It’s that time again! As Kitsuné Music themselves say “you know the score”. Maison 14 is about to hit the streets. 14! I know, crazy! Once again Kitsuné have compiled the very best of their output over the last half a year, mixed it up a little with some new version and tracks. It just goes to show how far Kitsuné have sided into the Nu-Disco and Dreamwave arena. Amazing line-up!
Here’s the tracklist:
01. Saint Lou Lou – Maybe You
02. Citizens! – True Romance (Gigamesh reMix)
03. Friends – I’m His Girl (Jake Bullit reMix)
04. Rebecca Molina – Fall Right
05. Plastic Plate (Feat. Simon Lord) – Things I Didn’t Know I Loved
06. Lorenz Rhode (Feat Jamie Lidell) – Any Kind Of Pressure (Radio Edit)
07. Moonlight Matters (Feat. Gustaph) – Come For Me (Punks Jump Up Freestyle Mix)
08. Two Door Cinema Club – Sun (Gildas Kitsuné Club Night reMix)
09. Peter & The Magician – Memory (Le Crayon reMix)
10. Rüfüs – This Summer (JBAG reMix)
11. Thomas Azier – Red Eyes (Mike Luck reMix)
12. Saint Michel – Friends
13. Monde Ideal – Future Waits
14. Wildcat ! Wildcat ! – Please And Thank You
15. Kitsuné Maison 14 ‘The 10th Anniversary Issue’ Encore!
16. Is Tropical (Feat. Get People) – Venezuela
17. Plaitum – Geisha
As always, Mr. Jerry Bouthier, One half of JBAG, Continental Records main man, and Kitsuné DJ supreme has put together a minimix of the compilation for you to get your ears round.
Australian Indie-Electro trio Rüfüs’ This Summer has been out for a while now in single form, being on e of the Anthems of this year. Enter London’s ElectroPop don Jerry Bouthier and his Continental Records imprint to bring the track, once again, to the forefront with a reMix package of This Summer and Selena.
With a track this epic, it would be hard to do any wrong, but this collection of reMixes exceeds expectations. Mr. Bouthier’s own JBAG head up the EP with an amazing DiscoPop reMix that is just everything you’d want from a fun summer tune. A bouncy bassline and thick retro chords makeup a huge, all encompassing sound that truly does the song justice and, more. Perfect drum fills and an insanely catchy hook are the icing on the cake. This track is going to get caned. Rüfüs themselves contribute a deep Techy take on This Summer, full of Techno intricacies and moody chords this is one for late night in Berlin, with the added bonus of a big Dreamwavey lead. Nu-Disco newcomerLancelot has really impressed us this year, and to this package he contributes another quite deep mix, this time with more of a synthetic Disco feel as he takes Selena and works it into almost a Disco Dub. The single also contains work from, with a droning Techno mix, Parachute Youth with a chaotic Dreamwave mix and slick ‘90’s House take on Selena from Frames.
So, you’ve already hear the Mickey and Hey Champ! reMixes of Housse De Racket’s forthcoming ‘Château’ single, here’s the one we’ve been waiting for, London’s ElectroPop champion’s JBAG take the stage.
True to their ‘Hot Pop’ reMixes of old, JBAG bring a deep, rounded, funk to the mix and their ElectroPop sheen. this is definitely my favourite of the reMixes so far, that bassline is so early ‘90’s DancePop yet somehow evolves into something more Disco as the track progresses. This track just makes you want to hit the dancefloor and reminds us why we fell in love with JBAG and Boombox back in 2007/08.
French duo Reflex, last seen reMixing Juveniles’ ‘Ambitions’ are about to drop their new single, ‘Wavering’.
‘Reflex’ seems like a fitting title for this amazingly ‘80’s sounding ElectroPop act. ‘Wavering’ is all bouncy retro lead lines over a pumping French Disco backing. The track is destined to be pretty big, it has everything you want really, it’s quirky and Indie SynthPop, but at the same time big dancefloor Disco and the sultry French-accented vocals are just the icing on the cake. What’s more, the reMix package is an impressive collection too, our friends JBAG drop a stand out dancefloor Pop mix full of bass groove and strings, while Kido Yoji supplies the single with an injection of Nu-Disco Funk for smooth summer nights. Backed up with a B-Side and equally slick reMixes from Second Date and Bitchee Bitchee Ya Ya Ya the whole package comes highly recommended.
At the end of this month London Electro duo Punks Jump Up, riding on the success of ‘Blockhead’ and ‘Chimes Pt. 1’, drop their latest EP for Kitsuné Music.
