Remix Radar 008 is here and ready to explode eardrums. We have quite a few tasty tidbits for your listening pleasure. This week was tough to narrow down, which means I left off a few big names and a few tracks that have made some noise amongst dance music aficionados. With that being said, I hope you enjoy this week’s Remix Radar!
Avicii – Tough Love (Tiësto Remix)
We begin this week with two legends.
Avicii’s passing abruptly struck the World’s conscious. It truly affected countless people, from fans to artists and everyone in-between. There are no if, ands, or buts, Avicii was a special source of light. What better way to celebrate his life and music than having Tiësto reimagine “Tough Love”, the second single from the posthumous release of TIM.
Carnage Ft. Prinze George – Letting People Go (Diplo Remix)
Another week another Diplo remix. The superstar artist continues his exploration into the finer stylings of house and deeper house beats. Diplo harnesses Carnage’s original spirit of “Letting People Go”, while adding a deepness and darkness that adds an intriguing layer of coolness.
MK – Body 2 Body (MEDUZA Remix)
Arguably the hottest dance artist on the planet, MEDUZA makes his triumphant return to the airwaves with his remix of MK’s “Body 2 Body”. This remix is only the second release by MEDUZA and it’s an absolute banging house tune. Sadly, I do wish the track had a longer edit (maybe a club edit soon?), but it’s clear that the explosive producer has a defined sound and perspective. We are excitedly awaiting for what’s next from MEDUZA.
Oliver Heldens Ft. (Devin & Nile Rodgers) – Summer Lover (CID Remix)
CID has been around the scene for a few years and really elevated his name with smash remixes, one which garnered him a Grammy Nomination. He makes his Remix Radar debut with his remix of “Summer Lover”. The track is filled with ominous synths and dark undertones. The overall remix is a seductive bass house entrant.
Martin Garrix Ft. Macklemore & Patrick Stump – Summer Days (Haywyre Remix)
One of the hottest tracks of the summer, receives a discotronic facelift from Haywyre. The remix oozes the funkilicous goodness that we come to expect and love from Haywyre. It is definitely a delictible, danceable track that will fit nicely in upbeat, fun club sets.
Dom Dolla – Take It (Sonny Fodera Remix)
I stan anything Dom Dolla. He is an incendiary producer and DJ and has deserved all the noise and recognition he’s received the last year. Another artist I love is Sonny Fodera; so, you can see where I’m going with this.. The culmination of both artists’ stylings create an absolute beast of a track for the “Take It” remix. It’s dark yet whimsical and is everything you could ever want from a tech house tune.
Local Dialect – Poseidon (Gorgon City Remix)
Local Dialect are a relatively young duo hailing from New York. They’ve been making rumblings with DJ support from Lane 8 and Nora En Pure. They also received heavy support from Anjunabeats and the UK scene. What better way to bring more eyes to their project than entrusting Gorgon City with a remix? The British duo provide a darker vibe than what they’ve put out recently, which is quite refreshing to hear.
Above & Beyond – Is It Love? (1001) (Matt Lange Remix)
The Matt Lange remix of “Is It Love?” finally receives the official release treatment. This remix has been making the rounds in the Anjunabeats/Above & Beyond scene featuring on Anjunabeats Volume 14. It was also Above & Beyond’s Song of the Week for their Group Therapy 335 and I couldn’t agree more. Matt Lange peels back the prettiness and unleashes darker house vibes, flipping “Is It Love?” into a mysterious club track.
Michael Cassette – Shadows Movement (MC’s Solar Energy Remake)
Another offering from Above & Beyond’s Anjuna network. This time it’s from their exploration of deepness, Anjunadeep. Michhael Cassette first released “Shadows Movement” eight years ago. Now it is re-entering our conscious with a 2019 modernization that features on Anjunadeep’s Exploration 10 compilation album. The “Solar Energy Remake” takes listeners on an ethereal exploration of space and time. The track is timeless and serves as a perfect vibe-setter.
Be sure to check out the entirety of Anjunadeep’s Exploration 10. It’s a sonic treat and all artists featured will perform at Anjunadeep: Explorations in Albania this summer.
Adrian Lux – Meditation (Mount Liberation Unlimited Remix)
Adrian Lux’s “Mediation” receives a deep, indie dance remix from Mount Liberation Unlimited. MLU utilize the original’s spirit while adding an overall airiness and deep beats. It becomes more cinematic with a danceable coolness that I really enjoy. MLU only recently made their debut with their self-titled album. I will definitely be keeping an eye on the Swedish duo as 2019 progresses into 2020.
P.S. MLU’s remix of Maribou State’s “Feel Good” is spicy and worth the listen.
Mark Lower & Shyam P – Wrong Turn (Namára Remix)
It turns out I really enjoy piano-soaked house tunes and Namára’s remix of “Wrong Turn” satisfies that itch. The groove in this remix is rather intoxicating and easily entrances listeners into swaying and bopping to the beat. Save this for late night house vibes.
Jerome Isma-Ae & Alastor – Opium (Quivver Remix)
John Graham, aka Quivver, has been around since the early 90s. He’s been a highly revered progressive producer and DJ who has also composed music for films and Video games. He’s had quite the career. He makes his debut Remix Radar appearance for his take on Jerome Isma-Ae & Alastor’s “Opium”. The Remix has a slow build-up, but rewards listeners with a twisted sonic journey.
ONE FROM THE VAULT
Moi Je – Fais Rien (Petit Biscuit Remix)
Back in 2014, an unknown Frenchman released his first two singles. Both were beautifully designed soundscapes that didn’t quite fit into any dance genre at the time. Soon after, “Sunset Lover”, came out and launched Petit Biscuit into the stratosphere. I remember his rise quite fondly as it marked the dawning of new dance sounds.
A little bit after this smash hit, Petit made another appearance. This time as a remixer for an upcoming french group, Moi Je. What was birth is my favorite Petit Biscuit track. To me, it’s above “Sunset Lover” and has a pazazz that consumes my soul that easily leads to more listens. It’s beautiful. It’s enchanting. it’s pure magic. Take a listen and remember what it means to feel again.