Melbourne-based Indie Synthpoppers, Strange Talk, released the first single, “Cast Away,” last month from their forthcoming debut album due out in 2013, and the band has commissioned our mate Plastic Plates for a fantastic remix that stays true to the catchy vocals of the original while adding a healthy amount of Tropical vibes and funktastic bassline. Strange Talk will also be playing a string of dates in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York this month, so make sure to read on after the jump for more info on show dates. √+
Welcome back to our infamous weekly round-up aka THE DIRT, bundling a collection of grade-A tunage to get you through the week or kick-off your weekend! I’m happy to present our 90th edition this week, featuring a collaborative curation of our very own BONES with the one and only Viceroy of powerhouse music outlet VACAY VITAMINS. I’ve teamed up with the SF-based boy wonder to bring you a spectrum of genres guaranteed to put the bounce in our booty. Shall we begin?
Our favorite coconut water, Vitacoco, and Sultan of Summertime, Viceroy, have teamed up to bring you the Vita Tapes. A special mixtape series to keep you dancing all year long with a tropo state of mind while you stay fully hydrated!
Back in June, The Magician announced that he would be taking a three month break from putting out any Magic Tapes, much to the dismay of his loyal fans. And much to their delight, The Magician returned last week with Magic Tape Twenty-Five. The anticipation was high for the new mixtape and The Magish couldn’t have picked a better tune to kick off the highly anticipated mix than the Amine Edge & DANCE remix of “Things I Didn’t Know I Loved” by our boy Felix aka Plastic Plates. The crisp, dark groove + haunting vocals not only set the tone of the mixtape, they’re also a perfect indicator that a new equinox is upon us.
Check out the moody Fall vibes with the FREE download below, as well as stream the “Things I Didn’t Know I Loved EP!”
Fixtapes are Mixtapes geared specifically for your ride. This tape is about constant motion and positive vibes to keep your legs cranking while your heart is pumping. It’s a new series by the Sole Bicycle guys which will feature a new artist every month resulting in quite an awesome compilation. I, Tropicool, was lucky enough to kick things off with Volume One. Enjoi!
2012 has been a triumphant return for Van She, whose new album, “Ideas of Happiness”, is all set to be released on July 6th. The second release from the album, “Jamaica” is already one of Summer 2012’s biggest anthems. And who better to amp up the Summer anthem vibes than Plastic Plates (featured HERE just last night). To get folks excited for the album release, Modular are giving away the Plastic Plates remix of “Jamaica” for FREE!
Don’t half ass any listens on this track. Felix Plastic Plates delivers the goods BIG TIME on this one with some innovative percussion and synth work. To hear every glorious note, make sure this track gets played on nothing but prime sound systems.
Remember this one from many Magic Tapes ago? Bet your ass you do. It was part of what many call their favorite all time Magic Tape, The Magician’sMagic Tape Eighteen. The Magish started things off in the best possible way with “Running Back to You” by Perseus and then kicked things into gear with tracks like “At Night” by Chris Malinchak, “Dirty Talk” by Oliver, an unnamed Gigamesh demo (which turned out to be “Your Body”) and this fantastic remix of Sneaky Sound System’s “Friends” by our boy Felix, aka Plastic Plates. Killer Magic Tape. Mr. Plastic Plates decided to do the world a solid and upload the track onto his SoundCloud. Enjoy that deep boogie…