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.
“I fucking missed you guys!” – I usually try not to read the comments when playing music on SoundCloud because most of the time they’re either written by people who refer to complete strangers on the internet as their “bros” (which I can’t stand, seriously) or douchebags trying to promote their mediocre music by spamming other people’s brilliant music. This comment somehow got me, though. To be honest, I fucking missed these guys, too. In fact, I fucking miss this kind of music.
This kind of music: electro anno 2007 – that golden era of (modern) dance music, when the abbreviation “EDM” did not exist in the typical 16-year-old’s vocabulary. When bangers could be bangers without cheesy trance synths, and failed wannabe pop stars yelling over the breaks at the top of their voice. When musical creativity was deemed more important than technical perfection in the production process. Obviously I could go on for hours now about how everything was better back then, but instead I’ll just say how much I miss this kind of music.
I fucking miss it.
Remember Woodcut? After introducing themselves to the world three months ago the two brothers from different mothers have been quite busy: a mixtape for Supreme Mag, DJ sets all over Austria and fresh previews on SoundCloud. In the meantime, they have secured a release on UK-based label Deep Edition Recordings for their amazing track Sometimes, with Rekreation and Brame on remix duties and a new original track titled I Don’t on the B-side. Out on June 3rd.
In August 2012, Justin Vernon of Bon Iver ran a remix contest for his self-titled album, making the stems to all songs on the album available to producers. The competition was quite a success, with 1617 entries in total and some artists handing in multiple submissions. The best ones were released on a dedicated remix album via the contest’s media partner Spotify.
Swedish producer Moon Regiment however really took this contest to the next level, remixing every single song on the album and creating his very own remix album: each song has been reassembled to form something completely new, ranging from atmospheric ambient sounds over experimental post-dubstep to jazzy lounge sounds. This is the perfect soundtrack for a lazy afternoon.
Wow, that was unexpected: UK-based indie folk (gods of genres, forgive me!) trio Daughter unveiled a cover of Daft Punk’s comeback single Get Lucky on their YouTube channel a few hours ago, recorded live for Huw Stephens’ BBC Radio One Live Lounge yesterday. The funky upbeat original gets the full treatment here, resulting in a slow, atmospheric jam with Elena Tonra’s incredible voice sitting enthroned over an XX-esque soundscape of guitars, reverbs and delays. So beautiful.