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.
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.
There are different types of remixes – you can throw a four-on-the-floor beat on something to make it dancefloor-ready, or you can totally reimagine the source material. This remix is one of the latter kinds. Shallou slims down the original piece considerably, removing most familiar elements save for a handful of lyrics, and passes the song through his distinct brand of downtempo electronica. It’s made for hammocks, pool floats, or any tranquil, buoyant situation you can imagine.
Float even higher with Shallou’s track “Doubt”, as featured on VINYL
As if Babe’sÂ original
Just when I thought I was losing all love for remixes I stumbled across this. At first I didn’t know it was a remix, I was simply transfixed by that floating groove that breaks down beautifully before sweeping itself up and shuffling right along. Leaving me clamoring for the repeat button. So damn good. Then I found out it about the original which I’ve included below if you somehow missed it like me. But the real magic is in this remix with less than 1000 plays on Soundcloud. Perhaps one of my favorite songs of the year. But who is Madrad…? Read more
Download the remix for free.