Sam Smith – Stay With Me (Wilfred Giroux Remix)

All sorts of hype surrounding this chap, Wilfred Giroux. Alongside Shy FX and Darkchild, he now makes an appearance on the team sheet for remix duties on Sam Smith’s upcoming ‘Stay With Me’ EP:

WG’s edit adds a killer 90s edge to the pop sensation’s next release – it’s sure to get multiple plays, especially after the success of his debut single, ‘Stronger’, which was released on March 24th on Polkadot Recordings.

Being the debut release for the label too, the future’s looking bright for the lot of them and we’re big fans of what they’re doing. Not only has the Black country label head Sam Bevan been producing himself for a while as Polkadot, but each release on the label will see a different artist designing a limited edition T-shirt to accompany the tune. And we must say, the design for ‘Stronger’ is looking very tasty indeed.

The clan also did a job on recruiting remixers for said release. You should all search out HD fave Clancy’s effort, alongside Zed Bias, Squarehead and Whitesquare. But it was new kid on the block Wilhelm’s efforts that caught our attention via Mixmag’s trustworthy exclusive feature just yesterday. All we’re really told is the fact that Wilhelm’s real name is Josh Scarbrow, he’s 18 years old and he’s from the countryside. One to watch, probs:

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Tourist – Patterns

Tourist continues to deliver with his recent collaboration with Lianne La Havas. Joining ‘I Can’t Keep Up’ and ‘Together’ (one of the standouts of 2013, for us), ‘Patterns’ is the title track from his brand new EP, out on Disclosure’s Method Records.

Once again the London via Brighton producer is doing what he knows best – drawing the listener in subtly before a steady build up to the emotionally charged climax. It’s a tried and tested recipe from his more recent releases, and in turn he’s carving out a strong reputation as one of the UK’s most promising producers. Recruiting another celeb for the vocals, (a tip from the label heads perhaps) can only help the matter – Lianne La Havas sounds well at home with the swirling synths and scatty percussion. Her input, combined with the gospel-tinged chorus, make this tune very radio-friendly indeed.

For a change of tempo, check out Tourist’s recent remix of London Grammar’s ‘Sights’, and for a longer stint, his recent guest show on Rinse FM. We’ve got it ALL covered.

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Ben Pearce & Black Orange Juice – Predictable (Citizen Remix)

You’re back at work. Soz.

We have something that MIGHT just help. Skream premiered this summery little beauty on Friday and, as you’d expect from a combo of Ben Pearce, Black Orange Juice and Citizen, it’s a suave house jam.

Mourn not for the bank holiday, another is on the horizon.

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Club Bizarre – Bogota (Kiwi Remix)

Things couldn’t go much better for Kiwi at the mo.

He’s had a string of excellent releases on Sneaky, Deep Shit and Days Of Being Wild, he’s remixed Klaxons, Tronik Youth and Wankelmut and he’s recently signed to Duke Dumont’s Blasé Boys Club label. Even though South London-based, he basically lives at XOYO and The Nest and he’s got a busy few months ahead touring the country and Europe. Things are going well for the (originally) Shropshire Lad.

Up next on the release front? He’s returning to London-based Days Of Being Wild with this remix of Club Bizarre’s ‘Bogota’. Just as we found with his recent free download ‘The Kudo Kato’, this ain’t an easy listen. But give it some time and this trippy, slow-chugging grower will soon be worming it’s way right into that old ear of yours. As ever, interesting stuff:

For the longer listen, head over to HarderBloggerFaster. He’s made a disco-heavy mixtape for the first in their ‘Blogcast’ series.

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Human Drizzle Mix – James Sison EXCLUSIVE

Big day guys, big day.

1. It’s the eve of a bumper bank holiday weekender.

2. It’s ¼ of HD’s birthday.

3. It’s 22 days until a sweet party that, like, everyone’s going to.

Aaaaaaaand…

4. To celebrate the above, we have an EXCLUSIVE mix from James Sison, who’ll be spinning some tunes on the night:

James is co-founder of the hotly-tipped London and Leeds-based label Bade Records and is resident at Tessellate. He’s also your audio guide for today’s minimal and melodic house journey… It’s an hour of top selections, perfect to ease you into the four-dayer, and we’re hyped to have him playing on the 9th May. Tickets available here:

http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?583792

Big day.

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High Heels Breaker – Come Easy feat Sarah Palin (David August Remix)

As is his wont, today David August caught our attention by uploading a new track to his Soundcloud page. A remix of ‘Come Easy’ by Switzerland’s High Heels Breaker, it’s a sparse little number which evokes (to our ears) the great Nicolas Jaar. It’s an atmospheric listen, with nervy synths and twitchy percussion – and it’s an impressive change of pace from the original. It’s also apparently a snippet of the full remix, but David has never been one for concision: it’s 04:34. Finally, it features Sarah Palin on vocals. That is Sarah Palin, the Zurich-based vocalist and songwriter – not the other one (although we’d be intrigued to see that collaboration next).

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Luca Vasta – Black Tears White Lies (Roosevelt Remix)

The sun’s shining, who you gonna call…

Roosevelt’s back with yet another excellent remix. He’s taken Berlin’s Luca Vasta’s ‘Black Tears White Lies’ and soaked it in summer vibes, as per. If you close your eyes, you can practically smell the coconut oil from here.

He’s also lined up all of his ace remixes on one Soundcloud set for your listening pleasure. It’d be rude not to:

Head over here for a few of his originals too.

 

 

 

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Three Laws – Convalescence EP

Box-fresh London duo Three Laws offer up a couple of evocative treats ahead of their debut EP ‘Convalescence’ dropping on 31st May.

Both tracks have a gothic feel, tailor-made for haunted castles and billowing curtains. Vocalist Louise Gold hits the high notes à la Alpines’ Catherine Pockson and, whilst occasionally slightly overproduced for our four-to-the-floor tastes, there’s bags of potential here. Watch this space.

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Ten Walls – Nochnoy Dozor

This is quite something. Ten Walls’ new ‘Walking With Elephants’ EP is finally out and today we’re treated to the B-side from said release, ‘Nochnoy Dozor’. He’s carving out quite the barbaric sound. This new one plays host to a terrifying entrance and contains a beast of a beat. It don’t mess around.

Get a copy of the EP here, and have a recap of the title track whilst you’re at it:

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Human Drizzle: The Playlist, April 2014

It may not have escaped some of you that it is now April and, as such, we owe you a playlist. Here it is. We’d particularly recommend the contributions from Breach, Beesmunt Soundsystem and Zimmer, but it’s intended for exploration – so please do so. And while you’re at it, can you think of five good reasons not to book your tickets for Human Drizzle Presents on 09.05.14? If so, please share them. If not, you know what to do.

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