Song : ASTR : “Operate” (et aliae Remix)

 photo astr_zpsfb2c91b3.png

Two of the names that bubbled up to the surface in 2014 were New York duo ASTR and London producer et aliae, so it seems appropriate that they would connect up on this remix of “Operate”. The production on this one twinkles as bright as the stars in the artwork slowly lulling you into a state of pillowy enchantment. Expect to hear more of both in 2015, especially et aliae show recently signed with one of our favorite labels, Cascine. Listen below.

Song : ZHU : “Paradise Awaits Part 2″ (ft. Goldlink)

 photo goldink-zhu-600x600_zps4e23d8ca.jpg

ZHU reworks his song “Paradise Awaits” with some extra bounce in the bass and brings DC rapper Goldlink for some versus. Goldlink’s flow pairs perfectly with the funky beat that has us taking a trip back to the ’90s, especially with that Sisqó “Thong Song” reference. We can only hope this leads to more collabs between both parties because this is straight gold. Listen below.

Song : Shura : “Indecision” (Jungle Remix)

 photo shura_zpsdbbc4862.png

23-year-old Londoner Aleksandra Denton, aka Shura is easily one of our favorite newcomers of 2014. From “Touch” to “Just Once” to “Indecision”, we could not get enough and expect big things in 2015. Today, she gave a remix of the latter from act that used 2014 as a launching-pad, the collective Jungle. Stream below.

MOKB Premiere : VÉRITÉ : “Echo” (backstroke. Remix)

 photo verite3_zps859fc79b.jpg

2014 might go down as the year of female-driven pop music. And in this segment log-jammed with talent, New York’s VÉRITÉ managed to stand out above the pack. Earlier this year, she released debut EP, Echo, to wide acclaim and to put a bow on what was a breakout year her, she is dropping a collection of remixes of songs from her debut by the likes of Carousel, Penguin Prison, NICITA, Lightwaves, and this one of by DMV producer backstroke. This version takes away the stepping rhythm of the original completely reimagining the song as an ’80s pop anthem compelling the listener with breezy waves of synth and rolling basslines making it feel like a completely new song. Listen below.

 photo verite_zpsa9a43ed8.png

MOKB Premiere : Zella Day : “Compass” (Fractures Remix)

 photo zella_zpsc5e02632.jpg

Singer-songwriter, all-around star in the making, Zella Day really broke out in 2014 releasing her debut EP showcasing chameleon-like adaptability with her songs toeing the line between fragile folk gems and pop anthems. One of the songs that really stuck out from her was the ballad “Compass” that really had us thinking Lana Del Rey from the very first time we heard it. Today, we have a remix of the track courtesy of Melbourne’s Fractures. His version is less bedroom introspection and longing, more cold, dark twisted fantasy built out of ominous electronic elements. Compare and contrast both versions below.

Song : Blooms : “Lust” (Ellie Herring Remix)

 photo ellie_zps0a10c27e.jpg

Two of our favorite women in music at the moment connect up as Lexington, KY producer Ellie Herring reworks the sexy track “Lust” from London’s Louise Cunnane aka Blooms. Ellie takes covers the sensualities of the original and creates more of a flirty, computerized head-bouncer. Find it below and you can check the original we posted back in March here as well as Blooms’ most recent song “Guilty” here.

 photo ellie2_zps954a85fb.png

Song : Daughter : “Winter” (Warpaint Remix)

 photo daughter_zps7d8a47ef.jpg

Through mutual admiration for one another’s work, Daughter and Warpaint have hooked up to remix each other’s favorite songs of the other to be released digitally. To start things off, Warpaint selected to rework “Winter” from Daughter’s fantastic 2013 debut If You Leave. Their version maintains the ethereal vocals, but underscores them with glitch club beats. Daughter’s remix of Warpaint will be unveiled next week on December 2nd. You Stream below.