Zedd & Hayley Williams // Stay the Night (Roulette Dare Remix)

Zedd - Stay the Night (Roulette Dare Remix)

Zedd - Stay the Night (Roulette Dare Remix)

Figured a blog update was long overdue, so time to do some recapping!

In keeping with the usual explosion of amateur remixes for a Zedd track, the release of Hayley Williams’ acapella for Stay the Night has been crazy popular with bedroom producers (i.e. me).

It’s no wonder though, Hayley’s vocals on this track are tasty as hell; lyrically super simple, but that’s not the point – it’s that Hayley Williams signature tone that makes the original special.

With that in mind, I decided to apply a little genre meshing to my own remix as a feeble means of standing out from the mountains of existing renditions; so expect a progressive house base spread thick with a chunky festival trap drop. Best served on a sub.

If you dig, you can grab the free download here!

TheFatRat // Dancing Naked

TheFatRat - Dancing Naked

TheFatRatDancing Naked

 

Sounding like a wheelbarrow full of Gameboy Colours playing the most theatrical opening credits ever simultaneously, Dancing Naked is bound to get you psyched for some Kirby-esque antics.

Making a track sound killer with a chipmunky vocal ain’t easy, but TheFatRat’s really nailed it thanks to his solid production skills and a classic synth choice that meshes insanely well.

The track sits quite neatly within the House genre, but aside from that foundation it’s a totally fresh slice of cheesecake that everyone needs to hear.

Bonus: TheFatRat’s giving Dancing Naked away for free right here.

 

 

 

Cash Cash // Take Me Home (Jordy Dazz Remix)

Cash Cash - Take Me Home (Jordy Dazz Remix)

Cash CashTake Me Home (Jordy Dazz Remix)

 

With lush transitions between golden delicious synth harmonies and gritty club trashing drops, Jordy Dazz certainly has his production game nailed on this remix.

Of course, the original mix by Cash Cash was already a solid track, but Jordy has somehow managed to tweak the satisfaction gauge that final 45 degrees: well and truly paying respect to Bebe Rexha’s gorgeous vocal game.

This tune is guaranteed to get you stoked for the day ahead.

Pick up a copy on Beatport here.

 

 

 

 

ASTR // R U With Me

ASTR R U With Me

ASTRR U With Me

 

This NYC duo really nail that super sultry summer sound that will put the chilliest eskimo in a shorts-wearing mood. With indulgent melodic plucky synths and ultra reverby beats, ASTR are definitely one of my new favourite chillwave beachcore pop artists.

I’d make a loose comparison with The Weeknd in a Hawaiian shirt, cross pollinate him with Lindsay Lowend holding a coconut and you’re not far off what you can expect from ASTR.

Added bonus: this track’s a free download on their Soundcloud page, sweet.

 

 

 

 

 

3lau, Paris & Simo Feat. Bright Lights // Escape (Roulette Dare Remix)

3lau, Paris & Simo Feat. Bright Lights - Escape (Roulette Dare Remix)

3lau, Paris & Simo Feat. Bright LightsEscape (Roulette Dare Remix)

 

Beatport have been a little hit and miss with the tracks they’ve been holding competitions for lately, so I was pretty stoked to see the acapella for 3lau’s Escape.

This track features a particularly pretty vocal, so I tried to write the music in an accordingly melodic style whilst making sure not to compromise the punchiness when the chorus drops.

With a bundle of layered bright synths and punchy kicks along with some adventure club-esque vocal chopping, this rendition’s a little difficult to classify a genre for so I’ll just leave it at electro pop.

Hope you dig and, if you really dig, feel free to drop me a vote here!

