Zeds Dead takes a much calmer approach, deservingly so, creating one of the most beautiful remixes of “Household Goods” from Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. A slow start and a slow finish yet containing powerful wobbles that pay their respect to the original.
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
Household Goods (Zeds Dead Remix)
With over millions of views on youtube, and just as many on soundcloud, there’s a pretty good chance that you’ve heard of Butch Clancy. His talent for producing dubstep and electro is apparent and is what continues to makes him stand out from the crowd. Butch was kind enough to give us a new remix that he did of Feel So Close by Calvin Harris, which shows that he has the skill to take beautiful songs and transform them into a dubstep masterpiece.
Feel So Close(Butch Clancy Remix)
We recently had the chance to talk to the talented producer ask him a few questions, and this is what he had to say.
The Music Ninja: Most of your songs, especially the Band of Horses remix, go crazy on the Hype Machine. How do you feel about their popular charts, the Soundcloud rankings, and the blogosphere in general? Do you pay attention to them when you release a track?
Butch Clancy: Somewhat. I try to stay in the loop and see how people are responding to my music, but for the most part I am on my computer making new stuff.
TMN: We know you started producing hip/hop early on in your career. Was it easier to transition into dubstep? What do you think is the biggest challenge upcoming producers face when trying to create a unique sound.
BC: It was difficult at first because I started making it the day I first heard the genre. There are a good amount of similarities between the genres so it helped but the hard part at first is getting used to sound design. There aren’t really any other genres aside from EDM where it’s mandatory to make your own sounds. People do make sounds in rap or pop but its not something that you absolutely have to do. With dubstep or electro you can’t just download a vst or plug in a keyboard, you have to start from scratch and create your own sounds. I think its the best part about making EDM though. Once you make those sounds they are yours and people recognize your songs just by hearing a certain sound or the style of a sound.
I think the area that a lot of up and comers struggle is sound design. You need to have the patience to figure out whatever plug-in you are using, and really understand what it is that you are doing. You can mess around on massive or whatever you use and make a nice sound, but to really start making good sounds you should know why each thing you do is effecting the sound that way.
There isn’t anything much better to wake up to than a new track featuring two of Georgia’s trap hip-hop legends. While electro-trap gains momentum, Gucci Mane and 2 Chainz definitely deserve credit for being pioneers in molding the genre’s brilliant ignorance. On ”Outta Control,” the two trapstars team up with R&B hit-maker Jeremih over the trippy production of KB to discuss those party girls who get just a bit too ratchet. This is a little more laid back than what we’re used to from any of these three artists, but Gucci and 2 Chainz deliver solid, entertaining verses with their always unconventional punchlines and Jeremih offers the perfect hook. Jeremih’s upcoming mixtape, Late Nights, is set to drop tomorrow and just might be worth a listen with quite a few notable features and production credits. In the meantime, stream and download this ATL-infused gem of a single below.
Outta Control Feat. Gucci Mane & 2 Chainz (Prod. KB)
British rising star Kyla La Grange dropped her record Ashes recently, and this cover of the Maccabees’ “Love You Better” (available on the deluxe version) shows exactly why the Watford native has been on the receiving end of so much hype. Her fluttering, ethereal vocals come to the fore on this stripped-down cover, with gentle instrumentals providing a lush yet simple backing for La Grange. Definitely one for fans of Ellie Goulding and Florence + The Machine, Ashes is out now.
Love You Better (Maccabees Cover)
The Bon Iver camp announced a remix contest for the folk singer-songwriter’s self-titled second album, and Teen Daze has stepped up to the challenge of reworking the gorgeous “Perth”. The Vancouver producer has kept the relaxed and minimal vibe of the original while adding a subtle and very smooth bassline. It’s not until around the 2:25 mark that things start to change dramatically, but we think this remix is near-perfect, and a strong contender to win the contest.
Perth (Teen Daze Remix)
American garage-rockers Dum Dum Girls are back with a new EP, less than a year after the release of their sophomore record Only In Dreams. The first track to drop from this EP is “Lord Knows,” a lovelorn masterpiece with a soaring chorus to die for. Singer Dee Dee is shaping up into a seriously talented songwriter, and her devastatingly simple hooks reveal layers of emotion — the line ‘Oh boy, I can’t hurt you anymore, Lord knows I hurt my love’ is almost overwhelming in its intensity. An instant classic to be treasured, “Lord Knows” is featured on the EP End Of Daze, out on September 25 via Sub Pop Records.
HI. Quintino definitely found “Molly”. He makes me want to dance. Finally someone that transforms this big room anthem, into completely different hard hitting banger. Many have attempted remixing this track but Quintino executes it flawlessly delivering some similar sounds to A-Trak. Hot and heavy electro is pretty much all I care about when I’m on a dance floor and this almost guarantees spilling your drink on the asian couple next to you. The vocals are used perfectly while being surrounded by booming synths and some just flat out filthy electro. We will keep you posted on the release! Cheers.
Molly (Quintino Remix)