Akiyoshi Ehara approaches remixes in a consciously distinct fashion. His take on the “Inevitable Conclusion” is at least three times removed from the Oakland-based Makeunder’s original, putting an experimental 90′s slant on the bittersweet, neo-psych original. The avant-garde elements blend seamlessly with frontman Hamilton Ulmer’s tapestry of pitched vocals, providing a bittersweet RnB flavor over the stylish post-house beat. While the track is heavy on syncopation and jam packed full of sounds, the overall vibe is peaceful and unobtrusive. A wonderfully creative symbiosis of two very different artists.
New York City producer and DJ David Johnson, better known as DeModa, has taken the EDM and electronica world by storm with is innovative and unique take on production. Unlike that of a traditional DJ, DeModa incorporates live instrumentation into his work, such as keyboards, guitar and drums; manipulating them with virtuosic flair. He produces his own material and crafts remixes for popular artists such as M83 and Porter Robinson, enhancing their material while retaining his unmistakable originality. On his most recent project, DeModa takes on “Friend” by FRND. Embellished with wobbly bass lines and Eastern-influenced guitar lines, the remix adds charisma and animation to the track while preserving the intimacy of the lyrics and vocals. With his inventive melodic approach, DeModa is one of a handful of new producers pushing remix standards to new levels.
We have finally hit the final month of 2016. Despite this being a November playlist, the early parts of December have been FIRE. The Weeknd, Childish Gambino, Drake, CuDi, & J. Cole?! What did we do to deserve this? While we’re working hard to provide you a list from our favorites from the year, enjoy what we’ve prepared for November, and the influx of quality albums! Hopefully, this will keep you busy until then. Stay tuned…
Today is my 24th birthday. The significance in this year is that it’s my year of the Black Mamba. This has absolutely nothing to do with music, but not much needs to be said other than the fact that both Frank Ocean (finally!), and Young Thug dropped new albums this month. Check out Best of August, as well as, Best of July below!
We’ve officially reached the halfway point of 2016. We’ve heard from Chance The Rapper, Drake, Kanye West, Rihanna, and plenty more. However, we still have yet to hear from Frank Ocean. This upsets me, but we’re getting close. He teased his release a few days ago. In the meantime, the SunsetFam has put together one hell of a playlist for you to vibe out to with our favorite cuts (so far). Follow the playlist on Spotify, and we can’t wait to let you know our favorites from 2016 in December!
Life can change in a blink of an eye. It’s astounding, really. One day you’re living a certain way, and then your life took a complete 180 degree turn, hopefully for the better. People will come. People will go. Shit happens, but we evolve. We adapt to what’s thrown our way. The one constant we have is music. Check out Best of April below. Go out and try something new in May, and see you back in a month. Thanks for reading!
Atlanta-based duo Halogen continue their ascending march through the ladders of the dance world with their latest remix of Lost Kings. Teaming up with fellow producer Niko The Kid, Halogen and company take the already great “You” to new heights, pitching down Katelyn Tarver’s vocals and adding in an infectious bass riff that’s Disclosure-esque. Look out for this one the next time you hit the dance floor.
Stream Halogen’s remix of “You” featuring Katelyn Tarver below.
California producer DEVAULT has a knack for synth driven trap music, and his latest remix of Evangeline’s “My Kingdom” is no exception. Chopping up the original’s vocals, the 19-year-old remix enthusiast combines hard-hitting percussion with piercing synths that make this single a festival-ready anthem. Looking forward to hearing more from DEVAULT very soon.
PINEO & LOEB are absolutely on point with this fuego remix to The Knocks & Walk The Moon collab, “Best For Last”. Don’t you just love when artists go and create something great, and then someone else takes that greatness, and makes it magical? I do. You should too.
Weathin takes a jab at Opia’s “Falling” to give it his own little touch. This young talent has been making waves on the internet, as well as, heading to Coachella with Louis The Child. “Falling” was already dope, and this redo holds its own. Keep in mind, this guy is only 16. Let that sink in. Crazy talent for that age.
The crew over here at SITR put together quite the unique playlist this month. It’s my understanding that we have a lot of new talent on here, but that’s why you’re here. You want to hear the best there is, the best there was, the best there ever will be. So you keep coming back for more, and we keep giving you exactly what you need. Download link, and playlist below. Hit the jump for full list of tracks!
Handsome Ghost’s tune “Weight Of It All” is a calming, sweet, and slow indie-pop number, which makes it great on its own, but also makes it the perfect remix candidate. Cape Lion has decided to be the ones to take on the track with their own remix and it definitely goes in another direction. “Weight Of It All” goes from being a tender indie track, to being a catchy dance tune. Both versions are worthy of a listen, so take a moment with them both below and decide your personal favorite.