New Jacques Renault is always a welcome thing, especially when we get two tracks from the Let’s Play House label head within just a few weeks. The first comes at us from Defected, taking Renault on for remix duties with Tito Wun’s latest single. The resulting track is a breezy disco fueled track that’s a throwback good time with just enough bounce added to keep the floor moving.
Second up, Renault just remixed Luke Million’s Sunsplash for Future Classic’s Reissue Project, turning it into a sun filled disco groove with a bouncy synth bass and sparkling pads. It’s pretty impossible to not bob your head to and a really good way to close out your week.
Brooklyn’s Aimes recently dropped a heater with his track “Burnin’”. The track, which has been getting love from BBC Radio One’s Annie Nightingale, is best described by Aimes himself as “think 80′s Hunter S. Thompson driving a speeding Maserati into the sunset.” It’s bouncy wash of synths in all their retro glory playing out like an italo disco track on steroids. Take a listen below and catch Aimes this Friday at Little Miss Whiskey’s with Blisspop resident, Caleb L’Etoile on support.
UK based DJ and Producer Le Visiteur has become somewhat renowned for his funky grooves, penchant for throwback melodies, and love of disco. His most recent track, “Stand Up,” is no exception to any of these three characteristics. Borrowing the vocals to Loleatta Holloway’s 1976 dancefloor heater, “Dreamin’,” Le Visiteur has made a deep cut in his own right that builds on a minimal bassline reminiscent of 90s house, snares sharp enough to cut glass, and a crescendo that builds to a euphoric peak which makes your heart beat to the rhythm. And the fact that it weighs heavily on the sample of Ms. Holloway is genius: as she yells “stand up and tell everybody I got him,” you can’t help but feel like your soul is lifting up out of your body and into the spinning mirror balls overhead.
Check out this disco smasher below and grab it: it’s a free download.
JackLNDN does it again, this time taking on rising Swedish star Tobtok’s “Higher.” The result is a perfectly breezy goodbye to summer that’s both relaxing and groovy. It’s tropical house without any of the cheesiness and really pristine production. Take a listen:
When “Jack” was first released last year, it was a track that only diehard ravers and house heads knew about unless you lived in the UK where deep house has a long standing reputation on the edge of the mainstream. This year, however, saw an incredible boost of interest in deep house in the US due to an onslaught of fresh talent that has been able to cross into the mainstream with artists like Disclosure, Kiesza, Clean Bandit and more. This also means that a ton of older tracks are going to be retooled by US based DJs and producers.
This recent track by 22 year old electro and progressive DJ and producer Audiobot based out of Los Angeles is one of the more recent attempts at rethinking Jack which, in all honesty, is a hard track to try and top. Audiobot, however, pays great homage to the forwardness of the original while providing infectious builds and a hard hitting bassline that is worthy of any acid house fueled set. This version also keeps the trancy, bouncy vocal from the original at its heart which gives it a soul and, ultimately, a reason to keep dancing and to keep pleading to the hot people on the dance floor: “c’mon…let’s jack.”
If more DJs and producers from the mainstream US dance scene start to get influenced by this incoming deep house tidal wave, the next year is going to be really interesting.
Check out Audiobot’s remix to Breach’s “Jack” below and hit up the free download while you can.