The awesome Oliver themed duo of Oliver decided that they wanted to give away something special when they hit 10,000 followers on SoundCloud. That they druid, and that they have. Teaming up with fellow LA resident Thee Mike B they have dropped this groovy reMix of Blondie’s ‘Heart Of Glass’, our fifth favourite Blondie song.
Weirdly, despite the presence of a pumping beat, beefed up bassline and definite contribute of new elements, this version sounds, and feels, more like and edit than a fully fledged reMix. That’s not to say it’s not pretty much amazing though, loaded with a mixture of Blondie’s burgeoning Disco Post-Punk cool and Oliver’s laid back LA Funk. A great party tune and a great free gift.
Oliver – Solé Fixtape Vol. 8 = Following on from Goldroom’s stunning effort, LA Disco duo Oliver are next to drop a mixtape for bike manufacturer Solé. A whopping twenty-three of Olivers choice Disco and House cuts are fit into that boogie fuelled hour.
♫ Oliver – Solé Fixtape Vol. 8
01. Oliver – Night Is On My Mind 02. DJ Day – Beta (Recloose’s Hit It Quit It Edit) 03. Jimmy Edgar – Sex Drive (Jon Convex reMix (Slow Edit)) 04. Zombie Nation – Maingame 05. Miss Kitten – Come Into My House 06. Prins Thomas – Flau Pappadans 1 07. Daniel Avery – Water Jump 08. Grand Corporation – Wonder & Amazement (Deetron Instrumental) 09. Luna Circus – Once Upon a Time 10. Supernova – Energizer (Supernova 2013 Mix) 11. Chicken Lips – He Not In 12. Gesaffelstein – Video Exposition 13. Little Dragon – My Step 14. Paranoid London – Paris Dub 1 15. Eli Escobar – Work It 16. Scott Hardkiss – Come On Come On (Morgan Geist reMix) 17. Djedjotronic – Walk With Me 18. D.I.M. – Eternal 19. Eigo – Bring It 20. Noob – Freak People 21. Fake Blood – All In The Blink 22. Toni Toni Lee – Girl I Used To Know (SHAZAM reMix) 23. Robots With Rayguns (Feat. Patrick Baker) – Right Through Me
This week lauded LA Dreamwave duo of Olivers, Oliver, released a brand new EP on A-Trak’s Fool’s Gold Records imprint. An EP that had been pretty polarising amongst fans of their smooth west coast Disco sound. The Oliver’s had been hinting that they would be branching out, style wise, for a while now, but delivering an EP containing hard hitting Electro tunes has raise as many eyebrows as it has smiles.
So, how is it really. Well, for a start it;s very good. even if it’s not to your taste, there’s no denying that it is an amazingly produced EP, these two are really at the top of their game, and on the whole, despite the odd cheesy Electro riff, Oliver’s should does shine through in the track. MYB is about 70% standard rave tune with the occasional glimpses of the Oliver brilliance we know and love. Similarly Night On My Mind promises to be a deep, moody, SynthWave tune, until the big early 2000’s Electro-House riff kicks in to ruin things. All is not lost though, the EP’s title track, Mechanical, is an absolutely beautiful, growling, synthetic ballad. Haunting vocals, lush synths, big retro drum fills, it;s an amazing tune. Alongside which sits Control, the track most people seem to have picked up on. A rapid fire, Funk laden, assault of arpeggios and vintage keys. Infectiously danceable and packed with more robo-boogie than a robo-boogie factory. Oliver’s Mechanical is a mighty fine EP, it just might not be the EP you were expecting.
Black Van is, of course, the duo of German Electro-Disco master Kris Menace and long-time collaborator, Moonbootica’s KoweSix. These two have released some cool shit over the years, gracing some of Disco’s top labels, the likes of DFA and Permanent Vacation. This twosome is back together and have just released a brand new single, Inside. Amongst the big beats is this reMix from LA Dreamwave, and Oliver themed, duo, Oliver.
It seems like this reMix is a nice indication of where these two have been, and where they are going. If you’ve heard their recent collaboration with A-Trak, and their thoughts on the matter, you’ll be aware that the guys are expanding their sound. Maybe they are taking in a wider Dance music scope, bringing a bit of the current American Dance music markets grit to their tune, adding it to their smooth Disco fuelled Dreamwave. But this reMix for Black Van seems to be the best of both worlds. Soulful and dreamy as their best LA vibed tunes, but with a pounding Electro groove. It’s like a tune made of stardust. From the big stabs, to the shimmering lead line, to the totally rocking beat, everything about this track is right on the money.
Well, it’s finally here. The long awaited reMix of Aeroplane’s We Can’t Fly, by LA Oliver duo Oliver. the fact that they’ve waited so long to release this much sought after track, even if they were saving it for Eskimo Records’ Eskimonde compilation, is quite bizarre, and probably harmed the track in terms of visibility. It’s easily worth the wait, but a bit disappointing that what could have been one of the tunes of the summer (summer 2010 that is) has been kinda’ wasted.
But, like we said, it was worth the wait. Thanks in majority to Oliver. The duo of Oliver ‘Oligee’ Goldstein and Vaughn ‘U-Tern’ Oliver have always been at the top of their game. Even two years ago they were producing slicker Dreamwave tinged Disco tunes than almost everybody else, and this reMix just proves it. It revolves around the vocals and this huge Funk synth riff that you just can’t help but nod your head too. It’s pure good times Disco with their trademark relaxing LA vibe. It’s a majestic track, that’s practically a dancefloor religious experience. Oh, and a little cowbell never hurt anyone.
