Eric Prydz has been on fire as of late between his killer remix of CHVRCHES, last year’s anthemic “Liberate,” and the powerhouse that’s his most recent outing, “Generate.” Now Kölsch, who is at the top of the game in his respective field, is on the remix of “Generate” which he has flipped into a constant build into the heavens conceived through the implementation of swirling, atmospheric pads and arpeggiated synthesizers along with the sampling of Prydz’s hook into what could only be described as an exercise in exultation. It’s spiritual cleansing in an audio format: the kind of music that evening raves into the early hours of the morning was made for or, at the very least, the pleasant reminder as to why we love dance music in the first place.
With a forthcoming release in the next few weeks, this is one you’re gonna want to get your hands on. Stream Kölsch’s remix of “Generate” by Eric Prydz below.
Dennis Kruissen is back with a smokey new remix of r&b bad boy The Weeknd. “Devil May Cry” is turned into a massive piano house thumper complete with speaker shaking bass and airy guitar lines. Kruissen has a knack for mixing alot of energy into chilled out melodic tracks, and this is one of his best yet. Take a listen below and grab the DL while you can.
Last year, NYC indie-dance collective Holy Ghost surprised us with their eccentric, vibrant edit of Katy Perry’s “Birthday“: a treat that was both unexpected and pure dancefloor cheese. Following in that vein, the group has now tackled Perry’s pop ballad, “Unconditionally,” and reworked it into a space odyssey of synths, pads, and overflowing positivity. It’s the kind of psychedelic, electronic pop that cries out for tangerine trees and marmalade skies or, at the very least, going out into an evening cityscape with only a childlike sense of wonder to keep you company.
With that mentality in mind, the Holy Ghost rendition of “Unconditionally” plays out in many ways like a soundtrack of sorts for a night out with friends, drinks, laughs, and the hope that you’ll all still be awake as the sun comes up. Built upon a foundation of layers which peel back exposing rich harmonies that coalesce with Perry’s vocals in the latter half, the DFA rockers have outdone themselves with this remix; it beautifully captures the essence of trying to keep the inner, youthful flame ignited and lit.
Stream Holy Ghost’s remix of Katy Perry’s “Unconditionally” below and pick up their remix album, Work For Hire, via digital music retailers.
This remix is out of this w o r l d. PLS&TY takes future bass to the extreme. This track has everything: grungy synth, killer percussion, a bright melody over an already undeniably great song. He accents André 3000 and Big Boi’s lyrics with dancey future bass and fills this throwback with the most stellar vibes. His Outcast remix is a follow up to his equally as brilliant Nelly Furtado and Baby Bash remixes and shows just what classic, but elevated taste the young 19 year-old has developed.
Beshken doesn’t mess around. Positivity flows through his incomparable soundscapes like water comes out of a tap and while many of his indie/future bass peers strike a common path, the Santa Monica based producer goes out of his way to venture into the woods without a map. This mentality strikes a chord as each remix and original he’s released to date has had a magnetic quality based on the element of surprise; a trait often seen from his choices to suddenly drop into detours that sample from an eclectic array of sub genres.
His newest remix, a hang-gliding, carefree take on Marvin Gaye’s “Ain’t That Peculiar,” is a triumph that punctures and blips as much as the floating synths raise the track much like yeast rises in freshly baked bread. The remix is soft and pillowy allowing listeners to allow themselves to feel warm and cozy as the ambient pads envelop the interstitial space between dreams and reality. It’s as chill as summer vibes go, perfecting the fine balance between indie electronica and fratboy house, and it pairs well with a mojito. Surprising, lusty, and spirited, Beshken’s version of “Ain’t That Peculiar” goes above and beyond straight for the clouds.
You can stream the track below and visit Beshken’s SoundCloud page for a free download.