Now when you’re dealing with Marvin Gaye, there’s only one way you can go: soulful. From the very beginning of Autograf’s newest remix, you can hear a deep, soulful, late-night vibe that sucks you in with its erie waxing and waning sounds. For being newcomers, Autograf has certainly burst onto the scene quickly. The first remix of theirs that we took notice of was their take on Amtrac‘s “Walkin’” which came out only a matter of weeks ago and has already managed to rack up close to 100K plays on SoundCloud. This “Grapevine” remix is only the third track uploaded to their SoundCloud and has already done the rounds in a fraction of the time, nearing 100K plays in just the last week since its release. Autograf appears to be a bit of an enigma currently, as there is little to point to who is behind this the productions through their various social media channels, but mystery is never a bad thing. Grab the free download below and keep an eye out for more from Autograf.
Today young producer Kygo has blessed us with a gorgeous tropical themed deep house remix of Marvin Gaye’s mood setting classic, Sexual Healing. Coming from Norway Kygo has recently been reaching the top of charts around the web and his summer vibes are more then welcome as winter has definitely set in here in Colorado. As the banger becomes a thing of the past, one can only hope that these soul inspired vibes continue to appear and the deep house movement continues to grow. Maintaining the original songs structure for the most part Kygo adds a great island like feel which is complimented by well placed percussion. We don’t have too much info on the 22 year old Norwegian producer, but we are definitely fans so check out his Soundcloud for yourself for more great remixes and free music!
Rarely do I find a producer that stops me in my tracks, makes me listen to his entire Soundcloud catalog, and has me calling my friends to express my excitement. DJ Ingwell has done all of this and more, blowing my mind as every track I find from him complex and exhilarating. With a long history of DJing in the hip hop community, Ingwell has successfully transitioned into the electronic community with his ability to cleverly blend his hip hop roots with trap, house, 90′s ganster rap, and even some 80′s beats. Working from the underground clubs in his hometown of LA to recently getting gigs in the swanky nightclubs of Las Vegas, it is only a matter of time before Ingwell blows up on the mainstage. So you might as well start listening now..
Sampling from Jay-Z‘s Ignorant Shit off the highly acclaimed “American Ganster” album, a heavy dose of spiked up trap slams you between the jigga man telling bitches to get off him. I said biiitch!!
Next up we have what Ingwell describes a “soulful ballad for lover boys of trap”. This edit of Martin Solveig‘s widely remixed We Own The Night might just might top the list with his upbeat clap that takes you right into the clouds.
Finally, some Marvin Gaye to help you seal the deal and Get It On! Ingwell brings it way back with this rendition of the legendary track that will be a crowd pleaser for a packed house or even better yet, a one on one with that special someone!
Our boy Liam Dirlam, aka VOODOO FARM, is back at it again – this time in the form of a four-song EP titled Hitsville U.S.A. Upon searching the term ‘Hitsville USA’ – I discovered it was the nickname given to Motown’s first headquarters in Detroit starting in 1959. For those of you candy ravers not familiar with Motown, it was a record label that saw mainstream success in the 1960s and 1970s, home to artists who wrote and performed Soul/R&B music; between 1961 and 1971 the label gave birth to 110 top-ten hits. It’s easy to see why Liam named his newest EP after one of the biggest Soul labels to ever exist: there ain’t no shortage of Soul sounds and samples in his tracks!
VOODOO FARM prides himself on a style of music he calls Moombahglitchtrohop. The first record of Liam’s I heard was his remix of Marvin Gaye’s “Grapevine” which we posted back in August of 2011. Since then I’ve had the pleasure of seeing him perform live (kills it) as well as listen to his consistently hyphy original tracks and remixes. If I had heard the Hitsville EP without having known who produced it, I would have thought a member of the Pretty Lights Music family put it out – maybe Gramatik or Griz, and “Rain” reminds me of a Paper Diamond track. As I said before, this is a funky and soulful release with three out of the four tracks coming in under 100BPM – that swerve-and-lean swag. “Cocaine” is a great tribute to the legendary Eric Clapton but I bet the guitarist never pictured his song with wobbles the way VOODOO FARM did. And how about that horn section? I thoroughly love each of these tracks and I think the vocal samples work perfectly for this style of music.
If you’ve been a supporter of Liam in the past, continue to do so. And if this is your first time hearing his work, make sure you show him some love over on SoundCloud and Facebook and dig through his crates a little deeper.
