Our very own aRod returns with another seasonal mix – FallGaze 2013. Whether it’s warm indie/disco sounds to fit the feel of the Indian Summer or darker, sexier deep house/minimal sounds to go with the cooler, moody feel of Autumn, this mix will fit whatever vibe you’re feelin’. The track list includes originals from Nadia Ksaiba, Hot Natured, LUXRY & Daniel Avery plus remixes by Diamond Cut, Grafton Primary, GRUM, Jonas Rathsman, PIXELATED and many more. Extra special shout out goes to the artists/labels/management who helped out with a few exclusives (Kaytranada’s remix of “Perfect Form” by Cyril Hahn and Joe Goddard’s remix of “Everything You Never Had” by Breach).
When you get a press release for a track and the description begins with “7 and a half minute mix of liquid disco bass, afro-cuban percussion and gospel tinged harmonies” you don’t think, you just download. And listen. Throw the cherry on top that Hot Chip/The 2 Bears member Joe Goddard is the one on remix duties, and you inherently will be dancing while listening. Needless to say, I was positively elated when that aforementioned Afro-Cuban percussion started coming through my headphones, which slowly gave way to the soulful vocals of Black Orange Juice (Coolest Band Name of 2013 nominee).
The song is available for free download via Mixmag, so have a listen to the track below and get that ish in your iTunes pronto!
And for you Londoners, Black Orange Juice will be playing their debut show October 17th at the Old Queen’s Head for their EP launch show. Check that out if you’re in the area!
“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.
Joe Goddard has the Midas touch when it comes to releasing bliss-tinged dance music. With Summer in full swing, Hot Chip member Goddard’s new Taking Over EP could not have come at a better time. The piano driven single Step Together also features the German techno producer Boris Dlugosch who has been tight with the BNR camp the last few years. You can pick up the full release on iTunes via Goddard’s own Greco Roman imprint.
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.
Joe Goddard, of Hot Chip, is making our lives a little bit better with his remix of Disclosure‘s “Control.” With beefy synths, great percussive work, a solid arrangement, and a cool vibe, the track has just about every ingredient necessary for it to be enjoyed to the fullest. Head on after the jump to hear what it’s all about.
Much to my excitement, The 2 Bears announced today that they will be releasing their debut album, Be Strong, on DFA Records digitally on January 31st, with a physical release coming sometime in the spring. Encompassing multiple genres from UK Funky to Dancehall to a bit of Garage, Be Strong embodies a sense of London soul that Joe Goddard and Raf Daddy have built up together over the past year or so, and it’s this uniqueness that has made me such a fan. To tide you over until the release in 2012, The 2 Bears have sent over the brand new music video to their track, ‘Work,’ which will be found on the new album.
First I was a fan of Hot Chip. Then I found The 2 Bears. Now, it seems as if Joe Goddard will also be doing a solo project under his own moniker. As it was with his last musical endeavors, Joe Goddard strays from the norm and creates something fresh, catchy, and tasteful. His latest release is a deep take on Tyson’s ‘After You’re Gone,’ and the amalgam of Goddard’s bold usage of Acid basslines and Tyson’s 70’s Disco vocals proves to be a knockout in this 8 minute epic.
Raf Rundell and Joe Goddard AKA The 2 Bears are up there with my top 5 acts of 2011 so far. Their refreshing sound has been evident in all 4 of their EPs since March of 2010, and it seems as if they show no signs of letting up. With elements of Garage, Funk, Tech, and their own brand of Electronica, The 2 Bears consistently outdo themselves with brilliant production. Last month, the duo put out a promo mix for last weekend’s Bestival on the Isle of Wight, and it’s a good one. Complete with plenty of originals off of their newest EP, Bear Hug, as well as a few from the likes of LOL Boys, Toddla T, Jamie XX, and more, this hour+ long mix will definitely get you movin’. Can we please get them out to tour the US as soon as possible? Who’s with me?
Mika Vaino – Ensimmäinen Valo
The 2 Bears – Be Strong (Accapella)
Terrence Parker – Your Love
Menta – Unknown
Hot Chip – One Life Stand (Accapella)
Kink – Dame Mas
Kenlou – Bangin
Grain – Black 2
Joe Goddard – Gabriel
The 2 Bears – Bear Hug
The Kikumoto Project – Bending Time
Joe – Claptrap
Adele – Rolling In The Deep (Jamie XX Mix)
LOL Boys – Aisle Seat
Heartbreak – Blaze Up
Arttu – Rise Up
Toddla T – Take It Back (Dillon Francis Mix)
Toddla T – Take It Back (The 2 Bears Remix)
The 2 Bears – Mercy Time
Cajmere & Gene Farris – Through The Looking Glass
Tripmastaz – Roll Dat
The 2 Bears – In My Brain Is Like A Computer (Telling Me What To Do)
Aril Brikha – Groove La Chord
The 2 Bears – Take A Look Around (Accapella)
Muzique – Jazz 1
Number 1 – Todd Edwards Remix Ft Lauryn Hill
Grain – You Don’t Know It
The 2 Bears – Bear Hug (Accapella)
UR – S.I.D 4
Al Green – Love And Happiness
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs has been signed to Polydor for his debut LP to be released sometime in 2012. The album will feature new and previously released tracks from Orlando, and in the mean time, Polydor will be putting out an EP for the track that came out on Greco-Roman last year, ‘Garden.’ The remix pack will be ready for purchase on October 2nd and is heavy with talent including Soul Clap, Hackman, Hot Chip‘s Joe Goddard, and more. Give a listen to Joe’s groovy take on the original below.