Big L – Put It On (Sam Sullivan Remix)

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This week we’re dialing it back to 1995 with Sam Sullivan’s remix of Big L’s “Put It On.” The original comes off of Big L’s debut album Lifestylez Ov Da Poor And Dangerous. Gangsta rap was on the rise at the time, and producing a song that was single-worthy while still maintaining its “gangstaness” was an art in and of itself. Nevermind that Sullivan was one year old at the release of the original, because this Concord, NH native is certainly in touch with his inner gangsta. He begins with a soft intro, fading in the patois chatta, but then layers heaps of hard-hitting bass on top of the original’s minimalist beat. Give it a listen below.

DOWNLOAD: Big L – “Put It On (Sam Sullivan Remix)”

CHVRCHES – We Sink (The Range Remix)

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Ahead of their North American tour dates, CHVRCHES have released a remix of their song “We Sink” by tourmate James Hinton a.k.a. the Range. Hinton’s version lingers on Lauren Mayberry’s vocals as a spine throughout, raising the pitch, looping and slowing them down just slightly. It’s a striking feeling to hear the Glasgow synth-pop trio’s breakneck pace changed even slightly. The lush synths of the original track are stripped down and combined with a string arrangement into a thick undercurrent supporting the Range’s trademark quick hitting snares, handclaps and metronomic beats. Hinton is obviously undaunted by the task of changing what’s already such an exceptional track, as he manages to leave enough of the original to make the source recognizable, but adds plenty to make this mix his. Stream it below.

The Range’s Panasonic EP is available now via donky pitch.

STREAM: CHVRCHES – “We Sink (The Range Remix)”

Nicky Blitz – Alex (Amtrac Remix)

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It was only a couple of months ago that ATG Records alum Nicky Blitz made his return with a brand new single — “Alex.” Now the bicoastal artist is keeping things going by enlisting the remix assistance of none other than Amtrac. The Louisville producer makes an electronic dreamscape out of Scapa’s latest, luring the listener in some with twinkling synths before launching into a driving beat made for midnight city drives. Stream the remix below, and make sure to catch Nicky Blitz live when he hits up this year’s sweetlife festival in DC on Saturday, May 10th.

STREAM: Nicky Blitz – “Alex (Amtrac Remix)”

Premiere: Safia – Paranoia, Ghosts & Other Sounds (Young Franco Remix)

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Some of Australia’s finest music minds meet on Young Franco‘s remix of SAFIA‘s “Paranoia, Ghosts & Other Sounds.” The 19-year-old Brisbane producer proved himself a certified party starter a month ago with “Brooklyn,” an extra-funky sample-heavy house original. The magic continues on this remix, a driving tropical take on his compatriots’ 2014 breakout track. Give it a listen below.

STREAM: SAFIA – “Paranoia, Ghosts & Other Sounds (Young Franco Rmx)” [PREMIERE]

Premiere: Young Liars – Night Window (Great Good Fine OK Remix)

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Meet Young Liars. Hot off a record deal with Nettwerk, these Vancouver indie-poppers are getting ready to take over with their upcoming Night Window EP. Leading the charge on this release is the title track, an uplifting ode to teenage romance. In case you’re still not hooked, the band has also packaged it with an explosive synth-filled remix from ATG favorites Great Good Fine OK. Check it out below, and make sure to grab Young Liars Night Window EP when it drops April 29th. In the meantime, grab a copy of the original “Night Window” on iTunes.

STREAM: Young Liars – “Night Window (Great Good Fine OK Remix)” [PREMIERE]

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Phantogram – Fall In Love (Until The Ribbon Breaks Reimagination)

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Phantogram‘s powerhouse single “Fall In Love,” already a masterpiece in itself, gets an almost impossibly delicate reimagination from Until The Ribbon Breaks. This is one of those songs you don’t notice is happening to you until you’re already in orbit, miles above the earth, suspended in this gradual, ethereal rework. Whoever said the best things in life are worth the wait was probably waiting for this song for proof. Stream it below or take a Phantogram-inspired trip to outer space with our friend Sandy Bullock.

STREAM: Phantogram – “Fall In Love (Until The Ribbon Breaks Reimagination)”

The Hood Internet – Honest Season (Future x Future Islands)

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At this point, a new track from The Hood Internet is not a matter of suspense. Spending the better part of a decade making consistently entertaining mashups of hip hop and everything else can create that kind of faith in listeners. So it’s no surprise that “Honest Season,” which takes Future’s “Honest” and the suddenly buzzing “Seasons (Waiting On You)” by Future Islands, makes a fun, unexpected marriage. Future takes over vocal duties from Samuel Herring, and while it would be blasphemous to say he’s improved on what was there, the switch isn’t nearly as jarring as it might seem. Really, Future Islands’ instrumentation is a game changer in place of the somewhat forgettable keyboard and synth beat from “Honest.” The two songs end up on a similar tonal wavelength, and once again we get to thank The Hood Internet for giving us a mashup we didn’t even know we needed. Check it out below.

The Hood Internet will playing the next edition of All Things Gold this Thursday, April 10th at U Street Music Hall. Advance tickets are available at the link below. Get to it!

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STREAM: The Hood Internet – “Honest Seasons (Future x Future Islands)”

Ki:Theory – Open Wound (Odesza Remix)

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Ki:Theory has been dropping jams and touring for the better part of the last decade, but the indie-electro mainstay has really started to make waves over the past few years. With a Tron remix and Fifa 14 track under his belt, the Richmond artist is on the cusp of much more commercial success. Odesza, on the other hand, just burst onto the scene last year. Their My Friends Never Die EP was hugely popular in 2013 and the remixes made by the Seattle duo have been racking up likes upon likes ever since.

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Nelly – Ride Wit Me (Viceroy Jet Life Remix)

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Viceroy is at it again with his Jet Life remix series, this time taking on Nelly’s “Ride Wit Me” (known for the seminal lyrics: “HEYYYY / must be the money”). The bouncy, bright rework makes summer an almost instead of an eventual, and even comes with its own hashtag: #summertimetimeallthetime. That’s the kind of promise we can all get behind while outlasting showers and flowers until we finally hit SUNSHINE. Stream the track below if you’re feeling eighteen, eighteen with an attitude, and keep it in your back pocket for your Memorial Day playlists.

And if you still can’t get enough, Viceroy will also be playing Union BBQ, U Street Music Hall’s all-day electronic music/barbecue fest at Union Market on June 14th.

STREAM: Nelly – “Ride Wit Me (Viceroy “Jet Life” Remix)”

Premiere: Paperwhite – Got Me Goin (Skyes Remix)

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Not long ago we premiered “Burden,” a brooding piece of baroque-pop from Brooklyn’s Skyes. Today we’re bringing you another first listen from the band: their remix of Paperwhite‘s “Got Me Goin.” The synth-pop of the duo’s debut track is replaced with a smooth ambient electronic sound, which goes surprisingly well with Katie Marshall’s original vocals. Give the remix (along with the original) a listen below.

STREAM: Paperwhite – “Got Me Goin (Skyes Remix)” [PREMIERE]

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