L.A. Oliver themed production duo Oliver’s reMix of ‘Dont Stop’, the new single from Foster The People has been knocking around a while now, but now it has dropped through official channels the goodness is there for all to hear.
Oliver are right up there, the double act of Oliver ‘Oligee’ Goldstein and Vaughn ‘U-Tern’ Oliver, are easily in the top tier of Dreamwave producers, and perfectly positioned to combine L.A. Dreamwave with funker Nu-Disco sounds to become the epitome of the sound. their reMix of ‘Don’t Stop’ comes hot on the hells of their amazing contribution to Punks Jump Up and Dave 1’s ‘Mr. Overtime’ single, where they stole the show mere days later they drop another Disco bomb. Liberally applying vocdocer to the vocals and a bouncy Moogy bass, Oliver take the track to big uplifting places. It’s all about the ass shaking bass and huge synth stabs. Six minutes of dancefloor gold that never wavers and keeps the energy of the Indie-Electro original.
♫ Foster The People – Don’t Stop (Oliver reMix)
the ‘Don’t Stop (Color The Walls)’ single is out now, the reMixes should be out soon.
Kimbra, Mark Foster from Foster The People & A-Trak have all done a track together. It’s something to do with shoes. Converse are doing this ‘3 artists, 1 song’ series, I’m not really sure what it’s all about and all the information about it seems to assume I already do. Apologies for not being up to date on the goings on in the world of music based shoe PR campaigns.
The track is very very very good though. Surprisingly for this kind of collaboration you can really hear each artists influence and the result is an Electro-edgy Pop track that rises above it’s ‘shoe promo’ origins.
You can download the track, and presumably buy shoes, here.
The first thing you notice about the track is the rapid fire Italo, almost EBM, bassline. A first for Futurecop!, but gives the track a driving energy. This soon gives way to a big, dirty Electro chorus full of chainsaw synths. The Birmingham SynthWave duo have given the track a euphoric dancefloor working over that builds and builds with layers of growling electronic until the tension breaks and the good times roll.
This new reMix is a growing, atmospheric beast, loaded with Truise’s flawless synth Funk and Sci-Fi soundscapes. Com’s BaldeRunner sound actually works really well with the upbeat Indie-esque vocals, the two styles are quite opposed but seem to give each other room and play off their differences. Having said that, I could listen to Com Truise’s synth sounds all day, whatever they were doing.
♫ Foster The People – Helena Beat (Com Truise reMix)
Drawing heavily from both Nu-Disco and 80’s SynthPop Legan And Met create an analog sounding RoboPop reMix with the added uplifting qualities of shimmering ElectroPop. This reMix is infectious and loaded with enough synthesizer action to keep even the most hard-core synth head happy. And for everyone else, the kicking beats and soaring lead lines will have you reaching for the lasers.
♫ Foster the People – Helena Beat (Legan And Met reMix)
‘Helena Beat’ is taken from Foster The People’s album, ‘Torches’.
Foster The People’s summer anthem ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ had been giving a quirky ElectroPop treatment by Sweden’s super duo Lo-Fi-Fnk.
Dropping some breaks and some looping piano gives the track a cool 90’s Rave vibe underneath the big clubby ElectroPop. For all the chaotic meeting of styles here the end product is pretty slick and laidback giving Foster The People a Scandinavian summer sheen.
♫ Foster The People – Pumped up Kicks (Lo-Fi-Fnk reMix)
I’ll say it, Mille’s ‘Crysteena’ must rank as one of my all time favourite tunes, so it’s awesome to see the Swede back with a brand new reMix of Foster The People’s ‘Call It What You Want’.
From the opening bar this is synth heaven, but I would expect no less from Mille. The man is a master of both 80’s synth sounds and modern dancefloor production, and when the two meet magic happens. This reMix is a masterclass in retro ElectroPop; soaring and shimmering synths, FM bass, electro toms, all executed with a perfect groove. Milles riffs accentuate just the right parts of the original track to up the catchiness and make the vocals suddenly really epic.
♫ Foster The People – Call It What You Want (Mille reMix)
‘Call It What You Want’ is taken from Foster The Peoples ‘Torches’ album.
What a tune to come back from the weekend too! Gigamesh smashes this reMix of Foster The People’s ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ right out of the park!
With just the right mix of Indie-Electro and Disco Gigamesh has revamped FTP’s over-remixed ‘hit’ into a piano and electro tom laden summer anthem. A new lease of life for the track was defiantly needed for this song to get some of the summer play it so desperately wanted and Gigamesh has done just that.