Hefty remix here from Lars Vegas, one half of the ever-increasingly popular Detroit Swindle. Tweaking A/JUS/TED’S ‘A Brighter Light’, it features the vocals of Jeremy Glenn and is nothing short of a banger. Check out the original too.
Jerome LOL returns with a remix of Classixx’s ‘Holding On’, once again showing his natural ability to turn the tempo down and add that something a little bit special. This is a slow jam gone funky. Needless to say, in our humble opinion, the original has proven to be one of the catchiest pop songs of the year thus far.
Ever since LOL Boys took a hiatus from the game and Jerome LOL focused not only on the Body High label he co-runs, but also his own production skills, the boy’s come into his own. Do you people remember his Tomas Barford remix we waxed lyrical about? Worth a revisit wethinks, it’s super:
We apologise in advance for the intense feeling of missing out when you’ve read this post.
Following a limited run vinyl release back in 2011, ‘Pleasure’ is a Janet Jackson-flecked piece of joy from Numbers man Hudson Mohawke. Please, please listen to it before kicking off your Bank Holiday weekender:
The imprint that put out this goodtimes tune was the specially created label, Pleasure Principle. This has now morphed into the all-star
surfing holiday festival in Newquay that kicks off next month, and ‘Pleasure’ is a teaser for that. The three days are jam-packed with essential listening, not least HD regulars from Joy Orbison, TNGHT and Rustie. To assuage the FOMOs, get a ticket here or try your luck with FACT’s ticket giveaway here.
In case it wasn’t clear, we wish we were going.
An all-German affair, this one. Hamburg’s Adana Twins have sped up ‘Hot’, a laid back disco track from their compatriot Larse, and given it a bit more groove. This is done courtesy of a bouncy bassline and some nice percussion, and the result is an understated nu-disco stomper that would be welcome on any dancefloor we happen to be occupying.
Werk it baby.
However weird it felt typing that, it’s worth it to introduce a dizzy but enjoyable new track from Chicago’s Slava. ‘Werk’ (not to be confused with ‘Twerk’ – defiantly NSFW) is the first release from his imminent LP, ‘Raw Solutions’, already being touted by FACT as one of their faves of the year so far. It’s footwork gone a little mad, with a refreshing house breakdown halfway through.
‘Manteiga’ is the punchy LA-based collaboration between Cosmic Kids and Classixx’s Tyler Blake’s side project Fingerpaint. They’re releasing an EP entitled ‘Reality On The Horizon’ on Jacques Renault’s Let’s Play House label. Infectious drum snares, vocal loops and the odd cow bell late on give this laid back tune a party feel. Both Cosmic Kids and Classixx have been responsible for crafting a couple of decent remixes lately, reworking tunes by Local Natives and Hanni El Khatib respectively. Check ‘em out.
Two weeks to go, people…
Grab your tickets now to ensure entry, there’s likely to be some on the night but save yourself £2. Austerity and all that.
If you needed another reason to come along, DJ-who’s-playing-on-the-night Clancy has provided one:
As mentioned on these pages previously, ‘All Just In My Mind’ was partially released on The Magician’s ‘Magic Tape 31’ earlier this week and now we have the full cut to enjoy, in all its funky Chicago house glory. Who wouldn’t want to throw some shapes to this with a few pals on April 5th?
There’s a huge amount of hype surrounding Daniel Woodhouse’s musical project Deptford Goth as his debut album ‘Life After Defo’ was released earlier this week on Merok Records. As with the two tunes we’ve posted, Woodhouse’s fragile vocals explore sparse and atmospheric soundscapes and you can see why comparisons are being made with the DIY pop of James Blake and the post-dubstep of The XX. We’re very intrigued to see how this comes off live: sometimes it can sound bleak, but sometimes it can sound incredibly uplifting. He’s playing London’s Electrowerkz on April 24th, we suggest you grab a ticket now if you can.
The above track’s called ‘wh.ee.ly’ and it’s one of four on Boston producer Durkin’s new EP entitled ‘sno.biz’. Its well-measured and toned-down, maximalist approach is something we want to hear a lot more of. The rest of the EP is below:
For a more extensive look at his style, here’s an excellent mix he did for Doorly’s Rinse FM show a few months back – raises the heartbeat a little, this one:
Whilst we’re fairly ambivalent about the rights/wrongs/ETHICS of brand-sponsored hook-ups, they sure do produce some cracking tunes. This one between Shlohmo and Jeremih (courtesy of Adidas’s Songs From Scratch series) is no exception.
SURPRISE, they built a song from scratch together and ‘Bo Peep (Do U Right)’ is the end result:
Adidas’s marketing people must have got the idea from Shlohmo’s excellent remix of ‘Fuck You All The Time’ and both tunes capture the synergy between the Wedidit producer’s low-end, buzzy beats and Jeremih’s sweet but not saccharine vocal talents.
They’re both free to download. Well done to all involved.