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!
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 🙂
This is not just another Oh Wonder remix. What the hell is even happening? It’s really infrequent that you come across something that’s completely new sounding and mind blowing within the first 45 seconds. It’s the first minute or so of a song that’s make or break, and in this case it hooks you right off the bat and improves throughout. Jerry Folk’s production is impeccable. There’s not much more to say, so listen and enjoy the ride.
Better late than never! On May 7th, machineheart released the video for their song Circles, with Vanic. This song is sick, futuristic pop that’s perfectly synthy and bright. Lead singer Stevie Scott kills it on the vocals, and it’s produced into an effortlessly bright summer anthem. machineheart’s debut album is going to be released on Columbia Records, and this is a phenomenal lead single that’s sure to help catapult them to the top.
The trippy video features rotating shards with band members playing between them, or superimposed on them as they move and create a whole. According to machineheart, “Circles ventures into this whole idea about making the best out of your situation. It’s a reminder that when you face resistance or difficulty, you’ll want to have people around you who are going to remind you of what your intentions were in the first place.” We can definitely all relate to that! Check it out below, and don’t forget to buy the single on iTunes here!
6ig Angu5 takes everything from classic rock songs to contemporary pop songs and remixes them into tropical house delicacies. This remix of Safe and Sound is no exception, and it’s in line with the rest of his unexpected work. Where some producers may falter and create something that doesn’t seem quite right, he manages to mix genres beautifully to bring us a different sound that stands out against the tropical house being produced right now. Check it out, and get the free DL here.
Uh, this combination is genius. Nothing gets more California than tropical house and Going Back to Cali, despite Biggie’s East Coast origins. This is just perfect, there are very few words (as a California native) that can express how perfect it is. The Jane Doze laid Going Back to Cali over Kygo’s remix of I See Fire by Ed Sheeran, and the result is tropical yet gangster in the best of ways. Here’s to hoping The Jane Doze get their summer in New York soon, but maybe in the meantime get those asses to California 😉
Taking on Sam Smith is no small feat, but Jasmine Thompson is no small singer. Well she is, at 14 years old, but she has a voice well beyond her years. This tropical house remix of Stay With Me is an enormous departure from the original, but equally incredible. It’s a mellow blend of Jasmine’s vocals and Matthew Heyer’s chill production, and it’s sure to put you in a great mood. Get the free download here!