You better get set for the killer EP that is ‘Ich R U/What You Want’, coming out on 14th January from a German producer called Alexander Ridha. Boys Noize to the rest of us.
The new EP will feature remixes from heavyweights Jacques Lu Cont, Jimmy Edgar, D.I.M and this one from Chromeo. Not a combo we’d expect, the Canadian duo’s syrupy electro-funk adds a hop, skip and a jump to the hard-hitting original. Heaps of fun this.
We didn’t think this tune by Aussies Panama could get much better.
Now it’s time for Dave DK to step into the ring. And he’s delivered a knockout, with nine minutes of bliss that we highly recommend you get lost in, ASAP.
Regular readers will know that we are huge fans of the one they call Goldroom. His music may not be the most challenging or innovative, but it just sounds great, from his own productions to some glorious remixes. He hails from California, and you can tell. There is a sunny escapism to his work: his own advice on ‘Sweetness Alive’ is to “close your eyes and let this take you somewhere nicer.” Aphex Twin it ain’t, but when it sounds this good, it’s hard to care.
…and here are two he made earlier:
Featuring tracks from Shadow Child, Locked Groove, Dusky and of course a couple by the man himself, this is the perfect warm-up (for his appearance this weekend, of just for your normal, less good weekend).
Here’s the new one from Sydney-based Isaac Tichauer, once again providing some quality deep house music. Peppered with his usual dose of soulful vocals and tropical charm, this one builds at quite the perfect rate.
A real delight, we hope you’ll agree. The co-owner of label Body High gives the original a whimsical edge in re-pitching Nina Kinert’s vocals and stretching out proceedings a little. However not as impressively robust as another stand-out from the EP in Nite Jewel’s rework.
Both are very good reasons to revisit the enchanting original:
What is it with France and electro? This track from mercurial Gallic outfit Pyramid is very much in the Daft Punk, Justice, Alex Gopher, early Ed Banger mould – with crisp production, accessible melodies and percussion that is bound to get you moving. It builds and fades delightfully over the course of a sunny, 80s-inspired four minutes – and overall it’s a lovely stick of dancefloor dynamite.
Their previous production, the excellent ‘The Frontier’, made it onto an HD playlist – but not the blog itself, which is something of a travesty. Here, let’s remedy that.