Next Jack Swing Pt. 1, Brooklyn groovers French Horn Rebellion’s second album of last year is set for an action packed reMix edition this week. The aptly named Next Jack Swing Pt. 1 (reMixes) boasts a whopping twenty re-takes of the original album’s track from the likes of Chordashian, Blende, Justin Faust, JD Samson, Chrome Canyon, and this monster from the mighty AIMES. AIMES has chosen to take on the HAERTS featuring Swing Into It. Listen up below.
Our boy AIMES dives hard into the deep end of pulsating Italo Disco and retro House grooves. Driven by a slightly acidic, and utterly compelling, old school synth bassline, the track is a loaded love-letter to late 80s extended 12” reMixes. The heavily reverbed vocal snatches that pepper the track lend more authenticity to this period piece, intertwining with the intricate tapestry of Electro hook. Everything comes together in a fun and feel-good arrangement that commands you to dance.
♫ French Horn Rebellion (Feat. HAERTS) – Swing Into It (AIMES reMix)
French Horn Rebellion’s Next Jack Swing Pt.1 (reMixes) is released 29th May.
New York DiscoPop duo French Horn Rebellion really don’t like letting the dust settle on their singles, do they? They’ve been hammering them out in the latter part of this year. It’s like they’ve been saving them up. Personally, we’d have liked them to spread releases out a bit, allow a bit of time for each record to sink in, but as long as the quality keeps up we’re not going to complain that much.
Their latest tune is The Fire, which features Fellow Brooklyn-ite Savoir Adore in a thick and full slice of ElectroPop euphoria. As with most of FHR’s output, it’s a party tune, all about he good-times (albeit with a slightly deeper sound this time around). The track glides along on top of a bouncy bassline that gives the track it;s funky core. The mixture of male and female vocals, and the waves of lush synths, make the track seem like a rush of emotion. Almost gospel at times.
Riding high on a couple of amazing and well received singles, New York DiscoPop duo French Horn Rebellion recently asked their fans what track they should cover. Well, the fans have spoken and the choice cut comes straight from our beloved The Human League and their most recognisable hit, Don’t You Want Me. Mess with The Human League and got it wrong at your peril, let’s check it out.
Bringing the tempo down and replacing the originals abrasive synths with a dreamy laid back funk, French Horn Rebellion make the track pretty unrecognisable. The lyrics crooned, the hook hammered out slap bass style this version of the tune slinks it’s way through lounge Disco until it finally nods toward the decade that spawned the song with some fidgety 80s synths. Not quite as good as the original, but a damn good attempt to reinvent the track. French Horn Rebellion get a pass.
UK based Nu-Disco producer Blende has applied his skills to French Horn Rebellion’s current single, Dancing Out, a track that’s still getting some play around here in it’s own right, but Blende takes the retro synth vibe and turns it up to 11 in this storming new version of the tune.
Blende works a truck load of epic SynthWave into his Nu-Disco framework right here, resulting in a truly soaring mix. Taking Jody Watley & Young Empires vocal track and keeping it largely intact, Blende gives them a whole new level of cinematic synths and twisting Funk hooks. This is one massive mix, be prepared for you head to be full of winding synth riffs and retro stabs..
♫ French Horn Rebellion (Feat. Jody Watley & Young Empires) – Dancing Out (Blende reMix)
New York DiscoPop duo French Horn Rebellion really are going from strength to strength this year. After a pretty long period of quiet, so far they have hit us with Poster Girl, Girls and Friday Nights, all badass tracks, all in the space of a few months. Well, they’re not letting up yet with this, the release of their new single Dancing Out, featuring Jody Watley & Young Empires.
Dancing Out picks up where their previous singles left off. One again it’s all about good-time and no-worries. Injecting a little more of a retro SynthWave flavour into their funky Pop tunes, French Hoorn Rebellion bring the nostalgia along with their carefree dancefloor sound. Watley and Young Empires’ call-and-response vocals are cute, the beats are strong and the synths bounce along in a pleasingly 80s way. Another top tune from French Horn Rebellion.
♫ French Horn Rebellion (Feat. Jody Watley & Young Empires) – Dancing Out
French Horn Rebellion’s Dancing Out is released 11th June.
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.