I Am Oak
On Trees and Birds and Fire (Sam Feldt & Bloombox Remix) [Available September 8]
As the day carries on and the work load begins to pile even higher than normal, it has become evident that even ninjas can be in over their heads with the demanding forces around us. Luckily we know just how to cure these overwhelming times of stress with music to calm our nerves and bring us back to reality. One of our go-to TMN artists, Sam Feldt, just unleashed his latest remix with Bloombox in which they took on I Am Oak’s indie tune, “On Trees and Birds and Fire”. What we have come to love about Sam Feldt and his work is that he continues to push his sound with each and every song he puts out – and kills it every time. Don’t you remember his “Guitar” remix? If not, then do yourself a favor and click this for magic.
We aren’t too familiar with Bloombox’s productions, but considering him and Sam just nailed this I Am Oak’s remix tells us that maybe we should keep him on our radar as well. Just know that as soon as you press play, you will be welcomed with a lovely music box melody, a folky banjo, and a trumpet to get your body movin’. There is nothing more pleasing than the soothing sensations of melodic house during times of stress. So thanks Sam and Bloombox, we appreciate these calming vibes.
Rewind a couple of months and rising star HELENA released the highly infectious ‘Levity’ ft. Shawnee Taylor on Ultra. It certainly hit the spot for fans and DJs alike and remains a staple on the electro house circuit to this day. Now, to be released on July 28th via the label, a four-track remix EP lands – manipulating the original’s vocal hook and pulsating rhythm to new territory.
Stepping up first is young New York producer Fareoh, who delivers a gently building remix based around the soft use of piano in the intro. For those wanting a deeper and slightly darker sound, Maarcos is your man. Going for a more tech-inspired rework, he uses the ricocheting pulse with intense detailing. None of the energy is lost, but it’s a chanced to delve beyond the obvious core of the tune. Italian duo Merk & Kremont provide the third addition, pouring in their trademark groove and bounce, and making their edit full of fun. The fourth and final remix is yet to be revealed, and HELENA will have selected a winner from a recent TalentHouse competition.
HELENA feat. Shawnee Taylor (Fareoh Remix)
HELENA feat Shawnee Taylor
Levity (Merk & Kremont Remix)
HELENA feat. Shawnee Taylor
Levity (Maarcos Remix)
This EP is a delicious collection of new sounds, taking an already classic sun-soaked anthem to new heights. Pre order a copy here.
Drinking About You (The Chainsmokers Remix)
The Chainsmokers are so much more than their big room house hit “#Selfie,” and this is proven to be true with their latest remix release, “Drinking About You.” Singer Bebe Rexha gets her dub tune reworked by the New York duo, who layer lush piano chords atop angelic vocals, resulting in a slowed down melodic anthem that’s upbeat, yet serene.
The boys, who just finished wrapping up their world tour, are now settling back in the studio to prepare for the drop of their second original track entitled “Kanye.” We have no idea what to expect, but The Chainsmokers assure us that “Kanye” is the perfect follow up to “#Selfie”, without any bullshit.
“Drinking About You” will be available for purchase in September via Warner. Check back here next Tuesday, Aug 5 for the release of “Kanye.”
Don´t Tear Yourself Apart (Chopstick & Johnjon Remix)
As you slowly pull yourself into your Tuesday morning, probably still dreading the fact that the weekend is over, you’ll probably want to spend some time listening to some vibe-heavy tunes. There’s just something about the early part of the week that makes calming beats the perfect accompaniment to the earlier half of the work week. Fortunately for us, Zoot Woman recently reached out to a handful of remixers to take on their delightful electronic pop tune, “Don’t Tear Yourself Apart.”
The original tune, which sported a driving bassline and steady percussion work, was released earlier this month. Now, just weeks later, we’re offered up a glimpse of a few remixes. German duo Chi-Thien Nguyen & John Muder, better known as Chopstick and Johnjon, have taken this tune out of the indie-theaters, giving it a groovy, subdued house feel. The lead-in treatment of the vocals set the relaxing vibe for this tune, pushing it forward through an expertly sampled vocal percussion. Light fluttering synths welcome in the bassline, accompanied by echoing claps, which give this remix danceability, while still maintaining its chilled out nature.
