Posts Tagged ‘tech house’

February 13, 2018
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We were thrilled when NY indie pop duo Cults made their long awaited return last year with their excellent album Offering. We had feared that Brian Oblivion and Madeline Follin would never release any more music as Cults, and we sighed a huge sigh of relief when they reappeared on the scene with their vintage pop inflected, oft synth infused music. I Took Your Picture is easily one of our favorite tracks on Offering, particularly since it seemed to ooze plenty of the pair’s older sound, and now we get to dance our hearts out to a superb remix of the track by Étienne de Crécy, too. The tech house re-work he’s given I Took Your Picture is a crisp pounding, propulsive shimmering treat with euphoric synth scales. It casts Cults in a fresh light while retaining their charm. The French DJ and producer remarks on his edit: “I’m the biggest fan of the Cults since the first album!! I was really looking forward the third one & I play it on repeat. Strangely Madeline’s voice and melodies fit really perfectly with electronic music, whereas their sound is far from techno!! I was delighted to make a remix for this single as it is one of my favorite on the album!” You can also listen to the remix via Spotify, here. Offering is a must listen, especially if you’re a long time Cults fan like me. Find it, here.

January 18, 2018
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There’s no denying the brilliance of REZZ’s collaboration with Toronto producer 13. We previously extolled dark and visceral, acidic and hypnotic DRUGS!, here. It’s no wonder that REZZ is considered one of the most talented and intriguing producers out there right now. Salt Lake City psychedelic bass project K Theory must have been drawn to the trippy headiness of the jam, because he’s offered up a brain jarring, synapses melting rework of DRUGS!. And really, I can’t think of anyone better to take on the track. His glitch hop and acid bass approach is more than appropriate for the original. In fact, no other mind altering substances are necessary for a cosmic psychotropic odyssey with this sick remix droning, warbling, and oscillating through our ears. I feel like I’m caught up in new dimension, or a sci-fi fantasy, like a Blade Runner film set further into the future, perhaps centuries ahead. 

January 17, 2018
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Two of our faves from the budding new music scene in 2017 (who are poised to rule the music world this year) come together on this next official remix. SOFI TUKKER, the Grammy nominated alt dance/house pop duo who’s topping charts these days with their latest single Best Friend, has remixed pop wunderkind Billie Eilish’s COPYCAT, and the resulting edit is wicked good. Billie Eilish’s voice has never sounded more bewitching and teasing than on this snazzy simmering, deep pumping house remix, which pairs SOFI TUKKER’s usual deep dance flair with a sexy pulsing retro house vibe reminiscent of Grum. Grab this dark foxy remix from iTunes, here.

December 14, 2017
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If it’s some heavy hitting house and dark pounding bass you’re hankering for today, let me introduce you to your new “obsession”. Florian Picasso, a mad genius of a producer when it comes to hard beats and rattling bangers, has shared a metallic whomping high voltage thriller named Obsession. This is a resolute and vehement stomper, a thorny future house meets deep visceral house beast that will leave you gasping for air by the time it’s over. Stream/download Obsession, here.

November 2, 2017

Who’s ready for some new Porter Robinson, except it’s not really Porter, but it is? The beloved producer recently unveiled a new alias, Virtual Self, with the release of an astonishing anthem named Eon Break. This intense stuttering, melodic rumbling extravaganza ventures close to happy hardcore territory, but mostly resides in the trance and techno side of things. It’s a profound and expansive, cosmic and magical adventure, with tinkling keys and luminous synths reminiscent of the late great Robert Miles’ pioneering epic trance classics. The ex-ravers within us welcome this new edition of Porter Robinson’s sensational creativity with wide open arms, and we hope Eon Break is a sign of more to come from Virtual Self.

October 27, 2017
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My brain near short circuited from excitement when I noticed these two acts coming together on one new remix. I’m still glowing from the magnificence of Oh Wonder’s sold out show at the Fox in Oakland last week, and now a wicked remix of their Ultralife cut Lifetimes has surfaced. At the helm of this edit is Everything Everything, the Manchester art rock and experimental electronica band we adore to no end. Everything Everything released an excellent album recently in the form of A Fever Dream themselves. Now, they lend that feverish brilliance to this glitchy skittering, beat bristling remix of Lifetimes. This is Oh Wonder, as you’ve never heard them before, in the savvy hands of Everything Everything. Get ready to be darkly entranced by the turbulently rumbling tech styled remix. 

October 18, 2017

If you haven’t heard the news by now, prepare yourself for an insanely good treat from MGMT, the celebrated American psych rock and indietronica band who’s brought us a whole lot of magnificence as well as a healthy helping of divisiveness and experimentalism in the past decade with their ever changing music. That’s right, the Connecticut duo is back, and in glorious style with a fresh new song named Little Dark Age as well as a fittingly decadent and dark music video to accompany the spectacular song. Little Dark Age is an icy pulsing, slick throbbing electronic banger. MGMT has gone the cool and gloomy, glamorous and pompous route with this sudden foray into French house and electro funk, which feels deliciously gothic, too. It’s almost like they’ve taken their usual psychedelia and infused it with Justice’s electro rock/disco electro, as well as an abundance of The Cure, Depeche Mode, Soulwax, and some Tame Impala, too. Little Dark Age arrives just in time for Halloween later this month. You can snag this brilliant song, here. New MGMT might be a sign of a new album to come. I certainly hope so. I’m excited to learn more about this new evolution of MGMT and to hear more from a new body of work.

October 17, 2017
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The sheer amount of Lorde remixes was astounding after the release of Melodrama, and there seems to be no sign of a slow down, either. It makes sense, considering how much more energetic and dance ready the songs are off of Lorde’s sophomore album. Australian duo ODD MOB recently offered up a sumptuous remix of Lorde’s Perfect Places, too. While so many of the Lorde edits we’ve heard lately subscribe to the ever pervasive trap and bass trend of late, ODD MOB has chosen spice up Lorde with a face melting house remix. A steely future edge and plenteous tech house jabs give their exhilarating edit an edgy fresh veneer that helps to drives us towards blissful delirium. We truly find ourselves in a perfect place…

October 6, 2017
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It’s an international affair as Brazil’s Rrotik teams up with Melbourne’s Airwolf on a fresh new jam named What You Think Gonna Happen. What does “happen” is we suddenly feel an incessant urge to hit the dance floor in a dark, foggy club to contort and twist to this visceral deep house and tech house thriller. Shadowy, sinister ZHU and sensuous pumping Duke Dumont vibes permeate the salacious banger. What You Think Gonna Happen is a wickedly seductive taste from Airwolf’s forthcoming EP, set to be released in December. The track is available from major retailers, here.

September 29, 2017
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Many a Cut Copy aficionado are celebrating the release of Cut Copy’s long awaited new album Haiku From Zero. Of course, there’s no better way to celebrate anything than a glorious dance party. German producer Ferdinand Weber has offered up an absolutely divine remix of Cut Copy’s Standing In The Middle Of The Field to keep us rejoicing through the night. You might end up watching the sun come up to this deep hypnotic, gloriously pumping dance remix. Meditative meadows, laced with ambient synths, are met by exhilarating palisades in the “middle of this field”. You can order Cut Copy’s new album, here.