Didn’t think Starboy could get more addictive than it was, but k?d did the damn thing on this remix.
After coming across Goldroom’s remix of RAC’s single “I Still Wanna Know”, it hit me—I’ve been listening to RAC for nearly a decade. It all started on Hypem, when I crossed paths with his remix of Penguin’s Prison’s “The Worse It Gets”. One listen, and I was totally hooked. Then came the Ra Ra Riot “Manner To Act” remix, which forever solidified my fandom. RAC’s found a way to walk the line between the sounds of 80s synth nostalgia and the earthy, intimate textures of early 00’s indie rock, giving each of his songs an emotional energy that’s instantly recognizable. Goldroom ups that ante in his remix, sprinkling in modernized house elements like driving, anthemic piano chords and a buoyant, thick drumbeat. In doing so, he’s made an RAC song even more RAC than before, giving it that same effervescence that snagged my ear all those years ago.
This medasin remix of Portugal The Man will inspire folks to get out there and listen to indie rock from a few years ago.
If you heard this remix in the club would you do a popper?
No song is too big or too overplayed for umiboshi. He tackles popular hits like Trap Queen without fear, mixes together Sean Paul and classical violin samples without a doubt. He sees these songs in a new light, and adds his own buoyant spin to them in his remixes. There’s never a dull moment, and umiboshi maintains his own signature style even in a sea of shout outs. Check out the EP above, and be on the watch for more to come from umiboshi.
One of the kings of qt dance music Charlie Yin, aka Giraffage, comes through with another grand remix.
This time, the San Francisco-based DJ/producer takes the undeniably catchy pop of Carly Rae Jepsen into glitchy hip-hop territory, and morphs the chorus into saccharine, ping-pong synth trap. Giraffage will also begin a winter tour of the U.S. beginning November 4th, and promises everything he plays on it he will have had a hand in creating. “Imagine throwing all the Giraffage songs you know into one giant pot and stirring it all together, that’s what the set will sound like,” Giraffage wrote on his Instagram. Hopefully clubs all over the country will have a chance to throw some smiley trap elbows to Carly Rae Jepsen later in the year.
Mr. Carmack continues to release some fire. Along with the announcement of his White EP set to release October 25, and a remix of Drake’s “30 for 30,” aptly named “white ep (bootleg), in two weeks (14 days),” the producer also unveiled his rework of Mike WiLL Made-it’s “Drinks On Us.”
The track is an atmospheric splattering of infectious bass lines, wavy synths and warped, layered vocal samples. You can listen to the track above. More often than not, Carmack can do no wrong.
Earlier this week, we got another strong remix from Sweater Beats. The boy just doesn’t know how to stop. This time by flipping Gallant’s “Weight In Gold”, which has become a huge hit this summer. And to switch it up some more, Sweater Beats played some guitar on this one!
If you dig this tune, enjoy a free download here
Also, if you’re going to North Coast Music Festival this weekend, be sure to catch his set at the festival on Saturday at the 630 Stage from 2:30-3:30pm. And no worries if you’re not attending the festival, because you can catch him at his after party at Bottom Lounge on Saturday. To get tickets to that, please click here
On the seventh day we’re told that God rested, but after much personal debate I’m convinced that on the seventh day the Lord actually invented Trap music. Relative newcomers to the scene, trap producers Tuslo released their own spin on the wildly eccentric Blunt After Blunt by Danny Brown. I’ve had this remix going on loop for about an hour now, and I’m sure that my landlord is already in the process of finding a way to kick me out of my complex for a noise ordinance. Stream the aforementioned track above and stay tuned for more from the new kids on the block.
I am going to draw a dumb analogy here. Eric Dingus is to Drake as Hellion and Heavy Hearts are to Torey Lanez. Maybe one day Tory will recognize the glo and become a patron and benefactor of theirs.
With Galantis popular tune, Runaway, already been remixed by several huge producers like Dillon Francis, DJ Mustard, Kaskade, etc – New York producer, Sweater Beats and Los Angeles producer, Hoodboi teamed up together to create a brilliant electronic duo remix so catchy that you’ll find hard not to love. Listen to the remix and catch yourself lost in the added synths, drums, and piano chords.