Saint Pepsi “Unhappy” (American Football Remix)

This is one of the more intriguing and unique remixes I’ve heard in a while. It takes American Football’s “The Summer Ends,” puts it on speed, distorts the vocals, and ties it all together with a bright, wistful, trappy beat that lends an oddly blissful, otherworldly feeling to the forlorn tale of departure and endings that colors the original song.

It’s interesting that Saint Pepsi chose to call his remix “Unhappy” because, while American Football’s lyrics and delivery were definitely meant to convey a certain sadness, this remix puts me on the complete opposite end of the emotional spectrum. And that’s not a bad thing at all. It’s a bold move to completely flip a song in this way, but Saint Pepsi pulls it off pretty powerfully, and I think the members of American Football would agree.

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…

HWLS- “004” (w/Noah Breakfast)

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HWLS, a collborative project from Ta-Ku and Kit Pop released this new track yesterday. I was excited to see that it featured Noah Breakfast, a.k.a. Xaphoon Jones, because his beats and productions are among my favorites; he truly never disappoints. Everything he adds his touch to sounds so fresh and dynamic- a cut above the rest for sure.

If you’re into trap or if you just like strong, driving beats you’ll love this track. Check it out.

HWLS- 004 (w/Noah Breakfast)