In Time (ft. Belle Doron)
Clean and crisp are the first words that come to mind when listening to DROELOE’S latest release, “In Time.” Not only does this describe the production, but vocals from Belle Doron deserve the same adjectives to be applied. Though the lyrics remain simple they guide you through an intrinsic pairing of sounds that leave the listener to experience everything from intense emotion, climactic synth laden lines, hip-hop beats and can’t be missed bass. A beyond impressive track for DROELOE leaving us excited for more.
When we were first working on the instrumental we had an idea of how the song was going to sound, but we weren’t sure about the specific feelings we were trying to convey. Then, Bella sent us her vocals and we were absolutely blown away by her emotion and lyrics. We instantly knew that the track was going to carry a sense of ‘reminiscing of the past’ and that’s how “In Time” was born.
Even better, the track is available to stream or download, for free, here.
Miami’s own MARCI brings the sounds of his hometown to the table by way of his Favela Deco EP. The project, complete with six tracks, is one of the coolest baile funk collections we’ve heard in a long time.
MARCI puts his own spin on the style, while also delivering an array of sounds throughout the EP. There’s no point in time where things get drab. Favela Deco is strong through and through. Favorites on the EP include the title track that starts things off, as well as the club-centric “ADJ.” MARCI can make 2017 his year if he keeps putting out tunes like this. We look forward to seeing that happening. For now, fans can enjoy this free EP.
We’re already seeing as many “Bad and Boujee” remixes as we can handle and it won’t stop anytime soon. However, there is one particular remix that has stuck out to us from three acts. The esteemed R3HAB came together with the up and coming No Riddim & it’s different to take on Donald Glover’s favorite tune.
They keep the trap vibe, but bring in some heavier sensibilities for a true festival masterpiece. It has some characteristics of the more simplistic vibe of the likes of Flosstradamus, but incorporates the hybrid style of more intriguing producers. We have no doubt this one will be played out live by DJs all over the world for some time to come. When everyone is desperately releasing remixes for a hype track, sometimes the result is a bit lacking. That’s not the case here, as all three acts bring their A game.
Electric Relaxation (T4PES X Nick AM Edit)
Remixing A Tribe Called Quest is a tall order. You’ll need to bring your best, but as it turns out, Nick AM and T4PES did exactly that. These two managed to flip a hip-hop classic into a bounce-riddled house tune that would be difficult to distinguish from a KAYTRANADA edit. It feels like a completely natural progression, doesn’t overshadow the original, and maintains the funk that ATCQ has been priding themselves on for just about three decades now. Some may be hesitant about remixing staples such as this, but there’s no need to sweat because this duo simply smashed it. Enjoy a free download, get grooving immediately, and as always, RIP Phife.
Whethan VS Oliver Tree
All You Ever Talk About
Whethan and Oliver Tree may have only put out two songs together so far, but they already are demonstrating a calculated approach to crafting insanely catchy pop music. “When I’m Down” marked a deviation from Whethan’s usual sound, and the inclusion of Oliver Tree is what really brought the entire song over the top. Their newest effort pulls back the reins on Tree’s vocals as he focuses more on a co-production role, and “All You Ever Talk About” leans more toward a full-bodied electronic tune than a pop record as a result.
Their distinct collaborative sound still shines through, so it goes without saying that this is yet another earworm from the intriguing duo. We’ve got another free download on our hands, so be sure to grab that and support these guys in any method you can. You’ll be hearing more from them in the future without a doubt.
Our City (feat. Emilie Adams)
If you call yourself a music lover but you’re not paying attention to what’s coming out of Norway, then you’re doing yourself a disservice. A few days ago, Warner Music put out a superb single from the duo TRXD called “Our City” that features the vocalist Emilie Adams.
Strong vocal-centric works with chops are hot right now. They always have been, but when mixed into a a future-tinged, downtempo creation, the result is a massive amount of fans eating it up like crazy. We can’t even hate, because we’re eating this one up like there’s no tomorrow. Together these three talents are kicking off 2017 in a big way with this one. Don’t be surprised if it makes its way across the pond into the United States. If you’re looking to save it to Spotify or buy it on iTunes, you can head over to the service host page to do as you please!
Armada Music gets behind a lot of great projects and what we have for you today is one of them. Two Friends and Exit Friendzone put together an impressive remix pack for their single “Overdose.” The EP includes four remixes that utilize the original vocal from Natalola while doing justice to the full first release.
The project starts off with CRWNS, whose vibey future take on “Overdose” is a strong beginning step for the EP. Secondly, Sokko kicks things into a slightly different gear with a light-hearted breakbeat jam. And it is a jam. We knew we were getting into something good when we saw Jameston Thieves on the list. His remix is the most unique and energetic on the project; a standout as usual. Lastly, the talented Jinco closes it out with a trappy, future blend that has a lot of appeal to a wide audience. Want a copy of these remixes? Head over to the digital store of your choice.