[PREMIERE] Minister – Crystal Ambience (BLAZ Rebirth)

December 17, 2014 § Leave a comment

Author: JXEYES

As any producer or b-boy will tell you, there is a rare breed in captivity deep within every crate of tunes that blows away the rest. You know, one of those personal favorites that you used to play every night but now the only bit you have left is three seconds of the melody that get stuck in your head once a year. It’s the underplayed track that few have heard and even less remember, probably from before you were hip, and it’s the true hidden gem that can become the basis for a astonishing revival.

Still not sure what I’m talking about? Well, you’re probably not one of the 800 or so viewers of this YouTube video showcasing the golden track in question, but American producer extraordinaire, Blaz, is and in-fact he’s had this track collecting dust in his deep case tracks for sometime until recently when he broke it out for some retuning.

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rebirth artwork by JXEYES

“I truly have no idea how I found the original, probably during a random rip of files off Soulseek back in 2004.

It’s somehow not been lost from my music library in the years since then.” 

- Blaz

‘Crystal Ambience’ is already a tune that emits a strong sense of space and feels but when you hear it re-imagined by Blaz you should know that it may induce immediate hallucinations. Not wanting to disrespect such a strong tune, Blaz humbly sent word to the original artist, Minister (who also goes by Rody Coronel) for permission to do some serious work on the beat, and we can all be grateful he was down wit’ it. The remix, while ultimately maintaining high-fidelity to the original, adds so much more vibrancy and low-end that you will find the former version sounds somewhat pale and bland now in-comparison. The Rebirth puts Minister‘s ambient track on fresh rattling beat which absolutely revitalizes so strongly that it will surely become a hidden gem itself in time.

Keep your eyes peeled and focused on this kid’s SoundCloud and you’ll be the first to know when his next eminent banger rolls hot off the presses. Blaz tracks old and new are sure to make there way into your own crate o’ chunes very soon, and you’ll be glad they did.

Download: Minister – Crystal Ambience (BLAZ Rebirth)

Follow blaz:

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Top 100 Mr. Carmack, Lido, Djemba Djemba, and Sam Gellaitry Tracks of 2014

December 8, 2014 § Leave a comment

Author: Max Mayeri top100 There was only way to one up last year’s Top 50 Mr. Carmack & Djemba Djemba Tracks of 2013, and that was by adding two more equally talented artists to the list. And why not throw another 50 anthems while I’m at it. As many of you know this is the time of year where blogs start doing their Top blah blah albums and singles you’ve heard a million times posts. Well here at NHU I wanted to feature a handful of forward thinkers who are finally taking over the scene. Lido and Sam Gellaitry both caught my attention late in 2013. Lido’s remix of Cashmere Cat’s track “Kiss Kiss” was love at first listen. Then later to discover that he also has a side project for strictly Jersey Club, I couldn’t have been more torqued. He’s now responsible for some of the best remixes all year, such as his flip Disclosure “Latch” and Bastille’s “Bad Blood”. As well as BANKS, ZHU, Alt-JFlight FacilitiesS-TypeRustie, Lilangleboi, Big Sean, Trey SongzBill Withers, The Weeknd, the list goes on and on. Sam on the other hand started showing up in my Soundcloud feed so much that I had no choice but to go troll his entire soundcloud only to discover it was chock full of forward thinking anthems. Everything from “…bruh” to “powder” and “understanding” to “waiting so long”. Even his remixes of Jay-Z, Beyonce, Kayne West, and Pharrell are all mind blowing. Stay tuned for his “Short Stories” EP forthcoming on none other than Soulection. Now back to my roots, Mr. Carmack and Djemba Djemba. The two most forward thinking producers in the world, who have now influenced thousands of upcoming artists in the Hip-Hop instrumental/Trap game. This year Carmack released 3 EP’s, “Dimebag”, Drugs”, and his most recent “Exodus”. Including remixes of Major Lazer, Young Thug, Rich Homie Quan, 50 Cent, Kaaris, Drake, Denzel Curry, Stormae, Robb Banks, and many more. Djemba Djemba on the other hand has been has also been making waves, he’s even nominated for a Grammy this year for a song he produced for Chris Brown. That’s just the tip of the iceberg though, he also produced gems for Alison Wonderland, LIZ, VBAK. But lets not forget the anthems such as his remix of “Core”, collab with London Future “Set Fire To The Room”, and “Valhalla” with RL Grime. I’ve never had a more difficult time deciding a Top 10 before in my 4 years of blogging. Even a Top 20 for that matter. But this years is hands down the best I’ve put together. Enjoy this glorious playlist, and please support the forward thinking movement. B L E S S.

Here’s all 100 tracks in a Soundcloud Playlist. But check them out individually below.

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100: Flight Facilities – Two Bodies feat. Emma Louise (Lido Remix)

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99: Mr. Carmack x Falcons – La Guerra

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98: VBAK – Holy Grail (Prod. by Djemba Djemba)

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97: Mr. Carmack – Thunder break

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96: Mr. Carmack – Spacetravel

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95: Mr. Carmack – 100 Degrees

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94: Mr. Carmack – intrep

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93: Sam Gellaitry – dlar

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92: Lilangelboi – Why I’m Single (Lido Remix) 

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91: Mr. Carmack – dear mama

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90: Lido – Money (Crookers x Lido x STS Remix)

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89: Mr. Carmack – Focused

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88: Mr. Carmack – TOUR FOR DAYS

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87: AWE – Crystals (Djemba Djemba Nightcore Edit)

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86: Mr. Carmack – Forget

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85: Sam Gellaitry – paper

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84: Lido – I Love You, Pt. 2

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83: Pharell – Happy (Mr. Carmack Remix)

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82: Trippy Turtle – Wet

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81: Sam Gellaitry – venus flytrap 

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80: Alison Wonderland – Cold (Prod. by Lido)

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79: Pharrell & Kanye West – Number One (Sam Gellaitry Remix)

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78: Mr. Carmack – lonelyfuckingsamurai

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77: Sam Gellaitry – puppet

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76: Mr. Carmack – TWO DAYS LEFT IN CALIFORNIA (TNGHT – Gooooo Edit)

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75: Sam Gellaitry – snake charmer 

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Sia – Big Girls Cry (ODESZA Remix)

December 5, 2014 § Leave a comment

Big Girls Don't Cry

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“ODESZA’s remix of Sia’s “Big Girls Cry” from her album ‘1000 Forms of Fear’.”

Sia – Big Girls Cry (ODESZA Remix)

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