James Vincent McMorrow
Glacier (Atu Remix)
Another super talented artist under Soulection Atu recently released this remix of a James Vincent McMorrow song titled “Glacier”, and as it came to no surprise to us, it became another instant classic. Moving away from the usual indie folk elements, the original is more of a soulful vocal magnum opus. Atu changes the scene of the tune by creating R&B ticks and chillwave beats ad putting them with the vocals of Mr. McMorrow. It takes you on a journey through Atu’s dream filled with chill-out vibes. This here is one of those songs that leave you pondering life and whatnot.
With such high production value, this tune is the epitome of Atu’s work. He always manages to pick the most suitable tracks to remix with. While we would love to see more of his musical diversity, there is no doubt he is one of the best in doing what he’s doing.
Sleepless (Prince Fox & Jenaux Remix)
Whenever we come across artists who continuously blow our minds with their uncanny abilities to create some of the most feel good music out there, we can’t help but fan-girl when such artists decide to team up and combine their styles of music. A couple of weeks ago, a TMN newbie, Jenaux, and a TMN regular, Prince Fox, surprised us all with a stunning remix of the oh so familiar Cazzette track, “Sleepless”. After obsessing over his Panama Wedding “Uma” remix, we knew that Jenaux’s Progressive House background and Prince Fox’s eclectic style of production would ultimately shut down the internet for the evening. With no surprise at all, these two fused together both Progressive and Future Bass elements to send us soaring in this “Sleepless” remix. Loaded with poppy melodies, uplifting builds, and mainstage worthy breakdowns, Jenaux and Prince Fox could not have made a more perfect team. The response they’ve gotten thus far just means that we need to see them work on more tracks together. *Hint Hint*
Liberate (Lane 8 Remix)
Here’s where we stand: Eric Prydz is one of the best in the business. While we’ve always been fans of this Stockholm based musician, we were even more sold when we saw him close out Coachella ’13. We had spent an entire weekend hearing nothing but build up, drop, build up, drop, build up, drop, and hearing a progressive set from Mr. Prydz was nothing short of spectacular. In our honest opinion, his show was one of the best we saw all weekend long.
Taking on a track from this progressive house legend is nothing short of daunting, but we have faith in San Fran-based producer Lane 8. Having previously stolen our hearts with “I Got What You Want,” we were equally enammoured with his interpretation of “Liberate.”
This slow, encapsulating remix provides a delicious soundscape worthy of a fine glass of bourbon and a rare cigar. Ok, maybe that’s the old man in me talking. Regardless of which, the soundscape created by Lane 8 in this remix is second to none, focusing highly on a gorgeous chord progression and heavy claps from the cymbals.
Inferno ft. Lizzy Plapinger of MS MR
The up and coming indie group Sir Sly is making a name for themselves by establishing a unique electronic sound in their short career so far. They released a track titled “Inferno” and it’s a collaboration with the female lead singer of the exciting group MS MR.
In this genre of alternative music, Sir Sly is definitely one of the frontrunners on the list, with names like Florence and the Machine, Little Daylight, HAIM, etc. This one here is a little different from their usual work, a little faster and a little more playful. With their signature bass-driven instrumentals, the catchy melody of the song is fueled by Lizzy Plapinger’s vocals. The intro riff adds a mysterious and adventurous feel to the entire song. The two singers harmonize exceptionally well in the chorus, making it a memorable tune.
This recent release is a sneak peek of Sir Sly’s debut album You Haunt Me, which is available on September 16. Make sure you don’t miss it because this one is a must have!
Shake I Full Track Preview
The deep house genre plays a great part in the revival movement of house music. While some of the new deep house artists make their way to appeal to more people by converging to a progressive style of music, Australian trio Human Movement stay true to the subgenre. They create sounds that define deep house, and it’s no BS that they don’t sway away from mass appeal.
This debut track titled “Shake” will go down as one of their signature works. For all the true house lovers, Human Movement uses a minimal approach to the melody and formality of this song. The deeeeep bass, the futuristic synths and the classic house beats make this an exceptional example of a good club banger.
We are definitely putting this up and coming group to our to-watch-list. In hopes of getting more exposure in the US and the UK, Human Movement would become a dominant force in the house music scene in the near future.
Hollow (Les Loups Remix)
Another great find of the day is this Les Loups remix of this Knight One track titled “Hollow”. Les Loups claims this tune to be in the “ocean disco” subgenre, and they cannot describe it more accurately. They are always able to put together French house and disco music, creating funky and catchy tunes all around. This song features oceanic wave sounds in the background, and the funky slappy electric guitar comes in to seal the deal. They can rightfully say that they have established themselves as a French electronic powerhouse after this release.
Make sure to check out Les Loups’ Swords Cry (The Remixes) EP, consisting of a whole bunch of French disco goodness remixing fun and relaxing tunes.
In the subgenre of tropical house, producer Sam Feldt isn’t usually a name that will ring a bell to most people. This recent release of a remix collaborating with Bloombox titled “On Trees and Birds and Fire”, is a tune originally by indie folk group I Am Oak.
This remix is amazing in the sense of how well Sam Feldt manages to turn folk music into this deep house goodness. The tune starts off with these wooden drumsticks samples, then the tropical bell sounds come in to join the mix together with the vocals. They talk about trees and birds so you can call this a country/folk fusion pop song that got turned into a tropical house remix. The idea is simple but genius. It might not have the necessary tropical house elements in the song, but the lyrics and the instrumentals definitely make up for it.
We are really excited to see what Sam Feldt has to offer. Go have a listen and we promise you won’t be disappointed!