Candidates for the best artist name ever, The Chainsmokers, are back at it with yet another free remix. Taking on the hearts of millions of young women across the country, The Chainsmokers have pumped out a indie house jam originally curated by the very talented ladies of Say Lou Lou. The remix is a life saver to my ears, which are still ringing from the weekend festivities in New York City. While your enjoying it, you might as well head over to their Soundcloud page and download everything you possibly can. They are on the top of my list of acts to catch this summer.
And if you want to get a complete picture of what these guys are up too check out this mix they recently put together. I’m trashing my apartment over it currently.
While my ears still ring from this weekend’s EDC festivities, it is nice to recover with some fresh Snakehips music. It is even better when Snakehips remixes Snakehips. Out of the UK, Snakehips’ music is, at its most basic, experimental hip-hop (their songs are denoted by the famous Mos Def sample) yet experiments with many of the electronic sounds of today, often featuring deep compression sounds mixed with old school drum kits that result in a unique but groovy sound. We’ve featured their terrific Wild Belle remix before and their remix of Bondax‘s “Gold” is, in my opinion, better than the acclaimed original. The latest drop is an extremely limited release edit of their newest single “On & On” and gives the otherwise fairly straightforward R&B song a healthy touch of their signature sound.
I have been following Butch Clancy for a very long time enjoying how he has evolved as a producer. From the days when he was remixing Lynyrd Skynyrd and dropping some extremely heavy dubstep to the present day. As we have seen Butch Clancy mature he has mellowed out the intensity, but still maintains his womping roots as he continues to pump out original work. Playing in small venues to maybe a few hundred in the know will change very soon if he keeps up the pace he’s at. With a fresh remix of Rihanna out only a couple of weeks back, Butch Clancy has already has released a brand new original track. Teaming up with Amy K to create a truly brilliant dubstep track, this song is going into the rotation everywhere immediately.
So I guess I slept on this one. Last night I was listening to the highly underrated podcast Club Sessions with Cato Kand he wrapped up episode 56 with the Cazzette Trap remix of Avicii’s “Alcoholic” (the original was a 2009 release, Cazzette’s remix was released on April 19). Not only that, but Cato K gave a shout out to the city of Boston after everything that has happened here with the Marathon bombings, so you know it was a special moment. I had a little “wait, what?!” moment when I heard that it was Cazzette who had Trapped out “Alcoholic”, which is one of my favorite Avicii songs (produced under the moniker Tim Berg). Originally the Dada Life remix had taken the cake for me, but this Trapleg Mix is causing me to reconsider. I had also been starting to lose faith in Cazzette, wondering if they were taking a turn for the mainstream worst, but I don’t think you can ever produce Trap music and become a dance music sellout (ok, maybe “The Harlem Shake” is the exception to the rule but Baauer will likely never chart on the Top 40 lists again, and you can thank viral YouTube videos for that). I don’t really need to say much more here… if you’re at all familiar with any version of “Alcoholic” and you want a fresh take on it, look no further.
The other song I have for you as part of my Sunday morning haze is the newest remix by New Jersey native Spaveech. I’ve been bringing you his always-on-point remixes for many months now, his previous one being his take on Sander Van Doorn’s “Joyenergizer”. Spaveech always manages to do something special with his remixes: not only does he take House anthems and turn them into thugged-out Trap tunes, but he also adds in elements of other songs. His remix of “Joyenergizer” featured samples of multiple Sander songs beyond “Joyenergizer”, and his remix of todays’ feature “Sunrise” by Tommy Trash & Aston Shuffle contains portions of “Oyster” by Moguai and “Cannonball” by Showtek. There’s even a vocal sample from A-Trak & Tommy Trash’s banger “Tuna Melt”. I really, really like everything about Spaveech’s remix of “Sunrise” and I hope you do too. Make sure to show him some love!
Brooklyn buddies Branchez and Sweater Beats both have a knack for making some very unique beats. Sweater Beats style tends to more closely resembles the sounds we’re typically accustomed to hearing from the likes of Flume and Ta-Ku whereas Branchez has made his name with some inventive trap productions (especially his bootleg of Rihanna’s “Stay”). The latest from Sweater Beats then is fully enhanced by remix duties from one of my favorite up-and-coming producers and the result is nothing short of spectacular. While Branchez doesn’t take the energy much higher than it needs to be for this sort of track, he does some very interesting things with the vocals, chopping them and pitching them throughout the treble range (as you’ll remember from “Stay”) and adds in the appropriate 808′s. To be honest, both versions are spectacular and I think you will agree.