San Francisco beach Disco-meister Viceroy is at it again. This time the man is tacking LA Indie-Rock duo Hunter Hunted’s Keep Together, from their recent, self-titled EP. Taking the jangly, and if we’re honest a little mediocre, IndiePop and turning it into a wonder of summer DiscoPop is no mean feat, but Viceroy pulls it off in style.
The treat you’re in-for here is an admittedly breezy and catchy vocal pair with some carefree, Disco tinged ElectroPop. The purest of summery tunes, this reMix provides synth leads that seem to come with their own little ray of sunshine. It might be a little saccharine for you, but if you can deal with the good time vibe then you can just let it roll.
A few weeks ago we introduced you to the new collaborative single from Viceroy and French Horn Rebellion, who have teamed up to deliver the awesome Friday Nights. You can read all about that here, but now the single is out it’s time to get your ears around the reMix package, the highlights of which come from the Disco name on everybody’s lips, Bronx, and big room producer Jessie Andrews.
First up is Bronx, who whips the tracks up into a warm, rounded House tune with a big Chicago hook. With both feet firmly planted in the warehouse, Bronx breaks out the 909 beats, organ basslines and piano riffs, which bring a new, enigmatic, edge to the tune. This one’s not so much about chilling with your peeps on Friday Night, as in the original, as dancing ‘til morning in some darkened venue. Jessie Andrews mix also heads straight to the dancefloor, but in this case it’s in the main room at peak time as growling synths and big Disco hooks mash together to create a driving tune with a big euphoric breakdown. The EP also comes equipped with work from Rush Midnight and is a sweet package.
♫ Viceroy & French Horn Rebellion – Friday Nights (Bronx Night Dub)
Will you look at this! Two of our favourite producers these days, New York Disco duo French Horn Rebellion, who have been knocking it out of the park recently and San Francisco’s Viceroy, whose Dreams Of Bombay is still on rotation round these parts, teaming up to deliver a massive party jam, for free (initially). It’s an ode to their “favourite day of the week”, Friday Nights (which is technically their favourite night of the week, but we’ll just let them have that one).
Friday Nights lives up to it’s promise. A bouncy slice of huge synth Disco that plays to both Viceroy and FHR’s talents. With a punchy bassline and stabby retro synths this one is both chilled and energetic, perfect for the start of the weekend. French Horn Rebellion’s vocals are, as usual, smooth and anthemic making Friday Nights a party starter whatever day of the week you stick it on.
You know the best kind of Disco is going to happen when the kings of New York Disco The Knocks are reMixed by San Francisco’s beach party groovemeister Viceroy. The result is a blissful, incredibly Poppy,slice of good time summertime vibes.
Did we mention how Poppy this was? Because it really is, melding the most fun elements of Nu-Disco with a particularly American blend of R&B tinged Pop, Viceroy and The Knocks whip up something of a poolside jam that doesn’t have a care in the world. With big beats and an almost Caribbean feel to it, this mix of Magic layers on the heavy, pumping, snyths thick which, when combined with Gary Go’s laid back, almost 80s, vocal makes for untroubled, breezy, four minutes of Disco escapism.
Sun is the second single to be taken from Two Door Cinema Club’s new album Becon. Amongst those pulling reMix duties on the release is San Francisco Nu-Disco producer Viceroy. Fresh from the success of his Dream Of Bombay single with Chela, Viceroy is in the zone right now and this mix is no exception.
Delivering a more ElectroPop track than we’re used to from Viceroy, he still manages to inject the upbeat synthy tune with his trademark beach-party Disco. Bringing bright retro stabs to the mix, Viceroy give his reMix a slightly 80s vibe that mixes well with his feel-good Tropical groove. There’s nothing about this one that doesn’t make you feel good.
I know you’re full, but surely there’s room for one more morsel of Viceroy and Chela’s frankly amazing Dream Of Bombay? Of course there is! Especially when it comes from Binary O.G. and moustache aficionado Alfa. There’s always time for Alfa!
Taking a different route with the track than the other mixes, from Bit Funk, Wax Motif and Bufi, Alfa creates on a head on collision between classic Daft Punk and Moog Funk. Pulsating, relentless synth bass and vocals transformed into groove laden melodies dominate the track. Big, sweeping synths take the track to the next level, giving the funky little licks a Cosmic vibe. It;s probably the most rough ‘n’ ready version of Dream of Bombay, and one that eschews the originals song structure, but it’s also a guaranteed floor filler. This’ll keep ‘em dancing!
♫ Viceroy (Feat. Chela) – Dream Of Bombay (Alfa reMix)
Viceroy (Feat. Chella)’s Dream Of Bombay is out now.
We’re still loving San Francisco producer Viceroy and Chela’s Dream Of Bombay single. In fact, we’re hoping that, come December, someone reminds us about it because it already feels like it deserves a place in out end of year bests. As the reMixes keep rolling in, they are definitely keeping the quality high. Right now Bit Funk and Bufi have a crack at the track and both deliver, very different but nicely complimentary version of the song.
Bit Funk delivers a glorious Disco-House tune that really plays up the dreaminess of the original and Chela vocals. If the original version is a summery beach party, then Bit Funk’s reMix is the club you go to as it gets dark. Intoxicating deep Disco. Bufi, on the other hand gets a bit more ecclectic with Chela’s vocal and turns in an Acidic Italo-Disco tune with some hypnotic pitched vocals and popping drums. This tune just gets better and better.
San Francisco’s master of the Disco, Viceroy, and Chela’s Dream Of Bombay turned out to be one of the surprises of the year so far. An amazing summery vocal Nu-Disco tune that’s going to get a lot of play in the coming months, not least because there’s a host of reMixes on the way, the first coming from LA producer Wax Motif.
Wax Motif’s take on Dream Of Bombay is a huge, uplifting floorfiller. Proper main room stuff, the reMix keeps the vocal intact but swaps the summery, Dreamwavey, Disco for pounding dancefloor sounds. Pumping synth bass and frantic undulating leads whisk themselves around the track, awaiting the massive hook. This one is all about big beats, big synths and big builds, and it all works perfectly with the song. Hands in the air time.
Here’s the official video for San Francisco funkmeister Viceroy and Dreamwave songstress Chela’s frankly amazing new single, Dream Of Bombay. This breezy slice of feel-good Dreamwave has been on repeated round these parts for a while now, and the video is so cool.
Josh Harris directs the clip, capturing the perfect nostalgic vibe, while Chela exudes effortless 80s cool.
Viceroy (Feat. Chella)’s Dream Of Bombay is out now.
These guys have traded reMixes in the past, but now San Francisco’s funkiest export Viceroy and New York Disco Pop outfit Ghost Beach have teamed up on a new original tune that really does proove that Viceroy is correct, it’s “summertime, all the time”.
Even if it is deep in November, this tune will knock the chilly cobwebs out of your skull and get you moving like you’re at a pool party. Boasting layers and layers of funky synths, raging from a pumping digital bass to some rich, stabbing, chords, that all provides the grooviest of backings for Ghost Beach to belt out some summer anthem style vocals. Bringing back the sun! The track is available to buy very soon, we can;t wait to see who’s in the reMix line-up.
♫ Viceroy (Feat. Ghost Beach) – While We’re in Love