Remix Radar is here! This week is an eclectic mix of sounds from across the electronic world. The 21st Edition features exciting remixes from Thomas Gold, Mercer, and Wiwek. The journey begins below!
DJ Snake Ft. Majid Jordan – Recognize (Mercer Remix)
Mercer sets the mood with a synth-heavy remix of “Recognize” by DJ Snake and Majid Jordan, off DJ Snake’s sophomore album, Carte Blanche. Mercer sprinkles in his trademark disco elements while not truly spinning into a disco banger. It feels very French-synth wave than typical Mercer sounds.
Denis Koyu – Tung! (Thomas Gold Remix)
Denis Koyu’s 2011 hit, “Tung!” receives a modern revitalization by Thomas Gold. The original was a staple of mixes for what seemed like years. Now, Thomas Gold remixes “Tung!” for modern sensibilities, aka house music. It strikes all the right chords like the original.
NGHTMRE & SLANDER – GUD VIBRATIONS (Habstrakt Remix)
Habstrakt drops the bass with the force of a hundred elephants on his remix of “Gud Vibrations”. It twists and turns through a spacey sound design kicking up waves of bass in its wake. Start your mornings with this and you won’t need coffee.
Gregor Salto – Azumba (Wiwek & Gregor Salto Remix)
A party for your ears! Wiwek and Gregor Salto shake your core with a slithering and rattling Jungle Terror remix. It’s everything you’ve come to expect from a track with Wiwek’s name attached.
Sultan + Shepard, Rock Mafia, & Bahari – Miles To Your Heart (Sultan + Shepard VIP Remix)
Sultan + Shepard provide the VIP treatment for their “Miles to Your Heart” with Rock Mafia and Bahari. The duo transforms it into a smooth, emotive dance tune that will pierce your cold dead heart..or that’s just me.
Gorgon City & MK – There For You (Warehouse Mix)
I am a huge fan of pretty much anything Gorgon and MK do. Their track “There for You” is no exception. However, the two artists improve on it with their Warehouse Mix. The name says it all, this version has an underground soul.
Mark Ronson Ft. YEBBA – Don’t Leave Me Lonely (Purple Disco Machine Remix)
Purple Disco Machine makes “Don’t Leave Me Lonely” into his own track. He laces Mark Ronson and YEBBA with disco and funk elements that form an intricate sound design that’s like eardrum candy.
A-Trak – Work It Out (Dance System Remix)
The ultimate groove gets a little more groovy by Dance System. The aptly-named artist knows how to turn the temperature to 100 and start an absolute banging dance party. It’s tough to improve A-Trak’s “Work It Out”, but Dance System comes close to besting the original.
Tommy Capretto – House Is A Feeling (Robbie Rivera Remix)
Two veterans of the game connect on the “House Is A Feeling” remix. Robbie Rivera spins Tommy Capretto’s track into something more dark and mysterious. The remix has a boisterous thumping that rocks your body into a nice, soothing 124 BPM groove.
Harry Romero – Tania (Honey Dijon Remix)
I am a huge fan of Honey Dijon. She has an intoxicating and hypnotic way of producing tracks, which carries over into her mixes and DJing. Her remix of “Tania” is absolutely a delicious display of her style and provides a revitalization of “Tania”.
The original “Tania” was a club staple after it’s 2001 release and has received several remix packs that include some veterans of the club and house scene.
Chris Willis & Lenny Fontana – Top of the World (Junior Sanchez Remix)
A joyous track with a warm rumbling and a sprinkling of brass, Junior Sanchez unveils a club hit for “Top of the World”. Chris Willis is better known for his vocal work for many of David Guetta’s hit singles. His voice dances with grace through the remix.
deadmau5 – gula (ov) (Pig&Dan Remix)
The deadmau5 remix pack continues to trickle out with the Pig&Dan remix of “gula (ov)”. The duo spins a melodic techno remix that feels as if you’re on a voyage through the aphotic zone of an alien world.
Hot Chip – Spell (Superorganism Remix)
Hot Chip gets a wild and raucous remix from indie darlings Superorganism. It’s quirky and endearing just like most Superorganism music.
ONE FROM THE VAULT
London Grammar – Strong (Claude VonStroke Remix)
This week’s piece of nostalgia comes from the year 2014. London Grammar had begun their ascent off the back of their work with Disclosure and their critically acclaimed album If You Wait. Their second remix pack came with Claude VonStroke’s remix of “Strong”. Claude arranges the track into a beautiful piece of downtempo magic. It tugs at your heart and soul and truly has an emotive ambiance that attaches itself to your conscious. It’s a far cry from the wacky tech-house Claude puts out now.