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.
Nancy Whang at this point is a national treasure. As one of the pillars of New York’s DFA Records, she has made a name for herself as their Vocal Queen: a position that has allowed her to be a part of game changing groups like The Juan Maclean, Classixx, and LCD Soundsystem. Earlier this year, she released her first solo EP, The Nancy Whang Casablanca Reworks, where she payed tribute to the mega-disco label, Casablanca. And it was a marvel. In fact, her collaboration with Audiojack, the Italo-disco groover “Like An Eagle,” was such a stand out track that we believed nothing would be able to touch it and pay it justice. Until now.
This particular cut from Whang’s EP has gotten the edit treatment by Colorado’s Funk Hunk and it is just as spirited and inspired as one would expect from the Denver based disco wizard. That said, the beauty of this release is the track comes to us in two-fold: the first is a slow paced, blistering hot, low BPM monster; the second is an entrancing synthscape arpeggiated to great effect. And while these new edits of Ms. Whang’s disco extravaganza are indebted to the source, seeing as they throb and pulse with many of the familiar tones from the original track, Funk Hunk has managed to retool each element in a way that allows for a comfortable distinction between each cut. In other words, his take isn’t about remaking a remake, but rather it’s building upon it and adding to the legacy which, in many ways, is the true sign of a masterful producer.
Check out both edits after the jump and visit Funk Hunk’s SoundCloud for free downloads of each version.
We love option4 so much our mom’s are constantly asking when we’ll bring him home so she can meet him. Seriously, the Denver producer is so on point it’s hard to rival him. His latest remix is one of his best yet, twisting an indie pop track courtesy of Kid Astray, into a hip hop flavored deep house banger. It’s an unstoppable force of dance floor goodness and the perfect tip to get you in the mood for the weekend. Check it out below:
Cassian’s “Running” has easily been one of our favorite and most played songs this year. It’s a perfect blend of infectious melody and dance floor fever. They’ve started unveiling remixes for the package, and the first comes by way of duo, Set Mo. They give the track a deeper rub, working the vocals over a rubbery bass line for dance floor goodness. Listen below
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.