This February, Afrojack released “As Your Friend” with Chris Brown, officially marking the road to his debut album and staking his claim in 2013. The record has since hit number one on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart and snippets of remixes have hit the Internet. Today, however, Afrojack has officially released the remix package for his lead single, going in-house and handing remix duties to his own squad.
Wall artists and Jacked residents such as Sidney Samson, Bobby Burns, and co-producer of the original Leroy Styles all take their hand at “As Your Friend,” along with Nause, Danny Howard, and newcomer D-wayne. Jump below the break to listen to “As Your Friend” in its newest versions and keep an eye out for new Afrojack music on the horizon.
Stockholm’s Nause have left few stones unturned amid their global overhaul. With remixes for Kaskade and Eric Turner already behind them, the Scandinavian fast-risers turn their creative yarns to Afrojack’s commercial outing “As Your Friend” to extend their melodic guise to pastures pop heavy. Whichever way you spin it, the vocal assets of Chris Brown were never an ideal asset to maintain. The sugary pop hallmarks remain, but the duo proves up to the task of driving quality peak time sensibilities into the track for yet another finely tuned and melodically refined offering to their well-ornamented trophy cabinet for 2013. This is out May 31st.
We’ve been hearing whispers Morten Breum‘s big new track “Larva” since about March, but the Danish superstar DJ is finally sharing the love. The preview we have for you below is the instrumental, but the full release includes the extended mix with Swedish twins Rebecca & Fiona — well-known for their work with Kaskade on “Turn It Down” and a number of Adrian Lux tracks — on vocals.
Breum avoids gimmicky big room tricks on this track, giving us not only that recognizable top line melody, but also shaking in tightly produced breaks and bridges to make it feel like a real song. Nause, the young duo also straight out of Scandanavia, does not divert too far from the feel of Breum’s original but by reworking the distinct melody into an even bigger room sound make the track their own. Check out the original’s preview and the full stream of Nause’s remix after the break.
Jacob Criborn and Leonard Scheja (aka Nause), are a fairly underrated tag-team of unsurprisingly talented Swedes. Quick recap – earlier this year one of our favorites, John Dahlback, cleverly released Nause’s magnificent track “Made Of” on Mutant records, which did not get as much attention as it deserved. However, the track went on to be brilliantly remixed by Chuckie and Dahlback. Nause has now remixed Kwan Hendry’s “Don’t Give Up,” as they perfectly incorporate SoulCreams stimulating vocals, and add catchy melodic electro synths. This is just one of those feel good tracks that when played (the louder the better), evokes so many happy emotions and memories. The Swedes never disappoint with their progressive gems. Be sure to keep an eye out for these guys as their next big release is their remix to Kaskade’s “Turn It Down.”
BONUS: Here is a much HARDER edit to the track by another awesome Swedish Duo – Darwin & Backwall. They offer a progressive remix, which has a noticeably powerful drop of bass lines similar to Dada Life’s heavy drops, and addicting complementary drums that are very similar to Dahlback’s drum sound.
Via: Facebook (Nause)