Monthly Archives: July 2012

Owsey

Do yourself one favor today: trust me.

I may not be a good enough writer to convince you to set aside some time and listen to Owsey. But perhaps I can try. Owsey (pronounced O-Zee) is the most talented producer I’ve ever heard – yes, even more than modern-day legends like Diplo. His style ranges from indie/electronic, ambient, drum-n-bass, and even simple piano solos, and in an extremely short time he’s accumulated a huge collection of original productions, collaborations, and remixes. Every track shows his amazing use of samples, musical diversity, and ability to just render you speechless by sheer beauty. One of his best tricks is inserting samples of emotional moments from movies such as The Tree of Life. It adds a thought-provoking aspect to his musical compositions.

 

So here’s the deal – he’s made his whole 33-track discography available for any price you want (yes, even nothing) on Bandcamp. If you just want to get a taste of his ability, here’s some of his best work below.

[NOTE: It will be pointless to listen on laptop speakers or shitty little earbuds - try your hardest to use loud headphones or speakers (your car would be perfect) to listen to these songs. There is so much detail buried in the track that you would only get a small slice of the track's range with laptop speakers.]

Cassette (Owsey Remix) – Stumbleine  ++

 

The Writer (Owsey Remix) – Ellie Goulding  +

 

The best remix I have ever heard of “Somebody That I Used To Know.” Most remixes have tried to turn it into a party song, which is fine if you wanna scream “SOMEBODYYY” in a club at 4 AM, but that doesn’t stay true to the reflective nature of the song that Gotye wrote. Owsey’s remix slows it down and turns it into a thoughtful work of art. It’s actually an improvement over the twangy sound of the original.

His music is also available on his SoundCloud and Facebook, and he updates both frequently with new music so it’s pretty delightful to follow him.

- Switch

Basto

Basto is a DJ that I stumbled onto a while ago, but who I haven’t posted yet. His sound is very similar to Avicii’s, and I figure there’s no way he won’t blow up. Give him a listen.

Download Warzone (Basto Remix) – The Wanted +

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Download Gregory’s Theme – Basto

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Gesaffelstein

Gesaffelstein makes the type of music that I’d expect any villain to listen to. The tracks seem dark, but are electronic and heavy. Here are two of my favourites from the Conspiracy Pt. 2 Mixtape. I think you’ll like them.

Download  Viol - Gesaffelstein

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Download  Opr – Gesaffelstein

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- Spark

Outkast

Just got back into this song, it sounds like a blend of Nicolas Jaar’s sultry sound and big boi’s flow. I think you guys will like it

Download  Unhappy – Outkast +

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Hanging On – Ellie Goulding feat. Tinie Tempah

As a fan of Ellie Goulding, I was very happy to hear about her new release featuring Tinie Tempah. It features her signature vocals over a fantastic dubstep tune. It’s a cover of the song by Pat Grossi (a.k.a. Active Child), who is also well-known for “High Priestess”. Grossi’s high-pitched delivery and musically luscious sound lends itself perfectly to Goulding’s angelic voice. When Tinie Tempah jumps in to ground the track in a solid rap verse, it completes the diverse genres and interesting concept of this cover. A must-listen song.

Download  Hanging On – Ellie Goulding feat. Tinie Tempah ++

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- Spark

 

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