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Foals – Mountain At My Gates (Alex Metric Remix)

Fresh from the success of their storming set at Glastonbury, Foals have unveiled this belter of a remix from your boy Alex Metric. Unsure of release details.

Foals – Bad Habit (Voyeur Remix)

Here’s the second remix of Foals’ ‘Bad Habit’ to feature on these pages. We gave Alex Metric’s turbo-charged re-work the thumbs up last week, now production duo Voyeur have got their grubby mits on it. And we are so very grateful. They’ve managed to create a pulsating house track that builds and builds, all the while keeping lead singer Yannis’ ethereal vocals well intact. Top effort this.

Remember this beauty they did last year?

 

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Foals – Bad Habit (Alex Metric Remix)

Lovely to see the return of Alex Metric, here flexing his remixing skills on Foals’ track ‘Bad Habit’. Nothing entirely original, but it’s Metric doing what he does best – he’s drawn the track out, slotted in some heavy-duty build-ups and saturated the tune in Friday night energy. Top work rate from Alex, and we haven’t quite got over this one yet:

 

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Foals – Late Night (Casino Times & Koreless Remixes)

Two totally different remixes here of Oxford indie-superstars Foals’ new tune, ‘Late Night’.

First up, fellow-Oxfordians Casino Times. To say we’re big fans is an understatement. The duo have added a luscious deep edge to the tune, unfortunately on this snippet of under three minutes it’s just far too short. That twinkling effect will be leaving you wanting more. Second comes from Glasgow’s Koreless. He creates a fairly mesmerising lullaby of an edit by stripping it right back and keeping things sparse.

One tune, two remixes. Who gets your vote?

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Say Lou Lou – Everything We Touch (Yannis remix)

It’s just a bit of fun, right?

Hey, it’s Friday. We’ve got the party of Spring/Summer sorted. We deserve a bit of frivolous entertainment. So thanks to Yannis Philippakis‎ from Foals for doing us a solid and remixing ‘Everything We Touch’ by Say Lou Lou, as premiered on Zane Lowe last night.

Just enjoy it.

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Human Drizzle: The Playlist, August 2013

First things first. Those of you that haven’t got your tickets for Human Drizzle Presents on Saturday, get on it. Anticipation levels are reaching fever pitch and only when you’ve got that ticket (print-out doesn’t sound as good) can you let it spill over:

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Whilst you get on with that, here’s the pick of the tunes from July. It was an iPod-dock-in-the-park kind of month and there’s plenty of summery electronica in there to keep you on those sunny vibes. As ever, we’ve also picked our top 5 to spark things off.

See you down the front on Saturday…

And here are our Top 5 tracks of the month:

1. Dan Croll – From Nowhere (Ben Gomori’s Staring You In The Eye Remix): This masterclass of a remix finally gets a release. Come see your boy Ben Gomori spin some tunes this Saturday at Human Drizzle Presents, we can’t wait.

2. Foals – Bad Habit (Voyeur Remix): Foals’ new material has been remixed left, right and centre but Voyeur’s effort stands out, keeping Yannis’ vocal intact but giving it a decent amount of drive.

3. Dusky – Mr Man: Wonderful change in form: Dusky returns with this stunning downbeat number.

4. Disclosure – F for You (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Remix): T.E.E.D serves up this sparkling, bass-heavy remix. Dream team collaboration.

5. Az&Tor – Carry Mine (The Golden Boy Remix): The Golden Boy adds plenty of party vibes to this new one from Az&Tor, the duo on MadTech who are picking up some serious heat. Ones to watch.

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Kiwi – Llama

Something brand new here today.

Produced and bigged-up by Jack Savidge of Friendly Fires and Ed Congreave of Foals’ label Deep Shit, feast your ears on these fresh cuts from Alex Warren aka. Kiwi:

Two sides of the same coin, ‘Llama’ brings the disco noise whilst ‘Jerboa’ is more of an eyes shut, low end thumper. Together with the two remixes by Jack and Rory Phillips (a fellow resident at Durrr nights with Kiwi), they make up Kiwi’s EP out August 15th.

Well done everyone, well done.

