Betches Love This Music: Chill Out and Listen to Stay

By Music Betch

Playing catchup after being MIA for an entire month - my b. Deal with it. xx

RIHANNA - STAY (BRANCHEZ BOOTLEG)

The latest from NYC producer Branchez definitely appeals to listeners of all tastes: a catchy, chilled-out track with a subtle trap beat, created by slightly modulating and increasing the speed of Rihanna's voice. Love it, phenom jam.

 

OLLY MURS - ARMY OF TWO (KAT KRAZY REMIX)

Kat Krazy, who has become one of the biggest names in UK EDM scene, is quickly building an impressive remix discography. Combining Olly Murs’ fantastic and upbeat Maroon 5 style vocals and the great beats implemented by Kat Krazy has created this spectacular dancefloor electro banger. Fucking love this one. 

 

PARKER IGHILE - SO BEAUTIFUL (PLEATHER REMIX)

Damn, Pleather can write a bitchin self-description. According to his own biography, he “uses his superhuman-spandexterity to make the world a better place through the groovy thunder-claps of sonic goodness that he creates in his secret underground studio”. Only his second official release, this remix of Nigerian/UK artist Parker Ighile’s (who recently became the first artist signed by Nicki Minaj) debut single ‘So Beautiful’ is loaded with enough sun-filled melodies, groovy baselines, and tasteful vocal chop.

 

DRAKE - STARTED FROM THE BOTTOM FEAT. T. MILLS, CHUCK INGLISH, ASHER ROTH, AND KING CHIP (MIKE POSNER REMIX)

Haven't heard from Mike Posner in a while, so this should help spark his career back up again. Digging it. Make sure to get to 2:27. 

 

THE ROYAL CONCEPT - DIGITAL LOVE (DAFT PUNK COVER)

Covering Daft Punk, masters of their craft and one of the world's most renowned and beloved electronic acts, is an ambitious endeavor to say the least (and takes some serious ass balls). Stockholm-based indie band The Royal Concept can keep their balls, because they nailed it. Get to about 1:26 because before then it just kind of feels like you're listening to Ross Geller play "Emotional Knapsack" on his keyboard. 

 

BLACKSTREET - NO DIGGITY (FARE SOLDI REMIX)

Santana Pasta and Luka Carnifull, Italian producers who joined forces to create Fare Soldi (which means 'making money' in Italian) in 1999, take this 90's classic to a new retrotastic level. Their trademark 'Disco Frisco' (created by fusing different musical influences, including disco, house, hip hop, and indie rock) sound technique adds the perfect amount of uppity vibes. The only thing missing in this track is Rebel Wilson...crushed it. 

 

SOULJA BOY - GRAMMY (PURITY RING COVER)

Canadian pop duo Purity Ring releases a sublime rendition of Soulja Boy’s ‘Grammy’, combining their usual cut-up electronic sound with a rap vocal counterpart. The high paced vocals of Megan James are ‘sickly-sweet’ and producer Corin Roddick delivers phenomenal juxtaposition with sharp keys and pitch alternations.


THE KNOCKS - THE FEELING (DAVE EDWARDS REMIX)

Brooklyn native and full time producer/songwriter Dave Edwards brings some disco vibes to the table and puts an electro house spin on The Feeling, an indie/nu disco/dance track from The Knocks. You can catch the electronic duo at some big upcoming festivals, including Electric Zoo and Camp Bisco.

 

Two Door Cinema Club- Next Year (Shields Remix)

Shields, known for their use of infectious synths and bubbly hooks, bring pop/rock infusing mentality to this latest remix, turning the original into a party starting dance single. , Shields have been able to turn “Next Year” into a party starting dance single.

 

NOTORIOUS B.I.G. - PARTY & BULLSHIT (CHEAPSHOT REMIX)

15 years after his death, and his songs are still being remixed. LA native Cheapshot adds some guitar to this East Coast classic.

 

THE LUMINEERS - STUBBORN LOVE (FENNEC & WOLF EDIT)

German producer duo Fennec & Wolf work 'Stubborn Love' into a subtle house mood, speeding up the original version and adding minimal house rhythms into the middle of the song. 

 

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