Fast rising Dutch producers Firebeatz have a huge surprise in store for us today (that is the beatport store). Already releasing great tracks on some of the biggest labels (Records, Size, Defected, Ultra and Dirty Dutch), the young duo teamed up Schella to drop “Dear New York”, a thrilling Beastie Boys-sampled electro house with an aggressive and refreshing bassline.
Experimental producer, Flying Lotus, took to Twitter a few days ago to release his unfinished, innovative take on Frank Ocean‘s already awesome “Thinkin Bout You.” With sped up vocals and a soothing beat, the L.A. based artist manages to keep the corky, soulful feel of the original track all the while inducing a steady head not.
Stream this relaxing and captivating remix below and look out for Flying Lotus’s upcoming album, Until The Quiet Ends, due out on October 2nd.
Flying lotus Binge Eating Without You (unfinished)
Cascine Records, which is based in New York and London, specializes in chill experimental pop and is the reason we’ve been graced with the music of artists like Chad Valley, Jensen Sportag, World Tour, and Southern Shores. Just this past week, our Cascine friends celebrated their second birthday and to mark the special occasion, they released a compilation of “standout” tracks from the last two years. Below are a few of them. Independent labels help keep music alive, so make sure to show them some love! You can stream the whole standouts collection here and you can also purchase it on Beatport here.
Pogo, the producer responsible for delivering some of the most beautiful mashups of popular movies like Alice in Wonderland and Snow White has done something completely unexpected. Gone dubstep. Bringing an aggression to the dark tales of Scooby Doo, Pogo mashes together popular sound clips from the beloved cartoon. While it does not quite overshadow his previous work, Scoobystep is a definite welcome for a quick comic relief this Sunday morning.
Weekdays are for grinding, Saturdays are for raging, and Sundays were made to just sit back and chill. There couldn’t be a simpler recipe to life than that, and there couldn’t be a simpler way to assemble a perfect Sunday playlist than the second instalment of the Chill Dojo. Following up on the standard set by the inaugural edition, another host of pleasant tunes await for all those who have waited all week for some serious downtime.
Shook again features amongst the standout tracks for this dojo with the recent release of his remix for jazz/soul singer Rhian Benson. The smooth lyrics are complemented beautifully by the production here, and there’s no doubt that Shook will be a prominent name in future chill collections. Major Lazer’s ‘Get Free’ already defines serenity when it comes to music, and the original is pretty close to untouchable where remixes are concerned. Nevertheless, Puerto Rican producer Mendez has managed to craft a stunning rework which brings a little more danceability while still retaining all the elements that make the original perfect. Finally, to mix in a bit of bass to your chill experience, Cry Wolf offer us a remix of ‘Ballad Of Broken Birdie Records’ that could well be the soundtrack to your dreams tonight. Have a peek at the video of the live edit to be further amazed at the quality of the production behind this one. In addition to that, there are plenty of soulful tunes to be discovered here, both old and new, so kick back and enjoy. As always, don’t be afraid to follow those links to what may just reveal a free download. Peace out.
Liquid Step, WTF is that? Well just listen and you’ll see, but it’s pretty much Love Step or Chill Step, but in Liquid form of course. Draper absolutely murders this ultra sexy remix of Ellie Goulding‘s indie anthem “Hanging On”. Adding some subtle but still very impressive wobbles that enhance this melodic track in all the right ways. This track wouldn’t be complete without some epic vocal work, and it features some flawless splicing at all the right times. This a collab I could only dream about until now, so all we need is for Adventure Club to remix this track and then my life will officially be complete. Cheers.
Yes you read correctly, this is Florence minus The Machine and Calvin Harris on the same track. Who said summer was over, because I’m pretty sure these two had other plans. They deliver quite possibly my favorite track from Calvin Harris ever, and with an unexpected collab. Featuring an infectious melody that mixes perfectly with the empowering vocals of Florence Welch. This chick has got it all featuring a wide range of vocal work that is sure to get stuck in your head upon first listen. I have a feeling that when Calvin remixed Florence’s track “Spectrum”, they realized the collab had to happen again. Not much more to be said about this incredible anthem, so just enjoy the rest of the weekend and rage to this. Cheers.