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Unreleased Smashing Pumpkins Remix by P. Diddy Is Here

Almost two decades ago, P. Diddy, Puff Daddy, Puffy–whatever you want to call him–reportedly took his turn on two of Smashing Pumpkins‘ classic songs, “Perfect” and “Ava Adore.” The former was released shortly after they were announced. “Ava Adore,” on the other hand, has never seen the light of day. Until now.

This is how a remix should be done. Taking elements of a song, and enhancing them with some different ideas. Removing pretty much every guitar part and replacing them with a vibrant, celestial string section with the drum track, enhances this track to a new dimension. The …

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LISTEN: Zedd Remixes MAGIC!’s Radio Hit, “Rude”

It’s safe to say that anything EDM Producer/DJ Zedd puts his hands has the potential to make you love his version a little more than the original.

This most recent remix sure makes it seem like it, at least. Millions of people across the globe have been listening to Canadian reggae fusion outfit MAGIC!’s radio hit, “Rude,” and it’s pretty catchy. As every song being aired a hundred times a day, however, it eventually gets old and the desire to listen to the same track once more declines to a zero. This is where Zedd swoops in and gives the …

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The KickDrums Announces EP, Releases “Atonement” Remix

Brooklyn producer The KickDrums released his most recent project, Thinking Out Loud, in late 2013, but fortunately for our ears, he’s already returned with a handful of new renditions of tracks from that record. Entitled the Echoes EP, KickDrums’ collaboration with OG Mattress finds the pairing of musical minds remixing cuts from Thinking Out Loud via the addition of multiple rappers.

The project’s debut single, a remix of “Atonement” featuring LaShaun Ellis, premiered via HypeTrak today, and after some careful listening sessions, it’s safe to say the retooling definitely does its source material justice. Follow the jump to …

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Dumb Rapper Ruins His Career By Leaking Drake’s New Single With His Own Verse On It

Unsigned rappers are thirsty fools, and every so often one of them decides to do something so ridiculous it demands our attention, if only to prevent others from doing the same stupid thing.

A relatively unknown rapper by the name of Erik Battle was given a copy an unfinished copy of Drake‘s latest, unreleased single in recent weeks. Instead of keeping the track to himself, like any intelligent person would do, Erik decided to record his own verse and add it to the track. To make matters worse, he then uploaded the track to the internet without permission from …

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Katy Perry Shares “This Is How We Do” Remix Featuring Riff Raff

The Neon Icon has officially become besties with the girl behind everyone’s Teenage Dream.

Katy Perry is always rumored to be dating someone, regardless of whether or not the press has any proof of the alleged romance. In recent weeks, the person Perry has most often been connected to is Riff Raff, the outrageous rapper who is often known as the most viral man in hip-hop. The pair deny they’re anything more than best friends, but today they took a step towards being more than just friends by collaborating on the official remix of Perry’s infectious “This Is How …

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Childish Gambino Releases Epic Remix of “Crawl”

Rapper Childish Gambino is always up to something when it comes to his music, sometimes releasing mixtapes or demos that are better than what the last release had produced.

This time around, Donald Glover has released a remix of his hit song “Crawl,” the first track on his latest studio album Because The Internet, today on Pigeons and Planes. Gambino and original producer for the track, DJ duo Christian Rich, decided to remix the song to make it sound even more extreme than the original version, also adding a whole new twist at the end of the …

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Flume Remixes Arcade Fire’s “Afterlife”

First Lorde, now Arcade Fire. Flume has been making his way through indie hits and giving them new life. Not that they needed it, but Flume’s remixes are not to be missed. With Lorde‘s “Tennis Court,” Flume didn’t just add new beats over the existing New Zealand star’s song. He deconstructed the tune (which is very pop, as far as Lorde goes) and built up something entirely new that’s both more electric and ethereal sounding.

Flume gives the same treatment to “Afterlife” from Arcade Fire’s most recent, critically acclaimed album Reflektor. He strips away the instrumentation, …

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Required Listening: A$AP Mob – “Hella Hoes” (THUGLI Remix)

Tom Wrecks and Pat Drastik — better known to the world as ​THUGLI​ – have been responsible for some of the most incredible remixes to ever reach mainstream audiences. The duo have spent the past two years in the spotlight, and after you hear their latest creation you’ll understand why we doubt they’ll be calling it quits anytime soon.

A$AP Mob have spent a large portion of 2014 teasing a collaborative album/mixtape that still has yet to surface. Along the way, a number of singles have made their way to audiences, including a full group effort known as “Hella Hoes.” …

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Stream Charli XCX’s “Boom Clap” Remixes EP

Ever since UK singer-songwriter Charli XCX first hit the radio airwaves as a featured singer on Icona Pop’s “I Love It” and Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy,” she’s been steadily rising. Her new single “Boom Clap” just peaked at #14 on the Hot 100 chart, making it her biggest hit as a solo artist to date, and she’s releasing a remix EP for the track shortly after sharing the song’s entertaining music video.

Charli XCX has slowly been sharing remixes of her The Fault in Our Stars soundtrack contribution, but now we get to stream the collection in full. Each of …

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Required Listening: Lorde – “Tennis Court” (Diplo Remix)

New Zealand’s hottest export has officially been remixed by everyone in the game.

Yesterday, the one and only creative genius known as Diplo shared with the world his unique remix of Lorde’s infectious “Tennis Court.” Keeping with his signature style, Diplo kicks up the energy of the song to eleven, adding bouncy bass and additional synth to the mix while leaving Lorde’s beloved croon alone. It’s not the best track Diplo has delivered in 2014, but it’s a fun track nonetheless that seems guaranteed to generate a fair amount of clicks for everyone involved over the next several weeks. You …

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Juicy J Shares “Hot Ni**a” Remix

There is no stopping Juicy J. Then again, why would you ever want to?

The two tracks burning up urban radio right now are Rae Sremmurd’s “No Flex Zone” and Bobby Shmurda’s “Hot Nigga.” Juicy J released a verse over the former last week, so it should come as no surprise that he’s started this week by sharing a new set of bars over Shmurda’s breakout hit. Juicy’s ‘THC’ remix takes an already hard hitting track fueled by ego and raises the bar for all others who may attempt to make the beat their own at some point down …

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Required Listening: Lauryn Hill – “Doo Wop” (MKL Remix)

It takes a brave soul to attempt remixing a song as iconic as Lauryn Hill‘s “Doo Wop,” but when you have an idea as good as the one producer MKL has delivered today, some risks must be taken.

Early today, I woke to find my inbox bursting with the usual array of press releases and ‘please feature us’ messages I have grown accustomed to discovering each morning. As a I dug through the latest messages promoting material I was unfamiliar with I stumbled across a quick note about a new remix from MKL that demanded my immediate attention. Some …