While the Coyote Kisses Cover won the community pick for the Beatport Play remix contest of Seven Lions‘ ”Days to Come,“ it was AU5 & I.Y.F.F.E. who took the overall honors for best remix. Hand-selected for the grand prize by Seven Lions himself, AU5 & I.Y.F.F.E.’s remix of “Days to Come” is a heavier drumstep take on Jeff Montalvo’s dreamy dubstep single. Completely reworking the melody and increasing the tempo to a more invigorating pace, AU5 & I.Y.F.F.E.’s take on “Days to Come” is menacing yet melodic. Those with an appetite for adrenaline will enjoy this rendition. Pick up the recently released OWSLA-sponsored remix on Beatport today.
Critically acclaimed singer Dido has been a UK treasure ever since her debut album No Angel, featuring her famous single “Thank You.” The release of her newest single, “No Freedom,” will be accompanied by a remix from equally-renowned house legend Benny Benassi. Judging by the recently released preview, Benny’s remix is shaping up to be quite momentous. Wielding a slow and sensuous build up in classic romantic-Benassi fashion, the remix picks up the tempo before unleashing some serious electro house. Check out Benny Benassi’s remix of “No Freedom” below, which will be released on RCA on February 24th.Posted by
Earlier this week, dirty south producers Heroes x Villains released their ultra-smooth remix of Major Lazer‘s 2012 rager “Jah No Partial” featuring Flux Pavilion. Still maintaining the original’s sultry vibe and addictive vocal sample, the dynamic duo of Daniel Disaster and Pete Heartless have infused the Mad Decent track with a combination of vicious synths and heavy snare that have given it a complete facelift — transforming the popular single from a mere “dope hit” into a certifiable “trap star.” With its fluid rhythm and undeniable sensuality, we dare you to push play just once and not keep this track on permanent repeat.Posted by
After lending their soulful touch to Inner Life’s classic “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” in November, San Francisco funk house outfit Whitenoize have outdone themselves with their first release of the new year. The latest installment of the duo’s remix series for Salsoul Records finds them transforming a classic Salsoul Orchestra track into a full-fledged disco house dance-floor-filler. Bombastic percussion and ebullient 70s synths blend seamlessly beneath a throbbing funk bass that renders the disco ball cover art entirely appropriate. Catch the Ultra Records release on Beatport today.
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While the French DJ group known as Birdy Nam Nam gained notoriety in the early 2000s by winning the DMC World Team Championships, 2012 saw the four-man DJ outlet achieve international recognition with the release of their Jaded Future EP on OWSLA. After playing shows in North America on the OWSLA tour, Birdy Nam Nam have returned to Skrillex’s burgeoning imprint with a brand new EP entitled Defiant Order.
Consisting of Birdy Nam Nam’s original “Defiant Order” and four genre-bending remixes, Defiant Order is a futuristic and experimental EP. “Defiant Order” itself is conspicuously French, with electro and glitch hop elements. Fellow Frenchman Breakbot provides a deft midtempo rendition, while UZ (who many suspect to be French) puts an intoxicating trap spin on the original. Craze begins by accentuating the hip hop elements of “Defiant Order,” though his remix is quickly consumed by future bass rhythms. Finally, Block Beattaz round out the EP with a deep 140 bpm remix.
Click past the break to listen to the remixes in their entirety.
Birdy Nam Nam – Defiant Order
We’ve always enjoyed house music that incorporates the Killers. Whether it be Pierce Fulton’s blissful take on “Runaways,” or Hardwell’s mashup of Alesso’s “Silenced By the Night” and “Mr. Brightside,” Brandon Flower’s voice is more than ideal for progressive house productions. Taking on the second single off the Killers’ recent Battle Born LP, Project 46 provide a deliciously dark remix of “Miss Atomic Bomb.” Straying from their usual blend of uplifting, chord-driven drops, Project 46 deliver a bulkier progressive house output. It might just be our favorite work from the Canadian duo yet. If you enjoy the remix, pick it up for free from SoundCloud.
Bonus: Felix Cartal dropped a free remix of “Miss Atomic Bomb” about a week ago. Click past the break to hear his rendition.
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’s SMM features everything from deep house, to nu-disco, to some classic Chemical Brothers. Them Jeans drop a blissful remix to Flight Facilities’ “Clair de Lune,” while Dennis Rivera and Monsieur Adi provide some infectious remixes to “Awake” and “Pompeii.” Jean Tonique takes on the Kooks, while we revisit the Chemical Brothers’ enchanting 1997 original “Where Do I Begin.”
If you missed any of DA‘s more mellow posts from the week, make sure to check out Duke Dumont’s nu-disco original “Need U (100%),” Amtrac’s funky spin on Alex Metric’s “Rave Weapon,” T.E.E.D.’s deep take on Foals’ “My Number,” and Four Tet’s free 0181 LP. For five tracks to lift your spirit from the debilitating effects of a well-spent weekend, click past the break.
Bassnectar closed out 2012 by playing a sold out headlining show in Nashville on a 360-degree rotating stage. As the NYE countdown entranced what we can only imagine to be crowd of frolicking, frenetic, all-around outrageous bass heads, Bassnectar dropped this massive remix of Underworld’s famed 1993 hit “Rez.”
Remixing one of dance music’s biggest pioneers is a daunting task, but Bassnectar’s abilities live up to the challenge. His remix of “Rez” is everything we love about the bass music virtuoso: titanic bass that aptly balances melody with sheer mass. The fact that Lorin chose this as his song to usher in the new year speaks volumes for the credentials of this remix, but if you need any more proof, listen to the track for yourself below. Bassnectar’s remix of “Rez” will officially be released by Om Records on February 12th.Posted by
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.”
The multi-faceted Orlando Higginbottom, better known as Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (T.E.E.D), doesn’t fall into expectations easily. His originals and remixes span a multitude of genres, from indie dance to drum and bass; his Essential Mix from last year further exhibits his dexterity. Today he uploaded his own fresh take on Foals’ indie track, “My Number.” Lifting a few lines off the normally funky chorus, T.E.E.D layers the newly ethereal vocals over his echoey deep house production. Stream the remix below and watch for the release soon.Posted by