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PREMIERE: Psymun Eating Disorder (Ackryte Remix)

They say Minnesota is all rhymes… as it turns out, that may be only half true. As of late, MN has been kicking up dust (or snow rather) with a handful of new singers and rappers like Allan Kingdom, Chester Watson, and of course Spooky Black. And behind those great sets of pipes are some seriously fresh beats. Many of which come courtesy of Minneapolis producer Psymun.

The 21-year-old beatmaker recently released his Pink Label EP, which features the best of the Twin Cities’ new class of musical suspects dropping verses over his signature jazzy syrup-cloud sound.

Today, Mass Appeal is proud to present the first remix stemming from Pink Label. Fellow Minneapolis producer Ackryte has blessed us with a spacey rework of the single “Eating Disorder.” On the rework, the HW&W producer throws a layer of silky goodness over the fuzzy two-minute number consisting of rickety clicks and jazzy exhales. He then turns up the bass and flares up the synths, while adding plenty of subtle flips and switches to keep you paying attention.

If you’re digging these funky beats as much as we are, be sure to be on the lookout for Ackryte’s forthcoming 8-song EP, Fly Opus, and plenty more remixes off Psymun’s Pink Label EP.

Blood Orange Uncle Ace (a/jus/ted Remix)

Dev Hayes aka Blood Orange, is the epitome of what you imagine the music scene in New York is like… (and actually is). I am shamelessly will forever be a huge fan. One of his sultry, guitar-laden creations off Cupid Deluxe, “Uncle Ace,” just exudes sexy, late night vibes.

The rework by Brooklyn production duo a/jus/ted (Eddie Mars and Justin Strauss) which dropped a few days ago, is a dark deep house flip— one that beckons to you, whispering, “Meet me on the dancefloor.” Keep this one on repeat to ensure to stay put under those glimmering lights all night long. So hawt. 

Dev wants you to know you can now buy the first official Blood Orange remixes featuring Kindness, A/JUST/TED & Robert Owens now on iTunes.

Travis Porter Do a Trick feat. Gucci Mane (Kodak to Graph Boot)

I premiered this dope Kodak to Graph remix on Yours Truly yesterday.

Making lyrics like “Big face hundreds, bout to throw it at her asscheeks” ethereal and calming, Gainsville, FL producer Mike Maleki aka Kodak to Graph pulls a hat trick of his own with his rework of Travis Porter and Gucci Mane’s “Do a Trick.”

Wiping the track’s southern grit sound clean with airy pieces of vocal coo’s and an array of hollow synths, Maleki morphs you into a purple glazed cloud, while still keeping the nostalgia factor (and love for the original track) in tact. It’s my party, I turn up if I want to.

Recently wrapping up a tour with the masters of whimsical wonderment, Braids andHundred Waters, the young producer is back on the live show schtick with a number of shows at SXSW next week, be sure to catch him at one of the events below.

Thursday 3.13

Flower Showcase

@Holy Mountain – INSIDE - 8:15 P.M

617 East 7th St

South Fry South Friendies (DJ SET)

@Chain Drive - 11:30 P.M

504 Willow Street

Friday 3.14

Stones Throw Records/ Filter Showcase

@Container Bar - 5:00 P.M

90 Rainey Street

Austin Contemperary Museum Official  

@The Contemporary Austin - 10:00 P.M

700 Congress Ave

King Krule Neptune Estate (Travi$ Scott RMX)

Kanye West protege Travi$ Scott remixes King Krule's 'Neptune Estate off his debut 6 Feet Beneath The Moon album. Breathy vocal loops, sexy, somber guitar chords and a cinematic bassline in which Scott lays down a few choice lines. I have to say, this is one of the best things Scott has done thus far.

The sweet artwork is c/o Jim Joe with creative direction from Virgil Abloh. 

Jose James Vanguard (fLako Remix)

One of my favorite producers, fLako, known for his heavily jazz influenced sound, reworks singer Jose James’ new cut. Perfect for lazy afternoons and relaxing nights at home. Enjoy.

Ella Fitzgerald Blue Skies (Maya Jane Coles Remix)

This Ella Fitzgerald “Blue Skies” edit might be the best thing Maya Jane Coles has ever done. Out of this world.

MJC’s “Blue Skies” remix first appeared in Maya’s second Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1, and finally you can buy it on Itunes.

Ciara Body Party (Jacques Greene Remix)

Serious Joy Orbison vibes. Jacques Greene’s ability to evolve as a producer is truly inspiring. His rework on Ciara’s ‘Body Party’ takes the cake. 

Denzel Curry Threatz (Mickey Pearce Remix)

Catching Tumblr up on all the good tunes I’ve been writing about. Check it out…

Two opposing sides of the music pond collide on this out of left field remix that might be one of the best things I’ve heard this year. Ignore the fact it’s a shitty rip from London’s legendary pirate radio station, Rinse.fm’s June 13th show, and focus on the fact that the worlds of underground hip hop and underground bass music are coming together in an entirely new way. For years producers like London’s Oneman and LA’s Kingdom have been reworking rap’s brightest up-and-comers, but to hear a primarily dubstep and UK garage producer, Mickey Pearce from revered Swamp 81 imprint go in on such a hardcore rap sound is beyond refreshing.

Miami’s Raider Klan, an emerging force to be reckoned with, sees key member, rapper Denzel Curry’s ferocious single, “Threatz” featuring Klan members Yung Simmie and Robb Bank$, being chopped up, ripped open and recycled into a serious UK dubstep track that’s not afraid to let loose.  Leaving the trappy hi-hats intact, Pearce brings a new level of erraticism through whirling, screeching pops and choice vocal snippets that only amp up the anthem worthy factor of “Threatz”. Both the original and this remix will be on heavy rotation for the rest of the year. If you know what’s up, be sure to follow suit.

 Jhené Aiko Mirrors (J£ZUS MILLION rmx)

Robots Don’t Sleep So Bad (Synkro Vocal Mix)

I premiered this dope new Synkro edit on Yours Truly yesterday. Check it out.

Like How To Dress Well drunk on cosmic sex vibes (and far less sadness), the Berlin producer’s project, Robots Don’t Sleep introduces R&B- kissed magnetism weaved through heavy, diamond-cut bass. Making what was already a sought-after infatuation, even more tempting, Synkro drips his magic onto Robots Don’t Sleep’s vivid, “So Bad” single. Synkro’s signature echoing breaks ripple and crest like a celestial storm billowing across the intergalactic plain, while the core of collaborating vocalist, John La Monica’s original words remain intact. Heartbeats play a game of hide and seek with the night, exchanging the original slinking basslines for tightly wound hi-hats building ambiance and gasps of reverbed come-hithers that collide into a track that will leave you hot, and more than bothered.