Rudimental’s ”Feel the Love” debuted nearly a year ago as the English electronic band’s biggest single to date. With its jive-worthy instrumentation and raspy vocal track from John Newman, the single displayed a keen R&B overtone, making it a prime candidate for a remix from Kill Paris. The LA producer has preserved the soulful, yearning appeal of the original while cutting the tempo in half for some affable drumstep/glitch hop. Kill Paris’s morphing bass is present throughout, as are his familiar lighthearted melodies. The cheerful remix is out now on Big Beat Records.
Kill Paris has made remarkable progress in the last year. It was just ten months ago that he delivered promising tracks like “Do You Need Someone” and “I Do Love You” to a growing fan base. It was four months ago that he revamped his production with “Baby Come Back” and “Tender Love.” He then made an appearance alongside Dillon Francis on a remix of Monsta, before accompanying Skrillex’s burgeoning imprint on the OWSLA Tour. Today marks his biggest accomplishment yet, as Corey Baker makes his official OWSLA debut with To a New Earth, a nine-track EP consisting of three originals and six remixes from the likes of Griz, K Theory, Candyland, Robert Delong, and Gramatik.
After treating us last week to Griz’s remix of “Slap,” OWSLA has unveiled another remix to Kill Paris’s forthcoming To a New Earth EP. Slovenia’s Gramatik has taken on To a New Earth‘s lead single, and it’s everything you would expect from a combination of his groovy glitch hop stylings with Kill Paris’s soulful bass. Gramatik layers on riff after riff of clean guitar lines, supplementing what we can only assume to be Kill Paris’s jazzy melodies and punchy kicks. The result is an intriguing mix of jam band, glitch hop, and dubstep, coming together seamlessly in an amalgam of blissful bass music. Stay tuned for the full release of To a New Earth on February 26th.
In one of the coolest conspirations of late, glitch-hop/dubstep artist Griz has remixed LA R&B/dubstep producer Kill Paris’s forthcoming track, “Slap Me.” Kill Paris is set to release his debut EP, To a New Earth, on February 26th via OWSLA. The three track EP will feature originals “To a New Earth,” “Slap Me,” and “Catch You,” as well as remixes from Griz, Gramatik, Candyland and more. Ahead of the release, Griz’s remix of “Slap Me” has been aired as a free download. With its funky bassline, retro synths, and high-frequency drop, the combination between Kill Paris and Griz’s styles is a seamless, delightful blend.
With every new release, Kill Paris’s sound gets a little more refined and a lot more awesome. Staying consistent with his remix of Player’s “Baby Come Back,” the LA-native shows his penchant for vintage samples by remixing Anita Ward’s 1979 chart topper “Ring My Bell.”
While his early work was characterized by lighter, feel-good R&B bass music, Kill Paris’s recent productions have shown an unprecedented edge to them. Tracks like “Tender Love” and ” I Love You Lana Del Rey,” for example, maintain a signature soulful backbone while boasting harder, more fulfilling basslines. In the same light, Kill Paris’s new remix of “Ring My Bell” preserves the lulling disco charm of the original while incorporating a mean, sputtering midtempo drop . It’s clear to see why Kill Paris made our list of “Artists to Watch in 2013.”
With the new year comes new talent, new sounds and new mind-blowing tracks. We’ve already got our sights set on Miami Music Week and the slew of huge releases and up-and-coming talent that will define 2013. We’ve been watching these artists over the past year, their outputs have been impressive but their full potential still untapped.
Jump past the break to check out who we are most excited about in 2013.
With every new release, Kill Paris continues to show his potential as one of the freshest new talents in dubstep. His R&B spin on dubstep is absolutely infatuating, and in cases like this, even spiritual. In a tribute to the lovely Lana Del Rey, Kill Paris has releasd “I Love You Lana Del Rey (Where I Left My Heart),” a dreamy drumstep production boasting reverb-laden synths and a catchy high-frequency riff. Though it’s one of the few Kill Paris tracks without a soulful vocal, the instrumental original shifts the spotlight to Kill Paris’s pristine production. Pick up the track for free from SoundCloud.
No Doubt returned in full force in 2012 with their sixth studio album Push and Shove. With production from Diplo and official reworks from some dance music up-and-comers, it seems the quartet is revamping their ska-turned-pop style into something even more dance-worthy.
Now out with their second single “Looking Hot,” the band has enlisted some more notably electronic producers to weigh in on the original. First comes Kill Paris‘ rendition, which adds an electro-driven bass line and bursting guitar riffs. R3hab speeds up the track while incorporating escalating synths and vibrating piano chords to form the standout from the remix compilation. While American-based composer/producer Stephen Hilton finishes the three-track release–keeping the original horns from “Looking Hot” and adding muffled bass beats.
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Today is Thanksgiving. It’s a time to give thanks for good health, good friends, good family, and, of course, good music. We thought we’d take the time to pay tribute to our favorite parts of dance music culture on this day of thanks, not only for the guys who slave over turntables while we get to party, but for the dance music scene in general and its constantly expanding fanbase. This one’s for the EDM acts that put their heart and soul into it, the clubs that go all out every night of the week, and the people who live and breathe house music. It’s the least we can do.
Sunday Morning Medicine is a feature from Dancing Astronaut dedicated to the mellower side of electronic music. We bring you our favorite therapeutic selections — old and new — in an attempt to alleviate the agonizing effects of a long weekend of partying.
This week features recently released tracks from LA-native Sound Remedy and OSWLA’s Dillon Francis and Kill Paris , as well as slightly older releases from drum-and-bass group Dexcell, Pryda Friends-endorsed Fehrplay, and Australian producers ’96 Bulls. If you missed any of DA’s more mellow posts from the week, make sure to check out the full stream of Calvin Harris’s new album 18 Months, Dennis Ferrer’s remix of Nick Curly’s deep house tune “Underground,” and Zimmer’s dreamy, imaginative Desert Drive Mixtape. Click past the break for 5 tracks to get you over your hangover.