[Download] Ben Macklin’s ‘Let You Down’

 

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Oh hello. It’s the new solo tune from Cassette Club’s Ben Macklin. Mere weeks after his last single, It’s Over was released the man is back to treat us to five minutes of blissful chilled House to sort out the weekend. If, of course, your weekend starts tomorrow; which ours does this week! Haha, in your face everyone who’s weekend doesn’t start tomorrow this week!

A smooth-as-hell mixture of House beats and dreamy-Dreamwave tones, Let You Down is ‘summer jam’ exemplified. Picking up a Tropical vibe along the way, Let You Down lays it’s beats thick but it’s synths airy , crating a groove you can dance to but is a little something for the mind too. Add a sprinkling of nostalgia (there’s a slight Jan Hammer thing going on here), and you’ve got a tune that’s prefect for chilling by the pool, at the weekend, which (as previously mentioned) starts tomorrow for us (ahahahahaha).

Ben Macklin – Let You Down

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[Download] Box Of Wolves reMixes Hawaii94′s ‘Runaway’

 

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Canadian smooth merchant Box Of Wolves has offered up another of his awesome reMixes. Be prepared for some driving beats and dreamy keys on this reMix of frequent collaborator Hawaii94’s Runaway. The track is taken from the Australian producers recent Nightvision EP, which is available now, and walks a nice line between nostalgic and contemporary.

You’d think it would be hard to reconcile the pounding beats and pulsating synth bass of this track with the hazy keys and slight Tropical undertones, but Box Of Wolves juggles the styles with ease, delivering a track that is both light and airy and a floorfilling juggernaut. Hiwaii94’s anthemic vocals on the track serve to enhance this effect and his vintage style lends the track a retro twist. All-in-all you’re left with a track that’s just as suited to the headphones as it is the dancefloor, both epic and irresistibly funky.

Hawaii94 – Runaway (Box of Wolves reMix)

Hawaii94’s Nightvision EP is out now.

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[Audio] Zimmer’s ‘Sensify Me’

 

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Released at the end of the month is the new slab of Horizontal Disco from Parisian Groovemeister Zimmer. We last heard from the man later last year with the post-summertime bliss of Galapagos and now he continues his laid back House journey with a tune that started life as a jam session with none other than Moon Boots, and drums from Crayon. It features vocals from KLP and is called Sensify Me.

Destined to become one of the tunes of the summer, Zimmer eases a slight Deep House flavour into a sprawling Tropical tune where pulsating subby basses mix with nostalgic pads and an effortless funk. A hazy, but dancefloor friendly, backing indeed for KLP’s hushed vocals to work their magic over the top. We’re saving this one up for the weekend.

♫ Zimmer (Feat. KLP) – Sensify Me

Zimmer’s Sensify Me is released 30th June.

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[Video] La Roux’s ‘Let Me Down Gently’

 

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Here’s the video for the newly solo Elly Jackson’s La Roux’s amazing, and frankly relieving, comeback single Let Me Down Gently.

Not quite as 80s as she used to be, Elly is nonetheless as stylish as ever in this sombre and classy clip.

La Roux’s Let Me Down Gently is out soon, Trouble In Paradise is released 7th July.

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[Audio] Goldroom reMixes Wunder Wunder’s ‘Coastline’

 

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Prolific just doesn’t begin to describe the hardest working man in ‘inventing Dreamwave’. Goldroom is back again with another seven minutes of bliss. This time it’s in the form of this storming reMix for Los Angeles based outfit Wunder Wunder and their new single Coastline. It’s another one just in time for the better weather we’re having in the UK, we’re going to save this one for the weekend.

I once heard Josh say he wasn’t keen on the term ‘Tropical’, but c’mon, this tune is just some kind of Island dream. The man loves his seafaring, and this comes through in every inch of this tune, this is one for the open water, or the beach at sunset. The steel drums, the seashell purcussion, the woozy bass…I can feel the sand under my toes already. No-one makes as evocative music as Goldroom right now, he manages to turn in total floorfillers whist painting a musical picture at the same time. Dance and dream.

♫ Wunder Wunder – Coastline (Goldroom reMix)

Wunder Wunder’s Coastline is out this week.

