Gotye and Kimbra’s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’, remixed to death? Yes. My first instinct is to ignore new reMixes of this track that land in out inbox. It’s done now, get over it, it;s too late to jump on the ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ train. However, I find it very hard to ignore emails from Walter Sobcek, and I’m glad I didn’t.
Their reMix of the track is just really nice, there’s no other way to say it. Sure, we’ve all heard the song enough to last a lifetime, but Walter Sobcek’s laid back beach Disco is a smooth and toting such an addictive groove that you end up just kinda’ sinking into the track. Once again Walter Sobcek proving why they are at top of the Dreamwave pile.
One of our favourite SynthWave geniuses Miami Nights 1984, has dropped an awesome smooth mix of Gotye and Kimbra’s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’.
Mike Glover A.K.A. MN84 makes the track sounds like proper ‘80’s ElectroPop hit. After a pretty special radio tuning intro. MN84 turns the song into a slow building drive of bouncy FM basslines and lush synth chords. Giving the track that slightly distant retro feel and working the big cinematic synths to great effect, Miami Nights 1984 brings together a top ElectroPop tune here.
RüFüS are a three-piece outfit from Syndey who mix live percussion with deep Disco electronics with almost dreamlike results.
The trio have just released their début EP, titled ‘RüFüS’, and what you’ll find amongst the six tracks is an organic, evolving, take on Electro and DiscoPop. Vocally comparable to Fenech-Soler, the music is much deeper and analog sounding. In addition to the organic feel of the music there is a layer of sampled recordings the trio took from the forest and the beach used in ambient and percussive ways that just adds to the elemental feel of the songs. Don’t get me wrong, this is top quality ElectroPop, a must listen for any fan of synth music, but there is something much more, well…human, about the music than your average dance track. It’s as if the music was grown rather than written. Still going to tear up your local Indie-Electro dancefloor in 2011 though!
For three guys with synths, this is probably the least ‘machine music’ ever made!
RüFüS’s self-titled début EP is out now on their own label, Monekeleon, and later in the year we’ll see On The Fruit Records release ‘We Left’ with reMixes from SymbolOne, Go Go Bizkitt!, Broke One, Beaumont, Springflower, Monsieur Adi and Ride the Universe…phew!