Half a year on from their superb rework of Bank’s Warm Water, Snakehips has created another bouncy remix from an originally downcast Weeknd song. With a funky swung beat and strong bassline, this track shows promise of more great Snakehips productions to come.
Another track from Dutch singer Mar - swaying away from his previously house leaning efforts such as Man x Woman, this decidedly soulful track showcases his voice immaculately and explores deeper emotional territory; with fairly minimal production and an emotive chord progression, Ode to Her establishes Mar more as a singer than a house producer. You can download the two track EP from Bad Manor.
Coming from one half of Full Crate x Mar, this smooth track is the perfect follow up of the now ubiquitous Nobody Else - with a blend of four on the floor and half time sections, Man x Woman is a slick and interesting track featuring impeccable vocal work that begs to be sung along too (badly). You can get the free download here - enjoy
Armeria has been a firm favourite since he co-created Do Me Wrong with Karma Kid nearly two years ago. This latest track is a great showcase of his ability to create bouncy, upbeat remixes using the rather gloomy vocals of Joel Compass. With a grooving bassline and subtly edited chorus vocals, this track is an excellent freebie you can download gratis here.
First heard in August 2012 (here), this summery remix from Karma Kid was finally released last October. Though hardly a new, this track is certainly worth revisiting - with its Balearic percussion and crisply pitched high and low vocals, Karma Kid has captured some seriously feel good vibes in this remix. The track above is just a snippet, you can stream the whole thing over at Data Transmission.
This moody, jazz inflected track comes from a long time favourite producer of mine Pedestrian, known best for his sublime collaborations with Maribou State and his own track Hoyle Road. Rather fittingly, this was first heard in Maribou State’s Honey Collection mix series, a place it sits in rather comfortably with its mix of rich synths, glitch samples and swung percussion. You can download Wood Eye free from xlr8r.
This gorgeous slow burning remix comes from TÂCHES and is the perfect tune for the current heatwave. Featuring tastefully edited vocals from one of the finest guilty pleasure songs, this deep, emotive track grooves along at 104bpm with a strong bassline and sax solo. TÂCHES will make this a free download once he gets some more facebook likes, do the right thing.
French Kiwi Juice brings some killer summer vibes with his latest EP “Time For A Change”. This is the first track from it which was first heard as an untitled snippet on Bondax’s sublime XLR8R mix. It’s irresistibly upbeat keys and funky swinging beat make it the perfect summer track.
Check out this beautifully crafted cut of R&B sampling house from 18 year old producer TJPN - following his excellent Kelis remix from earlier this year, this young producer has cultivated his own upbeat, elegant sound. Taking cuts from the Keke Wyatt and Avant classic, TJPN has warped and blended the vocals of the duo into a classy, effortless track that he is giving away for free download on his facebook.
Stunning new track and video from UK duo Maribou State - keep an eye out for their upcoming release on Southern Fried, due out 10th June.
This fresh upbeat twist on an Usher classic comes from producing duo Blonde; comprising previously featured Bristol producer Beluga and one-half of Thieves, these two have reworked a soulful Usher acapella into a sunny, house-leaning track. With its Balearic synth stabs and solid low-end, this polished track is already on track to become a summer favourite.
This haunting piano led track comes from 18 year old Londoner Jamie Isaac, an up and coming artist whose debut EP you can expect to hear on June 24th. With his use of stripped back percussive clicks and vast atmospheric sounds, Isaac has created a stunning wintry piece that will resonate with fans of Stumbleine, Oliver Tank et al.
Norwegian producer Cashmere Cat has been a strong favourite of mine since his Mirror Maru EP dropped last year. With a unique sound thats hard to categorise, his production work has gone from strength to strength; his impeccable remixing skills really show on this latest Miguel twist which was first heard on his excellent mix for LuckyMe on Rinse FM. This infectious track is available for free download from his Soundcloud, enjoy.
First heard on his stunning BBC 6 mix, this remix of Yolanda Be Cool takes a slightly different direction to his other tracks; centered around an emotive chord progression that only features briefly in the original song, Flume has created an epic movie soundtrack-worthy piece.