Welcome back to Remix Radar! Today is the 64th edition of your favorite on-going feature. I am quite sick and have been decommissioned for the past 48 hours. Since I still love all of you, I was able to whip up this Remix Radar, but it is a shortened version due to the bug I am fighting. I will hopefully be back to normal with a full slate of remixes next week. In the meantime, here is the 64th edition of Remix Radar!
Django Django – Spirals (MGMT Remix)
Django Django and MGMT, sign me up! The duo remixes “Spirals” into an expansive 7-minute spiritual journey with a kaleidoscope of sounds. It builds, bubbles and twists with synth-heavy glee that culminates in a vibrant and rich experience that is out of this world.
BRONSON – BRONSON REMIXES N°.1
We have received the first iteration of remixes for BRONSON. Included are remixes from Skream, OFFAIAH, O’Flynn, Tunnelvisions, and Cassian whose remix dropped last week, providing a glimpse into what was in store for us. It’s an incredible remix pack with each record being great and providing a new sound experience. My favorite of the group comes from O’Flynn who remixes “VAULTS”. The British act, who’s garnered critical acclaim and support from Boiler Room and The Guardian, creates a magical sound design that breathes an ethereal vibe into the souls that listen. It’s arguably one of the coolest, most inventive sound designs of the last 6 months.
John Summit – Deep End (SIDEPIECE Remix)
I love this song and every remix iteration has also slapped. SIDEPIECE brings the newest version and highlights why the Nitti Gritti and Party Favor project has been making a lot of noise this year, which has included their massive Diplo collaboration, “On My Mind”. Their records have also appeared quite frequently in mixes adding a nice element of playability to their music.
Aluna – Sneak (Conducta Remix)
The Aluna project has enjoyed quite a bit of success for her album drop and has proven she didn’t need George to be incredible. We just received the “Kiwi Remixes” pack, which seems to be a collaborative project with the UK Garage label, Kiwi. On the pack, is the label boss, Conducta’s spin of “Sneak” who brings about a sultry energy filled with vibrancy and textured sounds. It’s an amazing remix and easily my favorite of the group.
TCTS & Saffron Stone Ft. Glowie – Better Without You (TCTS & Saffron Stone VIP Mix)
I much prefer this VIP mix from TCTS and Saffron Stone of their highly successful “Better Without You”. They peel away some of the prettiness and take the VIP mix to a far more brooding sound that is much more club friendly. I really dig the blistering synth that leads into the “drop”.
Leftwing : Kody – Keep Pushin’ On (Peter Pavlov Remix)
Peter Pavlov remixes Leftwing : Kody’s “Keep Pushin’ On” into a deep, driving, and bass-heavy House remix. The record utilizes the famous “Pushin On” sample from The Quantic Soul Orchestra featuring Alice Russell to delightful effect. Then, Peter Pavlov’s version takes it to another level juxtaposing the soulfulness with a raw and ravenous metallic sound design playfully toys with the sample. It’s a really cool composition from Pavlov.
TeaMarrr – Doin It Wrong (DJ iMarkkeyz Remix)
This remix is a banger. DJ iMarkkeyz remixes TeaMarr’s “Doin It Wrong” and brings about a really inventive sound design that blends elements of Trap, House, and Breakbeat with a little sprinkling of bassy goodness. It’s all-around a really fresh and enthralling sound.
Yolanda Be Cool – No More Sorrow (Jaded Remix)
Jaded brings a boisterous sound on their remix of Yolanda Be Cool’s “No More Sorrow”. The song blurs the lines of Tech-house, House, and even Bass House. The sound is ravenous and a bit wacky, which lends itself to an exciting and upbeat record that will set clubs off in willful bliss.
Park Hye Jin – Can you (Galcher Lustwerk Remix)
Park Hye Jin is one of the most exciting new projects of the year. She has exploded on the scene bringing about a really nice, inventive electronic sound that is backed by arguably the best tastemakers, Ninja Tune. This week we received the remix of “Can you” from Galcher Lustwerk. The Cleveland-born act brings a spicy underground style that gravels with distortion and prickles of bass to build a fresh and wild sound.
ONE FROM THE VAULT
Xinobi – Far Away Place (Jody Wisternoff & James Grant Remix)
I love this remix so much. Jody Wisternoff and James Grant remixed Xinobi’s “Far Away Place” for Anjunadeep 09 compilation and what came from it was a simply magical sound that pulls in listeners with its gravity where it then sends them into a galactic journey. I come back to it quite frequently, especially when I’m in a mood for something that’s melodic and builds a poignant sound.