Start your week with the latest episode of my monthly mixtape series. Dunno why, but it turned out quite pop this time, but you’ll also find some sweet new club tracks in there, a feel good indie song and an unreleased remix by myself. Sit back and enjoy.
- Ryan Riot
Tracklist, artist spotlights and free downloads after the jump.
A few hours ago Daft Punk have released yet another teaser for their upcoming album Random Access Memories (in stores on May 21), showing the two robots in a room full of futuristic machines (that are probably supposed to look like synthesizers). After unboxing the vinyl and putting the needle on the groove, the first few bars of Give Life Back To Music, the first song on the album, can be heard playing. One more week to go!
La Felix hasn’t exactly been a stranger in the past year, with this being our eighth post now featuring his music – and yet little is known about the guy responsible for one of the most persistent earworms I’ve ever had in my entire life: no biography, no location (wild guess: New Zealand), no pictures.
His latest work is an incredibly catchy remix of Yuksek’s upcoming single Last Of Our Kind (release date May 13), featuring Danish vocalist Oh Land on vocal duty. With a bright piano, funky little string stabs and some serious low end added to the mix, the rather trippy original is being reborn as an upbeat pop song you just can’t help but play over and over again.
Austrian dubstep producer Dead Battery has come up with a somewhat unexpected treat for his fans, breathing new life in The Notorious B.I.G.’s all-time classic Everyday Struggle. “I felt like doing some hip hop the other day.” he explains on SoundCloud – and the result is nothing short of amazing: smooth piano chords and Biggie’s incredible flow backed by a beat powerful enough for club dancefloors.
Free 320kbps download in exchange for a like over here on Dead Battery’s facebook page.
Austria’s very own A.G.Trio have remixed their fellow compatriots Allen Alexis‘ upcoming single Who Cares (taken from the 2012 album Different Believers), proving their versatility once again with an unexpectedly slow and moody take on the fast-paced original. These guys never fail to surprise – loving it!
After the release of the all-amazing Phosphenes EP last year, Jägerverb has joined forces with Belgian imprint Lektroluv once again for another big release. Aptly titled Titan EP, his latest opus is a solid three-track package consisting of the title song Titan, a gritty club track that does its name justice, Daisy Dukes, a UK garage-inspired jam starting out rather harmlessly but soon hitting you with a rock-solid drop and Betamax, my favorite cut on the release, putting a twist on garage sounds and warehouse basslines.
The EP will be out in exactly two weeks, so keep your eyes on Beatport on May 20th. Also if you’ve got a spare minute head over to the full set on Lektroluv’s SoundCloud page for what’s got to be the most hilarious press release I’ve read in quite a while…
Alright, here’s some funky indie-dance to cheer up a hectic Monday evening: Swiss producer Ryan Riot (yes, the guy who’s hosting The Indie-Dance Report mixtape series each and every month here on discodemons.net from now on) recently put his magic remix fingerprint on The Other Tribe’s catchy tune We Should Be Dancing, taking things to the next level in terms of synth arpeggiator awesomeness. With early support by the likes of Lifelike, Punks Jump Up and Jerry Bouthier, you’ll probably be hearing this cheerful little song a lot in the future…
Scotland’s fastest rising stars in synth pop CHVRCHES have remixed US pop duo MS MR‘s new single Hurricane from their debut album Secondhand Rapture, turning the slow and rather dark original into an upbeat homage to the glittering age of pastel color suits and bright synth stabs over slapping basslines. So good.