Common Ft. Kanye West & John Mayer- Go (WoodysProduce Summer Citrus Remix #10)
In the duration of this summer, LA-based producer WoodysProduce released a total of 10 remixes, with this one being the last entry in his Summer Citrus Remixes series. This time around he remixes a Common song featuring Kanye West and John Mayer titled “Go”. Having grown up listening to 90s hip-hop and heavily influenced by his father who is super into gangsta rap, WoodysProduce can easily take any rap song and turn it into a more chill-out and electronic goodness.
In this tune, the producer mixes in electric guitar chords, high pitched synths and that subtle wave noise in the background to create a summer-like tune, completely changing the mood of the original tune. You can imagine yourself chilling beach-side, sipping on a margarita while listening to this. Summer definitely doesn’t get better than this! We really wish he would collaborate with singers from LA area and produce some amazig tunes for us in the near future.
Girls (Kodak to Graph Remix)
Watching Slow Magic live is pretty awesome to say the least, but going on tour and performing with him must be even more awesome. Florida-based DJ/producer, Kodak to Graph, has been opening for Slow Magic during his U.S. tour, and decided to remix “Girls”, a Slow Magic classic.
Slow Magic’s songs are so unique that it is difficult to switch them up and give them their own identity, but Kodak to Graph did just that. Sampling the intro of the tune, Kodak threw in a soft yet casual trap beat, creating an interestingly exciting banger. Kodak to Graph, who closed out his set with this unique re-work, sure knows how to get the crowd pumped up with an energetic stage presence and his impressive producer maneuvers. We are very excited to see what he has in store for us in the future. Be sure to check out his SoundCloud page and upcoming tour dates with Slow Magic. We can guarantee you won’t be disappointed.
Prelude (Original Mix)
It’s about that time the late night ninjas take over for all of you night owls. While some of you might be getting ready for bed, others might be just now settling in to their weekly Wednesday night turn up; we have the perfect tune from French producer, Michael Calfan, that will undoubtedly keep you up until the sun starts to make its way up onto the horizon. “Prelude” is full of epic piano stabs, soulfully chopped vocals, and a bitchin’ progressive house resonance that helps reassure us that this genre is well on its way to the very top. Michael Calfan is out to restore some hope for the traditional House productions as well infuse it with modern techniques to give us a whole new refreshing take on dance music. It may be almost midnight on our end, but we can’t seem to fight the urge to wiggle our way around the house in our pajamas. If you dig this phenomenal show stopper from Calfan, make sure to groove on down to Beatport and pick this baby up for your own pleasure.
With the temperature steadily driving us to the brink of insanity, we have come to a point where we don’t think Summer has had its way with us. Instead, it’s radiating 3 months worth of mediocre heat all into week long bouts of pure hell. As we sluggishly drag our helpless body’s out of this sizzling sauna and into a place where we don’t sweat from merely breathing, we decided to take a pit stop along the way with Johnny Stimson. Sending us into a retrograde funk with his newest original, “Obsession”, Stimson swoons us in with this infatuating production and gets us all a little drunk on love to the point where even Beyonce can’t keep up.
With a groovy synth progression, some funky guitar riffs, all topped off with some highly intoxicating lyrics, “Obsession” guides us to a place where drinking tequila in a bikini at 5 o’clock in the evening is socially acceptable. As we pour up another round of Jose Cuervo to drown out the heat, we ask that you please go pack a bag for overnight because you’re about to take a trip back into some serious lovey dovey feels. If this isn’t on repeat for the rest of your night, then you obviously need to re-evaluate your Hump Day rituals. With that being said, we’re going to go back to obsessing over Johnny Stimson and his soulful voice and fiery red hair.
M.O.E. (Prod. Garrett Lodge)
It’s unfortunately far too rare for music videos these days to serve a purpose and visually tell a story that the lyrics sometimes cannot. We are constantly bombarded with product placements and sex appeal in our entertainment, so it’s extremely refreshing for upcoming talent to show that the art of the music video isn’t truly dead. I am of course referring to Tate Tucker’s newest project “M.O.E.”. Obviously, the title refers to the common phrase “Money Over Everything”, however this isn’t your typical boom-bap club hit. Tucker is one of the most creative people in the game today and it clearly shows with not only the record itself, but the visuals as well. The video is nothing short of a wild ride, whether it’s a day-to-day portrayal of Tucker’s life remains to be unseen. However, it packs more action in it than “Anaconda” on repeat for a month, and is definitely worth checking out.
We absolutely love it when people pay tribute to classics of the past, and even more so when they do it well. Enter Atlanta folk outfit Seven Handle Circus, a bluegrass influenced six piece with an affinity for 80’s music.
Recently traveling to New Orleans to play a packed show at Tipitina’s, the group circled up to do an impromptu recording of the 1984 synthpop hit, “Take On Me.” The end result was something uncontrollably smile-inducing, rife with nostalgic undertones. When asked about this song in particular, vocalist Shua Spencer stated:
We like to play cover songs that need a revival. ‘Take On Me’ is a song that so many people love, yet need a little bit more of in their life.
Our suggestion? Catch one of these next few shows the guys have. Even if they don’t cover this live, we’re pretty sure it’s going to be a fantastic show.
Upcoming Tour Dates
Sep 20 Greenville, SC @ Traffic Jam
Oct 10 LaFayette, GA @ Fly Free Festival
Oct 18 Atlanta, GA @ The Buckhead Theatre
Oct 24 Macon, GA @ Macon Octoberfest
Oct 31 Auburn, AL @ Bourbon Street
Nov 06 Chattanooga, TN @ Rhythm & Brews
Nov 08 Charleston, SC @ Lowcountry Hoedown
Dec 31 Athens, GA @ New Earth Music Hall
Angus & Julia Stone
A Heartbreak (ODESZA Remix)
Angus and Julia Stone and ODESZA are both killing it at the moment in their respective genres. Angus and Julia, folky siblings out of Australia, released their self-titled, Rick Rubin-produced album at the beginning of last month and Seattle electronic duo ODESZA unveiled an ethereal masterpiece with In Return a week ago. Today, their unique styles collide with ODESZA’s official remix of the Stones’s bluesy, melancholic hit, “A Heartbreak.”
ODESZA’s re-imagination starts off with a building groove sampling bits and pieces of the original while layering additional electronic contributions. The vocals from the chorus take over momentarily until about the 2:15 mark when the track explodes into the booming percussion that we’ve come to expect from the talented producers. The melding of the original version’s somber lyrics with the stadium-worthy stylings of ODESZA makes for a powerful combination that magnifies the emotional context. Give this unexpected collaboration a spin above.