In the spirit of the season, the polar points align as AROD and BONES bring you the 3rd annual HOLIDAZE MIX. This time around we showcase tracks from the likes of Chris Malinchak, No Regular Play, Soul Clap, Hot Natured, Villa, CHVRCHES, Kidnap Kid, Route 94, Amine Edge & Dance, Jonas Rathsman, Mike Mago, and many more. The product is an hour long of soulful grooves that will warm any winter night, whether traveling to loved ones or finding your own path on the mountain slopes, let this be your compass and heartbeat to get you through safe and sound.
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Remix royalty, MK (aka Marc Kinchen), is back with another strong showing today for Food Music boss, Shadow Child‘s, latest single “Friday” featuring vocals from Takura. Filled to the brim with piano and quick vocal cuts, MK stays true to the definitive House vibe from Shadow Child’s original while stripping away his bouncing bassline. In my opinion, you’d have to make a very strong argument to make me believe that anyone is nailing remixes like Marc Kinchen right now. √+
2013 marks the 10-year anniversary of Toolroom Records — the UK-based imprint founded by the legendary Mark Knight. To celebrate the seminal benchmark in the label’s history, Toolroom has gone back through the years and handpicked 100 tracks from the back catalogue for a historical compilation of massive proportions.
Additionally, Toolroom has selected a number of all-star singles to re-release along with remixes, including this 2006 smash from Dave Spoon titled “At Night.” Spoon, now known to most “new” dance fans as Shadow Child, has called upon fellow Brit T.Williams to help him remix the Electro/House/Tech crossover hit, adding in a fresh bassline and some Garage percussion.
Find a ton of great content on Toolroom Ten here, and have a listen to the new remix below.
GDD™ fav, Shadow Child, posted up his new remix of Javeon‘s “Lovesong” today on Soundcloud, and, as usual with the Dave Spoon side project, it’s a strong bassline tune. The remix will see release via PMR Records “soon” according to the text on Soundcloud. Eager to see the whole release package. Listen below and if you want to hear more Shadow Child, tune in to his weekly Rinse.fm radio show every Wednesday. He usually brings in some killer guests.
Not too much known about these 3 Brits from Northwestern England other than that they’ve caught the ear of Dave Spoon AKA Shadow Child & Kry Wolf for a debut release on their FOOD Music imprint out last month. Makes No Sense‘s Sling EP showcases an array of thumping, bass-heavy House music — right up the audible alley of imprint owner Shadow Child. The 3-track EP has received some serious support for a debut EP, receiving plays from Skream, Benga, Ardalan, Jaymo & Andy George, and many more. I think it’s definitely appropriate to add this trio to the growing list of top House & Bass coming out of England. Pick up the FOOD Music release here and check this mix the lads put together to celebrate their FOOD debut.
Yesterday, our good mate Doorly put together an 80-minute guest mix for us, featuring a handful of tunes we had never heard before. One of these tunes happened to be the closing track of the mix — a track called “disappearer” under a brand new project, Avec, consisting of Doorly and fellow UK producer, Dave Spoon (aka Shadow Child). “disappeared” is laden with piano and has an uplifting Disco House vibe to it. Oh ya, and did I mention that they brought in Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears for vocals? Yes, they did. And yes, it’s as good as you’d expect from these 3 together. Out on Southern Fried Records soon. √+
In the spirit of the festival weekend in Indio and the debut of the Yuma tent, I thought it would be more than appropriate then to feature the incredible new remixes of Hot Natured‘s anthemic Reverse Skydiving” with the melodic siren known as Anabel Englund. The original track was a bomb across this year’s WMC, and with the help of Shadow Child, Robert James, and Deetron – it’s on course to be a staple in sets all summer long. The product is (3) great versions that cover the house spectrum immensely (Shadow Child for us takes the cake). Set the vibe for your weekend…
ROBERT JAMES REMIX
SHADOW CHILD REMIX
Hot Natured in the studio
• Hear two new James Blake tracks
• Chicago’s Wavefront gives sneak peak of artists • LEME announces 2013 dates and lineup
• Shadow Child to make debut W.A.R appearance
• Psychemagik present Magik Sunrise
I check in on Shadow Child on a weekly basis at this point. His originals and remixes all seem to consistently hit the bullseye for me, and this rings true once again with his latest remix for English singer/songwriter, Lianne La Havas. The remix is forthcoming on Warner Music in the UK, where the original “Elusive” was released last July as part of Lianne’s debut album, Is Your Love Big Enough? Listen below. √+
Super suave Manchester band, Delphic, will be releasing their second studio album, Collections, this 28th of January on Polydor Records, just over three years since their acclaimed debut album, Acolyte, was released on the same imprint. Ten tracks make up the new album, including the first single “Baiya,” which I was overjoyed to find out has been remixed by one of my favorite producers of last year, Shadow Child. This should get you weekend-ready. √+