Oof where have I been and what have I been doing? Stranded on my couch from post-op ACL reconstruction surgery? Hobbling about the beautiful Bay Area? Not working on my thesis? All of the above.
Cyril Hahn is one badass producer who happens to be launching a tour in Canada and Europe. I can’t wait to read the reviews for his shows, because if his remixes are this good, his live mixing must be doper. Gabrielle Aplin is, as one YouTube has commented, the “female version of Ed Sheeran” and I understand why: she has a slight rasp to her voice, a mature tone to her otherwise youthful and quiet voice. Her song ‘Please Dont’ Say You Love Me,’ is a wonderful song, in the same style of many rising singer/songwriters, so it’s definitely worth listening to. But, Cyril Hahn transforms the song into a house jewel. The world has been obsessed with his mix of ‘Say My Name,’ and it sounds like he’s gifted us with another catchy tune.
Australian band Strange Talk is the right amount of pop and a substantial punch of electronic. A little like Cut Copy, a little like Passion Pit, their sound is loud and exciting. They’ve capitalized on this catchy “I think I’m falling in love,” over and over again, with these great heavy electronic breaks in between. Their album is to debut in 2013 and if they keep rolling out singles like these, I’m confident they’ll be all over the music scene.
Hot damn. Adventure Club is back with a burning track, remixing the always lovely Yuna’s ‘Lullabies.’ The original song is already so epic, dark at moments, and uplifting at others. Adventure Club takes advantage of Yuna’s soft spoken words and pairs it with some heavy but tasteful dubsteppiness. Chill out to some classy mixing and snag the free download via Facebook.
Bonus! Frank Ocean Cover:
You want that EDM you say? Seven Lions is a 25 year old Cali boi who borrows the smooth trance vocals of the lovely Fiona to make this gorgeous track. Just look at how intense this dude’s face is in the picture to the left. You can tell how hard he’s feeling the music. I haven’t really gotten into any electronic songs lately, but this has totally pulled me back in. Get lost in this epic track. (Does anyone else hear the Windows device-detected sound in this??)
This is in honor of my good friend — Paul Roth! The most amazing, spunky, and cutest blonde designer you’ll ever set your eyes upon! Check out his stuff here.
Ben Howard’s ‘Old Pine’ is a lovely summer song that will tickle your ears like a field of baby dandelions upon your feet. This Peking Duk remix, on the other hand, will feed those flowers some ecstasy and you’ll be jumping for joy by the addictive nature of this track. The rhythm is super upbeat and fun; I always find the drop in many dubstep songs to be too heavy, but paired with Ben Howard’s voice, the song maintains an innocent undertone. Peking Duk’s remix packs a punch, yet keeps the natural soothing sound of Howard’s crooning.