Swedish vocalist and production duo Cape Lion, comprised of Carl-Johan “Oa” Sevedag and Martin Wiklund, take indie pop to a whole new level. Their latest track “Called You Mine” takes you to a synth filled dream pop utopia. The lyrics are nostalgic and wrought with emotion, making it a track you’ll play on repeat while feeling all the feels. This track definitely hypes up their upcoming EP, which is sure to provide even more sentimental goodness.
Petite Meller‘s French synthpop aesthetic is incurably infectious. Slam that vibe into some of the hardest hitting veterans in house music and you’re in for a treat. On the most recent remix train for Meller’s Baby Love – a smile inducing banger in its own right – is none other than the legendary Todd Terry and his InHouse protégé Ant LaRock. They’ve managed to rework the inner child of Meller’s disco inspired, free-spirit anthem into a certified synthcapade that benefits from heavy bass, layered pads, and plenty of 80′s electro elements that would make John Carpenter fist-pump like a champ.
It’s a difficult feat making something as bright and poppy as the original Baby Love into a darkness dwelling, underground, black box-centric slammer, but the masters at work here succeed beautifully transforming Meller’s work into a feverish bouncy castle of beats and bass.
Listen to the remix below. As of now, there only seems to be plans to release the Baby Love Remixes EP in the UK, but we will be sure to be the first ones on it when the EP finally sees a release here stateside.
We don’t always get around to tackling the more mainstream side of electronic music here on Blisspop. Most of the time it’s for good reason: #EDM culture does most of the work already with major releases like the new Jack Ü or Axwell x Ingrosso. Sometimes, however, an underdog arises that for some odd reason hasn’t broken into the mainstream dance music bubble despite churning out solid releases on a regular basis. In this context, we introduce The Jane Doze.
Comprised of Jen Mozenter and Claire Schlissel, two former employees of the music industry machine, The Jane Doze’s main focus is making party tracks with an emphasis on positive energy and trying to push themselves as producers with each subsequent release. And while most of their tracks could very well be characterized as big room #EDM, these two attempt to break ground by disassembling tropes of the music industry’s version of electronica and reversing it into a love letter of the cliché with a reflexive twist. Yes – some of it is corny, but that’s kind of the point.
Their first original track in quite some time, the bubblegum banger Lights Go Down, is reminiscent of their trademark tongue-in-cheek attitude featuring unregrettably poppy vocals from CURTAINS, build-ups epic enough to make movies like Saving Private Ryan seem blasé, and an attention to detail that escapes most mainstream #EDM nowadays. Much like what Girl Talk did with Feed the Animals, The Jane Doze does a great at job at re-purposing whatever is popular to spin it into something that’s fresh with a dash of slight sarcasm. And that’s why these ladies deserve to be on your radar.
Listen to Lights Go Down below and pick it up on iTunes if you like it.
Priming us for all of the sun, pineapple, and colorful Ray-Bans on the horizon, the Palm Springs Purveyor of Positivity, Corey Hurley aka Colour Vision, remixed indie dance vibe superstar Penguin Prison to full effect. Kicking off with a conga groove before letting a series of marimbas carry us away to the Caribbean, Hurley complements Chris Glover’s vocals with spacious reverb and additional percussion that dazzles and grooves while a very minimal, bouncy bass bumps in the background. Anything that feels this good should be considered sinful, but thankfully, Colour Vision makes the journey irresistible and pure. Nothing to worry about.
Listen to the Colour Vision remix of Penguin Prison’s “Never Gets Old” below.
Since their last EP 2 years ago, dark techno-pop duo Phantoms is gearing up for their album release later this week. SXSW goers got a sweet preview of their new album, dropping later this year, so we chatted with them about their experience and the rest of their 2015.
Listen to the whole interview here.
Have you guys just been testing out some new material this week?
So we pretty much have one song out from the upcoming LP so we’re playing songs nobody knows or heard. So we’ve been testing out the album and we’ve gotten a pretty good response. This is our first time with a live set-up. It’s awesome. There’s nothing wrong with DJing but we wanted to try to take it to more a live show and have the control. If you hear a mistake, you know it’s live. We try to have as much fun on stage. There’s lots of dancing involved.
Do you have a signature dance move?
He does a head thing and gets whiplash. I’m a hopper, a jumper. I’m like a two year that just got a toy.
You mentioned you’re coming out with an LP. Can you tell me a little about it?
It’s up in the air at this point. We don’t have an exact date. Definitely some time later this year. We have a new song coming out in the next month. As we were writing it, we wanted to come up with a concept as we were going and it all sort of felt like a night out and the kinds of people you meet on a night on. You’re meeting the drunk guy and the girl who just got her heart broken, so you get a lot of different perspectives. There are guest vocals on the tracks, which is always fun to work with your friends. That’s the underlying idea but it’s pretty loose for interpretation.
How would you describe your style?
We’re somewhere between deep house, pop, and techno blended into one thing. As long as it has our sound and our feel, that’s what makes it a Phantoms song. We’re not necessarily genre specific. We like everything to be kind of dark with our esthetic. That’s just kind of the music we end up making.
What has been your favorite show?
I honestly want to say the show last night was crazy. Last night was definitely up there. THe show we did at Brooklyn Bowl was great. We played 9:330 Club with Viceroy and the venue is just amazing. People were nuts. It was crazy.