Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last year, then you probably don’t need me to tell you that deep house has made a comeback this year in a major way! Songs like Oliver Heldens’ “Gecko,” and Kiesza’s “Hideaway” have revived the classic underground dance genre and thrust it into the mainstream limelight once again!
One artist in particular, Sam Smith, has really embraced the sound and released one of the most successful deep house crossovers this year with his collaboration with Disclosure titled “Latch“. Sam’s smooth soulful vocals lend themselves perfectly to this sound, so it’s no wonder why deep house producers are jumping all over any of his acapellas that find their online so that they can give him a deep house remix makeover! Take for example, eSQUIRE’s latest remix of Sam’s “Stay With Me“… Hands down THE BEST mix I’ve heard yet of the song! Take a listen and tell me if you’re feeling it as well…
FINALLY Zedd has unveiled the studio version of his remix of Magic!’s summer hit “Rude“! As you probably remember, I originally posted a sneak peek live recording of this remix back when Zedd debuted it in his Lalapalooza set! Well now we can finally hear it in all of it’s EDM-pop glory!! Check it out!
Country Club Martini Crew has been on fire lately with his new EDM style productions! His latest is yet another Madonna resurrection for his latest installment of what he calls #MadonnaMondays! (I’m hoping for many more to come) Check out the newest addition to his #MM arsenal, “Die Another Day“!
I’m always a sucker for a epic EDM vocal and the Bimbo Players delivered just that with their latest single “Knock You Out“. Something else I’, a sucker for is when an epic EDM vocal gets a circuit-house style remix treatment, uniting two different worlds of the dance music genre together and Cajjmere Wray did just that with his remix of the Bingo Players song! Press play and get into it!!
DJ DigiMark has unleashed yet another amazing mashup and remix video with an accompanying music video! Mark’s latest musical masterpiece is a rework of the Michael Jackson single (still feels weird to say that) “Slave To The Rhythm” using a Wawa instrumental as the backdrop! Great work as usual DigiMark! Check it out…
Barry Harris has dropped yet another 2K14 remix for us this week!!! This time Barry has tackled his epic Thunderpuss remix of Tamia’s “Stranger In My House” that he produced with Chris Cox and has given it an amazing update! Barry took to his Facebook to introduce his new production and reflect on the first time he remixed “Stranger…” back in his Thunderpuss days…
“The back story – As i sat down in the Thunderpuss studio back in (2000 or was it 2001?) to begin a new remix by an artist and song i’d never heard before, as usual i time stretched the vocals on top of just a 4/4 kick to get a vibe of the song itself ‘naked on just a kick’ at 130 bpm. From there i decided that day (for some strange reason) to be influenced by Giorgio Morodor’s “From Here To Eternity” and the simple ‘one handed melody/hook’ he composed that was also similar to “Fairy Tale High” by Donna Summer. I liked the ‘eeriness & darkness’ and found just the right synth sound, then played what fit and felt right. It happened fast, simple and easy to me. Later that afternoon my Thunderpuss partner came in, loved the direction and continued on with adding the dubby intro, some perc loops etc. I would later, take over from there, finesse the vocals to ensure they sounded clean and natural as though they had been re sung to the new BPM, then later work on the whole “pop quiz and modulation big note diva section”. I have wanted to update this version for quite some time. Now here it is 2014 style. A little more simplified, yet a new kind of musical journey & roller coaster (And i don’t feel guilty about re-using the original synth hook i composed back then)”
This song will always go down as a dance classic so it’s nice to have a fun update for the clubs!! Check it out and feel free to download the mix from Barry’s Soundcloud!
Might as well take the opportunity to make a little shameless plug. I also made an update mashup of the a few months back. If you like the EDM sounds, check it out and download as well… Enjoy!!
So my least favorite track on Beyonce’s (now practically forgotten about new album) “***Flawless” has received a Country Club Martini remix!! Though they definitely improved on the snooze of a song, I’m still not a fan of the song itself but Beyonce better ‘bow down’ to CCM for making her song tolerable!!
Following the huge success of the “Pompeii” remix package, Bastille is bringing out the big guns for their latest single “Bad Blood” and has commissioned Dave Aude to work his magic on the new song. So does it measure up to the epicness of his previous single/remixes?! DEFINITELY!!! This production is so hot it’s gonna set your eardrums on fire! (That’s a good thing… Trust me!) Just press play and get ready to burn bay!
Bastille – Bad Blood (Dave Aude Remix):
Ever since house music has made its big comeback this year, I’ve been waiting for some of my favorite OG house producers to remerge and show some of these newbies how it’s done. That’s exactly what happened this week when Sam Smith unleashed the Armand Van Helden remix of ”I’m Not The Only One” into the universe! Van Helden has consistently been one of my favorite producers since the early 90′s and his funk-driven house sound is the perfect fit for Sam’s soulful vocals… Needless to say, I’m into this! Welcome back Armand!
International DJ superstar Zedd unveiled his unreleased remix of Rude’s summer hit “Magic!” at Lollapalooza in Chicago past weekend and sheer epicness ensued! This remix needs to be released for the masses to enjoy ASAP!! In the meantime, some crafty festival goer was able to capture a pretty decent recording of the production for the world to hear! Check it out…
Looks like Michael Jackson is getting another EDM remix treatment! This time his Excape album track “Slave To The Rhythm” has been reworked by Audien! I know that a lot of his hardcore fans aren’t into their beloved MJ being remixed into the EDM style but personally I’m loving it after only one listen… Check it out!!
Country songstress Leann Rimes is about to ditch the cowboy boots for a pair of dancing shoes with plans to release a remix album! The new album will be CD2 of a greatest hits package that will hit store shelves on August 5th. The first remix to promote the album is a clubbed-up version of her massive hit “How Do I Live” and was produced by Cahill! The song was a huge club hit back when the original remixes were released and I have a feeling lightening will strike twice for the country classic thanks to this new version! Take a listen…
Barry Harris is back with a vengeance!! Shortly after coming out of hiatus and dropping his massive remix of the Madonna classic “Deeper & Deeper“, the legendary DJ/producer is back and has just released a new, ‘pumped-up’, 2K14 reinterpretation of the classic Thunderpuss remix of Britney Spears’ “Slave 4 U“!! I mean, if the man is trying to grab our attention and let us know that he’s back… He’s definitely going about it the right way!! Check out the epic new and improved version of “Slave“! Oh, and if you likey… Download a copy for music devices!
OK, I just lost my mind when I discovered this!!! The very talented Bit Error has produced a 2014 remix of Madonna’s/Rihanna duet remix version of Madge’s ”Vogue“! Most people don’t know that Rihanna performed “Vogue” some years back in a Fashion Rocksappearance. Luckily for us, Bit Error did know this and was able to include the Rihanna cover version vocals into this stellar 2014 update of the song. (He also did an all Madonna as well as an all Rihanna version for diehard fans of either pop icons! But hearing them duet is just amazing!! Check it out and feel free to download your favorite version from Bit’sSoundCloud!
UPDATE!! Check out the just released music video produced by DJ DigiMark!!
Finally we have a great EDM style remix of Beyonce’s “Pretty Hurts” that I can actually drop in the peak hour of my set!! Production team Dirty Pop (Drew G & Brian Cua) delivered the hands-in-the-air rager that will torch dance floors across the globe!! This is hands down my favorite remix of the song! (Sorry R3HAB) Check it out…