What’s intriguing about electronic music is that while artists can produce their own original music, they can also add their own sound to other artists’ music by remixing. Remixing adds a lot of diversity to electronic music, and this week’s Future House Friday includes electronic remixes of R&B, Indie, Pop and electronic songs!
First is Los Angeles based DJ Christofi’s remix of ‘Baby I’m Back’ by Baby Bash featuring Akon. Christofi’s music caught my attention because it focuses mainly on remixes of R&B classics. His remix of ‘Baby I’m Back’ fuses Akon’s smooth vocals with an upbeat piano melody. The drops are super bouncy and I like how Christofi adds some extra synth flair towards the end of this remix, which is perfect for the dance floor.
Up second is TKDJS’ remix of ‘In My Headphones’ by Ayer. What I like about TKDJS’ version of ‘In My Headphones’ is the diversity of sound the DJ trio adds throughout track. The beginning of the remix is filled with dark, echoey vocals and a deep and cavernous drop. Shortly after the synths kick back in for a much more powerful, Hunter Siegel-esque finish to this track.
Third we’ve got Malaa’s remix of Tchami’s famous track ‘Afterlife’. What I like about this version of Tchami’s ‘Afterlife’ is that Malaa keeps the future house sound of the original while adding an clubby twist. The mysterious Malaa adds a starry intro, slightly increases the pitch of the vocals, and gives the drop a more underground sound. This remix has serious out-of-this-world vibes for an already philosophical track.
Last is Win and Woo’s remix of ‘Emily’ by San Fermin. This track is the slowest out of the bunch but it’s also my favorite. Win and Woo, a Chicago based DJ duo, have a really distinct tropical house/future house fusion sound to them. I’ve never heard anything quite like it, but I’m hard core digging the unique futuristic indie vibes of this remix.
Happy Shark Week!