The ‘Get Down (Special CCCrash Mixxx)’ EP contains six tracks of straight-up dancefloor grooves lead my by the amazingly catchy title track. This ‘Special CCCrash Mixxx’ is a melting pot of retro dance influences, pouring in bits of Acid House, bits of Disco, bits of Chicago House and a Funk vocal to make a party starter that’s bound to be working it’s magic all summer. The remaining five reMixes have something for everyone. ElectroPop gurus JBAG give the track a sweet ‘80’s sheen with some nostalgic stabs, this is probably the stand out reMix for me. Alex Gopher turns the Acid aspects of the tune up to eleven and drops a slow building burbler with some killer drops. OK, so you know a Fare Soldi is going to be a bit madcap, and the truly deliver here with some funk fuelled bassline chaos. The surprise of the EP, for me, was Zero Cash’s mixture of vintage synth bass and early ‘90’s House that works so well and creates a really rounded mood. Definitely be keeping an ear of Zero Cash in future. Deadstock 33s close the EP with a deep hypnotic dub version with just a hint of cosmic Disco to leave you with. All-in-all the EP is a winner, six varied reMixes with no real duds in there, how often does that happen?
♫ Punks Jump Up – Get Down (JBAG reMix)
♫ Punks Jump Up – Get Down (Deadstock 33’s dub)
The ‘Get Down (Special CCCrash Mixxx)’ EP is released 30th January on Kitsuné Music.
It’s Maison time again! It looks like after a few Maisons that were knee deep in Indie and Electro-House Kitsuné Music might be getting their ElectroPop back and catching up to the rest of the electronic music pack with an album crammed full of Nu-Disco, ElectroPop and even some Dreamwave lurking about in there. Looks pretty special!
Check out the tracklist:
01. Citizens ! – True Romance 02. Computer Magic – Ex Believer 03. Cast Of Cheers – Goose 04. Housse De Racket – Roman (Oliver remix) 05. Mark Ronson & The Business INTL – Record Collection 2012 (Plastic Plates reMix) 06. White Shadow – Let’s Go 07. The Magician (Feat. Jeppe) – I Don’t Know What To Do (Fabian reMix (Magic edit)) 08. Lemaitre – Excuse Me 09. Juveniles – We Are Young 10. Theme Park – Milk (Plaintext Kitsuné Mix) 11. New Navy – Zimbabwe 12. Man Without Country – Closet Anonymous 13. Trophy Wife – Surfacing 14. Tesla Boy – In Your Eyes (Radio Edit) 15. Heartsrevolution – Teenage Teardrops (Pyramid reMix)
As usual the awesome Mr. Bouthier from JBAG has put together a mix of the album so you can grab a taste of what’s to come.
We haven’t heard much from Polish SynthPop trio Kamp! single mid last year, but they make a storming return next month with a new single on none other than Discotexas!
‘Cairo’ is more smooth Dreamwave flavoured retro pop than ‘Hearts’, their smash of last year, although with that track you could hear that they were heading in this direction. Cool Disco guitar licks are added to their sound which ads a layer of Funk to the slick summery ElectroPop and the Spandau vocals. London’s ElectroPop DJ kings JBAG are on the mix for the single with a bouncy, pitch perfect, dancefloor ElectroPop track with an absolute killer bassline that you won’t be able to help yourself moving to.
Kitsuné Music’s latest single release is Belgian act Shindu’s take on Siouxsie And The Banshees 1980 hit ‘Happy House’.
It’s a track that was begging for a modern workover and Shindu have certainly lived up to the challenge. Dropping Topical and Disco vibes over the song works so well. Produced by Moonlight Matters the track is already being tipped to be one of tunes of the summer. London’s ElectroPop double act supreme JBAG take it to the next level though with a huge dancefloor aimed retro monster of a track. With a killer bassline and a constant build to the finale, this records is going to tear up some floors this summer. Herr Styler contribute a deep House mix with a 90’s piano sound that turns the track into a majestic epic.
The inevitable minimix by JBAG’s Jerry Bouthier for the forthcoming ‘Kitsuné Maison 11 ‘The Indie-Dance Issue’’ has arrived.
Showcasing what to expect from the album the minimix is a window into the cream of today’s Indie-Electro artists. there are some real monster tracks on the album.
Check the track list:
01. – Let’s Go All The Way (Early Version)
02. Alexander Dexter Jones – Phantastic Phone Call”
03. Housse De Racket – Roman
04. Polarsets – Sunshine Eyes
05. Gallops – Miami Spider (Ponciau edit)
06. Cosmonaut – Say What You Want
07. Creep (Feat. Romy Madeley-Croft From The XX) – Days (Azari & III reMix)
08. Is Tropical – The Greeks
09. Peter & The Magician – Twist
10. The Touch – Sermon
11. Logo X Icona Pop – Luvsick
12. Beat Connection – Silver Screen
13. Nightbox – Pyramid
14. Guards – Resolution Of One
15. Fiction – Big Things
16. Exotica – Conte D’Eté (Afrofunk Version)
At the end of this month the bomb finally drops and London’s top ElectroPop DJ team JBAG’s début single sees the light of day.
Featuring vocals from ex-Ping Pong Bitches frontwoman Louise Prey, ‘X-Ray Sex’ is a full throttle piece of dancefloor ElectroPop and as a teaser of what’s in store on the single JBAG have given us their edit of the Gabriel Gabriel reMix, previously unheard, to hype you lot up.
It’s brilliant in it’s analog simplicity. an elegant and intricate reMix driven by pulsating synth bass and a baroque feel that is just the right side of Daft Punk partying with Soft Cell.