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.
Now this is a very interesting combination. Carefree New York ElectroPoppers HAERTS being reMixed by out favourite London based duo Avec Sans. Not only are both acts superb, but they are almost trans-Atlantic twins. Avec Sans are a little more cerebral that HAERTS, but they both occupy a similar space on the music spectrum. Although HAERTS are distinctly Brooklyn sounding and Avec Sans are incredible British in their SynthPop they are almost counterparts. And both amazing. So this is bound to be awesome.
Taking on the lead track of HAERTS recent EP, Hemiplegia, Avec Sans gruff things up a bit with a relentless dance beat and growling synth bass. Avec Sans take the bouncy 80s-esque chorus and run with it, stripping it of it’s Indie pretensions and allowing it to fulfil it’s nostalgic SynthPop destiny. The soundtrack to our weekend, Avec Sans have delivered another stunning slice of ElectroPop that further cements their position as one of the UK’s brightest rising stars.
It’s not Sunday today, but I‘m writing this on a Sunday morning, and there is nothing more perfect for a Sunday morning I’ve found recently than the new track rom New York ElectroPop outfit HAERTS. More dialled back and chilled than we are previously used to with these guys, Call Me Name shows a new facet to their music, and one we welcome.
Sounding like a moody ElectroPop take on classic American Pop, Call Me Name may be our first hint of what to expect from this Brooklyn four piece’s début album, rumoured to be being co-produced by St. Lucia,. A sweeping cloud of warm synths and gentle beats. Let the almost Chillwave vibe wash over you as single Nina Fabi’s lament rings out in the distance. Like I said, Sunday stuff.