Premiere: Listen to Gallant’s “Weight In Gold” Remixed by Ta-ku

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If we were to name some of the breakout acts of the last year, Columbia, Maryland-native, Los Angeles-based singer Gallant would be at or near the top of that list. He has even landed a supporting spot for Sufjan Stevens’ upcoming tour dates. After introducing himself to the world with 2014’s Zebra EP, his latest song “Weight In Gold” might be his best work yet, even landing as Zane Lowe’s inaugral “World Exclusive” on his Beats 1 program. Today, we have Australian producer Ta-ku deconstructing, then building the song back up with sharper synths and cuts falling underneath the soulful vocals. Find both the reworking and original below.

Tour Dates Supporting Sufjan Stevens:
10/24 – Santa Barbara, CA @ The Arlington Theatre
10/25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Orpheum Theatre
10/26 – Albuquerque, NM @ Popejoy Hall
10/28 – Omaha, NE @ Orpheum Theater
10/30 – Buffalo, NY @ The Center for the Arts University at Buffalo
10/31 – Jersey City, NJ @ Loews Jersey Theatre
11/01 – Baltimore, MD @ Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
11/03 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Hall
11/04 – Charlotte, NC @ Ovens Auditorium
11/05 – Atlanta, GA @ Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
11/06 – Orlando, FL @ Theater at the Dr. Phillips Center
11/07 – Miami, FL @ Olympia Theater at Gunsman Center
11/09 – Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Performing Arts Center
11/10 – Birmingham, AL @ Alabama Theatre
11/11 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
11/12 – Louisville, KY @ Robert S. Whitney Hall, The Kentucky Center
11/13 – Cincinnati, OH @ Aronoff Center

Premiere : Listen to Alpine’s “Foolish” Remixed by Hopium

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Melbourne outfit Alpine have their new LP, Yuck, out on June 16th via Votiv Records in the US and June 12th via Ivy League Records in the UK and Australia. The first reveal from it was the elegantly crafted “Foolish” giving off jet-setting vibes appropriate for blasting in the backdrop of a tropical resort or a fashion runway. Everything about it down to the video screams luxury.

Today, we share with you a reworking of the previously mentioned “Foolish” from another act based out of Melbourne, Hopium. If the original was made for bright lights and sunshine, this new interpretation is at place in a dimly lit nightclub. Gone are the delicate elements replaced by heavier beats and darker synths flipping the complexion of the song to something almost sinister. Listen below.

Song : Tei Shi : “Go Slow” (Blue Hawaii Remix)

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Valerie Teicher, known as Tei Shi, is currently touring Europe in support of her recently released and highly recommended Verde EP (purchase here). Montreal’s Blue Hawaii has given one of the EP highlights “Go Slow” a reworking. Their interpretation give the song more of a meditative, ambient feel, but still worth your attention. Listen below and find the original here.

Song : Bouquet : “Stack On Stacks” (Glasser Remix)

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LA’s Bouquet recently released their very good In A Dream EP (purchase here). One of the tracks that really got us excited with woozy, surreal “Stack On Stacks”. Today, they have shared a reworking of the song by Cameron Mesirow, better known as Glasser, dubbed a “new romantic mix”. His version pulls the song from the pillowy clouds and brings it down to the corners and back hallways of a dimly lit club. Stream below.

Song : Shura : “2Shy” (Warpaint STEEZ Remix)

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It has been a big week for the creator of our favorite song from last year, London’s Shura. First, her latest soft pop anthem “2Shy” was covered by Mumford & Sons, now she has shared a reworking of the same song by none other than drummer Stella Mozgawa of favorite, Warpaint. This version turns the song into what feels like an impromptu percussion-driven jam session reminiscent of Warpaint’s live show. Listen below.

Premiere : Ashanti : “Unfoolish” (Loveless Remix)

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We are always checking out our inbox to see what our friend Loveless, aka the electronic project of Oli Chang of High High’s, has cooking. His latest is a reworking of Ashanti’s “Unfoolish” off her 2002 debut self-titled album that featured Notorious B.i.G. It is also shared the same sample as Biggie’s “One More Chance” remix from DeBarge’s 1983 song “Stay with Me”. Oli’s version flips the original on its back taking it into a completely different direction that only be called a dance floor banger. Expect a series of singles and remixes from Loveless throughout 2015 and keep up with his dance parties over at his facebook. Find the remix along with a the Spring Fling Mixtape it is a part of below.

Song : Mitski : “Francis Forever” (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)

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It is frightening to say that we are two weeks away until the world collapses onto Austin, TX for this year’s edition of SXSW. Ryan Hemsworth and his boutique label Secret Songs will be throwing a day party on Friday, March 20th and it is sure to have one of the better lineups (full details here). Between Noon and 6pm that day, Hemsworth along with Skylar Spence (RIP Saint Pepsi), MAXO, Lindsay Lowend + Jonah Baseball, Et Aliae, Chandamo, Mitski, and promised secret guests will be performing. To lead up to the party, today, Hemsworth is has put up for streaming and downloading his take on Mitski’s “Francis Forever” from her fantastic bury me at makeout creek LP from last year (do yourself a favor and grab that here).

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