Posts Tagged ‘Starboy’

June 29, 2017

k?d’s swift ascent to production stardom has met all of the expectations had taken root in us since we first heard of the enigmatic young artist well over a year ago and called him a “Florida newcomer”. He went on to stun the dance music scene with genius remixes like his still mind blowing edit of Daft Punk’s Doin It Right before dropping the most profoundly expansive and near philosophically moving originals. Fresh off his performance at EDC Las Vegas comes this new k?d masterpiece, a remix of The Weeknd’s hit collaboration with Daft Punk, Starboy. As always, k?d’s track is a starry eyed, blissful soaring composition. The lavish sweeping, airy surging electro house and future bass hybrid channels Daft Punk and Porter Robinson, all at once. I’m still waiting for catch k?d over here in San Francisco, and I have a feeling by the time I finally get to, he’s going to be selling out some massive venues. His new remix is a free download, here.

June 7, 2017

Parisian producer Monsieur Adi, the man who previously gave us ravishing remixes of the likes of Lana Del Rey, Smallpools, and more, returns with his take on The Weeknd’s supermassive collaboration with Daft Punk. That’s right, Monsieur Adi brings the French touch to Starboy, and it’s glorious. The intense and extravagant makeover whisks us away on a cinematic roller coaster ride with its bouncy energy and lavish strings. Hit up some of Monsieur Adi’s other tracks on Soundcloud, here.

January 20, 2017

Starboy is undoubtedly one of the biggest hits to come from The Weeknd despite his long list of accomplishments throughout the past years. Daft Punk’s role came as quite the surprise when the song first surfaced, but we can rarely avoid thinking of Daft Punk when we think of The Weeknd now. Producer Freyah Martell gives the song a re-working, presenting us with a steady pulsing, crisp polished remix whose melodic appeal is undeniable. She even lays on some fresh celestial vocals her own. The beautifully nostalgic future bass remix is a free download, here.

November 12, 2016

The very first official remix of The Weeknd’s smashing new Daft Punk produced single Starboy comes from none other than tropical house king Kygo. The Norwegian producer has been relatively quiet since the release of his star studded debut album Cloud Nine earlier this year, so this remix is most certainly a welcome return and unexpected surprise. Starboy gets the signature chill melodic, tropical balmy Kygo treatment. It’s the perfect way to transition our way into the weekend after a rather dramatic and glum week. 

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.

November 2, 2016

Everyone’s insanely excited about the new The Weeknd album, and there’s plenty of conjecture going on in regards to a The Weeknd and Daft Punk combination at Coachella next year. I have a feeling all the hoopla and commotion is only going to intensify as the month progresses and we draw closer to the release of Starboy. Before any of you The Weeknd fans have a full on heart attack, let Dirty Chocolate soothe it and give it some sweet sonic relief with a slow burning remix of the title track. Titled “Worst Mood”, this dreamy bedroom future bass edit features additional vocals by Abbi Press, whose soft smoldering voice adds a plush sensual touch to the tune. Dirty Chocolate’s sumptuous synth swelling late night reverie easily puts me in the “best mood”. Snag the track for free from Toneden.

October 4, 2016

The world nearly imploded last week when not only did new The Weeknd surfaced, but it turned out that Starboy was a collaborative effort with French legends Daft Punk! How one song could hold that much superstar power without bursting into flames is a wonder to behold. Now that the hubbub has died down a bit, some remixes and intepretations of Starboy are starting to surface. Los Angeles based production talent Matt Kali gives Starboy a thorough makeover by both remixing and covering the song. This airy bouncing, misty fluctuating version retains all the feels but in a more candid intimate and saccharine heartfelt future pop manner. Download Matt Kali’s Starboy, here.