Blue Satellite’s remix of “Feisty” by Jhameel is a playful + infectious disco ditty that sounds like what a collaboration between Daft Punk, Chromeo + Michael Jackson would sound like if MJ were alive today. It’s easy to dish out comparisons to Daft Punk and/or Chromeo (in this case both) whenever a slow-funk, vocodered disco track comes along. In this instance, Blue Satellite’s remix is certainly worthy of such lofty comparisons. When you factor in the MJ-esque vocals with this style of throwback deep funk, it’s impossible not to listen to the song over and over and over again. Grab this freebie and glide across the dancefloor…
Cleveland’s emerging indie group, SomeKindaWonderful, releases a free download of their rendition of Moby’s “Everything That Rises” (off his latest album Innocents) that features a new top line vocal. Following up on their last singles, “Reverse” and “Police,” the group layers dark lyrics over a cinematic backdrop for an emotional offering. SomeKindaWonderful are quickly establishing a strong crossover presence. Have a listen to “Everything That Rises” after the jump.
One of the standout tracks on Shy Girls’ new “Timeshare” EP is the poppy R&B ballad “Second Heartbeat”. And fresh out of the remix oven, we’ve got a warm, buttery disco biscuit courtesy of Karl Kling. Karl Kling’s electronic pop remix ups the tempo of the original and adds the perfect amount of disco, keeping the swoon meter on high.
Londoner Katy B continues her reputation as an über-talented vocalist and top collaborator with this latest offering produced by Berlin’s George FitzGerald who has had a banner year with releases on Scuba’s Hotflush & Defected along with an Essential Mix back in January. “I Like You” features Katy’s full-bodied vocals atop Fitzgerald’s complementary groove in a near perfect manner, making me hope that the two match up again in the studio sometime in the future. “I Like You” will act as the B-side to Katy’s 5 AM which will see release on November 5th here in the US. √+
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.
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.
Yeah Boy is the infectious new side project from Parachute Youth‘s Johnny Castro. A very recent endeavor, Castro just posted up the first single last month under the new moniker — a piano-laden Pop jam titled “Can’t Get Enough” that you find yourself somehow singing along to after only one listen. The upbeat track will see release October 27th followed up by a full EP promised for this fall.
Castro has put together a nice little minimix for us as well, featuring some of our favorite folks including Julio Bashmore, Chris Malinchak, Rory Philips, and more. Have a listen to the mix and single below.
It’s Thursday, which means another 10 free tracks to put in your pocket from your friends here at GDD™. This week, aRod and I have gathered a diverse selection for you with originals, remixes, and edits all making an appearance. Make sure to hit the zip downloads to grab them all and feel free to browse by previewing each track on the Soundcloud players below.
The turn down is real in Shlohmo‘s latest post-2 a.m. remix. Pitched vocals with rumbling sub-bass and rolling looped hi-hats complete the Shlohmo transformation that will leave you floored post-club. Laura Mvula is someone to keep an eye on here as well, with Prince wishing her the best before her massive performance in LA last night. It wouldn’t be Shlohmo if he wasn’t ahead of the curve.
It’s been over a year since the LA based band Mansions On The Moon have graced the internet with their panoramic electronic/pop/rock. The four members, each equally talented, bring back the element of live instrumentation to the electronic scene. Soulful vocals illuminated by reverb liven up this electronic soundscape. It’s easy listening meets spiritually enhancing lyrics in this enchanting metaphorical tale about an awe inspiring relationship.