Remix Radar 007: Featuring Steve Aoki, Kayzo, and Dimitri Vegas
Hello Friends! Welcome to Week 007. The juice is hot and ready to flow with reckless abandon. This week has quite a few gems ranging from heavy bass to steely beats and everything in-between. Thus far, this has been my favorite week of remixes and I’m very excited to share. Take a listen now and awake your senses.
The Bloody Beetroots - Warp 2.019 (Steve Aoki & Kayzo Remix)
Steve Aoki and Kayzo serve notice to Bassheads. “Warp”, the classic from Bloody Beetroots, goes under the knife and receives a modern revitalization by Steve Aoki and Kayzo. Nothing will be better than the original, but this remix does satisfy the aggressive itch with ravenous bass while staying true to the original’s spirit. Play this at full volume to show your coworkers who the Alpha is.
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Paris Hilton - Best Friend’s Ass (Dimitri Vegas & Ariel Vromen Remix)
Dimitri Vegas teams-up with Ariel Vromen to provide a whimsical, house reprise of “Best Friend’s Ass”. The original threads the minimalist house line, whereas, this remix provides a pleasant house energy that is reminiscent to the trending vibe from artists like Fisher and Chris Lake. This one is perfect for day parties.
Alison Wonderland - Peace (Kaivon Remix)
Alison Wonderland’s “Peace” receives a dreamy, future bass remix from burgeoning artist, Kaivon. The American maestro follows a theme of “rebirth” with each release. It’s safe to say that his remix is true to his theme as he spins a new tale out of “Peace”.
MAX Ft. Quinn XCII - Love Me Less (Ookay Remix)
MAX and Quinn XCII’s beautiful pop baby known, “Love Me Less”, receives a tasty remix from powerhouse, Ookay. The original is elevated with Ookay’s bass and trap punches, while MAX’s vocals dance around listener’s eardrums leading them into each drop. The culmination is playful, yet powerful and energetic. I definitely can’t love this remix any less.
Yellow Claw Ft. Stoltenhoff - Break Of Dawn (Duke & Jones Remix)
Duke & Jones are no strangers to Yellow Claw’s Barong Family. This past may, they released the “Paradox” EP officially joining the Family. A few weeks later, the Bosses entrust the duo to provide a breathtaking remix of “Break of Dawn”. Duke & Jones keep the overall sound design minimalistic to emphasis the oscillation between bass and ominous synths. The culmination is a dazzling entry to Bass House.
Lily Wood and The Prick & Robin Schulz - Prayer in C (5th Anniversary Remix)
I am absolutely astounded that “Prayer in C” is five years old. The original was a massive global hit and was a staple on airwaves and in DJ sets from inception. It sparked massive fandoms and launched both Robin Schulz and Lilly Wood into the global conscious. Now five years later, “Prayer in C” receives a 2019 facelift to remind everyone just how influential this track was.
MARINA - Orange Trees (Claptone Remix)
Claptone conjures dark magic for his remix of MARINA’s “Orange Trees”. Claptone tends to release music spiced with funk and psychedelic overtones. For his remix of “Orange Trees”, Claptone provides a different, dark vibe, which beautifully blends with MARINA’s vocals. It’s another stunning track from the masked Claptone.
Rootkit - Voyage (Kage Remix)
Kage is a relatively newcomer to dance music. He’s been making rumblings with his remixes and originals. His remix of Rootkit’s “Voyage” highlights why this young producer is coming up in conversations. Kage removes a layer of prettiness and expertly uses distortion to add an intriguing, grime-filled vibrance.
MK - Body 2 Body (Leftwing : Kody Remix)
Leftwing : Kody evoke dazzling memories of 90s dance music as the duo remix MK’s “Body 2 Body”. The duo’s sound aesthetic pierces the eardrums while staying true to the overall vibe constructed by MK.
Dennis Lloyd - Never Go Back (Eden Prince Remix)
Dennis Lloyd has exploded up the charts and into audiences’ minds, making appearances at prestigious festivals, Coachella and Governors Ball. This time, the Israeli musician serves as the perfect muse to Eden Prince’s stylings. The UK producer sizzles and dazzles with a piano infused house remix. This track will be stuck in your head. You’ve been warned.
M-22 - White Lies (TRP Remix)
M-22 have been releasing monster club hits with the likes of “First Time”, “How Does It Feel”, and “White Lies”. The latter receives a fresh treatment from TRP that transforms the track into a prettier house bop, reminiscent of MK’s “Piece of Me”. I can see this remix being a staple of British club sets.
Sam Fender - Hypersonic Missiles (Patrick Topping Remix)
British techno and house producer, Patrick Topping, shines a spotlight on his acclaimed prowess with his remix of Sam Fender’s “Hypersonic Missiles”. Patrick completely transforms the song into a sinister techno beat, while honoring the original’s overall emotive. Sam Fender’s vocal is the perfect foil to Patrick Topping’s steely beats.
Big Wild - City Of Sound (Alex Metric Remix)
Easily my favorite remix of the week. Alex Metric absolutely dazzles with his 7 minute remix of “City Of Sound”. Big Wild’s original vibe is present within the remix. However, Alex Metric’s re-imagining is on a whole different level and the sound design is truly mesmerizing. Dance floors will explode with each twist and turn as Alex’s masterpiece unfurls.
Ferry Corsten Ft. Nevve - Freefall (DIM3NSION Remix)
This remix is for trance aficionados. Spanish trance-legend, DIM3NSON, is provides a more uplifting energy to the original “Freefall”. Overall, the remix is fresh and delightful and is a nice addition to the Trance scene.
ONE FROM THE VAULT
Flight Facilities and Christine Hoberg - Clair De Lune (Motez Remix)
The second single from Australia’s Flight Facilities, “Clair De Lune”, served as the group’s first breakthrough hit. The track exploded and was featured heavily by tastemakers, blogs and was stanned by hipsters everywhere. The track is truly an awe-inspiring piece of music.
The remix from Motez is just as delightful. He adds a synth melody and spicy snares that add an extra layer that intrigues the mind and satiates eardrums. This remix helped to bring attention to Motez and served as a launchpad to where he is now.