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.
At just 21 years old, Polish DJ/Producer Klaves is getting support from XLR8R and BBC Radio One and is on the fast track to becoming a star in the current house music landscape. With production that tiptoes the fine lines between deep and groovy and fresh and funky, he has already released an EP with a full record on the way and, by the looks of things, he is set to be in the same company as musicians like Kaytranada and Kygo.
His newest rework, which dropped today courtesy of Annie Mac’s Free Music Mondays, is a tweaked version of the poppy, sultry goodness of Glass Animals’ “Gooey.” Whereas the original track is a slow-moving, sexy escapade that runs through your mind the same way fingers run through your hair, Klaves pushes the tempo and turns it into a stripped down, percussion heavy lounge piece. The vocals, as a result, have evolved from coos and sweet whispers into a slick, buttery delivery that earns well-deserved toe taps. There’s also a great use of space in this track as with soothing pads and dreamy bells weaving their way throughout which coalesce into something both transient and organic: something incredibly hard to achieve with electronic music.
Make sure you grab this via Annie Mac’s SoundCloud. It’s really freaking good.
This is a very big week for Bliss. Our little blog and it’s consistently epic partner party, Bliss, are turning 14. To celebrate, head honcho, Will Eastman, is playing a 6 hour set this Saturday at U Street Music Hall. Come out and dance and make new Bliss memories while sharing your favorite old ones. Eastman also debuted the 5th installment of his 4 a.m. Eternal series on DC’s Washington City Paper in support of the event, and you can stream it below. It features some of our favorite house, deep house, indie dance, and techno tracks of the last few months wrapped up in the mystery and enjoyment that only the end of the night can have. All ticket proceeds will also be going to the Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood Foundation, which raises funds to research AHC, a debilitating genetic neurological disorder.
Take a listen below and join us this Saturday in celebrating 14 years of Bliss
Saytek – The Place
Chet Faker – I’m Into You (Monkeyneck Remix)
Superpitcher – Delta
Danny Daze – Freeze
Jackson Ryland – Crystal City
Hunzed, Harvey – Sheeta (Mendo Remix)
krankbrother – Thank You Baby
Caribou – Our Love
Walker & Royce – Sister
Route 94 – Misunderstood
Benjamin Damage – Up
This song reminds of an Ed Banger track with its heavy electric drops and bass-booming creativity. A hard, driving bassline that is surrounded by heavy synths and vocals that bring the groove out. It’s a fun, summer night kind of track that will bump with almost any audience. It’s got Indie house waves with a nice french touch up, enjoy!