The vivacious sounds MS MR have come to define the modern sub-pop scene, and RAC is an artist who not only has impeccable taste, but know’s how to insert his own to amplify the energy of an original before the scene gets a solid grip on a track. Together the two artists combine for this remix that somehow finds a way to breathe positive life into lyrics that dwell on a failed relationship. An exaltation of sound, one can’t help but feel the freedom associated with the exclamatory vibes oozing from the original and the dance driven beat behind the remix.
“Giving It All” is the tender new single from Bondax, due out on UK-based imprint Relentless on the 22nd of September. Just as the guys announced their upcoming UK headline tour this fall, fellow Brit, Joe Goddard, lent his talents to the forthcoming release, remixing the pleasant single while simultaneously reporting that he’ll be a special guest at the London stop of the tour on October 4th at Factory 7. Eyes on iTunes next month for the EP release.
16 year old Lorde is taking the world by storm. Selling out her debut shows recently in New York and Los Angeles and selling them out again in massive venues in major cities this fall, the young singer/songwriter seems to be a prodigy of sorts, and everyone seems to get it. Hailing from New Zealand, Lorde will be releasing her debut album, Pure Heroine, this September, which is expected to top charts around the globe after she became the first solo female singer in 17 years to top Billboard’s Alternative chart. Crazy, right? Well, in honor of her adding more dates to her insanely popular tour upcoming, we wanted to showcase a pair of remixes of her hit track “Royals” that are not as good as the original, but very good nonetheless.
The first is from GDD™ homie, Jean Raw, who keeps an uplifting vibe — screaming for fun, daytime play.
The second is from UTRB (Until the Ribbon Breaks), who will be performing as a live band for all 8 dates of Lorde’s upcoming tour as direct support. This one is more of a reinterpretation than a remix, or as UTRB put it — a “reimagination.” Very pleasant and well put together.
Just yesterday I was listening to RAC‘s new remix on the Verve Remixed compilation and thought to myself, “It’d be really nice to hear an original from André to see what he’s been up to other than remixes lately.” Well, the cosmos have given a quick reply to my internal question, as the preview to the new single from RAC was posted to Soundcloud this morning featuring vocals from Bloc Party’s Kele and New York duo MNDR. “Let Go” is a summery Pop jam, with a tropical feel and lovely male/female vocal interaction. Looking forward to hearing the whole thing when it’s released next Tuesday.
From living with no hot water or cell phone after a commercially unsuccessful first album to being named Rolling Stone’s “Best Secret Weapon” in 2011, writing eight #1 singles in the year alone, Bonnie McKee‘s career appears to be taking on new direction. As she bursts into the pop music scene for round two, business mixes with pleasure as her boyfriend Oligee (1/2 of Oliver) teams up with his musical other half, U-Tern, to remix her hit single, “American Girl.” The product of this talented power couple is a club anthem set to have you shuffling at the dance breaks and belting the lyrics when the chorus hits. The original by McKee is available to purchase on iTunes.
Big ups to big boy Pat Lok for surpassing 5,000 fans on Facebook recently. In celebration of this high mark, Pat Lok is giving away some free booty – a bootleg of “Take Back the Night” by Justin Timberlake. Whether you’re takin’ back the night or takin’ back the day, this disco house shuffler will pop on any dance floor from the beach to the club.
If you weren’t part of the first 5,000, be part of the next 5,000 & give the Pat Lok Facebook Page a ‘like’ & grab his classy ‘Day X Nite’ remix of JT for FREE!
I first heard this song earlier this week on KCRW here in Los Angeles and was so blown away by it that I had to break out good ol’ Shazam to find it’s maker. In my search I found that it comes from Chicago-born, DJ Colette, and is part of her forthcoming LP due out on August 27th via her own label, Candy Talk Records. Colette cites influence from the likes of Kraftwerk, Romanthony, and Africa Bambaataa for this free single which sonically highlights the vocalist/producer’s vocal range and Oizo-esque synth work. Grab it for free below. √+
Every dance track you have read about or will read about this season will claim to be THE Summertime song. But no song has captured the full spirit of Summer the way Body Language’s “Well Absolutely” has done. ”Well Absolutely” has upbeat, sexy + soulful vibrations throughout, enough to crossover into any & every disco, indie, house & electropop Summer playlist.
The full length album by Body Language, entitled “Grammar” will be out in September. In the meantime, “Well Absolutely” is out NOW via Lavish Habits (BUY). And don’t forget to check out the equally vibrant video below!
Summer is in full swing, and after a huge 4th of July weekend what better than to keep the vibes rolling along with a new one from our GDD fav Viceroy! This time, the SF-based wonder churns out an official remix for Maroon 5‘s new single “Love Somebody.” This one reminds me of earlier indie-dance tracks we used to love from the likes of Grum and Fred Falke. Get your hands on it below!
Artwork by Daiana Feuer
Today we are featuring the first track in a series of classic edits by L.A.’s own LUXXURY. This new project will feature dubby, sexed-up edits of classic tunes by classic artists. Editing classics can be tricky & dangerous but LUXXURY understands the challenge & proves his worthiness when it comes to revitalizing a classic. The first edit (in a series of six) is “Vogue” by Madonna. By accentuating the buried gold in the original multitrack stems & limiting the usage of too many modern tricks, LUXXURY keeps “Vogue” sounding fresh & exciting without losing any of its timelessness and shows us that slow + sexy is the way…