Viceroy’s at it again, sticking to his “Summertime, All the Time” mantra on his brand new remix of Washington, DC indie electronic band Brett. Viceroy takes the funky feel of the original and splashes it with his trademark summer colors. Sunny piano, sweet, bouncy lyrics and frolicking disco vibes make Brett + Viceroy the perfect fit to keep those dark days full of light.
Just looking at this photo of Jessie Ware & Joe Goddard (Hot Chip/The 2 Bears) in a studio is enough to get any music lover excited. The two brilliant artists were captured in the studio together working on his remix of her track “Night Light”. As utterly fantastic as the finished product is (a stunning, dancefloor storming, deep electro remix), the video of Miss Ware & Mr. Goddard in the studio is equally amazing to watch. Sit back and enjoy the video below as you catch a rare glimpse of an artist and remixer coming together to share ideas on a remix. Then, after the video, stand up and dance.
When it comes to remixes, Duke Dumont has a knack for putting his own stamp on a track and turning it into something fresh and original. He’s often called a producer’s producer and rightfully so. As expressed in a recent interview with The Line of Best Fit, he’s very respectful when it comes to the process and art of music production. The diversity of artists he has remixed (Santigold, Metronomy, ZZT, Bonobo, Mystery Jets) is a testament to his unique style and his respect for all genres of music. His latest gem of a remix is for the ethereal song “Your Drums, Your Love” by AlunaGeorge. It’s a beautifully crafted remix and the combination of AlunaGeorge and Duke Dumont is RED RED HOT.
The “Your Drums, Your Love” EP is out October 15th [Pre-order HERE]
Alex Metric continues to exemplify his Midas touch this week with a stream of his latest remix for the lovely Ellie Goulding. “Anything Could Happen” is the first single from Goulding’s forthcoming album, Halcyon, and London-based Alex Metric has gone to work on the Poppy, lighthearted original in a big way — adding in a Kavinsky-esque sound fit for your Testarossa. Release date TBA for this bad boy.
After last year’s CHAIND Vol.1, witch house wizards White Ring, proved to become the ambassadors of the occult ghetto grave-rave tunes. This week they gave away their Waka Flocka ‘Murda‘ remix as a preview of their upcoming tape CHAIND Vol.2. Filled with machine guns, horror synths & stuttering demonic raps, White Ring smothered the life out of the original… reassuring this new mixtape will be more than satisfying for all you hooligan ravers out there.
The roaring production of the mysterious WHIIITE has struck again – this time with a giveaway sinster moombahcore bootleg remix of Birdy Nam Nam & Skrillex’s “Goin In”, and his heavy-hitting official remix for Cypress Hill & Rusko’s “Shots Go Off.” I would say don’t sleep on these tracks, but after you listen you won’t be able to anyway. BOOM.
Round two of Science Sundays is already upon us and what better chemical to bring into the mix than the first one I put in my body this morning? Don’t get any of the wrong ideas guys… just caffeine. There are few things I delight in more (slash find absolutely necessary to have in my life every day) than a joyous cup of coffee, and that in large part is due to its caffeine content. Caffeine, for all you terminology nerds, is a xanthine alkaloid that acts as a acetylcholinesterase inhibitor. OK, so that basically means it’s a stimulant. It perks you up, helps keep you clear and focused, and if you’re anything like me after three cappuccinos, can make you jittery and energetic.
So there we have it. Below are a few songs I enjoy, ones that I find help me wake up in the morning, put my head in a nice and clear space, keep me tapping my feet in my desk chair, and ward off any yawns or feelings of exhaustion of the moment. So if you’re feeling a little groggy on Monday morning, or start slowing down at work in the afternoon, fill up your favorite mug and press play. I promise you’ll be right as rain in no time.
A great thing about electronic music and its classic anthems is that they are will never be forgotten thanks to the bootleg remixes, refixes, and re-rubs that revive these tunes to be celebrated again and again. The infamous festival staple “Meet Her At The Love Parade” from Da Hool is a prime example for this rebirth, with countless versions having been created over the years. Earlier this year, the Swedish duo Savage Skulls gave us a preview of their own re-rub, and today the boys sent us the full track to giveaway to you dirty dancers. Jump back on the festival float with this massiveness!
With its unique sound plus sweet yet heartbreaking vocals, “Your Drums, Your Love” by AlunaGeorge is one of the finest songs of 2012. The UK duo has been hard at work on their new album, set for release sometime in 2013. In the meantime, AlunaGeorge gives us “Your Drums, Your Love”, complete with a remix package that includes reworks by Duke Dumont (YES), The Prototypes, Deebs and Lil Silva. Check out the crispy, charged up Lil Silva remix below and keep an eye out for the remix package coming out October 15th via Island Records.