Shlohmo Shares Summer Mix Featuring Brand New Remixes

WeDidIt co-founder Shlohmo shared a new seven-track mix today called “For Tha Summer (Vol. XXVII),” exclusively made up of new remixes by himself. It features reworks of current rap hits like Migos’ “T-Shirt” and Future’s “Mask Off,” as well as of a couple classics by Young Thug, Soula Boy, and Mobb Deep.

The producer shared a note about the mix on YouTube. “Put it on the big screen at the BBQ. put it on the radio while you driving with tacos on your lap,” he said. “Put it on ur phone while u sleepin under that tree [sic]. big heat wave lounge style with a plate + a red cup in hand. this ones 4 tha summer.”

Shlohmo shared the mix in collaboration with Sneeze Magazine.

“For That Summer” tracklist:

1. Young Thug – Stoner (Shlohmo Remix)
2. Future – Mask Off (Shlohmo Remix)
3. Rae Sremmurd – Black Beatles (Shlohmo Remix)
4. Soulja Boy – Crank Dat (Shlohmo Remix)
5. Mobb Deep – Shook Ones (Shlohmo Remix)
6. 21 Savage – X (Shlohmo Remix)
7. Migos – T-Shirt (Shlohmo Remix)

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Listen to a Rejuvenating Remix by Pional Right this Second

This post ran originally on THUMP UK.

Man Power’s wonderful Me Me Me has hovered delightfully back into view with a fantastic new record by the one and only Mike Simonetti under his Pale Glue guise. If that’s not good news, I don’t know what is! Oh, even better news: he’s got John Talabot’s regular collaborator Pional along for the remix ride too. Gadzooks!

Simonetti had this to say about Comes Home / Have You Walked Through This Night :

“For these two songs, the inspiration is coming out of the darkness that is inside all of us. It sounds heavy and overbearing, but dance music is the ideal music for escape. It fits perfectly into the Pale Blue agenda. This music was made for a small, dark crowded dance floors, with low ceilings and high hopes. Humanity is bombarded with suffering and pain at every turn—it’s almost like we thrive on it. But we deserve better. These two songs represent part of that struggle—moving towards the light. Take your frustrations out on the dance floor. Throw it all away for the night. The b-side is about coming out of darkness, coming home. Finding euphoria in love and security in one another. Feeling lost in the best way.”

Pional’s mix is a sodden, submerged thing that sounds a bit like hopping in a diving bell and seeing what really goes own down at the bottom of the sea. It’ll have you coming up for air with an idiot grin plastered over your face, rejuvenated, refreshed, and more than ready for that all important post-swim 99 with a Flake.

Check it out in full below, before anyone else gets the chance to.

The single is released on Me Me Me on April 7th. Order it here if you so wish.

A-Trak Made Us A List Of His 10 Favorite Remixes From 2016

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Over the past two decades, A-Trak has gone from winning the international DMC turntablist challenge at the ripe age of 15, to becoming Kanye West’s personal tour DJ, and later on, finding worldwide acclaim via the efforts of his genre-bending label Fool’s Gold. As a producer, many fell in love with the Montreal-born artist’s work due to the plethora of addictive remixes he’s released over the span of his prolific career. Surely, everyone remembers where they were the first time they heard his adrenaline-soaked rework of Yeah Yeah Yeah’s hit “Heads Will Roll,” right? Now, A-Trak’s enjoying the recent release of In The Loop: A Decade of Remixes, a compilation of some of his most seminal remixes for artists ranging from Disclosure to Boys Noize.

“I learned how to produce by doing remixes,” said the DJ about the compilation in a press release. “It was my testing ground. In 2006 I had been DJing for over 10 years and my brother Dave was a seasoned musician, but I was still a novice in the studio. Making a full original song can be daunting, so here I was able to hand-pick my favorite vocals, steal a few kickdrums and chop up some cool synths. My remixes also allowed me to get my music heard.”

In celebration of the compilation, which dropped last month and ships out today as a physical box set, A-Trak was cool enough to make us a list of some of his favorite remixes that other talented artists from across the musical universe dropped this year. Ranging from Andre 3000 to Tame Impala, plus one of his own reworks thrown in for good measure, it’s a roundup of some of the hottest versions of some songs you probably know, love, and belt in the shower. Check it out below and head here to grab your copy of his new release.