 

 

 

Sunglasses Kid Feat. Leon Monroe & Highway Superstar // Summer Nights

Sunglasses Kid Feat. Leon Monroe & Highway Superstar - Summer Nights

Sunglasses Kid Feat. Leon Monroe & Highway SuperstarSummer Nights

 

I challenge anyone to dispute the sheer catchiness of this new Sunglasses Kid track from his latest EP, Unpredictable. As each of his collaborations with Leon Monroe reflect, these two are a match made in heaven if you’re looking for the perfect soundtrack to drive your Lamborghini Diablo along the coastline wearing nothing but roller skates.

Combining layered 80s synth riffs and polishing them with a modern production sheen makes this track an absolute delight in any hair-quiffing situation. Plus, if Leon Monroe’s classic vocals weren’t quite enough 80s for you to shake a stick at, Highway Superstar adds that final retro flourish with some obligatory sax.

Better yet, for a limited time, Sunglasses Kid’s handing out the entire EP for free right here. Rad.

 

 

 

Roulette Dare // Glossolalia

Roulette Dare - Glossolalia Download

Roulette DareGlossolalia

I never really planned on writing Glossolalia. The reason an original mix cropped up so early on the ol’ producing timeline is purely because I’ve been struggling to find any decent studio acapellas as of late. Obviously, given that I’m still in the early stages of gathering fans I figured that remixes of popular vocal tracks are more likely to garner attention than a no name producer’s original efforts, but, at the same time, I’d rather try out an original when the acapella well’s running dry, y’know?

Anyways, back to the tune: Glossolalia kicks off in a pretty thoughtful, daydreamy manner, with some harmonic string swells and a gloomy little melody. However, that sleepy string quartet is then administered with a caffeine IV and suddenly hulks out into a pretty schizy chorus.

Of course, the track highlight has to be the um bongo jungle book buildup that somehow works quite well within the adrenaline house scene.

As with all my tracks, you can download Glossolalia for free here.

 

Silent Gloves Feat. Patrick Baker // So Real

Silent Gloves - So Real

Silent Gloves Feat. Patrick Baker - So Real

 

There’s just something about this track that makes me want to rush out and buy a car with pop-up headlights.

With a clear 80s influence, Silent Gloves somehow drenches the listener with an assortment of nostalgic feelings from an era they may only have experienced vicariously through John Cusack movies. Patrick Baker really nails those cheesy 80s vocals and adds an enjoyable melancholic compliment to the reverby synths.

Whether or not you were around during the 80s, this is a solid pop track for marking summer’s close.

If you dig, pick up a copy here.

 

 

 

Demi Lovato // Heart Attack (Roulette Dare Remix)

Demi Lovato - Heart Attack (Roulette Dare Remix)

Demi LovatoHeart Attack (Roulette Dare Remix)

 

After spending way too long trying to figure out how to kick off this remix, I finally stumbled upon that little melodic vocal outro in the final few seconds of the original song and looped/delayed/verbed it for the intro. Figured it sounded pretty rad and sorta puts you in mind of  this Killswitch Engage intro.

It’s hard to describe this track’s genre as anything other than electronic pop given Demi Lovato’s Disney heritage, but with some pretty heavy kicks and saws going on it just about surpasses the edgy limits that High School Musical could bear. Having said that, there’s definitely a theatrical air about that second buildup.

Download this track for free here.

 

Jeremih // 773 Love (Cyril Hahn 4am Bootleg)

Jeremih - 773 Love (Cyril Hahn 4am Bootleg)

Jeremih773 Love (Cyril Hahn 4AM Bootleg)

I guess I’m a little late to be blogging about this track given that it’s over a year old, but if ever there was a perfect song to brew your morning coffee over, this be it. With generous use of sidechaining to create an almost lazy swelling bass along with those dropped Jeremih vocals and a morbidly obese reverb, Cyril Hahn conjures an image of that first wince of calm morning sunlight after a stormy night.

This track comfortably resides in my most played tunes and is one of very few tracks I seem to never tire of (although I’ve taken to rationing how often I listen to it as a precaution). It just seems to suit so many occasions and moods.

And look, it’s even free to download at his Soundcloud below.

 

 

Go to top