Fresh off the success of his long awaited track “Excommunication”, Erkka returns with a remix of fellow countryman Lucky Stripes. 18-year old Finnish producer Lucky Stripes gets the remix treatment from Erkka on his new track “You Take Me Dancing”. While the whole tropical disco fad seems to have died down, Erkka adds in a new twist of club-friendly tropical flair on his remix of “You Take Me Dancing”. The outcome is a disco-electro dance floor scorcher.
My favorite psych-rock experimental group is at it again. American Royalty just released their highly anticipated EP entitled Prismatic, on Guns in the Sun Records, and it is quite the harmonious gem with sweeping sound waves and infectious hooks. No 2 songs alike, each spectacularly different and moving in their own way. The music depth and versatility is extremely apparent in this album, and apparent upon your first listen. I’m confident you’ll be back for much more.
Quote by American Royalty regarding the track “Hungry”:
“Hungry is one of the first songs that we ever wrote in a live setting rather than a studio. We’re very excited about the way its transitioned into a recorded number, but honestly for us, its always been about that heavy bass hitting you in the chest. So turn it up.”
Purchase this Stellar EP HERE
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The boys over at Solé have taken us on yet another musical journey. If Lionel Richie was fueled by propane, sported reebok pumps and night crawled the mean streets of Venice, you’d end up with something that sounded a little bit like, well… let’s just say we were lucky enough to capture the radness in this month’s Fixtape. Solé Bicycle Co. is pleased to present this month’s Fixtape, from LA’s own,Oliver, the electro-funk super group of Oliver Goldstein & Vaughn Oliver. They’ve been making waves with their deep undertones, infectiously funky riffs, and intergalactic space beats, sure to make your mother shutter. Whether you prowl dark alleys hanging out in various voodoo circles or spend your free time spreading funky mayo on your friend’s sandwiches, this Fixtape is for you. Strap on your helmet and chuck the deuce, because you’re on the highway to hell.
Download it HERE
Our man in Mexico, disco + house producer Bufi, has quite the portfolio of remixes. On those remixes, his diversity shines through. Whether it’s dark disco (Little Dragon), slo-mo house (Goldroom) or a proper club tune (Hot Chip) you seek, Bufi has got you covered. This time around Bufi has a go at another compadre of ours, Viceroy. Released in late January, “Dream of Bombay” (featuring the lovely vocals of Chela), is Viceroy at his finest. Bufi takes the disco-electro, new wave sound of the original & punches it into hyperspace – interstellar disco + Hawaiian shirts in space!
“Dream of Bombay” (The Remixes) is out TODAY via Chookie [iTunes].
Our friends over at Prep School Recordings might have just landed on a golden goose. The young label has teamed up with Los Angeles indie band Kiven (named by Entertainment Weekly as the #2 “Great Indie Discovery” from CMJ 2012) to bring you their STEP REMIX EP, featuring remixes by LA producers Clinton VanSciver, Dr. Fresch, Aether and Shoe Scene Symphony. Ranging from indie-electro, deeper techno, and melodic big room house, the remixes of Kiven’s fresh-faced sound lands successful in its overhaul. Check them all out below!
*Kiven – “Step” Remix EP is available exclusively on Beatport now and on all other digital music retailers February 18th.
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It’s The Dirt #105 with aRod + Tropicool runnin’ the gamut on your favorite genres, from Indie to Disco to Deep House, there’s even a dash of Freestyle Booty Bass to grime things up. Along with an indie-riffic RAC remix of The Killers, we’ve also got Feeboy’s fresh new take on Duke Dumont’s sizzler-of-the-moment, “100%”. Also featured is the long awaited track “Excommunication” by Erkka…we’ve waited six long months for this deep electro gem to come out and it’s finally here! And if that’s not enough, we’ve got some freshies from Grizzly Bear, Lancelot, Hot Natured and many more.
TWELVES SONGS. ALL FREE TO DOWNLOAD.
This 12-pack is gonna go down niiice + smoooth…
For a lesson in diversity in dance music, one should look no further than AMTRAC’s SoundCloud. AMTRAC is one of the few producers out there whose original & remix work genre-hop seamlessly and effortlessly. When listening to AMTRAC’s work, you get the feeling that he doesn’t purposefully set a course for a particular sound. There’s a sense that the end result of every track he produces is a natural progression of ideas that always seem to work well for whatever style the track ends up being.
Foals have a new highly anticipated album all set for release this February and what better way to help launch the hype into the stratosphere than a remix by Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. Foals x TEED is a mindblowing match made in dance floor heaven – TEED’s remix of “My Number” is deep, dark, indie-club vibes at its finest.
TEED’s SoundCloud says the track will be “Out soon x”. This one’s going to be massive…soon cannot come soon enough.
The boys over at Sole Bicycle Co. are back with another hour long ‘fixtape’ to complement those long frosty cold winter rides. This time around they got our lovable ‘Sumertime, All the Time’, key losing, sliding glass door smashing, San Francisco brethren, Viceroy, hand selecting some musical goodness to bring some feel good summer vibes to you this holiday season.
Download previous Fixtapes HERE.
Also be on the lookout for the Solé Bicycle Advent Giveaway on Christmas Eve!
Photo cred: Greg Jeske
Ninety-nine. We’re one Dirt away from that magical century mark. But before we get there, The Dirt #99 is what’s happening NOW. It’s the latest killer tracks all in one place: a Jesse Rose remix of Duke Dumont’s “The Giver” (with female vocals!), The Chromatics covering New Order, a MASSIVE Italo/French House remix of Estelle’s classic “American Boy”, a new GLOVES remix, a new Monarchy track, that Disclosure remix of Artful Dodger (the exclamation point on a stellar year for the Disclosure boys) and more. Peep the tunes below + grab that hot (FREE) ten pack of tracks! And don’t forget your 99 Red Balloons on the way out…
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