Everything about this song is cool. It vibes with the same breezy, tropical feel trio Autograf consistently creates throughout their music. This song has some killer jazzy drums and is the perfect summer groove. It will 100% make you dance. I don’t know if I love the piano or the synth riffs more. As someone who doesn’t really like house music, I really like this remix because it’s just so happy and pure. It’s a song that make smile. And everything about this remix is 2 on because it’s also the most tropical of bangers.
Enjoy Autograf’s latest remix “Cool”:
& give it a ❤️ on hypem!
Ready or not, here come DC-based DJ/Producers Flying Fortress and Micah Vellian with a new remix of the Fugees’ classic hit, “Ready or Not.” These two artists are no strangers to the spotlight – Flying Fortress (a.k.a. Canine Teeth, real name: Erik Anderson) and Micah Vellian (Miguel Lacsamana) have been crushing the DC music scene for a while now. Micah Vellian also is known for his role in the DJ/Producer troupe Volta Bureau. Volta Bureau, composed of Blisspop founder Will Eastman, Outputmessage, and Micah Vellian, topped the Beatport Indie Dance chart with this gem.
The arrangement and composition for the “Ready or Not” remix came to Flying Fortress in a dream. This is a remix most producers could only dream of making, but Flying Fortress and Micah Vellian made the dream into a reality. Listen to their take on “Ready or Not” below:
Keep an eye on Flying Fortress, Micah Vellian, and DRKarts – their sound and shows around town are not to be missed!
A proper disco edit is hard to come by these days in the mainstream circles of the dance music community which is why Norwegian producer Todd Terje is a godsend. With many notable edits in his repertoire that range from Chaka Khan and the Bee Gees to more contemporary artists like Lindstrøm in addition to his wildly monumental LP It’s Album Time from last year, Terje is the kind of producer that is firmly rooted in music from the past that spirals and traverses into winding, spaced out paths. For him, it’s all about the journey.
His take on Jaga Jazzist‘s “Oban,” which is out ahead of the release of their Starfire LP due in June on London’s Ninja Tune, is the kind of rush of blood to the head that Terje fans would expect from him. But where this edit differs from past work is the finesse applied to the latter portion of the track is it ventures further into the rabbit hole into a breakbeat, electronica fueled bender; a move, no doubt, taken from his experiences working on It’s Album Time. What results is something similar to Daft Punk’s “Giorgio By Moroder” off their Random Access Memories album as it seems to drive through multiple periods of dance music in the attempt to create an audio-erotic odyssey that masterfully stimulates the senses. This is the kind of diversion only Todd Terje could produce and for that he deserves a standing ovation.
Listen to Todd Terje’s remix of “Oban” below and look out for Jaga Jazzist’s album, Starfire, due for release in June via Ninja Tune.
“Everybody knows I’m a futurist.” The hook of Golden Coast‘s “Futurist” suggests a certain respect for the future or, at the very least, looking forward without trying to get bogged down in the present. This mentality is very interesting given the state of indie dance now as it begins to be overshadowed by deep house, techno, and tropical. So what does it take to go beyond and reach further than the competition in a landscape such as this? Find the talent that will be there in the future after the dust settles; find the kids that want to push through the artifice.
It makes sense that D.C. DJ/Producer Eau Claire is on the remix for Golden Coast’s “Futurist.” Having already established a very forward thinking production style which is seen on her remixes of Pink Feathers, Marvin Gaye, and her work as half of Man & Woman, Eau Claire breathes a particular panache that elevates the tropes of indie dance to something which oozes style. Evident in her work on “Futurist,” she sews together the signature piano patterns, fluffy pads, and touches of tropical house that have defined her edits thus far. The vocals – upbeat and pop without being too sugary – work wonderfully in this setup as they complement the instrumental in a familiar, warm manner which invites one to daydream. Simply put, this remix transcends boundaries and defies indie dance expectations: a trait that, if enough producers follow suit, may move the subgenre forward as artists begin to take notice of the newer trends in dance music.
Listen to Eau Claire’s remix of Golden Coast’s “Futurist” below.
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.