A few weeks ago, Jessie Ware released a brand new, beautifully chill and subtly seductive song called “Tough Love,” and it quickly became one of my favorite tracks. Enter master remixer Cyril Hahn and his amazing beats and production skills, and now we have a whole new way of experiencing and appreciating one of Jessie Ware’s best songs to date. He’s given it a much faster, more playful beat that still works with the pace and style of the vocals, creating a remix that’s intriguing, effective, and certainly enjoyable.
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:
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.
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.
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…
Check out these remixes of the three singles that have been released from Porter Robinson’s upcoming album “Worlds.” The first has a heavy, but shimmery electropop vibe, the second is like Passion Pit meets EDM, and the third is more lighthearted and chilled out. A fun and nicely varied little group of remixes.
Stream them here:
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.