31 days up, and 31 days down. Per usual, the team over at Sunset has gotten together to bring you the best new songs to be put out in August. Phenomenal list, as always!
Highlights this month:
Kygo released not one, but two random piano tracks. Chance The Rapper made an appearance this month. Skizzy Mars keeps on releasing dope remixes. Oh, he also hopped on his buddy, Allday’s “Grammy.” Oh, Be Clever flexed their muscles with their latest release, “River.” The recent out pour of Gallant’s “Weight in Gold” remixes is intimidating, but we decided to give you a standout from Sweater Beats. Sol dropped some wise knowledge on us.
Hit the jump for the Soundcloud stream and download!
Okay producers, we get it. You love remixing Gallant’s “Weight In Gold.” It’s played out, overdone, and for all intents and purposes, cliche. At least those were my exact thoughts upon seeing yet another Gallant flip show up in my inbox. That was, until I hit play. Somehow, someway, Sweater Beats just separated himself from the pack with his unique spin on “Weight In Gold” that is equal parts seductive and infectious.
The New York native starts things off with a slow simmer, letting the original Gallant vocals wash over you like waves. Then things heat up as the drum work pushes the production forward, and even finds SB riffing on a live (gasp!) guitar for the jump-out-of-your-seat hook drop.
Stream the head-bobbing remix below and let us know what you think in the comments!
Fear of Missing Out is the reason I check my Twitter (and Facebook and email) every second of every day. It is the reason I did not want to stay an extra day in D.C. with extended family. The deep-rooted fear of missing out on something almost always involves friends or girls or dreams. For this mix I wanted to take songs that may seem simple or one-dimensional and uncover their second and third dimensions. I think behind each of these songs there is a vulnerability and fear, and that fear is what makes this tape heartbreaking and relatable. The common fear of missing out that lives within us also lives within this music. And it also doubles as a great mix for your imminent post-NYE depression.
- Patchley – Always
- Beat Culture – Drifter (ft. Psychic Twin)
- Annika Zee – Make It Right
- Blood Orange – You’re Not Good Enough
- POWERS – Gimme Some
- Julia Brown – library
- Trace Mountains – salty/sweet
- Phantogram – Fall in Love
- Burial – Archangel
- Ambassadeurs – Make Me
- Richie Quake – About Time
- Shabazz Palaces – Recollections of the Wraith
- Arjun and Friends – Shut Up and Play the Hits
- Bastian’s Happy Flight – Come for the Early (Stay for the Late) (Sweater Beats Remix)
- SOHN – Lessons (FLECS Remix)
- Yung Lean – Gatorade (Prod. by Yung Gud)
- Alex The Flipper – Rich
- Daniel Wilson – Will You
- Zodiac – Loss Config.
And it’s about time that I know why this keeps happening to me..