UK four-piece Native People have a fascinating sound that combines indie rock and pop guitar licks with synths and a distinct sensibility for dance percussion. Unsurprisingly, their winning stylehas been picking up some serious steam over the last year. As they prepare for the release of their debut EP, Native People have shared a remix of “Tapes,” the title track, courtesy London’s The Citrus Clouds and we’re excited to be bringing you the premiere.
The original track is an upbeat indie pop hit layered with groovy drums and an addicting guitar lick perfectly accentuated by the accompanying vocals. The Citrus Clouds’ rendition proves equally stunning replacing the rock instrumentation with steel drums and lush synths for an incredibly smooth electronic journey. Even with a tempo change and a shift to tropical elements, the original’s infectious melody reigns supreme on this remix.
Get your summer on with this sunny, uplifting tune above. Native People’s Tapes EP, which will include this remix, drops May 25th and can be pre-ordered on iTunes here. For all the UK ninjas out there, you can grab tickets to their EP launch show on May 21st here.
This track is the perfect example of bringing creative minds together. LA-based producer LYNOS teamed up with singer/saxophonist SHUGG to rework Destiny‘s “Time”. Fusing R&B and progressive elements, the musicians came together and created something very unique off of Destiny’s magical vocals. Besides the epic synth driving the tune, SHUGG’s saxophone LYNOS’ electric guitar fill in with the heavy sounding melodies. Although the track is barely three minutes long, the catchiness and complexity of it are nothing short of amazing.
LYNOS is going to keep the ball rolling with this release, following his last remix of Phoebe Ryan’s “Mine”. He’s definitely someone to watch in the near future.
There’s no question that Galantis‘ “Gold Dust” has won the hearts of many during the short period of its release. The melodic elements of the tune have given us feels from the beginning. This official remix by Hotel Garuda and CRNKN took on a different path and should help further skyrocket their fan base.
The emerging all-star combination of Hotel Garuda and CRNKN fuse their defining sounds together to create a potential club anthem. A fast house beat followed by pitched down vocals start off the tune. The progressive approach is kept and made for a great buildup for the future bass drop. Credits to them for keeping it original and not caving to specific genres. This track can be found on the official remix EP for “Gold Dust,” which is available on iTunes now.
It’s been a hot minute since SteLouse‘s last release. The wait is finally over, as the Denver-based producer remixes Hudson Mohawke‘s “Very First Breath”. Flipping Irfane‘s vocals and incorporating them into the signature SteLouse sound, the talented producer creates an incredibly catchy melody with a series of wobbly synths. The unique vocals will hit you right in the feels and take you on an emotion roller coaster as the crafty synthline takes over. It’s one of those tunes that will stick with you for a long time.
It’s no easy task taking on a Hudmo track, but SteLouse definitely nailed it and made it his own. Grab this as a free download, and make sure to stay tuned as we’re expecting some fresh original tunes coming real soon!
Once a year, the best and brightest names in Techno, House (and its many iterations) and Disko converge on the city of Detroit for underground dance’s own version of a 3-day Happy Hour, and also one of the most important festivals within dance music’s rich history: the Movement Electronic Music Festival. This year’s lineup continues to set the bar globally for dance tastemakers, and with the full unveiling of their ‘Phase 2′ lineup, it’s clear to see how over the years Movement has been globally recognized for its unique talent curation and programming, showcasing artists from a wide-spectrum of up-and-comers, local luminaries, pioneers and trailblazers, and also the reason so many true dance fans treasure Movement above all other multi-day parties. Featuring some of today’s most notable names in dance music including Disclosure, KiNK (Live), Dixon, Soul Clap, Dog Blood, MK, Hot Since 82, Maya Jane Coles, Ten Walls (Live), Route 94, Tuskegee (Seth Troxler & The Martinez Brothers), Classixx, Eats Everything, Maceo Plex & GRiZ to some of dance music’s literal genre architects, namely Kerri Chandler, Kevin Saunderson & Derrick May; and some incredibly choice lyricism from the likes of Danny Brown, Method Man, and People Under the Stairs, Movement 2015 looks to be the finest installment in its illustrious history.
We’ll be sending at least one Music Ninja on assignment for this one (expect a full TMN review after Movement’s conclusion) and we can’t wait to join our many friends as well. Tickets for the entire three-day excursion are still available for only $150.00, with single day GA clocking in at $65.00 which you can purchase here. Check out Movement’s latest promo video, featuring Movement Detroit 2015 artist and Techno icon Carl Craig, as he talks about what makes Detroit a destination for those working to become something and waxes poetic about his special connection to Hart Plaza and enjoy our anticipatory and comprehensive playlist below, curated by our crotchety old resident voice of house and techno. We’ll be seeing you soon Detroit.
Maribou State‘s debut album is quickly becoming one of our most anticipated of the summer. Building on an array of the UK’s finest electronic styles, the production duo feel like an organic progression from their roots. This may be more evident than ever on their smooth, emotional, Pedestrian-featuring latest single. “The Clown” builds around a grand piano melody that when combined with a falsetto brings James Blake to mind before a percussive-driven groove emerges. The house tempo bolsters the flawless vocals and combines with occasional warped synths that tie together the songs’s steadily developing structure. It’s a colorful tune that draws at your heart strings and gets your head nodding simultaneously. Vibe above–Maribou State’s Portraits drops June 2nd and is available for pre-order here.
Here’s a track to ease your daily struggles. Little is known about Party Platypus, but the mysterious producer sure knows how to bring out the fun in everybody. Stripping Terra‘s “Birthday Beauty” to bare bones, Party Platypus dresses it up with a trap beat and clever samples.
Hold me down my friends, we are the ones to show them out
The same sample is echoed throughout the whole track, and is tweaked each time around with more samples for more excitement. The chipmunked vocals and other crafty maneuvers are fused to create a sound resembling Trippy Turtle and Wave Racer. The upbeat and loosening vibe makes it one of those tunes you won’t ever get tired of listening to. Maybe he’s an actual animal producer, or maybe it’s just his moniker. But what we do know is that Party Platypus will make your day that much better with this lovely jam.