When I first got wind of this rework, my brain exploded a little. You see, I’ve covered both Rhye and Ryan Hemsworth extensively here on TMN: the former’s sultry R&B/Sade-like textures make me melt while the latter’s woozy, kinetic productions never seem to let me down. And now you’re telling me that they’ve joined forces and made a glowing, soulful remix of “Open”? The original version was enough to blow my mind. My two-word response: Hell Yes. Listen in via the video above or mp3 stream below.
Over the past few months we’ve showered you with a number of new Shout Out Louds tracks: “Illusions”, “Walking In Your Footsteps”, and “Blue Ice”. Now we’re here to let ya know that the Swedish indie pop group’s entire album, Optica, is available for your streaming pleasure. It officially drops on February 27th via Merge Records.
After spending some time behind the scenes, Scottish singer/songwriter Emeli Sande has been making her name in the mainstream industry with her critically debut Our Version of Events. Now crossing over into international success, she pairs with Compton rap-star Kendrick Lamar for the US release/remix to “Next to Me”. Although a powerful ballad before, the addition of the aggressive and gritty two verses from the West coast emcee make for an interesting R&B/Hip-Hop collaboration. Hopefully this mix will warrant a lot of new buzz for the overseas star. Take a listen below.
He’s at it again, ladies and gents. The UK’s producer-genius Star Slinger has got his paws all over “Treat Me Like Fire”, the feisty electro-soul track by New York’s own rising duo Lion Babe. If you’ll remember, we were pretty head over heels for it not too long ago and it’s good to see we weren’t the only ones who instantly fell in love. As expected, Slinger puts the energy into overdrive and showers the original with a number of flashy, jumpy effects, turning it into a sultry, club-ready banger. Check out the ‘Bootleg Mix’ below and be sure to keep your eyes on Lion Babe.
Lion Babe Treat Me Like Fire (Star Slinger Bootleg Mix)
Oscar-award winning veteran emcee, Juicy J, is gearing up to put the underscore on his return to the top of the mainstream hip-hop charts with his upcoming album . On his latest single, Juicy enlists The Weeknd cultivating a more laid back, but still hard-hitting, feel. The rising R&B star handles the first couple minutes before the Memphis rapper hops in with his trademarked staggered flow.
“One Of Those Nights” has a cloudy, waviness to it creating a perfect synergy between the sound of both artists. Stream this cut below and look out for Stay Trippy, due out next month.
Get ready for another track that is going to blow up. We recently featured a mind blowing remix of Flume’s collab with Chet Faker ‘Left Alone’ by producer Bobby Tank earlier this month. But it is Jeremy Malvin, better known as Chrome Sparks, that just gave the already rising original a tasteful spin incorporating a soft pulsating bass around sparkles of calmly light electronics. Elevating the vocals to a deeper experimental place, the Michigan producer gives us another reason to love him.
Flume Left Alone ft. Chet Faker (Chrome Sparks Remix)
The New Jersey brothers, Synchronice, are back at it this time with a crazy remix of Helicopter Showdown and MSD’s “Heaven Sent”. The thing Will and James bring to all their remixes is their own touch of sound. They start the song off as if you are floating around in heaven, some soft lyrics mixed with some relaxing melodies. Slowly the beat begins to quicken and you open your eyes to realize heaven looks a lot like a giant show, at 1:08 the devil comes to party and party he does well letting that bass drop. The boys keep the beat radiating before heading back to drift on the clouds of heaven and then at 2:49 devil round two. Oh Jersey dirtys this song is another notch off the old belt for you two. The thing with with Synchronice is, they just keep getting better. The drops keep getting louder, the bass keeps vibrating my eardrums more, and the way they can mix different moods into their songs keeps working to a T. Keep at it you two angels you.
Helicopter Showdown & MSD Heaven Sent (Synchronice Remix)