By Jacob Zimmer
We love: Everything (but especially Tracks 3, 12, & 14)
For fans of: Cashmere Cat & Trippy Turtle
Superstar producer, Lido, may have just broken the Internet by releasing free downloads of his entire 2014 remix catalog. In the world of SoundCloud and electronic music, this is the equivalent of Beyonce's surprise album drop in 2013.
I first heard Lido when Cashmere Cat tweeted a link to download his remix of "Latch" by Disclosure, which had been removed from SoundCloud for copyright violation. Fans could email an address created specifically for the circumstance to get a download of the track which had effectively vanished from the Internet. The track was amazing and I thought that any artist who would go through that much trouble to get music to his fans was worth checking out.
Remixes of Yung Lean, Justin Timberlake, and S-Type greeted my ears when I checked his SoundCloud. I would later learn that Lido thinks that remixing a song is the greatest tribute one artist can pay to another, and I watched and listened as his tributes grew throughout the year: remixes of Bastille, Banks, and Zhu were released over the course of 2014, followed by remixes of MØ, The Weeknd, and Alt-J and so many more.
Lido dominated the remix game in 2014 and the only sorrow was that almost none of his tracks were ever available for download. Well, there is no more reason for sorrow- Lido has released his entire catalog of 2014 remixes for FREE on his website Lidogotsongs.com. Simply visit the site, play the four piano notes (Lido's signature tag- his equivalent of "muzzahd on dah beet, hoe!"), and enjoy your download of a zip file simply titled, "2014 <3", which includes all the above-mentioned tracks and more.
Lido also released an EP titled I Love You, an official remix EP title I Love You Too, and an unofficial remix EP titled, "I Love You Too (The Remixtape)" in 2014. He also made his Diplo & Friends premier with an hour long mix for the BBC radio show. Stream his Diplo & Friends mix and the latest tracks from his SoundCloud below and GO DOWNLOAD HIS GIFT TO THE INTERNET!