Wax Motif really just knows how to work with music. Whether it’s deep or energetic, mainstream or underground, seems like the native Australian has his ears to the ground with how to make things work. With two identities, one as the more mainstream Wax Motif, and the other as the deeply underground Playmode, it comes as no surprise that he’s been putting in some serious studio time. Most notably through the twittersphere we’ve seen that a lot of it has been with Destructo… and some rappers… so I can’t wait to see what officially comes from all that.
He just dropped his mega remix of the brand new Tinashe track, ‘2 On’ with an amazing feature from Schoolboy Q. Totally club ready and indubitably made for girls and guys to get down to (or get really down to… hehe) I’m hoping this energetic fusion of club / R&B / house is a sign of things to come from Wax Motif.
After releasing his debut Mizu EP last month, Hawaii’s Jacuzzi stirred up the future bass scene and maintained his momentum into the new year gaining support from well-respected artists like Pretty Lights. This week, Jacuzzi flexes his studio expertise once again for his remix of Tinashe’s “Vulnerable.” He transforms the seductive track with his own signature style bringing a mid-tempo feel with bass-heavy drums, melodic samples, and vocal edits. Have a listen below!
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.