ayokay’s latest offering featuring Baker Grace is an upbeat breakup song with production that directly opposes its message, giving off a similar vibe to Lily Allen’s Smile. Needless to say, this song is far more modern. It’s an endlessly catchy, feel-good summer song that’s tailor-made for a driving with the music on blast and all the windows down. It may only be Tuesday, but when you listen to this it’s going to feel like your weekend is starting early. You’re welcome!
If you haven’t heard of Ella Vos, pay attention. The singer enjoyed a decent amount of exposure with her song White Noise, which was remixed by a few people, including R3hab. Other equally amazing (if not better) songs of hers include Down In Flames and You Don’t Know About Me, both of which are faster-paced with hollow percussion and modern production. In Your Corner is the perfect complement to the sassy lyrics and punchy beats on her other songs. It starts out slow and simple, but the chorus kicks in with layers of her voice and the instrumental, and the result is stunning. Put this one on repeat, and get ready to float away.
Billie Eilish hit it big with single Ocean Eyes, and fans of the her ethereal voice and futuristic production have been waiting with bated breath for every single she’s released since. Those fans (myself included) are lucky, because Billie recently released dont smile at me, a three-song package featuring COPYCAT, watch, and idontwannabeyouanymore. All three songs are worth listening to on repeat – they’re incredible. COPYCAT is the standout, though. It’s a far cry from her previous work, and the deep, bass-heavy instrumental contrasts perfectly with her light voice floating over it. With lyrics like “Call me calloused, call me cold, you’re italic, I’m in bold,” Billie is making an statement that she’s here, and she’s not going anywhere.
I like me better when I’m listening to Lauv. 😉 Lauv is the king of the feels song. Just give The Other or The Story Never Ends a whirl, and you’re sure to be melting into a puddle of tears within a minute. That’s part of what sets I Like Me Better apart, though. This upbeat love song proves that Lauv isn’t a one-trick pony. Just try not to break out into a little dance during the bouncy chorus. Fresh off his first headlining tour, let’s hope this promising artist is getting back into the studio to deliver us more songs soon!
Let’s take a moment to appreciate how far Flyboy has come in the past two years. This Italian producer has progressed from creating super catchy remixes like this one of Fast Car, and this one of Run With Me, to releasing his own original songs. Maze, featuring frequent collaborator Gavrielle, and Jake Newton, is the perfect laid back summer jam. Keep an eye on this one, big things are coming.
Kaskade released his new single, Never Sleep Alone, on Soundcloud today, along with remixes from AC Slater, Louis the Child, and CID. Though all of the remixes are good, the Louis the Child remix is the standout, thanks to their unique sound. Louis the Child never disappoints, and where the other remixes (and original) sound a lot like other music being produced, the Louis the Child remix manages not to. Runner up goes to AC Slater. Check out Kaskade’s playlist, featuring the original plus all remixes here. Give Louis the Child a follow here, and be sure to listen to the rest of their remixes. You won’t regret it.
New Luca Lush is always a beautiful thing. Some argue that Flume inspired the overabundance of the synth-heavy future bass sound in music being released, and Luca Lush is one of those artists who transcends the usual sound associated with the genre. It’s fitting that he does so with a Flume song. This remix is mind-bending, and a testament to Luca Lush’s incredible production skills. As one commenter already said, he always pushes the boundaries, and this song is no exception. Follow him here, get the free DL here, and be sure to listen to it on something that has great sound quality, because this remix deserves it.
While the original of this song is undeniably catchy – it’s Bieber and Jack Ü, and pretty basic. Enter Papermind’s remix of Ember Island’s cover. It’s killer. Sometimes, over-straining on the vocal, a la Bieber, really takes away from the meaning behind the words. Similarly, when there’s real meaning behind the words, subtle production is more effective. That’s the case here, and Papermind’s ambient, beautiful remix is reminiscent of Deadmau5 circa ’09, with modern elements. Check out the original song here, and Ember Island’s cover here for comparison. Also, don’t forget to take advantage of the free DL of this remix here 🙂