I See Fire (Kygo Remix)
Fresh off of a viral tear on account of a gorgeous Marvin Gaye remix, Norwegian bred beatsmith Kygo has again struck a chord with us; this time taking Ed Sheeran’s “I See Fire” (which will soon find itself included on the original soundtrack for The Hobbit sequel: The The Desolation of Smaug) on a charming harmonic ride. While only 22 years of age, Kygo has continuously demonstrated a musically mature knack for bridging slow moving soulful ballads full of acoustic elements, and sprinkling them with enough sugar and melody to create an unexpected dance groove. While the heart of Ed Sheeran’s track remains vocally, it is the use of those signature seductive Kygo keys, and warm pads which really pulls “I See Fire” out of its original state. This one is definitely worth your listen today, and fortunately for now all of Kygo’s catalog has been given away for free including this one. Don’t miss out on adding this one to your music libraries today.
Over the course of the past few years, Los Angeles based Deep-House and Nu-Disco maestro Dr. Fresch has been churning out a proficient slate of remixes and originals, mainly through his own Prep School Recordings imprint, while simultaneously polishing up an already clear grasp on producing genre-bending dance music. Throughout his new extended-play, the only common theme was… well none really. Opening track “Dreamin” tows the line as the EP’s pure Deep-House testament with tinges of U.K. garage and disco lean; and was our favorite six minutes of the collection as far as having the versatility to be rinsed out in the club or just be aurally consumed in a dark room with a lava lamp. Backing up “Dreamin” is “Float”; perhaps the most uniquely playing tune of the bunch, which can’t quite be summed up into one genre, rather bringing phrases like ‘Big-Room, Deep-Disco’ and ‘Deep-EDM’ to mind. Powerful stuff really. Rounding it all out and dropping the jack back into the fold is “What You Need”, with its shuffling hi-hat and snappy snare kick glossed up with a very 90′s appropriated vocal and piano loop. Through just a short 21 minute jaunt, Dr. Fresch has shown off four completely different layers of his production standard, and has our interest absolutely piqued for what the future will bring to this music project.
After coming in hot recently on Billboard’s ‘Next Big Sound’ chart, yesterday marked the official release of Dr. Fresch’s self titled four-track EP; which was gifted as a basic quality free download on his Facebook page for the going rate of one “like” along with a the high quality files being available through most major music retailers. Check out the entire Dr. Fresch EP below and take it home (digitally of course) while you’re at it.
What You Need (Original Mix)
Need & Necessity
Lemme See (Original Mix) **FREE DOWNLOAD**
Typically, Monday mornings in a blogger’s e-mail inbox tend to be littered with the weekend’s worth of promos and mixtapes from countless sources, so when something completely unique and original stands out from the scattered pack of press materials, it’s quite the breath of fresh air as a writer. Such was the case when house production duo Need & Necessity‘s latest original tune “Lemme See” fell into our laps late last night and jump-started our Monday like only an expertly crafted deep-house cut laced with a classic vocal loop from Sisqo’s ubiquitous 1999 booty-shaker, “The Thong Song” could do. And while the vocal track may no doubt be where the casual listener is drawn in, it is the thorough and polished production standard which truly captures the attention of the dance aficionados. The groundwork on “Lemme See” is layed by a shuffling hi-hat pattern which has become something of a Need & Necessity staple, backed by an unassuming bassline seamlessly gliding itself in while gradually cresting over the entire movement before as a listener, you realize you’ve been shaking your waist line and jacking your head unconsciously. All of these elements combine for a highly groovy slice of deep-house that is just minimal enough to give the chorus the room it needs to breathe and subsequently “pop”. We had this one on repeat last night and this morning, and since “Lemme See” is being given away as a free download through Night Supply, we think it should be on repeat on your daily playlist as well. Grab “Lemme See” from Need & Necessity above, and if you missed it a few months back check out their last release “Whip” here on TMN as well.
