When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way.
1. Gramatik – Bluestep
2. Dune – Heiress Of Valentina (Alesso Mix) (Aylen Trap Re-Fix)
3. Moullinex – Darkest Night (Xinobi Remix)
4. The Hood Internet – So Many Climaxes (Usher x Toro Y Moi)
5. AraabMuzik – Never Have To Worry
Don’t pretend like you didn’t love Coldplay back in the day. Some of my best days are when I go back and listen to music I used to love — Death Cab for Cutie, Dave Matthews Band, Coldplay…the list goes on. But Coldplay is absolutely on that list. So needless to say, I couldn’t have been more intrigued when I saw that Aylen released a remix of Coldplay’s “Fix You,” one of their better tracks they ever put out. My one concern was that it would be too heavy for me and it would tear apart the song. BUT I WAS WRONG! This is awesome. Putting this on repeat today. Enjoy, gremlins.
So big man Dusty already included this as one of the “Five Best Dance Songs of the Week,” but I wanted to highlight it a little more because I like Aylen‘s work and this song is too dope to go unnoticed.
This little diddy is a remix of one of my favorite Zedd songs, “Clarity.” I love the combination of the grimy bass Aylen uses and the high pitched vocals of Foxes. This is a straight up jam with enough accessibility to be a party song and enough filth to be a rave song.
Aylen kills it per usual, really complementing the original by giving it a slightly different pace and a very different feel.
Throw it down this weekend with Aylen’s help.
It’s the last weekend of November. Winter’s coming, but why stay cold? Heat it up like Lebron with the best of the best of EDM from this week. Don’t worry, you can thank me later.
1. Free Magic & Jkriv – Night Braces (Sammy Bananas Sax Dub)
2. The Hood Internet – 212-PARADISE (Azealia Banks x YACHT)
3. Carlos Serrano – Won’t You Peso (A$AP Rocky vs. Nero)
4. Datsik – Bonafide Hustler (Trap VIP)
5. Zedd ft. Foxes – Clarity (Aylen Remix)
It’s been a while, Sunset. Nice to see you again. I’m back. And what better way to come back than with some extra ratchet Chief Keef. Ahhh, the simple ignorance of Keef’s lyrics, so refreshing.
Aylen teams up with Dotcom to add to some fat bass to this hood anthem. If you’re unfamiliar with The Chief, read up here (Via The Fader). As a Chicagoan myself, the hip hop scene is both really promising yet devastatingly representative of the out of hand gang violence that has plagued the Windy City for decades. Kanye often references the issue in his music–”It’s a war going on outside we ain’t safe from, I feel the pain in my city wherever I go, 314 soldiers died in Iraq, 509 died in Chicago”–so it’s interesting that he and the G.O.O.D. Music crew would put an official remix of the song on Cruel Summer, given Keef’s clear ties to gang violence in the city Kanye calls home.
Regardless, Aylen and Dotcom give this song a filthy little fixup, and the result is facemelting.
Check out more of Aylen’s work here, and get rowdy to “I Don’t Like” this weekend.
Oh, and before I forget, do yourself a favor and like this on Hype Machine. You know you want to.
Man it’s been a while since I’ve done a Womp Womp Wednesday…thankfully, I have the perfect producer to return to the wompage with.
Aylen has quickly become one of my favorite producers. He has a unique ability to incorporate the necessary elements of the original song while at the same time completely turning the song into something all his own. His music has a massive, full sound that can’t truly be done justice unless you’re listening on amazing headphones or huge speakers.
That being said, if you don’t have such equipment, you’ll enjoy his huge sounds anyway. I think it’s only a matter of time before Aylen becomes widely recognized. His music deserves it, and his music womps too hard not to be noticed.
When Aylen first really caught my eye, he was releasing his first Remixtape. Now, he’s on his second of his Remixtapes, and his progression as an artist is apparent–I’ve said it again and again, the kid just keeps getting better.
One thing I really love about his music is his ability to cover such diverse ranges of music. It’s not often that you see an electronic artist whose remixing repertoire spans the likes of Regina Spektor to the Red Hot Chili Peppers to Ellie Goulding. He puts a very unique twist on each song–every record he releases is thoroughly reimagined and reworked, and I have to credit him for that. It’s truly impressive to be able to flip such a wide range of genres, infusing your own unique sound into every track.
This is the kind of tape you can play continuously throughout without skipping any songs–through this on at a party this weekend and see how well it works. Trust me, you’ll be killing it on the DJing and you won’t have to change the song even once.
Enjoy, and show your friends. Let’s get Aylen the recognition his music deserves.
Head over to Aylen’s Facebook page to Download “The Remixtape II”
I thought posting a Call Me Maybe remix was the last thing I would ever do. But, when Aylen sent this one through, I have to admit I was intrigued.
Carly Rae Jepsen’s massive hit is polarizing; people either love it or they hate it. I hate to love it. It’s catchy and poppy and shallow music, but I can’t resist the hook, it gets me every time. Sorry I’m not sorry.
Anyway, Aylen absolutely destroys this remix. It starts out pretty similar to the original, but then it drops and all bets are off–he absolutely destroys it with his bass and synth lines. If you’re going to listen to or download one Call Me Maybe remix, let this be the one. It’s epic.
Aylen is back, this time with a Moombahton remix of Hoodie’s “#WhiteGirlProblems,” a perfect song for the beautiful streak of weather we’ve been enjoying recently out East. Partying outside this week in 70 degree March? Throw this on and get the party started.
This is one of Hoodie’s best jams, and Aylen puts a completely new twist on it with his high synths and bass lines. It’s barely noon, I’m exhausted, and I can barely keep myself from standing up and going ham dancing to this.
I know we’re all anxious to hear some new Hoodie, and this should help give us our fix until we get a new release from the Hoodster.
PS I love Hoodie getting on his Nicki Minaj flow for a few lines around 1:45.
Aylen recently a moombahton remix of Distantt’s “Infinity,” and it’s just a crazy combination of house with some filthy dub step wobbling.
This track is part of a bigger Moombahton remix project that is, as a whole, pretty nuts, but this is definitely the standout track for me on the tape. Moombahton is a subgenre of house music that is, as I’ve had it described to me, slower Dutch-influenced house music.
Always good to hear new Aylen releases, his sound keeps getting better with each one.
Aylen’s been one of my favorite up and coming house DJ’s since I was first introduced to him. He has a sound that just makes me want to stand up from my computer and go ham, no matter what time of day it is or what kind of mood I am when I listen to his music. For his newest release, The Remixtape, Aylen tackles a wide variety of music, from Coldplay to Katy Perry to Lady Gaga to Porter Robinson to Alesso, to show off his varied style. He can make dubstep-esque tracks, like “Do You Miss Me,” “The One That Got Away,” or he can make true house songs, like “Raise Your Hand” and “Reach For Me.”
One thing I like most about Aylen’s work is his clever samples–this is perhaps most evident on his remix of “The Scientist,” where he really does a number on Chris Martin’s vocal and piano part to create something really unique and interesting.
Aylen’s only going to become more popular, so I suggest you become familiar with him. He’s had multiple songs do extremely well on Hype Machine, and I think it’s only a matter of time before he gets a lot more popular. Be on the lookout for future releases from him, and check out the songs streaming below. After that, head over to his website to download the entire new Remixtape–trust me, it’s worth your time.