Krewella have quickly become the mainstage dance act to remix. After the rampant success of “Alive,” the trio’s followup single “Live For The Night” is already looking to make a similarly pandemic impact. While Pete Tong originally premiered W&W’s forthcoming remix of the single, the Dutch duo have uploaded a longer and unobstructed version to their own SoundCloud. With their typical booming kick drum, W&W craft a powerful big room remix equipped with a festive melody and a vocoder.
Dash Berlin has joined in on the fun as well, uploading a a softer, more emotive take on the pop-dance single. If “Alive” was anything to go by, you can expect plenty of more remixes to “Live For The Night” in the coming months.
Kill the Noise unleashed Black Magic, his followup to Kill Kill Kill, in November of last year. Featuring such tracks as “Thumbs Up (For Rock N’ Roll)” alongside Feed Me and his own “Mosh It Up” and “Black Magic,” the OWSLA EP received a great deal of attention from both fans and DJs of the wilder perversions of dance music. Nearly a year later, a remix EP has surfaced with reworks from GTA, Henry Fong, Kill Paris, Brillz and more. With a total of nine official remixes (and plenty more NEST exclusives), Black Magic Remixes EP is brimming with festival-ready trap, electro, and house.
The story of the M Machine’sMetropolis culminates today with Metropolis Remixed, the third and final portion of their grand endeavor. With nine remixes, including their own re-imagining of “The Palace,” Metropolis Remixed puts the album in a fresh perspective. Like the previous installments, the remix album is best listened to cumulatively, as the track list ventures through familiar vocal and chord infrastructures while placing the tracks in a new space.
Both the Digitalism remix of “Moon Song” and the Kill the Noise remix of “Ghosts in the Machine” were previewed earlier this month and are undoubtedly standouts, yet some of the best renditions lie deep within the release. Robotaki, for instance, puts a mellow house spin on “A King Alone,” while Tantrum Desire turns “Schadenfreude” into a deft drum ‘n’ bass track. Matt Lange’s otherworldly deep-dubstep take on “Shadow in the Rose Garden” is a clear candidate for top remix, yet no song from the album should be discounted.
Los Angeles DJ/producer MAKJ continues to extend his hot streak, unveiling a preview of his latest single “Hakaka,” which is slated for release on Michael Woods’s Diffused Music imprint next month. The single features the sort of monster build we’ve come to expect from the rising star, with a rollicking synth-propelled drop bolstered by trancey risers and a twisted vocal sample.
If you can’t wait til August for his latest original, MAKJ also released a remix EP for his single “Hold Up” on Juicy Music this week, sporting reworks by the likes of Bro Safari, UFO! and SCNDL. Catch the package on Beatport here.
While artists such as GTA and Hook n Sling have taken their stab at remixing Kaskade‘s massive single, “Atmosphere,” the official remixes have been released today on Ultra Music. The first remix comes from Amsterdam duo Chocolate Puma, whose winding house remix will have your head spinning. The second remix comes from versatile deep house producer Amtrac, who mixes a heavy bassline with spacey pads and precise vocal chopping.
Fresh off last month’s “Razor Sharp” collaboration with Pegboard Nerds, Tristam has released an arcane new music video in support of his single”Truth,” the subject of a remix package released this week. The Monstercat man of mystery’s atmospheric vocal track has been given a lush visual canvas, following a woman’s wanderings through celestial doors into dreamy desert landscapes. The video and remixes will have to tide over fans for now, as the enigmatic musician remains hard at work on his debut full-length album, which is slated for release at the end of this year.
Still basking in the chart-topping glow of latest release “Jack,” the fine folks at Dirtybird have built another bomb in the re-release of Kill Frenzy‘s wildly popular “Make That Booty Clap,” complete with four accompanying remixes. The Belgian producer’s genre-defying hit became one of the biggest tracks of 2012 and was supported by no shortage of producers, even making a marquee appearance in Skrillex’s Tomorrowland and Electric Zoo sets.
Despite being a relatively young genre presently littered with disposable anthems of the moment, dance music already sports a handful of songs that are truly timeless. Trance icon Paul Oakenfold‘s 2002 mega-single “Southern Sun” certainly qualifies. More than a decade later, Carla Werner’s haunting vocals have not lost one bit of the ecstatic edge that catapulted Oakenfold’s Bunkka album to the top of the electronic charts.
With its riveting guitar riffs, charged narrative, and fierce dubstep drop, “Cowboy” was easily one of the most charismatic tracks off Zeds Dead’sLiving Dead EP. While Butch Clancy won the Beatport Play remix contest, Zeds Dead have released the official Cowboy Remixes EP on Ultra Records. Yesterday we brought you Congorock’s electro house rendition, but today you can scope the entire EP, which, in addition to Congorock’s work, boasts remixes from UZ, Torro Torro, and DC Breaks. Click past the break to hear all three.
We were admittedly a bit surprised last week when Zedd’sClarity 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.