Morgan Page feat. The Outfield
Your Love (Kastra Bootleg) [Free Download]
It may only be Wednesday, but NJ-based DJ/Producer Kastra has us looking towards the weekend with this bootleg of “Your Love.” This song has had an interesting history. Of course, it all started back in 1986, when The Outfield released it off their album Play Deep. From there, it carried itself through the 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s, living in infamy as a classic. In 2013, superstar DJ/Producer Morgan Page brought the tune to the dance world, giving it a energetic house background to support the newly re-recorded vocals.
Today, we’re adding another layer onto the mix with Kastra’s take on Morgan Page’s remix. With most of the original vocals still in-tact, this tune changes really takes on a new identity at the drop, which features a buzzing melbourne bounce sound. It still maintains the progressive melodies of the original, only now features a little more dancefloor grit.
You can pick this gem up for free on Kastra’s soundcloud page.
What would hump day be without some tasty beats to carry you through the mid-point of your week? Well, there’s no need to look any further, as we have a delicious deep house remix of “Oracle.”
The original alt-hip pop tune comes via emerging enigmatic UK collective CROOX, who recently served up the industry’s first taste of their imaginative sound. Making a splash with their debut song (featured below), “Oracle” features a minimal, RnB soundscape, with rattling hi hat hits, smooth bass hits, and soaring synths. Coupled with some atmospheric layering, this tune has a chillingly beautiful feel to it, which couples with the lyrics perfectly.
With a glorious section of vocals to work with, Brighton-based remixer Ryan H has taken this soft and intimate tune into the dance realm, giving it a deep house-inspired groove. A similar haunting melody walks the tune in, accentuated by pitched down vocal samples. From there, things pick up with a bouncy bassline, choppy vocals, and some splashy percussion.
The original and subsequent remix provide a nice introduction to the group, whom are apparently put on quite the show. Representing themselves under a cloak of black attire, they disguise themselves to allow their moving imagery visual show and music to showcase their creativity.
Be on the lookout for their upcoming EP EU, which features four new tracks, “Trouble”, “Settle”, “Fake & Fortune” and “Profit X Prophet”.
Gotta Have You (The Twelves Italo Remix)
Who’s ready to suit up and head out for a night on the town? If you raised your hand, then you need to drop whatever you’re doing an take a gander at this 80′s-inspired synth-heavy remix of Madison’s “Gotta Have You.”
As if extracted from an earlier time filled with big hair and excessive cocaine abuse (or so we’ve heard), this interpretation of NYC artist Madison has us shaking and grooving all over the room. The original version of “Gotta Have You” boasted a well-defined guitar riff – the kind that has you wanting to wail on out notes on across imaginary frets in your car – along with grainy vocals distorted to give the perfect amount of edge and pop all wrapped into a perfect, pretty package.
The Twelves, whom claim one of our favorite remixes of all time (hint: it involves Two Door Cinema Club), have taken this garage-rock tune and spun it into a dancefloor pleaser with it’s 80′s synth pop soundscape. The bass line is light and twangy, the percussion is pleasantly simulated, and the vocal sampling is damn near perfect.
All in all, this tune is a stellar piece of remix perfection, and ideal for your first round of shots this weekend.
MYNGA feat. Cosmo Klein- Back Home (Bender Remix)
Trying to get through the mid-week struggle? Here’s a tune that’ll help you. Jersey-based producer Bender just remixed the popular track by MYNGA, featuring vocals from Cosmo Klein. While the original is a tropical masterpiece and crowd-pleaser, Bender’s take on the song adds the deep factor to it. Cosmo Klein’s falsetto-filled vocals steal the spotlight as usual, which gives off a positive vibe with such soulful and powerful maneuvers. The saxophone also helps bring up the tropical sense of the track, making it an overall pleasant and enjoyable listen. Check out these artists as they are ones to watch for the come up of tropical music. You don’t want to miss out!
AUTOEROTIQUE & MAX STYLER
BADMAN (TastyTreat X KRNE Remix)
KRNE and TastyTreat link up for a second massive collaboration, delivering an insane Jersey Club hybrid. Bringing some sexy melodies and perfect vocal edits on this remix of AUTOEROTIQUE & MAX STYLER’s track “BADMAN”. It’s scheduled for a #FreeFriday release on Dim Mak Records, and is sure to get your feet on the dance floor. Make sure to follow TastyTreat and KRNE, both are killing it right now.
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Settle Down (Sweater Beats Redux)
Sweater Beats took to social media this morning to drop off a brand new remix closing out what could not have been a better year for the young NYC-based producer. Taking on Kimbra‘s “Settle Down,” Sweater Beats displays his impressive bass-driven, R&B-influenced style to perfection. By leaving the vocals from the original in tact, he manages to build a dynamic, constantly evolving re-imagination of the original without taking away from Kimbra’s powerful voice. Give this one a listen above and make sure to check out Sweater Beat’s Cloud City EP if you haven’t already. 2015 is going to be a huge year for SB, and the Huh, What & Where collective more broadly.
Every so often, with the amount of quality music being pushed out every day throughout the world, an incredible track can unfortunately slide right under our nose for weeks at a time. Such was the case in regards to brooding avant-pop troupe Rose Quartz and their latest single “Leaving Now”. “Leaving Now” marks a slightly darker departure in tone from the bubblier chillwave aesthetic that has come to attach itself to the Rose Quartz brand; oozing an air of sophisticated sensuality and soul that we haven’t fully had the chance to experience yet as listeners of the artists formerly known as FLASH/LIGHTS. Lead vocalist Ethan Converse’s sultry croon and directed songwriting carries more weight than ever, fully justifying the band’s recent expansion from a two-piece into a full-fledged live quartet, while the tune’s subdued analog instrumentation plays slightly closer to dancefloors and nearer to our hearts in the process. As Rose Quartz prepares for their first EP release, Axis of Love, since March’s Flashlights -itself a brief collection of singles recorded under the moniker- they’ve also been prepping a US tour through March which you can check out the dates for below. We’ve been leaning on “Leaving Now” for our Rose Quartz fix until the January 6th release of Axis of Love, and you can bet your bottom dollar we’ll keep you up to date before then.
12/31 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge NYE
02/04 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom #
02/05 – Pioneer Town, CA – Pappy and Harriet’s #
02/06 – San Diego, CA – Casbah #
02/07 – Santa Barbara, CA – SoHo Music Club #
02/09 – El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Place #
02/10 – San Antonio, TX – Limelight #
02/11 – Austin, TX – The Parish #
03/05-07 – Savannah, GA – Savannah Stopover Music Festival
# = w/ Generationals