Este, Danielle, and Alana Haim are sisters from Los Angeles who know how to rock. Their sound resembles a mix of 90′s R&B mixed with 70′s Rock. In others words, if Destiny’s Child teamed up with Fleetwood Mac, their musical creation would sound similar to HAIM. Their debut album, Days Are Gone, released September 27th and has been a huge success. The girls have been touring and playing music festivals all around the world. This past weekend they performed Sunday at the Treasure Island Music Festival in San Francisco and absolutely killed it. “Falling” gets a funky electro disco remix from the UK duo, Psychemagik.
This electro reggae jam by British synth-pop band Hot Chip is taken to the next level by Diplo’s DJ project, Major Lazer. Their style can be characterized by combining components of electronic, reggae, dancehall, moombahton, dubstep, and trap. The remix is featured on Major Lazer‘s mixtape, Major Lazer Strikes Back, Vol. 1. Also check out their second full length album, Free The Universe, released April 2013, featuring collaborations with Vampire Weekend‘s Ezra Koenig, Dirty Projectors‘ Amber Coffman, Tyga, Flux Pavilion, Bruno Mars, Wyclef Jean, Shaggy, and more. Major Lazer will also be performing this Saturday, October 19th, at the Treasure Island Music Festival in San Francisco.
Based on this remix, it is apparent that MS MR and CHVRCHES would make beautiful babies. MS MR (pronounced Miss Mister) is a New-York based duo consisting of a female vocalist and male producer. Their sound can be described as indie pop with some dark wave elements. “Hurricane” is the title track from their debut album, Secondhand Rapture, released May 14, 2013. This track is remixed into an upbeat, Madonna-esque, 80′s pop ballad by the Scottish synthpop trio, CHVRCHES. Their debut album, The Bones Of What You Believe was released September 20, 2013.
This five piece indie pop group from New York City is in the midst of a breakthrough with their retro yet modern characteristics and vocals reminiscent of Steve Nicks. Haerts‘ debut EP, Hemiplegia, released October 2nd, was co-produced by St. Lucia and features aspects of 80′s throwback pop. Indie/electro/pop L.A. trio, Wildcat! Wildcat!, successfully remixed the track with perfectly infused synths and bass, elevating it to be better than the original. Catch Wildcat! Wildcat! on tour with MS MR, October 16th and 17th at the Troubadour in West Hollywood.
Pitchfork describes LA based indie rock band Local Natives as, “Afropop-influenced guitars with hyperactive drumming and hooky three-part harmonies.” After seeing them twice in concert, it’s undeniable that their passion, talent, and harmonies leave their audiences captivated and wanting more. “Breakers” is the first single from their second album, Hummingbird, which was released back in January. Superhumanoids remixed this track with melodic dream-pop sequences that make you wish like you were running on a beach in slow motion…Baywatch style.
An oldie but goodie! This classy and catchy indie pop track by Feist is amped up to an electronic dimension by German DJ/producer Boys Noize. “My Moon My Man” was the first single off Feist‘s third album, The Reminder, released March 2006. The remix is featured as a bonus track on Boys Noize‘s debut album, Oi Oi Oi. If you are going to HARD’s Day of the Dead, don’t miss Boys Noize performing Saturday, November 2nd, along with other EDM superstars such as Skrillex, Nero, and Zeds Dead to name a few.
There is no stopping Progressive House wizard and world’s number one DJ, Armin van Buuren! This track, featuring Canadian singer/songwriter Trevor Guthrie, is the second track on Armin‘s fifth studio album, Intense, released May 3rd. Rising EDM Dutch duo W&W remixed the addictive rock/pop/dance track with their signature drops, worthy of sold-out arenas and massive festival proportions.
This duo is a match made in heaven for the music blogosphere. Ra Ra Riot is an American Indie rock band from Syracuse, New York, consisting of a male vocalist, bassist, guitarist, drummer, and violinist with a baroque pop/rock sound. Passion Pit is an American indietronica/synthpop band from Cambridge, Massachusetts with popular songs such as, “Sleepyhead”, “The Reeling”, “Carried Away”, and “Take a Walk.” They have remixed other artists; however, they have attained a high degree of remix swag when it comes to this song.