[Audio] Soulwax reMixes Hot Chip’s ‘Huarache Lights’


Hot Chip

Soulwax have reMixed Hot Chip.

We could pretty much just end the article there really. That initial sentence have got everything you need to know in it, but we made a big deal about writing more and whatnot so strap in; words to follow.

It’s not the first time this awesomeness has happened of course, the Belgian live dance music dominators reworked Hot Chips Ready For The Floor back in 2008, now a classic track. Although having been quite, to the point of retirement, in recent years when it comes to original material, Soulwax/2 Many DJs have been knocking it out of the park recently on the reMix front and with their plethora of side-projects (Klanken, Radio Soulwax,the Deewee label, Despacio nights), so it makes sense that they would return to their Chippy chums for this killer mix.

Hot Chip’s Huarache Lights comes from the Indie-ElectroPop experimentalists sixth studio album, Why Make Sense?, released earlier this year. This particular exclusive reMix is taken from the forthcoming deluxe edition of that album, dropping later this month. The new album collection will also feature Hot Chip’s live favourite cover of Bruce Springsteen’s Dancing In the Dark.

Pushing the tune’s synths to the point of distortion, Soulwax deliver a reMix that tires, and reasonably successfully succeeds, in capturing their live ‘lightning in a bottle’. The beats are a hypnotic expanse of vintage drum machines, ushered along with one of their trademark EBM-lite juggernaut basslines, gruff enough to be powerful, but emotive enough to carry the song. Spikey and immediate, the synth riffs tower over the track, like a repeated mantra. The all perfectly contrasts with Alexis’ soft spoken vocals, which takes this abundance of sparse and abrasive electronic and brings them together in a song. Top stuff.

♫ Hot Chip – Huarache Lights (Soulwax reMix)

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[Audio] Moonlight Matters reMixes Hot Chip’s ‘Need You Now’


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We haven’t heard a lot of Moonlight Matters recently. Easily on of our favourite producers to emerge in the last few years, Seba Vandevoorde seems to have been concentrating on his other musical output (with Jochen from Sound Of Stereo as Arches) of late, which is awesome but we’ve been missing the big Italo infused House and Boogie that MM delivers. So we’re excited that there a new MM reMix in tow, not only that but it’s a reMix of an utterly awesome song; the current single from UK Indie-ElectroPop powerhouses Hot Chip, Need You Now.

Moonlight Matters turns the tune into a massive Piano driven House monster. Loaded to bursting point with growling keys, skippy beats and a cinematic progression, Seba’s work here turns the track into a bombastic floorfiller that feels like it has a very physical energy of it’s own. A driving, kinetic quality that makes for a totally compelling dance track. Alexis’ vocals are just to just the right extent to tie the track together while Moonlight Matters tempers the driving, thick synths with gently melodies weaving in and out of the track’s robust core. And then the piano kicks in…..

♫ Hot Chip – Need You Now (Moonlight Matters reMix)

Hot Chip’s Need You Now (reMixes) is out now.

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[Video] Hot Chip’s ‘Huarache Lights’


Hot Chip   Huarache Lights  Official Video    YouTube

Huarache Lights is the surprise new single from the awesome Hot Chip. A pre-cursor to their forthcoming just announced album Why Make Sense? it’s a particularly Hot Chip slice of ecclectic Indie-Electro.

Andy Knowles directs the video, A one-take visual piece and dance of lights.

Hot Chip’s Why Make Sense? is released 18th May.

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[Video] The 2 Bears’ ‘Money Man’


The 2 Bears feat. Stylo G   Money Man   YouTube

Check out the Dub-wise new single from The 2 Bears, Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard and Raf Rundell, featuring some toasting skills from Stylo G taken from their forthcoming new album, The Night Is Young.

Check out the video for the track, a sweet animated clip with a serious message.

The 2 Bears’ The Night Is Young is released 13th October.

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[Video] Joe Goddard’s ‘Endless Love’


Joe Goddard   Endless Love  feat. Betsy   Official Video    YouTube

Currently on Hot Chip and The 2 Bears’ Joe Goddard’s solo release schedule is Endless Love, a deep and groovy House tune that has been doing big things the last couple of weeks. Now it does big things on video too.

