A brand new remix has surfaced from Alex Metric and this time he provides his dance floor take on one of our favorite Parcels track. He takes “Lightenup” and injects even more disco vibes with a gloriously powerful bassline. Where the original was sun-kissed pop, this version is a total night reveler anthem. And he handles it with respect without completely transforming it to the point where it’s unrecognizable. It’s just a bit of spice to remind you how amazing this track is.
What seems like a five day storm has descended upon us here in Los Angeles, but an email that hit our inbox earlier contained this slinky new track from UK electronic based band Low Island, and it’s like we’ve forgotten all about it. If we’re being completely honest, this track reminds us of earlier Hot Chip with a tinge of Friendly Fires, which isn’t a bad thing AT ALL. Curious to see if the guys will be taking this direction with their all of their new music-a move that would feel a stray from the more emotive sound of their earlier catalog. I guess we’ll just have to wait to find out. It also looks like the guys have some live dates planned in the UK if you’re interested in seeing them “in person”. Catch the dates after the jump.
The official remixes for The Knocks‘ latest single with Sofi Tukker have been slowly appearing online and so far we’re really vibing to this remix from Italian producer, Addal. He bumps up the tempo and gives it a gorgeous nighttime vibe while maintaining some key moments from the original. He also incorporates those ethereal tones in the original beautifully during the breaks/builds. It’s definitely global dance floor fodder. Grab the remix here.
Here’s a brand new one from L.A based DJ/producer Hoodboi. He serves up a hearty helping of sun-kissed, groovy, funky disco and it’s taking away our case of the Mondays. This is how to kick off your week the right way. The single is called “Lotus 1973″ and samples beautiful Portuguese language vocals and slathers them over this infectious house track with thunderous bass. You can name your price over on Bandcamp!
(Album artwork by Philip Castle)
Since it’s Thursday, why not throw it back to one of our favorite tracks/albums from Metronomy. Their second album, ‘Nights Out,’ turned 10 back in September and to celebrate the group has been working on a 10th-anniversary edition of the album slated to drop early February. This special edition will contain “unreleased demos, rarities and b-sides from 2008.” And ahead of the release they shared a previously unreleased French version of “Heartbreaker.” Be on the lookout for the release via Because Music!
Friday is the big day! Crackazat‘s new album full of reworks will finally be up for grabs. Slowly, but surely the Local Talk crew, along with support from notable music sites, have been sharing each track. The latest to surface is his rework of Jaxx Madicine‘s “Fly High.” We’re introduced by thunderous drums and then those majestic synth progressions that keep us company up until the keys come in that are super playful and jazzy just the way we like them.
La Félix has been on a roll kicking off the year with a new music video for his single “Get To You.” The single dropped a few months back as a collaboration with Miami Horror vocalist, Joshua Moriarty. It has us dreaming of summer and the video just reinforces that vibe. It follows a guy trying to get to his dream girl only to let the dream slip away at the end. Check it out after the jump.
To much of our delight, Satin Jackets has finally shared details for his forthcoming sophomore album, Solar Nights, slated for April 26th. The news was accompanied today by a collaboration featuring Future Classic‘s Sydney based Panama you can expect to melt in your ear much in the way other SJ tracks tend to. The track features sensual vocals lathered over a seductive bass line and romantic chord progressions that could gladly go on an on forever. “It was super cool working with Tim,” explains Panama. “I remember the first time I heard ‘Feel Good’ via a friend at Future Classic and immediately fell in love with the vibe of it so I was stoked when the chance came up to write this track together. As soon as Tim played me the bass line, straight away I was hooked, it just really grabbed me and we quickly built the song from there!”
You can find the full track listing after the jump. “Automatic” will be available everywhere January 25th via Eskimo Recordings.
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(Photo by Rita Lino)
Discotexas is gearing up for a steady stream of jams on jams dropping this year and our bodies are ready. Among the releases we have on our watch-list is the debut album from Berlin based artist Oma Nata. After hearing the beautiful anthem titled “Father’s Son,” we fully on board for what he has in store. The track is a stellar dedication to his late father. It fuses funk, jazz and house which is right up our alley. And the result is a soulful, confident, playful and hypnotic house track that is an instant favorite for us. The video (courtesy of the Bolting Bits crew) is minimal and totally captures the vibe of the track with each twist and turn of his body mirroring the inflections and nuances of the track. He’s definitely one-to-watch this year.
(Artwork by Michal Rafaj)
Crackazat‘s third album with the Local Talk Records crew is almost upon us. Mark your calendars for January 25th for the release of ‘Magic Touch (Local Talk Reworks).’ In this album you’ll catch brilliant reworks of 8 of Crackazat’s favorite tracks from the label. Ahead of the release, the folks over at Bolting Bits premiered his rework of DJ Spinna‘s “Tie It Up.” He transforms it into a gorgeous piano anthem that is funky, soulful, uplifting and worth a good dance session.