We wouldn’t normally feature mashups and whatnot. It opens the floodgates to a whole tidal wave of shite that we don;t really want on the site. However, we are just going to leave this one here for you, because it;s so infectious you’ll probably be needing it for the coming holiday weekend.
Heavy Disco bass man Ali Jamieson has thrown together M83’s Oblivion with Tina Cross’ Koo Dé Tah’s Body Talk to funky effect. Having the spark of inspiration in-between assisting in the recording of an acoustic cover of Oblivion and making a mental link to FM Attacks’ Yesterday, which, as you know, is practically an edit of Body Talk, Jaimeson excised the track from his mind to your speakers with this free download. There’s a lot to enjoy here, if you know both the track you know what you’re getting with a little Ali Jaimeson Heavy Disco flair. Welcome to your weekend.
♫ M83 Vs. Koo Dé Tah – Oblivion/Body Talk (Ali Jamieson Bootleg)
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Fall is the next single to be taken from Australian ElectroPop duo The Presets’ award winning (well, electronic rumors award, anyway) Pacifica album. The single, one of the bigger tunes on the album, comes equipped with a reMix package featuring the likes of Alan Braxe, SymbolOne, Hook ‘N’ Sling, Erick Rincon, Ta-Ku and this mix from, LA based, Danish producer Tomas Barfod.
Barfood cooks up a warm, enveloping, deep dance version of the tune. Folding in a slight House vibe and loads of big, progressive, sounds. Delivering a track that could work either as a hands-in-the-air sunrise tune or something more groovy and intimate, Barfood works a classic dancefloor sound and keeps the emotional content at the fore. While you’re here, check out Erick Rincon mix too, taking a different route, Rincon mashed the song to a jump-up beat and some tribal House electronics.
♫ The Presets – Fall (Tomas Barfod reMix)
♫ The Presets – Fall (Erick Rincon reMix)
The Presets’ Fall is out soon on Modular Recordings.
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Manchester’s Swiss Lips might be pretty irritating, but they sure can write a catchy chorus, and more to the point, sure can pick some amazing reMixers. Next up to tackle their single U Got The Power is the so-far flawless London based ElectroPop duo Avec Sans. Avec and Sans are two words we just can’t resist, and for good reason.
Avec Sans really do make the track their own, giving the track the same kind of shimmer that their two original releases have, with a hint of Chvrches’ Lies in there too (which is unsurprising seeing as Avec Sans and Chvrches are the new sound of British ElectroPop, there’s bound to be some crossover in there somewhere). Applied to Swiss Lips tune, Avec Sans rushes of synthetic emotion and punchy basslines become the tracks centrepiece, merely accompanied by the vocals. We do love Avec Sans sound around these parts.
♫ Swiss Lips – U Got The Power (Avec Sans reMix)
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We first featured Belgian Electro-Rockers Goose back in 2010. Now we have an excuse to again as fellow Belgian producer, and one of our favourite artists of recent years Moonlight Matters has reMixes their new single, Real.
Working with something other than your usual dance track has given Moonlight Matters free reign to try something a bit different. Anyone expecting Seba’s usual early 90s Pop-House anthem might be disappointed, but come to the track with an open mind and you’ll be delivered a satisfying, involving tune. A majestic slab of synthesizer Pop with a militaristic feel, it’s a reMix that commands your attention with trumpeting stabs and rolling beats that serve the call-to-arms vocals perfectly. Industrial Disco anyone?
♫ Goose – Real (Moonlight Matters reMix)
Goose’s new album, Control Control Control, is released 14th April.
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No, not Bee Gee’s You Should Be Dancing. This is the new single from Bristolian noiseniks The Other Tribe. The crew are giving the single away for free, although I’m sure we’ll get some a reMix package in the future, in order to bring a little of their sunshiny, festival, vibe into our grey winter.
