Priming us for all of the sun, pineapple, and colorful Ray-Bans on the horizon, the Palm Springs Purveyor of Positivity, Corey Hurley aka Colour Vision, remixed indie dance vibe superstar Penguin Prison to full effect. Kicking off with a conga groove before letting a series of marimbas carry us away to the Caribbean, Hurley complements Chris Glover’s vocals with spacious reverb and additional percussion that dazzles and grooves while a very minimal, bouncy bass bumps in the background. Anything that feels this good should be considered sinful, but thankfully, Colour Vision makes the journey irresistible and pure. Nothing to worry about.
Listen to the Colour Vision remix of Penguin Prison’s “Never Gets Old” below.
With a steady stream of bangers under his belt during the past few months, it appears as if Florida native and recent Cali transplant Chris Bushnell has plenty of secrets up his sleeve for 2015. Following his impulses that take him somewhere between UK grime, G-house, and future house, the young DJ/producer has branded himself in a very unique light that sets him apart from other young, former #EDM DJs in the game; something that is made very clear in his most recent single effort, his remix of Travi$ Scott’s “Upper Echelon.”
Travi$ Scott is an eclectic choice for sure, but Bushnell’s knack for seamlessly transitioning hip-hop into a more electro-infused mold is a talent that isn’t easily refuted based on his recent works “Only That Real” and “She All About.” But with Travi$ Scott as his base, what results is a grease fire of an edit that arguably goes harder – and smoother – than everything that has come before this showing both a sense of matured restraint and evolution as a producer. Combined with sharp, excise claps, kicks, and snares complementing a mammoth bassline running at a brisk 4 mins. 46 sec., this remix is a perfect dose of adrenaline for the dancefloor. Or, for some of us, our morning commute. Either way, this track truly marks Bushnell’s ascent into the upper echelon.
Listen to the remix below and visit Chris Bushnell’s SoundCloud for details on the free download.
English duo Waze and Odyssey seem to have the club hit recipe down pat. Fresh off their makeover of R. Kelly’s Bump N’ Grind, they’ve done it again with their remix of The New Sins’ “Lights Down.”
Taking the drum-heavy, atmospheric, and techy original from the The New Sins, they put their own personal touch on the track, giving some cross over appeal with a poppy, thumpy bass, horn progression, and their trademark high pitched string pad.
There’s no doubt this track will be a summer anthem – already a club staple and its release isn’t until March 30. Expect to hear it everywhere in the coming months, so support is pretty much mandatory.
Watch out for the release. Have a listen below in the meantime.
All of the 90′s kids in the room are about to get seriously nostalgic. The latest from Julius Jetson – one of the boys from D.C.’s Nü Androids crew – is a fiery banger that oozes good ol’ fashioned, tasty audio sleaze.
Reviving Justin Timberlake’s immortal “SexyBack” and injecting it with a killer dosage of G-house flavor, Mr. Jetson transforms Timberlake’s original by laying on thick layers of crispy hi-hats and upbeat piano stabs that build to a spectacular crescendo before bottoming out into a bassline perfect for anyone in the general vicinity looking to jack their body. So don’t be surprised if Timbaland’s main commandment to “get your sexy on” strikes a nerve which results in an overwhelming urge to bust-a-move. It’s going to happen. Just go with it.
Listen to the Julius Jetson remix of “SexyBack” below and be sure to visit his SoundCloud for the link to download the track for free.
Blisspop contributor Phil Hafner, better known as his alter ego PHILCO, has been burning up Washington, D.C.’s underground scene for the past year or so with his DJ sets which are expertly curated, seamless, and masterfully executed. Generally new to the production game, his influences from labels like Hot Creations, Defected, and Turbo Recordings are without a doubt displayed in his original work. His latest remix, an edit of Katy B’s “5 AM,” is no exception to these characteristics as a tastemaker.
Circling around a minimalist bassline that drives the action through a foray of sharp snares and hi-hats, PHILCO’s remix ramps up the feels with uplifting piano stabs and a dazzling, thematic pad. And while Katy B’s original vocals are chopped up, the feeling is ever present and serves a very dramatic purpose as it generates energy that propels the track out of the speakers and into the soles of your shoes (which, to be fair, should be in a constant state of shuffling from the moment someone presses play on this track). This is the kind of sexy, pure, pool party magic we need as it starts to warm up outside and PHILCO knows just how to serve it.
Listen to the remix below and visit PHILCO’s SoundCloud for a free download of the track.