[Commercial with Cool Music:] My Favorite Things (Urban Noize Edit) – Nora Khalif
Commercials have increasingly turned to EDM to be featured in their adverts. Car companies have probably been sampling the electronic genre’s gems for quite some time, since the rise of dubstep almost a decade ago. Volvo stepped up and featured a remix of a traditional song (along the lines of Toyota’s Bippity Boppity Boo EDM Remix).
In a rare twist however, a full version of the remix was also released and uploaded to Youtube. Often when EDM is used in commercials, the song will be a snippet produced only for the commercial and a full version is never released. Volvo made a smart move featuring Urban Noize’s remix of the song which also has a full version. Enjoy it above!
Tchami – World to Me (feat. Luke James) [Cazztek Remix]
Tchami’s “World to Me (feat. Luke James)” was one of the songs hot enough off his album to warrant its own EP. I’ve covered the Rootkit Remix & the Dillon Nathaniel Remix but there’s another flip just as epic that deserves not to be overlooked.
Cazztek’s remix of the song takes it in an interesting direction. A fusion of bass house, dance house and Future House this remix blends all these elements for an uplifting, atmospheric remix with plenty of energy.
A catchy beat and vocal sample play over the opening hook, “Baby, you should know/that you mean the world to me” with trance synths into a bass filled future house drop. The drop alone, heavy enough to fill dancefloors, refreshingly devolves back into broken down layers at the second chorus/full hook.
Ending out with warped bass and synths and then the return of the distorted vocal sample results in a song so upbeat, so funky, so different it’ll turn just about any person’s head.
Check it out above as well as more remixes from Tchami’s “Confession” label YouTube page.
[Ambient Future House/Chill House:]
Robbie G & Cureton – Here’s My Heart
After all the heavy EDM posts I figured I’d get back to some melodic and relaxing music. Selected music always has great choices when it comes to these categories and Robbie G & Cureton’s “Here’s My Heart” is no different. Filtered vocals, ambient chords and synths and boom clap percussions characteristic of ambient and future house combine for a melodic and entrancing ride in electronic music.
[New Releases:] Tchami – World to Me EP (Confession Records)
One of my favorite EDM/Future House DJs, Tchami, whom I saw in concert here in Atlanta about a month or so ago, has finally released the Extended Play of his hit song, “World to Me.”
My favorite remixes so far from the EP are the Rootkit Remix and Dillon Nathaniel’s Remix. Nathaniel’s remix was dropped by Tchami and Malaa at the Atlanta Tabernacle show and features some festival-rocking, club-jumping bass revvs that are simply amazing.
The Rootkit Remix is much more atmospheric and when the chorus/drop hits the following mish mash of sounds resounds and lifts the track, and you, up high into the air. Sounding like, I dunno, for some reason it kinda reminds me of the ethereal-ness I experienced when first hearing Morgan Page’s “Fight For You” and it’s “Derby Fight” mash-up remix.
Be sure to check out the World to Me EP and Tchami’s “Confession” if you haven’t already.
Tchami & Malaa brought down the house at The Tabernacle in downtown Atlanta on Saturday, November 18th. With Halogen as the opening act the duo proceeded to melt minds and faces around 10:30 PM. Check out some of the videos I took below:
Summer ’99. Bass was lit.
I know this one! It’s “The Sermon” check out the light show these cubes give off.
Another unknown song. The drop was incredible however.
Pure Bass/Future/Dance house vibes.
Another epic remix with ridiculous bass.
There aren’t many good remixes of Kid Cudi’s “Day ‘N Nite” but Moski’s Switch Up is excellent. The right amount of Future House flair, while still incorporating the best elements of the original make for a banger that shouldn’t be missed.
Kid Cudi has always been a favorite of mine and I’ve been listening to his music since he was underground, well before Day ‘N Nite became a hit. I’ve always felt a special connection with his music. His originality, his realness, touching on issues such as depression and addiction, and the messages within his music.
Crookers is great as well and has released many “underground” like house hits and actually helped make Kid Cudi famous when they remixed “Day ‘N Nite” way back in 2008. The song was so successful in Europe (and eventually America) that it got it’s own music video, even before the original song had gotten a video!
[Rhythmic Future House:]
Zonderling’s remix of Moguai & Younotus’ “Lessons” is amazing. Featuring the vocals of Nico Santos, the Zonderling remix melds truly uplifting synth chords, and heavenly strings. Funky and mesmerizing. Everything a future house song should be. Check it out above!