With so many remixes coming out on a weekly (more so DAILY) basis, it’s sometimes hard to keep a tab on the hottest edits of the month, but this one is unmistakably epic. Portland, OR based producer and DJ Yung Bae has proved himself times and times again to be quite an innovative musician, constantly
In the midst of all the 2018 Grammy Awards blowback, mainly pertaining to Kendrick Lamar failing to win Album of the Year, LA-based producer Yung Bae puts an old-school funk spin on the beloved rapper’s track “DNA.” Along with edits of Rich Chigga and Goldlink, this continues the producer’s trend of remixing hip-hop tracks.
Hailing from Portland, Yung Bae’s diverse sound ranges from future funk to Japanese-inspired pop, adding a groovier beat-style to the original, including vintage horn samples, a toned-down drum beat and subtle bass.
Two of the funkiest samplesmiths, Flamingosis and YUNG BAE, on the scene have teamed up yet again for a new original “Come & Get It,” ahead of the former’s upcoming new album, A Groovy Thing. A staccato opening, with large flourishes both on and off the beat, opens up to meandering, groovy concoction of samples. The percussion is the track’s propellant, though the tempo never pushes and remains right on the edge of the beat — imbuing the track with danceable energy while allowing for the mellow melodic elements to keep things smooth.
Sunday Morning Medicine is a feature from Dancing Astronaut dedicated to the mellower side of electronic music. We bring you our favorite therapeutic selections — old and new — in an attempt to alleviate the agonizing effects of a long weekend of partying.
1. Opening up Vol. 144 is the first original production from Falcon Punch in nearly a year. The producer’s contribution to All Good Records new “Fresh Baked” compilation series, “Cream” features an easygoing, shuffling backbeat that sets the track’s energy early on. Watery chord patches provide a foundation for the producer to introduce funky guitars, jittering leads, and even some twinkling piano lines.
2. “Wisp” is the latest from Philadelphia based produce Instupendo and an excellent introduction to the up-and-coming producer’s style. A decidedly downtempo affair, the track wobbles and glistens in absolutely no hurry. The producer also keeps things somewhat hazy, allowing its disparate elements to bleed into one another as it languidly rolls along.
3. At the midway point of Vol. 144, Open Ocean offers up “Astray.” A larger, more contemplative track than previous entries, “Astray” relies on muddled vocal samples, swirling around each other, for melodic content as well as a guiding light. Open Ocean manages to feature wide open sections as well as more dense ones, featuring thudding kick rums and chiming cymbals to drive the production forward.
4. A collaboration between sample-based producers Yung Aloha and Yung Bae, “Rainbows” provides a breezy vibe rarely seen outside of tropical house. A bouncing bassline and effortless vocal samples combine to form the backbone of an undeniably ebullient disco-tinged original. The track never strays from its midtempo pocket, allowing flutes, chimes, and horns keep to listener’s interested throughout.
5. Rounding off Vol. 144 is “why dont we talk anymore” from Rage Logic. Similar to Instupendo’s entry, this track has haziness to it, though Rage Logic’s original opts for a more energetic, saccharine energy. Busy drum patterns provide the production with enough oomph to propel the track forward, all while maintaining its shimmering aesthetic.