1. Divine Council – Decemba (Remix feat. Andre 3000)

Rap remixes usually mean there’s just a new verse added. But what a verse it is. The GOAT Andre murders this in cold blood and leaves the body in the back alley. Although Divine Council’s own $ilkmoney held his own too, this is one of the songs that caught my attention the most this yearremix or not.

2. Mura Masa ft. A$AP Rocky – Lovesick (Four Tet Remix)

The original was already great, and then Four Tet took it to a zone that only Four Tet could. I will never get tired of dusty breakbeats.

3. Bob Moses – Tearing Me Up (A-Trak Remix)

Is it ok if I put my own work in this list? I’m pretty proud of my Bob Moses remix; I think it’s my favorite production this year. I don’t know what else to say about it.

4. Cassius ft. Ryan Tedder – The Missing (Metronomy’s EDM Mix)

The “EDM Mix” is obviously cheeky here, it’s the least EDM thing you can imagine. I just think this remix is so cool, and it’s a sort of palate cleanser. Good use of negative space. Electric boogaloo.

5. Miguel – Waves (Tame Impala Remix)

It’s rare to hear a remix coming from a band. Whatever you imagine when you see the names Tame Impala and Miguel on the same line, it sounds exactly like that. And it works.

6. RFS – Like An Animal (Yotto Remix)

For the after hoursdeep vibes. This really lets the vocal shine, too. That’s the challenge of remixing: it’s not just about creating a cool track; it has to work, too!

7. Fatima Yamaha – Love Invaders (Redinho Remix)

Fatima Yamaha and Redinho are both very cool artists and the result is a combination of funky and fresh.

8. A-Trak ft Phantogram – Parallel Lines (Chris Lorenzo Remix)

Chris Lorenzo is one of my favorite producers of the year and it was awesome having him remix my track with Phantogram. He managed to keep just enough of the original to maintain that indie vibe, and then twists it into bass apocalypse.

9. Leaf – Money (TroyBoi Remix)

No one sounds like TroyBoi, which is a rare quality nowadays. He’s got a rubbery bounce that is easy to recognize and always works. I had him do this remix for my artist Leaf on Fool’s Gold.

10. MadeinTYO – Uber Everywhere (Remix feat. Travis Scott)

The anthem! Also one of Travis’s best verses in a while. This is definitely the best song about an app.

In The Loop: A Decade Of Remixes is available to order online via Fool’s Gold.

A-Trak Made Us A List Of His 10 Favorite Remixes From 2016

Photo by Kenneth Cappello

Over the past two decades, A-Trak has gone from winning the international DMC turntablist challenge at the ripe age of 15, to becoming Kanye West’s personal tour DJ, and later on, finding worldwide acclaim via the efforts of his genre-bending label Fool’s Gold. As a producer, many fell in love with the Montreal-born artist’s work due to the plethora of addictive remixes he’s released over the span of his prolific career. Surely, everyone remembers where they were the first time they heard his adrenaline-soaked rework of Yeah Yeah Yeah’s hit “Heads Will Roll,” right? Now, A-Trak’s enjoying the recent release of In The Loop: A Decade of Remixes, a compilation of some of his most seminal remixes for artists ranging from Disclosure to Boys Noize.

“I learned how to produce by doing remixes,” said the DJ about the compilation in a press release. “It was my testing ground. In 2006 I had been DJing for over 10 years and my brother Dave was a seasoned musician, but I was still a novice in the studio. Making a full original song can be daunting, so here I was able to hand-pick my favorite vocals, steal a few kickdrums and chop up some cool synths. My remixes also allowed me to get my music heard.”

In celebration of the compilation, which dropped last month and ships out today as a physical box set, A-Trak was cool enough to make us a list of some of his favorite remixes that other talented artists from across the musical universe dropped this year. Ranging from Andre 3000 to Tame Impala, plus one of his own reworks thrown in for good measure, it’s a roundup of some of the hottest versions of some songs you probably know, love, and belt in the shower. Check it out below and head here to grab your copy of his new release.

1. Divine Council – Decemba (Remix feat. Andre 3000)

Rap remixes usually mean there’s just a new verse added. But what a verse it is. The GOAT Andre murders this in cold blood and leaves the body in the back alley. Although Divine Council’s own $ilkmoney held his own too, this is one of the songs that caught my attention the most this yearremix or not.

2. Mura Masa ft. A$AP Rocky – Lovesick (Four Tet Remix)

The original was already great, and then Four Tet took it to a zone that only Four Tet could. I will never get tired of dusty breakbeats.

