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When he’s not drop kicking fans, Miguel makes beautiful r&b like “Adorn”. UK producer Star Slinger as added some 90s dance elements to the soulful track that deserves a place on summer playlists this year.
One of the best producers out there, Star Slinger is doing big things on both sides of the pond. Here is the first official single from the forthcoming Ladies in the Back EP. "Ladies in the Back" is classic Star Slinger production at its best.
Ladies in the Back EP is out November 26, download the lead single here.
Oh the remix. Making bad songs good, good songs great, and great songs freaking amazing. Whether you absolutely love the original, the remix (if done right) can make you discover and appreciate things in a track that often goes over looked in its original form, don’t ask me how, it just does. 2011 was a good year for remixes (However, I’m not sure if 2011 was a great year for wine…time will tell) so here are my favourite ones of the year…
…and I can’t pick just one. Remixer Shane Conerty aka LEANN GRIMES came to my attention with some of the best remixes I’ve heard this year. Taking indie tracks and mishing and mashing and mixing things up, LEANN GRIMES ear for music sets him apart.
I’ve always said that the problem with The xx’s Intro is its over way too quickly for my liking. Its a phenomenal song that puts you right in ‘that mood’ from the start and then its over… So thank you Kenny Burke who has extended this to eight minutes plus, adding some beats, some dazzling synth arpeggios and keeping ‘that mood’ tone. God bless you Burke.
I couldn’t stick to just one of these remixes. Each one brings something different. Sango’s adds a big beat and lets the instrumental do its thing as it rides over it. Karmas slows it down, lets the vocals do their things and adds a whistle. Both brilliant.
The Neon Lights from the UK came out with two of my favourite remixes of the year. Funnily enough they’re remixes of The xx and Bon Iver, so we’re really not breaking that much new ground in this post so far… But seriously these remixes are golden. Taking Bon Iver’s Hinnom, TX and The xx’s Crystalized and doing something amazing with both of them,
Matt & Kim: “Daylight” (Stic Man Ra Remix) + “Block After Block” (Echoes Club Edit) + (Teen Daze 80s Teen Gang Movie Remix)
I couldn’t stick to one, again. There are always some great remixes of Matt & Kim’s stuff, probably because you’ve got something pretty good to work with already. Stic Man Ra’s remix of Daylight adds a lead guitar, a tight hip hop beat and a guitar solo to close. I’ve picked two remixes of Block After Block because both bring something awesome to the Matt & Kim table. Echoes brings along some 90s piano and some synths while Teen Daze brings along video games sounds and some synths. All good fun.
I mean, who didn’t remix FTP this year. It seemed like every week someone was releasing another remix of Pumped Up Kicks. I’ve painstakingly narrowed all these down to just one favourite remix of Pumped Up Kicks by MNDR. It completely transforms the original, taking the bassline vocals and adding to it a sick dance beat. And if you want to check out all the others…soundcloud bitches.
The Naked and Famous: “Young Blood” (Dave Sitek Remix)
TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek is a demon when it comes to remixes, and when he turned his attention to The Naked and Famous’ smash Young Blood, he did it right proud. Adding a little Japanese flavour with some massive snares, this is on par with the original and for a night out…it just noses ahead.
Adele had a helluva year in 2011, no bones about it. Rumour Has It is my favourite track off 21, and this remix just keeps up the love. This, without fail, gets me hyped for a night out, its just a massive dance track. Get involved.
Oh this goes hard. The original went hard, but this Cazzette remix takes it to another level. It speeds up and slows down vocals, adds a dubstep break, mixes in some d’n’b and just takes it to the next level.
It was hard to narrow down RAC’s amazing year of remixes to just one, but this remix of Theophilus London’s Why Even Try is the one for me. Taking away that heavy juicy bassline and adding in a sweet video gamey riff.
Now this is one that I prefer over the original, sorry Freelance Whales. Lightwave’s remix of Hannah is infectious fun, kicking drums and synths all round and puts me in a good mood everytime so can’t be all bad.
Remix Baby: Drake “Over My Dead Body (Star Slinger Jetlag Edit)”
One of my favourite songs from the new album Take Care and now one of my favourite remix artists Star Slinger has put his magical touch all over it. As soon as it starts you can tell its Star Slinger, who hasn’t changed much with the track but added some heavy dance beats and some extra synths. Its good.
So I guess now summer is over. Though here in merry ol England we’ve been having some of the best weather yet, so you know, never say never… But anyways, here’s what ITYLTS really really liked in September…
Star Slinger has been dropping remix after remix and all have them been fantastic, now finally he has dropped some original material Dumbin’ featuring Reggie B. Its classic Star Slinger proving that this Mancurian producer is one of the names that will be shaping tomorrow’s rnb.
This September and through October Star Slinger will be starting his North American and Canadian tour, you can see dates here.
Remix Baby: Body Language “You Can (Star Slinger Remix)”
Been pretty excited about this remix since Star Slinger mentioned it maybe about a month ago, and finally its dropped! Body Language’s You Can gets the Star Slinger treatment and its once again great. You Can is already a pretty laid back cool track, Star Slinger ups the coolness, throws in some synths, some breaks and a club beat making it perfect for the weekend. Hello this weekend, meet this Star Slinger remix!
I just heard this remix and HAD to post it up, even though I’ve already done my Remix, Baby post of the day. Childish Gambino’s original goes hard, no denying it, Star Slinger’s remix brings the smooth with it, without losing any of the original. I am looking forward to this weekends happening as I will be hijacking the music and playing this.