You’d never guess that NYC-based producer Jared Rapoza, better known as CRVE U, was a recent high school graduate starting college classes this fall. Weighing in at 17 years old, the youthful artist tends to a craft that is far from novice. His latest single is a remix of the animated Robert Delong’s “Favorite Color Is Blue” featuring K.Flay. CRVE U gives the electro-pop single an industrial treatment, brushing it with mechanized shades of chrome. Elements of grit blend like a yin and yang with graceful undertones. While maintaining a deep sense of respect for the original framework, this flip takes “Favorite Color Is Blue” to a new dimension. Tune in.
We love a good remix over here at Beautiful Buzzz. Other music blogs can sometimes be picky about their selections and refuse to post remixes, but we just love it when a producer reimagines a classic track and infuses some new flavor. It’s especially great when they’re able to preserve the essence of what made the original awesome while simultaneously introducing a whole new aesthetic. This latest reimagining comes from two artists who are no stranger to BB: indie soul crooner Tim Atlas and electronic producer Christofi. Both pals from California, Atlas decided to enlist Christofi to deliver his own dance-oriented take on “Compromised” — Atlas’ most popular original to date which has racked up over 13M streams on Spotify. The remix adds lush chords, toe-tapping percussion, and a bright synth lead that readies this track for any dance floor or festival stage. You’ll definitely want to add this one to your party playlists and blast it at your next pregame (or 3am afterparty to annoy the hell out of your roommates if you live in a house like mine).
You know that one song you have that makes you feel like you’re the coolest person in the world; when you’re walking down the street, absolutely owning it, and you feel completely invincible? Well, newcomer In Bloom’s latest release fits exactly that bill. The producer challenges Twenty One Pilot’s original “Jumpsuit,” as he puts an incredibly sexy, dark glitch-filled spin on it, and boy does he succeed. To give you some more perspective, imagine if Daft Punk, Justice and the Glitch Mob all had a child- this is exactly what they’d get. In other words, In Bloom’s rendition goes H A R D, and it wouldn’t be surprising in the slightest if this track ended up in every forthcoming festival set. That said, I suggest you crank your speakers up before hitting play on this one.
Electronic duo Staygold is proving their selves worthy of their name with their latest release, a remix of Bazzi’s original piece, “Beautiful,” and we can confirm that it is absolutely gold. Taking the ballad and injecting it with their own signature flavor, the song transforms into a dance floor hit. Staygold’s rendition oozes with upbeat, rich melodies, energizing build ups and a plethora of beats that are nearly impossible to sit still to. All of these elements are molded around Bazzi’s bewitching lyrics and soothing vocals, conclusively forming an amalgamation that is irresistible to the ear. Just take a listen for yourself.
A beautiful parallel between two rising artists comes Aire Atlantica’s remix of FINNEAS’ “Landmine.” Built upon golden pillars, Aire’s treatment is an echoing chamber of tangible art. AM radio-esque vocals cascade atop spacious, ethereal undertones. As rustic tones expel themselves from the bottom layer of the piece, this rendition of “Landmine” is an easy listen with an acute attention to the technical side of production. This slackened joint is perfect for a day-off, or on. Join us on this graceful journey through a myriad of sounds and feelings.
We 100% cannot get enough of Autograf! They are a fucking machine - pumping out the most excellent tracks and remixes faster than we can blink - and it's all so so so good! They are unstoppable! Their latest remix of "Hold Me Down" by Family Of the Year is a dusky electro pop jam filled with the finest vibes around. Love it! Hi-fives boys - crushing things as always!
Disclosure: Autograf is promoted by Beautiful Buzzz legend Hunter Thompson.
I’ve been following CRAY for a hot minute. Ever since I stumbled on her Soundcloud and the Mario Bros. themed artwork and video game sample-laden trap tracks caught my eyes and ears, I’ve been watching the rise of the gamer girl who also makes dope beats and tweets hilarious musings about food.
CRAY has come a long way as an artist since her first releases on Soundcloud. She has since started singing on her tracks and developed an indie pop leaning electronic sound. Her latest original single “Peaches” quickly amassed over a quarter of million streams on Spotify alone thanks to a catchy hook, silky vocals, and vibey forward-thinking production. Now we’re lucky enough to have a remix from one of the best remixers in the game, RAC! Everything the dude touches is gold and this “Peaches” mix is no exception. With the addition of gorgeous guitar parts, thick percussion rhythms, and just the right amount of synth embellishments, RAC’s version preserves what made the original great while introducing a new relaxed-yet-bright energy to the track. Go peep this one and add it to your summer playlists now!
It's always a good day when our BB boy Whethan drops some new jams, and because it's Friday and I'm counting down the hours until tonight's dance party ... this one is kicking things off right! Yung Whethan has put his future pop flavor all over this remix of "Pretty Girl" by Clairo. It's short and sweet, but gets the job done at that drop! Get into this one kids!
He claims he is never mad, and never takes naps- quite the conundrum considering his name is Madnap. Tune into his remix of Win and Woo’s “Chasing Tail,” and you’ll get a proper feel of his refreshing, optimistic, awakening energy. A musician named after the perfect contradiction, Madnap leaves a distinct imprint on Win & Woo’s original piece, loosening the feel of a once specifically-tuned framework. Delicate melodies compliment a striking layer of synth production, lengthening the frequencies of the original single. As Madnap continues to release gem after gem, his signature sound becomes more defined, solidifying his position as one of our favorite producers to watch this year. Chill out with this fine flip of “Chasing Tail.”