VanGuard Vs. Fred Falke

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The kings of Welsh Disco VanGuard drop a giant sized slab of funk with their reMix of Fred Falke’ Wait For Love’

‘Wait For Love’ is a track that had been knocking around, in one form or another, for a few years now and VanGuard give it that kick it needs to bring it to the dancefloors of 2011, in their hands the track, admittedly a French Touch classic, sounds bigger, stronger, and funkier.

Fred Falke – Wait For Love (VanGuard Vocal Edit)

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Darren Hayes reMixed by Fred Falke & Penguin Prison

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Darren Hayes, luminary of electronic Pop music, has roped in some awesome talent to reMix his latest single ‘Talk Talk Talk’.

French Touch legend Fred Falke is up first and turns in a fantastic mix. Quite subdued but Falke has caught the mood of the song perfectly. Not going overboard this reMix is a subtle form of French Touch. Never in your face, more walking beside you, Falke’s reMix blends ElectroPop and Nu-Disco so smoothly you’ll feel like you’ve known the song forever. Penguin Prision get’s his more Indie-Disco styled hands on the track and brings his post-BedroomPop groove to the tune, giving it a live and stripped down synth feel and keeping it bouncy.

Darren Hayes – Talk Talk Talk (Fred Falke Mix)

Darren Hayes – Talk Talk Talk (Penguin Prision Mix)

‘Talk Talk Talk’ is out now.

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Fred Falke reMixes Wolf Gang

‘The King And All Of His Men’ is the latest single, and re-release of first single, from British Indie dude Wolf Gang, it’s been given a stunning retro workout by French Touch master Fred Falke.

From the offset you can tell this mix is going to be something special, kicking off with a nice syncopated bassline and smooth 80’s-esq chords that lead into a full-on 80’s teen movie epic. Wolf Gang vocals lend themselves perfectly to this kind of Dreamwave nostalgia, his voice being just as emotive as the music.

♫ Wolf Gang – The King And All Of His Men (Fred Falke reMix)

‘The King And All Of His Men’ is out 13th June.

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The Vandroid has landed!

It’s been a while since we wrote about them here, now there’s finally some movement on the Vandroid front.

More tracks from the soundtrack to the mythical 1984 Sci-Fi action movie Vandroid have surfaced. As you might recall the first of the Vandroid tracks we heard was the Van She Tech reMix, now reMixes from Yuksek, Fred Falke, Boy 8-Bit and Siriusmo have been unearthed and put together in the form of the ‘Master And Slave’ reMixes EP..

First up, this Yuksek reMix is one of the best things I have heard all year, no question, pure Nu-Disco, ElectroPop brilliance with that slightly rough sound from his album. Using the vocals sparsely, but to rad effect Yuksek really knocks it out the park. Fred Falke’s is wicked too. Stripping the track down to an, almost Industrial, Electro Rock track. These are backed up by Boy 8-Bits’ deep Electro groove as be brings a hypnotic track with some standout distorted synth percussion and Siriusmo’s cut-up Disco take on the track.

The Vandroid project is totally exiting, not just ‘cos some of the biggest names in Electro are contributing some of their best work, but because they have made the whole thing fun, interesting and addictive. It’s a pity we’ll never actually get to see the movie!”

Vandroid – Master And Slave (Yuksek reMix)

Vandroid – Master And Slave (Fred Falke Mix)

Vandroid – Master And Slave (Boy 8-Bit reMix)

Vandroid – Master And Slave (Siriusmo ‘Slave Disco’ reMix)

You can get the whole EP in high quality for free, and more on the backstory, on the official Vandroid site.

Vandroid @ Official Website

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Mix Chopin’ & Ghosts Of Venice reMix Burns & Fred Falke

Remember that video we posted a while back with all the dogs? For  Burns & Fred Falke pretty ace collaboration ‘Y.S.L.M. (you Stopped Loving Me)’?

Well, the single is now out, exclusively on Beatport, backed up with reMixes from Treasure Fingers, Linus Loves, and Rynecologist in an awesome reMix package. Ghost of Venice and Mix Chopin’ are celebrating the release by giving away their smooth French-Touch/Disco epic version of the single. Perfect for the long summer nights…pity it’s freezing outside!

Burns & Fred Falke – You Stopped Loving Me (Mix Chopin’ & Ghosts Of Venice reMix)

‘Y.S.L.M. (You Stopped Loving Me)’ is out now.

Burns @ Beatport

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Burns @ Amazon

Fred Falke @ Beatport

Fred Falke @ Juno

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Burns & Fred Falke & a video full of dogs

Burns & Fred Falke have teemed up to release a new single, ‘Y.S.L.M. (You Stopped Loving Me)’, a disco house monster created by two powerhouses in the genre.

