Greatness. This is Great.
you gotta love well done remixes. You know when you hear a song that is really really good, simple mortal fans that we are, we can’t imagine how it can be better. Then we get blown away by an artists interpretation of the song, and it’s even better…ok maybe it’s not good to compare, but it is so nice to get a fresh new great version of a great record.
Two Door Cinema Club are a Northern Irish indie rock band, you should know by now as they are featured in so many games, movies, shows, etc…
Two Door Cinema Club - Sun (Viceroy Remix)
The dose of razzle dazzle you need
When two things that should never be mixed together then for some reason they are and it turns out really good - that’s what this remix is. “That’s a song about alcohol-induced paranoia, and how that affects people around you, just watching those crumbling relationships.” says PP’s front-man Michael Angelakos.
For those who don’t know, Juicy J is a rapper/producer, former Three 6 Mafia, made famous for his single ‘Bandz A Make Her Dance”. The song is about strippers, money and booze, for which he claims he got inspired while being “high at a chick’s two-bedroom apartment”, and it’s the lead single off his debut solo album: Stay Trippy…..So.. you get the picture.
So a Juicy J remix was just the logical move for the alcohol-induced paranoia song.
Redefining great with The xx
The original song is already so good, Panic City adds their flair to it, making it more upbeat and redefining what we know as great.
The XX is a 3-piece London indie pop band, almost forgot award-nominated too. This song is from their second LP, Coexist, which is said to have heavy influence from club music.
Panic City is an up and coming producer/DJ from San Fran, one to definitely have your eye/ear on.
The xx - Chained (Panic City Remix)
if you don’t know what sexy sounds like, here you go.
U’re welcome. But who you should really thank, is Miguel and Wiz (read end-note). This is the modern R&B anthem, a touch of soul and electronic and of course an amazing rap verse, written and sung by Miguel. Here’s the cherry on top of the cake, guess who’s responsible for the sub-bass sounds, falsettos, echoes, synths and the rest of the entire production? You guessed it, of course it’s Miguel.
Miguel - Adorn (Remix) (ft. Wiz Khalifa)
Note on Wiz Khalifa: So I followed him on twitter and instagram for like two weeks, and suddenly now every time I hear his music I can smell weed coming out of my headphones/speakers. Weird isn’t?
No better way to start the week.
If you ever see/hear something that’s amazing, do you ever think about how it could be even better? More importantly, how can YOU make it even better? It’s an interesting way of seeing things, and it’s nothing short of a success recipe. If you don’t believe me, ask the genius producers and mixers over at RAC, who take any hit song and make it 10x better.
The Killers - Runaways (RAC Mix)
This one goes to all of you who live life to the fullest
A sick remix to this 1D hit.
I have to be honest and admit that it took me a good while to actually like (more like respect) One Direction. I don’t like all of their songs, nor am I a 1D crazy groupie. But I respect what they do, and I always say that a good pop song never hurt anyone. They are a record breaking band, reaching the top of UK bands both in the EU and in the US.
That certainly isn’t an easy task, and it takes talent and hard work and dedication - I know that for a fact.
One Direction - Live While We’re Young (Jump Smokers Remix)
Both superstars came from nothing, like Diamonds, they know shine forever
Two very powerful stories, Kanye West and Rihanna, each coming from different parts of the world with similar struggles, that I’m sure many us can identify with. Both are absolutely talented artists and creative geniuses that have already left their mark in our society.
Fact is, that WE can do it…This is an attainable reality for each and everyone of us. Personally, I’m a dreamer and I like to invest my time and talent in things that I hope one day pick up and help me achieve my goals. But its tough, its so damn tough. I find my motivation on other success stories like these. Constantly reminding myself that it takes a lot of hard work and patience. Some people believe that success comes from luck and some kind of supernatural selection, but I strongly preach that it’s a combination of smart moves and right circumstances.
You have to find however, that thing that drives you, the one that you are really passionate about and you need to have the balls to pursue it - smartly. I’ll Leave with this quote I recently heard:
“Every single person in the world is born with genius level talent, you just gotta find what it is that you are a genius at…every single person in this building is special, everyone has genius level talent. So, once you find out what it is that makes you special, then you pride yourself in such a way that you do amazing shit. I promise you I’m living testament of that…” - Jay-Z
Rihanna - Diamonds (Remix ft. Kanye West)
Lyrics matter, and by the way RAC kills it again with this mix
I’m no expert (trying but not quite) but there are different components that make up a song. Sure the beat, the instruments, and vocals are extremely important. But lyrics matter! No, this is not a hate post to artists who write meaningless songs and are successful - they have their own merits for that. Rather this is a commentary on us, fans and listeners.
Way too many times we over look great lyrics - and awful ones as well. To the point of even signing along to the words but still our minds have been seduced by the music. Ladies: sometimes you sing your hearts out to songs that - if you think about it - are diminishing to you, and some others that in any other context you would say are “totally inappropriate and just not the kind of girl I am”.
Matter of fact is, even if we realize it or not, songs transform us (boys and girls) into cold blooded gangsters for 4:56s, mellow romantics for 2:43s, or party animals for 5:11s.
Kings of Leon’s outstanding production, RAC’s shocking mixing and Caleb’s deep vocals cast a shadow on the other great aspect of this song: its lyrics. They are very simple and yet very powerful words that I know many of us can identify with. Now, do you know what it’s saying or having chanted to ‘U(u)se Somebo(o)dy(y)’ in the chorus makes no sense to you?
Kings of Leon - Use Somebody (RAC Mix)
Can you resist something so amazing?
Usually I don’t post the same artist two days in a row, but u can’t (ok, I can’t!) really resist such an amazing, mind-blowing song so wonderfully mixed.
By the way, what do u think of The Stems Project?
Bon Iver - Beth/Rest (Work Drugs Remix)
a nice twist to the radio classic
Karmin is an american engaged couple and pop duo. I too would be engaged if I was in a pop duo.
two very awesome musicians, of very different styles, collaborate. And it couldn’t get any better.
Adam Wiles (28) is a DJ/singer from Scotland, better known as Calvin Harris.
Florence Mary Welch (26) is a singer/songwriter from the UK, better known with + The Machine.
One of the most amazing performances ever. I cannot express how amazing I think this is.
Be sure to check The Piano Guys, truly awesome music creativeness.
Wouter “Wally” De Backer aka Gotye, aka the guy who sings Somebody That I Used To Know, was born in Belgium and his third album Making Mirrors is really good.
This song from that album is remixed by Passion Pit, an American electropop band.
makes me feel like dancing
wonderful piece from Young The Giant and Captian Cuts (the remix masters)