Posts Tagged ‘Abel Tesfaye’

February 3, 2018

Pray For Me is too huge of a stellar tune not to give it some praise on IHM. It involves two of the biggest artists of the moment, hip hop genius Kendrick Lamar and R&B sensation The Weeknd. It’s no surprise that the pairing is so divine. Both artists bring the heat on the hip hop and electro-R&B track. Pray For Me will be on the soundtrack for Marvel’s Black Panther. The super stacked official soundtrack album arrives February 9th, while the film arrives February 16th.  Pre-order, here. You can also stream Pray For Me via Spotify, here.

November 8, 2016

Some serendipitous YouTube adventuring lead me to this fabulous mashup earlier today, and flipboitamidles’ astute pairing of The Weeknd and Daft Punk’s Starboy with SURVIVE’s Stranger Things Theme (C418 Remix) is just too sumptuous a treat to keep all to myself. The mashup, entitled Stranger Boy, is a thrilling mixture of SURVIVE”s synthcore and The Weeknd’s velveteen R&B. You can snag this mysterious mashup artist’s tracks from his tumblr, here.

April 29, 2016

Mysterious producer k?d continues to make massive waves in the scene by revealing What U Need, a remix of The Weeknd’s What You Need from the superstar’s 2011 album House Of Balloons. Considering how often we hear The Weeknd’s top hits all over the place nowadays, it’s a welcome treat to re-visit one of his “oldies but goodies” via k?d’s intensely scorching remix. Though k?d states that this one is “pretty old”, it’s infinitely fresh and magnetic, a darkly choppy, bristly knotted future bass opus.

December 17, 2015

Before you groan over the fact that, yes, this is in fact, another The Weeknd cover, wait till you learn who it’s by. Turns out, Swedish star Tove Lo (and long featured IHM pop favorite) is in the midst of a “12 Moments ‘Til Christmas” song series, and the fourth edition of this venture is a cover of The Weeknd’s Real Life, on which she teams up with collaborator Gustav Weber. There’s no going wrong with Tove Lo covering anything in my books. She gives Real Life a bold and fiery electropop approach full of grooving sass.

September 23, 2015

There’s little that needs to be said when something as epic as this track surfaces. RL Grime, who I just witness murder it at Outside Lands Music Fest last month, has presented us with a remix of provocative R&B king The Weeknd’s The Hills. The Weeknd and RL Grime, it doesn’t get much better than that for trap fans. It’s a clamorous, intensive The Hills with steep slopes, sharp peaks, and bottomless voids. Yes, it’s pure magnificence.

July 21, 2015

I swear I was going to take a long break from remixes of The Weeknd’s Can’t Feel My Face, I really do. Abel’s most pop leaning tune has become one of the most remixed tracks of the year. Dutch production duo The Him easily broke my resolve with their brilliantly radiant edit of the song. I don’t have time to feel my face, or care about it, when I’m prancing in joy to this deep house re-work. Hints of tropical house and pinches of progressive seep into the uplifting and bright jam. The Weeknd has never seemed more rosy and sanguine, a spirited sound that Abel Tesfaye wears well. This one’s for jamming out, dancing to, and singing along to with your crew when you’re about to head out for a night on the town. Download for free, here, round up your friends, and DO IT.

June 30, 2015

Aw, yea, another day, another killer remix of The Weeknd’s massive hit Can’t Feel My Face. While Abel’s most grooving and infectious song has been blowing up, the amazing edits of the tune have been streaming in. The latest must share remix comes by way of Los Angeles based producer JayKode, who offers up a genre defying, masterful remix that fuses thrilling house, exhilarating future bass, and trap, with a dab of French electro, too. JayKode’s remix is a dramatic, intense tour de force edit, a full on theatrical experience. I wouldn’t be surprised if you really can’t feel your face after. Grab it for free, here.

May 13, 2015

Dutch producer Dennis Kruissen teams up with Luxembourg’s Chris Meid on a classy house remix of The Weeknd’s beloved Devil May Cry. Stabbing cascades of exhilarating piano and a steel edge to the song bring a near future house quality to the track, but its all softened by some sultry guitar and a summery atmosphere. You must admit, The Weeknd can be a little too gut wrenching at times. When you’re in the mood for some more uptempo and warming vibes, this is a terrific remix to turn to instead. 

February 21, 2015

I guess I’m on a short Fifty Shades Of Grey kick, considering my previous feature, but there’s no denying how lusciously sexy and bass-rific this remix of The Weeknd’s Where You Belong by Shèmce really is. The Canadian producer takes the gloriously dark song and gives it a deep and guttural twist, retaining Abel’s flawlessly slick vocals centerstage, but buoying it along with such intoxicating bounce. Shèmce closes it out with an epic, fiery guitar solo, too. 

The Weeknd – Where You Belong

February 6, 2015

The buzz surround Fifty Shades Of Grey is mind numbing, and though I’m not one of those eager people going crazy waiting for the film, I am much pleased with its soundtrack. We’ve already heard one of The Weeknd’s contributions to the soundtrack, but now we get to listen to Where You Belong, a dramatic stunner of an electronic R&B tune. Interestingly enough, it’s not one of The Weeknd’s sexiest tunes, and we know he can get real sexy. Instead, it’s an emotionally jarring, expansive track with a foreboding, tense edge.