Booka Shake (Original Mix)
In just the short year since Thomas Jack debuted his single “The Final Speech”, a track we had the pleasure of premiering, the musically-mature-beyond-his-years producer has been akin to a torrential downpour of success, registering now 8 singles to hold down a coveted #1 spot on the almighty Hype Machine charts. As that signature Thomas Jack tropical house sound has been leaking into the mainstream, it was time the young Australian brought his live show for an American tour, and our collective group of Ninjas have decided to let our Denver family in on the fun too! Thomas Jack’s tour rolls through Denver this Friday, November 22 at NORAD Dance Bar for their weekly HOME Denver party, and we thought this was a great time to give back to you loyal readers with a ticket giveaway. This Friday marks the Colorado debut of Thomas Jack, and likely the last time he will play at such an intimate venue, so do yourself a favor and get your behind over there even if this giveaway doesn’t go your way.
Entering is beyond easy. Just fill out the mailing list form below, “like” the HOME Denver Facebook page here, and we’ll contact you via e-mail. There are a few rules, of course:
- You must be 21 or over to enter.
- You are responsible for transportation.
- You must bring a valid form of ID to pick up your tickets at the door.
- You Must have a solid arsenal of dance moves in your toolbox to display on behalf of TMN
Good luck, ninjas!
90 (Fred Falke Remix)
When Russian power-pop group Pompeya, decided to release the remix counterpart to their Tropical LP, we were immediately both ecstatic, but also a little wary that, as with many remix albums, the artists chosen may not best represent their sound and the original composer’s in a musically symbiotic manner. Well that slight sense of worry quickly morphed into an overwhelming sense of approval when the first single to make its way into the public’s stream of consciousness, was a remix of “90″ from French-House luminary Fred Falke. Falke’s name has been one synonymous with that deft, French Touch house sound since the early 2000′s and in the process has seen him remix everyone from U2 to Grizzly Bear, Katy Perry, Lenny Kravitz and even Selena Gomez, but as a listener my favorite work from the former bass player was always on more intimate, indie friendly numbers. The original, new-wave leaning guitar riff layed down by Pompeya remains largely intact but Fred Falke once again displays why he is perhaps the most sought after remixer at the moment, glossing up “90″ with a set of bright pads and gleaming synths. The rest of the remix compilation is due out December 10 on No Shame Records, but you can purchase Fred Falke’s remix here.
Mansions On The Moon
Radio (Juno Ray Remix)
While we may have slightly missed the ship when Juno Ray’s (who’s real name is Tae Gyun Kim) poppy nu-disco remix of Mansions On The Moon’s hyper-successful single “Radio” first released; we were delighted when it once again recirculated into our stream of consciousness. Juno Ray, the young case study in question here, hails from South Korea and cut his teeth as a classical musician before jumping into the world of electronica. Already taking on the likes of Chromeo, Yelle, and The Knocks; Mansions On The Moon fell perfectly in line with the recent body of Juno Ray remix work. This new take on “Radio” makes sure not skimp on that four-to-the-floor nu-disco shimmer or robust synth play and takes MOTM’s luminous dream-pop in another direction entirely. Check out Juno Ray’s remix above, and grab this one as a free download while you’re at it.
option4’s stock once again continues to rise behind his ever consistent, layered and soulful brand of house music. ”Deep Diamonds”, option4′s latest record on fledgling house label Night Supply, reveals yet another layer of artistic prowess as the tune rides a carefully composed knife edge between old-school House, Deep-House and pure pop instrumentation. Immediately, precisely compressed kick-drums charge up the build before a brief breakdown grants its listener a tinge of breathing room, while a deeply rooted synth pcarries the entire movement into clubland. Furthermore- in what has been becoming an option4 staple- it is a spliced and reworked vocal track which ultimately steals the show, this time from Lou Vega’s 2008 house anthem “Diamond Life”. As 2013 begins to wind its way down, 2014 appears to be an absolute breakout year for the surging producer with an already steady stream of melodic dance output racking up serious plays and support from the world over; which in turn has also resulted in his being tabbed as author of the most recent mix for the almighty Discobelle Records. We recommend you give that set a rinse as well if you have the time today. “Deep Diamonds” is being released as a free download, and we can’t help but urge our dance aficionados to nab a copy. Hop to it.