After the successful release of the awesome ‘Lifetime Pt 1’ EP featuring Electric Youth and Human Life, Sweden’s Pelifics are gearing up to follow up with part two of the set.
The lead track on part two is ‘He Was The Best’ which features the jet setting AXXE and is pure ElectroPop heaven. The ‘80’s sounds on this track could quite easily fit onto Top Of The Pops circa 1985, it’s got that second generation SynthPop/first generation Italo sound, characterised by a vintage SynthPop sound influenced by new European dance music. Wrap that up in a package with a subtle sheen of beach flavoured Nu-Disco and you’ve got the makings of a killer track. Which this is. Can;t wait for the EP.
♫ Pelifics (Feat. AXXE) – He Was The Best
The ‘Lifetime Pt 1’ EP is out now with part 2 coming in later in April on Brilliantine.
Jet setting DiscoPop act AXXE’s ‘Sweet Stuff’ has been knocking around for a while now, as has some of the reMixes, so On The Fruit Records (in their firsts of two big releases this week) have made the smart decision to package them all up in one place, alongside some corking new versions. Won’t you join me for a peek inside?
The original version of the tracks is pure Dance-Pop excellence, with just the right balance between retro sounds and modern dancefloors. Doug’s slick beats and ear for hooks and Stina husky, powerful vocals work together perfectly for some big, but edge, ElectroPop fun. It’s hard to even start on the reMixes with out getting Ride The Universe’s version out the way, we’ve mentioned it before, suffice to say the combination of musicianship, studio skill skill and DJ’s ear amongst the four Riders makes up the perfect production team. If you were in the HR department of a Dreamwave/Nu-Disco corporation then these four skill sets would be the one your would be trying to fill. Dreamtrak is a man with his finger in a lot of ElectroPop pies right now, and his reMix here displays why, with an almost New Order-esque slice of retro SynthPop sprinkled with a hint of Disco. Neon Workout head straight for the dancefloor with their take on the track with a bit of Italo, a bit of EBM and a bit of Disco all finding their way into this rapid-fire mix.
♫ AXXE – Sweet Stuff
♫ AXXE – Sweet Stuff (Ride The Universe reMix)
♫ AXXE – Sweet Stuff (Dreamtrak reMix)
♫ AXXE – Sweet Stuff (Neon Workout reMix)
But that’s not all! But the single and get more reMixes from the likes of Stay Ali, Leon Zane and Arturo!
Here we have another incoming reMix of Canadian ElectroPopsters AXXE’s ‘Sweet Stuff’, this time the worldwide phenomenon that is Ride The Universe are going to show us what’s what.
I’ve been waiting a while to hear some RTU with sultry female vocals, it seems to me to be the perfect combination and the boys just go nuts with the opportunity. In what is probably the most retro of their productions so far, their reMix of ‘Sweet Stuff’ is washed thick with 70’s Disco and Funk. Layering a solid, body moving, groove with euphoria inducing Disco lead lines is a heady combination. The union of AXXE and RTU is music so sexual that if AXXE release a Disco tune in nine months time I think we can safely assume what happened.
The ElectroSleaze of AXXE plus StardonE’s Cosmic Disco. How good a combination is that?
Actually, StardonE brings things a back to earth a little with this reMix which is more rooted in late 80’s SynthPop than his usual spacey Disco Funk, even going so far as to include a little Italo in the mix. the end result being a track that could have rocked Hi-NRG dancefloors a couple of decades ago but will also rock Disco dancefloors today.
♫ AXXE – Hard Candy (StardonE reMix)
There’s more AXXE reMixes on the way, some special stuff coming.
Canadian DiscoPop duo AXXE have teamed up with FlashWorx to help us kick start 2011 with their latest offering, a cover of the Frankie Valli penned theme song from 1978’s Grease.
Now, when I first heard from AXXE’s Doug that they had covered ‘Grease (Is the Word)’ I was slightly hesitant, I mean, that could go really badly. It could be cheesetastic. Thankfully all my fears disappeared on hearing the track! The team have actually done wonders, taking such a recognisable, and kitsch, track and making a seriously powerful electronic groove. They effortlessly make it so cool that you start to wonder why no-one has done it before.
Once you get into the track it’s amazing how well the song lends itself to electronic dance music, or at least how well AXXE and FlashWork have shaped it into a dancefloor epic. The vocal melody in the verse just begs to be belted out over a kickin’ Electro bassline, and that’s just what you get, surrounded by shimmering 80’s synth work. This track works awesomely as both a party tune and as some slick late night listening.
Today see the release of Canada’s finest sleazy DiscoPop duo AXXE ’s début ‘proper’ EP on Montreal house label Mile End Records.
Titled ‘Mainstream’ the EP is a collection of reMixes from their self released double A-side single ‘Hard Candy’/’S.A.T,.U.R.D.A.Y. Night’ that wend down so well with us early in the year. Featuring the skills of the likes of Worship, Neon Workout, Cavaliers Of Fun, Zakolski, Meroz and these two reMixes here. Dave Allison bring his appropriately named ‘Disco Dust Dub’ to the EP, which is, as it sounds, a deep Disco groove and a real 4am on the dancefloor track. Blond:ish & Stephen Hoffman reMix is altogether Techier, and is pure Big Room House goodness.
¡borracho! have just dropped their long awaited reMix of Canadian ElectroPoppers AXXE’s ‘Hard Candy’ over on their SoundCloud.
We really dig both ¡borracho! and AXXE here so the pairing has gagging for a listen ever since the guys hinted at it. It’s a rolling, pretty chilled, piano driven Electro-House tune that turns AXXE’s Noise-Pop into something altogether smoother.
Wow! Here’s two bands we’ve been pretty vocal about digging, and it’s just awesome it when two artists we love come together!
It was a couple of months ago we raved about Montreal Electro-sleazesters AXXE, we really dug their take on low down dirty ElectroPop, without going into comedy, faux sleaze, ElectroClash embarrassing territory and Cavaliers Of Fun have dropped some of our favouritetracks of recent months. His work on AXXE’s ‘S.A.T.U.R.D.A.Y. Night’ is not exception, keeping the powerful vocal structure and dropping it over his particular brand of ElectroPop/Space-Disco.
Montreal ElectroPop duo AXXE apparently came together out of a dislike for each other and despite living in close quarters utilise technology to undertake their songwriting and production remotely!
Whether that’s just spin or not, the music stands on it’s own merits. Their recently released double A-side ‘Hard Candy’/’S.A.T.U.R.D.A.Y. Night’ drops two slices of expertly crafted DiscoPop that just ooze decadence. the tracks have been given the reMix treatment by two pretty well known Electro up-and-comers, Worship and Neon Workout. I’ve loved Worship’s previous reMixes and her the Swiss producer ramps up the AutoTune to create an edge Nu-Disco vibe. Neon Workout takes it straight to the dancefloor with electro tom and handclap craziness!