Flume- “Insane” ft. Moon Holiday (Sebastian Carter Edition)

“Insane” is one of my favorite tracks by Flume, and Seabstian Carter has put out some great remixes this year, so I was excited to see him release this one. It’s a subtle, but very skillfully produced remix; the general vibe is more along the lines of chill/downtempo house, and the tempo is slightly faster than the original. The gently pulsating beats manage to be both hypnotically enticing and a little relaxing at the same time.

Stream it below, and if you like what you hear, it’s available as a free download via a link on the Soundcloud page.

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.

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.

Flume & Chet Faker- “Drop The Game” (The Golden Pony Remix)

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The Golden Pony has completely changed the vibe of this Chet Faker and Flume collaboration from their 2013 EP “Lockjaw,” making it way more fun to listen to. The original song has a very slow, washed out, almost languid beat, whereas this remix significantly amps up the tempo and adds brighter beats and hints of saxophone. A shining example of a remix that’s especially well done and impactful.

Listen to it here:

Flume & Chet Faker- “Drop The Game” (The Golden Pony Remix)