Exemplifying the Other Tribe’s trademark mix of big ElectroPop and Tribal House, We Should Be Dancing serves up a platter of sunshine fun riding on a particularly Depeche Mode bassline. The percussion, as always is a big driving force in this track, and what makes The Other Tribe so good live, and the track is a big more hazy than the anthemic Skirts. With a slight Disco groove, this is one for summer evenings with friends.
♫ The Other Tribe – We Should Be Dancing
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Sun is the second single to be taken from Two Door Cinema Club’s new album Becon. Amongst those pulling reMix duties on the release is San Francisco Nu-Disco producer Viceroy. Fresh from the success of his Dream Of Bombay single with Chela, Viceroy is in the zone right now and this mix is no exception.
Delivering a more ElectroPop track than we’re used to from Viceroy, he still manages to inject the upbeat synthy tune with his trademark beach-party Disco. Bringing bright retro stabs to the mix, Viceroy give his reMix a slightly 80s vibe that mixes well with his feel-good Tropical groove. There’s nothing about this one that doesn’t make you feel good.
♫ Two Door Cinema Club – Sun (Viceroy reMix)
Two Door Cinema Club’s Beacon is out now.
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One of the UK’s best ElectroPop/Indie-electro outfits, Fenech-Soler, return this week with plans to unleash their second album later in the year and a taste of what to expect. It’s been a rough year or so for these guys, but they are back, fighting fit, and gearing up for a sold-out tour before the album drops.
Following last October’s All I Know single, this new track, Maiyu, proves why Fenech-Soler never disappoint. Kicking off with a deep Housey bassline, the track slowly builds into a rapturous, glitzy, ElectroPop anthem. Taking it’s time to switch between it’s pulsating, dirty synth bass grove and huge euphoric keys, Maiyu, takes you along for the ride as it dips and builds. Assisted by Ben;s rousing vocals and evocative lead lines the track build toward percussion fuelled finale that is sure to see this one as a live favourite.
♫ Fenech-Soler – Maiyu
Fenech-Soler’s new album is due out later this year.
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This is the new single from Spiller. It’s called Urastar, it features Nina Miranda, and it;s quite a lovely slice of laid back French House and DiscoPop.
The video however, is terrifying. That is all.
Spiller’s Urastar is out now.
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Well, it’s official. as we speculated LA Indie-Dreamwavers Young Digerati are no more. Apparently after being dropped by Rocket Music Management (who we had dealings with are were abysmally incompetent) the guys went their separate ways. Where those ways will lead is anyone guess. Except for frontman Jeff Thompson no guesses are necessary, he’s just delivered the first tune from his new project Strangeheart.
Strangeheart’s In Another Life is pure summery Indie-Pop bliss. Balancing playful guitars with shimmering, romantic synths and a insanely catchy lyric. Seriously, if you listen to this track three times or more it will infect your brain for the rest of the day. Taken from Strangeheart’s forthcoming début EP, In Another Life is both bouncy and fun, and emotionally authentic. Proper LA grooves. We’ll be looking forward to Strangeheart’s EP.
♫ Strangeheart – In Another Life
Strangeheart’s début EP is out soon.
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Oh, go on then, we’ll have one more reMix of MNDR’s Feed Me Diamonds. Partly because we’re big MNDR fans, partly because we’re also pretty fond on Canadian groover Robotaki. But mostly because Robotaki has done a sterling job here, the best Disco version we’ve heard.
Robotaki has got a perfect grasp of Amanda’s vocals, and the rhythm of the song, as he completely retextualises her voice but allows it to keep it’s own intention. The vocals become a big sweeping Disco top line when presented with Robotaki’s 70’s synth disco. Expect loads of rapid percussion on ringing bells. The best way to describe it is to quote Robotaki: “Totally watched an old kung-fu flicks while this was being made.” There you go.
♫ MNDR - Feed Me Diamonds (Robotaki reMix).
MNDR’s Feed Me Diamonds is out now.
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