A couple of weeks ago we gave you the skinny on Futurecop!’s new single, Atlantis 1997, mentioning that there was a remix on the single from French Touch pioneer Lifelike. Well now, as the single draws ever closer to it’s late March release, we can give you a listen to that very reMix. Its downloadable too!
Atlantis 1997 is a carefree Dreamwave track in which Ricco Vitali from Cavaliers Of Fun delivers a anthemic, summery vocal. Lifelike uses this vocal to it’s fullest over a big filtered Disco backing. Concentrating on the songs chorus, and adding a few chop-up into the mix, Lifelike delivers punchy bass, smooth keys and slick sheen that can only come from being a master of your art. This mix swirls around your ears like euphoric smoke, drawing you into it’s groove.
It’s been a while since we had a new tune from Dutch Disco don Quinten 909, but here he is, to start you week boogieing, with a Funktastic reMix of Lifelike & Kris Menace‘s, now classic, Discopolis.
Squelching up that instantly recognisable bassline and giving the beat a little disco shuffle, give the tune a lighter, groovier feeling, as opposed to the dancefloor stomp of the original. Full of nice filter sweeps and popping rhythms, Quinten 909 does a nice job of turning a big room monster into a laid back, pool party, jam. Get ready for some tasty bass.
Promises was definitely one of the highlights of The Presets’ under promoted, and underrated, comeback album Pacifica and with the single release we’re definitely getting a better crop of reMix talent that the previous couple of singles from these guys. First up there was Plastic Plates’ awesome mix, now comes Lifelike fresh from the release of Don’t Stop with A-Trak, to take a crack at the track.
Lifelike? reMixing The Presets? Tonight are we going to party like it;s 2008? Indeed we are, this tune is both classic Lifelike and classic The Presets. It’s like This Boy’s In Love (Lifelike reMix) part 2, and that’s an amazing thing! A bit slower, a bit more funky than Lifelike’s frantic arpeggio fuelled The Presets reMix, but the same vibe shines though. The vocals in this track are pretty epic, a true gift for any producer who specialises in massive dancefloor tunes, such as Lifelike, which is handy. Punchy digital bass, solid beats, a swell of sparking synths that wrap around the chorus, all classic Lifelike sounding. Needless to say, this tune is very good.
♫ The Presets – Promises (Lifelike reMix)
The Presets’ Promises is released 7th December on Modular Recordings.
Can this really live up to expectations? Lifelike and A-Trak together on one track? That’s a lot of anticipation that’s been built ever since we heard this track was on it’s way. French Touch pioneer Lifelike has really bringing his A-game to his collaborations recently, so the thought of him teaming up with A-Track, someone who tends to push the boundaries of Disco, had us eager to hear the result.
And the track, released today exclusively on Beatport, really does sound like a Lifelike and A-Track collaboration. By that we mean you can pick out the Lifelike bits and the A-Track bits in it, it actually sounds like the sum of it’s parts. There’s the arpeggios and continental stabs you’ve expect from Lifelike and a bit of scratching and some funky use of vocal samples, A-Trak’s forte. The result ends up big a huge Disco-House tune that you instinctively put on repeat. Look out for the single which boasts reMixes from Gigamesh, Mauvais Cliché, and The Bloody Sisters.
♫ Lifelike (Feat. A-Trak) – Don’t Stop (Club Mix)
The Don’t StopEP is out now on Beatport and drops everywhere else 26th November on Kitsuné Music.
So as we enter the final approach to the release of Visitor’s long, long, long awaited new double A-side single, Coming Home/RNB, it time for the trickle of reMixes to begin. And there’s a lot to look forward to, with work from Viceroy, FM Attack, Bestrack and SymbolOne incoming. But first up is this reMix of Coming Home from French Touch pioneer Lifelike.
this was actually out first taste of the track, it was featured back in the June 2011 edition of Fear Of Tigers’ The Guestlist. Coming Home is an epic ElectroPop anthem to begin with, so the addition of solid dancefloor knowledge from one of the scenes leading lights cannels that uplifting energy straight to the dancefloor. Built around of of Lifelike’s trademark big hooks and a rolling bassline the reMix does a neat job of transferring the tracks euphoria to a peak time dancefloor. Kinda’ excited to hear the rest!
♫ Visitor – Coming Home (Lifelike reMix)
Visitor’s Coming Home/RNBis released 10th September.
Lifelike – Mixtape June 2012 = Here’s French Touch legend Lifelike’s latest mixtape. it’s full of filtered summery grooves, which is perfect timing seeing as (here in the UK) it has finally stopped raining. Bring on the sun!
