The Berlin duo Brame & Hamo got old school with this remix out now on Heist Recordings. With releases on Heist, Splendor & Squalor, and Dirt Crew, these guys have an affinity for that vinyl-crackling, deep sound. Their remix of “Lefty’s Bar” is one for those that are into deep house that has its roots in funk and disco. This is a track that deserves a vinyl release, and that’s just what it got. Grab it on wax along with some other tracks from Detroit Swindle, Nachtbraker, and more right here.
I’ve always had a soft spot for Brenmar. Also, I love BOT (and Main Course), so obviously I love this track. The original is very hip hop and club oriented, as Brenmar’s tracks usually are. He has a way of mixing Jersey and B-more club into one and making virtually anybody want to dance to it. BOT capitalized on those qualities and made a quality jackin’ remix. It’s out on Fool’s Gold Records now so go grab it!
Looking to go the more complicated route than following the handbook for basic pop idols, Melanie Martinez has shown a level of self-awareness displayed by artists like Lady Gaga and Madonna in their prime. And even though the original holds up as ecstatic pop goodness, the Solstis remix of her single “Soap” from Cry Baby, may very well win her some new fans.
Solstis, the Chicago based winners of this year’s Electric Forest Discovery Project, have flipped “Soap” into a future bass-y, chilled out series of waves that sooth and caress feels as they bump and groove with each percussive kick. Atmospheric, melodic, and enchanting, the duo’s focus on ambience is the prime factor which makes the overall piece work as well as it does. The remix is inviting, it moves, but above all else it asks us as the listener to mentally drift off somewhere nice and warm.
The Solstis remix of “Soap” is now available as a free download.
B-Ju is known for being a bit of a genre bender, but usually keeps his productions centered around garage and/or house. This time he has brought us a chilled out remix of PLPS, this time leaning in the direction of UK garage. He has had releases on labels like Dirtybird and Food Music, so if either of those labels interest you then this dude is certainly worth checking out.
What you’re about to hear will blow your mind. From the moment you press play on German artist Lane 8′s new remix of Solomon Grey’s “Miradors,” you’ll know what you’re hearing is special. I’m going limit the length of this write up, but what I will say is that a) this remix has one of the best intros of any track in 2015, b) the remix skillfully keeps the listener’s attention for its duration (over nine minutes), and c) this is my favorite Lane 8 production to date. Listen here: