Kick start you week with this storming reMix from Chicago Housemeister Rogue Vogue. The latest work to be morphed by his retro sound is the current single from Los Angeles IndiePop singer Hayley Kiyoko, This Side Of Paradise. Everything Rogue Vogue’s produced to date has been gold. The Chicago resident has taken his city’s classic trademark sound and cranked it up to 11. Check out his latest.
Rogue Vogue doesn’t disappoint with his reMix of This Side Of Paradise. He’s injected a little Deepness into his sound courtesy of some pulsating, subby, basses but all the elements we love from RV are present and correct. The droning stings, the massive piano hooks, the 909 hats, the relentless kicks all intertwine to serve up an in-your-face warehouse floorfiller. Kiyoko’s vocals make for a good accompaniment to the track, and RV show that he is just at home with a Pop arrangements as he is with sounds for strobelights. Let Rogue Vogue bring a little authentic Chicago to your Monday morning.
♫ Hayley Kiyoko – This Side Of Paradise (Rogue Vogue reMix)
Hayley Kiyoko’s This Side Of Paradise is out now.
Buy Hayley Kiyoko’s music from:
The Chicago producer who lives and breathes Chicago House Rogue Vogue has turned in another of his storming reMixes. This time he’s featured on the new single from San Francisco outfit Slaptop, who’s Sunrise is released later this month as a Beatport exclusive. Rogue Vogue channels a little Old School Trax on this one, putting his heritage at the fore.
Claps and 909 kicks greet you as you hit play before a barrage of vintage synth stabs. The bass is thick and crisp and shakes the speakers as tight keys dance around the track. Rogue Vogue inject the tune with a little Funk courtesy of a deft organ groove to create contrast with the retro-future sound pallet. Grabbing vocal snatches and depositing them liberally, Rogue Vogue keeps the energy high and spins every element into a enigmatic floorfiller for the warehouse crowd.
♫ Slaptop – Sunrise (Rogue Vogue reMix)
Slaptop’s Sunrise is released 20th October.
Buy Slaptop’s music from:
Australian Indie-ElectroPoppers Miami Horror are on the road to releasing their sophomore album later this year; ahead of which they have unleashed the single Wild Motion (Set It Free). The original leans slightly toward the jangle Indie guitar side of things, but Chicago finest purveyor of the city’s House sound, Rogue Vogue, is here to bring the track kicking and screaming back to the dancefloor with this infectious reMix.
Sitting alongside a version from RAC’s Pete Herbert on the official release this reMix is surely the releases highlight and available here to download. Cranking his retro House sound up to 11, Rogue Vogue heaps on the shuffling 909 hats and a deep Organ hook the worms it;s way into your brain. Pushing the anthemic vocals to the fore, Rogue Vogue conjures up a track that is both hardcore floorfilling material and a song that retains it;s Pop sensibilities. We can’t ask for more than that can we?
♫ Miami Horror – Wild Motion (Set It Free) (Rogue Vogue reMix)
Miami Horror’s Wild Motion (Set It Free) is out now.
Buy Miami Horror’s music from:
New York DiscoPop duo The Knock’‘ collaboration, with fellow New Yorkian rising stars X Ambassadors, the blog destroying Comfortable, is about to become the subject of many a reMix. Getting in ahead of the pack is one of Chicago’s’ finest House exports, Rogue Vogue, who give the track an authentic 90s spin. Hold tight for the synth stabs!
Solid 909s from the offset, Rogue Vogue delivers his classic brand of House music on this reMix. Accentuated by the bounciest of basses and shimmering Sci-Fi keys, this reMix whips up a frenzy of strobe light vibes and an urban swing. Using the vocals relatively sparsely, Rogue Vogue unleashed another jam destined to pack dancefloors.
♫ The Knocks (Feat. X Ambassadors) – Comfortable (Rogue Vogue reMix)
The Knocks’ Comfortable EP is released out now.
Buy The Knocks’ music from:
We’ve already heard both the original, and the slick reMix from Bronx, of Chicago’s Chicago House master Rogue Vogue’s Until The Dawn. Now the Patrick Baker featuring anthem has been given a stunning workout by Canadian synth Disco guru Cyclist. Prepare for the clean House sounds of Rogue Vogue to be transformed into some dirty, raw, Disco grooves.
Thick synth bass and squelchy keys drift through the track, dragging the tune with them on a journey of slick retro dancefloor sounds meets analog funk. Patrick’s vocals feel right at home among the warm vintage sound pallet. There’s tons of Boogie in this track too, the 80s Pop bassline and snappy purcussion see to that, and it gives the track a nostalgic flavour, like a half remembered tune from your youth, and a compelling call-to-dance. Get involved!
♫ Rogue Vogue – Until The Dawn (Cyclist reMix)
Rogue Vogue – Until The Dawn is released 3rd February.
Buy Rogue Vogue’s music from:
Mexico’s Bronx has been making quite the name for himself this year with a string of top reMixes and releases on Nurvous he’s rapidly rising up the Disco and House league tables, and has definitely become a name to keep your eye on. His latest special delivery comes in the form of this reMix of Chicago House master Rogue Vogue’s Until The Dawn, featuring the vocal stylings of Mr. Patrick Baker.
