Moonlight Matters (Seba from Villa)’s Gustaph from Hercules And Love Affair featuring Come For Me is easily one of the tracks of the year so far, along with a handful of other release it’s really breaking that post Bomb The Bass late ‘90’s Pop sound that just so darn fun. What better to put the icing on the cake that a reMix from London’s dancefloor controller MiGHty mOUse.
The mOUse takes the Chicago House elements of the track and runs with them. It’s an epic song and MM really works that by bringing us down into a hypnotic groove for the verses and then sending us skyrocketing into a massive piano led, euphoric chorus. MM really works the diva nature of the vocals by building tension and adding layers to the verses as they build toward the chorus, where the tension breaks into pure uplifting anthem territory. It’s the attention to detail that really makes this mix shine, full of intricate details, from the percussion to the sampling, it’s impeccable produced, giving it something to rock dancefloors and something to rock your headphones. The track isn’t on the single, it’s an added bonus, so grab the download now.
You can head over here for our waffle about Moonlight Matters and Gustraph’s new single, ‘Come For Me’. It’s a massive Pop track, with that twanging late ‘80’s digital bass and orchestral hits we love so much. The single is out today on Kitsuné Music, but if you’re just gagging to hear the reMix from London’s Punks Jump Up, well, you’re in luck aren’t you.
Punks Jump Up keep in touch with the late ‘80’s Pop ethos of the track but deconstruct the tune and reconstruct it in their own image. Awash with Electro Boogie, the reMix is a sweet mixture of House beats and B-Boy basslines. Punks Jump Up has also kept on working the orchestral hits, well, who wouldn’t? That would be just crazy. In keeping with the late ‘80’s vibe they’ve also added a little of their Acid tendencies with a burbling 303 hook running underneath that comes into it’s own on the big breakdown. As far as the reMixes go on the single, it’s definitely our favourite, a great addition to the package.
♫ Moonlight Matters (Feat. Gustraph) – Come For Me (Punks Jump Up Freestyle Mix)
Moonlight Matters’ ‘Come To Me’ EP is out now, with the Punks jump up reMix an iTunes exclusive.
Wow, this week is just full of awesome late ‘80’s-esque tunes. This weeks definite highlight comes from Moonlight Matters (Seba from Villa)’s long, long awaited début single, released next month (or now on Beatport) on Kitsuné Music.
Moonlight Matters has been knocking out some of the best reMixes around for the last year or so, but despite some amazing work, we never, never, expected his début to blow us away like ‘Come For Me’ did. The EP’s title track features Gustaph from Hercules And Love Affair and is one of the biggest power Pop tracks you will hear in a while. Combining a slight bit of his Disco groove with that proper late ‘80’s sound that is starting to seep into dance music inbetween all the retro ‘80’s and ‘90’s sounding stuff. You know what I mean, epic stadium vocals, digital bass and those wonderful orchestral hits, and ‘Come For Me; has them all, and uses them perfectly. It’s a track with a tiny bit of melancholy to it, but mostly just makes you want to punch the air. Less Disco more PowerSoulPop was a brilliant move, Moonlight Matters works it perfectly. ‘Standing Up For Love’, brings down the tempo but keeps the same Electronic Soul feel with Starving Yet Full providing an impassioned vocal in a track that features the smoothest of smooth sax solos. One again Seba draws from Pop from the tail end of the ‘80’s and sucks up all the best elements for a pure TOTP experience. The final original track on the EP is ‘Rain Dance’, a lush, atmospheric, dance track. A bit tribal, this is the track that brings Moonlight Matters a bit more into the realm of ‘90’s dance, powered by crunchy stabs that play like the soundtrack to an action movie. The extended versions of the EP come with reMixes of the title track from Punks Jump Up (on the iTunes version), who deliver a twisted retro Acidic mix, Junior (on the Beatport version) ‘s glitchy Electro-House builder and Herr Styler (on the Juno version) with a deep, raw sounding, House mix with a hypnotic groove. For the title track alone it’s contender for single of the month.
♫ Moonlight Matters (Feat. Gustraph) – Come For Me
Moonlight Matters’ ‘Come For Me’ EP is out now via Beatport and 18th June elsewhere.
‘Kitsuné America’ is Kitsuné Music’s latest compilation, and it’s a blinder. 14 tracks, loaded with some truly awesome tunes.
