Brooklyn based brotherly duo Wildlife Control have been releasing a wonderful array of originals bordering the electronic and rock genres with catchy and bright melodies. Recently however, the two have decided to let other producers bring their own ideas by hosting remix competition for their song, Analog or Digital. We were honored to be one of the judges of the competition, along with our friends over at Indie Shuffle. After going through quite a handful of interesting concepts (And a couple of bad ones), we can now say with confidence that we really have an amazing winning track, brought in by Ille Gal of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
The secret to a good remix is to pay tribute to the original, while still innovating elements that would enhance the very emotional core of its predecessor. Ille Gal truly delivered a new way to consume the single ‘Analog or Digital’ by replacing the original instrumentation of guitar riffs and drums with a wonderful foundation of sparkling electronica. As Wildlife Control puts it, “It’s lush, has an infectious chill groove, and offers a totally different take from the original.”
You can download and listen below:
Analog or Digital (ille rmx)
Canadian singer-songwriter Aidan Knight carries with him not only his soft, smooth, unassuming vocals and the lovely organic tones of an acoustic guitar. His music, such as on “A Mirror,” blooms with such robust instrumentation — somber horns, trickling piano, moody strings — making for not only a touching track, but a truly colorful and stimulating sonic experience. There are quiet moments, uplifting peaks, and everything in between. Treat your ears to something good this evening…
“A Mirror” is off Aidan Knight’s sophomore album, Small Reveal, out now on Outside Music.
Earlier this year, dubstep legend Flux Pavilion got the blogosphere buzzing when he previewed a collaboration with the always creative emcee and 21st century renaissance man, Childish Gambino. After months of anticipation, the full song hit the Internet this morning and most definitely does not disappoint. “Do or Die” begins with an upbeat, building instrumental accompanied by some solid bars from Gambino before exploding into the trademarked epic, heavy bass of Flux. Although hip-hop and dubstep have long been intertwined, this joint effort may be one of the strongest of its kind to date.
This one is perfect for your casual Wednesday rage, and comes just in time for the holiday season. Turn this up, sip on some eggnog and get ratchet with Flux and Childish this Christmas, Hanukkah , Eid, Kwanza and New Years!
Flux Pavilion – Do Or Die (ft. Childish Gambino)
The dynamic rap duo Kidz in the Hall return with a new track titled “Ridin’ Clean”. The Double-O produced single is lyrically complimented by frontmen Naledge spitting some sick rhymes about living the high life while remaining a hood star. This smooth track definately gives off that summer vibe of riding around in your new whip with your top down so everybody can see. Those who are feeling the Chitown duo’s new track, be sure to listen below and cop their upcoming EP Wishful Drinking.
Kidz In The Hall
RIDIN CLEAN (Produced by ΜIC ΤΗΞ DΓUΜϟ)
We’ve already thrown our praise Carousel‘s way for their original track “Stay Awake”, and now we’re back to daub on another layer of high approval. This time, though, much of it goes to NYC/Seattle producers The Soundmen for their great work on this remix. Relaxed, romantic and, most importantly, coated in lustrous, bubbly electro pop, this version will have your ears begging for more. Download it below and be sure to follow The Soundmen’s Soundcloud for new material.
Stay Awake (The Soundmen Remix)
The multifaceted, electronic/chill producer Groundislava is at it again with a brand new remix (or should I say “track ID”), following an update from the artist regarding his finishing touches on a forthcoming EP. This remix of “Relics” by Errors is another signature rework by the ’90s-influenced, synth-heavy producer that is sure to be another benchmark in this blooming, unnamed electronic genre.
Take a deeper look into the work of Groundislava on his Soundcloud and be sure to check out his most recent recorded Boilerroom.tv set for more delicious tunes.
Relics (Groundislava Cool Mix)
“Young Boys” is a rich, breathtaking track from the very first tambourine rattle to the very last low hum. Led by the ethereal vocals of Icelandic artist Sin Fang (who is also the genius behind indie folk band Seabear), its tones are cool and weightless. But it’s nothing to shiver about — the chanting choruses give off a contagiously warm and inviting vibe — as though we are being called to gather around a crackling bonfire with friends. Much of the song’s ambiance can also be attributed to its producer, Alex Somers, who has previously worked with artists like Sigur Rós & Jónsi. Download it below!
Sin Fang’s new album, Flowers, is out February 1st via Morr Music.