What’s up my fellow dirty dancers, I hope your weekend is treating you as well as it is treating me. This has been a great week in music, whether your in Miami or not (and if you are, I want you to know I hate you a little bit). Anyways, I was very honored when FuzZ, Avedon and Zedex all decided to contribute to this weeks dirt! From complex IDM to French House, the three artists certainly differ in their sound, but not their unmistakable talent. With a wide range of songs to choose from on this weeks dirt, there is certainly something for all of you. So without further ado, myself, Fuzz, Avedon and Zedex present this week’s dirt after the jump!
*Check out the exclusive tracks from Fuzz, Zedex & St. Andrew!
In August, we threw a remix competition in conjunction with the release of Booth, the debut EP from Metamimetic artist and GDD homie, Sam Wilkes. We received a grip of entries, and have thoroughly enjoyed listening to them all – there were some really sick submissions, but there could only be one winner. Big ups to DJ Avedon, an LA-based New Yorker, whose Dutch House rendition of the Wilkes track really stood out among some stiff competition:
• Sam Wilkes – Let Him Go (Avedon Remix)
Other notable mentions go to Dreamweaver for his disco-house take on the track, and the innovative tropical fidget of Tiny Giant, whose remix was already featured on Pelski last month:
• Sam Wilkes – Let Him Go (Dreamweaver Remix)
• Sam Wilkes – Let Him Go (Tiny Giant Remix)
Wassup dirty dancers?! After a pretty nutty weekend, here are some fist-pumping new jams from all corners of the globe to start your week afresh. First up, Miles Sherman an LA-based New Yorker playing under the guise of Avedon
has just dropped a storming remix of Soul II Soul
classic ‘Back To Life’. I’ve never really bought into the Dutch House thing, but with more tracks like this, I’d be willing to change my stance. Big builds and 90s nostalgia meets some Bart Bmore
-esque synths. Banging tune:
‘s longtime support act Paul Chambers
is dropping his ‘Yeah, Techno!’ EP this week on Erol Alkan
label, featuring b-sides from Soulwax and Beataucue
. Soulwax provide the standout remix on the EP, the Belgians laying down their trademark heavy synths over an already heavy-ish track.
• Paul Chambers – Yeah, Techno! (Soulwax mix) (link removed by request)
From one banger to the next: In April, Herve
announced via twitter that he and Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim
were planning a collab, the result of which is set for release in two parts via Cook’s legendary Skint
label. The EP entitled ‘Machines Can Do The Work’ will feature remixes from Herve under his pseudonym Action Man, as well as Joris Voorn
You can get your mits on the full first half of the EP via Beatport.
Moving on to something a little more mellow…
Originally from Zimbabwe and now residing in Hackney, North-East London, Tinashe
has been kicking up a lot of heat with his shows in and around London lately, pushing a soulful disco and afrobeat sound. Tinashe’s ‘Zambezi’ EP is set to drop at the end of June via Mango Recordings
and the label were kind enough to send over MJ Cole
‘s fresh new remix of Tinashe’s forthcoming single:
Dubwise, I’ve been bigging up Breakage
for some time now, and this latest effort fails to disappoint; transforming R&B songstress Melanie Fiona
‘s ‘It Kills Me’ into one of the most catchy UK Garage tracks I’ve heard in 2010.