It’s been over a year since we’ve mentioned Chad Valley (HERE). We’re happy to announce the song, Fall 4 U featuring the vocal stylings of UK artist Chad Valley, and Glasser (aka Cameron Mesirow). “Swedish Master” Dan Lissvik kicks Fall 4 U up a notch, resulting in a dance-club friendly tune. Lissvik injects the original track with an (never-want-summer-to-end) island vibe. If you don’t recognize his name, you probably recognize “Studio” the band Dan Lissvik was in, resulting in one of the best albums of 2007, “West Coast”. Since then, he’s been busy producing/writing albums for Lake Heartbeat, Parlour, Taken By Trees, The Crêpes, and Young Galaxy among others. Stream his remix below.
Bonus: Studio – West Side, from the 2007 album “West Coast”.
Raleigh North Carolina band Gross Ghost, create a haunting melody with the song, Soft Focus. I wish they cited Daniel Ash, Bauhaus or Tones On Tail as their influences because the similarities abound. Granted, this is the only song from their March release, Brer Rabbit that has this unique sound. Soft Focus sounds like it was recorded in their garage, which adds to the ominous undertones of the track. I hear mistakes in the recording like bumping the microphone etc., and I don’t mind it a bit, although they may have been intentional. The album was released earlier this past March and they are selling each track or the album download on their Bandcamp page. I also highly recommend the song, Sooner Or Later
Swedish via UK electronic artist Blende, does just that; blending various genres and styles to create unique and relevant dance music. Fake Love and it’s associated remixes were released a few days ago via Belgium label Eskimo Recordings and is available thru iTunes, Beatport etc. Having spent a lot of time lately listening to electronic music that sounds very similar, it was refreshing to find this track. I enjoy the unique female vocals, grimey piano chords, disco bass lines and intermingled current electro sounds. It’s also dj friendly which is nice. If I didn’t know any better, I would have assumed he was French. Am I right? This track is oozing French sensibility.
Our last Kate Bush remix post was way back in 2009 when Datassette released their version of “Running Up That Hill”, which kept with the dark tone of the original track. It’s an incredible remix that still sounds relevant three years later. This go around, Louis La Roche remixes the same track, injecting nu-disco influences, making it ideal for a modern dance floor.
Is the Louis La Roche version better than the Datassette version? I think they are both uniquely qualified to represent Kate Bush to the next generation of discerning ear holes. Have a listen to both remixes and let me know which you like better in the comments section below.
Way back in October of last year, when we first recommended Ms Mr (HERE), we weren’t sure when we’d hear more from the group. Well nearly a year later, a formal album release is almost here. Candy Bar Creep Show EP releases September 18 on iTunes. If you visit their Tumblr page, they are streaming tracks from the album as well as remixes from the likes of Twin Shadow. etc.
They also just released a new video for Bones, the track we originally recommended last year. Take a look below.
I try not to discriminate against entire genres, but often times I see “Dubstep” as a tag in a post or on Soundcloud and I’m turned off. Rather than skip ahead, I force myself to give each track a fair shake. That’s what happened several months ago when I first discovered Jeff Montalvo, aka Seven Lions. He remixed “You Got To Go” by Above and Beyond, and I immediately knew that this guy was good. He changed my mind about Dubstep; that it could be good without being “aggro”. Below is another great remix by this young and talented producer. I urge you to give Dubstep a chance, at least as long as Seven Lions is the topic of discussion.
This track has been around since 2008, but never saw the light of day, sort of. The backing track eventually became “Super Gum“. Recently, Black Moth Super Rainbow frontman Tobacco (aka Tom Fec) released the remix for all of us to enjoy.
“Dada Life has released their new single Feed The Dada today off of their new album titled, The Rules of Dada. Dada Life claims this song has the BIGGEST DROP EVER. That’s a big statement to make for any artist, especially as it’s the first single off of their new album. Somehow, Dada Life never seems to let us down, though. Whether you think this track has the BIGGEST DROP EVER is really a matter of opinion. What can’t be denied, is that Dada Life brings the heat in Feed The Dada, going hard with their big bass lines, phat kicks, and yes a pop sound sampled from their mouth (from preview video). Enjoy this track, as we have been raging out to it already!”
via – TRS