The Chainsmokers continue to impress, not only with their capability, but also their taste in song selection. This week’s remix takes on ASTR, an exciting New York duo who I threw under the SIS Spotlight back in May. As their true debut single, “Operate” isn’t exactly the first song that comes to mind for a Chainsmokers remix, but as the story usually goes, they’ve flipped it into a characteristically addictive, bouncy indie-house choon with a capital CH. Here’s an important note from the boys:
Quickie from our slutty friend Amanda about the song: “I already had sex with a guy to the original, I cant wait to have sex to this remix…”
And there you have it.
Download: ASTR – Operate (The Chainsmokers Remix)
Bondax can do no wrong, and their new remix of Blackstreet’s “No Diggity” is a prime example. Taking a song that’s a given for every “top songs of the 90s” list and successfully giving it a fresh coat of paint is no easy task, but the tropical touch of this unstoppable Lancaster duo is just enough to revive this classic for unlimited Summer 2013 rotation. Grab a free download below.
Download: Blackstreet – No Diggity (Bondax Edit)
Having just recieved Toro Y Moi’s contribution to this project, we now get to hear what Kaskade has to offer on Verve’s intriguing new compilation album, Verve Remixed: The First Ladies. The original song being remade in this instance is Astrud Gilberto’s 1964 rendition of “Fly Me To The Moon,” a classic most popularly associated with Frank Sinatra and its original writer, Bart Howard (fun fact: it was also played on the moon during the Apollo 11 landing). For his remix, Kaskade brings the tune up to 2013 speed with heavenly progressive house touches and an entrancing cosmic groove. Take a listen below.
As just premiered by Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1, here’s the long-awaited lead single off M.I.A.‘s forthcoming Matangi album, “Bring The Noize.” If you were hoping for more of what you heard on “Bad Girls“ though, you may be a little disappointed with this one. “Bring The Noize” is more of a frantic tribal dance anthem (produced by Switch and Surkin) that sees M.I.A. channel her inner Die Antwoord meets Azealia Banks for some borderline schizophrenic lyricism. Stream below, buy tomorrow, and look for the music video from Noisey on June 21.
iTunes: M.I.A. – Bring The Noize
The music video for Gesaffelstein’s new single, “Pursuit,” is epic. Why? I’m not really sure… Maybe it’s the smooth camera work. Maybe it’s the nice lady pictured above. Maybe it’s just the song itself that’s an invigorating mixture of dark techno and churning electro house. Maybe it’s all of those things? What I can tell you is that it features a lot of bizarre, semi-psychotic future-Nazi shit going down in a Victorian style mansion and accompanying hanger. Oh, and there’s boobs.
Since his rise to fame as a mashup DJ, Milkman has made the oft-encouraged transition to original mix producer as good as anyone. Following the success of his 2012 Fragments EP, the Los Angeles-based musician has announced a new release, Machines and Dreams, part 1 of which is out June 28. Featured as the backing soundtrack to the album’s trailer, “Origins” is the Justice-esque first look at the Milkman’s new sound. Stream it below.
Milkman – Origins