It’s been a minute since we last featured London-based techno producer Joe Ashworth, and since then he’s released a series of killer EPs, a collaboration with Citizen, and a killer remix of Ghostpoet’s “Meltdown.” Last week he caught our ear again with a twist on a classic Nina Simone track “See Line Woman.” The track is fairly scarce, accompanying Simone’s voice with a relentless drum groove and deep sub bass twists, until it fades into a light melodic outro, filtering the vocals in and out over a soft piano progression. It has deep primal groove to it that makes it hard not to shake to. For now, it’s just up for stream, but hopefully it will see release of some sort soon. Check it out below:
Laid out as an Annie Mac and Pete Tong’s Essential New Tune, the rising UK house producer Lxury’s remix of Hot Natured’s “Benediction” features a list of retro production cues. Airy female vocals rise above 90s bells that are shaped to have a round and atmospheric attack, giving the dated synth voice an unusual freshness. Crisp new jack kicks on 2 and 4 and dry synth strings finish out the depth. Sasha & Digweed era deep bass pads during the bridge create a moody tension for the bright production.
Lxury’s Benediction remix will be released on Beatport on March 10th.
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 .
Nothing makes us happier than when two Blisspop favorites come together to make dreamy late night house cuts, so we were pretty ecstatic when Daniel Avery dropped his remix of Factory Floor’s “How You Say.” Avery smoothes the frantic analog workout of the original into an 8 minute trip through a series of mechanical and atmospheric textures, tethered by a weighty low end and the ghostly chant of Nik Colk’s vocals. It’s definitely a track that is super easy to zone out to and makes the perfect companion for a late night drive. You can grab it now on DFA Records:
Paxton Fettel is definitely a producer you should be keeping your eye on. The Danish producer has a knack from making deep soulful house cuts that manage to maintain a jazzy and organic feel to them. This weekend he shared his remix of Jesper Ryom’s “Ghostly,” and it’s one of our favorites yet. The track has an airy quality to it that pairs perfectly with vocal track, as it floats in and out over a bed of filtered horns and resampled pianos. It feels like a dreamy trip through the city and can be downloaded for free over at Rekompileret.