Gigamesh’s new track, ‘Your Body’, alone is worth the admission price, but on top of that you get Selebrities, Heartsrevolution, Oliver, Poindexter, Computer Magic, Childish Gambino, St. Lucia. An amazing line up. Check out what to expect with the traditional MiniMix from Kitsuné DJ main man, and one half of JBAG, Jerry Bouthier.
01. St. Lucia – Before The Dive 02. Dwntwn – See My Eyes 03. Childish Gambino - Heartbeat (Them Jeans reMix) 04. Heartsrevolution – Retrograde 05. Frances rose – Vampire 06. Gigamesh – Your Body 07. White Shadow – If You Like It 08. Xxxchange – F**k Yeah Ace Of Hearts 09. Oliver – Walk With Me 10. Emil & Friends – Royal Oats 11. Selebrities – Regret 12. Poindexter – Helpless 13. Computer Magic – Help Me 14. Giraffage (Feat. XXYYXX) – Even Though
Computer Magic is 22 year old DJ/Blogger/Graphic Designer Danz who has caught the eye of Kitsuné Music, who featured her on their last Maison album and are about to release her new EP.
Computer Magic’s ‘Orion’ EP is a wonderful journey through her Sci-Fi inspired electronic BedroomPop. As a whole the EP sounds at once like something very introspective, and at the same time a declaration of intent to the world. Danz’s brand of SynthPop is striped down and sparse, kinda’ quirky and raw but with an underlying Funk. Coming from that Brooklyn school of electronic Pop that has spawned more than a few BedroomPop artists who all manage a uniqueness to their sound, Computer Magic’s own groove in the genre is is futuristic, youthful, full of both energy and optimism, introspective and melancholy. Biscuit tin beats and toytown synths hammer out playful melodies while Danz’s vocals sound at once more mature than her age and full of childlike wonder. It’s no surprise that Kitsuné picked up Computer Magic, she’s got the right amounts of danceability and personality they tend to go for. And so do we.
Once more Josh Legg has knocked it out of the park with his latest Goldroom reMix. I would say the constant quality is getting tedious if it wasn’t for the fact that his reMixes rock.
this time around it’s Kitsuné’s Citizens! turn for a ride on the Goldroom train as their ‘Reptile’ gets and almost Italo workout. Check out those bright, shimmering synths, like something straight out of an optimistic ‘80’s Sci-Fi movie, a new feature to Goldroom’s arsenal, but one that slips in effortlessly with the laidback funk we’ve come to love. Mixing that with Citizens! track actually results in the most ‘80’s Goldroom track to date, an interesting, but not in the slightest unwelcome, development.
♫ Citizens! – Reptile (Goldroom reMix)
‘Reptile’ is released 19th March with reMixes from remixes by ATTAR!, Cosmic Kids & Tony Adams, Matthias Zimmermann and ColeCo.
Gildas– Kitsuné Club Night Mix #2 = Kitsuné Music main man’s second ‘Kitsuné Club Night’ mix is another fifteen tracks of some of the most pumping Electro around, the man sure does know how to pick ‘em! Released digitally 12th December.
♫ Gildas – Kitsuné Club Night Mix #2
01. Madeon – Shuriken
02. Punks Jump Up – Get Down (Special Cccrash Mixxx)
03. The Magician (Feat .Jeppe) – I Don’t Know What To Do (Erkka reMix)
04. The Rapture – How Deep Is Your Love? (A-Trak reMix)
05. Gildas – Paris (Instrumental)
06. Housse De Racket – Chateau (Punks Jump Up reMix)
07. Yelle – Que Veux-Tu (Madeon reMix)
08. Is Tropical – Lies
09. Jupiter – Kass Limon
10. Kamp! – Cairo (JBAG reMix)
11. Oliver – Dirty Talk
12. Juveniles – We Are Young (Yan Wagner reMix)
13. Bufi – Happy Robot
14. Mark Ronson & The Business INTLl – Record Collection 2012 (Plastic Plates reMix)’
15. Citizens! – True Romance (Cassian reMix)
Kitsuné Music’s latest gang of smart-shirted Indie-kids-with-synths Citizens! have had their catchy new single ‘True Romance’ reMixed by the always excellent Gigamesh.
The first thing you notice about Gigamesh’s reMix is this classic electronic Pop Funk bassline which really provides a backbone for the track. Gigamesh’s knack for Nu-Disco and Dreamwave is slightly subverted by the retro Pop of Citizens! but the end result is a really cool, and pretty authentic, peice of ‘80’s sounding Pop.
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.