A couple years ago, Lana Del Rey’s “Summertime Sadness” was turned into a massive hit thanks to Cedric Gervais’ progressive twist making it into an anthem for an entire summer season. This take on Del Rey’s swooning song about young love, however, takes it to a whole new level.
Crafted by unknown DJ/Producer Will LaHaye, who goes by the pseudonym Divinity Project, this remix blends a stunning appreciation for theatricality with hard hitting complextro notes without sacrificing the raw, timeless vocals that Del Rey is known for. Opening with orchestral accompaniment and a lone piano, Divinity Project’s remix sweeps into synthesizers and a classic build/drop before ushering in waves of electronic bliss that are reminiscent of artists like NERVO or Oliver without truly jumping headfirst into the #EDM pool. What results is a remix that bangs, drops, flips, and rages in a carefree way while maintaining an individual identity. Needless to say, Divinity Project is now on our bass radar – and he should be on yours as well.
Listen to the Divinity Project remix of Lana Del Rey’s “Summertime Sadness” below.
Tonight, we wanted to celebrate the amazing party that is SPF420′s Moving Castle party. We’re going to [attempt] to cover the event throughout the night (so lost as Jordan doesn’t fall asleep…). Stay tuned for updates covering tonight’s sure to be a banger all nighter.
[8:31] Holy hell this is popping. This is a straight future banger.
[8:41] This is bubbly goodness.
[8:43] This is an amazing “When the Fire Starts to Burn” – Disclosure remix! It is swoon-worthy.
[8:50] Groovy. Super groovy. That bass is killer.
[8:52] “He’s setting fire to the tables.”
[8:56] Slaying that “1, 2 Step” – Ciara ft. Missy Elliot throwback.
Update: There are ~193 people on www.spf420.com and one of them could possibly be Drake.
[9:09] This “Sad Machine” – Porter Robinson remix is slowed down and such a smooth groove. Love it.
[9:25] Fantastic mix *snaps*
Update: Chet Porter is playing.
[9:38] Falling for “Fallin” – JAILO & AOBeats
[9:45] I am loving all the Disclosure remixes. This “White Noise” remix is 100 banger.
[9:55] Holy wow Jailo is killing it. This mix is so good, greatly hope it ends up on the Internet.
Update: Thank you Jailo
[10:18] His beats are absolutely unstoppable.
[10:22] This is a beautiful beat overload. DC is taking future beats way into the future.
[10:28] This mix is hotter than Guy Fieri’s hair.
Update: Treehaus will be joining Hunt for the Breeze aka best day ever.
[10:31] Hitting hard with that Cavalier track.
Update: There are 260 people catching Dirty Chocolate right now!
[10:39] DC, you a 10. We should tip you. (i.e. “Shawty Is A Ten” – Dreams)
[10:46] This intro is poppin off.
[10:49] Oh snap this is funktastic.
[10:57] I’m falling in love just listening to his mix. It’s sultriness covered in glitter.
[11:04] That drum line is insane!
[11:05] Oh my god there are birds chirping over “Stay The Night” – Zedd ft. Hayley Williams. This is genius.
[11:06] His first live set was on the hottest of fires.
[11:14] HFTB is on fire. King of the industrial banger.
[11:21] Treehaus b2b HFTB is an underwater utopia.
[11:33] His drops are unlike anything else.
[11:39] This production is the ultimate trap-sterpiece.
[11:42] A remix of “Ignition (Remix)” – R. Kelly is absolutely out of this world. HFTB is the official mechanical trap king.
Update: Thank you HFTB
[11:54] Brett Blackman is wearing a pizza onesie, holding a cat, and dancing with a whale stuffed animal.
[11:57] “Because I Got High” – Afroman followed by “High You Are” – What So Not lol
Update: Happy Birthday Moving Castle!
[12:01] “Wannabe” – Spice Girls followed by “Mr. Brightside” – The Killers. Can this mix get any more hype?
[12:08] I’m in love with this set (and the “Coco (gnash cover)” – O.T. Genasis)
[12:12] Turning up with “Miss You (Jai Wolf Remix)” – kitty.
[12:15] Closed out with “Reefer Party” – Wiz Khalifa and spent his entire set dancing in absolute perfection. For his first DJ set, he slayed. Bow down.
[12:18] Hot dayum a Lil Kim remix! This mix is off the chain.
Update: #MVNGCSTL420 is now trending on Twitter.
[12:27] More Disclosure always. Thank you for another “White Noise” remix.
[12:33] AOB dropping the bass like it’s nobody’s business!
[12:49] That Manila Killa tag is stupid good.
[12:55] A gorgeous flip of “Tennis Court (Flume Remix)” – Lorde into “No Scrub” – TLC into a Jai Wolf mashup. MK’s transitions have been on point.
[12:58] Dropping that fantastic “Pink Medicine” – Bearson remix
[1:04] MK killing this “Blue Jeans” – Lana del Rey remix and the dance moves.
[1:06] It’s about time we got a “Latch” – Disclosure ft. Sam Smith remix.
[1:07] Manila Killa, the OG of Twinkly Beats
[1:16] Tonight was great, then MK played some Blink-182 ftw.
[1:29] Throwbacks on throwbacks continuing with some Backstreet Boys
[1:32] Holy moly ROBO is on fire immediately with the *dopest* “Trap Queen” – Fetty Wap remix I’ve heard to date.
[1:36] The Kid’s “2 On” – Tinashe remix is too good.
[1:39] I’ve been waiting all night to hear “BBHMM” – Rihanna and this drum n bass rework is hot hot hot!
