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artist | birdy track name | skinny love (fareoh remix)
way back in 2012 when birdy dropped her outstanding cover of bon iver’s “skinny love" the whole internet basically went bananas for it (and rightfully so). and though i am purist when it comes to mr. vernon and birdy, this fareoh remix is great. fareoh picks up the tempo and leaves birdy’s vocals completely unaltered only really adding the electro features after the chorus.
artist | the knocks track name | classic (rac remix)
two heavyweights in the remix game collide for a nice uptempo, fun, electro jam to soothe your sundays. rac takes the knocks’ original and put their signature stamp on it with some crisp piano, synth and guitar additions.
artist | boyce avenue feat. fifth harmony track name | when i was your man
right as I was about to write off 5th harmony as another 5-minutes of fame, bubblegum girl group, they completely blow my socks off with their vocals on this collaboration and cover with boynce avenue. power female vocals feed. my. soul.
artist | lenno track name | wake up (feat. the electric sons)
you know its a good day when nineteen year old finn producer lenno drops new music. his track “wake up” features the amazing vocals of the electric sons and is filled with big synths, some major pop and a killer breakdown during the chorus. though he has been releasing a steady steam of remixes over the last couple of months, lenno’s original stuff has always been my favorite
artist | the aston shuffle feat. elizabeth rose track name | back & forth [nora en pure remix]
it’s hard for me to put my finger on why i like this one. from the beginning, i dig the vocals, and it has a nice thump that draws you in. then i start to notice the piano, and then elizabeth rose’s vocals start to pick up a bit. next, i’m just getting lost in the deep house funk that is nora en pure and the aston shuffle. so sweet.
artist | fences track name | arrows (feat. macklemore & ryan lewis)
fences team up with their seattle brothers macklemore & ryan lewis for their latest release “arrows”. built around a chill steady beat this song hooks the listener from the first few chords. mackelmore’s two verses in the second half of the song are sick and are a true testament as to why he blew up.
i can’t decide if i love or hate this song, so i’ll let you decide on your own. the beat and track music is gorgeous and on point, i think i just the vocals leave a little to be desired. anyway, solid effort and definitely worth checking out.
artist | nico & vine track name | am i wrong (gryffin remix)
after last months amazing remix of whitney houston its no surprise that i am posting another gryffin remix, this time as he tackles the top 40 hit “am i wrong” by nico & vinz. unlike the original, gryffin reworks the beat by removing all that pop and instead layers in a chill, deep house beat that is perfect for these last few weeks by the pool.
hell yeah i just got paid, time to get this started
i love stumbling on a new band. if this recent single is any indication of what to expect, then mark me down as a follower. also how can you not love a song about drudging through the week just to make it to friday night. so raise a shot, toast to ‘fuck work’ and relax…it’s the weekend.
twoloud dropping a huge track called “i’m alive”. set with some tweaked vocals, big builds up and massive drops, this song has a few elements of some of the bigger names in the game like skrillex, showtek and martin garrix. now i know those names are monsters in the edm world, but “i’m alive” is a big time track that should be making its rounds as festival season carries on.