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.
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.
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 🙂
Sometimes life gets really stressful, whether you’re trying to find an apartment in a short amount of time, or dealing with finals, or whatever else. It can get so stressful that you don’t want to make your own mellow playlist. That’s where FlyBoy comes in. First of all, as stated previously, this kid is majorly talented. Second, this entire hour-long mix is very soothing, tropical, melodic, deep, and all around pleasant to listen to. While we wait (not so) patiently for his next remix, chill out with his mixtape, and enjoy. Tracklist coming soon, and here’s the free DL link for a few of his other songs.
Ed Sheeran covered OT Genasis, and Hitimpulse remixed it. Thanks, guys. Ed is undeniably one of the most talented musicians in the industry right now, and this cover/remix is undeniably a thousand times better than the original song. It has a chill, Flume-y vibe, and Hitimpulse balanced production and vocals impeccably. Generosity is a beautiful thing, and there’s a free DL here.
Mark Johns is always money – with that voice, let’s be real. Always. Paired with the incredible production and unique, future/electronic sound, this one is a killer. It radiates too much cool to handle. Plus, those lyrics. It’s playful, chill, and definitely going to be on repeat all spring and summer. Download here!
Living in Santa Barbara, CA, it’s pretty easy to be dubious when a song is called Welcome to Paradise. Santa Barbara is paradise, no welcome needed. With that said, this song is amazing. It’s easy and breezy, and Emma Carn’s gentle voice meshes perfectly with the underlying beat and guitar. It’s the ideal song for a long drive, or a day at the beach with tropical drinks. Welcome to paradise, indeed 😉
Thinking of You is a mellow downtempo blend of deep and tropical, paired with a great vocal that floats over the instrumental nicely. It’s super catchy, and very chill, but fast-paced enough to make you want to dance. It’s on the longer side for a song, at a little over 9 minutes, but it’s worth the full listen. Comparable to Strobe, arguably Deadmau5’s best song, it builds upon itself until you’re floating and don’t know how you got there. Enjoy, and get the free download here.
Taking on a Beyonce song is a pretty massive feat, and most people probably shouldn’t try to attempt it. Some should, though, and MLAD and Daniel de Bourg definitely should have. This deep house cover is haunting and beautifully produced from start to finish. Daniel de Bourg’s voice is perfect for the cover, and the final result is so drastically different from Beyonce’s original that it basically isn’t the same song. Get the free download here.