has to be one of the most original musical archives available. Recently there's been a lot of buzz surrounding this radio station/playlist hybrid, and for good reason as its offerings are beyond brilliant. Gone are the days of spending hours digging through shady websites or bribing your hipster neighbor to give you his dank and obscure playlist in exchange for sexual favors. Thanks to the German-based blogger known to the internet as "Nick" we can now get the creme de la creme of pop, rock, hip-hop, and neo-soul remixes within the safety and comfort of our beloved YouTube. No viruses. No STDs. No problems. But wait...just when you think it can't get any better...IT ACTUALLY DOES! Majestic Casual not only has its musical offerings on point, but the musical messiah (Nick) uses compelling visual aids to keep us engaged. And just to clarify, by "compelling visual aids", we mean he basically raided Tumbler and found every picture of a hot chick and/or sexually charged image and set it as the visual backdrop for his musical selections. Since 2011, we have been graced with this gem of musical pleasure and though there have been many copy-cats, we must tip our hats to the original. So majestic...and oh so casual indeed.
I know some of you reading this that have been well acquainted with MC may be rolling your eyes incessantly pondering the inherent mediocrity and redundancy of the "remix", and if you haven't caught on to social evolution yet...nothing says un-cool like something that was once cool suddenly going mainstream. Underneath all of the trendy stigma bullshit, however, Majestic Casual is at its essence doing what the music itself has the power to do—build community. I think as music lovers we can all agree that sharing your likes and dislikes with others is amazingly cathartic and thanks to MC we have yet another platform to uncover, share, and connect. Check some of our favorites from MC below.
1. Solange - "Losing You" (Cyril Hahn Remix)
This was a great song to begin with; Solange effortlessly channeled the classic and nostalgic sound of The Superemes and other artists of that era. Pair that with Cyril Hahn's ability to turn just about anything into pure remixed gold and we have some seriously good vibes.
2. Usher - "Climax" (Figgy Remix)
I wouldn't call myself an Usher fan by any means, but this version of the largely popular song "Climax" expertly highlights the inherent strengths already present in the song with a few orgasmic embellishments thrown in. The result? A sensual and sexy auditory experience.
3. Disclosure - "Latch" ft. Sam Smith
The beauty of the electronic music duo known as Disclosure is perhaps in the fact that everything they create is such richly layered electronic that it can basically fall into the remix category from the get go. Sam Smith's sexy vocals simply take it to the next level.
4. Bon Iver - "Calgary" (Maths Time Joy Remix)
Yes...even Justin Vernon's cerebral folk can be remixed into psychedelic bliss.
5. Justin Timberlake - "My Love" (Bear//Face Remix)
On a scale from 0 to Bizarre, this track comes in at about an 8. It's so strange and yet the song itself is so familiar. Whether you love it or hate it, it's unique and definitely worth a listen.
6. BANKS - "Warm Water" (Snakehips Remix)
It's easy to understand why this remix has become even more popular than the already solid original. Again we have an example of a remix that enhances the strong musical elements already present in the track.
7. HAIM - "Don't Save Me" (Cyril Hahn Remix)
The original was great. This remix is great. All is well.
8. Darius - "Hot Hands"
The beat and melody of this track are beyond satisfying.
9. Delilah - "Inside My Love" (Redlight Remix)
For those of you that aren't familiar with deep house as a music genre, I can't think of a better remix as an introduction. From the soulful vocals to the smooth jazz influences, mixes like this make us weak in the knees.
10. Fleetwood Mac - "Dreams" (Gigamesh Edit)
Who doesn't have a soft spot for Fleetwood Mac? Mixing some old with the new never hurt anyone. Enjoy it.