♫ Aeroplane – We Can’t Fly (Oliver reMix)
Oliver’s reMix of Aeroplane’s We Can’t Fly will feature on Eskimo Records’ tenth anniversary box-set, Eskimonde – A Decade Of Eskimo Recordings, which drops 31st October.
We all got hold of the surprising B-side to French groover Breakbot’s new single a while back. Now we can check out the singles lead track which sees Breakbot back together with Irfane and sounding a bit more like the Breakbot we all know and love.
‘One Out Of Two’ is a gorgeous slice of late ‘70’s synthesizer Funk which, like the B-Side, Programme’ sees Breakbot working some interesting instrumentation into his tracks. It’s some seriously smooth, lazy Disco with a uplifting catchy chorus. Also it sounds like a wacky late ‘70’s sitcom theme. The standout of the single is easily the reMix from LA Oliver themed duo Oliver, who consistently blow us away with each new track. Here they bring a sexy late night vibe to the track with that mix of Disco and Dreamwave that Oliver do best. Wicked Disco licks and strings sit next to bouncy retro synths as Oliver work the vocal and make it even more catchy than the original.
♫ Breakbot (Feat. Irfane) – One Out Of Two (Oliver reMix)
L.A. Oliver themed production duo Oliver’s reMix of ‘Dont Stop’, the new single from Foster The People has been knocking around a while now, but now it has dropped through official channels the goodness is there for all to hear.
Oliver are right up there, the double act of Oliver ‘Oligee’ Goldstein and Vaughn ‘U-Tern’ Oliver, are easily in the top tier of Dreamwave producers, and perfectly positioned to combine L.A. Dreamwave with funker Nu-Disco sounds to become the epitome of the sound. their reMix of ‘Don’t Stop’ comes hot on the hells of their amazing contribution to Punks Jump Up and Dave 1’s ‘Mr. Overtime’ single, where they stole the show mere days later they drop another Disco bomb. Liberally applying vocdocer to the vocals and a bouncy Moogy bass, Oliver take the track to big uplifting places. It’s all about the ass shaking bass and huge synth stabs. Six minutes of dancefloor gold that never wavers and keeps the energy of the Indie-Electro original.
♫ Foster The People – Don’t Stop (Oliver reMix)
the ‘Don’t Stop (Color The Walls)’ single is out now, the reMixes should be out soon.
The new Punks Jump Up single, ‘Mr. Overtime’, as I’m sure you’ll have heard by now, is a blinding slice of DiscoPop featuring the dulcet tones of none other than Chromeo’s Dave 1, doing a little overtime himself we see. I think we can pretty much all agree that Chromeo are probably the best band in the world working today, and if you don’t agree see them live and come back to me. Whilst Dave lending his production chops isn’t that rare, hearing his voice on a non-Chromeo record is something particularly interesting.
So, can ‘Mr. Overtime’ live up to the be the sum of it’s parts. Why yes, yes it can! Slick and Funktastic with a slightly dark edge to it, the track comes with a package featuring some of the best reMix talent around. Alongside Gigamesh we get the almighty double Oliver combo of Oliver who layer on thick vocoding and the kind of sliding synth bass that you can get totally lost ing. Oliver’s awesome mix of LA Dreamwave with a French Touch flavour is simply perfect for this tune. It still sounds slightly edgy, but the squelchy Electro Funk riffs are going to slay whatever dancefloor it drops on. A man like Mickey is up next, bringing with him the essence of late ‘80’s discotheques. With a retro good-times bassline that seems to compliment Dave 1’s vocals Mickey starts to bring in a Tropical flavour, but with a twist. This is’80’s Tropical grooves. All the palm trees are inflatable here! A stunning, and highly recommended single that we’re going to be hearing a lot from this summer.
♫ Punks Jump Up (Feat. Dave 1) – Mr. Overtime (Oliver reMix)
♫ Punks Jump Up (Feat. Dave 1) – Mr. Overtime (Mickey reMix)
Oliver (A.K.A. Oliver ‘Oligee’ Goldstein and Vaughn ‘U-Tern’ Oliver are back, fresh from their placing in our top reMixes of the year with a brand new EP for Kitsuné Music.
The move to Kitsuné sees them, appropriately, mixing a little dirty Euro House into their Nu-Disco and Dreamwave sound to produce a massive club anthem that is sure to explode this month. reMixes come from Punks Jump Up with a synthetic Funk mix full of robotic synths and mechanical beats and Kris Menace’s Black Van project, who turn in an unsurprisingly big room version led by a twisting bright lead line. The other original track on the EP, ‘Walk With Me’ closes the record with Oliver’s LA Disco roots in full effect and a summertime vibe.
The two Olivers in one, Oliver, are back with another slice of Dreamwave awesomeness.
‘Footsteps’ is solid as a rock with a slow build to floaty, light, vibe underpinned with a machine groove. With a slow pulsating lead hook that draws you in and spits you out over and over again, the two Oliver’s have dropped yet another six minutes of Nu-Disco gold. Separately they (U-Tern & Oligee) are world class producers, together they are unstoppable.