[Artwork by Raven Kwok]
The sounds of Los Angeles are strong on the new remix from L.A. producer BetaTraxx for L.A. duo Pr0files on their song “Forgive”. Pr0files once described the city of Los Angeles as sunny & twisted. The same can be said to describe this phenomenal remix by BetaTraxx. While the hypnotizing vocals give the song its shine, it’s the rework by BetaTraxx that gives the song its twisted, zombie Disco persona. The crisp, multi-layered production by BetaTraxx takes pieces of 90s, bass heavy Chemical Brothers, dirty, late-2000s Kavinsky & modern day Oliver-style Electro and molds them all together for one extra filthy remix. Crank this one all the way up & cruise around L.A. with the top down (while wearing all black, of course…because that’s the sunny & twisted thing to do).
The sounds of Le Youth continue to resonate throughout the blogosphere & the internet with his new track “R E A L”. Not many artists tow the line between Disco & House as well as Le Youth does, which is a big part of why his sound resonates with so many. On “R E A L”, Le Youth adds some gloss to the Brandy song “I Wanna Be Down” & conjures up an outstanding, chopped up rework of the 1994 classic. The combination here of Disco & House is already a winning formula. But when you add in a healthy dose of R&B to the mix…well that’s almost unfair to make a track this enjoyable.
It’s finally starting to feel like Fall around here. The falling leaves, the time change, the cool, crisp weather…nothing like some moody tunes to get you feelin’ all those Fall feels. The new FallGaze 2014 Mix by GDD’s own aRod will most certainly set the mood right for the new seasonal change. With tracks by FKJ, ODESZA, Dornik, Les Sins, Jungle, Flight Facilities, ZHU, Caribou & lots more, the sound of Fall is right here in one place…
001 FKJ – Open the Door
002 Tei Shi – Bassically
003 ODESZA – All We Need [ft. Shy Girls]
004 Becky Hill – Losing
005 Dornik – On My Mind
006 Les Sins – Bellow
007 Jungle – Lucky I Got What I Want (Kount Edition)
008 George Maple – Talk Talk
009 Bonobo – Flashlight
010 Flight Facilities – Two Bodies (HNNY Remix)
011 ZHU – Gun [CHVRCHES Cover]
012 Gorgon City – Imagination [ft. Katy Menditta]
013 Second City – What Can I Do [ft. Ali Love]
014 Say Lou Lou x Lindstrom – Games for Girls (Alex Metric Remix)
015 ETML – Too Late
016 Clean Bandit – Real Love [ft. Jess Glynne]
017 Caribou – Can’t Do Without You (Lenno Remix)
Queens, NY producer Dart Party is releasing a new single today on the recently formed Crazy Heart Records (founded by fellow New Yorkers Ghost Beach). The track is titled “Going My Way” & the sound perfectly captures the spirit of the label. It contains elements of Disco, House & Electro done with gritty, New York style. The production is crisp & polished but the attitude is bold & retro. Before Disco got all soft & bubbly post-2010, artists like Grum, Lifelike & Yuksek were championing an edgy brand of Disco that defined the coolness of that glorious Bloghaus era (circa 2009/10). Dart Party carries that same attitude into the present day with his own brand of cool on “Going My Way”. If you like your dance floor songs served with some attitude, then get on board with Dart Party.
“Going My Way” is out TODAY via Crazy Heart Records. [iTunes]
Today marks the beginning of a marvelous Fall season for LA (by way of Virginia) quartet Mansions on the Moon: their Fall tour is kicking off in LA, their new self-titled album is being released, AND…it’s Taco Tuesday. If that’s not the Tuesday to end all Tuesdays, then I don’t know what is.
Mansions on the Moon’s self-titled album is filled with their signature brand of synth-fueled, dreamy pop songs & glossy dance tunes that will no doubt make for a high energy, fun-filled live show. So brace yourself, America – Mansions on the Moon are about to blast off.
Slowly transition into fall with me as the days become shorter and bodies become warmer. Ride down the coastline with chills down your spine as the tasty licks, insatiable riffs, and melodic choruses course through your veins. Always enjoy in good company and welcome what lies ahead with open arms.
Respect the Indian Solstice, its older and wiser than we are!
Tracklisting coming soon via ‘tropicool’ FB page…
10/2 @Vessel (San Francisco) w/ Mighty Mouse & Carousel
10/4,5,&6th @TBD fest (Sacramento)
The ever-growing popularity of Tropical House doesn’t end when the leaves start falling and snow joins the party. Far from it. The sultry vibes of clean marimba and steel drums will keep Summer alive forever. Felix Jaehn knows this all too well. His latest collaboration with London-based singer Chris Meid is exactly what we need as the sun sets and the breeze starts blowing.
Felix Jaehn’s remix of Jaymes Young’s song “One Last Time” begins with a sensual beat behind gorgeous bellowing vocals before segwaying into an upbeat Tropical House masterpiece. Meid’s soothing vocals, accompanied by light marimba tones, will transport you straight to the beach with towel and beer in hand. Jaehn’s laid-back rework gives the acoustic original an island flavor, creating a unique sound guaranteed to lift your spirits and sway your body to the beat.
Hot off the heels of his Here With Me remix, Bearson isn’t wasting time, returning today with a new remix of Venice by Alternative band The Lighthouse and the Whaler. Captivating the lead singer’s soothing vocals on his latest remix, Bearson’s edit gives the original an airy, tropical vibe. Bearson once again puts his signature sound on the original, creating something you’re guaranteed to fall in love with. With a hit original collaboration with FlicFlac and an astronomyy remix airing on BBC Radio 1, it’s safe to say Bearson is definitely one to watch.
19 year old Londoner ETML burst onto the scene last year with his UK smash “Bind Me”. Since then he’s gone on to work with dance legends Basement Jaxx on one of 2014’s biggest dance tracks, “Never Say Never”. And today ETML is back with another smashing original titled “Too Late”. “Too Late” is classic orchestral Disco with a modern UK kick. It’s sexy, souful + uplifting…the perfect weekend track.
Alex Metric. Such a well rounded chap. In 2014 alone, he’s given us bounce House bangers like “Hope” & “My Heart Weighs A Ton”, he’s made us feel the groove with Oliver on “Galaxy” and he’s taken us intergalactic on his Electro/Disco/House collaborations with Yuksek (under their moniker The Alexanders). Today he’s back, building up some of that old Indie street cred with a brand new remix of “Games for Girls” by Say Lou Lou. It’s fun times on the dance floor on this Indie Electro remix & proof that when it comes to genres, Alex Metric knows no limits. A well round chap, indeed.