Back in January, Duke Dumont dropped “Need U (100%)” on Blasé Boys Club, and now the groovy, deep disco track has gotten the Skream treatment. Just what the “Skream treatment” entails has come to change over the past few months. After going back-to-back with Disclosure in the Boiler Room, releasing the soulful Kreepin’, and recently previewing his newest house original “Bang That,” we are witnessing the dawning of a new Skream. His take on Duke Dumont’s “Need U (100%)” is a resplendent and genial house remix on the cheerful vocal track: a dazzling declaration of his new direction. Skream’s remix of “Need U (100%)” will be released on March 31st.Posted by
The dust has hardly settled on Arty’s latest release, “Together We Are,” but its remixes have already begun buzzing. First comes a bulky rendition from blazing-hot dub-trio, The M Machine, who has recently dropped the second installment of their Metropolis EP and a remix for Bruno Mars’s “Locked Out Of Heaven.” The alluring vocal from Chris James isn’t going anywhere, but Arty’s elegant composition becomes chopped, distorted and flipped on its head for this unique remix.
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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.Posted by
Nari & Milani’s ”Atom” may have been released nearly a year ago, but its rattling drop still pervades the dusky atmosphere of after-hour night clubs and festivals alike. While countless previous anthems have been turned over into sprawling trap renditions with varying results, dubstep producers Spenca and AFK’s transformation of “Atom” is one of the best. The collaborators manage to not only preserve the clacking intensity of the drop, but somehow amplify its subsonic magnitude to a new level. With an expedited breakdown and alternating drops, Spenca and AFK’s trap remix may just re-inspire your infatuation with “Atom.”
Always one to go big or go home, Steve Aoki is back this week with another extra large remix package. Wonderland’s “Come With Me (Deadmeat),” featuring Polina, was given the remix treatment this time around, with six new spins on the vocally-pleasing electro house tune. With remixes that ranged from dubstep to progressive house from Deorro, Doorly, Jidax, Lazy Rich, Pierce Fulton and ArkAngel, it was Pierce Fulton’s dub remix that took the cake. Keeping just the song’s namesake lyric while stripping away nearly everything else, Fulton utilized an easy rolling beat, an expansive bassline and an unexpected ‘ding!’ to give the track a completely new vibe. Listen below and head over to Beatport to check out the other remixes that made the cut.
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As what already promises to be a huge year for trance continues, this week lips from the genre’s past puckered up again. Released on Magik Muzik is a three-track remix EP of Allure’s 2011 “No Goodbyes,” a release that revived the Allure project and revealed that Tiësto had passed the live torch. Now revisited by Britain’s revered Lange and Germany’s Tom Cloud, the track has been reimagined and revitalized, from it’s more progressive extended mix to Lange’s darker, more urgent take to Tom Cloud’s bouncing melody-driven intepretation. Though there’s no word yet on what Allure is currently up to, the “No Goodbyes” remix package has once again piqued our interest in the enigmatic project.
As Armin van Buuren continues to bring the official ASOT 600 anthem live to fans around the world, fans at home now have an opportunity to experience “The Expedition” in four new ways. Released this week on Armada’s A State of Trance label is the official remix EP for Armin and Markus Schulz’s modern trance anthem. With remixes from Norway’s Ørjan Nilsen, Poland’s Indecent Noise, Columbia’s KhoMha and Moldovian producer Andrew Rayel, the tracks range from progressive house to instrumental classic trance to unrelenting progressive trance. By featuring the sounds and stylings of the new generation of producers, “The Expedition” remixes serve to celebrate where trance is going as ASOT 600 celebrates where it has been. Click past the break to hear “The Expedition” re-imagined.
We were admittedly a bit surprised last week when Zedd’s Clarity EP was released featuring only a select few of the anticipated remixes. Thankfully, as we later learned, the renditions by Tiësto, Brillz, and Style of Eye constituted only the iTunes segment of the official remixes. Today, Zedd and Interscope Records have released the official Beatport edition of the Clarity EP, boasting 10 productions from talented producers such as Funkagenda, Headhunterz, Felix Cartel, Torro Torro, Swanky Tunes and more. While Brillz’s take stole the spotlight on part one, click past the break to find out which remixes excelled above the rest in this colossal remix package.
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.
Tiësto’s ”Chasing Summers” debuted back in March and went on to be arguably his biggest track of the year. The airy ascending build up and barking acid-tinged drop proved to be an exemplary opener for Tijs. Many months later, the first official preview for R3hab and Quintino‘s remix has been released. Working off a similar formula to tracks like “Atom” and Jewelz and Scott Sparks’ “Flashbang,” R3hab and Quintino’s rendition presents a trembling, simplified drop with focused percussion work. While it may not have the same bite as the original, the influence remains clear in the minimalism of the drop. The remix will be released on March 5th on Musical Freedom.Posted by