01. Pitchben – Soda (Lorenz Rode reMix)
02. Pitchben – Stand Up (Tiger & Woods reMix)
03. Scandal – Just Let Me Dance (Maxxi Soundsystem reMix)
04. Kris Menace & The Kiki Twins – We Are (PWNTIAC reMix)
05. Dionigi – Italo Girls 80 (Original Mix)
06. Sébastien Tellier – Cochon Ville (The Magician reMix)
07. Cabaret Voltaire – Easy Life (Original 1990 Mix).
08. Mason – The Kickoff (Original mix)
09. Brazen – Wishing Heart (Fonzerelli Big Hair reMix)
10. Van She – Idea Of Happiness (SebastiAn reMix)
11. Mr. Gonzo – Dance On You (Tagteam Terror reMix)
12. Mickey & Monarchy – Love For Sale (Safari reMix)
13. Popular Computer – Popheart (Lifelike reMix)
14. Bonar Bradberry – Loose Grip (Original Mix)
15. Sébastien Tellier – Cochon Ville (Original Mix)
Lifelike & Popular Computer’s ‘Getting High’ is out now.
So, here we are with the second instalment of our reMix cometition roundup, where we sift through the shit to find the gold so you don’t have to. The other big reMix competition running right now is Lifelike & Popular Computer current single. The robotic dance anthem ‘Getting High’. Let;’s take a look at who’s actually delivered a decent reMix, rather than phoning it in just to reMix a Lifelike track, shall we?
Of course Germany’s Final DJs have a track. You can’t have a reMix competition with a Final DJs entry. But you have to admit they are literally top of their game. Nine times out of ten they blow all the competition away and with their take on Lifelike & Popular Computers tune they are once again in the top tier if entries. Rocking that vocoded vocal for all it’s worth and produce a future dance track that combines the driving power of the original with Final DJs melodic leads and atmospheric pads. Collins’ ‘Children Of The Sky’ reMix mixes up a bit of Italo with a bit of Cosmic Disco to great effect and ends up sounding a bit like the theme tune to a late ‘70’s/early ‘80’s BBC children’s Sci-Fi’ series reworked for the dancefloor. Killer bassline! Tommy turns in a deep robotic bassline to go with the vocal which he layers with some inspiring pads and a shuffling beat. A real ‘80’s sounding SynthWave treat. Russian producer Lamet’s entry brings a rad ‘80’s Funk bassline to the track and works that through a retro SynthWave tune with hints of Jan Hammer.
♫ Lifelike & Popular Computer – Getting High (Final DJs reMix)
♫ Lifelike & Popular Computer – Getting High (Collins’ Children Of The Sky reMix)
Hold tight for some seriously French French Touch and one of the scenes pioneers Lifelike teams up with one of our favourite producers Popular Computer to drop a massive slab of dancefloor goodness. Like an invasion of French funky robots the just released new track, ‘Getting High’ hot you with a militaristic groove tempered with smooth synths.
The relentless marching of the staccato bassline and vocoded chants is like in irresistible call to dance. A mantra of synths and robots that wraps you up in it’s hypnotic groove. ON top of this you can head Popular Computer’s input in the bright, complex melodies, like a musical machine with a hundred moving parts. It’s actually really interesting to hear the meeting of these two producers distinct styles, a meeting that works really well, Lifelike knows his groove and riffs like no-other, and PC can layer thick retro synths and intricate lead lines. A good mix, check it out:
Australian SynthPop duo Voltaire Twins are giving away their new single ‘Animalia’ including the reMix package, all for the price of a Facebook ‘like’.
This brother and sister from Perth add their unique take on Indie and SynthPop to the ever growing, ever impressive Australian ElectroPop pool, having already grabbed out attention on the Kitsuné X Ponystep album a while back, the ‘Animalia’ single sees them better than ever. It’s atmospheric and moody, in a 4AD kinda’ way, but amazingly catchy too, they are definitely a welcome fresh voice in Electro. The single reMix package includes tracks from Purple Sneakers DJs, Voltaire Twins themselves and the near flawless Lifelike. The French Touch genius bounces things up with a wicked synth bassline but restrains himself so things never overpower the song.
♫ Voltaire Twins – Animalia
♫ Voltaire Twins – Animalia (Lifelike reMix)
Head here for the single download, all you need to do is ‘like’ them on Facebook.
Lifelike’s reMix of Chromeo’s ‘Needy Girl’ was one of the musical highlights of 2008, now the meeting of minds is happening once more with Lifelike’s new reMix of Chromeo’s forthcoming ‘when The Night Falls’ single.
Featuring Solange of the Knowles clan, ‘When The Night Falls’ will be the last single from Chromeo’s amazing ‘Business Casual’ album. Lifelike add a nice sheen of Frenchness to the track with his trademark digital bass and a solid understanding of the Disco dancefloor. It’s the little touches, stabs and sound effects that really make this reMix a bit rad, keeping things energetic and bombastic.
♫ Chromeo (Feat. Solange) – When The Night Falls (Lifelike reMix)
Chromeo’s ‘When The Night Falls’ single is due to drop 25th July.