Not Giving In (Jontron Remix)
When Denver based Producer/DJ Jontron isn’t partnered with Dragon, playing one of Colorado’s numerous festivals, or opening for some of the biggest acts at Beta Nightclub, he’s busy making beats. This long-time Denver favorite recently sat down to put a deep house spin on Rudimental’s emotional drum n bass ballad, featuring John Newman and Alex Claire.
With a sultry deep house tempo, the horns and the repeating “Not Givin’ In” pay homage to the original, while taking on a groovy persona worthy of any dancefloor. In fact, we’re pretty sure you’ll catch this one at Beta sometime really soon.
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Who’s going to be lighting the decks up this week? Peep the killer talent below.
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Come Alive (Le Youth Remix)
There’s absolutely no denying the immense pop power of Chromeo and Toro Y Moi‘s latest collusion “Come Alive”, which is without a doubt one of the catchiest and alluring tunes in everyone’s stream of consciousness at the moment, and to think any more energy could be symbiotically added on top was pretty far fetched before today. Enter Le Youth. The enigmatic L.A. based House and Nu-Disco producer – who by the way throws down some of the funnest live sets going on in the house clubs right now – impels a heavy dose of vigorous hi-hat shuffle, and four-four kick to bring both Dave1 and Chaz Bundick’s unmistakable vocals straight into the dance hall. Our real sense of enjoyment on Le Youth’s remix however was an impeccable employment of that tried and true classic house piano a la Marshall Jefferson that was made so famous all the way back in ’86, giving off a vibrant shine while adding another layer of depth to the entire movement. It’s early, but we assume more producers will take a crack at reassembling “Come Alive”, but for us right now, Le Youth takes the cake.
There’s either something in the water or in the Whiz out in Philly. We’ve been seeing more and more impressive artists hailing from the City of Brotherly love, and we’re featuring one more that just popped up on our radar.
Corey Regensburg, who assumes the moniker Moon Bounce, is a self-described “warped electronic maestro”. Beat-smithing his sound from scratch, ensuring that it’s something truly his own, he avoids samples. His sound is born from styling of classic R&B and Hip Hop, yet is anything from what you’d come to expect.
Utilizing an avant-pop blend of soft yet assertive vocals, one can’t help but call on associations of James Blake and Nicolas Jaar. In the first single off his upcoming EP, Dress Rehearsal, “Shake” is crackling with organic electronic vigor. With rolling hi-hat hits, a unique spattering of bass hits layered underneath razor sharp synths, this track has us drooling for the rest of the EP.
Falling under the genre of “Mutant RnB,” this aptly labeled EP will be dropping on 2/25 via Grind Select. We highly suggest you pick it up.
After hearing the spunky “Birth In Reverse” and “Digital Witness,” we thought we had a sense of exactly what expect from St. Vincent‘s latest album. “Prince Johnny” however, completely bucks the trend, opting for a much softer, wistful sound akin to previous efforts like “Strange Mercy.” While we appreciate the eccentricity of her first two singles, it’s in songs like these where we can truly find solace, as Annie’s drifting vocals weave a tale over simple guitar riffs and mellow drums. This might be our favorite song from the album so far, and lucky enough for us, those who pre-order the album on iTunes can get free download of the track as well.
Submarine Eyes [Radio Edit]
Sometimes I have to shake my head when I see what some of the world’s youth is up to. No, I’m not talking about the disappointing wonderment of seeing “Teen Mom” on my cable’s navigation, I’m talking about the ones who are doing it right. 19-year-old Steven Barker, better known as Mirror Signal, is one of those kids I admire.
This Nigeria-born, Suffolk-raised songwriters went from acoustics to Macbooks, perfecting his luscious, soulful sound in his bedroom. Meticulously crafting his debut EP, he developed a sound that’s been compared to the likes of James Blake, Jai Paul, and Sampha. Fast forwarding months of fan adoration, some live shows, and a ton of blogosphere attention; we’re now presented a brand new tune, “Submarine Eyes”
The tune is dripping with sensuality, percolating with a break-beat style percussion, sparingly used, accentuating synths and a urbane bassline. While the electro infused sound is remarkable, the true star of “Submarine Eyes” is the sharp and cunning lyrics, which seemingly fuse together with the instrumentals in a delicious harmony.
We’ve admittedly never heard of this self proclaimed “Smoooooooooooth” Encinitas-born three piece, but after one listen to Mandarin Dynasty’s “Perpendicular Crosstalk,” we’re ready to put them in our road trip playlist posthaste.
What starts off as a noisy build up, masking the laid-back nature of the tune, breaks into a bevy of quickly strummed, south of the border style acoustic guitar. Welcoming in a delightfully rough around the edges harmony, the vocals aren’t as sunny as the sound would indicate, yet it still has a sweet, summer-time vibe that has us grinning ear to ear.
Boasting a simplistic, yet infectious nature, we’re sure you’ll be into this gem. Press play above and see for yourself.