Posts Tagged ‘Peking Duk’

February 6, 2018

We’ve loved an endless stream of Peking Duk songs over the years, but they’ve really hit a homerun with their new single, Wasted. The Australian electronic duo bring a whole lot of flashy pizzazz and groovalicious bass with them on the retro-vibing jam. Huge dance pop hooks are intermixed with snazzy electro house and deep pumping disco house on the chic strutting, glamorous twirling extravaganza. Even the video that comes with Wasted is filled with the nostalgia cheesy 70s disco moves and spiffy vintage suits. You might want to string this Peking Duk up with some Chromeo and Daft Punk on your new dance playlist. Streaming/purchasing options are available, here.

October 17, 2017

You obviously can’t go wrong with a new Peking Duk original, much less one featuring our Swedish electropop favorites, Icona Pop. The single is named Let You Down, but we know none of these artists will ever let us down. Icona Pop lends their signature propulsive and endearing vocals to Peking Duk’s frisky pouncing anthem. Peking Duk’s Adam Hyde even joins Icona Pop on vocals, next to the song’s dashing razor-like synths and thunderous driving drum beats. 

Peking Duk talk about the inspiration behind the song: “It is loosely based off the story in the movie Candy from Heath Ledger’s perspective. We honestly just felt like the happy melodies would be far more interesting with a sad story through the lyrics. Weirdly, the story in Candy is far more relatable than it seems on first glance. Many people are actually in scenarios or relationships where they know they are bringing the other person down. This is the hard part; trying to tell them to leave so you don’t let them down.” Purchase/stream this epic single, here.

September 8, 2017
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I just can’t get enough of these official remixes of Lorde’s Perfect Places that have been springing up lately! The White Panda gave us a bright thrumming, electro swelling indie dance and melodic house edit a week ago. Whethan’s remix of the track was nothing short of brilliant, a frothy brisk future trap take on the hit Melodrama track. And now, Australian duo Peking Duk takes my breath away with their ravishing remix, a sanguine lifting, saccharine rich tropical trap approach on the tune. The high flying edit is Peking Duk’s first remix in four years!

August 5, 2017
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Renowned Minneapolis producer Gigamesh focuses his potent remix talents on on the latest smash hit from both Australian duo Peking Duk and UK duo AlunaGeorge. That’s right, Fake Magic has received a divine makeover in the hands of Matthew Thomas Masurka. He lightens up the track with airy synths and lithe buoyant beats. There’s only real magic here at work as we get down on this magnificent Friday night to Gigamesh’s glittery disco house and brisk future funk. 

June 5, 2017

There sure as heck is nothing “fake” when it comes to the magic that happens when Aussie duo Peking Duk and UK duo AlunaGeorge come together. The epic union has resulted in a funk permeated banger named Fake Magic, which comes with a fresh new video situated in a seedy dive bar. Aluna’s signature sassy R&B vocals are a heavenly accompaniment to Peking Duk’s disco endowed electro. The plucky electrifying jam channels a generous amount of Daft Punk in its flashy glamorous threads. Fake Magic is out on iTunes, here.

February 9, 2017
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In but a little over a week, Australian duo Peking Duk will light up the Independent in San Francisco with their music. I’m pretty sure that their set is going to include brisk vivacious hit anthem Stranger, which features spunky Swedish pop starlet Elliphant on guest vocals. In the meantime, Peking Duk has released a new set of official remixes as part two of a remix package for Stranger, and the four track addendum features this smooth bounding edit by Los Angeles’ Jackal. His Stranger is a cool caressing, soft billowing glider. My heart glows from the dreamy pastels effusing from Jackal’s remix. Peking Duk’s Stranger remix package part 2 is out now on Spotify and it features additioanl edits by Wax Motif, Benson, and Faux Tales. Catch the pair at the Independent in SF on February 18th.

December 24, 2014
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I’m still utterly elated that Australian acts Peking Duk and SAFIA joined forces on cinematic, compelling electronic tune Take Me Over a couple months back. Today sees the release of a pack of remixes of Take Me Over. A very fun remix on the release is this remix by French producer NEUS, who brings the track plenty of funky French house groove. It’s a transfixing, exhilarating experience.

October 25, 2014
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I was absolutely elated when I caught whiff of the new collaboration between Australian acts Peking Duk and SAFIA earlier this month, a union of two electronic acts I’ve been quite fond of this year. Their teaming resulted in the cinematic and charged Take Me Over, a pulsing and passionate song, lead by Ben of SAFIA’s emotive vocals and driven by Peking Duk’s dramatic production. Their terrific new video for the song begs for a requisite re-share.

October 25, 2014
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I was absolutely elated when I caught whiff of the new collaboration between Australian acts Peking Duk and SAFIA earlier this month, a union of two electronic acts I’ve been quite fond of this year. Their teaming resulted in the cinematic and charged Take Me Over, a pulsing and passionate song, lead by Ben of SAFIA’s emotive vocals and driven by Peking Duk’s dramatic production. Their terrific new video for the song begs for a requisite re-share.

October 10, 2014
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In a most sublime of collaborations, electronic duo Peking Duk has enlisted Ben Woolner-Kirkham from fellow Australian electronic trio SAFIA as guest vocalist on new single Take Me Over. I’ve been large on Peking Duk ever since I first heard their Nicole Miller featuring High earlier this year. And, obviously, I’ve been huge on SAFIA, too. Their song Paranoia, Ghosts, and Other Sounds is still one of my favorites this year. Peking Duk and SAFIA altogether in one single? Yes, PLEASE! Take Me Over is a charged, powerhouse electronic track, massively moving with Ben’s emotional vocals and Peking Duk’s pulsing, affecting production.