Wassup dirty dancers?! After a pretty nutty weekend, here are some fist-pumping new jams from all corners of the globe to start your week afresh. First up, Miles Sherman an LA-based New Yorker playing under the guise of Avedon has just dropped a storming remix of Soul II Soul classic ‘Back To Life’. I’ve never really bought into the Dutch House thing, but with more tracks like this, I’d be willing to change my stance. Big builds and 90s nostalgia meets some Bart Bmore-esque synths. Banging tune:
Soulwax‘s longtime support act Paul Chambers is dropping his ‘Yeah, Techno!’ EP this week on Erol Alkan‘s Phantasy label, featuring b-sides from Soulwax and Beataucue. Soulwax provide the standout remix on the EP, the Belgians laying down their trademark heavy synths over an already heavy-ish track.
• Paul Chambers – Yeah, Techno! (Soulwax mix) (link removed by request)
From one banger to the next: In April, Herve announced via twitter that he and Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim were planning a collab, the result of which is set for release in two parts via Cook’s legendary Skint label. The EP entitled ‘Machines Can Do The Work’ will feature remixes from Herve under his pseudonym Action Man, as well as Joris Voorn, Modeselektor and Reset!.
You can get your mits on the full first half of the EP via Beatport.
Moving on to something a little more mellow…
Originally from Zimbabwe and now residing in Hackney, North-East London, Tinashe has been kicking up a lot of heat with his shows in and around London lately, pushing a soulful disco and afrobeat sound. Tinashe’s ‘Zambezi’ EP is set to drop at the end of June via Mango Recordings and the label were kind enough to send over MJ Cole‘s fresh new remix of Tinashe’s forthcoming single:
Dubwise, I’ve been bigging up Breakage for some time now, and this latest effort fails to disappoint; transforming R&B songstress Melanie Fiona‘s ‘It Kills Me’ into one of the most catchy UK Garage tracks I’ve heard in 2010.