Haven't seen much from DATA for a while, good to see the frenchman is still doing his thing.. and doing it well. In fact he's been pretty quiet since his hayday in the french electro revival of the late aughts. One EP in 2014 and now this single in 2015.
DATA - Don't Sing (Feat. Benny Sings)
May 16, 2015
May 12, 2015
Filous is pretty much hitting 1.000 with his remixes thus far (that's 'one-thousand', or hitting 'perfect' for those of you too trendy for a bit of baseball vernacular). Just look at these hearts on the hypem charts, 5.5k, 9.4k, 5.4k, 10k, 15k, 7.2k... what in the what? All deserved though after listening thru the remixes up and down. They have that summer-melodic-chill sound that is ohhhh so welcomed.
Urban Cone - Come Back To Me ft. Tove Lo (Filous Remix)
Milky Chance - Flashed Junk Mind (Filous Remix)
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This. Is. Happening! Of course it will probably be over-hyped, over-marketed, under-budgeted, and given a short-leash with ratings and last one-half season this fall.
More from Mr Popper himself... Penguin Prison dropped his latest LP last week, Lost in New York, and the track "Show Me the Way" that made it to the top of the hypem popular charts. Cant believe it's been 6 years since we blogged about Glover's first release, and then when he got the Oliver treatment a few years later.
He's collaboarated with another /bitchen favorite, RAC, so it's no surprise that this album and track ring true to the catchyness of pure pop vocals, heel kicking beats, and building bridges that [snap] never end ;-)
Penguin Prison - Show Me the Way
Check the entire album on SoundCloud
May 9, 2015
I must've not been blogging at this time last year when this came out.. because there's zero chance this would've missed the site. As it features two of our favorite names in the game, Digitalism and RAC. The original version of the track is verrrrry Digitalism-esque with those bassy synths and korg-styled drum kits.
The lyrics over the original melody are fantastic, and RAC give their patented remix treatment... ie. tight percussion, bright melodies, layered and deep transitions--just the highest of quality you could ask for. I'll literally post any remix by RAC, I'm that enamored with their work.
Digitalism - Wolves (ft. Youngblood Hawke) (RAC Mix)
Digitalism - Wolves
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May 7, 2015
Starting up a new thing here... trying to stay hip with the youngster hashpound lingo (fuuuuck you kids). But each Thursday we'll be resurfacing some of our favorite tracks of the last 8 years of running this blog.
First up is an old favorite, both in original artist and remixer. Originally posted in our bestuvohnein post well over 5 years ago... i think that fits in the throwback category, at least in the blog world where two weeks is already ancient news.
I picked this track because it features La Roux, whom recently released her second studio album, of which I loved, but not as much as her debut which exploded with singles like Bulletproof, In For the Kill, Quicksand, and our title track, I'm Not Your Toy.
On the other side of the track title, Jack Beats was a favorite for much of the later aughts producing remixes in the stylish and trendy jacked house sub genre. It's a look back at how quickly things transition from one like to the next hash.
art by DevintheCool
May 6, 2015
Summer is around the corner which means it's currently in the middle of springtime for us important mercator-preferred northern hemisphere denizens. And what *that means is jumpy, chirpy, airy, dreamy, happy electronica.
Not sure the longevity of this track, just because I dont think the accelerated lyrics work as well as the original down tempo indie-rock version. But the remix brings enough pop and originality with it's synth heavy chillwave breakdowns which sets it apart from the original mix that it's worth a few listens.
Plus, that whole spring track thing.
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Apr 26, 2015
Old track. 2014 re release. Whatever you want to classify this as, it's a fantastic song.
Well produced volcals, synthy accompnaiment, retro percussion out a John Hughes film... alllll good characteristics.
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Mar 29, 2015
Fuuuuuuck I like this. Plus its more than just club-anthem mix interlude like the original (also posted). The vocals from sirenXX are hauntingly adolescent and endearing. To quote a reddit comment... "I'm conflicted. The vocals are catchy and beautifully sung but I really don't want to say them aloud..."
Yes. But in my head I'm screaming.
So I noticed a few of the comments on SoundCloud for this Sleepless remix were negative describing it as just the same song slowed to 110 bpm and a steady kick-clap... but I disagree. There is no reason to ever read social media comments. While the Oliver Nelson remix provides a slower more chill tempo than the original club version, we also get an 80s-ish throwback Toto vibe which is always welcome in my headphones. Oh yea, this was drafted last July.
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