Things start out with Mackintosh Braun‘s remix of Chromeo‘s “When the Night Falls.” An excellent dance remix with an added flavor of 80’s synth pop, the remix is definitely one to get the night going. The female vocals provide a nice counterpart to Chromeo singer Dave 1’s seductive lyrics and are a nice reference to the sounds of 80’s New York synth stars likeMadonna, Lisa Lisa and 9.9.
Quantic & Alice Russell bring us back to Earth with the gorgeous soul track “Here Again.” With a incredible wind section (jazz flute!), funky drums, and strings, it’s a track that really lives up to the name of its genre – one of those songs that you feel deep down inside you.
Brooklyn R&B singer Blood Orange has been release tantalizing glimpses of his upcoming debut album. Class Actress gives one of the best of these songs “Forget It” a lush remix. Blood Orange‘s hooky vocals (what a chorus!) and slow-burn tempo are left intact but some heavy drums and snakey synth lines are added to great affect.
Leo Zero does a spaced out remix of The Golden Filter‘s song “Kill Me,” creating an ethereal atmosphere for singer Penelope Trappes’ sensual, breathy vocals to float in. The track moves with purpose though, driven by a steady drumbeat and throbbing bassline. It’s the kind of track that lures you onto the dancefloor without you even knowing it.
Classic electronic group The Chrystal Method are back with a remix of MEIKO‘s “Leave the Lights On.” This one’s pure dance pop, with a baroque arsenal of synthesizer melodies swirling about. MEIKO‘s vocals really sell the track, her tone and lyrics setting a slightly ominous edge to her lyrics.
California garage rocker Ty Segall has been on an absolute tear lately, releasing music at a breakneck pace. What’s most impressive is that everything he does ROCKS. The guy can write guitar riffs in his sleep. “Wave Goodbye” is no exception, with heavily distorted licks that level everything in their path.
That’s it for this week! Enjoy the tunes and enjoy your weekend!
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