K.Flay has absolutely won my heart as my #1 female rapper. The first time I heard her album “Life As A Dog” I started fan girl-ing, hard. Her lyrics feel personal, but at the same time are relate-able. When I heard that DJ Vanic was going to release a remix of her song “Can’t Sleep,” I was super stoked. Vanic has taken songs like Circles by Machineheart and The Mother We Share by CHVRCHES. Sometimes I’m doubtful to listen to a remixed song that I really dig because it might take away from the original instead of adding to it, but this remix is amazing. Instead of taking away from the song, Vanic is able to showcase all of the crucially important parts of K.Flay’s song “Can’t Sleep”.
Click To Download: K.Flay X Vanic – Can’t Sleep
Almond and Samme are backkkkkkk! Last month the two paired up on an upbeat, energetic remix of Moeiz’s ‘What I Need This Time.’ After a just a few listens to their ‘Kanye’ rework, it’s become crystal clear that these guys are scary good together. Almond and Samme dialed up the perfect combination of chopping and preserving the vocals from start to finish. The first drop sticks to a more traditional, progressive sound before the second takes listeners on a roller coaster of feels that makes you want to get back in line and start it all over again. Hopefully Almond and Samme will team up again in the near future because the results have been unbelievable. Heart the track on HypeM to show your support!
Almond is starting to pick up some serious steam after a big summer of gigs and releases. If you’d like to see Almond play at your university or party, he’s in the process of piecing together a fall tour.
Click To Download: The Chainsmokers – Kanye (feat. sirenXX) [ALMOND & SAMME Remix]
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One post, two Jai Wolf releases. The first of which being a remix dropped today on Beatport, of Odesza’s, “Say My Name.” It’s a relaxed, chilled-out take, that’ll be perfect for sunday relaxation. The innovative sounds keep the listener intrigued from start to finish… Grab this one along with the other 11 (yes 11) remixes on Beatport!
Buy on Beatport: Odesza – Say My Name (feat. Zyra) (Jai Wolf Remix)
This next one is quite the opposite. Jai Wolf takes on LooKa’s, “LoKo,” is a festival ready trap journey. It’s far more aggressive than the prior remix posted above, which further clarifies that Jai Wolf is . versatile- a trait essential for a young producer to have nowadays. This one is a freebie.
Click to Download: Lookas – Loko (Jai Wolf Remix)
After a long hiatus, I decided to bring back a feature called, The Monday Mix. In short, The Monday Mix is 5 mixes, either radio podcasts or live sets- that I think will get your week off on the right foot! We all know the annoyance of changing song after song, so having a go-to mix that plays continuously with smooth transitions for an hour always goes over well at parties, pre games, and in the gym during a good workout/run!
Enjoy the 5 picks this week: twoloud, Tritonal, DubVision, R3HAB, and a guest mix Prince Fox did for Shifty Nation Radio. Enjoy!
For the last few weeks I’ve been without a functional laptop. Most of which being my fault for ignoring the problem until it became too severe- nevertheless I’m back, and feel the need to drop a plethora of tracks below that I would have posted had I had a computer. Listen to all of these, ask questions later. Since there are a bunch I missed, I figured this post would get far too lengthy with tons of long writeups. So for each track I give you 1 sentence to sum up the track.
*If title is clickable, it’s a FREE download!
Coldplay – In My Place (Artec Remix)
Unbelievably creative take on a classic.
Best written melody I’ve heard in quite some time on an Ellie Goulding vocal.
Mako – Our Story (Michael Brun Remix)
Math lesson: Michael Brun + Catchy Vocal = success. Every. Damn. Time.
Dirty South – With You ft. FMLYBND
While everyone gawks in awe over Porter Robinson’s ‘Worlds’, Dirty South is also making groundbreaking sounds, with tremendous emotion.
Ben Gold feat. Christina Novelli – All Or Nothing
Fan of Dash Berlin or Gareth Emery? Press play.
I like the way the NY duo’s clean production fits with the poppy vocal from CharlieXCX.
They’re baaaaaack… Eli and Matt draw up yet another progressive original.
RAC – Cheap Sunglasses ft. Matthew Koma (Two Friends Remix)
Don’t sleep on this one also- Two Friends are busy at work, and it’s paying off.
The idea behind The Sunday Collection is simple: easing you into next week. Enjoy your week!
Thank you Elephante! Hump day is behind us, Thursday night is only hours away and to top it all off I’ve got a new favorite song. Elephante beefed up Dirty South’s original and preserved the vocals that made it such a special track to begin with. For awhile I used to doubt when Elephante took on some of my favorite tracks but its becoming more and more clear that I end up liking his reworks the best.