Brooklyn-based producer Sweater Beats breathes some new life into Flume and Chet Faker’s hit Drop the Game, released last year. While the melodies from the original are still very apparent in this remix, Sweater Beats threw in some super clean cuts, big-room synths, and my favorite addition, a violin refrain. Overall, super smooth rework from our man Sweater Beats. Look out for the drop of his Cloud City EP on HW&W this Fall.
It’s been too long since I’ve posted a track by The Two Friends, but after a few weeks of no new material we’ve finally been blessed with a brand new original track. It’s rare that I get to show my appreciation for other genres on the site, but there’s a special place in my heart for alternative and punk-rock music. Obviously their electronic production still rings clear, but the intense vocals from Breach The Summit flow into the effulgent strings ideally. This production duo has found an untapped market; melding their heavy house style to the emotion-ridden vocals of punk artists created a surprisingly equanimous sound. Cop the free download, keep up with Breach The Summit & The Two Friends on twitter, and be sure to check out the rest of their material we’ve posted.
Lido’s I Love You EP has had a buzz around it all Summer, accumulating over a million plays in the last 2 months alone. Despite the fact that the original isn’t free, producers around the world have been trying their hand at reworking the 4-track masterpiece, including Stwo’s remix of Lost that we put on the site back in July. This time McClenney is on the beat, carving a fat bass line and fluctuation drum beat into Lido’s original track ‘Money‘. As you’re hit with waves up trance-influenced production and chopped up samples of Lido, it’s impossible to keep from vibing out and nodding your head in sync with the shallow drops. Enjoy, and don’t forget to throw Lido and McClenney a follow on twitter.
One of the pioneers of that future bass downtempo sound, OBESØN delivers a remix of Ellie Goulding’s hit Burn this week. While the track may have been overplayed and over-remixed this past year, OBESØN’s rendition is in a league all of its own. The track starts out with delicate water effects and progresses slowly, subtly adding layer upon layer. Then we get the feeling of jumping off into deep water when the chorus hits at 1:11. The beat lets you down gently and soon you’ll be floating away into blissful ambience. All too hazy, all too good. Cop the free download and listen for yourself.
If you’ve been following our site for awhile, you probably remember Travi$ Scott‘s older project Owl Pharaoh. Well this single, Drive feat. James Fauntleroy, was one of the more experimental/questionable singles off the tape.. that is, until The 1975 remixed it yesterday. By sampling James Fauntleroy, they do some ridiculously involuted production that results in a smooth synth heavy EDM beat with detailed percussion setting the mellow tempo. Not only do they remake the entire beat, but they even combine Travis’s verses to omit the unorthodox arrangement and master his vocals to maintain the silky vibe. Take a drive and play this to chill your mood, and don’t forget to follow The 1975, Travi$, and James on twitter.
I missed posting The Chainsmokers, but after the viral success of their single Selfie and recent release Kanye, it’s no wonder why they’ve been putting their material on iTunes. Well as Summer 2k14 comes to an end and we all get back in our school grind the dynamic production duo dropped this original track for free, an original mix that’s been part of their set for the last few months. Although I was expecting to hear something more in the realm of their earlier indie-vibe material, they’ve seemingly mastered this synth-heavy turn up anthem. The dance beat is filthy in the best kind of way, and Polkadots is just another great song to add to their already impressive repertoire. If you like what you hear throw them a follow on twitter, or better yet you can vote for them on facebook for top 100 DJ’s.
When I glanced at the track list for DJ Cass’s Oh Hello Mix and saw artists like Sweater Beats, Cyril Hahn, and 20syl, I knew I had to prepare myself for 24 minutes of downtempo musical bliss. This bite sized mix is quite elegantly crafted; the transitions are natural and seamless, creating a feel-good ambiance that I am yet to get enough of. The song selection is synth and bass-heavy and each one complements the next all too perfectly. And although you may not recognize a lot of the songs, I guarantee you will lose your shit when you hear the Hold On We’re Going Home cover by Vancouver Sleep Clinic & GXNXVS. Cassidy Harbak hails from Lloydminster, Canada and along with being a mix-master pro, he’s also a portrait artist. Check out DJ Cass on Soundcloud and listen to more of his solid mixes.
Australian producer aywy, otherwise known as Abstract Youth, delivers on this filthy Snoop-sampled track. This percussion-laden beat has enough bass to satisfy trap-heads while still remaining upbeat enough to dance to. You still get your cuts, buildups, and drops but in a combination unique to other songs of this genre. The only gripe I have is the length of the track; two minutes and thirty seconds is not enough to get my fix, so I guess I’ll just have to play it on repeat. Check out aywy’s Soundcloud for more bass-filled lovin.
Autograf brings their Future House vibes to an old festival favorite, One by Swedish House Mafia. A good remix has a way of teasing familiar beats and melodies while providing some refreshing elements and that’s exactly what Autograf has done. Bring down the tempo a notch and rework the iconic melody with some 80s sounding samples and you’ve got a remix that sounds like a new track in and of itself. I’m definitely keeping tabs on Autograf so I can snag the next free download from their Future Summer series. If you’re digging it, throw the track a <3 on HypeM and like Autograf’s Facebook page for more free tropical jams.