[MP3] Justin Faust reMixes Night Drive’s ‘Sea Of Light’

 

Night Drive

We’ve written about Night Drive, the Austin Indie-Electro outfit with the terrible name a few times now, which is more than enough. So let’s not worry about them right now and wrap your ears around this luscious reMix of their Sea Of Light single by German Nu-Disco producer Justin Faust.

Faust really delivers the goods with his reMix, and by goods we mean a thick sounding, laid back, summer groove rolling in it’s own synth bass until it’s filthy with funk. The original’s sound, if anything, superfluous here as Faust makes the song his own. The pulsating poolside charm of the track is easily enough to stand on it’s own merit. Although we though the original of Sea Of Light was alright, we’d love to clock a Dub version of this.

Night Drive – Sea Of Light (Justin Faust reMix)

Night Drive Sea Of Light is out now.

Check out more from Night Drive on SoundCloud.

[MP3] Night Drive’s ‘Sea Of Light’ (+ Treasure Fingers reMix)

 

Night Drive

Here’s the new one from Austin based SynthWavePop duo Night Drive. Their second single, following June’s Drones, Sea Of Light sees the duo take on a much more commercial Indie-Electro sound, quite a way divorced from the Dreamwave of their début. The single comes packaged with a top collection of reMixes from names like Justin Faust, Elektromekanik, Kulkid and Treasure Fingers.

Sea Of Light is all about the big, Stargate-esque, early 2000’s synth riffs and gangly summery Indie guitar riffs. Having more in common with the likes of like Van She than Miami Nights 1984, Sea Of Light is perfectly primed to explode as a summery hit. This is one for good times with good friends. The mighty Treasure Finger’s take on the track is a deep sweeping Disco groover. A bass heavy, funk fuelled, robotic floorfiller. With a nice, laid back, tempo, this mix still makes you want to move, but it;s quite chilled about it.

Night Drive – Sea Of Light

Night Drive – Sea Of Light (Treasure Fingers reMix)

Night Drive Sea Of Light is out now.

Check out more from Night Drive on SoundCloud.

[Video] Night Drive’s ‘Drones’

 

NIGHT DRIVE   DRONES  Official Music Video  on Vimeo

As previously mentioned, band name aside, new SynthWave duo Night Drive’s ‘Drones’ single is a thing of awesomeness. An energetic slice of Indie tinged retro Pop that has us expecting great things from these two,

Here’s the brand new video for the track, which features an intense array of visuals. Simplistic, but very effective.

Night Drive’s Drones is out now.

Check out more from Night Drive on SoundCloud.

[MP3] Night Drive (+ Bit Funk reMix)

 

Night Drive

OK, so you know how the whole driving imagery in SynthWave has been done to death, especially night driving. There’s a real backlash against it brewing. Anoraak released Nightdrive With You back in 2008 and every permutation of ‘driving’ and ‘night driving’ has been covered and copies and played out in the years since, the originality of it dies a death a long time ago. With that in mind, Night Drive is a truly terrible name for a retro synth act. However, please don’t let that put you off checking out the début single from Night Drive, as the name belies some truly awesome music.

Name aside, these guys are doing everything right. The look good (finally, a SynthWave act who understands the need for promo photos!), their artwork is cool without being clichéd and they can play live. Oh, and their début single, Drones, is pretty amazing. Mashing up SynthWave, Indie-Electro and ElectroPop in a head on collision, Drones is a high octane four minutes that immediately draws you in with a powering Italo bassline and rich vintage synths. With a catchy vocal, this is definitely one that’ll be stuck in your head all day. reMixes on the single come from Crystal Vision,Glasnost and this monster from Bit Funk who takes the energetic ElectroPop of the original and works it into a smooth, synthetic Disco tune that keeps the effortless cool of the original but leads it by the hand to some slinky dancefloor. Definitely a recommended release.

Night Drive – Drones

Night Drive – Drones (Bit Funk reMix)

Night Drive’s Drones is out now.

Check out more from Night Drive on SoundCloud.