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Kill Paris

So I’ve been waiting to drop this post for quite some time now… but I can’t resist any longer. I have the day off today and I’m currently raging about it, eating a frosty. seriously. Pretty much everything this man puts out is pure GOLD, so it may be a long one. I suppose we begin with the Californian’s newest: a remix of indie classic Fallen Love by The Great Flood Catastrophe. The drop on this disgusting track explodes with massive syncopated synth. Next up is an equally epic track, the better known remix is In My Mind by Axwell (who btw SLAYED NCMF), but I MUCH prefer KP’s take on it. The Love We Shared is a euphoric drumsteppy track. It’s called Panty Soak and Dropstep for a reason. I first heard of this cat when making a mix to play out, needless to say, the mix went over well. Listen to I Do Love You and tell me you aren’t boppin’ your head to his EPIC saw synthesizer. Corey Baker knows funk too. Shades of Funk is perhaps my favorite of the bunch, however it’s so hard to pick from this collection. This one BANGS with piano and electro funk, the title is an apt one. So this time I’m leaving some of the soundcloud exploring on you guys…. Kill Paris has SOOOO many epic tracks its impossible to capture it here (think M83, Lana Del Rey, Beth Ditto to name a few) PLEASE go check it out… I used I Wanna Be Your Lover in my Heatwave set, and I could listen to it over, and over again. Check this man OUT.

Enjoy!

-Ames.

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Remix Artist Collective

First, a warning. This post is going to be long. Very Long….

So I get asked to play this song ALL THE TIME. Pretty much anytime i’m messing around on decks, “Play Hollywood,” they say (you know who you are ūüôā ). Every. Time. ¬†RAC released this awesome nu disco collaboration with Penguin Prison as a teaser to their upcoming debut album 3 months ago. If ANY of the other tracks on the album come close to this one…. well lets just say my entire set will be RAC requests ¬†I’ll put Hollywood (along with SUPERB remixes from The Magician and Felix da Housecat) at the bottom of this post. All three are available for free download, and I suggest you put them on your playlists. They are all MASSIVE.

Now that we’ve got that elephant out of the room, lets spotlight some of the Remix Artist Collective’s more obscure work. With so much material on their soundcloud, developing the tracklist for this post was a real treat. They rework Gossip’s Perfect World very well. RAC has a special way of letting the original track shine, while still adding a unique touch. Too many artists call it a “remix” when really they just made a generic house track and sampled the original tracks hook. Compare their take on the Fixers Iron Deer Dream to almost any other remix out there. RAC’s sounds the purest. It’s not as if they can’t do up pop stuff either…. they DOMINATE Lana Del Rey’s flash hit Blue Jeans. They lay a bubbly synth over the top of Foster the People’s Houdini. Their rework of Zero by the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s is unbelievable summer music, the bassline will have you movin’ for sure. They take dark indie rockers Phantogram’s track When I’m Small and work MAGIC. This one takes a grim dark turn, and appeals on a deeeeeep level. I’ll leave with another Penguin Prison track, this time its an original remixed by RAC. Worse it Gets makes it into most of my sets, and it yet another shining example of RAC’s potential when given an indie track.

These guys have really remixed everyone under the sun… I beg you to explore their soundcloud. It really comes down to what indie band you prefer, because RAC has done them all.

Enjoy!

-Ames.

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Yuksek

Yuksek. This dude has been involved in various nu disco projects since 2005, and collaborations with heavyweights¬†The Magician and Aeroplane have¬†yielded several top notch releases. I featured his collab with The Magician in an earlier post, Memory is an epic unforgettable nu disco journey. His newest release is an EP entitled “The Edge,” and it is straight GROOVY. Released earlier today, the EP features 4 remixes in addition to the superb original. Aeroplane’s remix is the highlight, it bangs along with that signature uplifting synth that we know and love. Barney force fed me the remix of Gossip’s hit Heavy Cross a while back, and I ate it up. This track BANGS,¬†beginning¬†soft, listeners are kept unaware of the funk fest waiting up ahead. He again shows his remixing prowess in the complete rework of Stuck in the Sound’s track Brother. The original is a grungy indie-rock tune, and his funkified electro redo will make you question whether it’s even the same stems. Finally, Tonight gets a great disco refresh from Andre Anjos AKA RAC. Hailing from my hometown of Portland OR, this guy gives the Frenchman’s track a upbeat kick/snare and it rides along beautifully, with lasers. Always with lasers.

Enjoy!

-Ames.




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