Diplo and Skrillex have been gallivanting in the EDM scene as Jack Ü for some time now making beats and dropping tracks that jack and weave and cause mayhem wherever they go. Then they released their collaboration with dance music’s current Golden Goose, Kiesza, and they’ve been surfing the wave ever since after “Take Ü There” garnered support from Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Tiësto, and remixes by some of the EDM scene’s current talents. Which brings us to this remix: a future bass/dubstep hybrid by Canada’s Zeds Dead.
All of the elements of the original track remain: Kiesza’s swooning vocals layered over a selection of layered synths and pads which all lead to a sensational crescendo into a devastating drop. While the original crashed into a trap beat, this edit swerves straight into a slippery, thick helping of bass and anthemic synths while tripped out snares and kick drums carry the weight. The fusion of styles are intricately ripe making this edit a satisfying detour into bass heavy territory. And, ultimately, its a remix that departs from its peers and shapes its own space during the recent onslaught of remixes for this particular track.
The Zeds Dead remix of “Take Ü There” doesn’t see a release until Dec. 22, but you can listen to it after the jump.
One of the busiest DJs out there in the scene, LA’s Vice, has a new treat for us as Wednesday gives way to the free fall that will eventually get us to Friday. Known primarily for his work as a progressive house and electro producer, Vice channels his inner Tchami for a high energy, super dose of real deep vibes on Schoolboy Q’s “frat rap” standard, “Hell Of A Night.” We’re talking all the makings of a certified banger: punchy synth progressions, atmospheric build-ups into cataclysmic drops, and a fantastic repurposing of Schoolboy Q’s vocals layered over blistering, 80′s electronica inspired pads. If Vice were Victor Frankenstein, this would be the marvelous creation concocted in a secret lab. And thankfully, we here at Blisspop don’t shy away from monsters. We lovingly accept them.
Hit up Vice’s Facebook for the free download and listen to his remix after the jump.
New York’s Sajeeb Saha – aka Jai Wolf – has been becoming a stronger signal on the indie dance transistor radio for a few months now with his unique take on traditional future bass and trap music styles. Glitchy, harmonic, and contagious, the DJ/Producer has been making electronic music since high school and with affiliations like OWLSA, Adventure Club, and Diplo, it looks like his presence is only gonna grow.
His newest remix, a sweet and snappy rendition of Dirty South’s “With You,” is a testament to his talents for thinking outside of the box and melding multiple sub-genres into a unique amalgamation of tastes. Building with elements reminiscent of complextro and piano driven house music, Sajeeb finds a groove in a cascading shower of synths and methodical bass notes which power the track into the stratosphere thereby taking us to the stars. It’s a track that pushes us into a journey and cajoles us into closing our eyes and just going with it. Dreamy and smooth, this is a go-to track for lifting the dancefloor to spiritual wellness.
Listen to the remix after the jump.
Hello party people!
This week’s Too Funk Tuesday is brought to you by Thanksgiving and all the other glorious holidays to come. The selection of tracks below is an amalgamation of different sounds, tempos and vibes — each beautiful and unique in the way only electronic music can be. Dance hard and long to these 5 tracks and make sure to keep your head up as you close out this short week!
SAILORS — Addicted
This track has it all! It mixes melodic experimental sounds with soul house then spins it on its head by bringing an up tempo set of bpm. Strong synths sooth your ears along with a sweet, almost sexy, refrain that keeps the fist — and the heart — pumping. Enjoy this absolute piece of fire:
Joker — Midnight
Really heavy, and I mean almost on a trap level. The production on this makes it a massive tune, not too mention that I think its uses J-Lo’s “Waiting for Tonight” as its vocal sample (totally correct me if I’m wrong). This track is dance floor shaker, a force that is not meant to be reckon with. Enjoy!
Wolfgang Gartner — Unholy (AMTRAC Remix)
The homie Amtrac is back with another unbelievable remix of “Unholy.” Seriously so impressed with his ability to touch almost any song and make it into dance gold…this track speaks volumes of how much ability this man possesses. Repping Louisville, Kentucky, I must say he’s quickly becoming one of my favorite names in the house game and this song exemplifies why. The energy of the bass, the swoon of the electric guitar and the impact of the kick is definitely worth a listen:
Justin Faust — Slowin On (Mastercris Remix)
Good lord, Discotexas is one label that knows how to throwdown. If you imagine taking the very essence of french touch and putting some electro bass on top, you have this German wunderkind. Mastercris does well with this one and truly puts a great spin on an already sexy nu disco track, done by renounced producer Mr. Justin Faust. Driving basslines and heavy synths, this dance floor soul record will bring your head to a steady bounce.
Felix Jaehn — Shine Everyday (MIX OF THE WEEK)
This is a well deserved crown for Felix Jaehn, an awesome producer from Hamburg Germany. He’s been on my radar for a little while now but I think he’s ready to come out shine! His new Shine EP is pretty legit, and definitely worth a listen. The set begins a little slow, but its uplifting and groovy track mix keep you engaged and running with it. Hit the 10 minute mark and you’ve got a full on buzz by then. I hope the track list comes soon because this is one to keep steady dancing too.
Easily one of our favorite producers of the last year, Lxury has released nothing but forward thinking and absurdly addicting music. Luckily, he’s showing no signs of deviating from that path, gearing up for a sophomore EP on the ever awesome Greco Roman. “Pick You Up” shares some sonic similarities with his Playground EP with its high tempo and light-hearted, nostalgic feel. The track sounds like Lxury’s reaction to the current UK house trend mixing the sound with influences of bass and indie dance as well. The track is wholly unique and enjoyable. Listen below: