Animals (Oliver Heldens Remix) [Out Now]
The tune is a far departure from the intense hard house track that captivated the EDM world just last year. While we normally tend to like remixes that pay more homage to the original, we’re actually pleased that this is maintains less elements of Martin’s monster track.
With a funky bassline, this house remix has a dialed down nature by comparison, yet still has a gorgeous, driving intensity that makes you want to get up and dance. In fact, we’ve been dancing the entire time we’ve been writing this up. It’s taken us much longer to complete the post than it normally does. We’re not mad about it though. Not one bit.
This 128 BPM official remix is out now via Beatport. Get after it, ninjas.
Make It To Me
He was just named BBC’s Sound of 2014 and I have to say, not all that surprising.
Mr. Sam Smith has made quite a name for himself since lending his vocals to Disclosure’s ‘Latch’ in 2012. Since that point, Smith has captured the hearts and ears of fans all around the globe with his beautiful silky honey-like voice. Smith released his song ‘Make It To Me,’ a simple song full of sincere love lyrics and piano, with just a hint of drums and violin to capture the power of what Smith is saying. Smith sings of finding that one person who is specifically designed just for him, a story many of us know and hold on to as we search for our “one.” Another picturesque song by the highly talented Smith, who will continue to make 2014 a year he can call his very own.
Team (Mickey Valen Remix)
With razor sharp lyrics, a soulful, unique tone, and confident swagger, Lorde has gone from blogosphere darling to international sensation. We’ve heard countless interpretations of her tunes, from covers to remixes, and the best ones always maintain enough of tune’s initial character to tie it back to the enjoyment we experienced when we heard the the original. Mickey Valen, the New York based producer behind Noosa and AYER, has offered up just that for today’s premiere.
In this Brooklyn based producer’s take on “Team,” we’re definitely left with some warm ‘n fuzzies after listening through a few times. The song’s original intensity is dialed back a few notches, laced up with a beautiful, uplifting melody instead. The tune takes on a positive and energetic personality, flirting in between influences of indie dance and tropical house.
We did promise you that 2014 would be an even bigger year for soul than 2013 right? Well, this edition of Sunday Night Soul is already paying dividends on that statement. This was certainly our most challenging week in the series. With so many diverse selections to sort through, we were having fits trying to perfect the order. We’d like to think we did a fairly admirable job, but we’ll let you be the judges of that. Regardless of the arrangement, we’ve got a stellar lineup here for you tonight. From the spectacular sounds of vocalists like Benjamin Clementine, Kwabs, Kyla La Grange, Daniela Andrade and Jean Deaux, to absolutely decadent remixes from Max Liese, WoodysProduce, Jeftuz, starRo, and Les Fleurs Du Mal, we guarantee you’ll get addicted to at least one song you hear in this collection, easily our largest yet. So what are you waiting for? The night might still be young, but you’ve got plenty of work ahead of you if you want to be able to get through this playlist in one sitting.
Crazy (Cover) by Daniela Andrade
Water (Philippe Edison Remix)
Obtaining Remix (produced By Mez)
Rain (Les Fleurs Du Mal Old School Edition)
Cut Your Teeth (Prod. Jakwob)
Wrong Or Right (Prod. SOHN)
Forever (Produced by Lamb & Bigg D)
2 fo the Memory (ft. Anthony Michael Lynn)
Remember The Time (MJ Refix) (Prod. By Jordan James)
Bad Influence (Prod. by @Chally12)
Table For Two (Prod. By Hit Boy)
Help Yourself To My Love (Alans Groovedown Edit)
Im In Love ft Donaeo
Hunter Feat. Jay Z (Max Liese Remix)
This Way (CAPSUN Remix)
Alone Together (SevnthWonder Remix)
Daphne (WoodysProduce Remix)
Find U (produced by Sampha)
Boyfriend (Falcons bootleg)
Sudden Change (Destinys Child x starRo)
Jumpin Jumpin (Jean Tonique Remix)
Catching Feelings (Jeftuz Remix)
White Snow (Shy Luv Remix)
Take Me There ft. Touurs
She goes by Lupa, her real name being Imogen Jones, and she is only 15 years old.
The classically trained violinist from Sydney started using her violin skills and mixing them with drum beats creating her new love, songwriting. This might be the most wonderful thing about her, Lupa writes, records, and produces all of her music in her bedroom at home. Her beautifully stunning indie/electronic sound has a laidback approach with a twist of eeriness. Her song “Eyes Unclouded” has lyrics of someone way beyond Lupa’s years. The story is simple and sweet, believing someone is perfect until you see who they really are when you look closely. The mix of violins, Lupa’s synthetic voice, and the electronic melodies make this song intoxicating to the ears. Cannot wait to see where this young artist goes.