Lowkey Dubstep

It’s all about the beat. Just none of that headache womp. Slow tempo, usually with a shot of mood-lifting vocals

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.

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Same Old Song – Remix

The Weeknd has consistently provided great music to be remixed, and this is no exception. Paper Diamond has taken this track, and made it unreal. Wait for the early drop and tell me i’m wrong.

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Alex Clare

If, like me, you rushed to find out what that damn (awesome) song playing on the recent Internet Explorer ad was. Look no further. It’s ‘Too Close’ by Alex Clare, and it’s a great song with a fantastic drop at the chorus.

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Neapolitan Dreams (Sound Remedy Remix)

My favorite musical genre is probably electro and/or dubstep remixes of indie songs, especially when they don’t go overboard on the electronic bit. Dubstep artist Sound Remedy has always fulfilled that role perfectly (for example, check out his remix of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata), so this remix of Neapolitan Dreams originally by Lisa Mitchell is destined to be in my summer cruising playlist for a long time.

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Home – Gabrielle Aplin

I really hope that you don’t feel like you’ve heard too many singer-songwriters coming out of the U.K, because I need to introduce you to Gabrielle Aplin. Like many other young artists in the last few years, she first found an audience on YouTube before using that to jumpstart her music career. After three EPs that shot well up the iTunes charts, she got signed to Parlophone Records in February. She’s now working on a debut album that’s slated to be released in August of this year.

For your convenience, you could just think of her as the female Ed Sheeran. But that would be a cheap shortcut, since her pop/folk hybrid and light, carrying voice are wonderful and inspiring and unique. To get aquainted, first listen to these two songs from her latest EP Home.

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Romeo Must Die – Gabrielle Aplin

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Now that you’re hopefully hooked, you can head over to iTunes to get the Home EP (US iTunes || UK iTunes) and the Never Fade EP (US iTunes || UK iTunes). Or just to find out more about her, go to her Facebook page or Twitter.

 

Remixes!

For when you’re in party mode, Chris Ramos did some fantastic work converting “Home” into an energetic vocal house song. I really love this remix. For a point of reference, it’s similar to how Kaskade always uses gorgeous female vocals in his music.
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Dubstep remix from Eyes. Again, a really good remix, but this isn’t party dubstep. The song gains a nice deep, rhythmic beat that slowly works its way to the light womps+wubs of the chorus.
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Youth (Adventure Club Dubstep Remix) – Foxes

I usually fall madly in love with every artist in Neon Gold Record‘s repertoire. Foxes stands out in their amazing lineup that includes the likes of Marina & the Diamonds, Mr Little Jeans, and St Lucia.

She’s got the provocative lyrics and sound of a rising pop star, that’s for sure. But “Youth” shows the kind of enticing grace that few modern pop stars seem to care much about. The song sucks you in to a daydream and for a few minutes the colors you see pop just a little brighter.

Meanwhile, the Montreal-based duo Adventure Club decided to awesomize the song with their dubstep rendition. It’s the kind of remix that comes to define a song even more than the original. Foxes’ voice is still front-and-center, but now its accompanied by a supporting cast of whooshes, womps, heavy kick drums and all sorts of glitched-out electropera.

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Pyramid’s remix offers a more energetic house version. Excellent as usual from Pyramid.
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Phantom – Traveler

I’ve been playing this on repeat for nearly three hours non-stop. I can’t find much info about these guys other than their SoundCloud page, but damn this is an amazing and addictive song. I don’t even want to attempt to describe it. Just listen.

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