Travis Garland‘s return to music with his Fashionably Late series has been more than a pleasant surprise. Out of all of the original ex-NLT members, only Travis and Kevin McHale have had any real success outside of the bands flailing singles. Though Travis has had a few false starts, they’ve all led to his amazing work with the Stereotypes and has allowed for a totally different type of creative process. I’ve gotta admit I’m a huge Danja fan, but Travis has never sounded or been better than he is right now.
In Vol 2 of Travis’ Fashionably Late series the sex is turned up to 20, and of course I’m into it…have you ever heard a song that I wrote… But I digress. HOMEWRECKER is a mid-tempo sex jam that is very reminiscent of the production qualities of Drake‘s Marvin’s Room with the sultry vocals we’ve learned to expect from Mr. Garland, and I’d have it no other way. Unfortunately I missed Travis’ show at SOB’s in NYC because I decided to revisit the condo that housed some of my greatest works I’ve every created to see if I could get some inspiration, but that is a story for later, for now check out HOMEWRECKER below and check out the rest of Fashionably Late 2 here.
And, I’m getting back in to the swing of things, this was one of the many songs I remixed in my crazy college days. I remember the first time I heard Empire of the Sun, and I immediately fell in love, got the album, and put every song on an eternal repeat. Their eponymous debut spawned hits like We are the People, Without You,and of course Walking on a Dream.
I took a different approach on this remix in comparison to other mixes that I’ve done in the past, and this was one of my first steps into dance music.
Well hello there, I know what you’re thinking, “Look who decided to show up.” But before you start throwing shade like a tree on a blistering Summer’s day, I brought gifts!
So this isn’t necessarily new, but it will be new to a ton of you. I actually did this about a year ago. Long story short, NYC has been crazy tough but equally rewarding!
Many of you know my long standing history with Travis and the members of NLT [even if some of them don't know it] so this is just a continuation of a long string of TG remixes you’ll be hearing in the future also check out his brandspankin free new mixtape released earlier today here.
So without further adieu this is my long secret [and lost] EXCLUSIVE remix of Travis Garland & Jojo’s [and Jai Paul's] “Paint”
Once again, sorry about my absence, I use to post daily, now I post every now and again, hopefully that will soon come to an end soon. The reason for all of the none-posting is that almost everything I’ve been working on has been labeled “Top Secret” and if I want to continue working within the industry (which I have been doing quite alot as of late) then I have to play by the rules. Now this is al little rule bending I don’t mind doing. The label sent me the acapella, and didn’t really say anything else, I fell head first for Eva’s vocals on this, and wanted to give it a different vibe. We all know that I typically don’t do Electro House… but it’s not bad for my first real go around.
For those of you who don’t know, Britney Spears is most possibly my biggest career influence. Over the years she’s gotten flack for not being a “singer”, not writing a majority of her hits, and her highly public meltdown. The Britney Spears I prefer to remember is one that is dancing her a$$ off with a Boa around her neck, or the one that chose to take the lead in her career, and do whatever risky things could come to mind; sure alot of it flopped, sure alot of it was corny, cliche, and sometimes even horrible, but still she took that chance. But enough with me being a superfan, she’s got enough money not to really give a sh*t about what anyone is saying at this point, oh and she sang Toxic, possibly one of the best pop songs of the last 20 years (not including ballads). So this is a remix I’ve been sitting on for a while, waiting for the right moment to post it, and in the sake of taking chances I get ready for a new breed of HalfStyle/Britney Mixes… the remixtape isn’t done yet, but it’s coming. Until then, here is my Remix of Inside Out, possible my favorite Britney song of this era, and I turned it… Inside Out… corny, I know… don’t judge me.
So even though I haven’t been releasing all that much music I have been sitting on alot of extra music, and this little gem is no exception I’ve been waiting for Halloween to release this mix, and here it is… Listen enjoy, and don’t drink too much tonight, most of you have work in the morning [I don't though]. Oh and by the way, Natalia just did a show with my boy Wallpaper. and she fxckn kill‘d it.
So as of late, alot of you have noticed that I so rarely post this days, and it’s because I’ve got a new lady in my life, her name is Mollie Jay, and she is my muse. Mollie and I have written and recorded upwards of 15 songs for her upcoming EP, and LP, the first time I’ve truly collaborated this much with one artist. From the fruit of our labor I’d like to share with you the first single from a yet to be titled upcoming project Glass on the Dancefloor; from the very first recording of Glass we both new it was the first single, it was the first song that we finally found our true groove, and she was the first person to write the right song for the track I had provided, so much so that I revamped the entire track around what she wrote.
So I’m no celebrating the fact that my second [Femme Fatale was the first] most anticipated album of the year leaked early [today] (:-/) but Dev‘s The Night The Sun Came Up is something I’ve been waiting on pretty much since I introduced my friends to Like A G6 2(?) years ago. The first time I heard The Cataracs I freaked; they are the perfect combination between Dance Pop and Swagger, and in my opinion there’s nothing better than a pop track with some true swagger, and Dev is that sexy cherry on top of The Cataracs sizzling productions that work best. So I’ve been saving this one for a special occasion, and that special occasion was going to be the official release of the Album, but guess what, it’s Friday, and it’s time for your weekly Freemix so get ready to bump this tonight.
So I’m back, I can’t promise you that I’ll never leave again, but I can say, that I’ll try not to. Rather than wasting time divulging what I’ve been working on, and what’s taken me so long to step back into the remix scene full time, and the perils of being an “Inbetweener” let’s jump straight back into the music.
Due to long time collaborator Wallpaper. releasing the stems for this last night (though they are not the original stems that were sent to the original set of remixers I decided that it would be best to go ahead and post this “bad larry”. There are actually 3 totally different remixes that I did to this song, in this version you will hear something familiar if you’ve been a long time fan… and just so you know… this could have been official if RICKAAAAAAY didn’t send me the stems so late… darn…. and to prove that…