Traversing the vibrant world of nu-disco, pioneer of groove LA Felix casts NYC-based producer LEFTI for this intoxicating remix of his original cut, “Too Many Lies.” Boasting his formidable writing style, LEFTI stitches this flip together with lush guitar plucks, funky synths, and flamboyant chord progressions. A nod to the golden age of disco, this remix breathes a refreshing new life into the boundless stream of this multi-faceted genre. A shimmering cut saturated in glamour, this “Too Many Lies” remix is a polished summertime gem that effortlessly collides with the original track. Pairing well citrus and pastels, this LEFTI flip solidifies his position as a funk aficionado.
Following the well-received unveiling of his widow [OBLIVION pt. 1] album, LA-based multi-instrumentalist and producer Crywolf is casting colleagues and new-found producers alike for his release of The OBLIVION [Reimagined]. The debut curtain call for the forthcoming remix catalog goes to Chicago-based producer Mielo. With three years of success under his belt, the versatile producer gives an 80s inspired treatment to “DRIP.” While the original joint was cut with geometric soundscapes and syncopated melodies, Mielo rinses out the track with a bit of buoyancy. A slow, narcotic intro complements Crywolf’s haunting signature sound, later blossoming into a futuristic network of punchy drum kicks and electrifying synths. A gritty film cascades atop echoing vocals, projecting colorful shadows throughout this dynamic remix. An immersive listening experience, Mielo’s clever sound design stands as the archetypal introduction to Crywolf’s The OBLIVION [Reimagined]. Watch this space.
NOKO has done it again! This duo has slowly become one of my favorite groups to anticipate new music from. Their claim to fame kicked off merely three months ago with the release of their remix to San Holo’s “Life Me From the Ground.” The remix is close to 100,000 plays on Soundcloud alone, and their other previous remixes are following a similar route.
Their newest release is a remix to The xx’s “Crystalised.” They stay true to the emotions behind the vocals and back it with powerful and equally as emotional synths, giving new life to almost 10 year old song. NOKO have the ability to tackle a song that people haven’t listened to in ages and effortlessly revitalize it.
Later this summer, the two have some original music in store, with their debut EP to follow.
Establishing himself as a rising electronic visionary, juuku returns with his animated remix of Teflon Sega’s 2017 single, “Beretta Lake” ft. SAINt JHN. The expansive joint sweeps across a plane of glitchy synths highlighting in glowing color juuku’s signature sound. Sending the track’s conscious hip-hop verses through a speedy envelope, “Beretta Lake” is revolutionized into an electronic, afro-centric feat. Leaving no stone unturned, the ever so allusive juuku continues to solidify himself as a thrilling act to watch.
Thank god it’s Friday! I don’t know about you kids, but this week has been a doozy. I am experiencing a new emotion every 10 minutes … I guess you can say the stress of adulting is bringing me down. Best way for me to lift these blues is find the closest party and hit that dance floor on the deep end. I need that dirty deep house music … that kind that feeds your soul … you know what I’m talking about! This new Township Rebellion remix of “Visions ft. RBBTS” by Lane 8 is siiiick … I am getting all the feels I am needing. With heavy deep dark melodic melodies and ethereal vocals, this production duo wants us to get lost in ourselves and feel something. I love it! You can buy/stream this track HERE!
“Treat You Better” by RÜFÜS DU SOL is one of my favorite side 01/track 01 jams ever. I know we really don’t have sides any more, but let’s just pretend we holding vinyl. So good! It’s energy and vibe is everything that’s amazing in the world. Lucky for us, our homie and Australian producer CASSIAN just delivered a delicious remix of said track and were swooning. This one is dance floor fire y’all!
Speaking of the dance floor - we have a show coming up with CASSIAN in San Francisco on May 17. It will be his debut headline live show at The Independent! Get ready for greatness - his life set is bananas good. Tickets are on sale now and you can grab them below. Hopefully I’ll see all you bay area peeps there!
The LA-based electronic duo NOKO is back and this time, with their remix of the classic Kid Cudi track “Man On The Moon.” NOKO has been on my radar since their last remix release, which was also their debut, to San Holo’s “Lift Me From the Ground.” It’s tough to take on such a timeless track like this one, yet somehow the two do it and do it well. This future bass re-imagining is a nostalgic, yet new, exploration: a take that something both fans of Kid Cudi and electronic music can appreciate.
After this remix, the two have some originals in store for fans this summer. For now, give “Man On The Moon” a listen and soak up the almost summer vibes.
First off, I’d like to sincerely apologize for not getting to this one sooner. LA-based DEVAULT absolutely crushes his freshly released remix of Alessia Cara’s emotive pop ballad, “Out Of Love”. The rising artist sets the theme using his signature retro brand. He infuses the original with nostalgic 80’s synths and energizing riffs that produce an incredible chemistry with Alessia’s passionate lyrics.
To better describe the track’s vibe as vividly as possible, envision yourself cruising down the Pacific Coast Highway on a cloudless day. You’re riding in a convertible, top down with the wind whipping around you, and you have absolutely zero worries in the world. Well that’s exactly what you’re going to be picturing the second the chorus kicks in - guaranteed. Highly recommend you listen to this on high quality headphones in order to truly absorb the full affect and I promise, it will leave you speechless.
Disclaimer: DEVAULT is promoted by BB writer, Alli Lindsey.
Slow Magic is a master at creating fluttery and infectious rhythms over pounding beats. His discography reflects this, with hits such as “Girls” and “Waited 4 U.” Last night, he kicked off his tour with a brand new live set-up. To celebrate such a monumental occasion, he dropped his remix of Manila Killa’s “Wake Up Call.” I stumbled upon the remix totally by accident as I was deep into a Spotify search, and how pleasantly surprised I was! “Wake Up Call” is the second track on Manila Killa’s recently released album titled 1993.
Slow Magic’s tour is running now through May 4, stopping in major cities such as Orlando, Boulder, Las Vegas and more. To see a complete list of the cities he’s stopping in or to purchase tickets to a show, click here.