Camilla & Marc Gomez direct the clip, simplistic but with great use of colour.

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[Audio] Joe Goddard reMixes MNEK’s ‘Every Little Word’



It’s hard to believe that Every Little Word is MNEK début single. The London based singer/songwriter/producer has had his fingers in so many pies in the past couple of years his name had become almost ubiquitous with the UK dance scene. As part of the reMix package for the single, Hot Chip and The 2 Bears’ main man Joe Goddard had turned in this feel good House mix of the tune.

With a big woozy bassline to draw you in Goddard delivers a version of Every Little Word that capitalises on MNEK’s catchy chorus and serves it up on a glorious House platter. With a mellow groove that belies the dancefloor tempo, this remix flow along on a wave of warm synth bass and shuffling hi-hats. You just help but vibe to the comfortable groove and soulful vocals.

♫ MNEK – Every Little Word (Joe Goddard reMix)

MNEK’s Every Little Word is out 9th June.

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[Audio] The 2 Bears’ ‘Angel (Touch Me)’



Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard and Raf Rundell A. K. A. The 2 Bears have announced the forthcoming release of their new album, The Night Is Young. Dropping this summer on Southern Fried Records, the follow-up to their 2012 debut Be Strong will be preceded by this new single, Angel (Touch Me). Check it out.

Featuring the vocals of Kwaito legend Senyaka, Angel (Touch Me) is one of The 2 Bears finest tunes to-date. Embracing piano house wholly, The 2 Bears embark on a journey of groovy organs, infectious piano and shuffling percussion inspired by the Wim Wenders’ film Wings Of Desire and the duo certainly bring together a wealth of Dance Music styles in way that is warm and comforting. Oh, and the album’s probably going to be huge.

♫ The 2 Bears – Angel (Touch Me) (Radio Edit)

The 2 Bears’ Angel (Touch Me) is released 30th June.

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[Download] The 2 Bears’ ‘You’re Nasty’


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Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard and Raf Rundell A. K. A. The 2 Bears are about to embark on a twelve week residency at XOYO, and to kick things off they are giving away a brand new track, for free. You’re Nasty celebrates the start of a storming series of line-ups that see The 2 Bears joined by the likes of Henrik Schwarz, Four Tet, Toddla T, Andrew Weatherall and .Emperor Machine. Soak up the vibes.

Combining a typical The 2 Bears undulating groove with some loose Disco stylings, You’re Nasty rolls along on an utterly infectious, moaning bassline. It’s a solid backing, that leaves tons of room for various elements, from the Jazzy electric piano hook to the warbling synth solo, to play out in whatever way they see fit. A deep, late night, track that’s part House monster, part live synthesizer jam.

The 2 Bears – You’re Nasty

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[Video] Joe Goddard’s ‘Taking Over’


Joe Goddard   Taking Over  Official Video    YouTube

The title track from Hot Chip and The 2 Bears’ Joe Goddard’s current EP, Taking Over, is now doing it;s thing in video form. This soft and sweet ElectroPop tune is the perfect introduction to the EP’s four tracks of intelligent electronic music.

Directed by Mark James delivers a suitably hazy video, with just the right amount of weirdness we’re beginning to expect from anything to do with Goddard, in this case a singing kebab.

Joe Goddard’s Taking Over EP is out now.

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[Audio] Joe Goddard reMixes Bondax’s ‘Giving It All’



There’s some of the sweetest summer sounds you’ll hear all week right here with the latest reMix from Hot Chip and The 2 Bears’ Joe Goddard. His turned his attention to the forthcoming new single from Lancastrian duo Bondax, Giving It All. The result is pure bliss, so sit back, shades on, enjoy.

Goddard serves up a delicious medley of ringing synths, deep basses and a feel-good, yet rich, groove that stands out amongst the single other reMixes from Friend Within and French Kiwi Juice. Revelling in the track’s soulful vocals, Goddard wraps them in an almost Balearic House tune that takes a UK club sound and makes it emotionally resonant and uplifting. Everything about this reMix is just so good.

♫ Bondax – Giving It All (Joe Goddard reMix)

Bondax’s Giving It All is released 22nd September.

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