We featured the new, comeback, single from Aussie ElectroPoppers Miami Horror last month. Real Slow features some tight vocals from Superhumanoids’ Sarah Chernoff and is a sweet slice of chilled DiscoPop. To make things even better, the tune has been versioned by one of our favourite producers, Mr. Felix Bloxsom A.K.A. Plastic Plates. The LA based Australian producer really gets his synthetic groove on with this one.
plastic Plates truly delivers the thick electronic vibes right here. A growling and squelchy synth funk bassline pulses away underneath waves of popping melodies and vintage stabs. A new rhythm give the tune a bit more of a jump-out-of-your-seat feel, and a pretty irresistible one too. Rolling along on a steady hook, it;s the choruses when this reMix really shines, loaded with big synths hammering away, complimenting Chernoff’s vocals to carefree effect. Another big tune from Plastic Plates.
The man that is Plastic Plates, Felix Bloxsom, has had an awesome music year. Or, actually, we should say we’ve had an awesome musical year being on the receiving end of is amazing output in 2013. Well, the year isn’t over yet, and next on Plastic Plates Italo chopping block is the new single from Nile Delta. You’ll know by now that Nile Delta is Joel Dickson, formerly of the amazing Riot In Belgium and one half of Voltage and released the Aztec single this week on Cut Copy’s Cutters Records imprint.
Plastic Plates mix of Aztec bounces along on a intricate popping melody that slowly builds into a full-blown, hands-in-the-air piano hook. With an array of analog synths weaving in and out of the track, a enticing vintage vibe is maintained while the original’s vocals flow from hushed to epic along with the track’s rise. More amazingly solid work from Plastic Plates
The amazing Plastic Plates is on a roll. After a couple of months of silences Felix Bloxsom is following up on the première of his new single with another new tune a mere three days later. His new offering comes in the form of this reMix for Australian ElectroPop duo The Aston Shuffle and their forthcoming new single Can’t Stop Now.
The original version of the track is pretty full-on, commercial, big room Electro, which Plastic Plates turns into something a little deeper and groovier. Serving up a heaped plate of synthetic Disco, Felix brings together an Italo bassline, a House beat and popping arpeggios in a tasty Nu-Disco sauce culminating in a laid back, but effortlessly body moving tune that uses the vocals of the original in anthemic ways. The single also hold mixes from Special Features and Matisse & Sadko and one we are particularly interested in from the one and only Lenno.
♫ The Aston Shuffle – Can’t Stop Now (Plastic Plates reMix)
The Aston Shuffle’s Can’t Stop Now is released 16th September.
Felix Bloxsom A.K.A. the awesome Plastic Plates, has finally poked his head out from his studio and furnished us with a brand new tune, and it’s been a while. With this new tune he’s no only sowing off a new direction, but that he’s lost none of his talent for moving the dancefloor.
Come On Strong is pure House. Even Plastic Plates most recent track, his reMix of Para One’s Every Little Thing, back in March, still had a strong Disco undercurrent, but Come On Strong is 100% Chicago warehouse fodder. Working both an early 90s House sound and a more contemporary club vibe, Felix effortlessly commands the tracks six minute length, creating an every building symphony of deep basses, hypnotic vocal samples and hammered Rave leads that’ll have you reaching for the white gloves in no time. An excellent example of both jackin;’ and Deep House that’s already being supported by the likes of Alex Metric, Aeroplane, Touch Sensitive, and Cassian.
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