MOKB Premiere : The Mercy Beat : “Sweet” (Soto Voce Remix)

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After being somewhat shrouded in mystery upon first learning about The Mercy Beat, we now know that the trio is comprised of Matty Bennett, Ian Smith and Sam Endicott, whom the latter you may recognize from early aughts act The Bravery. Their debut self-titled EP is out now on French label OSKAR Recordings. Today, they have unveiled a remix to the song that began this new chapter in their musical journey, “Sweet”. Reworked by Soto Voce (Miguel De Vivo from LA’s Villains), it takes more of a droning direction sonically dimming the brightness of the original. Listen below.

Song : Cash+David : “Pulse” (Peaking Lights Remix)

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London synth duo Cash+David continue to be elusive with their identity, which is starting to make us believe we may already be aware of them in some other capacity such as the offspring of a celebrity or from a previous, more mainstream, project that they might be trying to shed. Regardless of their identity, they have a new remix of their song “Pulse” (hear original here) from husband-and-wife duo Peaking Lights, who recently announced their new LP, Cosmic Logic. Their version is a more structured sound with Middle Eastern tweaks. Stream it below.

Song : JOY. : “Captured” (ISLND Remix)

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Aussie Olivia McCarthy aka JOY. dropped her video for debut song “Captured” earlier this week and she doesn’t let up. Today, we get a beach club reworking of the ethereal song from Sydney’s ISLND. It provides a nice contrast to the original and shows how versatile of a song it really is. Listen and download below.

Song : Wet : “Move Me” (TÂCHES Remix)

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Enigmatic producer TÂCHES masterfully reworks “Move Me”, the latest from Brooklyn-based three-piece Wet. He replaced the moodiness of the original and electrifies the song with club-ready beats and Balearic sounds. This version might be better than the already great original. Decide for yourself below.

MOKB Premiere : BASECAMP : “Shudder” (Goodnight Cody Remix)

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Nashville trio BASECAMP dropped their great self-titled debut EP one last year with a smooth blend of electronic-based rock and R&B that managed to sound refreshing in a bloated landscape of musicians trying to pull off a similar sound. Currently, the band is hard at work trying to build off the initial success with a follow-up EP due out later this year.

In the meantime, they recently dropped a one-off song “Shudder” just to remind everyone that they are around. The song had a soft club vibe to it. Think a trendy beach spot at sundown. The remix from Los Angeles’ Goodnight Cody isolates softer moments only to have it flicker bright, drop back, then slowly culminate with sparkling sheen creating a dreamy, magical playground of noise. Stream it below along with the original.

Song : EKKAH : “Figure It Out” (Anna Of The North Safari Remix)

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It is always a good thing when artists we are into hook up with each other. Just is the case with this new remix of “Figure It Out” that just popped up from two of our discoveries from 2014, UK pair EKKAH and Scandinavian dreampop artist Anna of the North. You might recall us discussing the original version of the song a few months back. This version strips away the ’90s R&B sound and replaces it with lush, Balearic-tinged textures. The gorgeous breakdown around the four-minute mark really just clinches the entire reworking. Stream it below and be sure to check out “Sway” from Anna of the North, one of our favorite tracks this year.

Song : Yamanka // Sonic Titan : “Hoshi Neko” (CFCF Remix Organic Version)

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Canadian group Yamanka // Sonic Titan released their self-titled debut way back in 2011. One of the standout tracks from it, “Hoshi Neko”, was remixed the time by CFCF with it never seeing the light of day. Today, Michael Silver, the brains behind CFCF, decided to take things into his own hands by dropping his ethereal reworking via his SoundCloud. While the original is great, we like this one even more. He states that he will be dropping his electronic remix of the song very soon as well. Listen below.