The original is pretty epically Housed-out, and this reMix follows suite but removes the tune from it;s Chicago roots and makes things a little deeper, but still with a 90s flavour. Whereas the original is loaded with big beats, razor sharp production and a Pop House sheen, this reMix is a bit grittier and more suited to darkened warehouses. That is until the track is two thirds of the way though, then it wall goes bright and shiny with a crazy piano hook that keeps you reeled in right until the track’s end.
♫ Rogue Vogue (Feat. Patrick Baker) – Until The Dawn (Bronx reMix)
Buy Rogue Vogue’s music from:
Are we getting a little-burnt out on seeing tracks that are featuring Patrick Baker? Maybe a bit. Don’t get us wrong, we love Patrick, we’ve been following him since the beginning, we love his music and every success of his we feel is so well deserved. But Nu-Disco and House needs to find a new male vocalist, tunes are starting to blend into each other little bit. Also, Patrick doesn’t need any distractions from producing his own awesome music! That said, Patrick’s latest featruing turn, for Chicago House guru Rogue Vogue is simply gorgeous. We’re premièring it right here.
This, ladies and gentlemen, is how you do funky, soulful, vocal Chicago House. Both Rogue Vogue’s production & arrangement and Patrick’s vocal performance are a masterclass in getting it right. Mixing up a little 90s Pop swing into a Garage-y warehouse groove you get those tough House beats with a catchy Pop-Dance hook. Patrick’s vocals dance aver the track with a playful cool as Rogue Vogue injects smooth electric piano and shuffling purcussion into the tune. Rogue Vogue is racing ahead of the pack these days with quality release after quality release, and this is one you just can’t help but move to.
♫ Rogue Vogue (Feat. Patrick Baker) – Until The Dawn
Buy Rogue Vogue’s music from:
Chicago House music producer, and in our opinion one of the finest in the genre, Rogue Vogue is dropping a new single at the start of next month. Out on House of Disco Records, Say You Will is backed with the track More Than Enough and reMixes from such big names on the scene as LeSale, Sixth Avenue Express and Dublin Aunts is what sounds like one of the Chicago House releases of the year.
Say You Will is bombastic Chicago House that weaves it’s way around a classic sounding vocal sample. Popping with fresh elements, from the digital sax hook to the subtly piano line and the requisite 909 hats, Say You Will doesn’t leave you standing, serving up everything you need to get lost on the dancefloor. Lost in music, that is. More Than Enough is a slightly deeper affair. With more of a strobe lit warehouse vibe the track plays with subby bassed and ghostly organs amongst a compelling House beat. It;s another track that hard not to move to, featuring a punchy riff and just the tiniest hint of Luther Vandross. LaSale, Sixth Avenue Express and Dublin Aunts all apply their own brands of Disco and House to the track, but the most compelling for us was Dublin Aunts piano driven breakdown of the song. There’s just something about the combination of piano and synth bass, and the way these guys play with vocal samples that make their brand of slightly ecclectic House so interesting.
♫ Rogue Vogue – Say You Will
♫ Rogue Vogue – More Than Enough
♫ Rogue Vogue – Say You Will (Dublin Aunts Day Rave Mix)
Rogue Vogue’s Say You Will is released 5th August.
Buy Rogue Vogue’s music from:
Our friend Mr. Penner is back. Next week Cyclist releases his new single on Jerry Bouthier’s Continental Records, and it’s a stormer. Featuring the vocal stylings of fellow Canadian Maiko Watson, it’s full-on vintage DiscoPop gold that comes equipped with reMixes from Rogue Vogue, Lou Teti & Drop Out Orchestra.
That track’s called Shine, and it does what it says on the tin. Bringing tons of Nu-Disco and even more Boogie to the table, Cyclist heaps on squelchy Moog-esque basses and a wired Disco beat to create a rock solid foundation of Electro-Funk for Maiko’s massive, soulful vocals. This one could easily be slotted into most kinds of Disco or House sets and would undisputable keep the dancefloor moving. One of our favourite Chicago House acts, Rogue Vogue, deliver a slick warehouse jam, deep and funky with a glamorous twist. Pure vintage House vibes. The whole package is pretty sweet and definitely worth checking out when it drops next week.
♫ Cyclist (Feat. Maiko Watson) – Shine
♫ Cyclist (Feat. Maiko Watson) – Shine (Rogue Vogue reMix)
Cyclist’s Shine is released 29th July.
Buy Cyclist’s music from:
Two piping hot reMixes of French Horn Rebellion forthcoming new single Girls, featuring JD Samson, from Le Tigre& MEN, and rapper Fat Tony. We covered the track a few days ago, a massive party starter, and now we get to get our ears around versions from SynthWave legend FM Attack and House producer Rogue Vogue.
FM Attack’s mix is the proverbial bomb, a real funky synthesizer workout. Whipping up an Italo frenzy of vocal synthesis, robotic vocoding and chugging arpeggiated basslines, FM Attack delivers five minutes of android Boogie and one of our favourite tracks of the month. Rouge Vogue is more in the classic House vein. Deep, woody basslines and 909 beats dominate this reMix, dragging the track into a darkened Chicago warehouse for a night of hypnotic dancing. French Horn Rebellion have put together a slick reMix package for their new one. It drops in March.
♫ French Horn Rebellion – Girls (FM Attack reMix)
♫ French Horn Rebellion – Girls (Rogue Vogue reMix)
French Horn Rebellion’s Girls is released 5th March.
Buy French Horn Rebellion’s music from: