Remix Radar has arrived! We have another great week of remixes, which I think will continue all the way up to the Christmas and Holiday season. We feature remixes from MK, the legend Skream, and Wookie, plus some other great records that deserve your attention. Scroll down for all the fun!
Love Regenerator With Steve Lacy – Live Without Your Love (MK Remix)
To kick things off this week, we start with MK’s remix of Calvin Harris’s Love Regenerator collaboration with Steve Lacy, “Live Without Your Love”. First, I really dig the new project from Calvin and appreciate him doing something different from the big room, commercial side of things. Second, MK scores major points for bringing a timeless, classic House vibe to the record that slaps with tantalizing fun. This is probably my favorite MK record of the last year, which says a lot, since I am usually a big fan of his work.
Lila Drew – Dad’s Van (Skream Remix)
The original dubstep don, Skream, provides the remix of “Dad’s Van” from indie-pop act, Lila Drew. The remix is simply amazing and builds a sensational sound that wraps around you with prickly synths and the right amount of percussion to hit you with a connective poignancy. Skream swerves away from the dubstep to build something that wouldn’t feel out of place in a coming of age movie or being played before a Clairo show.
Disclosure & Mick Jenkins – Who Knew? (Wookie Remix)
Only a few weeks after the release of Disclosure’s third album, we already get a remix. Wookie hops on the train to remix “Who Knew?”, the collaboration with Mick Jenkins. I really dig Wookie’s exploration to a wubby low-end sound and I feel it works even better than the original. There’s something about a darker, grimmier feel that I think takes it to an even better, doper level. Wookie nailed this remix and deserves the recognition.
Duke Dumont – Duality Remixed
Duke Dumont just dropped the complete remix pack for his debut album, Duality. It is safe to say it is one of the best remix packs of the last 5 years, if not longer. For our consistent readers, you will already know that I’ve featured most of the single released remixes from the likes of Tensnake, Will Easton, Purple Disco Machine, and Cerrone. The full pack includes a handful of new spins that include Will Clarke, Luttrell, Jonas Rathsman, Vintage Culture & Volkoder, Kyle Kinch, and Catz ‘n Dogz. Each of the new remixes is incredible and offers something different from the originals. I would argue a few of these are just as good as the originals and potentially even better. Either way, the full remix is insanely cool and deserves a listen.
Sonny Fodera & Dom Dolla – Moving Blind (Cloonee Remix)
Sonny Fodera and Dom Dolla dropped the full remix pack for their high-octane collaboration, “Moving Blind”. We get two new remixes from Cloonee and Biscits, which follow the previous remix from Gorgon City. I really enjoy allo f these remixes, but of the new ones, I think I prefer the Cloonee remix. The fast-rising act rides the low-ends with demented glee, which rumble with ferocious energy. The Tech-House styled record is a hip-shaking, bone-rattling banger and I would love to see this one erupt a dancefloor.
CloudNone – From Here (ATTLAS Remix)
ATTLAS is quite an incredible artist and always spins tunes with nice levels of connective tissue that encapsulates listeners with a myriad of feelings. His newest release sees him remix “From Here” from Monstercat’s CloudNone. The original record was a big success as a part of the Monstercat and Rocket League collaborative project. ATTLAS, the Mau5trap backed artist, unleashes an emotionally-charged record with layers of rich, textured sounds. It’s as poignant as the end scene of Titanic.
Frankie Knuckles – Carefree (I am a Star) [Chip E Remix]
“Carefree (I Am A Star)” is the posthumous release from one of the inventors of House, Frankie Knuckles. The record features both Frankie’s production and vocals to spin a wondrous, uplifting House tune. Another House legend, Chip E, takes the reins and provides a sizzling remix for his longtime peer and friend in the Chicago scene. He focuses on a thicker beat and deeper sound that oscillates through layers of distortion and rawness.
Elohim – I’m Lost (Jacques Greene Remix)
Elohim dropped the remix pack of “I’m Lost” and with it came this strikingly beautiful reimaging from Jacques Greene. Utilizing the emotionally-charged vocal and lyrics from Elohim, Jacque builds a sonic environment that matches and furthers the connective electricity that strikes you right in the soul. You easily gravitate to the feelings of heartache that radiates from Elohim’s vocals.
Moby – Morningside (DJ BORING’s Escape Mix)
DJ BORING takes us on a wild and trippy ride on his remix of Moby’s “Morningside”. Dubbed the “Escape Mix”, the sound is titalting with a lot of interesting sounds that will keep any mind captivated. The Australian is a fast-rising act from the underground who is definitely worth keeping an eye on.
Kaz James Ft. Ali Love – Stronger (John Summit Remix)
John Summit brings us a thunderous, House tune on his remix of “Stronger” from Kaz James and Ali Love. Mr. Summit has exploded on the scene in recent months with “Deep End”. This remix of “Stronger” is similar in energy and styling with a rambunctious identity that will explode the club, once we return to the sweat-covered walls of dimly lit club spaces.
Phil Fuldner & Schwartz 100 – Fever Clip (Arno Cost & Norman Doray Remix)
Arno Cost and Norman Doray connect to remix the Phil Fuldner and Schwartz 100’s “Fever Clip”. The collaborative remix brings a deep, punchy beat and a raw House-styled record. There’s a feel of classic House to it that conjures nostalgic feelings, giving the record a timeless feel.
Wuh Oh – Softstyle (Dance System Remix)
Dance system draws inspiration from the old school Chicago scene where “jacking” was all the rage to transform Wuh Oh’s “Softstyle”. The british artist and Night Slugs co-founder knows how to create a sound that is equal parts raw and breath-taking. It truly transports listeners to a more hopeful time as it pays homage to the Chicago House guys like Frankie Knuckles and Chip E. While it does have the jacking qualities of the 80s/90s, Dance System does provide a really great modern styling to it that brings a new vibe to the table. I for one would be excited to see more “jack”-styled House records released.
Hablot Brown – GO (Detroit Swindle Remix)
Detroit Swindle provides a saucy remix of the indie-soul trio, Hablot Brown. The dutch duo builds an insatiable groove from the core of “GO” and takes it to a dancier level that works wondrously with the original’s elements. It’s quite easy to get lost in the viby wave and want to get up and dance with gleeful intensity.
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The Avalanches – Because I’m Me (Bondax Remix)
We are getting very close to the release of The Avalanches’ next album. We’ve already received some amazing singles, including the two dropped yesterday and it’s looking to be a monumental record that we should all be excited to hear. In honor, here is the Bondax remix of “Because I’m Me”, which is such a cool, party-like atmosphere that I can listen to over and over. That thick bass and groove are incredible.