Ojivolta

If you’re looking for the coolest thing you might see in music today, look no further than duo Ojivolta sharing their official remix of the track ‘Feel It Still’ by Portugal. The Man. Visually, this is an absolute trip with colors spilling and fading out of their shapes, a complete light show, and the pair taking turns switching between sample pads, MIDI drum pads, and a super cool keyboard that seems to let you slide and detune your keys after touching the pads.

Ojivolta is the electronic indie-pop duo based in LA. Musically they’re MPC indie rock — Future funk with drops. Oji, from Pennsylvania, came up on tour and as a producer on GOOD Music projects while Volta, from Puerto Rico, was in the studio shadowing The Neptunes in Miami. The project came together between NY and LA as they focused on translating their studio productions in a live setting. This pursuit pushed them to bridge the gap between instrumental performances and continuous play DJ sets. The live set features custom instruments and software devices such as their blocks box, ROLI rise keyboard and drum pads, which allow them to seamlessly improvise and collaborate with other musicians.

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam

Aadysi

Usually known for festival-sized euphoric pop classics, Galantis threw a bit of a curveball earlier this May with the release of their super stripped-down track “Hunter”. While the original is certainly easy on the ears, Jam Family’s very own Aadysi takes the track to new levels. Starting with some rain & pan flutes that puts you on a Japanese hillside, the track builds big to a mainstage worthy future breakdown with a ringing lead and sweeping synths and crashing drums that are good to the very last drop.

This remix comes as a submission to Galantis’ remix competition for Hunter held through WAVO. You can listen to Aadysi’s previous releases on Jam Family Records here and you can vote for Aadysi and peep the track below:

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Porter Robinson & Madeon - Shelter (Robotaki Remix)

Sometimes, good things just happen to good people. After years of gaining traction with his feel good, pop soaked, dance floor friendly remixes, it felt like a win for everyone when Canadian producer Robotaki was asked to join Porter Robinson & Madeon on the North American leg of their hugely anticipated Shelter tour. After almost countless performances and afterparty sets across multiple continents, the storied project of Porter & Hugo has wrapped up with the last performance ever at this year’s Coachella and Robotaki (real name Preston Chin) has decided to commemorate the moment with a personal remix of the tours namesake track.

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Opening up with the iconic vocal, Robotaki takes the tempo down to an easy “lighters in the air” speed sway and uses the extra space to load the track with fidgeting jazzy synth stabs, heavenly arpeggiator flurries and fat square basses that leaves you no choice but to show your teeth and your dancing feet.

Shelter will always have a special place in my life. Above all the things I learned, it taught me to shamelessly be myself and to pursue something that truly makes me happy without hesitation. It also showed me the richness of music and beauty of friendship.

This remix of Shelter is about capturing all those emotions now that it has come to a close 8 months later.

Thank you to Porter and Hugo, the entire Shelter crew, and all of you for the amazing memories and being a part of this journey.

– Preston

After a string of successful singles, this remix puts a nice cap on what was an incredible 2 years for the Canadian producer and sets the table for what is sure to be a great finish to 2017.

Written by: @randymcrandell | @thatnewjam