Chicago’s Indie-Electro trio Gemini Club are making a welcome return with a new track taken from their forthcoming EP ‘Here We Sit’ which sees a the more groove laden side of Gemini Club making a comeback.
Their last EP had a harder, more raw sound than the Disco influenced ElectroPop we’d been used to hearing from them, but ‘By Surprise’ is more reminiscant of Gemini Club’s ‘Ghost’. In fact, the track borrows heavily from their reMix of The Vanish’s ‘Hold On’ (ah, The Vanish, there’s a band we mourn the loss of). There’s still an element of the newer, more live sound of the ‘Future Tidings’ EP but with a smoother dancefloor vibe. ‘By Surprise’ has all the elements you want in an Indie tinged DiscoPop track. Thick synths, a nice bit of funk with a pumping refrain, and a catchy song to boot. The EP isn’t out until April, but is this is a taste of it then we’re pretty excited for the release.
Edwin Van Cleef doesn’t release nearly enough music, it seems like years since his last EP, although maybe he takes his time to make things perfect, ‘cos his new EP, ‘Never Be Alone At Night’ completely nails it.
Hitting up Tom Gavin from Chicago’s awesome Gemini Club for vocals is an inspired move the title track is amazingly slick vocal Nu-Disco track that’s backed up by two more original tracks, ‘Triton’ a Tropical-Sci-Fi-Acid-Disco jam and the retro night drive that is ‘I Feel You’. the reMix talent that contributes to the EP is nothing to be scoffed at either. Blue Satellite deliver a beautiful mid-tempo chilled take on the title tune with loads of synthesizer soul with Ugly Kids bring us the straight-up good time Disco version that injects the EP with some added Funk. Pharao Black Magic take on ‘Triton’ and create a head on collision between Moog Funk and the track Acid roots.
All in all this EP is highly recommended.
♫ Edwin Van Cleef (Feat. Gemini Club) – Never Be Alone At Night
Chicago’s kings of Indie-Electro kings Gemini Club recently released their ‘Future Tidings’ EP which you can now pick up for free on SoundCloud (or, y’know, buy it if you like supporting music).
The EP is a frantic, synth driven juggernaut. The energy levels are high in these five tracks that prove once and for all that synths can rock your ass off. Gemini Club keep it funky at all times but manage to make in-your-face, jump up Indie, funky. Mashing up synths with guitar and bass, Gemini Club boarder on ElectroPunk at times with this EP yet always produce track that would go down a storm on the dancefloor.
Gemini Club’s awesome ‘Ghost’ was defiantly one of our tunes of last year, in all it’s myriad reMix forms. This week sees the track’s proper release, at long last, as a massive reMix package.
Alongside the instant classic original version there’s reMixes you’ll already know, such a Hey Champ!’s, and some new versions from Only Children and Golden Bug. Also featured are these two mixes from Mr. Frankie Barretso and Indie-Electro Newcomers Blue Satellite. Barretso’s effort is a rapid fire Electro take on the tune that’s a pure dancefloor rush while Blue Satellite opt for a laidback, no worries, DiscoPop that’s the prefect smooth comedown.
Chicago’s Gemini Club are going from strength to strength, their latest production, a reMix of Electro Piano-man Chilly Gonzales forthcoming single ‘You Can Dance’, is pure gold.
Taking on a Gonzales track must be pretty daunting, the mans ‘Ivory Tower’ album is an incredible piece of work, but Gemini Club have risen to the challenge in a laid back Disco style. Interweaving electric piano with synth burbling the trio make the track slightly more urgent and include the best drop and build I’ve heard all year that kicks back into a screaming synth solo.
We can’t seem to get enough of Gemini Club’s ‘Ghost’ right now. It’s such a sweet tune and the reMixes to date have been so good it’s hard to choose between them.
Enter Chilean electronic rumors staple Frankie Barretso, who has turned in a really cool, driving reMix. This is arpeggio fuelled powerhouse Disco with some euphoria inducing keys in the chorus. Still couldn’t choose my favourite reMix, but this one is defiantly at the top (probably a toss-up between this and Hey Champ!’s) .
It’s a meeting of minds in the heart of Chicago. Gemini Club and Hey Champ! should, by now, be well known to readers of electronic rumors and I think, generally, they’ve done the world a favour and unleashed a mighty soundclash on us!
Gemini Club’s recent single ‘Ghost’ gets the Hey Champ! treatment and winds up a chilled Nu-Disco jam that just slides out of the speakers, even when the vocals are being cut-up.
Gemini Club’s take on Hey Champ!’s oft-reMixed ‘Cold Dust Girl’ is an 8 minute electronic epic that never once gets boring. A head on collision between Nu-Disco and Indie-Electro, the track takes a turn for the heart attack inducing at the 4:40 mark.
Here we have MC reMixing Gemini Club’s début single ‘Ghost’, throwing into a wonky bass powerhouse. A step apart from their huge Italo reMixes of recent time and, according to their email, a taste of darker and heavier things to come.