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[Audio] La Roux’s ‘Let Me Down Gently’

 

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Sunday night we had a little gush on social media about how good the new La Roux track was. It had leaked that evening and ever since we’ve been itching for an official stream to post, and now here it is. We’ve been nervous about hearing new La Roux material for a while now, ever since the reports a couple of years ago about how Elly Jackson was turning her back on electronic music and recording an Indie Folk album. ‘Just another artist using ElectroPop as a stepping stone and then ditching it’ we thought. Well, thankfully that album was scrapped (hence the massive gap between releases) and La Roux is well and truly back in sweet SynthPop mode.

Let Me Down Gently is actually amongst the best tracks La Roux has ever released. Mixing perfectly those times when Elly shines, the quieter more passionate moments,  with a solid Disco beat and stuttering synths. Not quite 80s sounding, but loaded with 80s references, from the lilting Sax solo to the dreamy lead. In short (as we mentioned on social media), it’s very very very good and has us mentally excited for the album, Trouble In Paradise, released in July.

♫ La Roux – Let Me Down Gently

La Roux’s Let Me Down Gently is out soon, Trouble In Paradise is released 7th July.

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[Audio] Goldroom reMixes Ms Mr’s ‘Hurricane’

 

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Hot on the heels of his reMix of MØ’s Don’t Wanna’ Dance, Dreamwave OG and oceanic Disco captain Goldroom has unleashed his reMix of MYC ElectroPop duo Ms Mr’s Hurricane. Officially released earlier this month sees Goldroom mixing up a little live instrumentation into his smooth poolside brand to blissful effect.

Goldroom’s reMix of Hurricane eases you into proceedings. Gradually building it’s groove out of a breezy bassline and chilled drums before infecting you ears with it’s surf guitar. The real genius of this reMix , though, is the rolling, almost Acid, synth riff that permeates the background in the middle section. Oh, and the almighty sax. Check it out.

♫ Ms Mr – Hurricane (Goldroom reMix)

Ms Mr’s Hurricane is out now.

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[Audio] Goldroom reMixes MØ’s ‘Don’t Wanna’ Dance’

 

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Disco superstar Goldroom has unleashed his eagerly awaited reMix of Danish QuirkPop enigma ’s Don’t Wanna’ Dance. The track is taken from her recently released début album, No Mythologies To Follow, which dropped in early March to critical acclaim. The Dreamwave originator washed the track is some more if his blissful fantasy Tropical vibes.

The vocals on this one are the perfect amount of soulful hazy to pair up with Josh’s beats. A laid back, beach party, House tune, this reMix serves up the sunkissed sounds by the truckload. Punchy synth bass powers the track, doing all the heavy lifting, leaving tons of room of MØ’s dreamy vocal and waves of warm keys to carry you away.

♫ MØ – Don’t Wanna’ Dance (Goldroom reMix)

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[Download] The Penelopes reMix The Cure’s ‘Just Like Heaven’

 

The Cure

How would you go about taking a beloved late-80s IndiePop classic and serving it up to the desert island Disco masses? Well, just ask London based French ElectroPop duo The Penelopes; ‘cos they’ve turned in this equatorial Pop masterpiece  reMix of The Cure’s Just Like Heaven.

Too cheery to ever really have been Goth, The Cure sound the most upbeat they’ve ever been as The Penelopes wash the track in the most Tropical of vibes. Steely purcussion, pulsing synth basses and a hand-clapping Disco beat all work surprisingly well with Robert Smith’s vocal. The Penelopes produce what might be their densest track to date, loading the four and a half minutes with layers of pads and melodies, all coming together for an uplifting and epic experience.

The Cure – Just Like Heaven (The Penelopes reMix)

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[Download] Pat Lok reMixes Mjolnir’s ‘Just A Boy’

 

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Indonesian outfit Mjolnir’s new single Just A Boy was released this week on Jerry Bouthier’s Continental Records. We already posted the JBAG dub of the track. Now it’s time to check out what Canadian Housemeister Pat Lok has in store for the tune. It the mix we were most looking forward to hearing, Pat’s been on a roll recently, and he’s kept it going right here.

Taking the track deeper and groover than the JBAG’s version. Lok drops a warm summertime sound comprising a solid beat, and fidgety but utterly infectious subby bassline and layers of Tropical keys. The end result is somehow more laid back, yet more dancefloor destroying that the excellent original. That’s the magic of Pat Lok

♫ Mjolnir – Just A Boy (Pat Lok reMix)

Mjolnir’s Just A Boy is out now.

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