EDM.com Presents: The House Brew, Vol. 13

“Grapevine” - Lane 8 feat. Elderbrook

Elderbrook’s tender vocals float gently above Lane 8’s bustling instrumentation on “Grapevine.”

The song’s sentimental character is a result of a personal backstory.

“Back when I was living in San Francisco after college, I used to regularly take road trips down to LA to visit friends (and usually go to a lot of raves),” Lane 8 wrote on Instagram. “I had a good job but I felt unfulfilled, and those trips came to provide meaning to my life as I started to figure out my purpose. part of the drive to LA is the infamous grapevine, which is where the chorus and title of this song come from. Whatever was going on in my life at that moment, passing through the grapevine was a time to process the past, regrets and disappointment, but also a moment where excitement about the future would really start to kick in. It’s a bittersweet kind of feeling that I tried to channel into the production of this song as well.”

“Always” (Monkey Safari Remix) - RÜFÜS DU SOL

As any stand-out remix should, Monkey Safari's take on “Always” keeps just enough elements of the original, like the drum rhythm and moody chords, but accentuates them with something fresh and unexpected.

For Monkey Safari, that means trading the verse-chorus song structure of the original for a slow-burning melodic house progression, keeping the vocals—a critical piece of the RÜFÜS DU SOL sound—at bay for over half the remix’s length. Instead, a blissful blend of twinkling synths, warm drums, and fleeting whispers dominates the soundscape.

“Control” - Landau, BRK (BR)

While whistles tend to sound trite in music, when they’re distorted, softened and arranged alongside a bevy of whirring mechanical sounds, it makes for an energizing listen. “Control” is a prime example of this creative control.

“Molly & Sally” (Adam Ten & Mita Gami Remix) - Yulia Niko ft. Coro Coro

Adam Ten and Mita Gami add a “psychedelic, minimal touch” to Yulia Niko’s “Molly & Sally.” Crisp kicks, bending tribal drums and ominous bass power the remix.

“Do You Hear Me” - Pavel Petrov, Rafael Cerato

Introspective musings weaved within a frenetic soundscape bring “Do You Hear Me” to life, a thundering track sure to ignite the dancefloor.

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