The video was filmed at Battersea Dogs Home, so, y’know, it’s full of dogs…and dog toys.

‘Y.S.L.M. (You Stopped Loving Me)’ is released 28th November.

Burns @ Beatport

Burns @ Juno

Burns @ 7Digital

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Fred Falke @ Beatport

Fred Falke @ Juno

Fred Falke @ 7Digital

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New Florrie reMixes: Fred Falke & Justin Faust

Xenomania drummer/songwriter Florrie has a new single out soon, ‘Give Me Your Love’ which, as well as being a nice slice of Pop, will also feature reMixes from habitual Florrie reMixer Fred Falke and the man Justin Faust.

Falke’s reMix is a power Pop track with arpeggios that drag you straight to the dancefloor, but it’s Justin Faust’s reMix that really hooks. From the electro toms onward it’s a crazy good Nu-Disco stormer.

Florrie – Give Me Your Love (Fred Falke Club Edit)

Florrie – Give Me Your Love (Justin Faust reMix)

Florrie – Give Me Your Love

Oh, and Florrie’s a Bristol girl too! Much love!

‘Give Me Your Love’ is out soon.

Florrie @ Beatport

Florrie @ Juno

Florrie @ 7Digital

Florrie @ Amazon

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HURTS live

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Apologies for the crappy phone-cam photo!

Y’know, this will be the first ever live review on electronic rumors, I always feel like I should (and I’m going to do more) but when I’m out, I just kinda’ like to live it up, drink the bar dry and have an awesome time dancing to some amazing music and not worrying what I might say about it on a website!

HURTS felt like more of an ‘event’ though, so here you go, have some words! I caught them live last night here in Bristol on one of the early dates of the NME Radar Tour (along with the abysmal Darwin Deez and the disappointingly average Everything Everything) and, for me at least, anticipation was high.

‘Presence’ is probably the best word to describe HURTS live. For two guys (and three backing band (keyboard player, drummer and opera singer!)) who don’t move around very much they do seem to fill up the stage. One thing I was concerned about was how po-faced and pretentious they were going to be, as that would kinda’ annoy me,  but I was surprised at how much of a good time the guys seemed to be having onstage. Yes, the sometimes tortured, sometimes apathetic persona is there in singer Theo Hutchcraft but occasionally you’ll catch a playful smile cross his face, or even an outright grin as the crowd sing the lyrics back to him.

The set was everything I had hoped, most of the EP tracks were played, opening with ‘Silver Lining’. ‘Unspoken’ was pretty perfect, and the set climaxed in a roof raising performance of the forthcoming single ‘Better Than Love’. Interestingly, in his introduction to their breakthrough hit ‘Wonderful Life’ Theo confirmed our suspicions that the song was indeed written about our fair city (there are a few obscure references to places in Bristol in the lyrics) which endeared the crowd to them more.

All in all, awesome! One of the best gigs I have been to in a while, a band hasn’t impressed me this much live since the first time I saw CHEW LiPS!

If you get the chance, definitely see HURTS live, especially if you can catch them early on in their career in some intimate venue.

Check the Fred Falke reMix of ‘Unspoken’:

HURTS – Unspoken (Fred Falke reMix) (zShare) (MediaFire)

‘Better Than Love’ drops on the 24th.

HURTS @ Beatport

HURTS @ Juno

HURTS @ Amazon

Florrie + Fred Falke

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Florrie, well, for a start she’s the in-house drummer for the production team responsible for pretty much all of the good ‘proper’ Pop music in the charts in the last decade, Xenomania. She’s also a singer/songwriter in her own right and is débuting classy Pop tune after Pop tune.

As with the last track to surface ‘Call 911’ this latest song, ‘Panic Attack’ has also been given the reMix treatment by none other than Fred Falke.

It’s a, frankly, infectious slice of electronic Pop that has a really strong (and obvious) Xenomania influence with seems to work well with Falke’s trademark bassline.

Florrie – Panic Attack (Fred Falke Extended Mix) (zShare) (MediaFire)

You can hear some more from Florrie on her MySpace:

Florrie @ MySpace

Music Go Music & Fred Falke

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Oh man, this is one smooth Nu-Disco jam! The always quality Fred Falke has brought the funk to LA avant-garde popsters Music Go Music.

Clocking in at just over eight minutes it’s an epic, funky, electronic journey (and mildly shorter than the original!) that dips and peaks in all the right places.

Music Go Music – Warm In The Shadows (Fred Falke reMix) (zShare) (MediaFire)

‘Warm In The Shadows’ is out on Secretly Canadian:

Music Go Music @ Juno

Music Go Music @ Amazon