The background hook from Talking Heads’ 1980 classic Once In A Lifetime, has been sampled in everything from Hip Hop to House, now it’s the turn of Minneapolis based synthetic Disco merchant Gigamesh to bring the jangles to Disco with his pretty storming reMix of the track. The man is heading out on tour this autumn, you can find the dates here, so this one makes for a nice primer.
A nice primer for the weekend too, as Gigamesh deliver the grooviest of backbeats, an infectious mix of Disco and Big Beat, to drive the shining Once In A Lifetime hook and a cavalcade of psychedelic synths. Gigamesh does what no other reMixer of this track has done before, that is to look at the song and think ‘how would this have worked if it was initially written as a dance track’, and keeps faithful to the original arrangement while really getting perfectly where the breaks and builds feel like they should be.
GTFO, Minneapolis based synthetic Disco merchant Gigamesh’s contribution to Kitsuné Music new Kitsuné America 2 compilation is a spellbinding slice of Boogie that is now available for your viewing pleasure in video form.
With such an awesomely retro tune, the video could only be like it is, loaded with vintage video effects and bad dancing.
It still a couple of weeks until New York duo Ghost Beach release their Modern Tongues reMix EP, but we’ve already heard a fewof the reMixes included. Here’s the next in line. We’re were groovin’ to his massive last single, Enjoy, and Minneapolis’ finest, Gigamesh, drops this beautiful reMix of Miracle. Part of the reMix album, this tune was so good they actually released it as a single last week via Spotify.
Eschewing his usual high energy Nu-Disco on favour some something a little more reflective, Gigamesh weaves an emotionally rich tapestry of intertwining synth lines and pads. It’s a bassy track that conjures a rich introspective mood. Pitching down the vocals a bit ads the the anthemic feel, it’s just a song that you can;t help but connect with. Undulating synth riffs playing against deep booming kicks whit that heartfelt vocal is an amazing combination. The reMix EP can’t come quick enough.
♫ Ghost Beach – Miracle (Gigamesh reMix)
Ghost Beach’s Modern Tongues reMix EP is released at the end of March.
We raved about this track on Twitter the other day, now a bit more of it has hit SoundCloud we can present it right here. Straight up, this is probably our favourite Gigamesh track to date, not least because it samples the hell out of Wham!’s 1982 début single, and ode to being unemployed, Wham Rap (Enjoy What You Do). This is a full-on party starter.
Even ignoring the vocal samples, this tunes is loaded with big Italo sounds. The huge synth bassline will suck you straight into the tune. This direction, which seems to be becoming increasingly common amongst producers, of injecting frantic Italo into Nu-Disco (in post Dreamwave world) is one we wholeheartedly support, and the likes of Gigamesh and Punks Jump Up are leading the charge. Enjoy is everything we’d want from a Disco tune. Synth heavy (and we mean heavy), doesn’t take itself to seriously, very moreish. We’re really feeling Gigamesh on this one, the single also holds a reMix from Oliver, we can hardly contain ourselves.
♫ Gigamesh – Enjoy
Gigamesh’s Enjoy is released 12th Feb as a Beatport exclusive, and 26th March elsewhere on Nurvous Records.
Next month Gomma man Moullinex will finally be releasing his long awaited début (really?) album, Flora, and boy it’s going to be a funk fuelled killer. In preparation we’ve got two new tracks for you here. First up a celebratory freebie from the man himself followed by a reMix of his new single from Gigamesh.
Moullinex dropped Kassette as one of those ‘reached xxxx ‘likes’ or whatever’ milestones. Whereas we are pretty opposed to this meaningless numbers game the music industry is turning into, we can’t fault a new Moullinex track. Kassette is an Edit of Kasso’s Walkman from 1982 that Moullinex has been playing out for quite a while and now it can be enjoyed in all it’s twisted funk, multi instrumental, infectious hook, glory. Take My Pain Away will be the album’s preceding single and alongside reMixes from Rory Phillips, Strip Steve, and DJ Steef sits this blinding track from Gigamesh. Gigamesh whips up an epic retro Disco tune that just goes to prove why he is one of Disco big rising stars. A flawless production built on an irresistible funky groove and driven on by some spine-tingling solos.
Gigamesh’s Kitsuné released All My Life EP is still getting the spins round here, especially the funky as hell Don’t Stop. A confident slice of synthesizer Disco featuring the classic ‘70’s sounding vocals of Jana Nyberg. Here’s comes a bunch of fresh new funk for the tune from Good Night Keaton.
Good Night Keaton is Aaron Shanahan, skin basher for Indie-Dreamwave pioneers Miami Horror, and in his solo effort he lays down some serious groove. He’s making a bit of a name for himself with big tunes combining the best of classic Disco and dreamy Nu-Disco summer vibes. He drops both right here in this analog encrusted slab of mirrorball goodness. Just enjoy, warbling Moogy bass, popping toms and twisting lead lines. Disco bliss.
No sooner had ElectroPoppers The Penelopes premiered their forthcoming new single ‘Summer Life’ than we are treated to this first reMixes of the track, from Dreamwave genius Gigamesh and Swedish bass master Style Of Eye.
Style Of Eye’s mix is a big droning bass monster, balancing the airy nature of the track and his own high-octane Rave but combining floaty arpeggios and storming hands-in-the-air synths he turns the ElectroPop track into a full-on party starter. Gigamesh, on the other hand, wows us with his slick Disco. Giving the track a little extra Funk, Gigamesh layers infectious bass with waves of shimmering synth work and truly makes a track for the summer. The use of the vocals, tailored to Gigamesh’s tune, switches the track around a little, whist the original was for lazy reminiscing, this mic is for dancing in the sunshine. We’re really looking forward to seeing what else the reMix package holds.
♫ The Penelopes – Summer Life (Gigamesh reMix)
♫ The Penelopes – Summer Life (Style Of Eye reMix)
The Penelopes’ ‘Sally In the Galaxy’ is out now, ‘Summer Life’ should be out soon.
Roll up, roll up, it’s the Gigamesh assault part two. The Minneapolis master of Disco next steps up to the plate to reMix the forthcoming single from Punks Jump Up and Chromeo’s Dave 1.
Once again, Gigamesh nails it. If fact, Gigamesh’s rolling arpeggio and sweeping Disco sound goes perfectly with Dave 1’s funky drawl. We’ve already hear the Oliver & Mickey reMixes of this track and this Gilgamesh version is just the icing on the cake, maybe even saving the best until last? Here we a pure diving dance track that’s main purpose is to get you going on the dancefloor, and it certainly succeeds at that, noting about this song doesn’t want to make you move. There’s even a slight Italo flavour to it, and some cinematic pads that give the track a nervous edge that feed into the songs subject matter.
♫ Punks Jump Up (Feat. Dave 1) – Mr. Overtime (Gigamesh reMix)
In the first of a Gigamesh double whammy today we finally get to hear his version of Ladyhawke’s new single ‘Sunday Drive’. Ladies and Gentlemen, this is the one! This is the killer version of this track! This is the one you’ll be dancing to for the next couple of months!
It’s a Disco juggernaut. Loaded with majestic chords and arpeggios that fly around the mix. There something incredibly dramatic about the almost Acid arpeggio sweeps in this mix, adding a rising and falling tension which, when coupled with the track make for something quite special. Whilst we do love the songs on Ladyhawke’s new album, the whole tone isn’t as fun new wave is is was previously so it;s the reMixes that we are excited about. We’re big fans of Pips voice and songwriting, so when we hear them over tom-popping Disco like this it really makes out day.