You & I (Gigamesh remix)
Few DJ’s and producers are fixed with that coveted “dance-floor tastemaker” tag more so than Minneapolis native Gigamesh, and with such an eclectic range of original compositions and impeccable choices in remixing, it is pretty clear as to why. Recently, the electronic trendsetter wrapped up an impressive worldwide tour with stops in Asia, australia and the U.K., and it didn’t take long to flex his production muscles once more. His latest track, a remix of Spanish folktronica trio Crystal Fighters‘ “You & I” is carried into a Nu-Disco frenzy by a very Night Rider-esque synthesizer, exaggerated percussion and a four-to-the-floor heartbeat. The bait to our ears on this one comes at about the 3:00 minute mark, as Gigamesh boldy breaks the track down to a near screeching halt before launching back into more danceable instrumentation. A little deviation from the rules on a club track always puts a smile on the face of this Ninja. Crystal Fighters have been large proponents of the remix treatment, even going as far as to release a complete remix album to go along with their last LP Star of Love, and Gigamesh has done them justice again painting his patented sound onto theirs.
Ahh, there’s just something about softly sung vocals carrying over delicately strummed ukulele chords. The beautiful simplicity in Josh Schroeder’s track “Paraglide” proves this point to the fullest. Josh’s wavering vocals glide effortlessly over each repetitious strum, taking you into a whole different world. This is the kind of track that’s perfect to lie back in the grass with your significant other, and just forget everything else but the moment that you’re in.
This Portland based indie artist truly knows how to write a great songs. You may recognize Josh’s ethereal vocals and songwriting style from his work in Josh and Mer (who are currently working on a new EP). This track however was co-produced with Jason Carter (Black Francis, Pete Yorn, Art Brut). The video was made by Josh himself. He wanted it to represent the lyrical interpretation that life, earth, atoms, and stars are all connected. An endless timeless cycle, if you will.
The solo EP is called Mourningside, and will be self released on May 21st. Make sure to keep an eye out for it.
Boing Clash Boom (Major Lazer Remix)
Major Lazer really have outdone themselves with this massive remix of Dada Life‘s track “Boing Clash Boom”. Tweaking the vocals on the original then dropping into some booming 808′s and insane pops that Diplo is so well known for. The vocal splicing is just flawless and mixed with the quirky synths from MJ this one is sure to be on repeat. This was ripped from Dada Life’s May podcast, to listen click here. Cheers.
Boing Clash Boom (Major Lazer Remix)
via Sound Is Style
Bristol, England’s Oliver Wilde stoked our fire early this morning by announcing the release of a new LP entitled A Brief Introduction to Un-Natural Light Years in July via Howling Owl Records, along with the first juicy single from said album: “Flutter”. It is a dreamy, and atmospheric tune using elements of acoustic folk and a healthy dose of hazy reverb. Oliver Wilde’s sound fits along nicely with spaced-out shoegaze staples like Real Estate, and should be filed next to Kurt Vile’s latest record in your music library. It is a dreary, gray and rainy day in Denver and nothing has fit that aesthetic better musically than this. “Flutter” recalls my angsty high-school years devouring entire catalogues of music from the likes of Elliott Smith, early Modest Mouse and The Comas, whilst deciphering if The Strokes were really going to bring back Rock-n-Roll – which was an extremely exciting time to be a staunch teenage music critic. Aaaahhh, to reminisce. Listen to Oliver Wilde’s drubby single above, and let it transport your psyche wherever it needs to go this afternoon.
Valentine ft. Kyiki (Kyogi Remix) (forthcoming on Shifting Peaks)
The age of up and coming producers appears to keep getting younger and younger, which is not a bad thing by any means. Especially in the Electronic/Dubstep genre, many young musicians are tapping into their musical backgrounds to take on this type of composition. Today we’d like to introduce 15-year-old Kyogi, an up and coming producer from Totnes, UK. When he isn’t taking on the demands of school, Kyogi is busy developing music in his bedroom. His remix of Designated’s “Valentine” has a very whimsical R&B feel to it. Kyogi plays with Kyiki’s vocals to make a catchy tune that causes any listener to sway as the soft electronic sounds weave a layering dream throughout the whole piece. Young and dedicated, we can’t wait to see what this talented young artist has in-store for the future.
Panic Cord (Hucci Remix)
I love a good remix that has some unbelievable female vocals.
Hucci, the 17-year old producer from Brighton, UK, released a stunning remix of Gabrielle Aplin’s “Panic Cord”. The original is an Indie/Folk piece about a broken relationship and Hucci has kept the feeling of the song while putting his own personal touch on it, which includes a little drumstep, a little electronic and even a little trap. Hucci starts the song with some delicate xylophone before quietly bringing in Aplin’s beautiful voice. At 1:12 he inserts a soft drop followed by drums and electronic beats. My favorite part of the song starts around 2:40 when he puts Aplin’s voice on repeat with the lyrics “me” before turning it into a short trap section of the song. Hucci continues to show he is expanding his musical repertoire and is not afraid to continue showcasing his many talents.