[Deep House] WHTKD – WHTNSE (LTGTR Remix)
Probably one of the best takes on Disclosure’s “White Noise.” Opting for a re-make WHTKD’s atmospheric, deep House cut “WHTNSE” is truly remarkable. The already incredible tune is amped up to a level one may not have thought possible by LTGTR. Adding waves of futuristic synths and channeling WHTKD’s version into a more dance steady BPM, there is little to be desired of LTGTR’s remix. If you are a fan of house, deep house, chill house, chill wave/step, just chill shit, this one should become a regular in your playlists.
[Ambient Trap / Future House:]
Bebe Rexha – I Got You (Pryor Remix)
Courtesy of the good folks at Selected. Music channel on YouTube, is a brand new Future House banger from Bebe Rexha remixed by Pryor. “I Got You” has quality future house synths, great vocals and is calming and energizing at the same time. Throw in a little trap snare and you’ve got a perfect track for summer days at the beach, by the pool, out in the backyard or wherever your heart’s desire.
[Ambient House/Intelligent Dance Music]
Intoxicate – Zhu
What can I say about Zhu? Other than that his music is mind blowing, Zhu has been making waves in the electronic scene for quite some time now. In one of his latest releases “Intoxicate” he reaffirms his rising position among electronic producers.
“Intoxicate” is a wild, deep journey through spacey sounds, trippy bass lines and incredibly catchy computer vocals. You can’t help but move and sway to the beat as it builds up and breaks down, or for the final chorus and trap snare reprise near the ending. As the computer repeats, “Intoxicate…exhilarate…stimulate…accelerate…” you find your body and mind wanting to do the same.
Do yourself a favor and check “Intoxicate” out, as well as more from Zhu including a great remix by Enda of his song “Faded.”
[Hip-Hop/Rap:] GTA – Little Bit of This (feat. Vince Staples)
And for the last time I ain’t on no conscious shit
I like big girls, fast whips, ass & tits,
Mansions of white women, might jack some shit
So stop actin’ like I’m a activist
House DJ and producer GTA has shown he can be versatile. With singles and remixes spanning several different genres, it comes to surprise that he can bring his unique sound to a hip-hop track. “Little Bit of This” features up and coming rapper Vince Staples rapping over an interesting beat with an almost Latin or Asian feel to it. Staples wordplay is just as interesting, “Been crazy come where you livin’ at/kick down the door/get down to get dough/and I ain’t come here for the chitty-chat” and the insanely catchy chorus solidifies the funky flow.
“Little Bit of This” has enjoyed some exposure being the “trailer” theme song for the Watch Dogs 2 video game, for Xbox One and Playstation 4. The soundtrack features a variety of music from many different genres and is as varied and inclusive as a GTA soundtrack.
[Dance & Trap]
Hoodboi – Closer (feat. ASTR) [Rytmeklubben Remix]
Trap DJ Hoodboi has had success in his genre and through remixes of his and by others into Jersey House and club songs. “Closer” is an easily-missed gem that has some quality vocals and interesting melodies worth checking out. Particularly in the Rytmeklubben remix, there is a stark contrast of heavy bass and drops into trap snares with light bell noises and calming female vocals. Check the song out above, and for a more uptempo Jersey House remix check out DJ Hoodboi & Falcons remix of Ty Dolla $ign’s “Paranoid” below:
[R&B EDM Remixes] [Deep House/R&B]
Mario Winans – I Don’t Wanna Know (Zoo#Clique Edit)
Today, we’ve got two great EDM remixes of two very classic R&B tunes that are a throwback to early ’00s rhythm and blues music.
First up, a chill down-tempo, but still massive remix of Mario Winans “I Don’t Wanna Know” coming to us from CDeep Music’s Youtube Channel. The Zoo#Clique Remix expounds on the original adding layers of atmospheric deep ambient house, clublike basslines and rhythms and slowed vocals. This remix certainly does the original justice retaining most of the elements from the original, save for the stupidly sick sample of The Fugees “Ready or Not,” but that’s forgivable. Nevertheless, don’t miss out on this awesome track and summer 2016 ambient-chill banger! Download it for free!
[Ambient Future R&B]
Destiny’s Child – Say My Name (Synthetic Epiphany Remix)
Next, from the legendary R&B trio Destiny’s Child comes an epic remix of one of their most well known and popular single’s “Say My Name.” Destiny’s Child and its individual members are no strangers to remixes (especially of the electronic variety; check out a few under this post). The Synthetic Epiphany Remix re-imagines the R&B bopping anthem as a chill house club single that’ll round off nights with its building layers of ambiance, future sounds and throwback nostalgia.
Other notable Destiny’s Child Electronic Remixes:
Michelle Williams – We Break the Dawn (Karmatronic Remix)
Beyonce – Greenlight (Freemasons Remix)
Wrong – marshmello
Colourr – marshmello
If you haven’t heard of marshmello yet and consider yourself an EDM fan you have got some serious life choices to re-evaluate. Taking the genre by storm since his arrival, he considers his music “deep fluffy sexy trap house” according to his Facebook. He is indeed correct in that marshmello‘s tracks successfully combine elements of house, trap and even older styles of dance music to create truly epic tracks. One of his older tracks “Find Me” was on a mix CD I left in my mother’s car about 4-6 months ago and she still bumps it to this day! Check it out below and a different style of futuristic EDM on the next page.
Find Me – marshmello
Check out some of these IDM (Intelligent Dance Music) tracks; notable for their departure from some of the more conventional characteristics of dance music.
Gud Vibrations – NGHTMRE & SLANDER
Cool (Mittens Remix) – Alesso
Waaaait [a.k.a. lonelyfuckingsamurai] – Mr. Carmack
[Songs from Youtube, Courtesy of “La Belle Musique” Group]
Just in time for the spring/summer like weather (at least in the ATL), comes a fresh new Future-House track with plenty of bass, futuristic synths and female vocals reminiscent of Lana Del Rey, Rozes, or Wild Belle and the like. “Side Note” featuring LissA is a smooth ride into chilled out female vocals, that soon ramps up into the futuristic synth chords. What makes it shine above your average future-house track however is the high-quality vocals, as well as a moving, eargasmic melody played in the background (like by the piano/horns). This song is great for bumping in the whip or at home while melting into its hodge-podge of EDM’s pop side with Future House’s crescendoing melodies.
You can buy the song on iTunes here: Side Note (feat. LissA) – Palastic
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You can also find more ambient, chill EDM and Future House on La Belle Musique’s Youtube channel.