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Artist Remixed – The Weeknd

There are thousands of popular artists out there today, creating new singles all the time. With the increase in bedroom producers, though, the ability to simply download a whole studio that you can use right on your lap has made original songs more scarce. Now it seems that you’re finding tens of thousands of remixes by artists with more and more ludicrous names, leaving you wondering, “Viking Sword Bro- what?” This weekly segment will bring you the popular remixes and the never heard of “Viking Sword Brothers” remixes of a (common) artist’s singles. From all these bedroom producers we are seeing one thing, and that is absolutely fantastic, manipulated, warped remixes.

Coming back from a summer filled with festivals, drugs, thugs and girls — Artist Remixed is in full swing to bring you your favourite artists and the endless bounty of remixes out there. This week Earmilk features The Weeknd with his smooth vocals and heavy, hypnotizing melodies.

FEEL GOOD REMIXES

Starting off this week we have some feel good remixes. The term “feel good remixes” I use lightly since any style of music can make that certain person really ‘feel good’. I’ve narrowed it down more to an uplifting beat with smooth melodies and soft transitions. It just so happens that Chi Duly’s remixes both happen to have an energetic feel. I found Chi’s remix of “The Party” has more of a ‘energetic feel’ but Chi’s remix of “Coming Down” is softer with calmer kicks and a gentle beat. 

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Download: The Weeknd – The Party (feat. Silver Medallion) (Chi Duly Remix)

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Download: The Weeknd – Coming Down (Chi Duly Remix)

ALTERNATIVE REMIXES

 For alternative remixes I tried to keep it constrained to softer, beat orientated remixes that flow with ease over the The Weeknd’s vocals. Heartbreak puts an ambient spin on both tracks while Baers is very glitchy yet still works often with the synth from the original and a eerie beat. 

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Download: The Weeknd – Rolling Stone (Heartbreak Remix)

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Download: The Weeknd – Thursday (Heartbreak Remix)

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Download: The Weeknd – Rolling Stone (Baers Remix)

CHILL OUT REMIXES

 The chill out remix section is perfect for any last-minute summer days on the beach. Get Loose’s remix seems to be made just for that, its melodic beat slowly draws you into an edited jumble of the vocals from the original, “Birthday Suit”. What really stuck out to me with this remix is the choppy yet amazing work that Get Loose does with the vocals. Vin Sol and Charles McCloud make “What You Need” turn from a RnB hit to a stunning ambient mix of high kicks and washing synths. Heartbreak’s third remix has more of a relaxed vibe using a piano riff to create that euphoric entrance. Sango’s remix is, similar to Vin Sol and Charles McClouds, a very ambient track that has similar high kicks.

 

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Download: The Weeknd – Birthday Suit (Get Loose Remix)

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Download: The Weeknd – What You Need (Vin Sol and Charles McCloud Remix)

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Download: The Weeknd – Gone (Heartbreak Remix)

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Download: The Weeknd – The Fall (Sango Remix)

FUTURE BASS REMIXES

 By future bass remixes some might say ambient bass or dream bass is a more appropriate title but I think “future bass” does enough justice for these soft yet eerily dark remixes. Sango’s remix of “The Morning” is one of my favourites on the list, after mixing and tweaking the vocals Sango still manages to create a dark soundscape. MUTE’s remix is less ambient but still has a deep bass and aggressive kick. Shlohmo’s remix is a perfect mix of ambient waves combined with gentle beats and distorted bass, on top of all, with the Weeknd’s lyrics to create a strange yet unwinding remix. Dolor’s remix is full of ambient bass and heavy punches. 

 

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Download: The Weeknd – The Morning (Sango Remix)

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Download: The Weeknd – House of Balloons (MUTE Remix)

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Download: Drake feat. The Weeknd – Crew Love (Shlohmo Remix)

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Download: The Weeknd – The Morning (Dolor Remix)

DUBSTEP REMIXES

 The sheer amount of dubstep remixes forced my hand into splitting this section in two (with no particular order). Love Thy Brothers remix was first premiered on Earmilk, to which it was a huge success. The subtle vocals mixed with Love Thy Brothers energetic spin make this remix one of the highlights. SPL’s remix is hectic and has a gruesome bassline that comes in and shakes the original “Wicked Games”. Paper Diamond takes the original ambient track and speeds it up and adds a handful of bass.  Tate la Rock and Troublemaker’s remix was unqiue in the way that they combine their wobble with the Weeknd’s lyrics and entwine the two to make an amazing masterpiece. 

