Our main man in Vancouver, Pat Lok, takes a swing at the fantastic tune “You & Me” by 2013 MVP contenders Disclosure and knocks it out of the park. Here’s what Mr. Pat Lok had to say about it:
“So I’ve had these vocals stuck in my head since hearing Baauer play his version at Sasquatch (it was massive). Unfortunately trap doesn’t get into my DJ sets unless I’m really out of my tree, so I took a shot at doing a version for all the house/disco/techno jockeys.”
A bootleg for the club with early DJ support from Bufi, Cosmo Baker, Lenno, The Magician, Moullinex + Viceroy.
This booty is FIRE…and it’s FREE!
It’s been a wonderful year for one of our favorite artists from across the pond, Clancy. The UK producer is on a year long hot streak with a string of outstanding remixes & original work. Today we feature his brand new “What You Do” EP, out later this month on the brand new sublabel SPIEL. We were able to catch up with Clancy and ask him a few questions about the new EP, about his year so far in 2013 & about life in the UK. Here’s’ what he had to say…
What a BIG week for our chum Anna Lunoe. Tonight she kicks off a North American Fall tour in support of The Weeknd and last week her vocals were featured on “Time Drips,” a new release by Eric Sharp on Win Records. As an artist who wears many hats, Anna Lunoe should be the perfect fit to warm up the eclectic Weeknd crowds all across North America. From downtempo to deep shit to jackin’ house to bangers, whatever those diverse crowds require, Anna will be sure to bring it. And speaking of bangers, Anna’s big week continues with her brand new release enttitled “Breathe”. ”Breathe” finds Anna dipping into Stuart Price/Jacques Lu Cont/Thin White Duke/Paper Faces territory with a style worthy of Mr. Price’s classic + smooth yet hard hitting club sound. It’s a CLUBBANGA!
“Breathe” is out today via Fools Gold/Ultra. Grab a copy + catch Anna Lunoe, Banks & The Weeknd in a city near you.
Anna, we’re lookin’ forward to you Instagrammin’ the shit out of your fantastic Fall voyage…
Today we’ve got the premiere of Luke Million’s shiny new remix of “Deja Vu” by Moullinex. Luke Million remixing Moullinex is almost too much for our electroselves to handle. It’s a big room electro disco sound that harks back to a time before nu disco was even a thing…a time when this style of pulsating, driving dance music dominated our lives (a la 2009 era Grum & Lifelike). It’s a welcomed sound free of fluff but full of energy. We welcome this “Deja Vu” with open arms.
The “Deja Vu” EP is out now via Nurvous Records.
And if we can talk about Mr. Luke Million for a second (I mean, c’mon…that hair is certainly worth a mention just on its own) – be on the lookout for his upcoming “Midnight Galaxy” EP featuring two original tracks plus remixes by Poupon, Den Hetrix, Pete Herbert and the aforementioned Grum.
Our boy Betatraxx is back and ready to make some moves (and ready to make you move) . After a string of monster remixes (Wiz Khalifa, The Killers, Alt-J), Betatraxx has been going hard at the studio & is all set to release a brand new EP entitled “V”. Over the course of the next three weeks, the first three songs from “V” will be released once a week. Today we feature the first song from the EP, “Body Kit”. ”Body Kit” is a melodic & funky, hard hitting spiritual kick to the head that perfectly sets the table for Betatraxx’s exciting new EP. No labels. No bullshit. Free downloads. Be ready.
In the world of blogging, time is measured in a much more restlessly eager way than the normal units of time we are accustomed to. In the regular world, when a person uses the phrase “at long last” or “it’s been ages”, years are usually associated with these terms. However, in the world of music blogs, a few short months of inactivity is equivalent to real life years of agony and despair. This can be chalked up to our insatiable appetites for new music. It’s that simple. The music lover always wants more & always wants it now.
Today, after TEN WHOLE MONTHS without releasing any new material, Chris Malinchak dropped a new track on us & an overwhelming sense of joy (and relief) filled my social media feeds. At long last, the amazing Mr. Malinchak released a new track today entitled “So Into You”. After releasing a string of timeless songs last year (“So Good to Me”, “If U Got It” & “These Dreams”), Chris Malinchak’s reputation as a young House music legend was solidified in the annals the blog world. And today his fans rejoice.
“So Into You” may not have the anthemic house feel of his more recent releases but this deep, liquid funk track (harking back to the funkier sounds of his “Hollywood” EP) surely does not disappoint. It’s another beauty & another freebie.
So with all of that, we say thank you, Chris…we’re so into you, too.
The Luxxury Edit Series continues on today with track number 3 (out of 12) from the series featuring “The Sound of Silence” by Simon & Garfunkel. The entire series is beginning to take shape and the Simon & Garfunkel edit, in particular, has been one of the standouts. The Luxxury edit of “The Sound of Silence” was recently featured on two outstanding mixtapes: Goldroom – Verano Mix 2013 and Tronik Youth - Staring at The Sea Vol.3.
Luxxury takes the Simon & Garfunkel classic to new heights on this slo-mo disco edit. The track’s hypnotizing groove slowly builds & builds and right around the 3:20 mark it reaches soaring new levels. While the feel of the original track might have expressed feelings of isolation or lack of communication, the Luxxury edit gives the track a more spirited feel. Another wonderful take on the classics…
AMTRAC’s exquisite craftsmanship shines through once again on his latest single “Walkin”. AMTRAC really knows how to put together a six minute track in a way that keeps the listener enthralled from beginning to end. He always seems to know exactly when to shift the track into another gear right at the perfect moment. AMTRAC’s lates tune, “Walkin”, gets its soul from the 1968 Edwin Starr classic “Twenty Five Miles”. Add in elements of big room + classic house and just like that we’ve got ourselves another AMTRAC jacker. Your weekend starts now…
Night Drive are a duo whose name perfectly encapsulates not only their sound but also their mission. Their sound is a non-stop expedition into the future of electro pop. And if recalibrating the future of electro pop is their mission, then the future looks bright (neon bright). On their new track, “Sea of Light”, Night Drive fuse together all the right elements of disco, electro + new wave to create another plush piece of future electro pop. To help lend a hand to the mission, Night Drive have also enlisted another agent, Treasure Fingers, whose remix expedition takes us on a dreamy, retro-futuristic synth pop ride.
Additional “Sea of Light” remixes by Justin Faust, Kulkid and Elektromekanik will be out August 27th followed by the release of their self titled debut EP on September 3rd via Robot Dance Records. And don’t miss out on their U.S. tour with Tesla Boy, Gold Fields and Rush Midnight (dates listed below).
In the meantime, catch a glimpse of the future…
“Call My Name” is the first track off LBCK’s soon-to-be released album The Goods. If “Call My Name” is any indication of what’s in store for the new album, then disco funk fans should be in for a treat. On “Call My Name”, it’s evident that LBCK appreciate the value of a slow, funky, repetitive groove (Tiger & Woods are another fine example of disco funk duos who have elevated the repetitive groove into an art form). Repetition can be a slippery slope when it comes to production. If it’s done wrong, the listener will label the track as a snooze fest. But when the repetitive groove is done correctly, the listener can be mesmerized. Such is the case on “Call My Name”. It’s a slower brand of soulful disco funk that is a bit of a change from their prior, more upbeat work. But LBCK fans need not worry…it still packs that same funky punch that’ll leave you hypnotized.
LBCK’s debut full length album, The Goods, is out August 27th via Hall of Fame Records. In the meantime, grab the FREE download of “Call My Name” + add some funk to your day…