Sarajevo, Feb. 2015 via TRAVELSTACHE
As a wise woman often tells me, we earn our summers by surviving the brutal winter. If you made it to Friday through week that started with record snow and a Super Bowl hangover, congratulations. That is worthy of a celebration of 9 brand new remixes.
Ed Sheeran makes two appearances this week as Funk LeBlanc gave “Don’t” a bit of Michael McDonald influence and duo The Jane Doze made Sheeran, Biggie and Kygo seem like a natural pairing on lush mash-up “I See Cali”. Elsewhere, Rainer + Grimm submitted an official remix of another great Jessie Ware track from Tough Love, Chelsea Lankes sounded even more “Down For Whatever” with Carousel’s smooth production and Mas Tropical added some more Caribbean flare to his trademark tropical house toolkit on OHLAYINDIGO’s “Heartbeat”.
Favorite of the week is a song I promised myself I’d never post another remix of. There were plenty of solid reworkings of ZHU’s Grammy-nominated single “Faded” last year, but for awhile it seemed like I received 3/wk in my inbox. In celebration of the upcoming Grammy awards, DJ Snake and DJ Mustard jointly released their interpretation and it aligns perfectly with both producers’ recent catalog. It also aligns with DJ Mustard’s recent remix tear, slaying everything from “Four Five Seconds” to Ty Dolla $ign’s underrated “Stand For”.
Also, as you probably know, TRAVELSTACHE is the man behind the lovely world landscape photos adorned at the top of Remix Friday posts. The mustachioed adventurer is currently in the midst of a charity campaign from London to Mongolia and is looking for donations to fund Crohn’s research. Donate here if you’re able!
Stream individual tracks below and a full playlist on Soundcloud. #TGIF
Jessie Ware – Desire (Rainer + Grimm Remix)
Ne-Yo – Coming Home With You (Blonde Remix)
Oliver Heldesn – Last All Night ft KStewart (Keljet Remix)
James Hersey – What I’ve Done (JackLNDN Remix)
Ed Sheeran – Don’t (Funk LeBlanc Remix)
OHLAYINDIGO – Heartbeat (Mas Tropical Remix)
The Jane Doze – I See Cali (Kygo x Ed Sheeran – B.I.G.)
Chelsea Lankes – Down For Whatever (Carousel Remix)