3. Bob Moses – Tearing Me Up (A-Trak Remix)

Is it ok if I put my own work in this list? I’m pretty proud of my Bob Moses remix; I think it’s my favorite production this year. I don’t know what else to say about it.

4. Cassius ft. Ryan Tedder – The Missing (Metronomy’s EDM Mix)

The “EDM Mix” is obviously cheeky here, it’s the least EDM thing you can imagine. I just think this remix is so cool, and it’s a sort of palate cleanser. Good use of negative space. Electric boogaloo.

5. Miguel – Waves (Tame Impala Remix)

It’s rare to hear a remix coming from a band. Whatever you imagine when you see the names Tame Impala and Miguel on the same line, it sounds exactly like that. And it works.

6. RFS – Like An Animal (Yotto Remix)

For the after hoursdeep vibes. This really lets the vocal shine, too. That’s the challenge of remixing: it’s not just about creating a cool track; it has to work, too!

7. Fatima Yamaha – Love Invaders (Redinho Remix)

Fatima Yamaha and Redinho are both very cool artists and the result is a combination of funky and fresh.

8. A-Trak ft Phantogram – Parallel Lines (Chris Lorenzo Remix)

Chris Lorenzo is one of my favorite producers of the year and it was awesome having him remix my track with Phantogram. He managed to keep just enough of the original to maintain that indie vibe, and then twists it into bass apocalypse.

9. Leaf – Money (TroyBoi Remix)

No one sounds like TroyBoi, which is a rare quality nowadays. He’s got a rubbery bounce that is easy to recognize and always works. I had him do this remix for my artist Leaf on Fool’s Gold.

10. MadeinTYO – Uber Everywhere (Remix feat. Travis Scott)

The anthem! Also one of Travis’s best verses in a while. This is definitely the best song about an app.

In The Loop: A Decade Of Remixes is available to order online via Fool’s Gold.

Jessy Lanza Announces 'Oh No No No' Remix EP, Shares Morgan Geist "I Talk BB" Rework

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Hamilton synth-pop singer and producer Jessy Lanza is set to follow-up her 2016 album, Oh No, with a remix EP titled Oh No No No.

The three track release features reworks of songs from the Canadian artist’s 2016 Polaris Prize-nominated release by New York-based dance veteran Morgan Geist, Teklife member DJ Taye, and London’s DVA . The first offering is the Metro Area producer’s spacey, downtempo version of “I Talk BB,” which you can listen to below.

Oh No No No comes out Dec. 9 via Hyperdub, and you can watch Lanza’s recent live performance on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show here.

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SoundCloud Beware: Apple Music And Spotify Are Now Streaming Unofficial Remixes

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As part of a deal made with digital music distributor Dubset, Apple Music and Spotify have begun streaming unofficial remixes. Apple Music signed a deal with Dubset in March and Spotify did the same in May. The new initiative directly targets the popularity of streaming services like SoundCloud and YouTube, which have become popular due to their large numbers of remixes.

The first remix stream is a DJ Jazzy Jeff remix of Anderson .Paak’s “Room in Here.” Dubset matches samples in a remix to the original music. Therefore, the rights holders to Anderson .Paak’s track would receive royalties for streams of DJ Jazzy Jeff’s remix.

Dubset CEO Stephen White also confirmed mixes will also eventually appear on streaming platforms, telling Techcruch, “Mixes are coming next!”

Last week, it was reported Spotify was in advanced discussions to acquire Soundcloud. In 2015, SoundCloud began takedown acquisitions as part of an aggressive offensive toward copyright claims.

SoundCloud Beware: Apple Music And Spotify Are Now Streaming Unofficial Remixes

Photo via Pixabay.

As part of a deal made with digital music distributor Dubset, Apple Music and Spotify have begun streaming unofficial remixes. Apple Music signed a deal with Dubset in March and Spotify did the same in May. The new initiative directly targets the popularity of streaming services like SoundCloud and YouTube, which have become popular due to their large numbers of remixes.

The first remix stream is a DJ Jazzy Jeff remix of Anderson .Paak’s “Room in Here.” Dubset matches samples in a remix to the original music. Therefore, the rights holders to Anderson .Paak’s track would receive royalties for streams of DJ Jazzy Jeff’s remix.

Dubset CEO Stephen White also confirmed mixes will also eventually appear on streaming platforms, telling Techcruch, “Mixes are coming next!”

Last week, it was reported Spotify was in advanced discussions to acquire Soundcloud. In 2015, SoundCloud began takedown acquisitions as part of an aggressive offensive toward copyright claims.

