It’s been wonderful to see the meteoric rise of Sam Smith. He is an undeniable talent worthy of all the accolades he’s received. At the same time, it’s difficult to get too excited about yet another Sam Smith remix. In this case, however, we will make an exception because the exception is for the red hot Pomo. It’s been three months since the release of Pomo’s debut EP “The Other Day” and the EP is still going strong. “The Other Day” EP will no doubt make many “Best of 2015″ lists at the end of the year. Pomo keeps that same magic alive on his remix of Sam Smith’s “Lay Me Down”, transforming the crooner’s ballad into a smooth + smokey speakeasy anthem.
Brooklyn songstress Janelle Kroll is a romantic force. She appears to be one who subscribes to the philosophy of “What good is a heart if you can’t wear it on your sleeve?”. Her music is honest & powerful. Don’t let the title of her new track “Sunny Days” fool you. She’s not here to boast about how love is all sunshine & puppy dogs. She’s here to talk about the post-breakup jackass you just can’t shake. The one you just can’t seem to quit. The one who keeps walking on your sunny days.
“Sunny Days” is a well crafted song, beautifully balanced with restrained energy & bursts of emotion in all the right places. It’s a slow jam heavy hitter. Gone are the days of the fragile breakup anthem. The IT’S-TIME-FOR-YOU-TO-FUCK-OFF-ALREADY anthem…that’s the future of breakup songs and “Sunny Days” is leading the way.
Our man Le Youth is one of our favorite music makers. He’s an old soul with modern flair. He’s developed a sound that always manages to simultaneously sound classic AND fresh. And he always pulls it off with miles of style. Le Youth is back at it again with his latest track, “T O U C H”, a track that House heads, Disco lovers & pretty much any dance floor freak out there will no doubt fall in love with. With a vocal to die for & a beat that sounds good in any era, “T O U C H” will most certainly touch you in all the right places.
“Ain’t nobody gonna T O U C H you better”
Pat Lok continues to be the hardest working man in dance music. 2015 has picked up right where a very prolific 2014 left off. In early January, he kicked off the new year with his smash single “All In My Head“. And not to be outdone, he delivers his first remix of the year. His remix of “Hold Me” by Gold Fields is a jazzy House dazzler filled with warm throwback vibes. 2015 is lookin’ mighty good so far for Mr. Pat Lok.
Be sure to heart (♥) this song on Hype Machine & Pat Lok will personally come to your house & hold you. [Link]
Our man Figgy puts the booty in bootleg on his remix of “Often” by The Weeknd. It’s not often that an artist can take a track by The Weeknd & sex it up more than it already is. But Figgy is more than up for the challenge & handles his business with flair by layering the Radiohead classic “Everything In Its Right Place” over the sleazy R&B sounds of The Weeknd. The result is a charged up, double dose of raw energy that will surely have the dance floor dripping in sex.
Out now via Cut & Dry Records.
In case you missed it, we premiered the track last month on our 4th annual Holidaze Mix:
Roche Musique continues to lead the charge in cutting edge electronic music with their latest release from Luxembourg artist Cherokee. With a roster that already includes artists like FKJ & Darius, Roche Musique are no strangers to seductive funk. Cherokee’s new track (the title track from his upcoming EP) “Teenage Fantasy” is another lesson in the art of seductive funk. With vocals by Brooklyn artist GIBBZ, “Teenage Fantasy” is sexy, soulful & filled with groove. It’s another masterpiece coming out of the new wave of modern French House.
The always on-point Australian label, Future Classic, released their “Teen Idols” compilation earlier this week which features various of the label’s 2014 releases along with four exclusive tracks from Touch Sensitive, KOA, 123MRK and Hayden James. Hayden James delivers one of the compilation’s standout tracks with his song “Something About You”. The groove on “Something About You” is frisky & upbeat yet somehow manages to be equally hypnotic & seductive. It’s a unique blend of emotions that Hayden James seems to have mastered like few others are able to do. “Something About You” has all the makings for a breakout 2015 by Mr. James.
Stock up on firewood & spike the eggnog…it’s time for Gotta Dance Dirty’s 4th annual HOLIDAZE MIX. One hour of fireplace jams & holiday funk courtesy of aRod + BONES.
aRod + BONES – Holidaze 2014 Mix
[0:00-30:15] • AROD
Wolf Saga ft. LYON – You Only Live Once
Chris Malinchak – Happiness (Soundstorm-Radio Extended Mix)
Rebecca & Fiona – Letters (HNNY Remix)
Paradis – Sur Une Chanson En Francais
Royksopp ft. Robyn – Monument Dance (Marcus Marr Remix)
Fairchild – I Just Want You
London Grammar – If You Wait (Jacques Lu Cont Remix)
[30:16-59:59] • BONES
Karen Harding – Say Something (Zac Samuel Remix)
Low Steppa – So Real
Arches – Want You
The Weeknd – Often (Figgy Remix)
Jaust – We Need a New Life (Xinobi Remix)
Sam Smith – Like I Can (Jonas Rathsman Remix)
Flight Facilities – Down To Earth
Blonde – Higher Ground (KANT Remix)
Chris Lake & Chris Lorenzo – Wicked Games Edit
aRod + BONES
Is there anyone out there right now delivering more phonic goodness than Pomo? Fresh off the release of one of 2014’s best EPs, “The Other Day“, Pomo is right back at it with his remix of “Supernatural” by AlunaGeorge. The remix is another round of excellence from Pomo as he leads the pack, along with Darius & FKJ, towards an exciting movement in dance music of talented, multi-instrumental artists delivering next level, cosmic, sensual Funk.
Winter is looking bright & bouncy thanks to a new remix from Dropout of the Galantis smash “Runaway (U & I)”. L.A. (by way of Santa Barbara) trio Dropout deliver a pounding yet blissful remix of supergroup Galantis that has winter festival anthem written all over it. While Dropout may be deemed newcomers, it’s three members, Selden, Ray & Ethan have all had solo success. From anthem Disco to big room Bass, their collective sound is diverse & well polished. Don’t be surprised if attendees at this year’s SnowGlobe festival go wild in the snow for this one…