Quick little roundup for your weekend. Kicking things off with Alison Valentine, this Moon Boots remix has already been heavily circulated throughout the interwebs but I’m a sucker for beautiful voices among other things. Excellent work by both artists.
Another track from my favorite bloggers over at remix86.com, N8 ST9 remixed the classic 90s Dona Lewis track “I Love You Forever”. No shame, I’m a nostalgic sap.
Kreap has been a big favorite at our blog and while he seems to be diving into more house-y stuff recently, it’s obvious he’s still got the funky fire within. Great remix of this Shindu’s “All In My Fridge”
Madeon has been on (for him at least) a production tear recently. First Icarus, and now with this phenomenal remix of The Night Out by Martin Solveig, it’s clear that 2012 is going to be a HUGE year for Hugo. Having already notched his first Ultra, and with Coachella fast approaching, this child of ’94 is poised to take one of the top spots in the dance music scene before he even turns 18. Now a little more about the song: the bass is a little heavier than what is typical in his productions, but it’s definitely a sound I’d like to see more of from him as his style continues to evolve. My only regret is that I did not have this post ready before the weekend…
Boy wizard, Madeon, just dropped a new original track called Icarus and frankly I’m pumped to hear some new material from him. The track is another example of his untouchable production skills but slightly lacks the endorphin pumping, wave of euphoria feel that kicked my ass the first time I heard Shuriken. It’s definitely more electro-y than his previous work, I suspect he’s going for a more big room sound to accompany his sky rocketing fame and touring schedule. Keep killin it you young accomplished bastard.
We’ve briefly alluded to Phonat in a few other posts but it’s time this talented producer got the ‘name on the marquee’ treatment. He kind of fell off my radar after the release of his first LP but ‘Love Hits the Fan’ shuffled into my ears the other day and I had to find out what kind of magic he was conjuring up these days. A few months ago he released the “Coackroaches” EP which has been blowing my mind since I picked it up. Four completely unique tracks that easily have an LPs worth of material crammed into their, all too brief, three minute run times.
Phonat is truly a genre-less producer who can impress even the highest echelons of music snobs. Despite widespread acclaim and international touring, he’s managed to fly under the radar of the mainstream commercial EDM gestapo. He could have easily been the Avicii of a few years ago but continues to release material that strays far from the simple needs of the club world. No offense to the very talented Avicii, but I hope Phonat never crosses the void.
Opiuo is probably my favorite discovery of 2011 and solely ignited my infatuation with the Australian funk scene. Just listen to his shit. You’ll see why. Anyways, I joined his mailing list (which can be done here) and he dropped this funky gem for free a few days ago. He’s also planning on releasing a full length album on March 13 of 2012 so watch out. If I’ve ever made a definitive statement since this blog started, seriously, watch the fuck out for that beast. Chairmann out.
The Bloody Beetroots newest track “Church of Noise” dropped on beatport yesterday featuring the vocals of Dennis Lyxzén from Refused. The track has an epicness to it that is almost completely void of the dirtiness that made them famous. I’m almost tempted to call it scream-o synth pop but they would probably take offense to that. From a music theory standpoint it’s nothing you haven’t heard many times before but as always the bloody beetroots find a way to transpose hackneyed chord progressions into something uniquely their own. The distinctive change of sound may be explained by their Church of Noise Manifesto that was released along side the track. Regardless, this is one of the most pleasant surprises in recent memory, peep the full 320 below and also check out the official video that dropped just a few hours ago.
Image shopping for this post was quite enjoyable. I was on a quest to find the king of the internet douchebags but after going through 6 or 7 pages of googles searches I decided that despite the mocking context I couldn’t let one of these jacked oompa loompas into funkytown so instead I opted for one of the greatest acts of douchebaggery I’ve ever seen. Speaking of Douches Mr. Oizo just dropped a bangin track called “DOUCHE BEAT”. The all caps title is a subtle but appreciated touch of authenticity.