Schoolboy is an up and coming producer from Los Angeles who is putting out some great drumstep, dubstep and DnB bangers lately. His new EP titled “The Science Project” explores the full spectrum of electronic tempos and hard styles while still maintaining a consistent voice throughout. We especially like his spaced out melodies and shifting, heavy duty bass lines. Take a listen to our favorite single off the album, “Day Dreamer” and if it gets you fired up then pick up his album on Beatport here.
Schoolboy – Day Dreamer
Everyone’s favourite sunshine-drenched indie-poppers The Drums have had their adorable slow track ‘Days’ remixed by Danish producer and multi-instrumentalist Trentemøller. With a more mellow feel to it than. The original, this reworking highlights Jonathan Pierce’s sadness-tinged vocal, making the hook ‘And I never needed you’ incredibly poignant. But it’s not all doom and gloom, since the track boasts the band’s trademark clean guitar sound, which will have you up on your feet within seconds of hearing the intro.
The Drums – Days (Trentemøller Remix)
Young upstart Tyga has matured as an emcee over the years and ‘Kings & Queens’, featuring two of hip-hop’s greatest, is living proof. With production team The Olympicks laying down a soulful beat, we get to hear Tyga’s impressive flow, while Wale and Nas provide incredible support. ‘Kings & Queens’ is a powerful track that will cement Tyga’s reputation. This song features on Tyga’s forthcoming record ‘Careless World: The Rise of The Last King’, out February 21.
Tyga ft. Wale & Nas – Kings & Queens
Ontario’s indie rock favorites, The Arkells, have released a new cover version of Lana Del Rey’s song “Video Games”. Their version retreats from the electronic and orchestral overtones that hold sway in Lana’s original almost completely. Instead, the band has provided a new look into the song by way of acoustic finger style guitar and a slightly quicker delivery; A departure from even their own usually upbeat sound, this new take shows the group’s musical versatility.
The Arkells- Video Games (Lana Del Rey)
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Diplo – Express Yourself feat. Nicky Da B
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Diplo – Bird Is The Word
Diplo‘s Express Yourself EP is available for free on Mad Decent soundcloud here.
Hannes Fischer is known for his dub- house remixes. He has gained a lot of attention through his work on tracks from both Feist and SBTRKT. His latest effort, a new take on Radiohead‘s “Codex”, should prove to be an excellent addition to his impressive and expanding portfolio.
With his remix of “Codex”, Fischer has taken a minimalistic approach. He has taken nothing away from the original dynamics of the song, but added to the track through his thoughtful and atmospheric editing. The constant bass drum and reverberating vocal lines give the song an ethereal feel that is complimented by effect heavy textures and a memorable piano part. Fischer’s edits really capture the original idea and keep it intact while presenting it in a slightly new way. Well done.
Radiohead- Codex (Hannes Fischer Edit)
Summer Camp are an indie pop duo formed by multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Warmsley and vocalist Elizabeth Sankey. Signed under Moshi Moshi Label, they released their debut EP ‘Young EP’ in 2010, and first full length album ‘Welcome to Condale’ in 2011. ‘Losing My Mind’ comes from their debut album containing hopeless lyrics dealing with a loss of a relationship. The new revamped remix by Saint Etienne is much darker than the original with hazy instrumentation that wonderfully contrast with Elizabeth light vocals.
This is one of three extra versions of the song that will appear on the single package when it’s out in March.