Posts Tagged ‘Halsey’

April 6, 2018

This one’s been flittering about the interwebs for a month now, but we need to make sure you don’t miss out on the track, especially if you’re a Halsey fan, or a fan of electronic music that is profoundly moving and cathartic. Australian producer vowl. has teamed up with his buddy from Norway, hanz, to give Halsey’s Sorry a pitch shifted cinematic trap and future bass transformation that near leaves me speechless with its rousing grandeur and magnificence. It’s a heart bursting opus swimming with refined texture and glassy jarring beats. The beautiful remix is a free download, here.

October 17, 2017

It’s only been a couple weeks since Skrezz captured our attention out of Los Angeles with a masterful remix of Roy English and badhabit’s OUTA MY HEAD, yet here he is again with his magnificent brand of house on a fresh remix of Halsey’s hit, Colors. It’s hard to believe Skrezz is new to the scene, considering his laser cut synths and his remix’s sleek polish. Like on his prior track, Skrezz seems to exude the same cosmic wavelengths as Porter Robinson and Madeon. Colors is painted with an extra layer of wavy iridescence and florescent radiance under Skrezz’s touch, but there’s also an icier, darker edge to his trembling beats and quivering synths this time around. Skrezz shows us how a dance track can be both lifting and haunting at the same time with his melodic remix, which is a free download, here.

October 1, 2016

Young rising ye. first barreled into our lives from New York alongside his buddy Pluto. Their collaborative effort Breath was a jaw dropping, mind numbing future trap masterpiece that you must check out if you missed it last month. I’m tacking it on below. Today, ye. makes a solo stand on a cosmic re-work of Halsey’s New Americana. The track, which he simply titles “(hlsy flip)” takes us on an epic sonic voyage. It begins peacefully, with the pattering serenity of rain. Despite its halcyon effect, you can feel that something is hanging in the air. Something is looming, about to break and surge. As our excitement grows, an urgency sets in. We take off with ye., his choppy synths and gritty bass kick starting us into high gear. Before we know it, we’ve arrived in a world far more dark and visceral than we’d first expected, and it’s indescribably exhilarating, if not full on liberating. But the storm clears for brief moments and we’re left with the calm of the rain and a crisp clarity. Halsey obviously meant for New Americana to represent a modern generation. But the truth is, this generation is complicated. The gravity of this fact is encapsulated in ye.’s far more swift and somber, dynamic and shifting interpretation of the hit song. 

September 17, 2016

Before you take umbrage over the fact that we’re delving into yet another Closer remix, please take note that this one comes from none other than Slushii, the enigmatic electronic artist who’s quickly become one of the most enrapturing producers of the year. That’s right, this remix of The Chainsmokers’ chart topping Halsey featuring hit is a must listen. Slushy frothing future bass and ethereal skittering chill trap take us soaring high above the clouds. As Halsey and Andrew sing on the song, “we ain’t ever getting older”. Slushii makes us all Peter Pans, unshackled from the earth, full of youthful wonder, bright eyed and bursting with optimism. Download the remix for free, here.

August 24, 2016

The steady stream of terrific remixes of The Chainsmokers’ Halsey featuring Closer continues as Southern California’s Two Friends and Class & Clowns team up on another dazzling edit of the much renovated tune. Their light plucky approach is heart warming and endearing, an incandescent fluxing future bass and summery dance transformation with a smidgen of blistering dubstep. Closer has quickly become the most remixed track of the year, with Major Lazer’s Cold Water a close second. Considering the quality of these edits, I’m not complaining. 

August 19, 2016

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August 19, 2016

As it turns out, The Chainsmokers new hit with Halsey, Closer, is a ripe wonderland for producers and remixers across the board. It’s quickly become one of the most remixed tunes from the red hot electronic duo. Today, we turn to California’s own Aash Mehta as he transforms Closer into a melodic future bass soiree overflowing with ethereal chords and choppy vocals. Aash’s flip is a dose of uplifting, heartwarming bliss. It reminds us of the beauty and wonder that the world holds, despite all the ugliness that we encounter daily. It’s yet another feather in the cap for this steadily rising production talent. 

August 18, 2016

Yes, indeed, kids! It’s another Closer remix! Hurrah! But for real, mad hurrahs all around, because Taiwanese by way of Los Angeles producer Gill Chang gives us much reason to dance and celebrate this lovely morning with his supple springing, effervescent flickering remix of The Chainsmokers’ Halsey featuring hit Closer. Gill’s mixture of future bass and house is fleecy smooth and dreamy divine. Unlike so many of the other remixes that have been popping up, this edit sticks to Halsey’s original vocals (who, by the way, turned in a mighty fine guest appearance on Showtimes’ Roadies a couple weekends ago). There’s no doubt this is one of the finest remixes of Closer that we’ve encountered so far. Cop it for free, here.

August 1, 2016

By now, much of the electronic dance music and pop loving world has already checked out the new The Chainsmokers, featuring Halsey. It comes as no surprise that the lyric video for Closer has already been viewed over 5 million times on YouTube since it’s appearance on Friday. Just listening to Closer brings forth some of the deep seated joy I feel for The Chainsmokers’ dominating success these days. After all, IHM has been such a fan of the duo for years, having racked up 5+ pages of features on The Chainsmokers since their early remixes. Closer is yet another frothy infectious gem from the boys, a softly springing future pop jam featuring much welcome guest vocals by much adored pop star Halsey. Despite its bouncy demeanor, Closer exudes much moving nostalgia and sentiment. I have a feeling some superb remixes of Closer are on their way. Snag the tune from iTunes in the meantime.

November 20, 2015

Halsey is beyond a reasonable doubt the reigning female dark electropop star of the moment, having risen meteorically from ye olde blog propelled days to world dominating popularity after the release of Room 93 on Astralwerks. While Ghosts will always be my personal favorite haunting Halsey song, New Americana has quickly become a close second. Swedish producer OLWIK gives New Americana an exhilarating progressive makeover that takes it to new heights of ceiling less thrills. This is the sort of invigorating banger that will unite a behemoth crowd and spurn them into sing along, body launching solidarity. You want to chill? Nope, not here buddy. Move along, if you can. Once the remix hits, you’re joining that crowd. Grab Olwik’s remix for free, here.