The Dirt returns after a week hiatus – we jive turkeys were too stuffed to type, click buttons & edit widgets. But we’re back in a big way with some hot new freebies courtesy of Tropicool + aRod. Lots of plush tunes by some big names in the game including Arcade Fire, the dynamic French Express duo of Perseus & Chris Malinchak, a rework of a classic by The Clash, a rework of a Motown classic, some folk house & lots more! Dig in and enjoy…
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Earlier today I was researching another song but shortly into it my eyes (ears) began to stray & off I went on a beautiful tangent. This brief musical cyber journey led me to a fantastic, throwback-style track entitled “AP6″ by a Parisian producer named Dabeull. The song title “AP6″ is a nod to 80s Prince protégés Apollonia 6 & their song “Sex Shooter”. This style of sexy synth funk that Prince championed in the 80s will always be cool because of his affiliation with it. ”AP6″ by Dabeull proves this theory well – major sex feels on this one.
The musical tangent I went on earlier was a successful one, which not only led me to “AP6″ by Dabeull, but also led me to the fantastic compilation it appears on via The Vibe Guide. Grab “AP6″ by Dabeull along with the rest of the hidden gems on The Vibe Guide, Volume 4.
On December 10th, Russian pop/funk outfit Pompeya will be releasing their Tropical Remix Compilation via Brooklyn label No Shame. And who better to recruit for the first track off the remix compilation than one of electronic music’s most prolific & revered remixers, Fred Falke. The pairing of Pompeya and Fred Falke on the remix of the song “90″ is a assemblage of diversity, with Pompeya’s vibrant harmonies, melodic synth lines & punchy guitar riffs melting together beautifully & seamlessly with Fred Falke’s signature, polished sound.
The Fred Falke remix of “90″ by Pompeya is out now! [BUY]
And don’t miss Pompeya as they finish out 2013 in style with tour dates in the U.S., Mexico & Central America:
Pompeya 2013 Tour Dates
Sat, Nov 23 // Miami, FL @ The Garrett at Grand Central
Wed, Nov 27 // Autlán,Mexico @ Autlán’s Festival
Thu, Nov 28 // Mexico City, Mexico @ El Imperial
Fri, Nov 29 // Guadalajara, Mexico @ Casa Ignacio Diaz Morales
Sun, Dec 1 // Managua, Nicaragua @ Meka House
Tue, Dec 3 // Miami, FL @ Soho House
Thu, Dec 5 // Tampa, FL @ The Hub
Fri, Dec 6 // Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub<
Sun, Dec 8 // Raleigh, NC @ Pour House Music Hall
Tue, Dec 10 // Washington, DC @ Black Cat
Thu, Dec 12 // Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar
Fri, Dec 13 // Brooklyn, NY @ Cameo Gallery
Kaytranada’s remix of “Waiting Game” by BANKS is the type of track that could serve as the soundtrack to all your romantic interludes. The song is mysterious & seductive. Between BANKS’ sultry sound & Kaytranada’s smooth, experimental R&B , this song feels like two beautiful strangers exchanging glances & having a moment.
And if feeling sexy weren’t incentive enough to by this song, this release is also part of a very good cause:
Waiting Game (Kaytranada Edition) will be available on the DANCE (RED) compilation.
Pre-order the DANCE (RED), SAVE LIVES 2 album: itunes.com/dancered. ALL proceeds go to help fight AIDS in Africa.
Every generation is known for something. Let’s be the one that delivers an AIDS FREE GENERATION. Today and every day 700 babies are born with HIV. We can get that number close to zero. It’s not a question of can we, but will we? That’s why we have come together with (RED)to DANCE (RED), SAVE LIVES.
Join us on World AIDS Day and go to dancered.com to see all the ways you can get involved.
Blue Satellite’s remix of “Feisty” by Jhameel is a playful + infectious disco ditty that sounds like what a collaboration between Daft Punk, Chromeo + Michael Jackson would sound like if MJ were alive today. It’s easy to dish out comparisons to Daft Punk and/or Chromeo (in this case both) whenever a slow-funk, vocodered disco track comes along. In this instance, Blue Satellite’s remix is certainly worthy of such lofty comparisons. When you factor in the MJ-esque vocals with this style of throwback deep funk, it’s impossible not to listen to the song over and over and over again. Grab this freebie and glide across the dancefloor…
One of the standout tracks on Shy Girls’ new “Timeshare” EP is the poppy R&B ballad “Second Heartbeat”. And fresh out of the remix oven, we’ve got a warm, buttery disco biscuit courtesy of Karl Kling. Karl Kling’s electronic pop remix ups the tempo of the original and adds the perfect amount of disco, keeping the swoon meter on high.
It may be Fall in the States but down in Australia the Spring season is in full effect. And today we’ve got a double dose of Spring time Aussie love featuring Melbourne’s Owl Eyes and Adelaide’s Motez. Owl Eyes has geared up to release her new “Nightmixes” remix EP which features an all star cast of remixers (Playmode, The Aston Shuffle, Goldroom & Cassian, et al). One of the standout remixes from this red hot EP is the Motez remix of “Open Up”. Motez takes the sexy lullaby & flips it into Springtime dance mode. The Motez remix has hints of many genres from Deep House to Disco to Garage but in the end it’s just one big feel good House track made for dancing under the stars.
The Luxxury Edit Series is shaping up to be one of 2013′s finest collections. So far, the Edit Series has seen Luxxury take on Madonna, Foreigner, Simon & Garfunkel and David Bowie and he has succeed by taking a handful of classics & giving them new life, adding a slo-mo, dubby disco sound to each (while still maintaining the timelessness of the song). This time around, on edit #5 of 12, Luxxury takes on disco kings The Bee Gees on their song “Night Fever”. While many think of The Bee Gees as bubbly disco pop, some of their songs evoke more of a 70s AM rock feel…that sort of moody, melancholic, almost haunting feel that makes life seem like there’s an oversaturated yellow-orange filter covering it. Luxxury brings the ominous feel of “Night Fever” to the forefront and delivers a chilling, laid back disco version of the song, perfect for the Fall season.
Back in the early 2000s, when Trance & Progressive House ruled the day and illegal raves were morphing into promoted festivals, “UB Devoid” by Way Out West was one of the big guns in every DJ’s repertoire. It was dark, heavy & emotional and could hypnotize any festival crowd. Fast forward more than a decade & we find our good friend Pat Lok breathing new life into the Progressive House classic. Pat Lok’s modernized version eases back on the tempo but still lets loose with emotion. Pat balances nicely between dark Disco & throwback House while still maintaining a Progressive feel…just enough Progressive fire to fit nicely into a Timo Maas, Paul Oakenfold, Sander Kleinenberg, X-Press 2 or Sasha & Emerson DJ set from yesteryear. A beautiful modern throwback…
It’s always a treat when a new GLOVES remix surfaces. While GLOVES may not be as prolific of a remixer as he was three years ago, he’s kept his finger on the pulse of the dance music scene, more specifically, on the Australian dance music scene. He’s done so by collaborating with fellow countrymates Passerine and producing their new “Paris Morning” EP. The original of “Paris Morning” is dubby disco pop tune that is a throwback to 90s trip hop, a genre that could use revival right about now. Keeping with that 90s theme, the GLOVES remix of “Paris Morning” has 90s throwback house written all over it – soulful, poppy vocals over a classic + infectious deep house/clubby disco beat. Big ups all around to our man GLOVES.