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)
Tensnake’s Feel Of Love out 2nd September.
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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.
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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.
♫ MNEK – Every Little Word (Joe Goddard reMix)
MNEK’s Every Little Word is out 9th June.
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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.
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‘Be Strong’, the début album from Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard and Raf Rundell A. K. A.The 2 Bears, was released yesterday and to commemorate the occasion the duo has given away this reMix of their last single ‘Work’ by the quintessential English SynthPop trio Saint Etienne.
It’s been a busy old time for Sarah Cracknell and the guys, just last week the announced their first studio album in seven years with a blistering new track, and now this deep electronic mix of ‘Work’. Although not an obvious match Saint Etienne and The 2 Bears work really well together, both have a quirky Britishness about them, both vocally and musically. Saint Etienne keep it simple with a House beat and low basses giving the whole mis a stripped down Progressive feel that slowly builds with a House Piano. Whilst not a peak time mix of the track, this version is just the ticket for the more seedy, adventurous dancefloor. So glad Saint Etienne are back, still going strong after 21 years!
♫ The 2 Bears – Work (Saint Etienne reMix)
‘Be Strong’ is out now, the Saint Etienne reMix of ‘Work’ features on the deluxe version of the album. You can stream the album here.
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The 2 Bears new single ‘Work’.
Juxtaposing people working menial jobs with writing songs in the studio?
‘Work’ is out now. The 2 Bears album is out 30th January.
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