It’s always an exciting time when option4 unloads a new remix on the dance community. Mastering the formula to create the perfect remix is what most people know him for, others know him as the pulse of Denver. This time, the Windish signed player, has been asked by the widely successful group Panama Wedding to remix their hit single All of the People to help build buzz over the recent album release. option4 has turned this electro pop single into a true summer jammer, a rooftop soundtrack to help celebrate the last month of summer. The track is available for free download so I suggest you jump on that and if you are ever in the Denver area be sure to check out option4′s promotional team The Hundred for shows every week throughout the city.
Chris White has had my attention since I began listening to dance music. A staple in growth and cultivation of the scene in the LA area, Chris White has used his moniker Whiiite in every facet of the rise. Whiiite started as a resident at the legendary Control night at Avalon in Hollywood. Booking and DJ’ing was a lot of fun, but soon he began releasing remixes – and that’s when heads started turning. Whiiite has a sound like no other, playing trap before it was cool, and ditching it before the rest of us. Finding a new sound to a finished record can be tough, but one listen to this Lana Del Rey remix and you will hear what I mean. Shades of Cool has more shades and levels than ever before, yet still sounds similar to the sounds of Del Rey. Oh and if you like the artwork be sure to check out Whiiite’s original comic book series that he has paired with his recent EP releases! [Free download via his Soundcloud]
After premiering last week during Benzi’s residency on Diplo & Friends on BBC Radio, the soundtrack to your summer is finally here! Benzi’s Summer 2014 Edition has been months in the making with at least half of the tracks/remixes being created exclusively for this project. This mixtape covers everything from house jams to 100bpm to jersey club and it might be the greatest in the annual series. Grab the tracked out album version (benzi.co/BENZI2014) and get ya swerves on.
Earlier this week, Bay Area underground veteran and Acid Crunk mastermind An-Ten-Nae dropped a fresh future bass remix of alt-J‘s new single, “Hunger Of The Pine.” It’s an exciting reworking of an already-great track that highlights the best elements of the song and uses them in an interesting way while bringing something new to the table in the form of An-Ten-Nae‘s signature bass sound. It’s dark, it’s bubbly, and it’s definitely alternative in more ways than one. This is not your typical dance remix.
In many ways, the remix follows the same structure as alt-J’s original version, including a climactic finish with horns and haunting vocals, but An-Ten-Nae does what he does best and adds a distinct bass-heavy twist throughout the entire track. It’s a slow track, but it packs a heavy punch and lots of energy. As always, An-Ten-Nae is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to creating truly unique bass music.
Throttle joins the expanding forces hailing from Australia, on a joinery of disco domination as the music sweeps over the American dance scene. More and more club bookings and festival stages have been designated to the disco movement this summer, bringing a smile so wide to myself and the rest of the team here. Throttle believes he fits into the Dirty Disco sub category with that being the title of his mix series. Several of his originals have over 100K views on Soundcloud with his Avicii remix of “You Make Me’ even earning him a spot to open for Avicii during his Australian tour this past winter. Out now is his newest remix, the familiar vocals of Sam Smith are paired with some amazing piano rips and groovy guitar chords. Grab the remix for free ninety-nine while supplies last.
Solidisco swung through Boston this weekend as part of their mini New England tour that will take them to casinos, pools, and New York City over the long holiday weekend. Making their debut at Emerald Lounge, we took the opportunity to catch up with the duo from Buffalo. Young, bright, and thirsty are all great descriptors of these kids – check out what they had to say and be sure to keep a look out for the disco beat makers!
MMIBTY: Hey guys, how are you doing, welcome to Boston!
Solidisco: Thanks man it’s great to be here. This is our first time playing in Boston together actually, so we are pretty excited for later on.
MMIBTY: Oh that ‘s awesome, how is this summer shaking up for Solidisco? Club shows, festival gigs – where are you finding yourself the most?
Solidisco: I’d say mostly clubs recently, heading down to New York City to play at Cieolo this Friday and then a pool party at Mohegan Sun on Sunday. That will be fun, we’re pool party DJ’s I guess (laughter).
MMIBTY: Have you noticed an increase interest in in disco bookings lately as the style seems to drawing more and more fans?
Solidisco: Wouldn’t necessarily chalk it up to these venues you wouldn’t expect to go, uh I guess, but I would say it’s more of a result of hard work as us as artists are constantly releasing new work and doing some great collaborations. everyone thought disco was going to make a comeback aftter the Daft Punk album, but you don’t see a lot of kids trying to record “Get Lucky”, most of them are trying to make “Animals.”