I was just listening to a dubstep remix of Queen and bitching about how dirty drops just don’t work for a lot of remixes (Queen being at the top of the list). But where there’s a lot that don’t work, there are some that do.
In Kill The Noise’s remix of “Growin Up in the Gutter,” Yelawolf’s raps fit just so fuckin nicely with dirty, dirtay drops. Rap is one of the few places dubstep can really spread its devilish wings and get dirty with it.
I have to be totally honest with errbody. It’s not often that I find remixes that I like. I almost literally rip my hair out when I hear one – in fact, my roommate has often scolded me for yelling at my speakers – “THOSE LYRICS DON’T GO THERE. THEY DON’T EVEN FIT.”
But I couldn’t resist enjoying this one. It’s probably just because Passion Pit’s the shit, but still […]
Any Weeknd mixer/masher should be all over this. Combining an artist with potential that hasn’t been seen since MJ, as well as the legend himself, makes for one dirty mashup.
JAYBeatz is the first on deck with a “Dirty Diana” collision that carries the two well, but doesn’t live up to what I’d think combining these two would bring. At times, I can barely tell MJ from The Weeknd, JAYBeatz plays off the two nicely, but also doesn’t bring anything spine-tingling to the mix, like his Weeknd/Drake mash. Still like the direction and the ideas he’s bringing, can’t wait for more.
A nice little Xmas treat from fuckmylife aka Joel Zimmerman aka Deadmau5. I like how these EDM stars are getting more into downtempo and Joel’s retake of “I Remember” relaxes it even more with a simple, light-hearted beat. Who’s up for an album like this
Dubstep remixes were dominated by b.e.a.utiful vocals this year…. Or maybe it’s just I’m obsessed with these beauts mixed with dirty, dirtay dubstep. Either way, this style has ruled SNG for the last half of the year and hope it rules for many months into next.
The Crystal Method got a chance to collaborate with Yelawolf for the movie Reel Steal. I was excited to see the movie before, now I can’t wait to hear the full soundtrack, as well. In the duo’s collab song, “Make Some Noise (Put ’em Up),” Yela sounds a hell of a lot like Zack de la Rock from Rage Against the Machine and The Crystal Method beat isn’t far off either. Whatever it is, I’m lovin em together. Dudes should definitely think about a more legit collab in the future.
Kap Slap is one of the most consistent mashers of the year. He takes such mainstreamers & mashes ’em up, fresh as new.
In his latest, “Resurrect Paradise” intros with a lil Busta, but gets into the good stuff with Coldplay’s “Paradise” (Fedde le Grande Remix) and that “You Make Me Feel” chorus that get’s stuck in my head every damn time I listen to it “La La La La La.” And it’s all backed by Michael Calfan’s “Resurrection” (Axwell’s Re-Cut Club Version), which takes it all to another level.
This couldn’t have come at a better time, just about to get out a Dance Remix Mixtape up in this biatch!
This is no epic dubstep remix of “Crave You,” but funkedout electro fits Giselle’s voice quite well. The beat is right on pace with hers and brings a whole new flavor to Flight Facilities’ classic. Props to Michael Brun, Paris FZ & Simo T for getting together and bringing this to light.
I can imagine the first time I listened to Foster the People, thinking that Mark Foster’s voice was a bit too delicate for my taste. But once you habituate that lovely thang, you realize it’s not the voice, but how he carries it that makes it so.damn.fresh. + those choruses of his are killer!
This time around, we get a remix of “Helena Beat” by YoungLife, which puts a electro-funk twist to these unforgettable chorus lines. Splash in some House and a little demented dubstep at the end and it’ll get you goin at any club.
With this Halloween themed song (at least it reminds me of it), Engima Dubz takes on Afrojack & Steve Aoki’s “No Beef,” in an allout dubstep grinder. Where it differs from the original is in the infamous drop. Where Afro & Aoki go for the high-pitched dirty bit, moombahton style (anyone got a better descriptor), Engima Dubz take on the hypnotic bass rummmmbles – and it definitely goes with Miss Palmer’s vocals like no other.