As is the case with each member of the Wedidit brethren, Ryan Hemsworth has an uncanny knack for crafting one excellent remix after another. The Canadian producer has been on a flawless run since he debuted his Frank Ocean bootleg last summer and his latest, a take on Rhye’s “Open,” fits neatly into his unblemished record.
To borrow from RMBA- “Actually, this song is too good for an edit. But Ryan Hemsworth pulls it off.” While more or less keeping the heavy-hearted vocals intact, Hemsworth overlays the track with a mixture of warm, luxurious synths, skittering high hats and a strong, palpitating bassline.
Ryan Hemsworth’s latest effort, a rework of Cat Power’s lead single from last year’s Sun, premiered on BBC Radio 1 over the weekend. The Canadian producer, who is just gearing up for a short trip to the EU, has crafted yet another tastefully sedated groove and attributes the opportunity to do so, officially, to his Frank Ocean bootleg from last summer.
Angel Haze spits a sharp, intoxicating verse to introduce the track.
Frank Ocean crafted one of the most striking albums of 2012- to say that his effort has been recognized and praised would be a gross understatement. Channel Orange is one of the most talked about records of the year, so it’s really no surprise that Quentin Tarantino commissioned Ocean to write a song for his latest film, Django Unchained. Unfortunately, the track didn’t make it into the soundtrack and Tarantino released a statement last month, explaining why:
“Frank Ocean wrote a fantastic ballad that was truly lovely and poetic in every way, there just wasn’t a scene for it. I could have thrown it in quickly just to have it, but that’s not why he wrote it and not his intention. So I didn’t want to cheapen his effort. But, the song is fantastic, and when Frank decides to unleash it on the public, they’ll realize it then.”
Frank Ocean posted “Wiseman” on his Tumblr just over a week ago with the tagline “Django was ill without it”.
Since his debut on Wedidit, Canadian producer Ryan Hemsworth has been showing face on an impressive number of remixes for artists such as Grimes, Frank Ocean, and The 1975. For his latest release, Hemsworth touched down on fellow Canadian Black Atlass’ single “Castles,” coating it in a bass-heavy wrap that rests heavy on a hip hop-leaning rhythm. Also, with gratitutde, Hemsworth just recently compiled all of his mixes from the last year into a neat little package, which you can grab right here.
“Sweet LIFE” is the second single to surface from Channel Orange. The album in it’s entirely can be streamed over at Frank’s Tumblr, but you may as well grab the freebies while you listen to the rest. Soulful and nostalgic R&B at it’s finest-
See previously: Frank Ocean | Pyramids
Earlier this evening, Christopher Breaux, (a.k.a Frank Ocean,) released his full-length studio album, titled, Channel Orange. The hour-long serenade features accompaniment from the likes of: Earl Sweatshirt, John Mayer, and André 3000; a tasteful cast of talent to say the least.
The eclectic Frank Ocean possesses profound beauty in his talents.
02. Thinkin Bout You
04. Sierra Leone
05. Sweet Life
06. Not Just Money
07. Super Rich Kids (feat. Earl Sweatshirt)
08. Pilot Jones
09. Crack Rock
12. White (feat. John Mayer)
14. Bad Religion
15. Pink Matter (feat. André 3000)
16. Forrest Gump
Frank Ocean returns to the spotlight with a preview of his forthcoming debut LP, set to be released on July 17th via Def Jam. “Pyramids,” the lead single, is a 10-minute R&B voyage which showcases that characteristic fluid croon we’ve come to know and love, as well as the dynamics we can expect to hear on the upcoming record, Channel Orange.
Download || Pyramids – Frank Ocean
Frank Ocean runs us through the arithmetic of romance with punchy synths and his hallmark falsetto; yet another throw away tune from his healthy stash of unreleased material.
Download || Math – Frank Ocean [r&b]