Download the full EP for free HERE
Check out the video for “I Don’t Know Why”:
Check out a recap of his performance at Webster Hall NYC:
Thursday night Robotic Pirate Monkey (RPM), VOODOO FARM, and Richard Fraioli will be tearing up the Middle East basement in Cambridge Massachusetts as part of their Northeast tour. Thanks to promoters The Royal Edge Experience (T.R.E.E.), there will be a massive light show to go along with the hard beats and deafening drops only these guys can bring to you. For your chance to win FREE tickets, Like MMIBTY on Facebook and fill out the form – winner will be selected at random tomorrow.
Headliner RPM is a trio of bass music producers and DJs by the names of Matt Berryhill, Matt Flesher, and Andrew Hathaway, otherwise known on SoundCloud as Captain FlesheHathaBerry. The crew hails from Boulder, Colorado and began producing tracks in the Spring of 2010. Since that time they’ve managed to rack up a huge following and just under 10,000 fans on Facebook. According to The Untz, “Robotic Pirate Monkey in its truest essence is the holy trinity of electronic music. Their robotic nature of using computers to their fullest musical potential, combined with their ruthless habit of pirating and manipulating musical samples as they see fit creates an atmosphere where “monkeying around” seems to be the only appropriate behavior.” Since their foundation they have “put every waking effort into bringing people the music that makes them go bananas“.
VOODOO FARM is the music project of NYC-based DJ/producer/filmmaker Liam Dirlam. By infusing sounds of Electro House/Dubstep/Glitch-Hop/Moomba, and releasing self-made music videos for each track, VOODOO FARM sets himself apart both musically and visually. If you’ve read this blog over the past year, you know that VOODOO FARM is one of our favorites and we even selected his remix of Marvin Gaye’s “Grapevine” as one of the Top-20 remixes of 2011. After seeing him in Rhode Island in front of a PACKED house, we quickly realized Liam can THROW DOWN. If your body isn’t moving during his set you may want to go to the hospital because you are probably pulse-less. VOODOO FARM’s debut album “The Weird Circle EP” is slated to drop this month.
What’s so special about remixes? Well, everything. As music connoisseurs, there is nothing more interesting than hearing a song that you already know being taken to new heights. As musicians, remixing another’s song is one of the highest forms of respect you can pay to a fellow artist. Remixes give producers the chance to take what they liked about a song and make it better, change what they didn’t like about it, or completely throw away most of the original to only to make it their own. Some remixes crash and burn as they remain outshined by the original (i.e. almost every “Levels” remix) and others replace the original as the definitive mix to know (i.e. any of the songs below). No matter how you look at it, remixes are some of the most popular to produce and tend to be the most sought after amongst the EDM community.
This category is a list of the remixes that made the biggest impact to us over the past year as music bloggers, as music lovers, as show junkies and as mix masters. These are not just good songs that happen to be remixes. These songs were chosen because they happen to be an amazing interpretation that improved or made different the original. Most of these remixes exemplify everything a good remix should be: they include just enough of the original to make you know what you’re listening to but contributes a whole new dimension of awesomeness. You should recognize a couple…
- Deadmau5 – Raise Your Weapon (Madeon Remix)
- Flight Facilities – Crave You (Adventure Club Dubstep Remix)
- Daft Punk – Aerodynamic (Specimen A & James D’ley Re-fix)
- Skrillex – Drop Dead (Blende Remix)
- Bingo Players – Cry (Just a Little) [Kids at the Bar Bootleg]
- Marvin Gaye – Grapevine (Voodoo Farm Remix)
- Grant Smillie ft. Zoe Badwi – Carry Me Home (Tommy Trash Remix)
- Kaskade – Eyes (Mistermike Remix)
- Steve Aoki – Earthquakey People (Dillon Francis Remix)
- Deadmau5 – Strobe (Special Features Remix)
- Katy Perry – E.T. (Black Matter Remix)
- Chase & Status – Time (Karetus Remix)
- The Heavy – How You Like Me Now (Wick-it Moombahton Remix)
- Zedd – Shave It (Kaskade Remix)
- Green Velvet – Flash (Nicky Romero Remix)
- Lucky Date – Hos and Discos (Space Laces Remix)
- Nero – Guilt (DallasK Remix)
- Swedish House Mafia – Save the Word (Zedd Remix)
- Fatboy Slim – Ya Mama (Push the Tempo) (Moguai Remix)
- Wynter Gordon – Dirty Talk (Laidback Luke Remix)
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