World dominating IndiePoppers Two Door Cinema Club are starting to sound a little samey if you ask us. There’s only so many combinations of frantic off-beat hi-hats, syncopated riffs, and summery leads. just take the track Handshake, for their last album, Beacon. It sounds like a Two Door Cinema Club song, like someone’s worked out a formula for that. At least we can count on the likes of Swiss Dreamwaver Ryan Riot to spruce things up a little.
Ryan does the job properly, adding a bouncy synth bassline and some kicking dance drums. Most of the original song is still there kicking about, but Riot elevated the track to new, exiting places with a few well-placed dance music tropes. On the whole it’s a decided improvement on the track, which becomes an exciting Indie-Electro floorfiller in Ryan Riot’s hands.
♫ Two Door Cinema Club – Handshake (Ryan Riot reMix)
There’s a lot of reMixes on the new single from IndiePoppers Two Door Cinema Club’s new single, Sun. Some big names too, Fred Falke, Alex Metrix, Gildas, Logo and Gigamesh have all contributed their versions of the track, but one of the standout’s we’ve heard so far comes from London’s Punks Jump Up, and it’s a free download too!
Punks Jump up deliver a classic Electro mix, the kind that makes you remember why Kitsuné have released so much of their output. It’s a driving tune, heavy on the bass with intricate percussion that works multiple infectious riffs into the track, weaving in and out of Alex Trimble’s vocal. But ultimately it’s a fun track. Bouncy and very hard to resist, Punks Jump Up deliver another storming dancefloor monster right here. We’re definitely looking forward to what they have in store for 2013.
We recently featured the BeatauCue reMix of Indie-Dance stars Two Door Cinema Club’s Sleep Alone, but this is the one we were waiting for. New York Indie-Disco merchants The Knocks sterling rework of the track. Stay tunes for eclectic, jump up Disco sounds.
The Knocks add their percussion fuelled synth Disco sound to the mix and it works amazingly well. Their New York take on funky synths pump uncontrollably, laying down a retro-futuristic boogie with a bit of a Deep House vibe for TDCC vocalist Alex Trimble’s introspective flow. The Knocks really are at the top of their game these days and right here they prove why. This mix is a driving floorfiller, intelligent and groovy as hell.
♫ Two Door Cinema Club – Sleep Alone (The Knocks reMix)
Two Door Cinema Club’s Sleep Alonesingle is out now.
Hot on the heels of the release of their new album, Beacon, reMixes of Bangor Indie-Dance stars Two Door Cinema Club’s Sleep Along are coming in thick and fast. The single was released earlier this month and features reMixes from the likes of BeNi and The Knocks. Right here, though, we have a reworking from French noisy Disco merchants BeatauCue.
BeatauCue set you up with the original tune before dropping you right into a rockin’ Disco assault. Big speaker destroying beats and thick, thick synths dominate the track, yet it still manages to encompass the gentleness of the vocals. Chopping up the vocals in places, layering a darkly groovy bassline, buzzsaw synth and that fat French sound serves as a nice counterpoint to the track itself. Huge stuff from Alexis and Mederic!
ReMixes of slightly old songs don’t always grab you but this mix of Two Door Cinema Club’s ‘Something Good Can Work’ by Icelandic Nu-Disco crew Jungle Fiction made me sit up and take notice.
Big, big, synths and a whole lot of groove dominate this mix. Building on the sound of their début EP the trio of young producers keep on expertly riding the line between pedal-to-the-metal Electro-House and smooth melodic Dreamwave with the kind of skill that easily ranks them up there with the Dangers and Kavinsky’s of the world.
Last time Kitsuné Music collaborated with one of Richard Mortimer projects on a CD the end result was ‘Kitsuné/BoomBox’. Mixed by, both Kitsuné resident and resident at Mortimer’s legendary BoomBox club, Jerry Bouthier, the album brought together Electro-house and underground ElectroPop to amazingly capture the summer of 2007 for anyone listening to that type of music or going to those types of clubs. it was easily the soundtrack to the year.
This summer Kitsuné are partnering up with Mortimer’s current business, the London based Fashion/Music/Culture webzine PonyStep, to produce another compilation. Mixed, once more, by one half of JBAG, Bouthier, the track list is already impressive. Featuring the likes of Róisín Murphy, Bag Raiders, Adamski, Lindstrøm, Lo-Fi-Fnk, David E Sugar and Das Pop to name a few. BeatauCue’s reMix of Florrie’s ‘911’ makes an appearance in the form of a JBAG edit. As does Two Door Cinema Club’s previous single ‘I Can Talk’ as reMixed by French Horn Rebellion. With a line up like that, and Jerry Bouthier’s prowess at putting together an awesome electronic Pop mix this album should really be something special!
26th April in nearly upon us, that’s when the latest volume of Kitsuné Music’s Maison series is released. Maison 9, ‘The Petit Bateau Edition Or The Cotton Issue’, amongst a who host of shockingly good artists, some new, some welcome returns, features The Twelves reMix of Two Door Cinema Club’s forthcoming single ‘Something Good Can Work’.
The Twelves bring their customary Nu-Disco flavour to the Indie tune. It’s a really good song and this reMix is right up my street, toning down the guitars and turning up the synths!
Kitsuné’s Irish boys Two Door Cinema Club are re-releasing their single ‘Something Good Can Work’ with a proper push this time, it’s the prefect summer Indie tune. It’s feel good and anthemic in an understated way.
Part of the reMix package will be this track by fellow Kitsunérs Ted & Francis who take that perfect summer Indie tune and dish it up for the ElectroPop crowd, it’s still a fun, sing-along, chilled piece of work but now comes with added Disco bassline, quirky lead and handclaps before dropping you in the middle of the best Electro beach party you’ve ever been to!
Jupiter brings the perfect Electro Disco flavour to the track. Digital slap bass, distorted analog synths and leads that fly out of the tune are all present and correct. Jupiter seems to be able to do no reMix wrong!
I Can Talk’ by Ireland’s Two Door Cinema Club was one of the highlights of Kitsuné Music’s Kitsuné Maison 8 compilation and yesterday saw the 12” release of the track.
For the Kitsuné release, reMixes are provided by French Horn Rebellion, Moulinex and these two here, by Golden Bug and Crystal Fighters.
I think Golden Bug’s is my favourite, I love the heavy analogy bass throughout and vocoded backing vocals. It’s a old school vocal Electro track guaranteed to make you move. Crystal Fighters’ mix, despite frantic percussion, is more chilled and intricate with a hint of dancefloor bass.