For today’s mixtape offering we’re presenting something a little different. Mixmag’s In The Lab videos on YouTube have been smashing it recently. You don’t have to sit there for an hour watching someone mixing (unless you really want to). Just stick them on your big TV and listen to them like you would any other mixtape, only now you get to occasionally glance across at the little DJ playing live in the corner of your room.
We’ve got three for your here, all three we really enjoyed and can highly recommend, especially for pre-going out this weekend revelries. Check out recent live sets from Tensnake, in Mixmag’s London Lab, along with Little Boots and Goldroom & Le Youth B2B from Their Lab in LA.
Oh I don’t know what’s going on anymore. The man Goldroom’s Embrace, with Ariela Jacobs on vocals was one of our top tracks of 2013, and now the track is back, Jack. This time around Embrace features the vocals of original co-songwriter George Maple, and is the lead track on Goldroom’s freshly released new EP; It’s Like You Never Went Away (which has also got the Chela featuring stunner Fifteen on again). As we’re just pulling into Summer (fingers crossed!) it seems like the prefect time to dust off the old Embrace and give it another spin.
Like a fine wine Embrace seems to have got better with age. And more alcoholic; in the sense that everything feels like it’s been honed and refined and made, for want of a better word, richer. The new production sheen and slight tweak of arrangement seem to make the track more focused with Maples vocals a hair’s breadth more soulful. Other than that it’s nice to have a track that ruled our summer two years ago return to the top of the playlist pile.
♫ Goldroom (Feat. George Maple) – Embrace
Goldroom’s It’s Like You Never Went Away EP is out now.
Well, he’s been teasing it all week and now it’s here. The captain of the Chilled disco ship, Mr. Goldroom has unleashed his cover version of Indie outfit Fleet Foxes’ 2009 single, Mykonos. It’s Josh’s favourite tune from Fleet Foxes so not only does he perform a rare cover, but has also chose to sing on the track himself, something we’ve not heard much from since the his NightWaves days. Check it out below, it’s an absolutely free download, ‘cos Goldroom loves you.
Goldroom meshes some sweet nautical Disco vibes with a cheeky Indie vibe on this one. Driven by a pumping bassline, Josh’s cover of Mykonos threads lush pads, synthetic snares and big synth sweeps trough a tapestry of wicked little licks and a dreamy paradise atmosphere. His vocals do the track justice, and you can tell he’s having fun with the track. Top-down sunshine feels from this one.
Dreamwave originator and purveyor of all things nautical Disco Goldroom has treated us to a brand new reMix. He’s been a bit quiet recently, since‘Till Sunrise, due to all the constant gigging and whatnot so it’s nice to hear some fresh music. The object of his talents this time is Brummie Rebekah/Rebecca themed duo Ekkah’s single of last year, Last Chance To Dance. Soak it up.
Goldroom immediately drops you in the middle of some island bliss with rolling percussion and delicate arpeggios before launching into dreamy beach House vibes. Ekkah’s vocals have a certain soulful quality and skippy Pop groove that lends themselves perfectly to Goldroom’s piano lead feel-good soundtrack. Can’t stop vibing to this.
Here’s the video for Nautical Disco superstar Goldroom’s current offering ‘Till Sunrise. The track features Australian electronic producer Mammals and has been pretty much doing the business for the last couple of months.
The clip was directed by Dianna Agron and is one of those young-people-in-soft-focus-doing-some-stuff videos that are all the rage. Nice crane shots too!
Goldroom – Otoño Mix 2014 = Here’s the latest mixtape from the man like Goldroom to kick off your weekend. Check out that tracklist! It’s a whole our of blissful House and Disco sounds. This is too good.
