t feel like a Friday. And, for our intuitive readers who’ve followed us for over a few weeks, you may have noticed that near the end of the work and school week, we like to inundate our pages with tunes more suited to the club floor. So as the weekend spirit has already affected this writer and a few others here at TMN, we thought we’d get the ball rolling a little early and put on our boogie shoes now. And who better than to help aid these feelings along than one of our absolute favorite Australian exports, Human Movement? Last landing on these pages in May with “Stranger”, the pair of Blake Gilray and Edward Macdonald have been steadily supplying us with some of the grittiest club rompers we’ve had the pleasure of consuming all year. Today, Human Movement’s come through in the remix department with a wobble-infused take on Whitney Fierce’s “The Night Air”, and it was exactly what we needed to kick things off. Their remix, out on Rock It Science Labs, pulls the original into their more aggressive sector of club music with dark, sweeping pads, crunchy snare and a lovely house cadence. Quite simply, we can’t stop bumping this one. Join us and stream Human Movement’s “The Night Air” remix above.
Morgan Page ft. Lissie
Open Heart [Disco Fries Remix]
A handful of remixes were commissioned for Morgan Page’s single, “Open Heart,” with Lissie. One of those remixes comes from the house duo Disco Fries who just recently started back up on reinterpreting tracks after a long string of originals. They ditch their usual electro sound for something more progressive and light to fans.
Disco Fries veer towards the traditional style, however they do not commit fully, giving their own take on a sound that can get watered down very quickly. Nick and Danny never seem to fail at bringing big tracks with quality melodies, which is just why top level artists like Morgan Page get them to remix their work. The full remix EP is up on Beatport, so check out the rest of the songs and purchase what you like!
Memories That You Call (BLACKBIRD BLACKBIRD Remix)
It wouldn’t be entirely accurate to say that any track on Odesza‘s In Return has been overlooked considering it was one of the most popular electronic albums of 2014. That being said, I’ve always felt “Memories That You Call,” especially after hearing it live, was the most powerful cut slipping through the cracks amongst radio hits like “Say My Name” and “Sun Models.” As a result, few producers, besides Henry Krinkle, have elected to remix it rather choosing to focus on the tracks offered up for Odesza’s official remix competitions.
Just a few minutes ago, though, San Francisco producer Blackbird Blackbird dropped an absolutely gorgeous, dynamic take on “Memories That You Call.” His re-imagination opens with the original’s ethereal vocal samples accompanied by glistening sonic elements before building up in a similar fashion as Odesza’s composition but dropping into a tropical groove. Rather than constrain the style to that genre, though, Blackbird brings back the original’s enormous chorus around the 2:49 mark re-layering and re-pitching vocals along the way. That transition drowns back into a beautiful house culmination of the song’s broad-ranged moving parts.
Blackbird’s rendition of “Memories That You Call” proves the perfect example of retaining the best of a song while adding a completely new flavor and cadence. Take a break from your mid-week stresses and soak in the radiance of this fantastic remix. You can grab a free download here.