Fans of Belgian band Balthazar may already be acquainted with Jinte Deprez, the co-frontman of the aforementioned project and multi-instrumentalist now making music under the moniker J. Bernardt. Emerging from his home studio in Ghent with an altogether different sound, Deprez’s solo enterprise takes a turn into a more soulful category, reminiscent of Nick Murphy FKA Chet Faker.
Drawing on a range of influences from his father’s love of Kraftwerk to his own pop sensibilities, Deprez’s first single “Calm Down” is a seductive groove draped in delicious, broody vocals. The effort, out now via Play It Again Sam will be a part of Deprez’s debut record, slated for a 2017 release.
Today’s installment of Remix Roundup starts off with a retake on a classic, with future house producers Autograf‘s re-imagining of Stevie Wonder‘s “Superstition.” Opting for a downtempo approach, Autograf infuses his signature ambient styling, melodic swells and sophisticated drums into the effort, making for a compelling contrast from the original. Pick up the mesmerizing track FREE via Autograf’s facebook page here. Next up we have Belgian maestro Aeroplane giving the dreamy disco treatment to Parisian electropop outfit We Were Evergreen, on their recently released track “Daughters.” The original song can be found on the band’s upcoming debut album Towards, due out May 5. And finally, the producer known as Kingdom brings it home with his rendition of Mapei‘s “Dont Wait,” which dropped on iTunes this week. Kingdom adds a minimalist touch to the exuberant soulpop original that results in an instant feel-good smash of a remix.