Dragon Energy – A Kanye Remix EP by Back Talk

The inventive electronic trio “Back Talk” just dropped a new project where they reimagined five of their favorite Kanye songs with their own unique spin. The group was inspired after passing around “Season 2” of Dissect, a podcast centering on the creation of Kanye’s greatest album MBDTF. The podcast was a catalyst for the group to discuss how much the music and career of West had inspired their own production and creative endeavors. The discussion led to the idea of remixing a Kanye song but the idea came “Why stop at just one?”. Enter “Dragon Energy” Back Talks remix EP that spans some of Kanye’s most triumphant albums, but this is only the start, Back Talk claims to have even more completed remixes in the vault, but ran into copyright issues on the streaming services. Stream all five public remixes here.

Van Bobbi – “Amelia Earhart” + Afterglo Remix

Attention: Van Bobbi is back with a souped-up remix of his original hit “Amelia Earhart”. Afterglow, the man responsible for this remix treat is a new producer hailing from the Chicago area – a city rich in top-notch future production. Expect to hear a lot more from both him and Van Bobbi in the near future. In the meantime, take a listen and get that blood flowing. The dance floor awaits.

Van Bobbi – “Vicious Appetite” // “Morro Bay” JNL Remix

Sounding something like Hall & Oates meets future RnB production, Van Bobbi is back with the that genre defying Pop sound he’s becoming known for.

“Vicious Appetite is about being trapped by the anxiety that comes with being a creative person in LA. It’s like a relentless lover that keeps you up at night..and in bed all day, whispering un-sweet nothings in your ear.”

Bonus: Check out JNL’s remix of Van Bobbi’s “Morro Bay“.

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Remix Roundup 77 – [Part 2] – Sacre, Spice Girls, Clairo, Hayden James

Hey all, we decided to keep things going w/ our re-introduction to the “Remix Roundup”. While we don’t have any official expectations or a set schedule, I’m going to see if I can keep these coming for you…. I’ve still got a fair amount of older and newer remixes backlogged, so I’ll try my best to mix them both in. Also, if you guys are interested, I’m starting a Spotify “Best Remixes” playlist you can follow.  Keep in mind that most remixes never make it to Spotify and iTunes :(

Remix Roundup 77 – [Part 1] – Chelsea Cutler, Bazzi, Oliver Nelson, Clean Bandit

Hey all, we decided to keep things going w/ our re-introduction to the “Remix Roundup”. While we don’t have any official expectations or a set schedule, I’m going to see if I can keep these coming for you…. I’ve still got a fair amount of older and newer remixes backlogged, so I’ll try my best to mix them both in. Also, if you guys are interested, I’m starting a Spotify “Best Remixes” playlist you can follow.  Keep in mind that most remixes never make it to Spotify and iTunes :(

Remix Roundup 76 – [Part 1.] – Whethan, Emilia Ali, DUAN, and Bayonne!

I’m back kids. In case y’all don’t remember me (Joel), I used to run these here Remix Roundups. I won’t bore you with my life story, but lot has happened since then… I started the nationwide party “Dance Yourself Clean“, a record label “Lights & Music Collective“, and a music project w/ a couple friends called “Back Talk” (see remix in part 2). That’s great and all, but we all know you’re here for the music, so lets get to it. Below are a gaggle of remixes I’ve been listening to over the past six months or so. Part 1 of 2.

Koresma – “The Overlook (Common Tiger Remix)” + “Forest Sang” (Good Lee Remix) // Art: Julian Glander

This remix of TBE favorite “The Overlook” starts off faithful to the original, but the DJ flips, re-pitching, and new parts grow as you make your way through, leaning more fully into the trip-hop elements present in the original and giving it an attitude that was missing before. Common Tiger helps us rediscover something we thought we knew.

You can download this track for free HERE.

Koresma gets another tasty remix from Good Lee, this time on a more drastic scale. Good Lee reimagines “Forest Sang” entirely, as if changing the perspective of the forest from the chorus of treetop birds as seen from above to the low fog gathering calmly at the base of the tree trunks. It’s a dramatic shift, but it still feels distinctly at home with the rest of Koresma’s music.

Download the remix for free HERE, and listen to the original on VINYL MOON Volume 031: The Nature Of Inner Space.

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