Germany’s finest, Final DJs, are set to release another new single next week. This time the Dreamwave duo are teaming up with Sweedish lover of 80s Funk, Gin Joints. The meeting of these minds can result in nothing but the finest smooth synth sounds. This is one to get you geared up for the weekend.
The single comes with a storming reMix package featuring some awesome work from Figure Of 8, Neon Workout, Knbtz and Gin Joints himself, but right now we can grab a listen to the original version wich sees Final DJs funking it out with a fat-as-hell synth boogie bass and shimmering chords. Gin Joints lays down some smooth vocals on the track and give it a classy, late night, vibe. Overall though, it’s be that bassline that’ll get you hooked. It’s hypnotic I tells ya. Also, did he just say “listen to some Chromeo”? I was kinda’ happy listening to Final DJs and Gin Joints.
♫ Final DJs (Feat. Gin Joints) – City Nights (Original Mix)
Released this week is the new reMix collection from Gin Joints of his last single ‘For Tonight’. Having moved on fro being a Hip Hop producer when he discovered Electro Funk, the Sweedish Gin Joins has released a handful of really cool, smooth Disco records with a Pop vibe. ‘For Tonight’ was one of those records and got quite a lot of big name support, now comes the reMixes with some rad names attached.
Admittedly the reMixes are a bit hit and miss (Thomey Boors 2-Step mix for instance is simplistic to the point where you wonder if he was even trying), but when they hit, they hit hard. Neon Workout are just one of those hits with a pounding Italo influenced take on the track which blends perfectly with the vocal. Neon Workout’s retro keys keep the track swinging with a nice cosmic quality. Flashworx, who we haven’t heard from in a while, drop a surprising big House track for their reMix that kicks with a cool ‘90’s flavour. The other standout mix comes from Telebild, who’s stripped down Moroder-esque analog Disco is pure gold. It’s space-age vocoders and robo groove soon give way to a sweet, human lead line and a Disco melding of man and machine.
♫ Gin Joints – For Tonight (Neon Workout reMix)
♫ Gin Joints – For Tonight (Flashworx reMix)
♫ Gin Joints – For Tonight (Telebild reMix)
Gin Joints’ ‘For Tonight: The reMixes’ is out now.
Gin Joints is a Sweedish producer who until recently was content making his name as a Hip-Hop guru, then he discovered ‘80’s Funk.
So what we have on his latest record, ‘Know The Ledge’ is a wicked vocoder heavy slice of cosmic Electro Boogie. Mixing up a Moog Funk bassline with a slick Disco lick creates the prefect backing for the almost ElectroPop vocals with a call-and-response vocoder chorus. ‘Know The Ledge’ is a smooth late night jam with reMix duties performed by the awesome Neon Workout who come in heavy with a big Dreamwave/Nu-Disco sound. At the stompier end of retro synth this reMix is set to get dancefloors jumping. The rest of the single hold two more original tracks ‘Done Wrong’ and ‘On The Phone’, a pure ‘80’s ElectroPop/Funk song with a hint of electronic R&B and more vocoder action that could quite easily sit on the Pretty In Pink soundtrack.
♫ Gin Joints – Know The Ledge
♫ Gin Joints – Know The Ledge (Neon Workout reMix)