Who doesn’t love a good remix? I especially love when songs that used to be really popular back in the day gets remixed into something that fits perfect to today’s music trends. It gives me such a nostalgic feeling! I have recently stumbled across two songs like this, that I have wanted to share here for a while. The first is a mashup of Cooler Than Me (old school!) by Mike Posner and Latch (not so old school..) by Disclosure and Sam Smith. I’m not very into mashups in general, but when it’s a good one, it’s GOOD! The artist behind this brilliant mix is the White Panda.
The other remix I wanted to share is a deep house version of 50 Cent and Nate Dogg’s 21 Questions (mega old school!!). The song is completely transformed into a danceable nu disco/house tune, that is out of this world. The remix is done by the LA-based SNBRN. I love the dark voice used in it, very similar to the remix of Mario’s Let Me Love You that I posted a while back.
And the best part is, both songs are downloadable for free through Soundcloud.
This is the return of one of the coolest female singers this year: BANKS. Her song Beggin For Thread is part of her debut album Goddess, that is to be released on September 9th. I for one, can’t wait to hear the entire thing!
A hot, calm and relaxed summer day. The nice changes between the heat from the sun, and the chill from the water. The cloudless sky. The refreshing taste of something cold. The long days. Time stands still.
The sound from the Samuraii remix of the Irish singer James Vincent McMorrow’s Cavalier describes this summer feeling just right.
The Miami-based artist Brika (in the picture above) has been all over music blogs lately, as she is debuting with two soulful, addicting songs this spring/summer. Little is known to date about Brika, her Facebook and Twitter accounts only consisting of the phrase in the title of this post. I am certainly interested in hearing more from this woman with such a powerful voice and an Ella Eyre/Adele musical style. For now these two are perfect summer songs. <3
The LA-based indie pop duo Golden Coast has a typical mellow California style in their music. Their song Break My Fall is here remixed by the Toronto-based duo Rainer + Grimm, giving it a chill house vibe, close to perfection. Happy sunny summer days ♥
Given Germany’s big win yesterday, I found this a great opportunity to add the song of a cool new German producer. The name is Felix Jaehn, and he has already had success this summer with his song Shine. Here he is with a remix of British singer Jasmine Thompson’s acoustic cover of Chaka Khan’s song Ain’t Nobody. I love the melodious piano that’s been added in this remix, and the tropical house feel over it. Download it for free through Soundcloud!
Today is actually the one year birthday of this blog! One year ago I couldn’t have imagined having so many readers and followers for this niche-music blog, and I am so thankful to each and everyone of you who drops by from time to time!
Finally I have completely forgotten to mention that this blog has a Twitter account (@SOTYmusicblog), where you can also follow to be updated on every new post!
Does anyone else get a nostalgic feeling from cirka 2006 when hearing this? Cassie’s R&B song Me & You gets a fabulous makeover with this loungy remix by Glen Check. Based in Seoul, South Korea this band has been in existence since 2011. Check out their Soundcloud page for more of their awesome remixes and originals. You can also download this song for free on that same page.
The duo Mexico City Blondes consists of Allie Thompson and Greg Doscher from Santa Barbara, USA. This is their debut single titled Fade, a bittersweet indie song that I instantly fell in love with. I especially dig the electronica part around 2 minutes into the song. Mellow as f***.
Yet another summer anthem to appreciate these days: This is Le P, another Norwegian producer rocking the tropical house genre. In similar style to Norwegians Kygo and Bearson he is giving us chill beach vibes that is the definition of f-e-e-l-g-o-o-d. With Michael Jackson’s iconic voice in the vocal part of the track, this is still unique enough to stand out in the crowd of today’s house music. Love it!