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Take me away, wake me up when we get there (music)

I need a long nap, and a major pick-me-up. Since I won't get either, this will have to do. Geezus this entry took a long time to get together. See other entries for part of why.

https://soundcloud.com/itsdimesmusic/disarm-you-dimes-remix
Kaskade's "Disarm You" was a summer love anthem hit (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qen7he4Y7c). Featuring vocals from Ilsey Juber (http://www.ilseyjuber.com/) I remember thinking it'd be better with a stronger backing for her voice, which is pitched an octave higher than usual. Here we have the DIME$ remix, which tries to fill in those spaces with some bouncy electronica. The result is much more of a house banger than the original love tune but it does a great job of keeping Ilsey's voice front and center. Which one you prefer probably depends on how you like your EDM love songs - I have a hard time picking between the two.

https://soundcloud.com/ultrarecords/01-aurra-a-little-love-rocoe
Rocoe's remix of Aurra's "A Little Love" is a high-BPM, soul-inspired bit of electronica. The original (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZ4bbyQ5ECw) is much more disco, more funky, with Motown-style backing vocals.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teIrka3ImQY
So long as we're on the funk track, how about some "Red Hot" from Jurassic 5 as edited by CMAN. The edit is light and the feel is very close to the original, and as a funk classic that's hard to feel bad about.

https://soundcloud.com/okidoro/sean-paul-get-busy-oki-doro-booty-bounce-remix
Is your day too quiet? Do you need some booty in your bounce? Let OKI DORO help you with this fast, hot, high-energy remix of Sean Paul's "Get Busy". The original was a fun rasta-influenced street-dancing club tune; this remix lays done some pretty pure house styles around the original patter. I am not always a fan of taking originals and jacking up the BPM but it really works here.

https://soundcloud.com/djphibes/phibes-funk-soul-brother
Right about n-n-now! The original "Rockafella Skank" featured the phrase "funk soul brother" repeated enough times that the song is often called that. Fatboy Slim's original charted high and was a great nod to funk's contribution to early EDM. This is Phibes' ghetto funk remix of key bits, along with added sounds, electronica, and an updated take on the now-classic sound remix.

https://soundcloud.com/edmlead/tyler-mason-danny-ametov-nightmare-kerafix-vultaire-edit
I don't post a lot of straight-up dance bangers these days. You find them everywhere you look and if you're in the chair-dancing mood they're great. This one is a great way to close out my post. I love the way it mixes high-BPM electro-house, with slower drops and interstitial passages. As often with these things, my biggest complaint is that it's too short at just under 4 minutes. But this is the sound that's moving me right now so I'll take what I can get.
Tags: cman, dime$, ilsey, kaskade, music, oki doro, phibe, rocoe, tyler mason
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