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Theme Park – Jamaica

Well these 4 lads from Theme Park have been on quite the journey thus far.

They’ve released a string of brilliant pop songs, headed up a handful of sold-out London shows, and been on nationwide tours with other up-and-comers such as Spector and Cast Of Cheers. They’ve supported Florence and the Machine at the iconic Ally Pally and have just finished recording their debut album, soon to be released on Transgressive Records, home to A-League players like Foals, Two Door Cinema Club and Mystery Jets. All whilst managing to avoid being pigeon holed, appearing on the same bill as Mylo, Aeroplane and Brodinski despite having played with Bombay Bicycle Club just weeks before.

Their next single, ‘Jamaica’, may not be their best song to date, it doesn’t have as strong a chorus as ‘Two Hours’ or the same wonky elegance as ‘Milk’ or ‘Wax’, but it does showcase their ability to make excellent guitar music with serious groove. This song reeks of understatement, yet the chorus is catchy enough to soundtrack the rest of your day. What’s more, we see the potential for a more mature sounding Theme Park in the achingly beautiful closing minute.

The launch party for this delightful single is set to be at Birthdays in Dalston on 13th August, with support coming from new kids on the block ‘Childhood’ and fellow Transgressive Records artist Becoming Real on the decks. With a line-up like that all for a fiver, we recommend you get your ticket now before they sell out. If you fail to do so, they’ll be playing a bunch of festivals throughout the summer and will also embark on a UK tour with Bloc Party in October. Pretty sure this journey of theirs is not going to stop any time soon…

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Theme Park – Ghost

With the dawn of a New Year, there is a(n over)abundance of new music polls and a heap of trendsetters looking into their crystal balls and hoping to signpost the next big thing.

Mixed metaphors aside, we feel Theme Park are one band who deserve the hype that they are generating in the blogosphere. Having signed up with Transgressive Records at the end of 2011, they’re currently working on a full length début with a little help from producer Luke Smith, who has worked with Foals and others. They are also managed by Coalition Management (think Bloc Party, The Streets, Delphic), suggesting we may be hearing an awful lot more from them in 2012.

In the pipeline already they’ve got some impressively diverse tour dates lined up. In February they’re sharing a bill with indie scenesters Friends at the Fleche d’Or in Paris, and with Mylo, Lindstrom, Aeroplane and Brodinski at the Scala in London. You’ll be hearing more from us on that one. Finally, they will be shaking in their boots at the prospect of warming up the crowd for Florence and The Machine at the majestic Alexandra Palace in March.

All four tracks on their Soundcloud account are instant classics. Yes, they have a super-sized crush on The Talking Heads and their sound is not the most original thing you will have heard this year. But who cares, when the tunes are this good? Their songs are sun-kissed, indie-disco tracks that will transport you to a better place.

What’s more, if you’re free in London tonight, pop down to Madame Jo Jo’s and see them headline what will be fantastic a show with Nzca/Lines and Cloud Boat, all for just a fiver at White Heat.

Catch them while you can: it doesn’t look like they’ll be playing venues like this for long.

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Zulu Winter – Let’s Move Back to Front

Fresh from a highly successful support slot with Clock Opera, Zulu Winter have been whipping the blogosphere into something of a frenzy, topping a host of ‘Next Big Thing’ lists and being tipped for big success in 2012. They finally played their own headline gig at London’s CAMP last night, and if initial reports on Twitter are anything to go by, it was a triumph.

Here’s ‘Let’s Move Back To Front’, the introspective B-side to their (even) catchier début single ‘Never Leave’. Cynics may call them derivative, and their sound unmistakably echoes the falsetto yawping of Wild Beasts, the indie grandiosity of Foals, and the winsome charm of Guillemots – but drawing inspiration from such bands is not necessarily a bad thing. Good songwriting is, after all, good songwriting.

Jittery guitars flirt over an atmospheric backing whilst Will Daunt’s vocal adds a timeless charm. There’s something reassuring in the melancholic tones of this track, from the peaceful and expansive meanderings of the opening to the shattering and urgent climax. It’s lovingly-crafted and it works.

Release is scheduled for November 7th on the excellently-named Double Denim, with a view to an album in the New Year. We can’t wait.

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