With Classixx’s awesome reMix of Madonna’s Lucky Star nearly two years old now, it’s the perfect time for some fresh blood on the Lucky Star scene. It’s the prefect track for a Disco update, and stepping up for the challenge is French producer Moustache Machine.
The tracks got all the elements for a massive Italo-Disco workout, pumping synth bass, bright keys, evil little Disco licks and Madge’s big vocal. Moustache Machine handles these elements with ease, reworking them into his own version of dancefloor gold. With just the right amount of added driving synth goodness, and the occasional B-Boy breakdown, this is easily one of the best reMixes of this track we’ve heard.
We’ve been waiting for this one ever since MiGHty mOUse hinted about it on Twitter last week. The man has turned his not inconsiderable talent to reworking Madonna’s 1984 classic Like A Virgin. Remix Madonna’s 80s output tends to be a bit hit or miss, but we’ve had high hopes for MM’s take on the track, and we haven’t been disappointed.
What we are treated to is an upbeat slice of cosmic House. MiGHty mOUse works this staccato electric piano riff throughout the track that really is the tunes core. Playing off the bassline, this hook brings a total party vibe, with a hint of 90s nostalgia, and seems to work perfectly with Madge’s vocals. the track itself follows MiGHty mOUse’s evolution from spacey Disco into something a bit more Housey and complex, there’s a blissed out synth bridge about two thirds along that you could get lost in. Drop this on unexciting revellers and watch it tear up the dancefloor. I think I’ve found a replacement for MiGHty mOUse’s Kate Bush reMix!
Belgian producer Kolombo has worked his synth Disco magic on one my favourite Madonna tunes, ‘Into The Groove’.
This is everything an edit should be, Kolombo has chopped up the track and put it back together with the dancefloor in mind, dragging the synth bass to the forefront and bringing some nice retro synths with him. Frankly, this is kinda’ going to become the definitive version of the track.
It’s fun, it’s funky, it plays off the original well and uses the vocals in a pretty innovative way and most importantly, this is gonna’ kill dancefloors. The Blisters Boyz have taken an instantly recognisable hit and turned it into an uplifting Nu-Disco juggernaut. The reMix is also sprinkled with samples from Madonna’s next single ‘Give Me All Your Love’ too.
Now, with all pretence of being a trilogy Monsieur Adi’s fifth Madonna reMix has landed to wow us once more.
What can we say about Adi’s mixes that we haven’t already said? The man’s skill as a Nu-Disco producer with a perfect ear for the dancefloor coupled with his flair for the orchestral is a combination that wins ever single time. The way he keeps the groove while adding all the drama and emotion for the most rousing movie score amazes us every time. It’s no different with this reMix of ‘Beautiful Stranger’, the track is led by a robust horn section and swelling strings that only around the four minute mark are complimented but the beat kicking in, but this just adds to the anticipation, and when the beat does drop, along with a shift in the strings, it’s powerful stuff.
Monsieur Adi’s trilogy of Madonna reMixes seems to have given up trying to be a trilogy, grabbed his Madonna record collection and run with it.
This time he’s taking on ‘Erotica’ and gives us something a little different, but inspired genius. Tribal, almost dancehall, beast and robotic vocal manipulation which builds and builds it’s hypnotic groove until a peak where it injects the bit we’re all waiting for. Adi immaculate orchestration. The huge strings and brass then giveaway to an edgy, haunting ending. Monsieur Adi nails is again, the layers and textures with which he crafts his reMix really put him in a league of his own.
Yesterday was the queen of Pop, Madonna’s birthday, to celebrate Viceroy + Alkamyme dropped their brand new reMix of ‘Like A Prayer’.
Before I played this track I really didn’t know what to expect. I couldn’t imagine the song reworked into one of Viceroy’s usual beach Disco jams. What he and Alkamyme have delivered instead is an analog bassed ElectroPop slow burner that pays true respect to what is one of the greatest Pop songs ever written. They have crafted a reMix that sits perfectly with the original, it’s understated but infectious.
Here it is, ‘Frozen’ is the final part of Monsieur Adi’s trilogy of Madonna reMixes, and he’s going out with a bang!
Seriously, this tune is just majestic. ‘Frozen’ is a track that’s very close to Adi, he writes “The final remix of this trilogy is one of Frozen. It is such an iconic song of Madonna that really first made me notice Madonna. The delicacy, fragility, and darkness of the song matched with the video really left a mark on me. Just last year I have lost my mother which was the hardest thing I have ever experienced in my life ; I don’t believe anything else could hurt me as much as that. After it, I suppose I became a little “Frozen” creatively and emotionally, but recently I’ve just started to release and return to my old self. I wanted to keep with the spiritual aspect of the song and not do too much. The remix builds in and on itself with a tribal beat, French horns, a cathedral organ, synths, and a choir to back Madonna. It’s been fantastic working with her voice ! Here is the product !”, and it shows. The care and attention put into doing the song justice is awe inspiring. From the deep groove to the powerful orchestration Adi has uplifted and reinvigorated, what is, a thirteen year old track with such love that you can’t help but be astonished and completely absorbed by it.
Madonna’s ‘Get Together’, a relatively recent track, have been lovingly reworked my Electro renaissance man Monsieur Adi.
You can tell it’s one of his favourite Madonna tracks by the sheer thought and consideration that has gone into this mix. Slowing the pace and counterpointing his trademark strings with the warmest bass you’ll ever hear Adi creates a deep, enveloping track that you can just sink into.