Roughly every other weekend, we deliver a RMX Roundup of the freshest mixes and electronic beats on the blogosphere. To kick off this installment, we have London outfit Eat More Cake‘s new track “I See You.” Featuring vocalist Claire Row, this deep house number is one for the club with its contagious steel drums and buoyant bassline. You can find a free download for your end-of-summer playlist over on Soundcloud.
Next is a relatively unknown British DJ / producer based out of Barcelona who goes by the handle Henotik. Following a favorable reception with a release through Einmusika Recordings, Henotik has opted to self-release his new track “A Thousand Questions.” And an impressive self-debut it is with its melodic beat, driving sound and warbling synths all guided by an entrancing vocal. We have a thousand more questions for Henotik, and have a feeling we’ll be hearing a lot more from the house producer in the future.
Last but not least, we have the new remix from red hot Canadian producer CRi. Not only did he have a stellar original work that was featured on our last RMX Roundup, now he’s chosen to do a retake of “Noise Above Our Heads,” arguably our favorite track off James Blake‘s latest LP, The Colour in Anything. Although we’ve not been shy about our love for this album — and feel its perfect in its own right — Montreal’s CRi certainly gives the original a shot of adrenaline, revving up the bass and allowing Blake’s haunting vocals to hang delicately in the balance. Stream below and grab a complimentary DL on CRi’s Soundcloud.
We’ve received a number of standout electronic submissions lately, so today we’ve got a supersized edition of RMX Roundup — a segment in which we bring you the freshest mixes and/or electronic numbers on the blogosphere. First up is the debut track from a mysterious London-based producer who goes by the name Lully. His first single, “Slow D’s” is an enterprising, sensuous number showcasing pitch-shifted vocals, a stuttering beat and some hi-hat sorcery. Although next to nothing is known about the artist, the track comes replete with a poem, which you can check out over on the Noisey premiere.
Next is a new single from the Canadian electronic artist known as CRi, featuring vocals from Ouri & Odile M. “Why I Love You” is taken from CRi’s recent EP, Tell Her on TOKiMONSTA‘s label Young Art Records. Brightly layered synths, a euphoric soundscape and an excellent build make this your better than average house track.
The first step to making an ace remix is choosing top-notch original material, and Brooklyn electro-pop duo Glassio did just that with the selection of Goldwash‘s aptly titled track “Need To Hear.” While the original is an excellent piece of “existential funk,” Glassio’s rendition combines disco influences and atmospheric synthesizers to create an intricately layered piece de resistance, designed for a day-at-the-pool or rooftop soirée.
Next is a straight-up dance cut from LA producer/performer Speaker of the House. Instrumentally, it’s not overly complex but the energy and warm, kaleidoscopic synths render this house beat infectious AF. Listen below.
And finally, we beseech you to get familiar with Bewilderbeast, a bedroom electronic outfit started by South London’s Gus BC. This August via Color Station they reissued their 2013 LP Unreal_Estate, on which a number of inventive electronic compositions can be found—including but not limited to “Swimming II.” Again, this is another one for your summer playlist so get on it.
When life hands you bitter lemons, making lemonade as a means of finding meaning is often the best coping strategy — as Bey and so many other artists have done before her. This is also the case with new Liverpool producer Portl, whose debut tribute of a single, “The Beach” drops this Friday, July 29 on Vulpine Records and which we are excited to premiere for you today.
The 20-year-old analogue synth fanatic wrote his first single as a tribute to his friends in Viola Beach, the UK indie act who tragically passed away in a car accident earlier this year while on tour in Sweden. Portl first met Tomas Lowe while working at a pub in Warrington, with whom he quickly formed a close friendship over a shared passion for music. The members of Viola Beach used to hang out at his bar where he would share his music with them and try to solicit their opinion. “The Beach” is his way of paying homage to the band, saying goodbye and memorializing the impact they had on him.
As a lover of all things Lobster Theremin — an underground house label in the UK — Portl draws influence from a variety of underground electronic acts that have shaped his progressive and shimmering nu-house sound. Using an array of modular synthesizers, with “The Beach” the producer constructs a warm analogue atmosphere with wobbling synths and a driving bassline. Stream this summertime groove in anticipation of the release below.
In anticipation of their forthcoming album We the Generation, powerhouse UK electronic act Rudimental has shared the official second single off the LP. “Rumour Mill” is a vocal duet between between rising London singers Anne-Marie and Will Heard. We’ve heard Heard (hah) before on Tourist‘ track “I Can’t Keep Up,” and he continues to entice us with his seductive and broody vocals. The effort is a feel-good, energetic house number that will make you want to dance all up in your car, much like the video below. Look out for Rudimental’s album to drop September 18 via Major Tom’s/Big Beat, and scope out their upcoming U.S. tour dates below.
Rudimental North American Tour Dates:
09/29 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
09/30 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
10/03 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
10/06 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
10/07 – Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco
10/08 – San Francisco, CA – Mezzanine
10/09 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
It’s time for another Remix Roundup, and this week we’ve got a full line-up of soul-powered, dance-packed mixes. First up is a retake of a track by disco’s new pop princess, Gavin Turek. Having released her single “Frontline” this spring, the dance homage to Donna Summers has now been given the remix treatment by TOKiMONSTA. TOKi, who is one of our favorite female producers in the biz dials up the drama and dazzling deep house vibes on the original, while keeping Turek’s invigorating vox at the forefront. The remix package for this track drops June 26 via iheartcomix’s new label 1INFINITY.
