Posts Tagged ‘rihanna’

May 11, 2018

Who doesn’t love Rihanna and Mikky Ekko’s heart pummeling ballad Stay? The song has been covered far and wide since it stole everyone’s hearts. Some of the best renditions were huge genre-crossing surprises too, including Low’s superb cover, a personal favorite of mine. But there haven’t been very many electronic edits of the smash hit, at least not an abundance that merited much praising and adoration. New Orleans producer CRWNS, however, has offered up a fresh new edit of Stay, which he’s named S-T-A-Y, and the wildly rousing and breathtakingly lifting track warrants some much deserved attention. His anthemic remix pitch shifts Rihanna’s voice giving it a more sprightly and ethereal aura to go with S-T-A-Y’s expansive and spacious, voluminous and explosive atmosphere. CRWNS has crafted a cinematic trap and monumental bass masterpiece out of Stay. And he’s giving it away as a free download, here.

July 27, 2017

It’s impossible not to notice the elevated level of respect and adoration that has exploded this year for Medasin. The producer from Dallas just released a new remix, and the praise and adulation for the brilliant edit is inescapable, splashed all across my social feeds. We gladly join the ranks of those ardent admirers as we delve into Medasin’s jaw dropping remix of DJ Khaled’s Wild Thoughts, featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller. It’s no secret that DJ Khaled’s music can be polarizing among some music circles, but there’s no way you’re not going to find this Medasin re-work captivating and masterful. He’s turned the track on its head with an opalescent future bass and extra-chill chill trap transformation. DJ Khaled’s music isn’t exactly what you’d call “beautiful” (nor was that what he was going for anyway), but that’s exactly what Wild Thoughts has become under the guidance of Medasin’s adept hands. His remix can also be streamed on Spotify, here.

July 25, 2017

Swedish trio Ember Island has moved us deeply with their music, be it their softly stirring originals to their gently melting covers of Radiohead or Jack Ü. Those tracks are so affecting that countless producers have created their own remixes and re-works of Ember Island’s songs. You can never really expect what Ember Island is going to offer us next. I most certainly did not expect what they’ve shared with us this month. They’ve given Rihanna’s hit single Umbrella that light, misty Ember Island caress, transforming it into a chill electronic and downtempo pop song with a hypnotic beat. Their cover is as heartrending as Umbrella has ever been, a complete 180 from its original firecracker sass, but a full on indulgence in its intrinsic sweetness. You can download Ember Island’s Umbrella, here.

May 24, 2017

It’s probably been ages since you last listened to world dominating Rihanna hit Umbrella, a song whose melody brings back countless memories from the distant past. Tonight, we re-visit Umbrella, but in a way you never imagined you would before. New Zealand’s POLO offers up an ominous seething, gritty dark rendition of Umbrella. This trap throttling, percussive rolling, and glitchy chopping Umbrella is a dramatic storm in itself. Cue dramatic lightning and thunder. 

January 4, 2017

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 12.30.2016 – 01.02.2017

Featured music – December 30th – January 2nd, 2016

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January 3, 2017

With grand shimmering chops and stalwart flaring slices comes an ear perking, bold arresting remix of RiRi hit, Needed Me. This spacious sprawling future trap edit comes by way of a mysterious newcomer on my map named TUSK. He’s given the Rihanna track an extra dose of intrigue and excitement with this bass heaving, beat warbling fusion of R&B, hip hop, and electronica. The end result is as darkly seductive as it is ominously jolting. Snag the track for free, here.

October 25, 2016

It’s more of an enraptured “love in the heart” than a “love on the brain” as I whirl myself about to the sweet honeyed nu-disco house on Gigamesh’s new remix. The Southern Californian producer give Rihanna’s Love On The Brain a euphonious dance remix. This Love On The Brain emits a rosy pink glow and wears a saccharine glittering smile as it hops about in ambrosial joy. Gigamesh brightens my morning despite the glum San Francisco weather we’re having this week. Stream or purchase his remix from various other outlets, here. Catch Gigamesh on tour across the nation through the beginning of December, details, here.

August 11, 2016

Cover mashups don’t always work out. Sometimes, they come off far too contrived and forced in an attempt to be cool without being innovative. Sweden’s Violet Days prove themselves brilliant on their riveting mashup which weds Michael Jackson classic Dirty Diana with Calvin Harris & Rihanna’s This Is What You Came For. The much surprising pairing is nothing short of spectacular, a grandly soaring, regal thrumming epic delivered with potent efficacy. I could listen to this fierce combination all day long, and I’ll feel empowered, ready to take on the world. 

July 21, 2016

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 07.19.2016

Featured music – July 19th, 2016

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July 20, 2016

There sure is a lot of gossip and controversy surrounding Calvin Harris and his love life these days, but really, that’s not why I pay heed to the world dominating producer. His Rihanna featuring hit This Is What You Came For gets a sharp jouncing, adrenaline pumping future house remix, courtesy of Swiss producer Cantaffa, and it reminds me what’s truly important: the music. Everything else is just background noise. Cantaffa’s remix is dark and carnal, thrilling and electrifying. It’s the soundtrack for a night of sweaty dancing, shoulder to shoulder with like minded people who don’t spend their time reading the gossip columns. This is what you came for. Cantaffa’s hard hitting, wild storming remix is a free download, here.