Sometimes I love remixes just for the sake of making me rediscover a long forgotten gem. At other times they bring songs onto a whole new level. And there are also those few tracks where both coincide in one tune.
The MK remix of Emma Louise’s cooperation with german producer Wankelmut is one of those exceptions. It’s a much more progressive, sweeping house beat set to Emma’s vocals and the melodic sequences of the original. And although this seems to be quite a controversial remix, judging by the comments on Soundcloud, I like it way better than MK’s original take on the song. Even though I must admit that I share the reservations about the general quality of production and some parts of the song, this has too much style to dismiss it that easily.
Emma herself is a talented singer-songwriter from Australia, who had her first greater commercial success with the feature of Wankelmut. The original version (‘Jungle’) of this tune already is a wonderful song and in 2013 she released her first full album ‘Vs Head Vs Heart’ that was positively received by the critics. I’d love for her to work together with more electronic producers in the future. It would really suit her.
More From Emma Louise:
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This extract from one of Hannah Wants sets that has been released in may brings together two great women of the contemporary electronic music scene. At first Hannah Wants herself. She is one of UK’s leading deep / bass house DJs hailing from Birmingham and has been around for a few years already. It is her who remixed this already modern classic from Disclosure’s album ‘Settle’, together with her congenial partner in production Chris Lorenzo.
The genre-bending singer-songwriter Jessie Ware is the second women involved in ‘Confess to me’. She is the original collaborator of Disclosure on this fabulous tune and provides the powerful vocals. Jessie was born and raised in London and is already on the verge of releasing her second full album in October of this year.
This ingenious combination of four incredibly talented artists into one powerful club-tune is definitely a keeper, that shouldn’t be missed on anyone’s house-playlist.
Genre: Deep House
More From Hannah Wants:
Official Website | Soundcloud | YouTube
More From Jessie Ware:
Official Website | Soundcloud | YouTube
This is one of the most intense tunes I’ve heard all year and it’s brought to us by Kelela (Mizanekristos), a songstress from LA, in cooperation with producers Gifted & Blessed. Kelela is one of alt-R&B’s brightest future prospects. She was born in Washington and has an Ethiopian heritage. It was only when she started studying Jazz, that she started to pursue a career as a singer.
Her biggest impact on the electronic soundscape as of yet was the release of her mixtape ‘Cut 4 Me’, that she described as the first time she could actually express exactly what she wanted to, with the help of a diverse array of producers. They produced the raw beats before Kelela added her own vocals afterwards, aiming for the sound and feel of a remix album. And to some success indeed as, among others, The Guardian praised it as one of 2013’s best albums. And I wouldn’t be surprised if ‘The High’ would end up on quite a few years-end top lists as well.
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UKF is one of the go-to brands when it comes to two popular ‘harder’ genres of electronic music – namely DubStep and Drum & Bass. And the Dubstep branch of UKF just posted a well-done remix of Amy Steele’s ‘Bury You Deep’ by British producer Gemini.
Amy Steele manages more and more to make a name for herself as a singer-songwriter, while studying for her degree in medicine at the same time. Her songs seem to become favorites for remixes by electronic artists as ‘Bury You Deep’ has also been transformed into a Drum & Bass tune by technimatic, while other songs have been remixed as well.
Gemini’s remix of ‘Bury You Deep’ is my clear favorite, though, so far. The drop and the overall feel of the track could be a bit heavier but it’s still a pretty good tune and the video accompanying it is also worth watching, showing some nice work by cameramen and gymnast alike.
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