The industry at large has a close collective eye on Whipped Cream. Her energy and emotion is felt in every meticulously crafted release and seen in her vibrant stage energy during live performances. Last year she released a highly-anticipated collaboration drenched in hip-hop influence with Lil Xan, and now she’s released an even heavier take on “Told Ya” with her own VIP remix.
The “Told Ya” VIP stays true to the original mix in key places, highlighting the distorted vocals from Lil Xan, while adding a heavier drum ‘n’ bass spin to the first break. The second however, more experimental in nature, is a testament to the forward-thinking innovation that characterizes Whipped Cream’s output.
Last summer, Diplo and Valentino Khan partnered up to deliver fans a much-needed treatment of house music with the release of “JustYourSoul.” After giving the original track ample time to make its rounds in the festival circuit and steal the spotlight in DJ sets, Confesssion labelhead and holy house music guru Tchami has put out a groovy remix to kick off his year of new music.
As a father of the church of house music, Tchami has plenty of experience working with souls, making this remix both an exceptional musical endeavor and a poignant brand aesthetic contribution. Following a classic house intro, the song gives way to an airy ambient section topped with infectious vocals and beautiful atmospheric pads. The standout drops of the remix showcase Tchami’s signature future house inspired sound design.
To hear this addictive treat live, check out Tchami’s upcoming tour dates here.
Starting 2020 right, Gessaffelstein releases his take on rising flamenco singer/songwriter, ROSALÍA, and her newest single, “A Palé.” The tune’s early draft first saw the light of day during Gesaffelstein’s Coachella 2019 performance. Now, on the final cut, the original’s low octave hook remains firm while the underground-behemoth-turned-major-label-weapon adds his sharp synths and brooding melodies through a field a heart-thumping kicks. A menacing arrangement that immediately hits ears as a Gesaffelstein track, the Aleph producer is still able to stay true to his commandingly dark tech appeal, albeit with a few fresh tweaks on his “A Palé” spin.
In 2019, the Dark Prince of Techno released his highly anticipated sophomore LP, Hyperion, with a star-studded feature list that included the likes of Pharrell, The Weeknd, and HAIM. In November of last year, he unleashed his surprise NOVO SONIC SYSTEM EP that kept up with his his catalog of moody, warehouse-ready techno.
Being the icon that Skrillex is, it seems that just about anything he touches becomes a hit. But even among a discography of hits exist songs that stand out above the rest, and Skrillex’s Moody Good and Trollphace collaboration “Burial” that taps Pusha T for vocals has achieved legendary status.
Remaining a festival anthem and DJ set mainstay since its release, fans will still hear some iteration of “Burial” rinsed out almost anywhere they go. Now, after over a full year of teasing in live sets, Ricky Remedy has released his trap-infused take on the original.
Created for a 100 percent Ricky Remedy set at Miami Music Week 2018, Ricky Remedy says he produced the remix in only 15 minutes, never expecting it to snowball into the festival anthem it is now. After passing it along to a few DJs to use as a secret weapon, the remix blew up and generated high-energy crowd responses. It’s no surprise crowds have been eating this edit up, as the fake-out drop creates a perfect tension DJs yearn to have in their sets.
Earlier this year, Launchpad master and “Shelter” collaborator Madeon released a lighthearted electronic single featuring his own vocals: “All My Friends.” A soundtrack to the summer, “All My Friends” is what Madeon describes as, “music I was hoping I would be able to make someday.” Now that the original has had plenty of time to breathe in the spotlight, bass music don Dion Timmer has released his own dubstep-inspired take.
Staying true to his affinity for high-pitched vocals, as seen in Monstercat release “Shiawase,” Dion Timmer’s remix opens with both Madeon’s voice and the tempo of the song raised, creating a bouncy atmosphere. The first drop features powerful growls topped with sprinkles of bright notes creating a sort of contrast unique to Dion’s signature “Neon” sound. The second drop gives way to something a bit heavier, with the prior bright notes removed for the first half. Dion’s remix is sure to leave both headbangers and Madeon fans plenty appeased.
San Holo‘s debut album appropriately titled album1 released last year in September to an anxiously awaiting fanbase. The album was extremely well-received, and highlighted the Dutch producer’s encapsulating trap and future bass expertise. Now, just a little over one year later, album1 gets the full remix treatment in 15-track album album1 (a lot of remixes).
