Whenever the latest RA Live Session comes out I drop everything to see what the latest and greatest has to offer. In a world where DJ’s reign supreme, the come up seems to be strong with those looking to innovate and create on the fly. David August has already had a big week with the release his official remix for The Acid which is rapidly racking up the play counts, and this RA Session will be one in the same. Sampling the revered Alfred Hitchcock, August finds inspiration in the author’s haunting words of wisdom as he creates a fully improvised 16 minute live piece that is bar none my favorite session to date.
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The unique productions of Berlin’s David August are difficult to classify. No matter the BPM or style, he always manages to create something balanced and beautiful. Having only released a handful of remixes over the past year since his “TIMES” album release, August decided to throw us a freebie. “Her Myth” is an ambient-yet-melodic piece that probably shouldn’t be available for free. This gorgeous track is simple, elegant, groovy at times. Enjoy as the bass line and percussion elements get sprinkle in one by one, then grab the free download.
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Earlier this week, Future Classic released a remix package for Flight Facilities new single, “With You ft. Grovesnor.” With lyrics from Hot Chip‘s drummer Grovesnor, “With You” perfectly places a story of distraught love against a lighthearted, pop electronic backdrop.Flight Facilitiescommissioned remixes from two of my favorite producers, who each add a deeper and more complex sound to the track. Danny Daze makes the track perfect for those after hours sets, while David August turns it into the perfect companion for deep contemplation on a long drive home.
Check out remixes from David August and Danny Daze after the jump!