Classically trained pianist, medical doctor and electronic music producer, J-Hamz brings us his 7th release which showcases the winners of his third remix contest with Digital Empire Records, for his original track, “Keep On Lovin’”, featuring lyrics and vocals by Jesse Peters. This release, which follows the success of his recent “I Stack Up Remixes” EP, is a truly international collaborative effort, featuring remixes by producers in Canada, the United States, Germany, Japan, and Russia. The EP has also been selected as a Beatport Staff Pick in the Electro House genre. Some songs are perfect just the way they are, but that doesn’t stop other producers from adding their own twist to the mix. And when producers are invited to enter a remix contest things can really heat up creatively speaking.
On the other hand if you’re a listener who needs to focus, get pumped up, or wind down, with your favorite song, the right remix playlist at the right time has the ability to transform your song, and day, from dull to dope. In addition, quality songs like “Keep On Lovin’” also have the power to help you connect with the moment, and give you all the feels. So if you’re looking for the perfect remixes to carry you from the morning commute to happy hour, check out this awesome 5 track remix playlist of the J-Hamz song.
A wonderful aspect of EDM culture is that the internet has played a major role in the popularity, discovery, and global recognition of new artists and producers. A prime example of which is one of my favorite new EDM artists, J-Hamz, who has seen his star rising during the last couple of years.
Whether he is on collaborative efforts with the likes of Jaculator or running his remix contests, J-Hamz stays innovative and authentic. He fully represents the new way by which producers are making steady headway in the underground industry, not through a record company or marketing team, but through the internet and continuously staying busy and relevant.
There’s no question about it: Remixes have launched electronic music to unprecedented levels of popularity on a global level, with their ability to penetrate diverse genres and subgenres. The key of course is having remixes that seriously count for something.
And here the winners of the “Keep On Lovin’” contest, infuse the original track with diverse flavors and aesthetics which give each cut its own life. First place winner Frowny-Biscuit brings a solid, warm sound that radiates purity while maintaining a straightforward melody.
Chackk’s remix counterpoints its opening bars with a vigorous beat incorporating a mean synth line and a cutting edge drop with a profoundly imaginative twist on the vocals. The route from Jesse’s soulful vocals to Korxi’s acoustic guitar driven remix is infested with busy percussion as well as crackling keys and growling basses.
Yackto’s remix balances on a bouncy bass, shimmering keys and delightful chipmunk harmonies. Re_flected sets the pace, by detonating the sonic bomb and the getting party moving with some truly gut-busting synth and bass elements.
It’s always exciting to hear music at the point of transition when a track transforms itself into something fresh, exciting and new. The original J-Hamz version of “Keep On Lovin’” ft. Jesse Peters forged a bounding momentum that is molded inwards, with all of the music’s energy piling into a focused core of energy that pulses elemental at the track’s musical center and its vocal melody. This 5 track remix set now unfolds the music’s energy outwards towards diverse sounding edges, each possessed of evocative charges and electronic crackles to rival that of the original.
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