German retro House producer Tensnake’s sublime début album, Glow, is currently holding at number two on our top albums of the year list, beating some severe competition, and shows no signs of being usurped in it’s runner up position. It’s an amazing record packed full of highlights, one of them being his collaboration with the legend Jacques Lu Cont and Jamie Lidell; Feel Of Love. The track is getting a full single release next month with some storming reMixes, one of which you can check out below, it’s a doozy!
Hot Chip and The 2 Bears’ Joe Goddard takes up the challenge of making one of this year’s soulful House classics his own; and does. This one is an eight minute epic that wastes none of it’s time. From the offset with track begins to build an intricate analog groove, deep beats layering with buzzing synths. Easing the original’s vocals into the tune, Goddard give you half the track’s length to settle into the vibe before launching into a massive, hands-in-the-air, synthesizer symphony that never drops the energy ball.
♫ Tensnake & Jacques Lu Cont (Feat. Jamie Lidell) – Feel Of Love (Joe Goddard reMix)
Currently on Hot Chip and The 2 Bears’ Joe Goddard’s solo release schedule is Endless Love, a deep and groovy House tune that has been doing big things the last couple of weeks. Now it does big things on video too.
Camilla & Marc Gomez direct the clip, simplistic but with great use of colour.
It’s hard to believe that Every Little Word is MNEK début single. The London based singer/songwriter/producer has had his fingers in so many pies in the past couple of years his name had become almost ubiquitous with the UK dance scene. As part of the reMix package for the single, Hot Chip and The 2 Bears’ main man Joe Goddard had turned in this feel good House mix of the tune.
With a big woozy bassline to draw you in Goddard delivers a version of Every Little Word that capitalises on MNEK’s catchy chorus and serves it up on a glorious House platter. With a mellow groove that belies the dancefloor tempo, this remix flow along on a wave of warm synth bass and shuffling hi-hats. You just help but vibe to the comfortable groove and soulful vocals.
Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard and Raf Rundell A. K. A. The 2 Bears have announced the forthcoming release of their new album, The Night Is Young. Dropping this summer on Southern Fried Records, the follow-up to their 2012 debut Be Strong will be preceded by this new single, Angel (Touch Me). Check it out.
Featuring the vocals of Kwaito legend Senyaka, Angel (Touch Me) is one of The 2 Bears finest tunes to-date. Embracing piano house wholly, The 2 Bears embark on a journey of groovy organs, infectious piano and shuffling percussion inspired by the Wim Wenders’ film Wings Of Desire and the duo certainly bring together a wealth of Dance Music styles in way that is warm and comforting. Oh, and the album’s probably going to be huge.
♫ The 2 Bears – Angel (Touch Me) (Radio Edit)
The 2 Bears’ Angel (Touch Me) is released 30th June.
Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard and Raf Rundell A. K. A. The 2 Bears are about to embark on a twelve week residency at XOYO, and to kick things off they are giving away a brand new track, for free. You’re Nasty celebrates the start of a storming series of line-ups that see The 2 Bears joined by the likes of Henrik Schwarz, Four Tet, Toddla T, Andrew Weatherall and .Emperor Machine. Soak up the vibes.
Combining a typical The 2 Bears undulating groove with some loose Disco stylings, You’re Nasty rolls along on an utterly infectious, moaning bassline. It’s a solid backing, that leaves tons of room for various elements, from the Jazzy electric piano hook to the warbling synth solo, to play out in whatever way they see fit. A deep, late night, track that’s part House monster, part live synthesizer jam.
So, Neneh Cherry and Robyn, two artists we are extremely fond of, made a record together; and it’s was OK. Not nearly as epic as we would have liked, or would have expected, but still pretty solid. But fear now, here comes Hot Chip and The 2 Bears’ Joe Goddard to whip the song into an enthralling electronic masterpiece. Hooray!
Goddard’s take on Out Of The Black is a slow building synthetic House beats with clicky Garage-y beats and a hypnotic groove. Starting off keeping the original’s ominous tone, the tune soon elevates into a fairly uplifting floorfiller, complete with layers of snyth zaps and pops. The duo’s vocals take on a softer feel amongst the rising pads while loosing none of their edge. Involving stuff.
♫ Neneh Cherry (Feat. Robyn) – Out Of The Black (Joe Goddard’s The Black Friday reMix)
The title track from Hot Chip and The 2 Bears’ Joe Goddard’s current EP, Taking Over, is now doing it;s thing in video form. This soft and sweet ElectroPop tune is the perfect introduction to the EP’s four tracks of intelligent electronic music.
Directed by Mark James delivers a suitably hazy video, with just the right amount of weirdness we’re beginning to expect from anything to do with Goddard, in this case a singing kebab.
There’s some of the sweetest summer sounds you’ll hear all week right here with the latest reMix from Hot Chip and The 2 Bears’ Joe Goddard. His turned his attention to the forthcoming new single from Lancastrian duo Bondax, Giving It All. The result is pure bliss, so sit back, shades on, enjoy.
Goddard serves up a delicious medley of ringing synths, deep basses and a feel-good, yet rich, groove that stands out amongst the single other reMixes from Friend Within and French Kiwi Juice. Revelling in the track’s soulful vocals, Goddard wraps them in an almost Balearic House tune that takes a UK club sound and makes it emotionally resonant and uplifting. Everything about this reMix is just so good.
♫ Bondax – Giving It All (Joe Goddard reMix)
Bondax’s Giving It All is released 22nd September.
A few weeks back we introduced you to Step Together, a slick little Housey ElectroPop number from Hot Chip and The 2 Bears’ Joe Goddard’s current EP, Taking Over and seems the man teaming-up with Boris Dlugosch,
It’s a star-studded affair as director Daniel Brereton throws in cameos from the likes of TEED, Baio, Grovesnor, Valentina, David E Sugar, Greco-Roman co-founders Alex and Dom, Soundsystem DJ Ross Allen, and Goddard’s daughter Edie.