Fresh from putting his remix fingerprints all over Lana Del Rey’s sadcore anthem Summertime Sadness, Canadian resident Ryan Hemsworth is back with yet another remix, proving not only good taste in music but also versatility and open-mindedness. Open, the title track from Rhye’s outstanding album Woman (if you haven’t heard it yet, stop reading and check it out right now, seriously!) is where the magic happens this time, and what can I say, Hemsworth never disappoints: warm square leads, gently shuffled beats, saw sweeps washing over the soft and dreamy vocals – perfect bliss!
Cologne’s freshest newcomer in all things techno Klangfarbe Antifeind (don’t even try to pronounce that if you don’t speak German) has obviously been re-inventing himself musically, resulting in a massive hip hop remix of Danny Brown’s 2012 instant classic Grown Up. Bad ass kick drums, old skool house organs and Danny’s incredible flow – this one is big! Free 320kbps download.
Ever wondered what the (highly unlikely) brainchild of Louis Jordan and M.I.A. might sound like? Me neither, but I can tell you this much: SKIP&DIE are probably as close as it gets. South African singer meets Dutch producer, jazz meets electro, funk meets Cumbia – seamlessly topped off by infectious vocals that will stick to your head faster than you can say Diplo.
I happen to have two tickets for their show at B72, Vienna on Wednesday, March 13 to give away – if you want them, just email me at email@example.com (make sure to include your full name for the guest list) and keep your fingers crossed. The band will be supported by the equally amazing Viech, more info + Facebook event here. The winners will be announced on Tuesday.
All good things come in threes, they say, and keeping that in mind it’s hardly surprising that the undisputed king of electro swing Parov Stelar has joined forces with Jerry di Monza and Max the Sax, two live musicians that have been accompanying him on stages all over the world, to form the Parov Stelar Trio.
Their welcome gift to the world is a brand new album of ten songs, all of them rooting in the trio’s powerful live performances – a fact that can not be overheard when listening through The Invisible Girl. “All aspects of melancholy are replaced by a lust for life in a raw, energetic and more direct style than one would normally expect from Parov Stelar.” says the maestro himself, and he couldn’t be more right about this: The Invisible Girl is funky as ever, but without any doubt directly aiming at the dancefloor.
A few minutes after the full version of Justice’s critically acclaimed remix for Boys Noize’s new single Ich R U has surfaced on YouTube, here’s already a clean stream of the full deal on SoundCloud. Gritty synths, epic build-ups and of course lots of slapping bass action going on at the low end – the rockstars of electro are back.
No need for introduction here I think, with this being the fifth of UK-bred but Austrian based artist SOHN‘s exceptional tracks. Once again he effortlessly proves genres to be an outdated concept, setting an impressive example with his eclectic menage of flawless production and powerful vocals. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, this guy is without any doubt one of the names to watch in 2013.
Just when I thought I was finally done posting Lana Del Rey remixes Candada’s rising star in terms of hip hop and trap Ryan Hemsworth turns up with an outstanding (official!) remix of Summertime Sadness, adding some serious low-end action, and steady streams of snares gently washing over the mix.
Photo: Sean Berrigan.
Vienna’s dream team Mr Ho and Florian Blauensteiner are back on track with a simple yet highly effective edit of living legend Matthew Herbert’s 1996 classic Got To Be Movin’, freshening things up a bit and adding some serious low-end to satisfy the demands of 2013′s dancefloors. Tightly wrapped around one of the catchiest samples in dance music history, this track will get you dancing before you even know what’s going on. And as the best things in life tend to be free, here’s a free download of this monster in its full wav glory!
In an attempt to add some musical counterweight to the ongoing horse meat scandal in Europe, London-based producer and slap bassist DiscoSocks has come up with a heavy disco track aptly titled 1000% Horse, turning up the funk all the way to eleven. What starts out as a slow disco jam soon turns into slapping bass heaven when all hell breaks loose at 1:12 – oh my god, yes! Free download for a limited time only.