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Download: Drake feat. The Weeknd – Crew Love (Love Thy Brother Remix)

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Download: The Weeknd – Wicked Games (SPL Bootleg)

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Download: The Weeknd – Same Old Song (Paper Diamond Remix)

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Download: The Weeknd – Rolling Stone (Tate La Rock And Troublemaker Remix)

“High for This” is arguably one of the Weeknd’s most famous songs; Flufftronix does it enough justice with heavy bass and shaking chords that go shockingly smooth with the beat. Downpour’s remix on the other hand is a faster pace remix that models the same style of working side by side with the lyrics with just the right amount of wobble. The Weeknd’s take on the classic “Dirty Diana” by Micheal Jackson, is enough of a treat on it’s on. Sovereign Sect takes the Weeknd’s cover of “Dirty Diana” and turns it into a hellish soundscape that has high kicks and scattered bass thrown everywhere. Drugula’s take on “The Birds” was the only remix I could find of “The Birds” which comes heavy and hits harder than Mike Tyson. Mr. Larsson’s remix wraps things up with a glitch-hop remix that has just enough deep bass to throw it in the dubstep section. 

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Download: The Weeknd – High For This (Flufftronix Remix)

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Download: The Weeknd – High For This (Downpour Remix)

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Download: The Weeknd – D.D. (Sovereign Sect Remix)

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Download: The Weeknd – The Birds Part 1 (Drugula Remix)

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Download: The Weeknd – Rolling Stone (Mr. Larsson Remix)

ELECTRO REMIXES

Das Heat starts off our electro list with a light sounding spin on “The Party and the After Party”. Count Ninjula’s remix is a happier yet fiery take on “The Morning”. Using a deep kick and bouncy synths, Count Ninjula manages to make this track something new and exciting. Next with “House of Ballons” we have Nadastrom’s remix that is high energy while using a washing screeching synth to play along with the lyrics. Last but not least, No Big Deal’s gratifying remix of “Rolling Stone”. No Big Deal has constantly impressed me with everything they release and this remix is no exception, using the vocals and building off the original rhythm they manage to create an energetic beat with a smooth synth layered on top.

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Download: The Weeknd – The Party & The After Party (Das Heat Remix)

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Download: The Weeknd – The Morning (Count Ninjula Remix)

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Download: The Weeknd – House of Balloons (Nadastrom Edit)

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Download: The Weeknd – Rolling Stone (No Big Deal Remix)

PROGRESSIVE HOUSE REMIXES

 Chi Duly’s remix has an uplifting electronic build as it moves from The Weeknd’s soft vocals to a progressive lift with a catchy beat. 

 

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Download: The Weeknd – Echoes of Silence (Chi Duly Remix)

MASHUPS 

 Gizzle’s mashup of “Trust Issues” is a combination of Drakes original and The Weeknd’s own remix, the two seem to have been made for each other since together both lyrics flow so well together. A JAYBeatz mashup is another amazing mix of Frank Ocean, Jhene Aiko and the The Weeknd.  Faded Too Long’s Mashup takes Andre’ 3000’s lyrics and smoothly slows them down and covers them over the beat of The Weeknd’s “The Ride”.

 

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Download: The Weeknd – Trust Issues (Gizzle Mashup)

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Download: The Weeknd – Runaway (A JAYBeatz Mashup)

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Download: The Weeknd – The Ride (Faded Too Long Mashup)

OVERALL FAVOURITE REMIX

 My overall favourite remix is Cralias’s remix of “The Morning”. This remix absolutely destroys the original leaving a high energy, chopped and screwed, remix in its place. What really stuck out to my about this remix is how Cralias took the soft RnB track and turned it into a happier remix that’s full of high snares and heavy kicks. But my overall favourite thing about this remix is how Cralias uses the vocals from the original to work so well with the new beat. By simply tweaking the lyrics a little and looping them at just the right points to match the beat he has added so much more. Great work Cralias, enjoy. 

