Berat, Albania. Feb. 2015 via TRAVELSTACHE
A late night in Ann Arbor with legends DJ Premier & Royce Da 5’9″ is a worthy excuse for an afternoon posting of Remix Friday, right? There was plenty to like this week in the remix world with returns from the likes of Belgium’s The Magician and JayeL Audio favorite Fred Falke. The Magician celebrated Magic Tape 50 with a live premiere and an intoxicating take on Years and Years’ “King”, while Fred Falke gave Prides’ “Higher Love” a dance-ready update. Other blog favorites like Monsieur Adi and Sondrio made their presence known on Take That and Chet Faker singles and newcomer KATARAXXIA offered a reworking of Giraffage’s “Tell Me” that measures up to the original’s flair. Matoma once again proved why he’s attracted so much attention and legitimized tropical-inspired remixes with an even more over-the-top remix of Sheppard’s “Geronimo”. Lastly, wait what made Porter Robinson and Childish Gambino fans like me pine for a real-life collaboration between PR and Donald.
This week’s top remix of the week was an addiction for me throughout the entire week and will likely continue this weekend. Newcomer DOCO’s spirited and stuttering take on Phoebe Ryan’s “Mine” almost will you hit replay with its head-nodding production.
As always, stream individual tracks and the full Soundcloud playlist below. #TGIF
Phoebe Ryan – Mine (DOCO Remix)
Giraffage – Tell Me (KATARAXXIA Remix)
Chet Faker – Gold (Sondrio Remix)
wait what – Secret Sad Machine (Porter Robinson x Childish Gambino)
Years & Years – King (The Magician Remix)
Prides – Higher Love (Fred Falke Remix)
Take That – Let In The Sun (Monsieur Adi Remix)
Sheppard – Geronimo (Matoma Remix)
Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Won’t Back Down (Boehm Remix)