Ahhh the new reMix from boarder spanning Nu-Disco outfit Walter Sobcek has us all nostalgic for the heydays of Dreamwave. You know what we mean. Back in 2008 and 2009 when everything was all breezy synths and hazy nostalgia. And Walter Sobcek were releasing their first material. the guys capture the mood perfectly with this reMix of classic French singer Laurent Voulzy’s 1979 tune Grimaud.
The reMix is all stabbing vintage synths, a New Order-esque bassline and hushed French vocals, not to dissimilar to Sobcek’s own Je Me Souviens. A track that reminds us we wish Walter Sobcek would release another original tune at some point, this reMix is everything you could want from a Dreamwave tune. It’s bright, carefree, and no matter how grey thing are at the moment, injects a little sunshine into our lives. C’mon guys, more please.
Walter Sobcek – The Parifornia Tapes Vol.5 = Here’s the new mixtape from international men-of-mystery Walter Sobcek. This one leans in a deep and funky House direction, but still adds a few surprises in the mix.
The tracklist: 01. FKJ (French Kiwi Juice) – Between Moods 02. Nora En Pure – Come With Me 03. Disclosure (Feat. Jamie Woon) – January 04. Duke Dumont (Feat. MNEK) – Hold On 05. Joe Goddard (Feat. Valentina) – Gabriel 06. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Relax (Final DJs reMix) 07. Annie – Invisible 08. Chris Isaak – Wicked Games 09. Midi Matilda – Day Dreams (MyKill reMix)
I think by now we can pretty much assume the Walter Sobcek duo have got a thing for milkshakes, of the romantic kind. The pan-Atlantic duo have been a bit quite in recent months in regard to new tunes, but have released a string of awesome mixtapes, including the Milkshake De Love tape back in February. Which is stunningly similar to the title of their new single, Milkshake D’Amour.
Walter Sobcek have never given up the Dreamwave dream, and this new single just cements their reputation as Dreamwave staples. Floating along on an infectious Italo bassline and wicked Disco licks, the tune weaves an audio tapestry of electric piano, siren synths and breezy beach tones. Add some hushed, passionate and typically Sobcek vocals into the mix and you’ve got a poolside funk tune to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with anything from LA.
Walter Sobcek – ‘So Ouate’ A May Tape = Walter Sobcek’s tape this month delivers some seriously blissful Disco sounds, prefect now the days, and nights, are getting a little warmer.
♫ Walter Sobcek – ‘So Ouate’ A May Tape
The tracklist: 01. Leblanc & Carr – How Does It Feel 02. Breakbot (Feat. Irfane) – A Mile Away 03. Ambrosia – You’re The Only Woman 04. Poolside – Do You Believe? 05. Michael Jackson – Remember The Time (Louis La Roché reMix) 06. David Sanborn – Let’s Just Say Goodbye 07. Lee Ritenour – Countdown 08. Nile Rodgers – Yum Yum 09. Fleetwood Mac – Dreams (Walter Sobcek reMix) 10. Bobby Womack – California Dreaming (A-Maze Winter Edit) 11. Chic – Hangin’ 12. Marcus Marr – The Music 13. Touch & Go – Gotta Have U 14. Calvin Harris (Feat. Ellie Goulding) – I Need Your Love (Louis La Roché reMix) 15. Final DJs (Feat. Gin Joints) – City Lights 16. Nora En Pure – Come With Me
Walter Sobcek – Instants Veloutés: An April Mixtape = Walter Sobcek’s latest mixtape is the perfect set-up for your Friday night. Taking a ecclectic, wide spread of Disco, House and Dreamwave these guys deliver a deep, and sometimes surprising, collection of tracks to get you in the mood for your weekend. There’s even some Shiny You Guns in there!
01. D-Pulse – Velocity Of Love
02. Change – Change Of Heart
03. Bicep – Love Comedown
04. Felix Da Housecat – Silver Screen (Oxford reMix)
05. Fox The Fox – Precious Little Diamond
06. Erkka – Excommunication
07. Moon Boots – No One
08. Jim Capaldi – That’s Love
09. Fleetwood Mac – Rihannon (Baron Von Luxxury Dreams Unwinding reMix)
10. Shiny Toy Guns – Fading Listening
11. Janet Jackson – Rock With U (Ghosts Of Venice Rework)
12. Walter Sobcek – Je Me Souviens (TBS reMix)
Walter Sobcek – Milkshake De Love: A February Mixtape = Here’s the awesome Walter Sobcek’s latest mixtape. The guys have put together a sweet hour of dreamy ElectroPop and Dreamwave tunes. Sit back and enjoy sixty minutes of synthesizer bliss.
