Our boy Zimmer is at it again. He’s got some of the nicest vibes in electronic music and he certainly flexed them all over this Gallant remix. This Gallant dude is getting remixed at Zhu levels, so it’s tough to stick out in the crowd, but this little house number does the trick. Featuring the vocals and a nice little bassline, this track hits the spot. Stream it now and go give Zimmer some Hypem love.
When a song comes together on the first take, it’s usually something special. This is exactly what happened with this fresh offering from the masterful producer David August, along with Sissi Rada, the harpist of David August & Ensemble. After hearing Sissi Rada singing in Greek and playing the harp, August invited her to record with him, they got together, and Sissi jammed on top of his harmonies on his Prophet 5 synth. Her first take is the one that we have the pleasure of enjoying.
“Patria” has all of the ingredients and more for a stand-out David August track – a slowed, yet impactful, house groove, evolving synth work, organic percussive elements, and Sissi Rada’s unique vocals – brought together under a veil of musicality and deeper meaning. Have a listen and download above. Read more about the track from David August himself below.
“Back then I was in my bedroom studio. We had noises from the street, roommates next door, but the take captured the magic and the spontaneous moment of just doing music. I didn’t want to record it again. Her lyrics are about the devastating political and financial situation in Greece and I tried – as much as I could – to reflect that with my music.
Now, one year later more people than ever try to find a new life and a new home. For me it was one more reason to put this out finally, there won’t be a better moment. “Patria” is my contribution for all the lost souls of this earth.” – David August
The Los Angeles-based band, Phases, has tapped Washington D.C.’s Eau Claire for a remix of their single, “I’m In Love With My Life.” This remix is the newest addition to Eau Claire’s growing catalog of remixes for the likes of Marvin Gaye, MIA, Husky, and more. The emerging house producer is quickly establishing her melodic and groovy style, and her rendition of “I’m In Love With My Life” serves to strengthen it with its keys, arpeggiated synths, and smooth bassline under the original’s vocals. Listen to the remix below!
Like a bat out of hell, Soulwax has slapped their name of some of hottest tunes in recent memory. Plowing through Jungle and Tame Impala like nothing, they’ve now put their spin on Hot Chip. “Huarache Lights” was one of the monster tracks from “Why Make Sense?,” and these guys just took it up a notch. They turn the tough melody from the original tune into a crunchy 120ish masterpiece. Those characteristic chimes throughout the tune remind you that you’re not the water that’s apparently flowing on Mars.
Chicago’s prolific house music producer, Roy Davis Jr., is still on point, even after decades of strong influence in the scene. His newest release comes as a remix of Kim Anh’s “Shadows,” and he easily does justice to the original, while giving it his own flair. On his remix, Roy Davis Jr. keeps the soulful, psychedelic vibes strong with a smooth four-on-the-floor rhythm that’s accented by strings, phaser-ed guitar work, and chopped n’ screwed vocals. Enjoy below and buy it on iTunes.
2015 for Justin Jay has been one for the ages, and he’s rolling on into the last quarter of the year with the wind at his back. Just last Friday, the LA-based producer/DJ took over the BBC Radio 1 airwaves with an after hours mix feature on Pete Tong’s show, which followed the slot helmed by VIVa Music’s Steve Lawler. Throughout the year, Justin has been teasing his new project, Justin Jay & Friends, so not surprisingly, he decided to include a few new unreleased tracks, amongst an array of groovy jams from the likes of Catz ‘N Dogz, Adriatique, Dimitri From Paris, Aroop Roy, and more. Definitely let this mix carry you into the weekend, and if you haven’t been able to catch Justin on his Mom, I Graduated! World Tour, see when he’s coming to a city near you here.
This year, the UK’s producer/live band front man, Duke Dumont, has been maintaining his steady ascent, as he aims to bring something different and refreshing both in the studio and on stage. A couple of months ago, he announced his Blasé Boys Club EP series with the first track “Ocean Drive” that was initially premiered on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show. The 80’s-inspired track has become a fan favorite, and it’s now receiving some remixes from Hayden James and Shaun Frank, who have each given their own groovy house music flair – James taking more of a poolside approach, while Frank positions it for late night dance floors. Listen for yourself here. The Blasé Boys Club Vol. 1 EP is due out on October 2nd, and the remixes will be out on October 16th.
Coming off of one of the hotter Tame Impala remixes to surface over the Summer, Rambo V is back with another balearic jam. This time, he’s gone after Jamie xx and the hypnotic “Sleep Sound” off of his latest album, In Colour. Rambo does well to incorporate the signature vox sample pattern that dances over the original track. This remix, however, features a whimsical synth barrage and a pumping bass line to cross over to the pool party dance floor weapon category. Grab the free download now and enjoy!
Chris Lake is no stranger to your ears, but his latest tune is just that. ‘Stranger’ dropped today via Ultra Music. It’s a favorite of ours already among his warpath this year, as he mentioned to WSJ that 2015 has been “one of the most inspiring years of my life,” not least because of ‘Stranger.’ “I’m in a headspace that’s taking my sound into new and exciting directions,” he says. “I think this record… fully represents what I like to achieve in a dance track, and it’s one of my favorite records to play in clubs.”
Listen below and grab it today on all DSPs here
The Bixel Boys, BONES, and The Interns are storming SF early next month for the Gotta Dance Dirty Takeover at Harlot SF! Ahead of their play, The Interns have crafted a club heavy mix for Harlot SF’s weeSpin channel featuring a lot of tunes they like to play out in a given night. Full tracklist after the jump and don’t forget to RSVP if you’re comin’ out for this legendary evening of debauchery HERE.