Yukimi Nagano’s voice is truly one of kinda. I hear a hell of a lot of good female vocals everyday, but nothing with the mystique like Yukimi’s.
In Vindata’s remix of “Little Man,” Yukimi’s voice is on another electro level with a lot more fuller sound than the original. The intro also reminds me of The Five One’s cover of “Never Been,” but that might just be me.
A good chorus isn’t just catchy, it sucks you in. Dato’s “Letting Go” isn’t just some new flavored disco making its rounds, it’s gotta chorus that’ll float around your head for dayyys.
The mix of electro & indie has sparked my taste since I started this blog, but it’s usually not that experimental, at least comparatively. Gemini Club, however, has broken that barrier with an indie-electro track that gets almost too weird (towards the end). But the vocals are clean and the beats are well laid (for the most part), so I gotta give it up to these three. Glad to see a spark of indie catching on to the weird.
I get hesitant with remixes that get too electro-weird, but sometimes it can be pulled off like this one. Remixing Michael Jackson’s “Maria,” Hype pulls out all sorts of glitch-steppy goodness. And although, at about 2:37 it gets a little much, this is still a well done, experimental-step song. Plus, I gotta give him props for not remixing the usual MJ material (as much as I love it).
I feel like this should’ve flooded the blogs a couple months back when it first appeared, but from what I can tell it didn’t – though I’m sure someone will prove me wrong… anyone It’s just that this acoustic version of Florence’s “Shake It Out” is so.damn.lovely, so why no posty I’m guessing it still hasn’t been officially released, but who knows.
Make sure to check out the video of her recording it below and this dubstep remix of “You’ve Got the Love” (Sogood).
I’m one of those annoying assholes that plays a song to death and then again, let’s just say I enjoyed every minute of this, so a cool, nu-disco recook of Adele is welcome as always.
The one thing I cannot stand is a remix/mash that takes popular vocals, such as Adele’s, and remixes it with the same.old.shit (EDM nowadays). If you’re gonna remix, or especially mash, it better sound like nothing I’ve heard before, and that’s just what Carlos Serrano did.
Blending in a classic Daft Punk hit that hasn’t been mashed to death was refreshing to hear. Didn’t really like how he kept the original vocals from “Something About Us,” but it’s blended much better than most mashers pull it off.
With the success of “Paddling Out” and its strange music video, now we get a Gartner take on it all. I can’t say it closes in on the original, but it’s nice to see two equally talented, yet quite different, artists pairing up for one kickin remix.
Joe Maz had me at DiscoTech, a disco duo which he was a part of, but now he’s up to some fiine solo work.
In his latest remix, Maz takes on Foster the People’s “Color On The Walls (Don’t Stop)” and electro-guitars the shit out of it, making it ever more dance worthy. This man needs to start pumpin more of these ’cause these are dance floor killers… especially in Miami (bet they do already).
There’s something about glossy synths and hushed vocals that gets me in a way no other kind of music does. Its kind of hard to describe actually, now that I try to. The L.A.-based duo comprised of Jamie Leffler and Robert Cepeda have been releasing songs under the name DWNTWN for about a year now.
Just by scrolling through their website, one can imagine what kind of music they create. Faded photos and instagrams abound, conjuring the same kinds of memories and feelings as artists such as Washed Out and Memory Tapes aim to bring out in people.
Damon Albarn puts that memorable, monotone voice to good use in “DoYaThing” with backups by Andre 3000 and James Murphy on the production. As much as I love to hear Albarn’s soothing vocals, Andre 3000 was the add-on that this shit needed. I don’t know what’s the plans for the future (too lazy to Google it right now), but 3000 better.be.in.it.