After 2 big Thanksgiving dinners last weekend (yes, us Canucks are a bunch of weirdos for having it in October), I think I am finally out of my turkey induced coma and ready to put up some goodies for ya.
In support of the recent holiday weekend, I want to kick off with remixes from Canadians Rockwell and Hot Young Girls. First up is fellow Torontonian, Rockwell, with his dope house remix of Alicia Keys – Fallin’. This 18 year old…yes 18! sent this to my Soundcloud group a little while back and I was pleasantly surprised at the quality and mature sound of this rinse, especially since I hadn’t heard any other remixes in the past that I would want to play out. He recently followed this up with his unofficial remix of Afrojack & Steve Aoki’s “No Beef”, showing his range in production styles and focus on quality releases. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for this up-and-comer!
Next up is Hot Young Girls electro remix of Feist’s “How Come You Never Go There”. Just an FYI, if you’re looking for them on-line, I don’t suggest typing in HOT YOUNG GIRLS in Google ;), but do check out their site hotyounggirlsmusic.com. Overall the added production fits well with the original pieces that come in as a natural sounding breakdown before building back into the main drop. I felt that the synth lead could have used a bit more variety in its sound, but fits with the overall vibe of the original, which is a pretty chill track to begin with.
We received a rare free remix from German house sensation Oliver $, who is still on fire after his Summer Anthem “Doin’ Ya Thang“. This is a stripped down version of the remix he did previously for Riva Starr’s vocal chugger, Dance Me. This “Hyphny” remix is a minimal, sexy throbber that is sure to get those hips gyrating.
Big thanks to Felipe Avelar for passing along more tasty remixes this week. I have been a big supporter of Bastian Van Shields’ productions in the past year and this mash is a great blend adding in the subtle MJ-esque vocal stabs from “Bille Was Here”. Will be playing this one tonight! Felipe also sent over his recent rub of Jay Z & Kanye West’s chart topper “Ni**as in Paris”, using tasteful peaces from DJ Aylen, David Guetta and Market Price to round-out his dutch house take on it.
Switching gears, we have the nu-disco original “Street Machine” from the London, UK tandem Ruban & Ra. I instantly got a wave of nostalgia when I first listened to this 80s electro inspired groover, making me want to bust out of my chair into a hap-hazard up-rock. Ironically, I later found the Street Machine Video which confirmed my instincts that this one will be a tasty treat for all the B-Boys and B-Girls out there.