Kaytranada’s been tackling some of the biggest names in the game right now, turning in a series of flawless remixes for the likes of Disclosure, Banks, and now AlunaGeorge. His take on “Kaleidoscope Love” stays in line with his more recent house oriented sound, kicking a sexy bass line under a heavily swung beat, glowing synths, and Aluna Francis’s voice. It’s deep and groovy and a perfect track to turn the heat up with.
A few weeks ago, Disclosure tipped one of the frequently played tracks in their DJ sets, and not much of a surprise, the track is instantly addicting. “So Fine” is a funky, synth heavy track by Montreal-based producer, Pomo. It has sort of a jagged disco feel to it, not dissimilar from some of label mate Kaytranada’s more recent music, and takes you on a trip through a retro soundscape built out of fat poly chords, glimmering arpeggios and a weighty synth bass that staggers along with the beat. The dreamy synth pop vocals add a nice melody over top and help give the track a nice pop sheen. You can grab the track for free in the comments section, and if you head over to the HW&W Recordings Facebook, you can delight in a number of free tracks from the likes of Pomo, Kaytranada, Ganz, and Sweater Beats.
There are very few people we love more than the DFA crew, and especially Nancy Whang. Her vocals are the companion to so many timeless tracks—not to mention she’s fun, spunky awesome (and any other adjectives I can throw out there). Needless to say a video accompaniment to Shit Robot’s “Do That Dance” is the perfect thing to get Friday feeling right and to get us excited for Shit Robot’s upcoming sophomore LP due out March 18th. The track is classic DFA disco, brimming with fractured funk and groove galore, and the video features Whang busting a move over footage of old soccer games. What’s not to like?
This week we’re back with a roundup of where to catch the hottest tunes and when. We’re also extending our eye into the week because you need good music all the time. Come out and get friendly!
KEATS//COLLECTIVE is a Denver-based artist collective who offers sound portfolios and remixes each Wednesday. Here they bring together Long Island’s liquefied SAINT PEPSI and Japanese future funk artist マクロスMACROSS 82-99 for a remix Saint Pepsi’s “Pineapple Juniors.” The track speeds up classic disco sounds to a house music pace and adds powerful bass hits underneath to create funk so fresh you can’t help but move. Soulful vocals are drizzled lightly on top , マクロスMACROSS 82-99′s electro-crescendos fit comfortably in his catalog of high-pitched disco tracks with various pop nuances. The combined sound of these two producers makes for one radiant dance jam that is sadly cut short by a fade-out .