Whether he’s dropping down the bpm on a broken beat/Hip Hop remix or he’s amping things up on a power House remix, Pat Lok always keeps his listeners on their toes. And here again that diversity shines through on his latest remix of the song “Trigger” by New York-by-way-of-Istanbul songwriter Sirma. Pat Lok’s exquisite remix is filled with plenty of deep bass & driving piano licks to get you moving on the dance floor but also filled with enough sensuality & elegance to get you lost out on that same dance floor. Time to get lost…
As a kid, I grew up on hair metal, so when I heard that ROOM8 did a cover of Cinderella’s 1986 ballad “Nobody’s Fool”, excitement (and curiosity) levels were high. ROOM8 did not disappoint with their daring remix featuring the stylish vocals of Jesika Miller and much welcomed guitar work of Giorgio Moroder guitarist Richie Zito. The collaboration hits on all levels, taking the glam rock classic & turning it into a modern piece of sci-fi electrofunk that Mr. Moroder himself would be damn proud of.
BONUS – ORIGINAL FROM 1986:
Oh hello there, Los Angeles. This Thursday, August 14th, Kitsuné and MATTE Projects bring you a Kitsuné Club Night at the one and only Sound in LA. The evening will include the RnB soulful sounds of Brenmar, deep vibes of Lane 8 plus Henry Krinkle and GDD homie Kedd Cook. It’s going to be a good one and we’ve got a free pair of tickets just for you!
All you have to do to win:
• Tweet to @gottadancedirty
• Tell us you want to go to Kitsuné Club Night on Thursday, 8/14
• Hashtag #kitsunetour
One winner will be chosen at random on Thursday afternoon for a pair of free tickets to the show.
GOOD LUCK – FIRE AWAY!
Ticket link: https://kitsunesoundla.splashthat.com/
Auxiliary tha Masterfader’s new remix of “Hey Baby” by That Girl With Dark Eyes is modern Electrofunk with a throwback feel, harking back to the Sheila E./Prince glory days (although the backing male vocal seems more The Revolution than Prince). The remix collaboration of Dutch producer Auxiliary tha Masterfader and San Francisco producer That Girl With Dark Eyes came to fruition after the pair bonded over a love of analog equipment. This intercontinental love fest proves that funk knows no boundaries. Oh hey baby…
It’s another tight & crispy dark raver from our man Clancy on his remix of “Float Away” by Yousef and The Angel. Nobody does a big, deep, rumbling bass better than Clancy. Ominous vocals cascading over a pulsating, trance-like beat, this one has all the makings of a throwback rave in the middle of a forest. Rave away.
Out now via FFRR.
From Long Beach to Hollywood to Santa Barbara, the Summer party scene in Southern California is a season like no other. From sunset cruises up the coast to rooftop pool parties, nothing beats Summer party season in Southern California. And these types of shindigs, of course, require the right kind of music to set the tone of the party. One track that has perfectly encapsulated Southern California’s sophisticated Summer sound thus far in 2014 has been “Thinking About It” by Just Kiddin. ”Thinking About It” is a shimmering ray of sunbeam House that has not only taken the West Coast by storm, it’s been charring speakers all around the world this Summer with support by world class artists like The Magician, Clean Bandit, Blonde & Annie Mac (just to name a few). For a couple of dudes from Kettering of Northamptonshire in the East Midlands of England, Just Kiddin sure do know a thing or two about Summertime.
FFRR have teamed up with Eton Messy (along with Win Music stateside) on this brilliant release – “Thinking About It” is available NOW on Beatport for your downloading pleasure.
Press play. Get tan.
Goldroom is releasing a new track next week titled “Till Sunrise” and prior to its release, he is experimenting with a little project he likes to call The Premix. Here are Josh’s own words in regards to his experiment:
“Basically, you can download the vocal stem on Soundcloud and make your own remix before the song is even out. The premix is an experiment. Remixes are a big part of the creative world I live in, and it has always been important to me to give up-and-coming producers the chance to work with my songs unencumbered.”
We love the idea of The Premix. Any chance to inject new life into the release process that also gives up & coming producers a chance to shine is something we’re on board with. Fresh off the premix train is MyKill, our guy in SF who we love here at GDD. One of the main reasons we love him: the dude’s not afraid to throw down some sax! The smokey vocals on “Till Sunrise” (courtesy of Mammals) alongside some feel good sax make MyKill’s remix one smooth ride.
Also, be sure to check out MyKill’s latest orginal track, “Moonlight” (produced along with Walker):
Bondax and Darius come together on the latter’s remix of the former’s track “All I See” and the result is a mid-Summer masterpiece. Every track released between June and August claims to be a Summer classic. But few can truly back up that claim. Bondax have a proven track record when it comes to Summertime vibes. And Darius has proven to be a mood setter for all seasons (his “Romance” EP is [hot] hands down one of 2014′s finest). So naturally this artistic combination is a can’t miss for a proper Summer nights jam. Darius eases back on the tropical booty wave of the original to give “All I See” a more smoothed out, balanced sound. Darius softens the bursting vocals of the original, creating a more seductive feel to set the mood just right. If you like to keep things close on the dance floor, then this is the song for you.
Without a doubt, Jungle’s self titled debut album is one of 2014′s finest (see our review HERE). Another artist having an equally amazing 2014 is Lxury. And now…having heard that Lxury has remixed one of the standout tracks from Jungle’s oh-so brilliant album? Well that just takes 2014 to a whole other level. Lxury adds his signature wizardry to Jungle’s “Time”, turning the Electro Funk original into a blissful journey through synth utopia.
The artwork for the new single “Don’t Tell” by Mansions on the Moon perfectly encapsulates what it feels like when listening to the brand new track: it’s like floating through a turquoise/hot pink sky on a bed of cotton candy clouds. It’s a celestial, euphoric Disco Pop, alterna-lectro tune that sets the table nicely for what the band has to offer in the very near future. Mansions on the Moon will be releasing their self titled debut album this Fall. And, if “Don’t Tell” is any indication on what the album has in store, then excitement levels are sky high.
Be sure to check out the information below on the band’s partnership with PledgeMusic:
PledgeMusic.com – Mansions on the Moon
“MOTM has partnered with Pledge Music to offer exclusive merchandise packages through an online pre-sale campaign which will help fund the album printing, production, and tour. With live shows, new music and more coming this year, 2014 is shaping up to be an exciting year for MOTM. Keep your eyes peeled for further updates.”