Plastic Plates – Solé Fixtape Vol. 10 = It’s another one of those bicycle mixtape advert thingies. This time the awesome Plastic Plates drop some of his hottest tracks of the moment, including a little bit of the Cyclist reMix of Box Of Wolves & Christa Vi’s Boy.
The tracklist: 01. Touch Sensitive – Show Me 02. Linus Loves – The Love 03. Body Language – Social Studies (Plastic Plates reMix) 04. Low Motion Disco – Love Love Love (Aeroplane Mix) 05. Kris Menace (Feat. The Kiki Twins) – We Are (Italo Brutalo reMix) 06. Marcos Cabral – Latin Box 07. Lonely C And Baby Prince – I Wanna’ Squeeze You 08. F3 – Deeper Thoughts (Tiger Stripes reMix) 09. South West Seven – Move Back 10. James Welsh – The Way 11. Box Of Wolves & Christa Vi – Boy (Cyclist reMix) 12. Plastic Plates – Things I Didn’t Know I Loved
This isn’t on official reMix…it should be, but it isn’t. Plastic Plates, that LA centre of excellence, has really knocked it out of the park with his new mix. Having got hold of the vocals for Para One, Irfane & Teki Latex’s Every Little Thing (which was already an awesome tune) Felix apparently couldn’t resist the opportunity to add a little of his synthetic disco to the track.
Plastic Plates just has an ear for this stuff, perfectly balancing a laid back vibe with a solid dance groove he strips down the track and build it back up again out of his own robotic mirrorball pallet. Keeping the vocals intact (it’s an excellent song, why wouldn’t you?) Felix rocks the song in his own particular synthesizer Disco way. Easily the best of the reMixes, including the official package, of this track.
This reMix of Plastic Plates’, Simon Lord featuring, Things I Didn’t Know I Loved is a nice little extra. Not featuring on the single, it comes as part of Kitsuné Music’s Kitsuné Club Night Mix #3 compilation, mixed by main man Gildas. It;s by Mexican producer Bufi and is perfect Friday night material,
Bufi Houses things up a little, mixing a nice digital Disco bassline with a big piano House riff to fun, summery effect. This mix is all about dancing and good times, injecting the track with a lively carnival vibe and enough dancefloor power to keep it moving. A nice Balearic breakdown adds a little touch of sunrise awe right in the middle of a solid groove.
♫ Plastic Plates (Feat. Simon Lord) – Things I Didn’t Know I Loved (Bufi reMix)
This is easily the best reMix of the new material from Australia’s kings of ElectroPop The Presets so far. Coming from one of our favourite producers Plastic Plates, this reMix follows his recent trend of reworking single from Aussie Indie-Electro acts and this time he really gets to 100% spot-on.
The track, Plastic Plates’ reMix of The Preset’s forthcoming now single, Promises, strikes a nice balance between synthetic Nu-Disco and 80s SynthPop. it’s got a solid Disco groove that builds into nice big-room sound, but pairs this with some really interesting synth flourishes. There’s a percussion style arpeggio that has got more than a little of a Yazoo vibe to it, couple that with Julian Hamilton’s dry vocal wit and you’ve got a track with classic dancefloor appeal but a deep retro soul. Great Job all round. You can download the MP3 for free at the link below, and be sure to check out The Preset’s new album, Pacifica, it’s pretty stunning.
We featured Australian Indie-ElectroPoppers Strange Talk’s new single, Cast Away, a couple of weeks ago. Now were pretty excited by the fact that once of the reMixes for the track is provided by Plastic Plates, one of our favourite producers of recent years. Not only that, but the amazing reMix is a freebie!
Cast Away is a fantastic tune in it’s own right, upbeat and summery ElectroPop fun, but with the addition of Plastic Plates synth Disco sounds the track is unbeatable. The original has a hook just made for reMixing, and Plastic Plates takes that refrain and runs with it. It’s the bassline that kills on this one, PP is well versed in retro Disco bassline work and this one right here is no exception. Punchy and funky as hell, the bassline is one you just can’t help but move to. This bass excellence is layered with rich vintage synth work and Strange Talk’s summery vocal. It’s not summer anymore I think we have to admit that, but Plastic Plates’ and Strange Talk’s robotic Tropical sounds might just have you believing it still is.