Album1 (a lot of remixes), released courtesy of San Holo’s own label Bitbird, boasts an eclectic underground roster of wildly talented up-and-coming acts. Notable additions include Tails‘ remix of “love (wip),” Golden Vessel‘s remix of “vestal avenue,” and Manila Killa‘s remix of “lift me from the ground.” A standout feature on the album is 17-year-old Jaron‘s breathtaking remix of “lift me from the ground.” Not yet a legal adult, Jaron was brought out by San Holo to perform his gorgeous take on the original at mega festival Coachella, followed by an appearance at Brownies & Lemonade afterparty. Stream the full remix album here.
Legendary trap duo TNGHT, composed of producers Hudson Mohawke and Lunice, returned from their six-year hiatus in September of this year to bless us with new music. Their new eight track EP II expands on their signature deep trap sound, including the powerful “I’m in a Hole,” which just received an exceptionally experimental remix courtesy of SUAHN.
SUAHN’s career has taken off this year following two collaborations with Dubloadz and a support slot on his House of Ghosts tour. Their first collaboration, “I am the Light” is a deep, gritty dubstep tune showcasing SUAHN’s impressive sound design capabilities, while their second collaboration from the House of Ghosts EP, “Dungeon Crawler” features a more experimental bass-house lean. SUAHN’s wildly innovative sound production style shines through with impressive creativity, and steals the spotlight in his TNGHT remix.
The remix’s intro features big reverberating drums and bright cymbals that create an atmospheric feel from the jump. Moving forward into an airy arrangement topped with high-pitched plucks, the remix wears the name on it’s sleeve, giving the feeling that the listener is actually falling into a dark, mysterious hole. Then the track breaks without any holding back, diving into dirty bass shots complemented by faded vocals bringing the listener through a psychedelic journey. Listen below.
Captivating the bass scene with his impeccable sound design, QUIX has pushed forward relentlessly since his breakthrough with an accumulation of ever-evolving productions. Shelving collaborations with heavyweights Adventure Club and Alison Wonderland on “Life Long After Death” and “TIME” respectively, the New Zealand producer embarked on his headlining Force of Nature tour and released four-track project IDK [Vol. 1]within the span of the year. Now, QUIX takes on his latest track with his ear-splitting remix of Rynx‘s, “Burn It Up.”
Whereas the original track encapsulates a melodic dubstep and trap fusion, QUIX’s rendition has no qualms about its hard-hitting stylings. Keeping in tune with the cinematic verses, choirs juxtapose industrial percussion and metallic synths while clanging cowbells surveil the build-up to a detrimental drop—strewn with unforgiving bass and wobbling top lines. QUIX then maneuvers into trap territory with the shift into the second drop delivering an equally unforgiving breakdown.
Earlier this year, Armin van Buuren released his seventh studio album, Balance, perfectly showcasing the diversity in sound that fans can expect to hear from the producer today. Whether it’s progressive trance or radio crossover tracks, among other genres, Balance has it.
One of the featured singles on the album is Armin’s collaborative effort with Ne-Yo, titled “Unlove you.” The producer has now put out his own club mix of the single. The original version of “Unlove You” features dance-pop crossover production elements that let Ne-Yo’s vocals shine through as the real allure of the single. Van Buuren’s club mix sees the producer enlist pulsing synths and a completely transformed backdrop that’s as polarizing as Ne-Yo’s vocals themselves. It is the perfect spin on the release to make the track festival- and club-ready, guaranteed to appeal to van Buuren’s trance-loving fan base.
“Unlove You” was recently remixed by Nicky Romero, and it’s likely fans can expect additional remixes and renditions of the single. Van Buuren’s club mix of the single is out now via Armada Music.
2019 has been an interesting year for superstar DJ and producer Diplo. Fully exploring his musical prowess and expanding into the country market, the talented musician gave Lil Nas X‘s “Old Town Road” an official remix, accompanied by a performance at country music festival Stagecoach and the launch of his own country music project, dubbed Thomas Wesley. Thankfully, he still blessed us with a wide variety of electronic hits as well, including collaborations with Valentino Khan, Wuki, and Born Dirty, the latter of which, a bouncy dance single named “Samba Sujo,” just released an official remix pack.
The remix pack includes two unique takes on Diplo and Born Dirty’s original courtesy of Blond:ish and Felix Da Housecat & Dave The Hustler. Blond:ish’s remix blends the unique vocals of the original hit with an assortment of groovy drums that together form a house music vibe perfectly suited for both summer beach parties and underground warehouses. Felix Da Housecat & Dave The Hustler’s collaborative remix follows a similar feeling, leaning more closely to techno while still providing a feel-good dance beat sure to make its rounds in 2020’s festival and concert circuit.