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Download: The Weeknd – The Morning (Cralias Remix)

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  • forgot this version
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-x1HDFCHT0

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    yvbjn h September 5, 2012 6:12 PM Reply
  • tfw no ellie goulding remix

    betterwriter September 5, 2012 6:24 PM Reply
    • lol – it’s a artist remixed – the weeknd. Not a Artist Remixed – Ellie Goulding, come on man, use your head when it comes to this type of stuff!

      Dranoel September 5, 2012 7:43 PM Reply
      • Ellie Goulding did a cover High For This with unique production you stupid cracker

        fuckdranoel September 5, 2012 8:33 PM Reply
        • I obviously am aware Ellie Goulding did a cover, but the point is to stick strictly to remixes of the The Weeknd, sure there are a ton of awesome remixes of her cover out there and I thought about featuring one but it’s called “Artist Remixed – THE WEEKND” for a reason, NOT, “Artist Remixed – The Weeknd (ELLIE GOULDING COVERS)”
          get your shit together before you come in here bambling on like an idiot.

          Dranoel September 5, 2012 10:20 PM Reply
  • Great collection. Here´s another dope remix from Scyentist. He killed it!

    The Weeknd – What You Need (Scyentist Remix)

    http://soundcloud.com/scyentist/the-weeknd-what-you-need

    Jesse Owens September 5, 2012 6:24 PM Reply
  • The Weeknd – What You Need (Scyentist Remix)

    Jesse Owens September 5, 2012 6:26 PM Reply
  • apparently charles mccloud is one half of 5kinAndBone5

    random September 5, 2012 7:34 PM Reply
  • vin sol……that guy…..not a bad track though……..but only god can judge him!

    John Pieretti September 5, 2012 8:55 PM Reply
  • You should add gemini’s cover purpley-bassy of Crew Love: http://soundcloud.com/thisisgemini/gemini-crew-love

    hopeimanon September 5, 2012 9:03 PM Reply
  • At first I was like ‘who the fuck is this Alex guy and where’s Dranoel,’ then I realized Dranoel is just Leonard backwards. That’s sick as fuck. And a quality post as always

    Culcasi September 6, 2012 12:28 AM Reply
    • hahaha, the truth of my name comes out! Thanks dude. Appreciate the kind words!

      Dranoel September 9, 2012 7:23 PM Reply
  • Have you not listen to the dolor remixes….
    The Morning and Gone (Dolor remix)

    SoLTharealRocknRollaKray September 6, 2012 3:07 AM Reply
  • worst bunch of songs, leave the weeknd be…doesnt need shit ass deejays fuckin up his shit

    Luko September 8, 2012 4:10 AM Reply
  • how about whipping up a mixtape of these songs

    emd2009 September 8, 2012 3:07 PM Reply
  • Slightly disappointing that these weren’t all put into one download file.

    KVNucas September 10, 2012 12:27 AM Reply
  • Forgot that Love & Hate remix by David Heartbreak. It’s freaking good. Awesome post regardless. http://soundcloud.com/david-heartbreak/love-hate-heartbreak

    Robert Almeida October 3, 2012 2:14 AM Reply
  • This is the best chilled remix around:

    Jonno Bugg December 2, 2012 5:34 PM Reply
  • i honestly think u should leave the weeknd’s music as it is, all these remixes kinda messed them up.

    BaZzboutToSpaZ December 27, 2012 4:26 AM Reply
  • absolutely destroys the original? what crack are you on?

    sorin February 22, 2013 11:30 AM Reply
  • Some of you guys need help. these are some of the dopest remix! period. Great post!

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    Funny Doe April 5, 2013 2:32 PM Reply
  • these mixes were great ! should definitely update !

    Mamurfts November 13, 2013 6:06 AM Reply

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