Month: July 2009
Remedy comes in as an extraordinary electro-pop selection. Hip and danceable, you can’t go wrong with this track. Little Boots throws down her usual catchy vocals but when you have this type of DJ combo mixing it up, the vocals almost don’t matter. Put this on at the next party and watch the room move.
Germany’s DIGITALFOXGLOVE released a new disco-electro hit this past week in Beasts and Flowers that’s becoming extremely popular. The combination of sound within is quite delightful. A terrific bassline mixed with some full body synth vibes makes the track spectacular. Follow up through myspace for some new stuff from the artist.
Ready Steady Go! returns this Friday, July 31.09 at The Boat in The Kensington Market (Toronto). The party sounds ridiculous. DJ Smitty Cent will start and end the night while DVAS hit the stage at 11 and GoldenGirls at 12. Cover is only $5, doors open at 9. Bring your dance shoes.
To Honour the new Shooting Stars video release several artists have dropped great remixes to the track over the past few days. Two dynamite renditions came in from Shazam and Kris Menace. In my mind Menace wins, but only barely. Both toss up different and unique twists to an unbelievable original.
After hearing Cassian lay down an intense remix to Miami Horror here. It wasn’t hard to find something else funky and great by them. This funky mix to Damn Arms’ Destination is right fresh. Another Modular possible future great. Follow their myspace to check out yet another great remix to Shooting Stars. It may even be better than the two we could get our hands on. Find it here!
I ran into this gem about a week ago. Here I was at 3 AM and a little more drunk than usual. The night was great- cool breeze, warm air. I hit the balcony, lit one up and then this track came on. It made me lay back, relax, and reminisce a bit. Straying a little bit from the electro-side of things this bonus track reminds me much of what the Silversun Pickups had in Lazy Eye without the weak lyrics. I hope you dig this instrumental like I do.
Russ Chimes released a stellar remix a couple weeks ago that appears to be… nowhere? Kudos to Trials & Tribulations along with Blouse for getting this our way. The very synthed out, catchy, rhythmic, sound of Chimes returns with this soon to be hit. Excellent grab if you don’t have it. I’m not going to highlight much about Chimes, by now we all know he’s awesome. Check out the oldies via hype machine if you haven’t already.
Barcelona’s own DJ-Producer, David Borras Paronella aka DJ Noise Up, is finally settling down after a crazy couple years. His track Puerta Plata gained recognition after it was selected by David Amo & Julio Navas as a track for the Brazilian Tour 2007. The track was further featured on the albums Cassagrande So Fresh! and Discazo 2007 sparking a promo tour across the Dominican. Since then, he’s accomplished his first international tour with stops in Madrid, Valencia, Stockholm, and Moscow. In July 2008, Paronella with three friends created YALL, which is a collaborative project between various skilled DJ’s (including Nighty Max who we touched on last May). I was a little confused with what YALL was about before but it’s coming around to me now.
Over & Over Again is a brand new electro-based instrumental. Real simple and chill- easy to lose the last hours of the night too. The B.Rich remix is a little dated but very danceable and showcases much of what Noise Up brings to the hardwood. Definitely something to pick you up again after the last track.
Friendly Fires just released their new video to the recent single Kiss of Life.
Watch it here.
The track is pretty refreshing. With an unreal percussion and heavy vocals, Friendly Fires are re-emerging in style by creating something new for the dance floor. The traditional vocal style is back, accompanied with some great electro-pop sequences. The hook is sick! The trio are making a quick stop in Toronto next month to unleash a DJ set at Lee Palace (Aug 10.09). So until then, enjoy the new video. It’s mad fresh.
Cinnamon Chasers are my favourite solo project when it comes to producing electro-pop melodies. The track Luv Deluxe continues to be one of my top played instrumentals this year. Since it came out, Russ Davies is only getting better. He is known more for the softer/indie take on electro-pop instrumentals. Lately his tracks are accompanied by dreamy soft vocals; although, its nothing to heavy that would detract from Davies signature sound. If you want to follow up, be sure to check out the various tracks the Cinnamon Chasers are promoting via myspace.
Diamond Cut recently took notice and churned out a remix to the Chaser’s track I Like Watching You. Adding a bit of flare and a catchy dance vibe the two combine to create one dreamy disco track.
I came across a new Alex Metric remix about a week ago through Some Velvet Blog. The track is stellar. I don’t know why I neglected to post it until now. My bad. It’s excellent so things will all balance out in the end.
A.Metric is currently gaining bookings and playing on a mini-European tour. The Head Straight EP, Metric’s new work, dropped mid-May on beatport. He continues to be one of the more sought out remixers (Ladyhawke, Phoenix, Autokratz, +). Metric does things a little different with this Bloc Party track. A sure dance party banger. To be honest, I haven’t had this feeling over a BP track since Banquet came out- way, way back.