The latest release from Mr. Felix Bloxsom, better known as the awesome Plastic Plates, is actually his début EP. Which seems weird as his tracks and reMixes have been gracing these pages for a while now, but if you are going to only just release your début EP, then you can do a lot worse than being picked up by Kitsuné Music as a label.
Simon Lord steps up for vocal duties on the EP’s lead track, Things I Didn’t Know I Loved is an upbeat, catchy slice of slick ElectroPop with a Disco groove. Maybe released just a little too late to catch the heights of the summer, the track nonetheless put you in a summery mood with it’s bouncy keys, infectious piano and smooth vocal. Toy’s is the perfect port-Italo track, the kind Kitsuné are really pushing these days, with a UK late ‘80’s SynthPop bassline and Disco drums the track sprinkles on a little rave lead and it’s all set to blow up dancefloors everywhere. The EP’s remaining original, More Than Love, is the deep Disco antithesis to the EP’s Poppier openers. Growling, funky basslines and a hypnotic Acid line underpin some seriously Cosmic synth work. Not on the EP, but a free download, is this reMix of the lead track from Amine Edge & Dance, who turn the track into deep ‘90’s House territory.
♫ Plastic Plates (Feat. Simon Lord) – Things I Didn’t Know I Loved
In the second of today’s surprise new Plastic Plates reMixes he takes on the second single from Australian Indie-Electro legends Van She awesome forthcoming second album, ‘Jamaica’. Plastic Plates really outdoes himself this time.
First up, Plastic Plates wisely keeps hold of the Caribbean, Tropical flavour to the track, it what makes the track what it is and the song probably wouldn’t make sense without it. What Plastic Plates felt it did need, however, was a bouncy synthetic Disco groove. And that’s exactly what he did. Loaded with lush synths and off beat chords the track is summer dancefloor gold, but it’s amazingly subtle too, never overpowering the laid back vibe of the original. which all results in a track that’ll compel you to dance, but in a chilled way. Enjoy.
‘Toys’ is a really nice, epic seven minutes, of synthesizer disco with an ‘80’s Electro Funk bassline. It’s quite a trick to craft a seven minute track that doesn’t drag, but ‘Toys’ is all killer. Transcending any single dance music genre there is a big of House, a bit of Disco, a bit of B-Boy Electro and the whole thing is dancefloor gold. That bassline is so infectious, it will be with me all week.
Plastic Plates reMixing The Magician? You know you’re in for a treat there! Two of the ruling acts in synthesizer Disco in a head on collision where the explosion sounds like an electro tom roll.
‘I Don’t Know What To Do’, featuring Jeppe on vocals, was already a top slice of Disco flavoured ElectroPop but Plastic Plates bring in a shuffling space Funk vibe. I would kinda’ like to see this overdubbed into the Disco scene in the 80’s Buck Rogers TV Movie with Gil Gerard & Erin Gray gettin’ down.
In exactly one months time The Magician unleashes his début solo single, ‘I Don’t Know What To Do’, on Kitsuné Music.
By now you’ve already heard the original track, featuring Jeppe on vocals. It’s got that hypnotic late ‘80’s House piano sound and Jeppe’s anthemic chant combine with thick, lush synths to make a track that will uplift dancefloors worldwide. the EP is chock full of awesomeness too, reMixes come correct from Plastic Plates, Second Date and our boy Fabian. Second Date bring some seriously deep Disco to the table with an almost sub bassline and beach guitar forming the basis for their brand of Disco, and unusual mix definitely. Plastic Plates always come through with the goods and here is no different. Synthetic Electro Disco loaded with my beloved electro toms. PP’s reMix has this slick jazzy synth lead that sets a really nice groove for the track. But it’s the man Fabian who really blows this EP up, starting his track understated with a smoothly building arpeggio that soon gives way to a massive LA Dreamwave track with a booty shaking Funk bass that moves your body while the thick synth chords send your brain to the stratosphere.
♫ The Magician (Feat. Jeppe) – I Don’t Know What To Do (Original)
‘I Don’t Know What To Do’ is released 3rd October on Kitsuné Music.