Abdu Ali Revamps His Summer Empowerment Anthem 'Did Dat' With An Eclectic Remix EP

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Baltimore club producer and Kahlon party curator, Abdu Ali, has followed up his acclaimed MONGO mixtape with the U DID DAT SUMMER CLUB PACK, which THUMP is thrilled to exclusively stream today. Featuring remixes from Qween Beat affiliate Quest?onmarc, KUNQ member Kilbourne (who blew us away with her recent Sourland EP), and Bmore stalwart DJ Juwan, the release is built around standout MONGO cut “Did Dat,” produced by Mighty Mark.

The styles on display range from minimal, viscerally kinetic vogue (Quest?onmarc) to metal-sampling shredder club (Kilbourne), and all-in-all highlights some of the most exciting young producers in US underground. For the premiere, we got to interview Ali via email, where we talked about how the original track functions as a celebration of Black Americans’ social and cultural legacy, the ways MONGO‘s success affected his relationship to Baltimore club, and how his Kahlon party generates physical and metaphysical liberation.

THUMP: Why did you want to do this remix EP? What made you want to work with these collaborators specifically?
Abdu Ali: I never thought of it being a remix EP but I guess it is! lol. When “DID DAT” came about on MONGO, I imagined it to be that summer turn up song of the tape. You know every album or body of music must have a track that’s purely for people to be lit to and “DID DAT” is that and in my opinion every dance single needs to be remixed. So I had it remixed by those who I admire coming up in today’s music scene. DJ Juwan is from Baltimore and is the quintessential Baltimore club DJ. His remixes take me back to the dance moments I had in the infamous Paradox club. Kilbourne is supreme bae and not only do I admire her strength to own her identity but also in her music. She gives you that punk hardcore club shit and I wanted her spin on the track. She calls her remix a “planet core” edit. Quest?onmarc is that new new bitch and his vogue club remixes are too nasty, so I had to get him to cut up on a track.

What was the creative process like for making the original version of “DID DAT”? How did the track come about?
Well me and Mighty Mark met up in the studio with the phrase “I DID DAT” already in my head. I sung it for him and he just started making the beat for it as I was spitting while the rest of the lyrics came out of me. I told him I wanted to sound like the throwback classic Baltimore Club music: minimal, hard hitting, and soulful. The knock in the track hits so consistently, as if it’s reaffirming the phrase “I DID DAT”. It’s one of my fav tracks on the project and for me it’s a self-congratulating empowerment song inspired by the contributions of Black Americans to society and culture, not just in past history but on a daily basis.

MONGO received a lot of critical praise from a range of publications, from politically far-left to more mainstream. What was that reception like for you, and how, if at all, has it affected your artistic practice going forward?
I gagged. I believed in the project but I never could expect so much love and praise for MONGO. I know it was good and I knew it would affect much more folk than past projects cause I made it with the intent to make it universal but geesh it sure did get a lot of love. But one of the most surprising things the reception provoked within me was the motivation to keep Baltimore Club music going and to take ownership of that, my culture, and make sure it doesn’t die with out its proper dues. It’s immediately lovable, it’s cathartic, it’s powerful, it’s very black, and this project made me realize that the next project needs more of it.

Who are some of your favorite artists working today? Are there any scenes or collectives you feel a particular kinship with?
I loved working with DJ Haram on MONGO. She is a genius and the supreme bae. Like I know her mental musical library is on some deep culturally expansive shit just based on the flavor of her sounds. Our musical auras go well together and we make FIYA transcendental music. I also love connecting with Mighty Mark who is also a bae but he gets how that old Baltimore club should be revitalized and transformed without losing the classic vibes of it. As far as collectives go I fucks with the BK baes, Papi Juice cause no shade they the only party I’ve been to in NYC in the past five years that made me feel worthy and powerful and people are actually dancing. I love what the art young black art queenz are doing from people like 3 Dot Zine to Aurel Haize Odogbo to Kimberly Drew. I also fuck with my loves BaltiGurls, a storming and legendary black and brown womyn arts collective who are changing the landscape of artistic public platforms like exhibiting art to throwing parties in the DMV.

How would you describe your Kahlon party to someone who had never heard of it?
Kahlon is a party that not only provokes physical liberation, being an inclusive space full of underrepresented but powerful identities not only in the audience but also on the stage, is empowering, making it a party and music event that is also metaphysically liberation. It’s a moment.

Cover art by Ghostdrank

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