Music of the Week 9/30/16!
by Bradley Loiederman

Happy Friday everyone, and welcome to another rendition of SIMShows’ Music of the Week! It’s been quite a while since we’ve done one of these, but no time like the present to start it back up. We’ll start off this week by bringing you down a sea of melody with one of my personal favorite “Alone” remixes. Following that, we will get a little grimier and bring an old-sounding trippy dub track that’s sure to give you goosebumps. And finally, we will end this week with a future pop remix that’s sure to boost your energy to the roof. Let’s get started!

The first track of this week is the Speaker of the House remix of “Alone” by Marshmello. “Alone” has easily become one of the biggest tracks of 2016, but this remix really enhances the emotion with it’s down tempo waves and highlighted melodic synths. It also turns what is a choppy drop in the original into a smooth transition where, although you can totally tell it’s the drop, it feels like a natural incline rather than a quick jump. And my favorite part about this track is the fact that Speaker of the House usually focuses on deep house; this remix clearly shows that this young producer has a lot more up his sleeve than what we’ve seen so far. Although his show with Marshmello is sold out, you can still win tickets; just keep an eye on our Facebook for chances to win!

Continuing on is a dark, trippy dub track from the infamous Mr. Bill and ill.Gates titled “Slumberless”. This track is seriously one of the best Halloween-esque tracks I’ve heard all season: the muffled vocals, record and chalkboard scratch samples, and minute synths all create an eerie vibe that makes you both cringe and dance. This is also an extremely new sound for these artists, both of which usually lean more towards the heavier side of the spectrum. Seriously guys, “Slumberless” is such a perfect track for this time of the season, so make sure you check it out!

And last but not least, we say hello to out buddy Kap Slap and check out his remix of Rozes’ “Burn Wild”. Living with the theme of branching from an artist’s norm this week, this Kap Slap remix is definitely far away from his usual progressive house roots: the drop has significant bass peaks and dips, the synth waves are sharp and fast with heavy melody thrown in them, and the beat line is pretty subdued compared to the other elements of the track. And the best part of the track? The double drop in the beginning! You’re gonna have to give a listen and check it out, and make sure to catch Kap Slap at Rev tonight!