Next is a rework taken from AYER‘s new EP, In My Headphones. The Brooklyn artist, who’s been featured on our remix segment before has crafted quite the soulful electropop song with the eponymous single off the EP. Fellow Brooklyn group TKDJS turn the track into an energetic house number replete with dark synths and deep bass lines. Pick up a free download for your headphones here.
Last but not least, we’re throwing it back with a spectacular rework of Whitney Houston‘s iconic track, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.” God knows how much we loved Whitney in the ’80s, and thankfully Halogen gives us the chance to revisit “The Greatest Voice of All Time” in this century with a new twist on the classic. The Atlanta-based production duo apply a vibrant house backdrop to Whitney’s heart-stopping vocals, and the result is a rousing dance number that will make you wanna feel the heat with somebody — as well as to snag the track gratis on Halogen’s Soundcloud page.
We’re back with a new installment of Remix Roundup, which features some big house mixes this week. The first comes courtesy of MNEK, the UK producer who has crafted Vanessa Carlton‘s early 2000s hit “A Thousand Miles” into a banging house number, even sampling The B-52’s classic “Love Shack.” Listen to the explosive result of his inventive efforts below, baby.
Next up we have a new treat from legendary German producer ATB, who just released his remix of Ellie Goulding‘s “Love Me Like You Do” in anticipation of his tenth studio album. Unleashing his euphoric house production alongside Ellie’s enchanting vocals, ATB takes the original track to new heights in his progressive dancefloor-pounding rendition.
Last but not least we have a massive remix of Justin Timberlake‘s “Cry Me A River” from Deficio. As of late it was covered by CHVRCHES, and now the Swedish producer has reworked the track into an invigorating house number infused with some serious synth work and thunderous beats. Stream below.
French producer Darius dropped the sizzling single “Hot Hands” with the release of his EP Romance earlier this year, and it is indeed hawt. Released on Roche Musique Records, the EP is filled with dreamy disco-laden tracks, as one would expect from a French house label. Get your hands on the sultry groove below.
Four Tet, the well-known producer from the UK (aka Kieran Hebden), released his seventh album Beautiful Rewind at the end of 2013. Known for combining electronica with the experimental elements of jazz, Four Tet has a number of critically acclaimed works under his belt. No wonder his show at DC’s U Street Music Hall tonight is sold out. Check out his remaining tour dates below after listening to “Parallel Jalebi” off the latest LP.
2/28 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
3/1 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
3/6-3/7 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
3/8 – San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine
3/22 – London, UK @ TBA
3/29 – Birmingham, UK @ Rainbow Warehouse
4/10 – Mayrhofen, Austria @ Snowbombing
4/12 – Milan, Italy @ Design Week Festival
It’s not often that I go to post about an artist, only to discover that they are playing in my locale that very night. That is in fact, the case here with the Southern Californian duo Bixel Boys. Bringing their tropical house vibe to DC’s U Street Music Hall tonight, their latest remix of The Crystal Method’s new track “Over It” is a synthy and somehow summery twist on the the classic TCM sound. Stream the infectious retake in preparation for your Saturday night and check out their full tour dates below.
Bixel Boys Spring Tour Dates:
2.22 – D.C @ U Street Music Hall w/ Justin Jay + PillowTalk +option4
2.27 – London, ONT Canada @ London Music Hall w/ WE ARE GTA
2.28 – Toronto, Canada @ UNIUN Nightclub w/ GTA
3.1 – San Diego @ Bang Bang (BIXEL BDAY PARTY)
3.6 – San Diego @ Fluxx Nightclub w/ DJ SNAKE
3.7 – Dallas @ The Globe w/ Amtrac
3.8 – Chicago @ evilOlive w/ Autograf
3.13-15 – Austin @ SXSW
3.22 – Los Angeles @ LURE w/ Boys Noize
3.28 – Miami @ Nikki Beach Miami w/ Tommy Trash
4.4 – Denver, CO @ SnowBall Music Festival
Whether you intend on celebrating Valentine’s this year or plan on canceling the holiday all together, today’s roundup of electronic servings can be enjoyed regardless of romantic status. First up is San Francisco’s Lane 8, aka Daniel Goldstein’s newly released deep house production “The One,” featuring vocals by Patrick Baker. Also, French producer TEEMID has teamed up with Canadian singer-songwriter Daniela Andrade to cover Flight Facilities‘ “Crave You.” TEEMID’s take on the classic dance track is a sexy and refreshing rendering — pick up this pure cover gold for free by following the link on Soundcloud. The last one I’ll leave you with is an oldie but a goodie from house favorite Nicolas Jaar, one half of the New York duo Darkside. Sampling from The Searcher’s “Love Potion No. 9,” his slow-building edit “Stay in Love” is a shimmery and deliciously addictive disco-y number that will make you want to procure some of this mysterious elixir…