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.
Clarity. A state of mind we all so often disregard. Take a moment to free yourself from all the stress, worry, sorrow, unhappiness, whatever cloudy storm might be all up in there. We find that music really helps. And what do you know…..Here’s a little diddy just waiting to be played.
Not A Word (free download)
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The Idol And The Idle
Safari (AWE Remix)
Los Angeles is known as a hub for amazing up-and-coming talent, and one of our favorite producers from the City of Angels has just released a new remix. AWE is the 20-year-old wunderkind who has been tearing up the electronic beat scene with a future trap sound reminiscent of the sub genre’s pioneers, Rustie and Hudson Mohawke.
His remix of “Safari” by Plastician packs a punch with powerfully anthemic bass. Paired with futuristic flutes and fiery lasers, “Safari” is teeming with heavy grime and raw energy, making this young producer one to watch for. The remix, which was released via Plastician’s label Terrorhythm, appears on ‘Plasticman Remixed’, which is a collection of releases from his earlier alias, Plasticman.
Crafting longing with composure is no easy feat. But London based band Osca seem to have their finger on the pulse of placidity, in this coolly executed and demure debut.
“Blood” is wistful and riddled with remorse, yet simultaneously hopeful. The narrative is exhibited by a crisp lead vocal and textured via beautifully blended harmonies, that climb, rather than accelerate, to fruition.
As the title suggests, this one will work it’s way into the veins.
Nado Heights (Original Mix)
Just over a month ago we were shown somewhat of a new style called ‘Habibi House’. Abu Ashley combines minimal house techniques with a tribal taste, and a bit of an eastern flavor. We have always been a fan of tribal house, and we like stuff that really stands out against others. With minimal house, standing out isn’t this easiest thing to do, but this up-and-coming New Yorker had no problem. In our last post, we stated our hopes of this style creating a bit of a trend for Abu Ashley to continue, and our wishes were granted with “Nado Heights”!
This serene tune, “Nado Heights”, tells a bit of a story. Unfortunately this story is in a foreign language that we’re trying to translate. What we do gather though, is this tale is a peaceful one. “Nado Heights” has a very calming background frequency, that may just activate your pineal gland. If that were to happen, the strings and piano will take you on a spiritual journey, and the tom rolls will keep things moving. It’s only been slightly over a month, since Abu Ashley first put us on to his incredible style, and we’ve heard he will be back soon! So stay tuned for more spiritual house tunes like “Nado Heights”.
Often (Kygo Remix)
The weekend may be over, but that doesn’t mean all good vibes must come to an end. Leave it up to 22-year-old Kygo to make our mundane Monday a whole lot brighter with a sunny remix of The Weeknd’s “Often”. The Norwegian producer adds some flirtatious flair to the bass heavy original, transforming the sultry track into a summertime stunner.
The tropical maestro’s “Often” remix is intricately layered with snares and a catchy vocal edit, resulting in a track that is perfect for starting off the week right. Kygo is currently wrapping up the end of his summer tour with stops in South America and Europe, but will be making his way back to America soon.
Today the burgeoning producer has teased some dates for his forthcoming Endless Summer Tour with Thomas Jack and Amtrac, which kicks off Sept 26 in Nashville, TN. Anticipate the full announcement this Wednesday, which will also include dates in Europe.
The Holy Coast
The Space We Haunt
Whatever you did this weekend, we’re pretty sure you need some calming tunes to bring you into the reality that is another work week. While we already published a hearty Chill Dojo for you this morning, we realize you need a full eight hours of chill music help soften the blow. Luckily for you, we have this delightfully dreary premiere of “The Space We Haunt” to throw into the mix.
Surprisingly coming out of Phoenix, Arizona, this three-piece outfit has a sound perfect for drizzly Pacific Northwest days. Comprised of Keith Walker, Brett Davis, and Braden McCall, The Holy Coast are unsigned at the moment, but with their dreamy shoegaze style soundscapes, it won’t be long before people take notice. Creating a lackadaisical journey crafted through a heavily treated vocals, a simplistic guitar riff, and some spacey synths, “The Space We Haunt” has the perfect collection of elements to slowly slip away from what you’re thinking about, if only for a few minutes.
You can find this song and more on their self-titled EP, which is due out tomorrow on Common Wall Media.