90′s inspired house music seems to be the big trend for Fall 2014, but we’re in very good hands considering the amount of talent coming forth in the current dance scene is spectacular. One such DJ/Producer, LA’s Le Youth, is riding this wave with precision and class having masterfully remixed the likes of Disclosure and RAC in addition to producing gems such as “C O O L” and “Feel Your Love.”
His newest remix, an edit of the nudisco smasher “Classic” by New York’s The Knocks, is indisputable evidence of Le Youth’s abilities as he orchestrates piano stabs, pads, and uplifting breaks the same way a magician weaves in and out of magic tricks with expert precision. Which is truly saying something: in the onslaught of deep house tracks and songs inspired by the dance anthems we used to listen to as children, there’s a certain joy that can be cultivated from free flowing, carefree house music. It just so happens that Le Youth manages to keep it fresh and consistent making this specific remix one that everyone needs to download when it’s finally available on Beatport on October 6.
Stream the remix below via SoundCloud.
Coming from Vancouver, DiRTY RADiO is a project inspired by beats, bass, grooves, and paying respect to one’s idols. Taking notable producers’ beats and laying on original vocals, this group is making bootleg edits that keep the essence of the original tracks alive while supplying a thick, sexy, light R&B flair that’s sweeter than confectionary sugar.
Their latest mix, a take on Kaytranada’s spirited “246,” is a grand example of this bootleg ethic. While maintaining Kaytranada’s production, the vocals on this track have the slickness we expect from artists like Pharrell, but the feel of The Knocks; this is in the sense that there’s an indie/alternative edge as opposed to the very commercial touch that’s become indicative of the pop R&B market as of late. This is no doubt the result of their very DIY approach to music making which will more than likely lead to some guest vocal spots for DiRTY RADiO in the future. And one can only hope: these guys have a natural knack for what sounds good.
Listen to their latest rework below and hit up DiRTY RADiO’s Facebook page for the free download.
DC’s Ian Place is prepping his new EP for Hot N Heavy. Place has been one of the quick rising talents in DC, racking up a string of releases for Silence In Metropolis, Semper & Solum, and more, and the Control EP is easily some of his best work yet. Consisting of two originals, and two remixes, Control shows Place experimenting more with soulful house, sounding like a modern take on Kerri Chandler and a bit like the Max Graef/Andy Hart camp. The remixes are no joke either, bringing in some serious grooves from the likes of Bob Citrus and Tone Chaser & Commodore 69. The EP is due out later this month, but for now, check the preview below:
The latest release from the Let’s Play House camp comes from label head, Jacques Renault, in the form of the Out of Sync EP. This is the first multi-original release under his name, consisting of 4 originals ready to stir you up. Opening with “I Like It,” Renault teams up with Emperor Machine for a dirty deep house workout with an analog disco flavor on top. Clattering cymbals and constantly evolving synths drive a muscular groove into a blissful chaos. “Akron” cools things down a bit to a spacey melodic trip based around a hypnotic bass and cascading synths. On the B-side, Renault lets his italo-disco leanings shine with a heavily arpeggiated hit cosmic of cosmic goodness, and “M.A.N.”brings the EP to a close on a jazzy house note serving as a great blend of the influences in the previous three tracks. Take a listen to the previews below and keep an eye out for the EP this October:
Outputmessage has just released the first video in support of The Infinite Void. One of our favorite tracks for the album, “Pillars” is a sprawling sci-fi flavored house trip that manages to make you dance while feeling the way deep space would sound. It’s an impressive track in itself, but when paired with a visual companion, it takes on a whole new life. Consisting of a series of constantly evolving motifs, the video plays with light and images to draw you in to a seemingly dark and sensual landscape that fits the track perfectly. Hit play before and keep an eye out for the Infinite Void remix package coming this October!