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The Giants

Posted in Club, Dance, Disco, Disco House, Electro, House, Pop with tags , , , , , , , on October 23, 2009 by adam

miamihorror

Miami Horror is phenomenal.  I like nearly everything Benjamin Vanguarde produces under his alias.  The Australian native seems fixated on staying home by filling his calender with dates devoted to his home country.  We need to somehow get him overseas after the Australian tour.  Vanguarde’s newest is the first single from the 2010 album Illumination.  It’s definitely worth the peak.

Miami Horror – Sometimes

Miami Horror’s Make You Mine is one of a kind.  It has laid the foundation to a plethora of newly constructed remixes that simply rock the world.  Check out Cassian and Falke‘s versions here, but despite the remix the original cannot be beat.  Funky and fresh you just can’t find another ‘oldie’ that renders what this can.

Miami Horror – Make You Mine | Original Post

A-Trak

Last Monday A-Trak released his much anticipated remix to Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Heads Will Roll. The teaser was spectacular but the full length track is unbelievably better.  I didn’t get a chance to post it earlier so if you don’t have it grab it below.  A-Trak goes wild on it. He kicks in a variety of verses and sporadic beats that will have clubs and parties everywhere craving for more.  I pitty the track that has to unfortunately follow this mix wherever it is played.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix)

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – You Are Never Alone With Model 21 (Justin Faust Club Remix)

Ultracity came around with a new remix to Grum‘s Runaway that is damn good.  It lightens up the original a little bit. Grum’s original is not half bad either, and well neither is Doctor Detroit.  Enjoy the whole package.

Grum – Runaway (Ultracity Remix)

BONUS!

Reminiscent of the So Electric instrumental vibe I miss from Lifelike.

Relation – Your Tiny Mind (Lifelike Radio Edit)

FROSH

Posted in Club, Dance, Disco, Disco House, Electro, Funk, House, Pop, Reggae with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 9, 2009 by adam
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DCUP‘s latest is another exceptional remix.  This time the Sydney-based producer tossed up a unique spin to the Prior’s track What You Need.  It’s fresh out the oven and couldn’t be any more delicious.

Priors – What You Need (DCUP Remix)

BESTRACK

We missed out on several remixes to 317 newcomer Bestrack last week while we were moving.  He recently released his debut EP Sunset City and it is simply banging.  Everything I have heard from him is brilliant.  If you don’t have these tracks below, you need em.  Every track offers something raw and unique.  If you dig what you hear check out the EP.  You won’t be disappointed.

The remix Justin Faust throws down is killer.  It is guaranteed to get the floors going.

GRUM – Woah (Bestrack Remix)

Bestrack – With You (Justin Faust)

Madonna – Into The Groove (Bestrack Remix)

NightyMax-BeachHut

Here’s something perfect to finally put an end to summer.  I know it’s a little early but let’s face it, school’s in session and no one is booking anymore summer vacays.  Night Max is another entangled member of the very fierce YALL production package we keep hearing so much about from Barcelona.  He is very, very talented.  Check out some earlier stuff here.

Night Max – Beach Hut (192)

I caught hold of Mark Ronson‘s dub-reggae take to Miike Snow‘s Animal and wow is it ever fresh.  The horn and key segment near the middle is perfect.  To be honest I’m not quite sure how he masks the vocals to adapt to his funky-ass beat but he does, and it couldn’t be any smoother.

Miike Snow – Animal (Mark Ronson)

BONUS:

Gossip – Love Long Distance (Fake Blood Remix) (.mp4)

Giftwrapped Weekend Fillers

Posted in Ambient, Dance, Disco, Disco House, Electro, French House, Pop with tags , , , , , , on August 28, 2009 by adam

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I am about to take off to the cottage for the weekend but before I do I wanted to post up a few tracks that I’ve been digging this past week…

Grum made his way back to me with this heavy take on Tommy Sparks’ Miracle.  This track is terrific. The combination of the chorus with Grum’s talented ability to provide a fitting backdrop speaks for itself.  I love the bassline.  This will be played a few times at the cottage I’m sure.  The producer/remixer kicks off an Australian tour just after Christmas so if you’re in the area hit it up.

Tommy Sparks – Miracle (Grum Remix)

gloves

The latest from Gloves was worth the wait.  Too Much To Dream is a b-side brought to us by Discodust and hones the dreamy synth filter sound that I love so much.  Soft and sensual, kick back and easily relax to this beauty.

Gloves – Too Much To Dream

sonixx

This next track caught me off guard.  The SONIXX lightened up the hard hitting Bloody Beetroots for four minutes to make one stellar combination of traditional Beetroot mashing and light innovative music.  The vocals pop out the song a bit and help it reach that dreamy atmosphere I seem to be in for these last two songs.  It’s not your usual mix which is why I think I like it so much.

The Bloody Beetroots – Second Streets Have No Name (The SONIXX Remix)

BONUS!

This one’s for the cottage.  Maybe a little too melodic for some but I really dig it.  Love the vocals.

The XX – Shelter (Them Jeans Drum Edit)

Anyway, off to celebrate the 23rd in style.

How to Keep Cool and Dance: Surviving the Heat Wave

Posted in Club, Dance, Disco, Disco House, Electro, House, Indie with tags , , , , , , , on August 13, 2009 by erger

Well sports fans, its been a pretty crazy week up here in Ottawa – hot and humid as hell. I’m sure some people appreciate the spicy weather and I do as well, but the humidity makes it super sticky – whackness.

