Feels Good is a definite contender for one of the freshest synth leads of the year. It’s should be understated just how good the lead is in this tune, catchy, soaring and pretty emotionally resonant. It’s the track’s ‘killer app’ which, when used in conjunction with a pounding House beat, a Moroder-esque Disco bassline and layers upon layers of cosmic synth work, provides the prefect partner for Saint Saviour’s Sci-Fi vocals. Truly epic stuff. Space-age retro Disco at it’s finest, with just a hint of a House vibe. MiGHty mOUse’s turn at the helm humanises the robo Disco somewhat. London’s Disco don delivers an organic Disco-House cut that is pretty irresistible. With an infectious piano hook, deep Housey bass and body moving percussion, anyone not compelled to dance to this tune is probably not human.
♫ Punks Jump Up X Dubka (Feat. Saint Saviour) – Feels Good
♫ Punks Jump Up X Dubka (Feat. Saint Saviour) – Feels Good (MiGHty mOUse reMix)
Feels Good, the single resulting from the team up between London noiseniks Punks Jump Up and Martin Dubka, with Saint Saviour, is looking like it;s going to one of the single of they year. We’re certainly loving the entire package, it;s one of a few releases that Kitsuné Music have dropped this year that have knocked it out of the park. Kitsuné have had a confusing couple of years after the resurgence of Electro around 2006-2009 dies down, but this year has seen them totally return to form.
You’ll have to wait to hear the single itself, but for right now get your ears round this dub from Moonlight Matters. Returning the favour after Punks Jump Up reMixed his mind-blowing Come For Me, Moonlight Matters lays down six minutes of raw funk. With an infuriatingly hypnotic lead line and some gritty Korg Acid going on in the background, this is a tune that absolutely demands you dance. No questions asked. With until you hear the original, and the MiGHty mOUse reMix, Kitsuné have done their legacy proud with this one.
It’s that time again! As Kitsuné Music themselves say “you know the score”. Maison 14 is about to hit the streets. 14! I know, crazy! Once again Kitsuné have compiled the very best of their output over the last half a year, mixed it up a little with some new version and tracks. It just goes to show how far Kitsuné have sided into the Nu-Disco and Dreamwave arena. Amazing line-up!
Here’s the tracklist:
01. Saint Lou Lou – Maybe You
02. Citizens! – True Romance (Gigamesh reMix)
03. Friends – I’m His Girl (Jake Bullit reMix)
04. Rebecca Molina – Fall Right
05. Plastic Plate (Feat. Simon Lord) – Things I Didn’t Know I Loved
06. Lorenz Rhode (Feat Jamie Lidell) – Any Kind Of Pressure (Radio Edit)
07. Moonlight Matters (Feat. Gustaph) – Come For Me (Punks Jump Up Freestyle Mix)
08. Two Door Cinema Club – Sun (Gildas Kitsuné Club Night reMix)
09. Peter & The Magician – Memory (Le Crayon reMix)
10. Rüfüs – This Summer (JBAG reMix)
11. Thomas Azier – Red Eyes (Mike Luck reMix)
12. Saint Michel – Friends
13. Monde Ideal – Future Waits
14. Wildcat ! Wildcat ! – Please And Thank You
15. Kitsuné Maison 14 ‘The 10th Anniversary Issue’ Encore!
16. Is Tropical (Feat. Get People) – Venezuela
17. Plaitum – Geisha
As always, Mr. Jerry Bouthier, One half of JBAG, Continental Records main man, and Kitsuné DJ supreme has put together a minimix of the compilation for you to get your ears round.
Moonlight Matters (Seba from Villa)’s Gustaph from Hercules And Love Affair featuring Come For Me is easily one of the tracks of the year so far, along with a handful of other release it’s really breaking that post Bomb The Bass late ‘90’s Pop sound that just so darn fun. What better to put the icing on the cake that a reMix from London’s dancefloor controller MiGHty mOUse.
The mOUse takes the Chicago House elements of the track and runs with them. It’s an epic song and MM really works that by bringing us down into a hypnotic groove for the verses and then sending us skyrocketing into a massive piano led, euphoric chorus. MM really works the diva nature of the vocals by building tension and adding layers to the verses as they build toward the chorus, where the tension breaks into pure uplifting anthem territory. It’s the attention to detail that really makes this mix shine, full of intricate details, from the percussion to the sampling, it’s impeccable produced, giving it something to rock dancefloors and something to rock your headphones. The track isn’t on the single, it’s an added bonus, so grab the download now.
You can head over here for our waffle about Moonlight Matters and Gustraph’s new single, ‘Come For Me’. It’s a massive Pop track, with that twanging late ‘80’s digital bass and orchestral hits we love so much. The single is out today on Kitsuné Music, but if you’re just gagging to hear the reMix from London’s Punks Jump Up, well, you’re in luck aren’t you.
Punks Jump Up keep in touch with the late ‘80’s Pop ethos of the track but deconstruct the tune and reconstruct it in their own image. Awash with Electro Boogie, the reMix is a sweet mixture of House beats and B-Boy basslines. Punks Jump Up has also kept on working the orchestral hits, well, who wouldn’t? That would be just crazy. In keeping with the late ‘80’s vibe they’ve also added a little of their Acid tendencies with a burbling 303 hook running underneath that comes into it’s own on the big breakdown. As far as the reMixes go on the single, it’s definitely our favourite, a great addition to the package.
