At this point One Direction have been broken up long enough that we’re beginning to see what each member of the once-dominant boy band is bringing to the table in his solo career. Zayn Malik fashioned himself as a mini-Weeknd of sorts, exploring 50 shades of sexy pop-R&B and coming away with some decent … More »
Gryffin is the latest to put his spin on “Feel It Still,” originally performed by Portugal. The Man. Gryffin’s decision to take on an unconventional remix target should come as now surprise as it was his highly regarded remixes of tracks by illustrious acts like Maroon 5 and Tove Lo in 2015 that broke him into the scene, before the release of his debut single “Heading Home,” in 2016.
Gryffin keeps his sound design bright and spirited, as usual, in his version of the smash-hit: a clear contrast to the Zhu‘s characteristically hazy, enigmatic rendition of the track. Gryffin’s dynamic, sped-up guitar pluck matched with the colorful future bass reverb is a fresh, rousing approach to the to the playfully infectious original.
Gryffin is easily one of the most exciting producers in electronic dance music at the moment. Coming up quickly with a powerful presence in LA’s underground party scene, the artist has made a name for himself that lead directly to the stages of Coachella. A steady stream of original releases and remixes has only solidified
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ZHU has become the latest in top talents stepping up to re-work Portugal. The Man’s new single “Feel It Still” into their own. The mysterious producer adds a funky flair to the original, transforming it into an even breezier tune that strikes a colorful balance between mellow and energized. ZHU is certainly a master of making irresistibly catchy music, and this nostalgia-tinged remix he’s just fashioned shows why he continues to remain at the top of everyone’s radars.
“Feel It Still” is potentially Portugal. The Man’s most wide-appealing single, and has already inspired the likes of Lido and Medasin to make their own versions.
One-hit wonders are a common phenomenon in the music business, and most of them have a fan base that insists their other songs are just as good. It’s rarer, though, to see a well established band break through with a surprise pop hit more than a decade into its career, “She Don’t Use Jelly” style. More »
LA-based electronic indie-pop duo ojivolta is making waves by mixing indie rock and future funk with tasty drops. Combining their previous experience with GOOD Music and The Neptunes, Oji and Volta have translated their studio savviness into consuming live performances.
For ojivolta’s latest release, the duo offers a rework of Portugal. The Man’s massive hit “Feel It Still,” with a live video performance included for good measure. Expertly programmed drums and heavy bass mix perfectly with slowed-down and sped-up vocal hits, making for an unpredictable ear candy remix.
Germany’s Drunken Masters are making their way into the US dance music market, with their latest single proving that they are a force to be reckoned with. They’ve teamed up with major indie rock group Portugal. The Man for the band’s first only original music of the year, in the melodic bass single titled “Louder.”
In conjunction with the release of “Louder” on A-Trak’s Fool’s Gold Records, the duo discuss their beginnings and reveal how the collaboration came to be.
How did Drunken Masters form as a production duo?
It all started with a mixtape we did for a skateshop in 2006 called ‘Drunken Masters’. In contrast to a lot of producers, we first started djing and began to produce after we needed some edits and remixes for our sets. The feedback was so great that we decided to quit our normal jobs, began touring on weekends and tried to raise our production skills to a new level in order to grow.
Let’s talk about “Louder” – how did you first meet with Portugal. The Man, and end up working with them?
We met John (from Portugal. The Man) when he was touring through Germany with one of our good friends, the rapper ‘Casper‘. The vibe was super genuine from the beginning and that night we ended up drinking a lot of beer together backstage haha. We kept in contact, and John eventually asked us to look over some of the new PTM because they felt a bit stuck. After that, “Louder” came about naturally.
This track is an unusual departure from their indie rock sound. Describe working in the studio together, and merging the two musical styles for “Louder.”
We are based in Germany and John lives in Portland so we never had the opportunity to do a studio session together. We just sent stems and ideas back and forth and facetimed a couple of times. We tried to make a song that works in their indie music world and in our DJ sets. After about 4-5 different versions we nailed it.
This single is out on Fool’s Gold Records. How did that fall into the hands of label boss A-Trak?
F*** yeah it´s out on Fool´s Gold Records! This release day was definitely one of the best days of our career. We always have been big fans of A-Trak and Fool’s Gold so it is an honor for us to release it with these guys. We have been in touch with A-Trak online for a few years and actually supported him on a couple shows in Germany in 2014. We sent him the song a few month ago when we got the final master and asked him if he was maybe interested (in releasing it) & he was!
Will “Louder” be part of a bigger release, perhaps an EP? What can people expect from you two before the year ends?
“Louder” won´t be a part of an EP, but we have a few more songs in the pipeline for the next months. Our next release will be a single with our Buddy Eskei83 called “Rave”. It is a groovy future bass tune and will be out by end of the year. We also just released a mixtape with a lot of unreleased songs and edits.