So to help all those in the nations capital (and anywhere else its hot out) to chill the fuck out and get used to the weather a little quicker. I’m going to do something I have never done before on this blog, back to back posts – the very next day! Fuck I’m stoked…

To start, a remix by DJ DLG, who I believe was born and raised in the US, yet his myspace says Togo! Craziness? Maybe, but who knows? In any case, he throws down a super fresh remix to Duck Sauce‘s (A-Trak + Armand Van Helden) new single, Anyway. Its really hype and has a very classic house feel with some epic build ups, sweeping synth fade outs and drops… Mmm, mmm, mmm.

Duck Sauce – Anyway (DJ DLG Bigroom Disco Mix)

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Next up, one of 317’s favourite Britons  – GRUM, hailing from Leeds, is at it again. This time around he synths out Adam Freeland‘s Borderline and let me just say, the results are outstanding. A straight UK connection that we should be thankful for, because I personlly love this track and GRUM is quickly becoming one of my favourite current artists. Word is bond.

Freeland – Borderline (GRUM Remix)

Moving right along, Classixx from LA, got together with Jeppe from Korsbæk, Denmark, and laid down a banger. To be totally honest, at first the vocals kinda seemed a bit much and I wasn’t in love.

But, within maybe three listens this track had me, the synth is fucking nuts when the chorus hits and the lyrics, although I can’t understand Danish at all, suit the song quite well.  The synth is stuttered and echoed perfectly, with the funky base to back it all up, its really a tight and sharp sounding track.

Classixx feat. Jeppe – I’ll Get You

Last up and if you thought track #3 was a bit unusual for my completely unrefined taste, than you might shit your pants when you hear #4. No I’m kidding, you know I brought the goods, come on… So yeah, I’ve got a new Australian connection track, Calling In Sick, from New South Wales, has remixed  Sydney based Grafton Primary‘s All-Stars. And that would make this my aggressive track of the last two weeks, hope you dig.

Grafton Primary – All-Stars (Calling in Sick Remix)

Peace out and let us know what you think of the tracks in the comments section, please… You know we love you!

Mmm, mmm, mmm… too much tasty stuff to mention (in the title)

Posted in Dance, Disco, Disco House, Electro, Electronica, Experimental, House, Pop, Techno with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 18, 2009 by erger

First things first, I have been MIA for tons and this my first post for the month, damn son! As such, I have been building on this post for way too long; each day I find some new dope tracks too add to the list, but its already huge! So here we go, and I apologize in advance. Also, there are minimal pics because I went crazy with song postage… word is bond!

Number one – neighbours to the south, Blacklight Flashlight (If your down with hockey, go Blue Jackets!). In any event, these dudes keep it mad real and although I only have one track to share with you, I know we have had a post of a remix these guys did a little while back, which you can get to here. So yeah this track is really funky with a great disco keyboard-synth vibe, add in some nice drums and you have a pretty radical tune. I am on the hunt for more Blacklight Flashlight, if their other stuff is like this, I can’t wait. The goods:

Blacklight Flashlight – Dreaming In

Numéro deux, and I apologize for the cliche remark, but this is a straight up French connection; 317 favourtite Breakbot and fellow Frenchmen Yuksek together, drop the heat on this one. This track has been circling the blog world for a little while now, so out with the goods:

Yuksek – Extraball (Breakbot Remix)

Next up, some super funky Brazilians known as the Twelves (as if you hadn’t heard!) combine with local heroes Metric. From Rio to Toronto, actually that is unfair, I know Metric is part Canadian, but I am unsure about which part, my bad. In any case this remix is money, these dudes know what they are doing and you should not be shy; partake in what the Twelves are ready to give you. Mad love:

Metric – Help I’m Alive (the Twelves Remix)

Moving right along, over the last month I have come across a couple tracks by the Torontonian known for funky electro – Hemingway. Apparently, not much is known of this elusive Canadian yet, although, word on the street is he is a mean DJ. Once again, my bad on the lack of info, but take a gamble if you’re new to the name, this song was also remixed a while back by the Brazilians mentioned above. So here is a little Canadian-funk twist:

the Virgins – Rich Girls (Hemingway Remix)

Featured alongside Mr. Hemingway, fellow Torontonians (and Montrealers) – DVAS. These dudes make sick ass disco house. I’m going to be brutally honest, these tracks are both awesome, but the first one is a gem, think more disco-ish Daft Punk (really?! Yes.). Amazing build-ups and great tripped out dance potential. Oh and SymbolOne, these guys are crazy good as well, and I’ve got a dope remix of theirs to share. And if their story is true as per their my space page – craziness! Hey! Have Fun:

DVAS – Forever

DVAS – Ambient Room (SymbolOne Remix)

Okay, two left. A remix to this track has been featured here before on an older post which you can get to here (Broke One kills it). This time around, however, Youth has blessed the Elke track with his London vibes; his synth break down is straight up and down fucking fantastic, recognize! (I know that’s aggressive, but I promise its awesome). Straight from the shores of the UK:

Elke – Blue Dream Lover (Youth Remix)

Mates from Leeds represent hard on this track. This one was also featured a little while ago, get it here (Paul Epwoth + Friendly Fires = Magical/Epic). But to the same token, Grum from Leeds lays down a super gnarly remix. Below is a poster that gives a pretty good description – “Tasty Shit!” I hate to judge, but I totally saved the best for last, this track makes me way too happy, so please enjoy:

Friendly Fires – Skeleton Boy (Grum Remix)

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Wow, that was a little much, again, my bad, I got carried away and I knew it from the get-go. Post up in the comments section if you’re diggin’ on the tracks, we love to hear from you!

P.s. I lied, one last track I promise. No info on this gem, but Kennedy kills it here; this is a great summer funk-disco jam that would sound killer out the window of your Ford Tempo, or at your house party. And if this track doesn’t make you smile, I just shed a tear for you. The nice weather bonus:

Kennedy – Karate

As always, represent the my space pages of the artists you dig and of course, tons of peace and love.