Here it is! The long awaited return of the finest name in Australian Deep ElectroPop; Kids At Midnight.
A singer/songwriter/producer whose reputation precedes her, Jane Elizabeth Hanley, A.K.A. Kids At Midnight, released her début EP, Let You Slide (back in 2012 via Alan Braxe’s Vulture Music label) to critical acclaim whilst simultaneously becoming the Nu-Disco scene’s voice-in-demand; featuring on Edwin Van Cleef’s massive cover of Phoenix’s Lisztomania and Ride The Universe’s A Little Better amongst many others.
Now Kids At Midnight is poised to unleash a brand new double A-side single. Two lush, emotive and rich tracks that blur the boundaries between Deep House, ElectroPop, Nu-Disco, and Indie-Electro. Unashamed and Vapours. If you like your dance music song based, epic and passionate then this release will be unmissable.
A selection of reMixes tune the tracks for every dancefloor with Holmes Price bringing a retro Boogie to Unashamed whilst So Serious (the Deep House alter ego of Phunktastike) give the track an enigmatic groove. Vapours is given a spacey Tropical Tech House workout by Daniel Högberg of Pacific!and a beach party Disco send off by LA’s Dreamwave originator Touch Tone.
♫ Kids At Midnight – Unashamed
♫ Kids At Midnight – Vapours
Kids At Midnight’s Unashamed/Vapours is released 1st September as a Beatport Exclusive followed by a general release on 15th September.
London’s premier ElectroPop duo JBAG are back in business, and this time they are dragging Polish SynthPoppers Kamp!’ along for the ride. Out today on Jerry Bouthier’s own Continental Records is Through Blue. The comes with a packed collection of reMixes that includes work from Holmes Price, Jay Lamar & Jesse Oliver and Venice Beach. Get ready for some deep and enveloping grooves.
Through Blue sees JBAG testing the waters of Deep House and folding it into their sassy DiscoPop sound. Weaving robotic and bassy synth sounds into a soulful and emotional sonic tapestry, JBAG offer up some seriously warm summer sounds. Kamp! singer Tomek Szpaderski’s low key vocal style add to the laid back vibe of the track, his subtle croon sharing time with the chiming leads. Holmes Price’s take on the tune injects a little vintage piano House into proceedings. A euphoric symphony of 90s House sounds, frenzied purcussion and filtered vocal snatches, Price’s reMix grabs the track and drags it straight to the dancefloor, and we’re happy to go along with it. The whole EP is definitely worth you checking out.
Here’s the latest tune from London based via Bath House producer Holmes Price. It’s a reMix for Irish Indie outfit Color//Sound’s track To The Countryside, and it sees Price continue his gradual journey from a strict House sound to something a little more nostalgically 80s. The mad has contributed a reMix for a forthcoming release on electronic rumors from [redacted] and believe us, that track is pure 80s bliss. Check out his reMix of To The Countryside.
Price turns in a rousing track full of instrumental rises as he swaps Color//Sound’s guitars for waves of lush vintage synths. Not forgetting to lavish the tune with a healthy amount of cowbell, Price layers a driving Italo bassline with gradually building chords until fever pitch when he drops the track into an electro-tom popping breakdown. The song itself seems a bit naff if we’re honest, we deliberately didn’t listen to the original, but Price’s reconstruction is such a thing of cheeky retro brilliance that you can’t help but get into it.
Here comes the man like Holmes Price with his latest remix. Whipping up a Disco House storm on Lithuanian newcomers Tony Betties forthcoming new single, So Cool. there’s perfect summertime soundtracking going on here, which is a shame ‘cos it’s February, so enjoy the tune now and be sure to revisit in a few months too.
With a pulsating synth Disco bassline and lush House piano, the reMix combines all the best bits of the groovier side of dance music history and mixes them up into a slinky mirrorball epic. The original’s vocals have a sweet 80s tone to them, and Price plays this up, giving them pure nostalgic funk to dance over. This one’s swimming in shimmer, let it take you.
Bath’s finest House music export Holmes Price has left our sunny west of England for the capital to deliver his brand of late night grooves to London’s clubland. the latest of said grooves being this luxurious House jam reMix of Lebanese singer/songwriter and Middle Eastern Electronic Music pioneer Yasmine Hamdan, Deny.
Hamdan’s purely Arabic vocals lend an air of exotic mystery to these western ears, delivered with a smokey croon that weaves its way in, out and around, Price’s rich dancefloor tapestry. With just a hint of Disco picking in the background, this reMix actually has a bit of a laid back Italo vibe to it, right up to the big buzzing synths in the tracks finale. An opulent mosaic of sounds, from the abrasive to the smooth-as-hell, Price’s reMix has the capability to be a dancefloor chameleon, working in House, Torpical or Disco sets, bringing it’s enigmatic qualities with it.
This is one that kept us going yesterday. It’s the new tune from Bath based producer Holmes Price, free to download and full of summer goodness. Titled Work It Out, the track is the prefect blend of sunshine breeziness and dark club mesmerism and definitely singles out Price, who’s delivered a pretty amazing string of reMixes recently, as one of the UK’s rising House stars.
Work It Out rides a big ol’ Chicago groove but feels decidedly British. Taking as much from the London club scene, and indeed a splash of LA Topical vibes too, as it does from Chicago warehouses, Work It Out, bring the best of everything to the table. Price weaves a dancefloor destroying tapestry of deep House beats and organ, airy Island melodies and swirling beach Disco sweeps with a distinctly UK use of vocal snatches. Work It Out will be the soundtrack to our weekend, and it should be yours too.
Next month, British Electro-Art-Poppers Decibels release their new single. Ruza is a follow-up to last year’s acclaimed The Lesser, which received a fir bit of coverage and airplay. Ruza builds of that success to deliver a confident sequel that’s sure to fine appreciation amongst Indie and Electro fans alike, and with Holmes Price, Tronik Youth and Skeleton Army stepping up for reMix duties, there’s something for everyone.
Ruza is an ecclectic tune. Reminiscent of Hot Chip at their most playful with Clock Opera as their backing band. A rowdy orchestra of rolling basslines and random percussion, all complimented with buzzing synths and rich pads. A listless vocal just adds to the breezy IndiePop feel, expect to be hearing this tune, a lot, over festival season. Holmes Price takes that airy groove and runs with it, whipping up a Tropical injection with a classic House core. If the original is a track for hot sunny days, this mix if for the nights that follow. Tronik Youth, on the other hand, take the track to a slightly grittier place with raw beats and riffs straight out of a grimy London warehouse. Joining them on the release is a classy House mix from Skeleton Army to complete a solid package. Look out for this one.
♫ Decibels – Ruza (Radio Edit)
♫ Decibels – Ruza (Holmes Price reMix)
♫ Decibels – Ruza (Tronik Youth Mix)
Decibels’ Ruza is released 15h April on Nein Records.