This track is why I blog music, for collabs like this. Feed Me and Crystal Fighters are the last two artists I expected to see on a track together. It works better then you could ever imagine, and thats because Feed Me has the ability to adjust his sound to match any genere or artist. He proved that to us recently by dropping an acoustic cover of Fink‘s track “This Is The Thing”, that had him playing guitar and even singing. The vocals from Crystal Fighters complement this melody flawlessly, and on first listen I was curious on Feed Me would do when it drops. Well he drops some infectious light wobbles that mesh with the vocals like you would never believe. This is a tune that everyone can love, even people who aren’t big on Electronic music. It was dropped earlier tonight on Zane Lowe’s show on BBC Radio 1, and there is no announced release date yet so stay tuned. Cheers.
With the recent announcement of Skrillex and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley ‘s “Make It Bun Dem” remix contest, the surge of remixes is upon us and now the only thing to do is to hold tight and weather the storm of incredible releases being thrown at you in a break-neck pace. Although, submissions to the contest seem to be endless, some artists have taken this opportunity to put their original spin on the original with the sole intent being to share great music. With that being said, here are three remixes from the likes of Rednek, Mizuki, and Luke Da Duke. All three of these remixes are a unique interpretation of the original, which emphasize each artist’s creativity and diverse productional palettes. Without any further ado, give each of these tracks a listen, snag a couple free downloads, and prepare to continue reaping the benefits of this contest for the next few weeks to come!
Skrillex & Damian Jr. Gong Marley Make It Bun Dem (Rednek Remix)
Detroit’s Danny Brown is one of the most unique and eclectic emerging rappers grabbing the attention of artists and fans of all genres with his refreshingly wild flows and odd content. Always open to collaboration, Brown is teaming up with the dope underground rapping/production duo Blu and Mainframe, also known as Johnson&Johnson, for a full length project, which, from the sound of the first single, might give us a glimpse into DB’s more laid back side.
“Change” departs drastically from Danny’s regular sound as he matches the smooth instrumental with slightly more conventional and reflective raps concerning his recent success and progression. The motorcity native pulls off the more classic feel flawlessly once again proving his artistic versatility and impressive lyricism. Stream this uncharacteristically mellow cut below and look out for the collaborative Danny Johnson album out soon via New World Color.
After hours of hiking with a heavy pack firmly attached, all it takes is one parting of the trees to show a landscape that will inspire many stories and many moments of reflection for those who come. Anyone who has taken a vast hike can attest to the overwhelming euphoria that envelopes the soul upon seeing such a landscape. This song manages to capture that moment throughout its entirety. Blake Cowan, AKA Wickerbird, lends us home video footage so that we can revel in the pure spirit of what the song is all about.
Sitting atop a 12,400 ft mountain in New Mexico I will never be able to explain the serene feeling I had while watching a plane fly below me in the valley — just emphatically enjoying the beautiful view that went on for miles, states even. But this song comes pretty darn close to expressing that moment in its most raw form. All the intense emotions from such a trip came rushing back because of “Druids,” as the Washington-based artist sets his music amidst a mesmerizing, but nostalgic realm. To experience more of his music visit his Bandcamp page by clicking here. Wickerbird’s debut album, The Crow Mother, comes out September 25th.
Denver DJ/Producer duo Dragon and Jontron are back at it again with another buzzing electro track that will most assuredly get dancefloors bouncing and moving. This time around the two have entered the Discovery Project for a shot to play at Nocturnal Wonderland later this month. Aside from creating a 30-minute mix, they also had to remix Eva Simons‘ “Renegade”.
The original track by the Dutch Diva vocalist is more of a dub-styled banger, but Dragon and Jontron have picked it apart and put it back together as a solid electro house tune. Give it a listen, and give the boys a shout out on Facebook.
Eva Simons Renegade (Dragon & Jontrons Discovery Project Remix)
Chicago-based trio Krewella‘s “One Minute” is chock full of huge bass, a commanding female vocal and a frantic energy that can only be described as infectious but firmly rooted in dubstep foundations. Of course Protohype comes along and infuses it with a little trap bounce and makes it even more hectic, adding several layers of grime and vocal stylings. Basically this remix is nothing short of an artfully aggressive auditory assault. Oh, and it’s free! Enjoy, ninjas.
The corky Bay Area native, Kreayshawn, burst onto the hip-hop scene with her massive single “Gucci Gucci” back in 2011. Since then, she has expanded her following and received cosigns from a variety of artists all the while continuing her strange, entertaining evolution. With a stream-of-consciousness flow and a truly creative style, Kreayshawn is sure to catch your attention at the very least.
On her most recent single, Kreay teams up with super-producer Diplo and New Orleans bounce music mainstay Sissy Nobby for a track worthy of its name. Diplo, who has a history of spotting talent, creates a bouncy, bass-injected instrumental and gets behind the mic for a warped, but addictive, chorus. Kreay delivers with her signature steez and Sissy gives us a taste of her unique vocals as well. Stream this high-energy cut below, shake your rompus and look out for Kreayshawn’s debut album, Something About Kreay, out September 18th via Columbia Records.