The tracklist: 01. D/A/D – Terminal 02. Goldroom (Feat Mammals) – ‘Till Sunrise 03. Dawn Golden – All I Want (Manila Killa reMix) 04. Yasmine Hamdan – Deny (Holmes Price reMix) 05. Estate & Liquid Pegasus – Tendency (Satin Jackets reMix) 06. Glen Check – Paint It Gold (Anoraak reMix) 07. Bondax – All I See (Darius reMix) 08. Panama Wedding – All Of The People (Option 4 reMix) 09. LeSonic – All The Lights (NTEIBINT reMix) 10. Jardin Studio Orchestra – Runnin’ Out Of Night (Ray Mang Mix) 11. Architecture In Helsinki – I Might Survive (Goldroom reMix) 12. Le Loups – Colourblind 13. Ninetones – Finder 14. Alex Metric – Heart Weighs A Ton (Cassian reMix) 15. Casino Gold – Sunbeams 16. Zak Waters – Out Of My Head (Tobtok reMix) 17. Rüfüs – Sarah (Touch Sensitive reMix)
You’d have to have been living under a rock the past couple of weeks, or maybe you just don;t write for a music blog, not to have been hammered with ‘preMixes’ if the new single from the producer of the mist blissful music in the world, Goldroom. It was actually a very interesting concept, release the stems for reMixing before anyone has heard the original and let creativity ensue, but as much as we love Josh we just hid under the aforementioned rock until the man himself dropped the original version of the track. which is now; so “hello world””
‘Till Sunrise features Australian electronic producer Mammals and was well worth the wait. I know we quite often refer to stuff as soundtracking the summer; but in real life as soon as the sun starts to shine we reach for some Goldroom tunes, and ‘Till Sunrise will be pushing it’s way toward the top of that pile. A slo-mo Disco dream that swirls hazy snyths, Topical purcussion, and the most warm and inviting of back beats, around your head as Mammals misty vocal rolls over the tune. Too chilled for Disco, to Disco for Chillwave, ‘Till Sunrise hits the sweet spot between the two. Dreamwave was always supposed to sound like this.
Goldroom – Verano Mix 2014 = Goldroom’s newest mixtape rocker our weekend. Check it our for an hour of a smoothest Disco sounds around. This beast features some of our favourite summery tracks from the past few weeks, instant classic.
The tracklist: 01. Creep Crawl Flash – At Bay 02. From Kid – Sun (Ride The Universe reMix) 03. Blood Cultures – Indian Summer 04. Lifelike – City Lights 05. Misterwives – Reflections (Gryffin reMix) 06. Xtrafunk – Infinite 07. Darius – Hot Hands 08. Portland – Before You (Murer reMix) 09. Les Loups (Feat. Moona) – Out Of Sight 10. Honom – Bedcat (Satin Jackets reMix) 11. Goldroom – Embrace (Glen Check reMix) 12. Tony Betties – So Cool (Holmes Price reMix) 13. David August – Epikur 14. Snakadakal – The Sun II (Just Kiddin’ reMix) 15. Moon Boots – Whatever You Need 16. KAASI – Tell Me 17. Casino Gold – All I Need 18. MØ – Don’t Wanna’ Dance (Goldroom reMix) 19. London Grammer – Darling Are You Gonna’ Leave Me? (LCAW reMix) 20. Mr. Mæn – Slow Love
Prolific just doesn’t begin to describe the hardest working man in ‘inventing Dreamwave’. Goldroom is back again with another seven minutes of bliss. This time it’s in the form of this storming reMix for Los Angeles based outfit Wunder Wunder and their new single Coastline. It’s another one just in time for the better weather we’re having in the UK, we’re going to save this one for the weekend.
I once heard Josh say he wasn’t keen on the term ‘Tropical’, but c’mon, this tune is just some kind of Island dream. The man loves his seafaring, and this comes through in every inch of this tune, this is one for the open water, or the beach at sunset. The steel drums, the seashell purcussion, the woozy bass…I can feel the sand under my toes already. No-one makes as evocative music as Goldroom right now, he manages to turn in total floorfillers whist painting a musical picture at the same time. Dance and dream.