[1:42] Look at the flick of that wrist as ROBO spins fire on these tables (i.e. “Flicka DaT Wrist” – Chedda Da Connect ft. T-Wayne)
[1:47] This set is one huge banger. The eternal banger.
[1:59] This mix goes so hard for 2am and it’s sexcellent. Also RBK’s “Diamonds For Breakfast” – AOBeats & Jai Wolf & Manila Killa ft. Mark Johns remix is nuts.
[2:18] Hot damn dropping this Jersey banger aka “ONLY (Vices Remix) – Nicki Minaj ft. Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown
[2:22] This set is all rap and it’s all I wanted 6 hours into SPF420.
Update: Atlas Bound also just announced a Mark Johns collaboration out May 4th (in case you thought this night couldn’t get more amazing.)
[2:30] Unreal vibes coming from Vices.
[2:36] Sounds like: Jersey club turning up so hard on a Monday.
[2:51] Obsessed with the beat they’re dropping over “Talking Body” – Tove Lo.
[2:57] That pop is insanely gr9.
[3:15] “Diamonds For Breakfast” just dropped for again!
[3:30] Killing it on this housey “Thinking About You” – Calvin Harris ft. Ayah Marar remix.
[3:55] “I sampled my dog” – Catt Moop
[4:00] All this synth is off the hook.
[4:22] Keeping it bouncy and light this early in the am.
[4:29] Deep house to die for.
[4:32] Premiered new Mark Johns X Tjani (!) and it’s 500 swoon-worthy
[5:01] Damn definitely popping some unreleased Oshi X Mark Johns.
[5:05] MJ’ vocals are str8 fire. Much en fuego.
[5:06] Oh hot damn MJ just remixed “All Day” – Kanye West and her vocals are hot 500.
[5:08] Absolutely slaying on her cover of “Rehab” – Amy Winehouse.
[5:09] Her vocals over “Cherry Funk” – Pomo ft. Kaytranada are luscious.
[5:13] MJ remixes ftw.
*Sleep happened sorry*
Tuesdays can be overwhelming, especially for those of us searching through the new releases that are all put out (in the U.S. at least) on Tuesdays, but DC-based DJ/producer Pentamon’s forthcoming release, The Afterworld EP, made my Tuesday search for music worthwhile. The EP consists of two tracks, “Virgil” and “The Afterworld.” The dark mood set by The Afterworld EP will haunt you, but this is the type of haunting that techno-enthusiasts crave. In February, we featured “Virgil” on Blisspop. Here is “Virgil:”
Similar to “Virgil,” “The Afterworld” fuses acid and techno. Listen to “The Afterworld” below:
On Tuesday, April 28th, be sure to check out this gem among all the other music released that day. The Afterworld EP will be released on Teenage Riot Records.
Australian producer Mike Metro just released his original track “In The Dark” along with a few remixes on Medium Rare Recordings. One of the remixes comes from Kyle Watson, a producer out of Johannesburg, South Africa. He’s been featured on labels such as Dirtybird, Get Physical, Gruuv, and Ultra and it seems like he is still expanding his repertoire. He gave this nu-disco track a proper makeover, giving it a jackin’ beat that it is characteristic of his other tracks. Be sure to check out the other remixes from Wordlife and London, too!
Sound off for the glorious+free top tracks of the week.
1. Major Lazer & DJ Snake – Lean On ft. MØ (Pusher Remix)
Thank you Pusher for not overproducing this wonderful track. The Canadian producer added a subtle boost to this banger and it makes you fall in the love with the track all over again.
2. Masego x Medasin - Girls That Dance
This track has everything: a gorgeous sax solo, smooth soulful vocals, the most intriguing drop and OMG that bass line is so perfectly funky. There’s some “trap scat” and wow oh wow it’s everything you never knew you needed. Their “The Pink Polo EP” will surely be outstanding when it drops.
3. StéLouse – Sunday Chords
You could DL this track or you could do yourself a favor and DL the entire Hebinomichi Vol 2 compilation (also because it features more Pusher). Do it to it because this song is sick. If that weren’t enough, he also collab-ed with KRNE this week and dropped another equally beautiful chimes infused trap track.
4. Kendrick Lamar - King Kunta (Wave Age Remix)
Ow ow Blisspop’s own Wave Age aka Caleb L’Etoile kills it with this house remix of Kendrick’s flawless track. Hold on tight for this banger.
5. Misogi & Andrea – Love U
This flip of Mario’s 2004 throwback “Let Me Love You” is the chillest of chillwave. The track, off the newest Moosetape compilation, is dark and dreamy and echoes with emotional.
6. Oshi – Ice Tea
I’m just saying you can’t do better than this Drizzy flip.
7. Rihanna – BBHMM (LUCA LUSH x Brasstracks)
I think I just fell in love. This is the jazziest version of this Rihanna track you never knew you needed. It’s the perfect banger you’ll spend all week listening to on repeat.
8. Joy. – Stone (Tapes Remix)
Tapes takes this very quiet track and adds the most intriguing production to it. The Columbus producer takes this chilled out track to the next level with all his magical beeps and boops.
9. A Sol Mechanic – Wait And See (ft. JoJo Armani)
The vocals on this song are phenomenal. This is sultriness to the max.
10. James Blake – Limit To Your Love (Cazzette Bootleg)
This Cazzette bootleg TURNS UP James Blake and it’s absolutely fabulous.
11. Kill Paris – Operate ft. Royal
Hot dayum hottest track I’ve heard all week. This track is downright sexy af.