We’ve actually been waiting a lifetime for someone to do a decent reMix of The Clash’s 1982 anthem Rock The Casbah. One that respects the original and feeds into it’s groove, whilst layering it in synthesizer goodness. Well Canadian producer Wolf Saga has come pretty close. In lieu of his début proper EP, which is coming soon, he’s released this reMix. A brave attempt and one which, for the most part, he pulls off with style.
Imagine, if you will, a heady combination of Piano House, ElectroPop and Electro-House all mixed up with The Clash’s Funk-Punk and a touch of Dreamwave in the breakdown Nah, we couldn’t have imagined it either. So we’re pretty glad that Wold Saga imagined it for us, because he’s done a band up job in translating Rock The Casbah from epic Punk anthem to epic Dancefloor anthem. Same rush of energy, same thrills, but with warbling synths and a floorfilling beat this time around. Grab this for your weekend.
Canadian producer Wolf Saga just can’t keep his hands off of Iggy Azalea’s tune, can he? Thankfully it’s to all our benefit as his obvious love for the source material allows him to create these amazing ElectroPop, SynthWave, Hip Hop mashups that just work. We have no idea how they work, but the just do.
So, who’d have thought some lush 80’s synths, Dreamwave beats and sparking leads would have married up perfectly with Iggy’s dirty south flow? No-one? Well Wolf Saga does and for the second time, this time with Bounce, he delivers swirling, nostalgic synths and a steady retro groove that is so intertwined with the vocals that, again, it;s hard to imagine they weren’t always supposed to be line this. More upbeat than his previous Iggy mix, Work, Wolf Saga’s take on Bounce is a summer afternoon hit.
So, we’ve been a little weary of posting any of the myriad reMixes of tracks from Daft Punk’s awesome new album Random Access Memories. There’s a squillion of them out there, every producer and his dog wants in on the action, to ride the tailcoats of hype, and they run the gauntlet from ‘better than the original’ to ‘OGM just stop trying to be a musician right now’. ‘Cos there’s so many posting about them would be like opening floodgates we really haven’t got time for.
Here’s the latest blissed out slice of hazy synth gold from Canada’s Wolf Saga. Increasingly featuring his vocals in his tunes seems to have allowed Mr. Saga to express himself in a much fuller way. This particular tune, Always With Me, sees the Wolfman working though some issues of peeps growing apart. and getting Chillwavey with it too.
And while he’s working otu some issues, Wolf Saga is going to deliver a big, bombastic, Indie-Electro tune that full of swirling synths and heart. It’s a sweet introspective song, with a sound that’s largest that it would at first suggest. From the growling synth bass to the sparking chimes, the track fills the speakers in a way you don’t often expect from quaint Indie-Electro. Wolf Saga is going from strength to strength, we can’t wait to see what he comes up with next.
Here’s Our Time, Canadian Chilly ElectroPopper Wolf Saga’s self-proclaimed summer anthem, and man is it summery! It;s probably Wolf Sags most upbeat tune to day, and not only is it full of sunshine goodness, but also sees the man picking up the mic alongside the keyboard. Sit back, relax, and enjoy.
Prepare for some blissful, laid back vibes with Our Time, as wolf Saga takes the first half of the track to ease you into some nothing-but-good-times SynthPop. Bouncy and quirky, the synths dance around the tune, playfully trailing their melodies when they do as the man himself gently croons summertime advice. About mid-way in the track the solo kicks in, and it’s such a soaring, epic, slice of synthesizer love that the tune takes on a whole new, cosmic, groove. This one’s for fun in the sun.
Sometimes reMixes are all the same. A Nu-Disco producer reMixing a Nu-Disco producer, you can guess what the results are. But sometimes a cross genre reMix comes along when the reMixing producer completely makes the song their own and take it in directions that are miles away from where it started, yet sound like it was always meant to be. Catch a listen to Canadian Chillwaver Wolf Saga’s reMix of Iggy Azalea current single, Work, and see what we mean.
How this works we’re not sure, but it does, perfectly. Work now sounds like it was always supposed to be an epic 80s synth Power Ballad and Iggy’s flow doesn’t, in the slightest, feel lout of place there. Lyrically Work is quite a story, and Wolf Saga teases a real emotional resonance out of it with layers of cinematic synths and pulsating bass notes. We can’t understate how much this reMix surprisingly works, so well, you can;t help but be drawn into it.
Canadian synth head Wolf Saga is definitely becoming a big blip on our radar. He caught out eye (or is that ear?) last month with his track Reign At Night, a rapturous synthesizer opus. In-between producing wondrous original tunes Wolf Saga has indulged his love of recording cover versions with this new tune, as he performs Frank Ocean’s Thinkin’ ‘Bout You.
Wolf Saga, once again, treats us to waves of rich synths tempered with an R&B flavour. There’s something about the sound pallet Wolf Saga uses, the tones of his sounds, that is just pleasing to the ear. On Thinkin’ ‘Bout You he uses them to the fullest, blending them with his understated voice to create something laid back and shimmering. Pure blissful vibes here.
Wolf Saga is a Canadian artist whos been hovering around out radar for a while now. Producing some seriously epic ElectroPop with a mix of SynthWave, Chillwave and Indie-Electro flavours, Wolf Saga really knows his way around a synth. He’s just released a new single, Reign At Night with all the vocoding and soaring solos you could want in a track.
Reign At Night drops you into a moody, storm filled, soundscape, punctuated by a raindrop arpeggio before delivering a rich SynthPop track loaded with 80s references without actually being an 80s pastiche. Heavy chords and brooding vocals soon give way to a vocoded refrain and a blissful, sweeping synth solo that. Reign At Night is a truly encompassing experience that sucks you in and ever have a little Disco groove in there too. The sound of the future.
We first featured Malaysian outfit Stellar Dreams’ brooding SynthWave epic Nightvoidmid last year. Not the track is getting a full single release via Keiz beats with a host of complimentary reMixes. Daryl and Wolf Saga step up for mix duties while the original is put in prime position as the standout of the package.
As we mentioned last time, Nightvoid is an atmospheric, evocative, retro piece. A marching post-Italo epic, multi layers with vintage synth sounds compounded into a soulful opus by Dana Jean Phoenix’s big, authentically 80s, vocals. Belgian Daryl delivers a groovy, jackin’, warehouse version of the track. The vocals in this mix are slightly pitched up. I know! Pitched up! Breaking the now tedious cliché of pitching down vocals for Chicago House track, Daryl flies in the face of convention on turns in an energetic House anthem. Wolf Saga takes a different approach, making his version of Nightvoid a deep unrelenting, SynthWave mix with powerful drums and upping the atmospherics even more. Finally, a solid release for this awesome tune.
♫ Stellar Dreams (Feat. Dana Jean Phoenix) – Nightvoid (Original Mix)
♫ Stellar Dreams (Feat. Dana Jean Phoenix) – Nightvoid (Daryl reMix)