Seeing as its been about a year since Bondax dropped their awesome edit of Blackstreet’s legendary RnB groove, I think we were all ready for a new twist on “No Diggity.” Beat Fatigue brings a sound largely unheard of from the Netherlands, ditching the big room and deeper side of things for a funky and soul-inspired style. While this definitely will strike a chord with fans of electro-soul acts like Pretty Lights and Griz, Beat Fatigue’s style brings a unique sound, heavy on the guitar that he records himself and featuring lots of organic instruments, mixed with just the proper amount of bass and glitch (If you know The Floozies, this will be right up your alley). While browsing through Beat Fatigue’s SoundCloud, I found myself jamming out pretty hard to his new EP, only a month old, which certainly deserves some attention. Cop the free download on the “No Diggity” remix below and definitely stay tuned for more from. Mr. Fatigue.
It was over thirty years ago that Carmen Clayton released Time to Move to very little acclaim, but over the years this funk single has continued to reinvent itself. In the modern era, most of us all know this sample from the widely popular NERO track, Must Be A Feeling. As much as we all loved that track, I couldn’t be more excited to showcase MSCLS‘s rendition of Time to Move. Flexing their softer side with this release, the vocals are paired perfectly to a slow moving, classic disco funk theme. While most of MSCLS’s releases have been heavy on the future-bass, this offering shows us his versatility which we will hopefully be hearing more of very soon. MSCLS quickly told THUMP how this track came to fruition.. ”I was just kinda digging around youtube to spark some ideas and ran across the vocal from Carmen Clatyon,” he tells THUMP. “I decided to throw it over the track just to see what it sounded like and then kinda fell in love with it.” Enjoy the free download on this one.
Well I was a pretty big fan of the original track from Goldlink and I am even more excited about the new twisted remix from Lindsay Lowend and Jonah Baseball. Turning up the reverb and including a handful of other intense filters and sounds the duo brings the Goldlink original “Ay Ay” to a state of heavy glitch-hop. Keeping the vibe as fun as the original (see the video below for some next level twerking) the collaboration really delved into their libraries providing a massive amount of sounds all working together to pump this song up. Lindsay Lowend has been dropping some seriously original and exciting bass tracks, and this collaboration with new-comer Jonah Baseball is more of the same progression we have been so stoked on recently.
Austrian house duo FlicFlac is back again with their newest tropical but at the same time deep heartfelt vocal based track. Sticking to their guns Kevin and Max of FlicFlac have again made another gorgeous melodic remix that is sure to give you goosebumps. With bouncy tropical riffs and perfectly placed bits of piano this remix of Follow by Charming Horses featuring Jona Bird just wisps the listener away to the fantasy paradise of your choosing. These guys put out a ton of music so be sure to check out their Soundcloud and Facebook to ensure you don’t miss any releases in the future!
Chris White has had my attention since I began listening to dance music. A staple in growth and cultivation of the scene in the LA area, Chris White has used his moniker Whiiite in every facet of the rise. Whiiite started as a resident at the legendary Control night at Avalon in Hollywood. Booking and DJ’ing was a lot of fun, but soon he began releasing remixes – and that’s when heads started turning. Whiiite has a sound like no other, playing trap before it was cool, and ditching it before the rest of us. Finding a new sound to a finished record can be tough, but one listen to this Lana Del Rey remix and you will hear what I mean. Shades of Cool has more shades and levels than ever before, yet still sounds similar to the sounds of Del Rey. Oh and if you like the artwork be sure to check out Whiiite’s original comic book series that he has paired with his recent EP releases! [Free download via his Soundcloud]
The summer has produced a lot of highlights this far, one of which has been the rise to fame of the 22 year old Norwegian producer that goes simply by, Kygo. Kygo made a splash with his first North American tour which included stops at famous nightclubs like Webster Hall and The Mid in Chi-town as well as festival sets in Colorado and New York. Now headed back over seas, the young gun leaves us a remix before his departure, a tropical reworking of The Weeknd‘s hit single Often. The track is a summer quencher, pumping out vibes from start to finish…. and is available for free via Kygo’s Facebook Page.
Today the youthful spirit has teased some dates for his forthcoming Endless Summer Tour with Thomas Jack and Amtrac, which kicks off Sept 26 in Nashville, TN. Anticipate the full announcement this Wednesday, which will also include dates in Europe.