01. Traveller – Belafonte 02. James Tambiance – She’s A Lover 03. Goldroom (Feat. Chela )- Fifteen (Rotkraft reMix) 04. Ghost Beach – Been There Before (Shook reMix) 05. Sample Jack – Inside 06. Venice Beach – Waiting For You 07. Lee M Kelsall – NY Shuffle 08. Toyboy & Robin – In Need 09. Le Crayon – Cosma 10. D.S.F – Hear It No More 11. Yan Wagner – Changed (Jupiter reMix) 12. Robots With Rayguns – Kiss 13. Laurent Voulzy – Les Nuits Sans Kim Wilde (ATTAR! Edit) 14. Frankfurt Express – Wake Up (FM Attack reMix) 15. Adala Twins – Strange 16. Catz ‘N’ Dogz (Feat. Monty Luke) – They Frontin’ 17. Matt Lennox – This Is A song For You
Walter Sobcek – Walter Sobcek – Clin D’Oeil (A December Mixtape) – No sooner that Dreamwave duo Walter Sobcek return, after a few months hiatus, with brand new reMix, they drop a new mixtape too! This one’s full of synthy Disco vibes and glides along smooth winter ice.
♫ Walter Sobcek – Clin D’Oeil (A December Mixtape)
01. Kavinsky – ProtoVision (Walter Sobcek Bootleg)
02. Fleetwood Mac – Dreams (Walter Sobcek reMix)
03. Prince – I Wanna’ Be Your Lover (Luciano Colman Tevy Cavoti reMix)
04. Saint Lou Lou – Maybe You (Oxford & Le Crayon reMix)
05. Cassian – On&On
06. Lifelike (Feat. A-Trak) – Don’t Stop
07. Broke One – The Empire
08. Kurd Maverick – Blue Monday (Vandalism reMix)
09. Lindstrøm – Raakost (Miaoux Miaoux Mix)
10. Amtrac – How Can She
11. Radiohead – Everything In It’s Right Place (Jeremy Hills End Of The World reMix)
12. The XX – Fiction (Synapson reMix)
12. Flight Facilities – Clair De Lune (Deptune reMix)
Well, it certainly been a while since we heard form our Dreamwave friends Walter Sobcek, not since the start of this year have we heard a new track from them, but they haven’t been sitting around waiting their time it seems. Some of the fruits of their absence is right here in the form of this dreamy reMix of French artist Sebastien Schuller’s ‘Nightlife’.
Immediately we remember exactly what we loved about Walter Sobcek ad they take just four minutes to carry you away to far-off Cosmic locales. Warm, resonant, synth tones, ringing melodies set against gently guitar and a steady Italo bassline. I finished off that pervious sentence about an hour ago and have just been sat here, with headphones on, listening to this track on repeat, it’s like a music daydream. A swirling mist of beautiful sounds and electronic beats, half heard vocals and a rolling synthetic choir of synths. Oh, and the wicked solo just adds an all new dimension of epic just when you aren’t expecting it. Amazing stuff, we’re so glad these guys are back.
Walter Sobcek have just put together a video for the track ‘Hollywood Cries’, taken from their awesome ‘Miami’ EP of last year.
The B-side to the title track of the EP, ‘Hollywood Cries’ was no less impressive slick Dreamwave. Lazy La nights brilliance with a passing nod to Bronski Beat. The video, a homage to lives crushed by the Hollywood meat grinder is pretty brutal viewing.
Gotye and Kimbra’s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’, remixed to death? Yes. My first instinct is to ignore new reMixes of this track that land in out inbox. It’s done now, get over it, it;s too late to jump on the ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ train. However, I find it very hard to ignore emails from Walter Sobcek, and I’m glad I didn’t.
Their reMix of the track is just really nice, there’s no other way to say it. Sure, we’ve all heard the song enough to last a lifetime, but Walter Sobcek’s laid back beach Disco is a smooth and toting such an addictive groove that you end up just kinda’ sinking into the track. Once again Walter Sobcek proving why they are at top of the Dreamwave pile.