Tel Aviv, May 2015 via TRAVELSTACHE
So many remixes, so little time. I was not familiar with the act Hard Rock Sofa, but Tobtok put an admirable summer-ready spin on their hit “Arms Around Me”. Speaking of summer, Wiz Khalifa and Natalie LaRose’s respective hits got sunny updates from BASH and Imanos & Gramercy. Elsewhere, Gryffin returned with a euphoric take on one of my favorite songs of 2015, Years & Years’ “King”, and Client Liason and Pat Lok offered groove ready remixes of The Preatures and Boxed In cuts. Also, I never thought I’d hear Snow Patrol in a Remix Friday post, but Sam Feldt spiced up Gabriel & Castellon’s sampling on “Shut Your Eyes” with danceable results.
Producer Adam Foster tugged at my nostalgic heart strings with his take on Montell Jordan’s “Get It On Tonite” for this week’s favorite remix of the week. The original was an underrated R&B song in its own right, but Foster’s tropical synth infusion made Montell’s breezy hook even more inescapable.
Stream individual remixes and the entire Soundcloud playlist below. #TGIF
Hard Rock Sofa – Arms Around Me (Tobtok Remix)
Montell Jordan – Get It On Tonight (Adam Foster Summertime Remix)
Wiz Khalifa – See You Again Ft. Charlie Puth (BASH Remix)
Natalie La Rose Feat. Jeremih – Somebody (Imanos & Gramercy Remix)
Years & Years – King (Gryffin Remix)
Gabriel & Castellon – Shut Your Eyes (Sam Feldt Remix)
Ed Sheeran – Coco (Kulkid Day Version)
The Preatures – Cruel (Client Liaison Remix)
Boxed In – Mystery (Pat Lok ‘Yukon Soul’ Mix)