Is New Beat coming back? I feel like I’m typing the words ‘New Beat’ a lot these days. Not that I mind, I grew up on the stuff, I had just always thought it was a forgotten genre. But suddenly there is a rash of New Beaty, EBMy, Acidy tunes and events going on. So it feels like there’s a New Beat resurgence happening, maybe because so many Belgian producers are breaking through these days and still feel that influence?
The latest tune to ride the trend comes from Aeroplane, maybe an unlikely source but he is Belgian, who got together in the studio with British producer Bot resulting in the track Country Business under the moniker of Beateria. It’s certainly an 808 fuelled, dirty Acid House, New Beat juggernaut, that’s deep and mysterious an anything else on those strobe lit dancefloors.
♫ Beateria – Country Business
Beateria’s Country Business is released 14th October on AeroPop.
Aeroplane – March 2013 Mix = Still committed to (somewhat) monthly mixes, despite his every increasing workload, Vito drops his latest round up of the good and the great in Nu-disco this month. One whole hour of the freshest upfront tunes, this should set you up for the weekend.
01. Teedra Moses – Be Your Girl (Kaytranada Extended Edition)
02. Rayko – Take It To The Top
03. Confection – This Time (It’s Personal)
04. Panthera Krause – Summer Breeze
05. Leon Sweet – GTTR
06. Spirit Catcher (Feat. Mr. Renard) – Final Call
07. HNQO feat BR – We Do It (H.O.S.H. reMix))
08. Had & The Ladyboy – Lovin’
09. The Decks Group Allstars – Jackin Givin Thanks
10. Grizzly Beat – Gun Shy (Lindstrøm reMix)
11. Duke Dumont (Feat. A*M*E) – Need U ( 100%) (Skreamix)
12. Dan Clare – Daydreamin
13. Sky Ferreira – Everything Is Embarrassing (MK reMix)
Recently Aeroplane’s own record label released it;s second single. Unite/Follow Me by €urocrats, a collaboration between Vito aeroplane and Dimitri From Paris. The single is awesome, definitely worth your attention, it sounds more DFP than Aeroplane, but that’s a good thing as we’re loving Dmitri’s recent out put, he’s ranking in our favourite producers right now. unfortunately we haven’t been able to feature the release here as AeroPop saw fit not to steam the single on SoundCloud or anywhere similar, but we can give it a nod with this awesome vocal reMix from Greece’s Eliot.
Eliot deliver a stunning take on the track to compliment his Dub version on the single. He perfectly captures the mood of the song, the late 80s orchestral stabs and horn hits, but makes the track his own. Although he keeps a lot of the track intact, the vocals, the rolling percussion, the Hooky bass, what’s really special here is the added vocals. Eliot takes a dance record, with a vocal hook, and turns it into a fully fledged song with verses and everything! The new vocals fit into the song so well, you would have thought there were part of Follow Me all along, resulting in on of the standout version of the track.
In his second reMix of the week Aeroplane keeps up the pressure. Turning his attention to German Indie band Pool’s Flex single, Vito delivers another slice of upbeat ElectroPop, this time weaving some of the original’s guitars into the mix and slowing things down a little, whilst sounding faster.
Normally we’d rather he excised the guitar, but right here it sounds amazing. Keeping that funky little lick actually makes the track. This is nicely juxtaposed by a growling analog bass and the brightest of synth riffs. This has the result of turning the hazy Folk of the original into an infectiously catchy Pop tune. Once again Aeroplane has taken a mediocre track, and turned it into gold. Surely it’s time for an Aeroplane reMix album?
Last summer Belgian producer Compuphonic released the Marques Toliver featuring Sunset. It’s a solid Deep House tune, but feels a little uninspired, a bit by-the-numbers if you will. Have no fear though, out this weeks is a pretty classy reMix collection that more than makes up for things Aeroplane, Waze & Odyssey, Aashton & Swift, David Keno, Fabio Giannelli & LPXZ all take their turn to deliver their version of the tune, sweeping up those smooth R&B vocals and making them something new. here’s out picks of the EP.
Aeroplane’s mix is probably the EP’s highlight, whipping up the track into a huge DiscoPop monster. With keys from a 70s cop show and plucked strings straight out of an 80s music video, Aeroplane makes everything bright and shiny. There’s hints of mid-80s Jean-Michelle Jarre in there, set to a stomping beat, and a big retro Pop sheen as Vito serves up one of the best Pop tracks of the year so far. Aashton & Swift take the track in the opposite direction, showing how deep Piano House should be done. Moody and exotic, with just the right amount of 90s House groove. The duo mange to combine a deep, deep, vibe with a light breezy track to create something that is both compellingly danceable, but fun too. Waze & Odyssey, on the other hand, turn in an undulating warehouse sound, loaded with bleeps and bass that makes us all nostalgic. The introduction of a slick organ riff compounds the track, bringing everything together for an intoxicating dancefloor experience. all-in-all it’s a sweet reMix collection that let’s the song shine the way it should have been allowed to all along.
Aeroplane – Not-So-Monthly Mix November 2012 = Just missing being actually November, here’s Vito’s latest mixtape which, as you can see from the tracklist, is packed full of Tropical, Disco and House sounds. It’s almost like a July mixtape!
