“I’m too high to care,” the voice proclaims. Its conviction carries through filtered vocals, passes punchy percussion and settles deep in your belly.
I remember how heavy A Boy & A Girl’s latest song hit me the first time I listened to it. Though they remixed Krewella’s “TH2C,” this duo deviates from the original in unexpected ways. Gone are the southeast-asian strings and melodic musings which contribute to Krewella’s laid-back summer tune. In its place stand rhythmic synths and crisp hi-hats that culminate into hard drops. The result? A distortion of the leading lyric from a silly remark into an ominous declaration. That purpose makes all the difference for me.
A Boy & A Girl write on their Soundcloud page that they “felt inspired by Yasmine and Jahan’s beautiful melodies and flipped them upside down into a brooding trap jungle.” A transformation in tone indubitably occurs. However, I’d argue that the remix mutates Krewella’s utopia into an epic dystopia. And in this realm, A Boy & A Girl come out on top as A King & A Queen.
But I’ll let you come to your own conclusions. Check out their song below and make sure to share the love!
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A Boy & A Girl – Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud | Instagram
Presenting the newest work from the Australian producer What So Not:
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Coming off of some dope collaborations (check out ‘Caviar’) and an EP, Chemistry, Quix has built up a solid reputation for creating original, fresh trap music. As SLANDER and NGHTMRE release singles from their upcoming Nuclear Bonds EP, remixes have been popping up here and there. My favorite so far is YOU (Quix remix), which slaps with massive 808s and crazy leads. This song is available for free on Quix’s Facebook. Be sure to check out QUIX on soundcloud for more free music.
Listen to the remix here and download for free:
Quix: Facebook | Soundcloud
Jesse Slayter and Wuki bring a unique brand of house to the table. Wuki calls it ‘booty bass’ – what these guys are doing is playing around with non ‘four on the floor’ drum patterns at normal dance music speeds. Supporting the original track, ‘Chinchilla’, by Jackal (listen here), this remix speeds up the extremely slow song and adds a fun 808 bassline.
Listen here and download for free”
Jesse Slayter: Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud
It’s been almost three years since you could still ask people if they’d heard of this new genre called ‘trap music’, and people were bumping OG Flosstradamus, RL Grime, and Baauer like there was no one else in the game. Turns out there was, and Kid Kamillion’s edit of A-Trak’s ‘Heads Will Roll’ Remix was one of the first trap bangers to get played out at shows back in the day.
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Coming off of the “Love Death Immortality” tour together, it’s no suprise the Glitch Mob is supporting an official remix by Chrome Sparks. After seeing both of these artists live, I’ve definitely become fonder of the two. Both Chrome Sparks and The Glitch Mob have original, captivating live performances. Combined with an excellent visual and audio production, I would call the album release, tour, and now the upcoming remix EP a great success. This song, a remix of “Beauty Of The Unhidden Heart” (listen to the original here) takes the wonderful vocals from the song and creates a fast paced, almost anxious track. I think the remix is better than the original – rather than a slow, dubstep-oriented song, the Chrome Sparks remix is more exciting and beautiful.
Listen to the song below and go here to pre-order the Love Death Immortality Remixes
Chrome Sparks: Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud
I’ve heard this remix teased in a few of Snails’ facebook videos and recognized it because of the Kendrick Lamar Sample. This song is the kind that you hear live and go insane for – it also combines the styles of both Brillz and Snails. Featuring what Snails calls ‘vomitstep’, the first drop is a gross bassline. The second brings in what sounds like Brillz, with a crazy, loud, high pitched trap sound. To be even more amazing, this song is available for a free download directly from soundcloud. Check out Brillz and Snails on social media and soundcloud to keep track of their newest music.
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Brillz: Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud
SNAILS: Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud
Louis Futon is chilling. With his future style, this artist follows, stylistically, closely on the coattails of Flume, or I would even compare him to XXYYXX or mr. carmack (just a bit more danceable). I really like his remix of ‘Future’ by Kanye West – you can listen to that here. I really like this remix of Limelight because it takes the original song and adds magic. Using a load of white noise, 808 drums, and slow attack synths, Louis Futon keeps it fresh and relaxed while maintaining the beauty of the vocals. He also throws in some vocal edits which ring really nicely with the other elements of the song. His soundcloud is definitely worth checking out if you’re looking for a good bit of new music.
Listen here and grab a free download for a limited time:
Louis Futon: Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud
Dillon Francis is at it again with another super fun remix. What impresses me so much about Dillon Francis’s productions is how freaking loud his masters are. This song is extremely well-geared for clubs and festival sound systems – I can’t even imagine how insane this would sound live. This spin on the original song “Runaway (U & I)” by Galantis takes the beautiful vocals and melody from the song and switches it into an insane festival trap banger.
Listen to the song here:
Dillon Francis: Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud
So I doubt that there are any safarians reading this who don’t know who the super group, Jack Ü, is composed of, so I’ll get right to the point. Just days prior to their big New Years Eve event at Madison Square Garden, Diplo and Skirllex released their first remix and second official track under the name “Jack Ü”. 2014 was a hot year for these two as they really established, and set precedents in the EDM world both as individual producers, as well as a dynamic duo. This remix takes a popular song created by Yoncé and adds the dirtiness that we have gained familiarity with ofJack Ü’s style. Take her powerful vocal samples put over packed 808’s, with that sexyJack Ü snare drum, mix some interesting synths in and this is what you get. Check it out on their website here!
Jack Ü: Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter