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:

The Weeknd- “Or Nah” (Stwo edit)

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I feel the same way about The Weeknd as I do about Drake (which I guess makes perfect sense- they collaborate often and they’re both Canadian…) I love pretty much everything that features him and his signature vocal style. So I was really excited when I came across this awesomely dark remix of “Or Nah” by Stwo. This is exactly the kind of chill, electronic influenced hip hop I love.

Check it out:

The Weeknd “Or Nah” (Stwo edit)

Pharrell & The Weeknd, Remixed.

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Pharrell’s smash hit, “Happy” is all over the place right now, and I have to say I like this remix by NEUS so much better than the original song. It’s slightly slower, smoother, and has just the right amount of thick bass.

https://soundcloud.com/neus/pharrell-williams-happy-neus

Also, check out Pharrell’s must hear remix of The Weeknd’s “Wanderlust.” So many good remixes of The Weeknd’s stuff lately, and I’m loving it….

https://soundcloud.com/theweekndxo/wanderlust-pharrell-remix

The Weeknd’s 10 Best Collaborations and Remixes

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Genre defying Toronto artist Abel Tesfaye a.k.a. “The Weeknd” has certainly made his mark on the R&B, hip hop, and electro scenes since surfacing rather mysteriously in 2011 and releasing a trilogy of mixtapes that won a lot of accolades from fellow musicians and critics.

He has since collaborated with several well known artists, including Drake, Wiz Kalifah, Sia, Kavinsky, and most recently, Rick Ross on his new album “Mastermind.” His signature voice is akin to Ellie Goulding’s, haunting, melancholy, and smooth, with impressive range. And much like Goulding, his songs are often remixed in really refreshing ways that just work well.

Here are his 10 of his best collaborations and remixes:

1.) “Elastic Heart” with Sia and Diplo (from “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” Soundtrack.

http://open.spotify.com/track/2JHG14oKGHQN0jPdyWHcxg

2.) “In Vein” with Rick Ross (from Ross’ “Mastermind”)

http://open.spotify.com/track/3JVYnKW43PB7aO1X9kSDxH

3.) “Odd Look” with Kavinsky

http://open.spotify.com/track/3Q6mwJseOFYBJ10d5CXp4o

4.) “Remember You” with Wiz Kalifah (from Kalifah’s “O.N.I.F.C.”)

http://open.spotify.com/track/6AkgCYSiI5UqR6wGuFxn41

5.) “Sexodus” with M.I.A. (from M.I.A.’s “Matangi”)

http://open.spotify.com/track/7KNjteq2Xfy2LR1uX7urHz

6.) “Crew Love” with Drake (from Drake’s “Take Care”)

http://open.spotify.com/track/0TiC3GtlMCskf2hIUIBcDV

7.) “One of These Nights” with Juicy J (on J’s “Stay Trippy”)

http://open.spotify.com/track/6Jc69KjFo9QNailcyDJh2I

8.) “Wanderlust” (Snakehips remix)
This might be the most “happy” and bouncy he has ever sounded. Definitely worth checking out!

https://soundcloud.com/snakehips-1/the-weeknd-wanderlust

9.) “The Party” (Chi Duly remix)

Similarly bouncy and upbeat. Chi Duly remixed the entire “House of Balloons” mixtape and called it “Balloons of Haus.” The whole thing is available on soundcloud.

https://soundcloud.com/chiduly/the-weeknd-the-party-chi

10.) And finally…he “remixed” Beyonce’s “Drunk in Love” with his own vocals and lyrics and it’s an amazing reinvisioning of her song.

https://soundcloud.com/theweekndxo/drunk-in-love-the-weeknd-remix