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Vanic X Zella Day – Hypnotic

When’s the last time you listened to a song and were immediately hooked? Well this might be the next. There’s something captivating Zella Day’s voice and the echoey horn-infusions of Vanic’s production. As if to prove a point, the song comes to a energetic tease at :53 and just builds from there, until we hover until the explosion at 1:41.

There have been several occasions lately where I’ve listened to this song on repeat to keep up my momentum. One time was in the gym after not being there a while. It was right after Christmas and I was trying to burn off the hangover. Bad idea first of all, but this song helped me push through the pain. It helped me put a little bit more aggression into the punching bag. It urged me to do one more pull up. Isn’t that crazy? Artists I didn’t know existed until a couple weeks ago, living in a cities thousands of miles away from me, somehow transferred energy to me, and now I’m passing it onto you in hopes that it will have the same positive effect; in some way or another.

Next time you’re having trouble grasping that motivation from within, blast this and drown the rest of the world out. Power through! To me, it’s something special and I foresee it being on my iPods’s “Top 25 Most Played” fairly soon. Enjoy!

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Frank Ocean – Thinkin Bout You (Ryan Hemsworth Bootleg)

Do you not think so far ahead?

‘Cause I’ve been thinkin bout forever.

No, I don’t like you, I just thought you were cool enough to kick it.

Got a beach house I could sell you in Idaho since you think I don’t think I love you

I just thought you were cute, that’s why I kissed you.”

Welcome to Thursday. For some it’s the beginning of the weekend and for others it’s that tease of a day before 5 PM on Friday. Either way, we’re all pretty much thinking about the weekend. What am I going to do? Are there any good parties? Maybe I should just stay in and keep it chill. Whatever. You do you! No matter what you feel like doing, keep Frank Ocean at your disposal. Today we’re bringing back a summer track that’s just as fresh as it was back in July when we brought you the spellbinding original.

Ryan Hemsworth, the Canadian producer/writer/blogger has put his touch on Ocean’s opus and it’s simply bliss on this Thursday.  Listening to both the original and Hemsworth’s versions, I’ve found little difference between the two. That, however, was just a surface observation. Listening to the track a second, third, and then fourth time I heard all the nuances that makes Hemsworth a producer to keep your eyes on (aside from his pretty looks). He takes the original R&B inflections and transforms them into an atmospheric bump that goes down smooth in the ears as it levitates the sonic senses. Listen closely and you’ll hear muted keyboard chords bouncing in the background while an 808 bumps through a white-noise filter and space-age synths. Ocean’s voice melts into the production. Hemsworth compliments him by tracing his vocal steps with a production that follows the melody.

This track’s got me thinking about the nature of remixes. I, for one, am an avid hunter for the next best remix. I often hear a song and think, “Imagine the remixes that’ll come from this track!” Yet, with Frank Ocean I never thought that and when I saw that some existed I grew a little cynical. Is nothing sacred anymore? Hemsworth, however, has proved that a track can be remixed and still maintain the original’s integrity. There isn’t a competition of whose version is better. Each are the Frank Ocean we brought you in July, but today we bring you Frank Ocean in space.

Get up, get down, chill, grind, escape, whatever to this track. It’s hypnotic beat is enough to induce a mid-day trance that’ll tie you over for the next 48 hours.

Frank Ocean – Thinkin Bout You (Ryan Hemsworth Bootleg)