You can find the original, and the subsequent remixes on Zoot Woman’s upcoming album, Star Climbing. Mark August 29th with a big red X to remind yourself of its release, or simply pre-order by clicking here.
Latch (BiPolar Theory Bootleg)
We know…another “Latch” remix to add to the 1,456,374,885,884 renditions on the internet at this time. We’ve heard all 1,456,374,885,884 (completely made up number) forms of this song and today we are about to share with you yet another, but this time,we decided to go one deeper.
Los Angeles based producers, Whyel and JDefeats decided to step away from their current endeavors and pull a DJ Hanzel on us with their new collaboration side project, Bipolar Theory. Heading towards the deeper side of dance music, both artists are bringing something fresh and exciting for all of us to get down to. As they continue to make the plunge to the darkside, Bipolar Theory felt it was time to give us a taste of what they’ve been cooking up over the last couple of months by dropping their debut bootleg of “Latch” by Disclosure. The moment you press play you instantly become sucked in with a tasty piano melody, a solid clap, and a wicked sub bass to make your body groove all sorts of ways. We guarantee that after hearing this, you’ll want to go on a Disclosure binge and watch low quality clips of them at Coachella this past year. So let’s show some love to Bipolar Theory for giving us a refreshing new reason to be stuck on this classic bedroom swooner.
Without U (Party Time Remix)
If there is one artist that completely makes us completely emerge ourselves into the moment, it’s Spooky Black. His darkness resonates something intrinsically meaningful with each and every production he puts out. With his eerie lyrics and smooth, ambient vibes, Spooky Black is the definition of #sadboi.
With it being Friday, we understand that the last thing you might want to hear is something deep and depressing, however, we here at TMN feel that it is important to take a little time to yourself before you venture off into a sea of blacked out visions and cheesy club music. DJ/Producer, Party Time, decided to spookify up one of Spooky Black’s songs, “Without U”, and ultimately did the exact opposite of what his artist name might set people up to think. This remix will not make you want to party but rather it makes you feel as if you should be sitting in a dark and lonely room with your deepest and darkest fears. As creepy as that interpretation may be, it is the only way we can describe the vibe of this remix.
If it’s the an awkward time of the day for you like it is for us, then we highly recommend you experience the dark wonders of Spooky Black and Party Time; who knows, you might find a little calm before the storm.
'Stay With Me' (Prince Fox Remix)
We’ve been seeing Sam Smith’s name everywhere these days; whether it be from his baby makin’ tune of the year, “Latch” with Disclosure, or his current swooner, “Stay With Me”. With everyone and their mom remixing “Stay With Me”, we have become pretty picky when it comes to picking our favorite versions just like we are with “Latch” remixes. With timeless music, we have to make sure we only provide you with the best of the best, so we don’t need you pulling a Kanye West to tell us that ‘so and so’s’ remix was the best remix of all time.
Known for making the most adorable music, Prince Fox is back at it again with another song to make you call up that one special person and tell them just how wonderful they really are. The New York producer decided to add the Prince Fox touch on “Stay With Me” to which he ultimately destroyed the internet. With already over 80,000 plays in just 2 days, it’s obvious that he is going in the right direction with music. As soon as you press play, you instantly are welcomed with a lovely piano melody and a lead synth that will make you feel some type of way. Whether you are a 250 lb linebacker or a 125 lb computer tech, it doesn’t matter because you will find your soft spot all thanks to Prince Fox.
We’ve been hit straight in the feels with this one and have been left in a state of complete dissonance. So why don’t you just hit play and listen for yourselves. We guarantee that you’ll have the courage to call up that pretty young thing or handsome lad and give them a reason to stick around; after all, it’s Summer and we all know that love is in the air.
Get your free download today and go win that special gal/guy over. We think Prince Fox had the intention of winning some lovely lady over with this gem because sad boys don’t touch these songs without a reason.