Our Creators are a very talented and prolific bunch, and our inbox is always cluttered with alerts of new remixes and mashups from the incredible DJs and producers in our line-up. We just couldn’t keep these fresh new tunes to ourselves because, after all, filesharing is caring. Here are our top picks from the past week.
When the original version of this song came out in July, we thought the melody was good, even though the overall effect is really static. Thanks to Google Translate, we know that “Tanze Der Funktion” means “dance of the function,” and making this song functional is exactly what UK disco house DJs Johan and Ben of Blende have done to make it work. They added string effects replacing the all-too-familiar sound normally associated with accelerating in racing games. And while the ending of Sulumi‘s original track sounds like a balloon being emptied of air (no doubt a master effect), the remix’s auto-tuned robot makes the listener want to stick around for more.
Funk, soul, and jazz composer Roy Ayers, known for progressing the R&B genre, gets a visit from Matthew Herbert, and both romance us just in time for the weekend. (“Champagne, caviar, me and you baby.”) Herbert adds a low-key electronic underlay with some minor whomps, tribal drums, vocal manipulations, and a random bell chime or two. But this isn’t the first time Ayers has been remixed by our creators, listen to Seu George and Antonio Pinto’s cover here.
The good thing about having your own record label is that the collaborations are pretty much built in. Boys Noize teams up with Berlin-based electro punk DJ Housemeister on “Shizzo,” the official video just dropped (yesterday) before the record’s release Monday on Beatport and vinyl. The track is much like its visual counterpart: epileptic, anxious, and thrilling. Now, if only all roller coasters had built-in soundtracks!