Young Empires are one of my favourite projects to debut this year. Their sound is stunning and so is their direction. All three members have what it takes to get it to the top but together they seem unstoppable. When the newest remix to French Horn Rebellion’s This Moment came across my feed I had to post it. The mix intertwines much of Young Empire’s mixture of soft and vibrant disco creating one great blend. You can hear it below as a promo.
Be sure to check out them out playing all across Ontario. Shows announced last throughout September and October. Check the listings here. Above is a video to Diamond Rings, which is one of the last remaining videos released by the group that we have not featured yet. See the others here.
The third and final video installment of Russ Chimes’ Midnight Club EP video trilogy showed up the last few days completing the series. Some may have already caught the video a little earlier via youtube. Together they are a unique marketing campaign that has sample music from Russ Chimes’ new Midnight Club EP stream across a trilogy of films depicting an ongoing story. The theme chosen is a kidnapping and the attempt to trace evidence back to the scene and how it was filmed really made the project successful. Blog-goers and fans checked bi-weekly for the newest video release allowing the upcoming EP to stay in the news for an additional two months. Pretty smooth. Anyway, here is what all the hype was about in case you missed it.
If you want the music, watch for the new EP release date here!
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A little while ago Martina of Dragonette accompanied Kaskade with a new video to the track Fire In Your New Shoes. As far as I know it released around the end of July, you can check it out above. If you really like it purchase it on itunes, click here for that. I’m really digging the new flare Kaskade seems to have. Waves of Change hooked me and I haven’t let go since.
For more info check out Kaskade’s at kaskademusic.com.
As an added bonus here’s a little collab with Deadmau5.
We In Music is a project of Raw Man’s (Romain Séo) who collaborated with a few individuals including the likes of Play Paul (Paul De Homem-Christo), Benjamin Diamond (of Stardust) and Curtis (Fabien Lefrançois). The tracks were primarily released off Raw Man’s label We Rock Music founded in 2000. A label hyping some great music lately. As an example, check out the always catchy Grandlife above (video) and my new favourite remix below.
The Aikiu is Alex Aikiu- a French producer making noise with his very first single Just Can’t Sleep. The track in itself is pretty sick, but it also came along with one great video (above), both released last week.
What also caught my eye was this gnarly story Last.fm featured on him. Check it below:
Imagine someone at the pub calling you ‘Madonna with a dick … but with the voice of Simon le Bon’. Would it rub you the wrong way? Would you give the messanger of said comment a cold hard stare with the evil eye? You betcha. Not Alex Aikiu though.
That’s because it was told by none other than Nile Rodgers; legendary disco innovator with his band Chic and celebrated studio wiz for, amongst many others: Carly Simon, Diana Ross, Sister Sledge, David Bowie, Duran Duran and… Madonna. <click for post>
Thanks Big Stereo for news on the video clip.
The gifted Young Empires are back with yet another single, and it’s one you won’t want to miss out on. Debuting originally on Big Stereo, Against The Wall delivers a magnificent blend of vocals and synth-laced tropical beats to create a track profoundly amazing. It almost can’t get any better from the Toronto-based trio. Expect them to rapidly grow as more people come across their music. We will continue to keep you posted but until then check out their official website for more. They are absolutely excellent.
Against The Wall is the newest within a series of releases that span over the past few months. For stuff you may have missed out on, click here.
The track also came with a video teaser, view it above.
Today we’re going to take a closer look at the nu disco vibe coming from Melbourne’s Fromage Disco. These guys have an unbelievable talent assembling funk remixes. I was a couple days early posting the Cullen remixes to Easily Impressed because I left one very important version out and that is the Silver Lining Special remix below.
A few other dope tracks to check out are You’re My Occupation by the one and only powerpop great Chez Jenkel from back in 09 and the Alex Ward Showcase remix shown in video-format below.
You guys should all check out more from Fromage Disco on beatport.