The age of the internet has given way to a flood of unofficial remixes like never before. The Hype Machine charts pile up each week with remixes of commercial music, blog favourites and emerging artists. Once upon a time, the remix was use to convert a track to the club but nowadays it seems just as legitimate way of getting your sound heard as releasing an original. From the deep-house to the atmospheric and the musically challenging, Soundcloud is bursting at the seams with young producers doing spectacular things with songs. This week were prying into the Soundclouds of the best new remixers around right now. Come and join us, we promise Xtina and Fergie are mentioned at least once.
Your kawaii feels remixer
Enigmatic, London producer who is not really making remixes. Yeah, Ive started an article about the best remixers right now with a producer, who doesnt really make remixes, but hear me out. et aliae has taken on songs from artists like Rita Ora and Nicki Minaj, rebranding them as his/her own, skewing it so far from the original that it is almost unrecognisable, apart from the odd, melodic hook. His remix/complete re-working of Rita Oras I Will Never Let You Down is a PC Music-like joint, born on bubble-gum synths and a high-pitched vocal sample. He does the same for Nicki Minajs Your Love making the untraceable to Minaj for those who havent heard the original before. The vocal in the rap part sits somewhere between Big Sean and Hannah Diamond and its glorious.
Soundcloud Followers: 2,914
Most played remix: His remake of Rita Oras Never Let You Down, Never Let U Down (30,514 plays)
[soundcloud width="750" height="200"]https://soundcloud.com/svnsetwaves/et-aliae-never-let-u-down[/soundcloud]
[soundcloud width="750" height="200"]https://soundcloud.com/et_aliae/your-love[/soundcloud]
Your sunshine-beats remixer
We gushed about the Moving Castle collective last week and were not about to stop now. Hotel Garuda is made from Moving Castle co-founder, Manila Killa and LA via Singapore producer, Candle Weather. Theyre churning out sunshine-induced remixes layered with chimes, deep-house stylings and in-tact pop vocals. Their remix of Coronas Rhythm Of The Night is one of the most joyous things youll hear all year, with a sax line that will put a huge smile on your dial. Their take on Lana Del Reys Summertime Sadness, juxtaposes the title presenting a perky redo that provides a much better alternative to the Cedric Gervais white-wash that brought LDR to the airwaves. More recently, theyve taken to Anna Lunoes All Out and kicked it back two decades into the 90s.
Soundcloud Follows: 10,580
Most played remix: Lana Del Rey- Summertime Sadness (933,000 plays)
[soundcloud width="750" height="200"]https://soundcloud.com/lana-del-rey/ultraviolence-hotel-garuda-remix-1[/soundcloud]
[soundcloud width="750" height="200"]https://soundcloud.com/hotelgarudamusic/rhythm-of-the-night-hotel[/soundcloud]
Your afternoon pool-party remixer
This LA producer has obviously soaked in some serious sun in his life. All his remixes embody this tropical vibe that is infectious and uplifting. Hes remixed the likes of Drake, Asher Roth and Cashmere Cat but best of all hes remixed Fergie Fergs Glamorous which, back in the day, took Fergie out of the gym and into the classroom teaching every how to spell its tricky title. While sounding refreshed, DiMonas remix still sounds glamorous. The beats are crystalline and the synths wisp through like a summer breeze. His genre of choice is feel good house and its a prominent thread between his remixes. His get naked remix of Cashmere Cat and Jeremihs Party Girls oscillates between RnB-trap and glistening house, doing the same thing with Drakes Girls Love Beyonce. Of course, we know everybody loves Beyonce and maybe with a bit of luck, everybody may just love DiMona too.
Soundcloud Followers: 9,240
Most played remix: Fergie- Glamorous (352,000 plays)
[soundcloud width="750" height="200"]https://soundcloud.com/mattdimona/fergie-glamorous-matt-dimona-remix[/soundcloud]
[soundcloud width="750" height="200"]https://soundcloud.com/mattdimona/cashmere-cat-jeremih-party[/soundcloud]
Your sad feels remixer
New Zealand-producer, ?POLO is making waves on SoundCloud despite apparently hating it. His remix of FKA Twigs Pendulum is titled R.I.P Soundcloud and accompanied by the tag #fucksoundcloud. Despite his hatred of the platform, he continues to upload music to it and thank goodness because its damn good. His remix of Kanye Wests is a brooding, success with woodwind synths and vocal manipulation making an already dark song, isolated and cold. With Justin Timberlakes My Love, he strips the instrumental and kicks JTs vocal up a pitch or fifteen making it sound beautifully introverted. These remixes arent bound for the clubs but they are an absolute treat with headphones on.
Soundcloud Followers: 3,800
Most played remix: His remix of Lady Gaga and Ying Yang Twins, Amen (32,000)
[soundcloud width="750" height="200"]https://soundcloud.com/fxrxvxrpxlx/polosmyloveremix[/soundcloud]
[soundcloud width="750" height="200"]https://soundcloud.com/fxrxvxrpxlx/fuck-soundcloud[/soundcloud]
Your RnB nostalgia remixer
People are going downright mental for anything that makes reference to the late 90s/ early 00s right now and Norwegian producer Filip and Eirik (aka. LOVELESS) are capitalising on this right now with soulful, deep-house remixes of old favourites. Hes shooting up the Hype Machine charts right now with his delectable remix of XTinas Genie In A Bottle capitalising on those brilliant vocal runs that permeate the original. That peppered with some 90s keys and youve a goosebump-inducing moment of nostalgia. He also has taken on Toni Braxtons Youre Makin Me High but its his remix of Kid Inks Show Me, that triumphs, ditching nostalgia for all-out, four-to-the-floor beats.
Soundcloud Followers: 1,834
Most played remix: Christina Aguilera- Genie In A Bottle (81,200 plays)
[soundcloud width="750" height="200"]https://soundcloud.com/loveless-music/christina-aguilera-genie-in-a-bottle-loveless-remix[/soundcloud]
[soundcloud width="750" height="200"]https://soundcloud.com/loveless-music/kid-ink-feat-chris-brown-show[/soundcloud]
Your starry night remixer
MssingNo is a London-producer who is releasing some formidable original music, but hes released two remixes that we just couldnt leave out here. With both his originals and remixes he lays down expansive soundscapes with twinklings beats and jittery synths. The result is a starry set that combines RnB with the best parts of contemporary electronica. His remix of Shuras already beautiful Just Once adds another level of emotion making the vocal ever-more delicate alongside beats that drip like water on cold steel. Hes also remixed Jagwar Mas Uncertainty making it almost unrecognisable. The lead-vocal is transformed into this perky, pop vocal that sits over a beat that is somewhere in between a video-game soundtrack and trap, just like a Ryan Hemsworth production.
Soundcloud Followers: 8,018
Most played remix: Jagwar Ma- Uncertainty (195,700 plays)
[soundcloud width=750 height=200]https://soundcloud.com/jagwar-ma/uncertainty-mssingno-remix[/soundcloud]
[soundcloud width=750 height=200]https://soundcloud.com/shura/shura-just-once-mssingno-remix[/soundcloud]