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remixers

6 new remixers you should be listening to

remixers

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 we’re 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.

et aliae

‘Your kawaii feels remixer’

Enigmatic, London producer who is not really making remixes. Yeah, I’ve started an article about the best remixers right now with a producer, who doesn’t 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 Ora’s 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 Minaj’s Your Love making the untraceable to Minaj for those who haven’t heard the original before. The vocal in the rap part sits somewhere between Big Sean and Hannah Diamond and it’s glorious.

The Stats:

Soundcloud Followers: 2,914

Most played remix: His remake of Rita Ora’s 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]

Hotel Garuda

‘Your sunshine-beats remixer’

We gushed about the Moving Castle collective last week and we’re not about to stop now. Hotel Garuda is made from Moving Castle co-founder, Manila Killa and LA via Singapore producer, Candle Weather. They’re churning out sunshine-induced remixes layered with chimes, deep-house stylings and in-tact pop vocals. Their remix of Corona’s Rhythm Of The Night is one of the most joyous things you’ll hear all year, with a sax line that will put a huge smile on your dial. Their take on Lana Del Rey’s 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, they’ve taken to Anna Lunoe’s All Out and kicked it back two decades into the ‘90s.

The Stats:

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]

Matt DiMona

‘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. He’s remixed the likes of Drake, Asher Roth and Cashmere Cat but best of all he’s remixed Fergie Ferg’s 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, DiMona’s 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 it’s a prominent thread between his remixes. His “get naked” remix of Cashmere Cat and Jeremih’s Party Girls oscillates between RnB-trap and glistening house, doing the same thing with Drake’s Girls Love Beyonce. Of course, we know everybody loves Beyonce and maybe with a bit of luck, everybody may just love DiMona too.

The Stats:

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]

?POLO

‘Your sad feels remixer’

New Zealand-producer, ?POLO is making waves on SoundCloud despite apparently hating it. His remix of FKA TwigsPendulum 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 it’s damn good. His remix of Kanye West’s is a brooding, success with woodwind synths and vocal manipulation making an already dark song, isolated and cold. With Justin Timberlake’s My Love, he strips the instrumental and kicks JT’s vocal up a pitch or fifteen making it sound beautifully introverted. These remixes aren’t bound for the clubs but they are an absolute treat with headphones on.

The Stats:

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]

LOVELESS

‘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. He’s shooting up the Hype Machine charts right now with his delectable remix of XTina’s Genie In A Bottle capitalising on those brilliant vocal runs that permeate the original. That peppered with some ‘90s keys and you’ve a goosebump-inducing moment of nostalgia. He also has taken on Toni Braxton’s You’re Makin Me High but it’s his remix of Kid Ink’s Show Me, that triumphs, ditching nostalgia for all-out, four-to-the-floor beats.

The Stats:

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]

MssingNo

‘Your starry night remixer’

MssingNo is a London-producer who is releasing some formidable original music, but he’s released two remixes that we just couldn’t 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 Shura’s already beautiful Just Once adds another level of emotion making the vocal ever-more delicate alongside beats that drip like water on cold steel. He’s also remixed Jagwar Ma’s 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.

The Stats:

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]

 

 

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