Shlohmo‘s remixes have a tendency to conjure feelings of transcendence each time. The bass stalwart has clocked many re-works under his belt, bathing each of his targets in moody, deep soundscapes that are aurally pleasing.
The latest to receive this treatment is WeDidIt freshman Juice Jackal, whose track “Looney Toon” has been transformed into a piece whose emotive atmosphere is packed with hearty guitar riffs and subdued vocals whose dynamics summon chills. Naturally, Shlohmo injects a smoothed-out, mellow low-end into the mix, tying together his interpretation and making the piece completely into his own.
This production also happens to be the first we’ve heard of Shlohmo in 2018; the LA-based producer is currently hard at work on his new album, which he’s stated is due before the year ends.
Robotaki recently released his debut EP Science, impressing fans with a six-track work that dazzled from beautifully jazzy acoustic soundscapes to his vibrant electronic sound and own distinguished style. Now he teases us with his upcoming Science Re-Examined pack, slated to land on June 22 via Majestic Casual, with a leaked single from Manu Dia, once known as Lotus.
Belgian musician Manuel Buendia is no stranger and has been smashing the scene in the last months from his remix of “I Still See Your Face” for San Holo, to his lush remix for Astre’s “Shades.”
Adding to the repertoire, he releases his exclusive remix for Robotaki’s “Limbo,” that strips down the original and adds his playful and majestic touch. By intertwining vibrant plucks, delicate atmospherics and a bumpin’ bassline, he takes the club oriented “Limbo” and turns it into a whimsical wonderland, good for any occasion.
With such talent and an EP coming in the fall, all eyes will be on Dia.
Throughout his career, Lido has proven himself to be among the most forward-thinking producers around. From his heartfelt debut album, Everything, to his high-energy, career-boosting Soundcloud singles, his unique blend of soul, electronic production, and songwriting prowess has kept everyone intently waiting for his next release. For his latest project, the Norwegian producer has unveiled a seven-minute reimagining of Kanye West and Kid Cudi‘s critically acclaimed album, Kids See Ghosts.
Titled kidsloveghosts, the project is not Lido’s first attempt at creating something from a Kanye West album. In 2016, the artist released The Life of Peder, a similarly eclectic interpretation on West’s The Life of Pablo. Lido once again proves his masterful ear for production and remixing, seamlessly weaving the seven-track project into a comprehensive electronic composition. The piece jumps between stunningly vibrant low-end punches and acoustic, soulful ballads, assisted by Lido’s multi-instrumental talents. Available for free on his website, this is a must hear for Lido, Kid Cudi, and Kanye West fans around the world.
Xan Griffin taps into the lighthearted soul of the track and amplifies it, adding future bass production behind Tonino Speciale’s vocals. He primed the formerly low-key track for the dance floor with a soaring synth theme, backed by layers of atmospheric melodies. Xan Griffin lights a fire under “Boomerang,” preserving the heartfelt message of the original while adding his own spin to its memorable melodies.
The track is part of a remix package that also includes a rework by KRONO. The two tracks are out June 15 via Universal Music.
“Slave to the radio,” Sylvan Esso sings, nearly shouting at points on the duo’s early-2017 hit single, “Radio.” It’s a tongue-in-cheek pop tune, a scathing review of the music industry at large, and not to mention, Sylvan Esso’s biggest radio hit to date, though Cut Copy‘s new version is anything but.
Cut Copy’s remix is far removed from the world of the radio. “Radio?” Cut Copy seems to ask, only to answer with a sonic embodiment of the “I haven’t heard that name in years” meme.
Reversing the total taste vacuum that radio so creates, comes Cut Copy’s own version with scintillating synths and billowing grooves that build on each other even halfway through the song with the least of its concerns being the radio.
Few labels foster a roster that runs the gamut from pure ambient to club-ready productions like Anjunadeep. Croquet Club manages to combine the two into a compelling new reproduction on his remix of boerd‘s “Void.”
While boerd’s original skews towards ambient, Croquet Club infuses his remix with a club appeal. He maintains much of the original’s clever vocal productions, but recombines the swirling layers into a midtempo production with crisp, snappy percussion and thick basses. Adroit sound design adds another layer of demure tension to the track that culminates in clever reimagining that is equally indebted to both boerd and Croquet Club.
Producer duo Louis The Child are known over the years for their individual style that is readily evident across their excellent remixes and bouncy originals.
With their upbeat sound and foolproof productions, it’s no surprise that they release a beautiful 9-track remix package for their latest release. “Better Not,” featuring the ever so swaggy Wafia.
Hotel Garuda reimagines it by kicking the tempo up a notch and, adding a four on the floor beat. In doing so they deliver an excellently house tune that is sprinkled with groovy strumming bass.
Other remixers include Krane, who takes the remix and builds the track into a cinematic wonderland. Picture driving at hyper speed surrounded in emotional chords and following the sound of the heroic lead as it guides you through the bass ridden drop.
Montell2099 also comes in and delivers an uplifting funky soul tune that provokes dancing so be warned.
Indiana native Corey Baker, better known as the multi-instrumentalist and producer extraordinaire Kill Paris, is back with his all encompassing chill soundscapes in the form of a whimsical remix for Mija.
In his rendition of ‘Falling ApART (again),” Kill Paris keep the track minimal but pitches up the vocal and strategically places it, driving the energy into all the right cracks and corners. He builds more and more with crisp claps and a strumming bassline that perfectly blend into a drop infused with his signature style, that seems to only get better with time.
With so much music in the arsenal and yet another killer remix, Kill Paris plans on releasing his Sophmore album at the end of the summer…so stay tuned.
After producing all three of Vampire Weekend‘s iconic albums, former bandmate and producer Rostam found his own place in the indie landscape. Having releasing his debut LP, Half-Light, last year, Rostam has now revealed a four track remix EP for the quiet yet comforting album.
Half-Light Remixes: EP1 is a reimagining of some of Rostam’s top tracks. Tourist leads off the EP with their remix of “Gwan,” an acoustic track that gets a slow-burning and ethereal spin. Jim-E Stack and Instupendo follow, each putting forth subdued and synth-filled efforts that breathe new life into the already beautiful tracks. Matsor Projects’ cheery and upbeat take on “Bike Dream” tosses in an infectious bass line and groovy beat to close out the EP.
RL Grime‘s impending sophomore album, Nova, has had fans anxiously on the edge of their seats, awaiting the follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2014 debut LP, Void. An exceedingly promising glimpse from Nova finds Henry Steinway connecting with heavyweight pop vocalist Daya on “I Wanna Know,” landing unequivocally as RL’s most commercially successful offering to date. Marking the WeDidIt producer’s first top 10 US dance record with over 14 million plays to date, as well as grabbing the top slot on iTunes Electronic charts in the US, Australia, and New Zealand, “I Wanna Know” has been one of the most in-demand tunes of the year — and now the remixing effort is officially in fans’ hands.
Dancing Astronaut, in conjunction with WAVO.me and RL Grime, are lighting the beacon for producers to try their hands at remixing “I Wanna Know,” offering the chance to lay down an inventive new take on RL’s sweeping summer hit. The remix competition will run through July 9, and the winning remix will receive a worldwide premiere on Dancing Astronaut. The grand prize also includes a lifetime WAVO Pro membership and an exclusive Nova merch capsule.