This is the REMIX 6

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I meant to post this at the end of June…but here it is now, my carefully curated monthly playlist of all the best remixes I’ve come across. As always, it’s super eclectic, with artists ranging from Drake and James Blake to Gorillaz and Daft Punk, then winding down with more chill stuff.

It’s just shy of 2 hours long and makes for a pretty fun, varied listening experience. Check it out here:

Disclosure- “Help Me Lose My Mind” (Mazde Remix)

This remix reminds me a lot of Flume’s reworking of Lorde’s “Tennis Court,” and that’s a good thing, as it’s one of the best remixes that has been released this year. Mazde builds the track up to a heavy, but uplifting, synthy beat, which makes it instantly infectious, but with a sound and style that’s quite different from a lot of the more popular stuff out there.

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.

Michael Persall- Acoustic Covers

I can never resist a good acoustic cover of a pop song, and this guy does them exceptionally well. He’s a gifted singer and effectively adapts his voice to suit the mood and intention of each song. He covers everyone from Drake and Beyonce to Bob Dylan and Bon Iver. His most ambitious choice is Disclosure’s “Latch,” which features Sam Smith’s vocals, and he does an impressive job with it. Check out a few of his covers below and see more on his youtube channel:

Disclosure ft. Sam Smith “Latch”

Drake “Hold On, We’re Going Home”

Bon Iver “Skinny Love” and others

Beyonce “Drunk In Love”

Disclosure- “Help Me Lose My Mind” (SOHN remix)

The level of artistry and thought that went into this remix is impressive. It starts off completely stripped down and gradually builds from chill minimal beats into a production that is intricately layered and carefully detailed. SOHN adds in a brief burst of pulsating, sparkling beats toward the finale that lend a powerful sense of urgency, lust and longing to the vocals, and he wraps it all up in full circle fashion with a chilled, subdued closing.

This is genius at work, and I cannot stop listening.