Things have been quiet from The Vanish camp since the release of their last single, ‘Hold On’ but this week sees the release of ‘Heartbeat’, the second track from their demo EP to be given the single treatment.
The Indie-Disco-Pop ‘Heartbeat’ was my favourite track on the original demo EP, making top ten in electronic rumors’ top 20 songs of 2009, so the single, and it’s stellar reMix line up is most welcome here. Speaking of ‘stellar’, Australians Get Stellar and Beaumont both provide mixes for the package.
That was a terrible segway…………….
Anyway, the Beaumont mix we have for you here isn’t the one appearing on the single, that is an 8-bit Chiptune-Disco affair, this alternate mix is a smooth electronic Pop track in the Starsmith vein that I think I actually prefer. There is a certain epic journey-ness to this mix that can’t help but win you over. Get Stellar’s reMix goes straight for the Electro-Disco jugular that’s just made for late night dancefloor action.
Do we need to sing the praises of The Vanish and their recent début single ‘Hold On’ onemoretime? Well, if you haven’t gone out and purchased it then I suppose we do!
Easily one of our favourite single of the year so far, The Vanish seem to make the point where everything we dig, Indie-Electro/ElectroPop/Dreamwave/Electro-House, converge in just the right measures to be something truly special. Along with the likes of Russ Chimes and Gemini Club, Beyond Deep provide one of the reMixes for the single, a deep, sunrise-esq, with some great subtle vocoding.
Effortlessly hip, these two Australian New York residents carry on in the tradition of Midnight Juggernauts and Cut Copy but infuse it with more of a post-punk energy and wrap it up with a bow made from the French, 80’s retro Electro-House, sound.
Actually, it’s interesting that they’re Australians living in New York as they seem to have taken the best bits of Australia’s Modular Recordings’ Indie/ElectroPop scene and New York’s post-punk/Disco sound, à la DFA Records, to produce something truly exiting.
I’ll be expecting at least two pages in the NME soon!