Remember Volta Bureau‘s “Alley Cat,” the nu disco anthem that stormed to the top of the Beatport Indie chart a couple years back? Its architects have returned from a bit of a hiatus with a brand new remix of a classic house tune in advance of further pending projects. To herald their return, the trio have given Blunted Dummies’ 1993 vintage club track “House 4 All” a modern rework, infusing it with funky arpeggiated synths and patient percussion over a modulated Moog bass. The new take is available on a recently released compilation on Tittsworth and DJ Ayres’ T&A imprint.
Earlier this year, Krewella’s success for their monster hit, “Alive,” was elevated to its highest potential with the steady release of remixes that satisfied every and all music palates. Their most recent success, “Live for the Night,” will follow in the footsteps of “Alive” and release a remix package that will expand the range of the already upbeat and catchy original. With the likes of W&W and Dash Berlin (who both released theirs on Soundcloud last month), Xilent, Danny Avila & Deniz Koyu, and Pegboard Nerds, their most recent hit will undergo the remix treatment and broaden the reach of this Chicago trio.
As a little preview to the full compilation, the trio debuted the Pegboard Nerds remix of their track. Most fans will already be familiar with the Nerds – they have been a consistent force in the trio’s remixes and, most recently, their “This is Not The End” off of Get Wet. This Scandinavian duo reworks the track into hardstyle, which has been a personal favorite style of Krewella as of late. It is jam-packed with speed and high energy, with glimpses of glitch-hop (in true Nerds’ style) and a few dips into trap. It’s a dub-filled treat that will satisfy both Nerd’s fans and the Krew until the full remix package is released on November fifth.
America’s favorite performer, Steve Aoki, cooked up a killer remix of Bonnie McKee’s radio hit, “American Girl,” that’ll bring you right back to the beach parties and bikinis of Summer 2013. Aoki teased us with a two second snippet of the track on his Vine back in August, but now we can hear the whole rendition on his SoundCloud. The Dim Mak founder turns this simple, bubbly pop-song upside down right from the beginning. Starting us off with some key electro-house baselines, fading McKee’s vocals into the beat then adding in some more abrasive synths, he takes the catchy melody and flips it into a club-worthy remix. If you’re not convinced right away, just wait for the drop. It’ll be sure to get you dancing- no, jumping- the first time you hear it.
It’s no secret: anything Maya Jane Coles touches turns into pure deep house bliss. Her latest work is an absorbing take on Rudimental’s recent single “Free,” which features vocals from the lovely Emeli Sandé. In typical MJC fashion, her kick and bass are mixed to a tee, while her percussion is both unique and evolving throughout. Maya makes brilliant work of Sandé’s vocals, looping, chopping, and inserting them at just the right moments. There’s an unparalleled clarity to Maya’s work; it breathes like no other. Her remix of Rudimental’s “Free” will be released on November 18th on the official remix EP.
Philadephia’s Joe Torre, or MitiS, has been turning heads with his elegant and clean approach to dance music. Like all classically trained pianists-turned-producers (see Andrew Bayer, Zedd), MitiS’s dexterous musicianship is keenly evident in all his productions. A master of many genres, Torre is just as likely to produce an engrossing progressive house tune as he is a splendid drum ‘n’ bass track, as is this case with his latest remix of Kicks ‘n’ Licks’ “Own The Night.” Maneuvering through deft drum ‘n’ bass and drumstep sequences, MitiS crafts a remix both sweetly soothing and vigorously upbeat.
Mitis’s “Own The Night” remix will be the first release on Born Records, Torre’s newly announced artist-centric label. Stream the remix exclusively below before its official release tomorrow.
As a thank you to his loyal fans for helping him hit 100,000 likes on Facebook, Clockwork has given away Hardwell’s re-working of “Tremor.” This take amps up the original track and gives it an extra punch, à la Rambo, of Dutch House. The build starts off with more energy making it a less drastic yet pumped up climb, while the drop is still ear-popping. Out of the archives and into the hands of the public as an edit of the now-number one DJ in the world, claim “Tremor” as your own.
Kill Paris is getting into the Halloween spirit with his latest remix release of the beloved Ghostbusters theme song. Corey Baker flies under his alias Kill Paris and has developed a knack for a serious future funky style that is patented throughout all of his originals and one-of-a-kind remixes. Ghostbusters is no exception — as celebration of hitting 100,000 Facebook fans, Kill Paris is giving this remix away for free download on his SoundCloud page.
Cedric Gervais‘s remix of Lana Del Rey’s “Young & Beautiful” has been steadily climbing the Beatport Top 100 list after its release earlier in October. Today, it sits at the number two position and Gervais is encouraging fans to download the tune and get him and Lana to the number one spot. The official video embodies the graceful elegance of the song and features the strikingly beautiful Lana herself, woefully singing her Great Gatsby tune. As the song lifts, gathers, and explodes into a drop, a symphony orchestra helps create the atmosphere that Gervais and Del Rey have created in their epic collaboration.
Australia-based DJ/producer Swick has teamed up with Major Lazer to set free their take on QQ’s “One Drop.” Although the remix is more rapid, funky, and tribal than the original, it maintains the integrity of QQ’s original. Its distorted rhythms, convulsive bass lines, and fleeting nature leave listeners in awe as the masterminds’ approach generates an intense twerk session, to say the least. The track opens up with echoing vocals, much like a story, which becomes increasingly chaotic as it unfolds into a funky, Caribbean-influenced production.
Michael Brun will be capping the end of the month with a brand new remix. For his latest effort, the Haitian producer has infused Tiësto’s summer hit with his own healthy dose of house. Brun’s take is a more mild approach than his recently released Gravity EP, but it’s still permeated with enough big room to stay true to his soothing yet high-powered style. The Dirty South protege manages to give the tune an update, successfully using the original track as a blueprint without losing those echoing vocals. To fall in love with summer all over again, Brun’s “Take Me” remix will be out on October 26th via Musical Freedom Records.