It took me an unusually long time this evening to find something that I wanted to post, but when I landed on it, I knew it immediately. Kastle knocks it out the park with his latest “Anything’s Possible.” The original track, out now for a limited free download on Kastle’s Soundcloud, is an amazing combination of well-constructed melodies and basslines which, in collaboration with Lotti, who provides a powerful vocal line, combine for an expert production. The sound design stands out on much of Kastle’s work throughout his many remixes and original work. Definitely feeling the vibes on this one, Kastle. Pick up the free download while its still available!
Ellie Goulding‘s voice will always have a spot in my heart as one of my favorite vocalists in the electronic game right now and I think most everyone would agree that it started a long time ago with Bassnectar‘s amazing remix of her song “Lights”. I have both of her albums, have enjoyed them on many occasions and am completely unashamed to say so. She’s worked with producers such as Calvin Harris and Madeon on her tracks, so it doesn’t come as a huge surprise that her ‘remix album’ would feature more of our favorite producers like Amtrac and Star Slinger. The remix album, being offered as a collaboration with Interscope in mixed format through Nike’s website, features 45 minutes back-to-back of some extremely creative takes of cuts off of Goulding’s latest LP Halcyon. Amtrac’s take (direct SC link) is typically all over the map and eclectic, providing several warm sounds from deep house to light trap to wobbles, all within the scope of one 7-minute remix. Star Slinger, generally known for his more downtempo, R&B-flavored offerings, gives us a surprising house remix of Ellie’s “Don’t Say A Word” (direct SC link). Remixes from Kastle, Birdy Nam Nam, Special Features and others round out the remainder of the mix and you can find the full tracklist after the jump. Download the mixtape for free HERE.
Hey! Louis La Roche also wanted to leave his disco mark on an Ellie track and dropped a free remix through his SoundCloud the other day. Pick it up below.
The DJ and producer born Ashley Jones has made a career living up to his moniker. Time and time again Treasure Fingers has delighted us with groovy, funky house whether it be through his podcast, live sets or original tracks like Rooftop Revival. The exploding Scion A/V Studios released the original track bundled with an all star lineup of remixes including Bro Safari (Disco Dub), Computer Club (Electro House), Deep Future (Italo House), and Kastle (Down Tempo Disco). Right in time for the heat wave that is sweeping through the states in March, Rooftop Revival gives us all a reason to kick back and open up that first Corona of the summer!
Download the whole thing for free on Scion A/V’s Website here.
Sunday night at Higher Ground got a little rowdy to say the least, Sleepyhead kicked it off for us with a seemingly laid back set. The mellowness was pretty short-lived though after Sleepyhead it was time for M Machine, now I was aware these guys could bring the noise but I wasn’t aware until this duo stepped on stage that M Machine is most definitely on the come up. Check out their Soundcloud if you know whats good for you. Then it was time for Mimosa, returning to Burlington once again with a brand new set, completely different from his April show. We were lucky enough to sit down with Tigran Mimosa himself and ask a few questions:
MMIBTY: I remember it was just last April you were here in Burlington with Michael Menert and Break Science, you are touring with Sleepyhead and M Machine right now will anyone else be joining you?
Mimosa: Yup, I am on tour right now with Sleepyhead and M Machine we will also be having Vibe Squad, Kastle, and Kraddy joining us I believe.
MMIBTY: Any notable stops coming up?
Mimosa: Chicago stop is sold out at The House of Blues so that should be a huge show.
MMIBTY: We have been hearing a lot of new tracks and sounds coming from you in the past few months can you shed any light on the inspiration behind this?
Mimosa: I guess I moved out to New York and that is where I made the basis of the new album and I was just going to parties out there and hearing music that I wouldn’t usually hear out on the west coast. That’s a big part of it, and definitely being on the east coast is the biggest influence.
MMIBTY: I still definitely get that West Coast feel from some of those new songs.
Mimosa: Absolutely. I will never lose that no matter what. I think you will always be able to hear that influence in my songs.
MMIBTY: Anything else readers here at mmibty.com should know about?
Mimosa: I started a label called False Idol Music, falseidolmusic.com, I have two releases out on it so far and a third one that is coming out soon that I did with Sleepyhead. Also there will be a couple of other releases coming soon with some of my other friends.
MMIBTY: One last question, being huge Moombahton fans that we are here at MMIBTY, do you think we will be hearing anymore from you in the future?
Mimosa: That was a product of just being out on the east coast as I said, it was just another sound I heard out here and just kind of went with. I like the percussive and rhythmic aspect of Moombahton and that is what compelled me to mess around with it. I could definitely see myself doing some more in the future, it’s a cool new sound.
Couple of tracks from Kraddy and VibeSquad to get everyone stoked on the upcoming stops. Along with Sleepyhead, Kastle, and M Machine, these opening acts are not to miss.