♫ Moonlight Matters (Feat. Gustraph) – Come For Me (Punks Jump Up Freestyle Mix)
Moonlight Matters’ ‘Come To Me’ EP is out now, with the Punks jump up reMix an iTunes exclusive.
Wow, this week is just full of awesome late ‘80’s-esque tunes. This weeks definite highlight comes from Moonlight Matters (Seba from Villa)’s long, long awaited début single, released next month (or now on Beatport) on Kitsuné Music.
Moonlight Matters has been knocking out some of the best reMixes around for the last year or so, but despite some amazing work, we never, never, expected his début to blow us away like ‘Come For Me’ did. The EP’s title track features Gustaph from Hercules And Love Affair and is one of the biggest power Pop tracks you will hear in a while. Combining a slight bit of his Disco groove with that proper late ‘80’s sound that is starting to seep into dance music inbetween all the retro ‘80’s and ‘90’s sounding stuff. You know what I mean, epic stadium vocals, digital bass and those wonderful orchestral hits, and ‘Come For Me; has them all, and uses them perfectly. It’s a track with a tiny bit of melancholy to it, but mostly just makes you want to punch the air. Less Disco more PowerSoulPop was a brilliant move, Moonlight Matters works it perfectly. ‘Standing Up For Love’, brings down the tempo but keeps the same Electronic Soul feel with Starving Yet Full providing an impassioned vocal in a track that features the smoothest of smooth sax solos. One again Seba draws from Pop from the tail end of the ‘80’s and sucks up all the best elements for a pure TOTP experience. The final original track on the EP is ‘Rain Dance’, a lush, atmospheric, dance track. A bit tribal, this is the track that brings Moonlight Matters a bit more into the realm of ‘90’s dance, powered by crunchy stabs that play like the soundtrack to an action movie. The extended versions of the EP come with reMixes of the title track from Punks Jump Up (on the iTunes version), who deliver a twisted retro Acidic mix, Junior (on the Beatport version) ‘s glitchy Electro-House builder and Herr Styler (on the Juno version) with a deep, raw sounding, House mix with a hypnotic groove. For the title track alone it’s contender for single of the month.
♫ Moonlight Matters (Feat. Gustraph) – Come For Me
Moonlight Matters’ ‘Come For Me’ EP is out now via Beatport and 18th June elsewhere.
‘Kitsuné America’ is Kitsuné Music’s latest compilation, and it’s a blinder. 14 tracks, loaded with some truly awesome tunes.
Gigamesh’s new track, ‘Your Body’, alone is worth the admission price, but on top of that you get Selebrities, Heartsrevolution, Oliver, Poindexter, Computer Magic, Childish Gambino, St. Lucia. An amazing line up. Check out what to expect with the traditional MiniMix from Kitsuné DJ main man, and one half of JBAG, Jerry Bouthier.
01. St. Lucia – Before The Dive 02. Dwntwn – See My Eyes 03. Childish Gambino - Heartbeat (Them Jeans reMix) 04. Heartsrevolution – Retrograde 05. Frances rose – Vampire 06. Gigamesh – Your Body 07. White Shadow – If You Like It 08. Xxxchange – F**k Yeah Ace Of Hearts 09. Oliver – Walk With Me 10. Emil & Friends – Royal Oats 11. Selebrities – Regret 12. Poindexter – Helpless 13. Computer Magic – Help Me 14. Giraffage (Feat. XXYYXX) – Even Though
Computer Magic is 22 year old DJ/Blogger/Graphic Designer Danz who has caught the eye of Kitsuné Music, who featured her on their last Maison album and are about to release her new EP.
Computer Magic’s ‘Orion’ EP is a wonderful journey through her Sci-Fi inspired electronic BedroomPop. As a whole the EP sounds at once like something very introspective, and at the same time a declaration of intent to the world. Danz’s brand of SynthPop is striped down and sparse, kinda’ quirky and raw but with an underlying Funk. Coming from that Brooklyn school of electronic Pop that has spawned more than a few BedroomPop artists who all manage a uniqueness to their sound, Computer Magic’s own groove in the genre is is futuristic, youthful, full of both energy and optimism, introspective and melancholy. Biscuit tin beats and toytown synths hammer out playful melodies while Danz’s vocals sound at once more mature than her age and full of childlike wonder. It’s no surprise that Kitsuné picked up Computer Magic, she’s got the right amounts of danceability and personality they tend to go for. And so do we.
Once more Josh Legg has knocked it out of the park with his latest Goldroom reMix. I would say the constant quality is getting tedious if it wasn’t for the fact that his reMixes rock.
this time around it’s Kitsuné’s Citizens! turn for a ride on the Goldroom train as their ‘Reptile’ gets and almost Italo workout. Check out those bright, shimmering synths, like something straight out of an optimistic ‘80’s Sci-Fi movie, a new feature to Goldroom’s arsenal, but one that slips in effortlessly with the laidback funk we’ve come to love. Mixing that with Citizens! track actually results in the most ‘80’s Goldroom track to date, an interesting, but not in the slightest unwelcome, development.
♫ Citizens! – Reptile (Goldroom reMix)
‘Reptile’ is released 19th March with reMixes from remixes by ATTAR!, Cosmic Kids & Tony Adams, Matthias Zimmermann and ColeCo.