Nancy Whang at this point is a national treasure. As one of the pillars of New York’s DFA Records, she has made a name for herself as their Vocal Queen: a position that has allowed her to be a part of game changing groups like The Juan Maclean, Classixx, and LCD Soundsystem. Earlier this year, she released her first solo EP, The Nancy Whang Casablanca Reworks, where she payed tribute to the mega-disco label, Casablanca. And it was a marvel. In fact, her collaboration with Audiojack, the Italo-disco groover “Like An Eagle,” was such a stand out track that we believed nothing would be able to touch it and pay it justice. Until now.
This particular cut from Whang’s EP has gotten the edit treatment by Colorado’s Funk Hunk and it is just as spirited and inspired as one would expect from the Denver based disco wizard. That said, the beauty of this release is the track comes to us in two-fold: the first is a slow paced, blistering hot, low BPM monster; the second is an entrancing synthscape arpeggiated to great effect. And while these new edits of Ms. Whang’s disco extravaganza are indebted to the source, seeing as they throb and pulse with many of the familiar tones from the original track, Funk Hunk has managed to retool each element in a way that allows for a comfortable distinction between each cut. In other words, his take isn’t about remaking a remake, but rather it’s building upon it and adding to the legacy which, in many ways, is the true sign of a masterful producer.
Check out both edits after the jump and visit Funk Hunk’s SoundCloud for free downloads of each version.
AIMES’s “Burnin’” has been tearing up our setlists for the last few months. A definite disco house gems with more energy than an atom on speed, it’s always a guaranteed crowd pleaser. Now, Wonder Stories has gone and released the remix EP for more goodness. The Copycat remix in particular is a delectable rework, cooling it down to a slower disco groove with a sunset haze and muscular low end. The Ep comes with 4 others from the likes of Auxialiary The Masterfader, Tronik Youth and more:
LBCK just made our day with a super sleek, funked out remix of Galantis’s “Runaway.” Even in the midst of a million remixes of the track coming as a result of the remix contest, LBCK’s easily stands apart, bursting into color with fat electro chords, disco style bass and a big French feel. It’s energetic and playful and really helps bring out the best parts of the vocals. Listen below:
San Diego’s tropical house master on the rise, Colour Vision, has laid his summer fueled fingers on Overjoy’s smash “Monstrous.” The result is a dreamy, sun burnt twist that backs Lex Famous’s smoky vocals with bright stabs and breezy pool side vibes. It’s also up as a free DL so make sure to grab it now:
Nu disco extraordinaire on the rise, Colour Vision, cooks up one of our favorite edits of the last few months with his edit on Les Sins’s “Why.” DJs especially should be clamoring to grab this. The thick disco bass line over light tropical notes makes for a perfect track to start the weekend to too. Listen below and grab the DL while you can: