Chet Faker- “Gold” (Flume re-work)

Flume previously collaborated with Chet Faker on the 2013 EP “Lockjaw,” and since the two make such a great pair, I was delighted to see that Flume has reworked one of the best songs from Faker’s latest LP, “Built On Glass.” After stripping away the steady handclap-driven beat from the original, Flume adds his signature playful syncopation, creating a compelling and delightful new way to experience this track. Flume is a master of reinvention; between this and his stunning remix of Lorde’s “Tennis Court,” he has really elevated the art of remixing songs to a whole new level.

Elliot Moss- “Slip” (JNTHN STEIN Remix)

If the intersection of trap and minimal Bon Iver-eqsue indie music sounds sonically appealing to you, this remix might become your new favorite thing. JNTHN STEIN has managed to make this excellent Elliot Moss track even more darkly compelling, with a sinister, driving beat and thickly layered instrumentation that envelops the listener but preserves the vocals that made the original track so stunning in the first place.

Definitely one of the best remixes I’ve come across in a while. Give it a listen, and repeat…

Kleerup & Lykke Li- “Until We Bleed” (JacM Remix)

I was delighted to stumble upon a slightly more chilled out remix of one of my favorite electropop songs, Kleerup and Lykke Li’s “Until We Bleed,” which was originally released in 2009. JacM has given the track a softer, slower beat, which works quite well with Lykke Li’s vocals.

If you’re into chill electronic music with vocals or if you’ve been loving Lykke Li’s new album, you’ll want to check this one out for sure.

Slow Dancing Society- “Shine”

If you like chill, ambient music that’s both delightful and soothing, you’ll definitely want to listen to this remix by Slow Dancing Society. He also has several other great remixes and ambient tracks up on his Soundcloud page.

Especially good stuff if you’re looking to chill out or if you want something minimal but still interesting to put on as background music.

Pharrell ft. Jay Z- “Frontin'” (Disclosure Re-Work)

Although I’ve grown tired of new Pharrell songs and their various remixes, “Frontin'” will never get old, and I must say Disclosure did a pretty awesome job reworking this throwback jam. The way they’ve infused the original track and vocals with their signature sound works brilliantly. It’s a perfect poppy-yet-original summertime remix.

R. Kelly- “Ignition” (Giraffage Remix)

I guess this is the week for awesome early 00’s R&B remixes. I’m certainly not complaining. Anytime someone puts a unique spin on a track by Aaliyah, Ashanti, or even R. Kelly, I say “bring it on.” Giraffage confidently takes on R. Kelly’s “Ignition” and gives it a sparkling, synthy shine with his interesting electronic instrumentation.

It’s a great summertime remix that’s simply fun to listen to. Check it out here and download it for free.

Aaliyah- Rock The Boat (Wantigga Remix)

I never tire of hearing new remixes of this classic early 00’s R&B track by the late, great Aaliyah. This one definitely adds an enticing new flavor that makes it well worth listening to. It’s a little more funky and uptempo than the original, and Wantigga’s fresh beats enhance Aaliyah’s sexy, seductive vocals and lyrics in the best possible way.

Check it out.