Calling yourself a hustler and actually being able to hustle are two completely different ball games. However, in the span of his career, Solomun has managed to not just play the game, but he’s been able to deliver a clear, unique vision despite whatever cultural trends are at their peak. Which is why it comes to no surprise that he leaves an indelible imprint on Australian singer Josef Salvat’s track “Hustler.”
The Solomun formula is on point in this remix: his signature, floating quality sprinkled on top of pads, light snares, and a synth pattern that screams for shuffling more than a fresh deck of cards. These elements allow the track to maintain a mysterious edge, despite its effortlessly airy quality, as it lifts the mind into unknown waters before dropping into Salvat’s vocals as they drift through ambient space. Masterful, evocative, and enchanting, Solomun’s take on “Hustler” further proves how he rose to the top without batting an eyelash as it dares to be different, cinematic, and celestial.
Listen to Solomun’s remix below.
Hot off winning the Galantis remix competition with their excellent rework of “Runaway (U + I),” west coast duo LBCK have dropped a free remix of Montell Jordan’s “This Is How We Do It.” It’s super funky with a hefty serving of disco bass and french house flair. It’s the perfect thing to get the floor moving and one of the more enjoyable remixes we’ve heard of this track. Check it out below:
Well known Detroit-based House duo Golf Clap have made a name for themselves not only in the underground scene in the Motor City, but abroad as well. It appears their label Country Club Disco is on route to do the same thing.
Their latest cut comes in the form of newcomer Eric Davignon’s debut release “Feel The Same.” I originally heard the track on UK heavyweight Wilfred Giroux’s regular spot on Rinse FM a few months back and instantly had to get my hands on it. It’s the 5th release on the not even year old label and it does not disappoint – out March 16 via Traxsource.
Davignon really brings some quality production to this track with some snappy, clean drum work complimented by a thumping bass line. Add its punchy synth stabs and 90’s RnB-type soulful vocals on top and the track makes for a catchy, proper House banger on the dance floor.
Davignon’s debut seems promising both for himself and the type of talent Country Club Disco is putting out. I’ll be interested to see what comes next from either.
Also worth a listen are the EPs remixes from Darko Kustura, Skeleton Army, and MRJ.
French Horn Rebellion have completely crushed the nu disco game with a funked out remix of Catey Shaw’s “Human Contact.” Slap bass and upbeat guitar work with retro flavored synths to set the vocals on fire for one of the catchiest tracks we’ve heard yet this year. It’s been steadily climbing the charts, and there’s not much question why.
FHR are also set to headline U Street Music Hall this coming Thursday. Their shows are guaranteed parties, so you definitely don’t want to miss out, especially with Blisspop’s Caleb L’Etoile opening. Check out their mix for Thump below to help get you in the mood and grab tickets HERE
Pink Slip released his first track “Dark In The Light (ft. Chloe Gilligan)” mere weeks ago and it was amazing, perfectly balanced dark wave. Pink Slip has so much potential to become one of 2015′s best new producers. Most of the my favorite artists at the moment are college kids making awesome bedroom beats. I’m not even surprised Pink Slip’s music is so good because he’s an Atlanta native studying at Belmont University in Nashville, which are obviously two great places to be making music.
When I found out he was releasing a new track so soon after his “Dark In The Light”, I was absolutely ecstatic. His new song “Time (ft. Keegan Neverett)” lives up to all my expectations. Pink Slip is really making a go at this future trap fusion of sounds, keeping all that lovely bass and adding a touch of soul. As soon as you click play, this song builds and you’re instantly entranced.
His manipulation and the way he goes harmonizing the vocals is super interesting. I don’t where he finds all these people with great voices or if he’s just masterful at making friends with singers. Regardless, he has such a good ear and knows how to accentuate the lyrics and the vocalist.
His entire approach to music is most intriguing. You can definitely by his production style that Pink Slip isn’t afraid to take risks or do things a bit out of the box. That’s why I love his music so much is because it’s consistently something I haven’t heard before. I love the clicking and it’s play on the tick tock of a clock. It was such a smart move.
He does all the production himself, mixing and mastering to boot, and the songwriting follows. It’s just yet another way Pink Slip creatively distinguishes himself. He’s only 18 and this kid has mega potential. Check out his latest track “Time” featuring Keegan Neverett.