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 remix compilation follows the October 29th release of Pompeya’s debut album Tropical via No Shame. Purchase the Tropical album on vinyl [HERE] & receive the Tropical Remix Compilation for free!
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
Last week we were able to chat with Yuksek about his relatively new imprint, Partyfine, which he described as “an eco-system…some musical artists that collaborate with mixers, remixers, producers who work themselves with other people and visual artists, designers…it’s really exciting.” This description couldn’t be more accurate for the 5th release on the Reims-based label, as Black Yaya (aka Herman Dune & David Ivar) worked with Yuksek in producing this record before calling upon a community of friends and fellow artists to take a stab at a remix package.
Today, we feature the lead remix from fellow Frenchman, Breakbot, on the Paint A Smile On Me Remix EP, which highlights his casual, feel-good vibe with twangy guitar riffs and uplifting co-ed vocals. The full remix package, including additional tracks from TEPR, Zimmer, Domenico Torti, and a dub version from Yuksek, will be available on Monday.
Fresh off The Dirt from yesterday with Stevie and I, the always summer sounding Panama get a refix from the awesomely instrumental Classixx where a heavy dose of live bass amps up the original prepping it for your groovy endless summer days. The feel of the track is transformed through spacey beach guitar vibes yet the vocals remain intact to deliver their lovely message. Piano riffs scattered throughout accent Panama’s sound perfectly, delivering another instant classic…from the Classixx.
Sydney based four piece band Convaire has concocted an indie disco anthem that boosts your confidence and assures that you woke up on the right side of the bed. It’s hard not to close your eyes as you soak in the vibes and sashay from point A to B, grooving to a down under bassline and punchy live drum kit. The lead singer takes charge and makes sure you get exactly where the track is supposed to take you as you day dream about young love and more innocent days through their infectious pop bars. Out now on iTunes, be sure to cop and subscribe to their SoundCloud for future releases.
Our very own aRod returns with another seasonal mix – FallGaze 2013. Whether it’s warm indie/disco sounds to fit the feel of the Indian Summer or darker, sexier deep house/minimal sounds to go with the cooler, moody feel of Autumn, this mix will fit whatever vibe you’re feelin’. The track list includes originals from Nadia Ksaiba, Hot Natured, LUXRY & Daniel Avery plus remixes by Diamond Cut, Grafton Primary, GRUM, Jonas Rathsman, PIXELATED and many more. Extra special shout out goes to the artists/labels/management who helped out with a few exclusives (Kaytranada’s remix of “Perfect Form” by Cyril Hahn and Joe Goddard’s remix of “Everything You Never Had” by Breach).
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Just in time for Private Label this Friday at Lure, Du Tonc has returned with an amazing new single!! “Island” perfectly captures a summery Balearic sound with an added does of Indie with Matt Van Schie’s gorgeous vocals.
Billboard’s “Next Big Sound” artist, FMLYBND, has been making noise in the indie-electronic world with their debut EP, Gold, and their hit single, “Electricity,” that reached #1 on the Hype Machine twice. Already compared to acts like M83, MGMT, and Passion Pit, the six-piece Santa Barbara-based band is certainly well on their way to shape scene with their evocative fusion of organic and electronic elements paired with exceptional songwriting. Check out their Gold EP below and catch them at New Noise Festival in Santa Barbara on October 19th. They will also be on tour with the KROQ supported bands Kieve and Bad Suns in November.
There’s nothing more satisfying than when an artist rewards fans with a proper tune after a lengthy hiatus (anything longer than a few months off is considered to be lengthy according to the Blog Time Conversion Chart). Diamond Cut is a favorite artist among many blogs & his return to the remix is a welcomed one by his internet faithful.
Badboxes’ outstanding “JSMN” EP has been making the rounds over the last few months and Diamond Cut gives the title track a shiny overhaul on his brand new remix. The synths cascade and shimmer in all the right places while the woven-together, heartfelt vocals (particularly the “tell me you love me” build up) are a thing of beauty. After hearing the track you won’t be sure whether to smile or cry.
The track was released earlier this week via The Most Definitely for the low, low price of an email address. Submit that addy & float away…
As we make the transition from Summer to Fall, we’ve got a remix today which features two artists who befittingly capture the sound & feel of the seasonal transition. It’s Southern California versus Northern California. It’s sunshine versus haze. It’s the bright, bouncy feel of Summer transitioning into the dusky, seductive feel of Fall. It’s LA’s Goldroom getting the remix treatment from SF’s MyKill on the glorious track “Embrace”. It’s the best of both worlds on this deep, seductive yet still sunny remix. It’s the one time of the year when the guy in the beanie wearing a t-shirt & shorts doesn’t actually look too ridiculous…this track’s for you, bud.
The French lord, otherwise known as Yuksek, has bestowed quite the composition of musical bliss upon us. He comes at us with a slew of timeless gems from the past, along with some tunes from the future, including his remixes of ‘Empire of the Sun – DNA’, & ‘Black Yaya – Paint A Smile On Me’ out on Partyfine now. The overall vibe of this tape encapsulates the end of our summer here perfectly. Euphoric tones & strong beating rhythms drive us strait into fall. Thanks to Solé Bicycles for yet another gem of a mixtape.