GALLANT – WEIGHT IN GOLD [BRASSTRACKS REMIX]

Gallant’s ‘Weight In Gold‘ was the first track to be premiered by Zane Lowe on Beats 1.  A couple of months later, and the enigmatic Los Angeles artist hands the track over to Brasstracks for the remix treatment.  The lurching synths and achingly soulful vocals of the original are blended with Brasstracks’ signature trumpet fanfares and…

GALLANT – WEIGHT IN GOLD [TA-KU REMIX]

Gallant’s ‘Weight In Gold‘ was premiered by Zane Lowe on Apple Music earlier this month, and it hasn’t taken LA beatmaker Ta-ku long to get his hands on the track.  The ballad was based around some lofty synths from producer Stint, which Ta-ku offsets with some darker bass tones on the remix, amping up the track’s…

GOLDLINK – DANCE ON ME [GEOTHEORY REMIX]

Last month XXL freshman Goldlink released ‘Dance On Me‘, a mellow yet dancefloor-friendly cut produced by Milo Mills.  Now the remix reigns have been passed to Geotheory, who switches up the pumping 4/4 of the original for a slower Hip Hop beat.  Leaving the Washington DC MC intact, Geotheory maintains the track’s feel-good intensity, while…

DRAKE – TROPHIES [BRASSTRACKS COVER]

Brasstracks first appeared on our radar when they worked with Lido on a remix of ‘FourFiveSeconds’ together.  This time, the New York Brass specialists take on Drake’s ‘Trophies’.  With its signature trumpet hook, its easy to see why they went there, and boy are we glad they did.  The cover version is a far more…

TUXEDO – THE RIGHT TIME [KAYTRANADA REMIX]

Funk duo Tuxedo [individually known as Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One] released their self-titleddebut album earlier this year, which featured the sublime ‘The Right Time’.   A few months later and Kaytranada has been recruited for the official remix. Re-working the single, The Huh What & Where beatsmith loses none of the track’s orginal smooth appeal, but steps things…

LION BABE – WONDER WOMAN [DJ PREMIER REMIX]

Thanks to some production help from Pharrell Williams, Lion Babe’s ‘Wonder Woman‘ was already pretty damn sultry, but now that none other than DJ Premier has taken the reigns, the track has reached whole new level of smooth, sophisticated sexiness.  The legendary producer beefs up the percussion and adds some glossy chords to the duo’s recent single, stream…

FLUME – LEFT ALONE FT. CHET FAKER [GRAVES & TA-KU REMIX]

Australian producer Ta-Ku already remixed Flume & Chet Faker’s ‘Left Alone’, but he’s decided to recruit Atlanta-based Gravez to “invent the re-remix” for a new version of the track.  This time, things are stripped back, slowed down to a crawl, and bassed up.  The pair also work in a little of recent Lapalux single ‘Closure‘…

P. MORRIS – BBHMMORRIS

While Rihanna’s ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’ has something quite likeable about it, it’s also kind of embarrassing.  It’s feels a bit like a little girl walking around in her mother’s shoes and make up.  P. Morris on the other hand, takes her excellent vocal, and setsit among a startling range of bass pulses, shrieks and choral notes,…

PELL – RUNAWAY REMIX [VIDEO]

Pell’s ‘Floating While Dreaming‘ was one of the most captivating independent releases we’ve heard in our short history, and ‘Runaway’ was undoubtedly one of its stand-out cuts.  More recently, it’s seen new life thanks to a re-working from Pell and producer LARRY BRRD, who gave the already Soulful track a smooth, radio-friendly remix.  The remix now…