Club track Kickoff. LA producer Templeton reworks ‘Garden’ by Tokyo producer Boys Get Hurt. Made for vlub sets, so buildups take patience. But a very smooth workout by the Vibes keyboard player.
The other club track comes from Bit Funk, who follows up on his recent Thump promotion track ‘Soul Satisfaction’. After the original version comes the club version, which is pretty much the same deal but fatter. Also, long buildups that are totally worth it.
And next to the club version there’s also a B-side cleverly titled ‘Beside’. Really cool thing is that is has samples in three-four time, and if you properly layer those on some four on the floor beats it can actually fit. Not sure what it’s called though, Google will know.
Surprised by this cover. Trails and Ways cover Jorge Ben’s ‘Taj Mahal’. In all honesty, even the original is sort of cool. But the Trails and Ways version is definitely more of this time.
Sade’s ‘Nothing Can Come Between Us’ also gets a refreshing rework. It’s Pomo, one of the outstanding producers of late 2013. Mid tempo funk. Hopefully 2014 will have much more of this.
- The Hood Internet – Night Vista (Icona Pop x Jackson And His Computerband & Hudson Mohawke)
- Phoenix – Chloroform (Jamie Jones Edit)
- Broke For Free – XXV
- Konichi – Stubborn (VIP)
- Action – Needle
- David Marston and Dan Izco – Won’t Let Go
- $yrup – War Paint
- Traveler – Drift
- Bjorn Wolf – Bump Your Head To This
- YOUTHMAN – Buckshot
- Tommy Rawson – 7 days
- Sidney Charles – Raw Affairs
- Back Back Forward Punch – Emergency Bow Tie (Extended Mix)
- Yahtzel – Jungle Feels
- Boris Dlugosch feat. Roisin Murphy – Never Enough (Alexus Remix)
- Magic Man- Paris (NICITA Remix)
- Mitch Murder – Just till Midnight (feat. Miranda Carey)
- Cosmo’s Midnight – Moshi
- Chris Meid – The Sunrise
- Dejavu – Beyonce – Roughsoul Remix Feat Nator
Chris Malinchak’s ‘If You Got It’ is good. Arguably, the Joe Hertz remix is even better. Depending on the time and place of course. Joe Hertz throws Malinchak’s samples in a super efficient club package. Thanks to Annie Mac and the faithful Free Music Monday service.
The past few years brought forth a lot of nineties influenced productions. Mostly House/Disco, playing with subtle nineties sounds. Or not so subtle, whatever. Stuff was designed for mid-sized and small room experience. Clubs, intimate settings with less focus on one central point (artist) and more focus on the crowd itself. It even left very decent room for dancing, as opposed to some manic fistpumping affairs, as seen at pretty much any festival’s mainstage. Stuff got pulled of with some class. Even in pop music. ‘Nobody’s Business‘ just nailed it, really worked with the club vs. nineties concept.
Katy Perry though, not so much. Not at all. ‘Walking On Air‘ pretty much took all the subtleties, annihilated them, and tried to clone the original sounds into some sort of overselling stadium experience pop track. Cheap plastic.
No worries though. Them Jeans popped along and fixed the whole thing.
Sinjin Hawke is sharing his remix on ‘First Time’ by Dre Skull, Popcaan and Megan James. One of those tracks that really makes you appreciate good Hip-hop production. Sinjin Hawke definitely was one of the year’s most interesting producers around.
French music blog Touchez Français picked up on Mattanoll’s productions. The remixer from Reims works out his interpretation of ‘Fall For You’ by Tomasz Betka and David Dub. Smooth Disco, French terroir.
- J-Art & Madan – You’re My Summertime feat. Chouchou
- Karl X Johan – Never Leave Me (Vinjette Remix)
- TOTTE – 4AM
- Mike Skinner – High Grade Zoot
- DangerDisko – Slither
- Prince – I Wanna Be Your Lover (Bearson Edit)
- Star Slinger – I/IV
- Strange Talk – Climbing Walls (Viceroy Remix)
- CEO – My Liquor
- Ellie Goulding – Burn (Ricky Cervantes Lounge Mix)
- Riva Starr – Nobody’s Fool (Flaxen Beats Remix)
- Aliquo – Dreaming In Rhythm
- Kanye West – Love Lockdown (City Kid Soul Mix)
Shit that looks terrible. In 1994, Strike released this terrible/awesome eurodance classic ‘U Sure Do’. One half of Strike, Andy Gardner, is still in Plump Djs. And the other guy, Matt Cantor. He’s part of the Freestylers. The more you know..
Anyway, 1994 track was based off of Donna Allen’s 1986 debut single ‘Serious’. And so is Ambassadeurs’ new track ‘Make Me’. Just soo cool to hear this sample again.
- Kreap – Funky Disco Anthem
- Rob Hayes – Eternally (Afro Soul Dub)
- Yung Felix – Never Fuckin’ With The System
- Pink Floyd – The Wall (Rayko Bootleg)