01. Tropics – Popup Cinema (Kelpe reMix) 02. Mike Mago – Galactic (Behling & Simpson reMix) 03. Moulinex – Fauna 04. Rogue Vogue – Feel Love 05. Karmon (Feat. Terry Shand) – Take My Hand 06. Tim Green – 3 Days Ago 07. Tom Demac – Tanners 08. The Other Tribe – Sing With Your Feet 9. L’Equipe Du Son – Slow Notion (Dubka reMix) 10. Sumera – Bright Lies (Riptide reMix) 11. Klangkarussel – Sonnentanz
So first MB Disco take my favourite Giorgio Moroder track, E=mc², and release a bunch of rad reMixes of it. Then, when they decide to go for round two, they pick my second favourite Moroder track, which is 1977’s From Here To Eternity as the subject of this new reMix collection. Not only that, but alongside the likes of ATTAR!, Compuphonic and Fusty Delights there’s an Aeroplane reMix! What more could I ask for?
Vito drops something really special here, It’s like two generation of Disco geniuses, a meeting of minds. Punchy, infectious bass, Aeroplane’s take on Moroder style arpeggio Disco and a percussion fuelled beat give Moroder’s hushed robotic vocals a new lease of life. In 1977 this was the future, now, in 2012, Aeroplane is making sure the track is still just as cosmic and Sci-Fi as it ever was. Amazing work. And, yes, we always use the same picture of Giorgio, because it;s amazing!
♫ Giorgio Moroder – From Here To Eternity (Aeroplane reMix)
Giorgio Moroder Vs. MB Disco: From Here To Eternity is released 10th November.
Aeroplane is shifting things into full steam ahead mode with his new label AeroPop. Finally, this week, the imprints inguinal release dropped, it’s a tune from Vito himself with Chicago House legend Jamie Principle on vocal duties.
In Her Eyes is perfect DiscoPop, loaded to bursting point with funky basslines, twisting leads and a smooth, catchy vocal. Amongst a star studded reMix package featuring an inescapable amazing Disco tinged House mix from Tiger & Woods and work from Chopstick & Johnjon, sits this storming version from Mr. Louis La Roché. Probably the single’s standout reMix, Louis delivers a gritty Electro Disco with a soulful synth melody that soars above the track. Definitely the most uplifting tune of the package. In addition AeroPop are giving away this mix of the tune from Aussie Housemeister BeNi, who offers up a full-on House stompfest. Deep and irresistible.
♫ Aeroplane (Feat. Jamie Principle) – In Her Eyes (Louis La Roché reMix)
Well, it’s finally here. The long awaited reMix of Aeroplane’s We Can’t Fly, by LA Oliver duo Oliver. the fact that they’ve waited so long to release this much sought after track, even if they were saving it for Eskimo Records’ Eskimonde compilation, is quite bizarre, and probably harmed the track in terms of visibility. It’s easily worth the wait, but a bit disappointing that what could have been one of the tunes of the summer (summer 2010 that is) has been kinda’ wasted.
But, like we said, it was worth the wait. Thanks in majority to Oliver. The duo of Oliver ‘Oligee’ Goldstein and Vaughn ‘U-Tern’ Oliver have always been at the top of their game. Even two years ago they were producing slicker Dreamwave tinged Disco tunes than almost everybody else, and this reMix just proves it. It revolves around the vocals and this huge Funk synth riff that you just can’t help but nod your head too. It’s pure good times Disco with their trademark relaxing LA vibe. It’s a majestic track, that’s practically a dancefloor religious experience. Oh, and a little cowbell never hurt anyone.
♫ Aeroplane – We Can’t Fly (Oliver reMix)
Oliver’s reMix of Aeroplane’s We Can’t Fly will feature on Eskimo Records’ tenth anniversary box-set, Eskimonde – A Decade Of Eskimo Recordings, which drops 31st October.
Aeroplane – October 2012 Mix = Vito Aeroplane must be a busy man, what with starting his new AeroPop label and all, as this edition of his ‘monthly’ mixtapes is kinda’ September’s but a bit late, or something. Anyway, it a shiny Disco hour that includes the Tiger & Woods reMix of Aeroplane’s forthcoming new single.
01. Mayer Hawthorne – No Strings (RAC reMix)
02. Mock & Toof – My Head
03. Monitor 66 – Triscuits
04. Lloydski – Go To Sleep (La Royale’s Do Not Sleep Version)
05. Electic Sound – Pareos (Future Feelings reMix)
06. Dan Croll – From Nowhere (Ben Gomori’s ‘Staring You In The Eye’ reMix)
07. Aeroplane (Feat. Jamie Principle) – In Her Eyes (Tiger & Woods reMix)
08. Ultracity – Delta
09. MANIK & Jeremy Glenn – Parasol
10. Andre VII – Discoteca Clandestina (Bufi reMix)
11. Alterworks – You Are Given
12. Michoacan – Disco Sucks So Good (Dubka reMix)
13. Infinity Ink – Infinity (Claude Vonstroke reMix)
14. Bat For Lashes – All Your Gold (Hercules And Love Affair reMix)