Right now it seems like a ton of my favorite producers are gearing up for some serious business. Felix Cartal has promised to stop making remixes for his upcoming EP, Dillon Francis is working on his, and Alex Gopher just put out a monster of an EP called “Invasion”, featuring remixes by Mumbai Science, Sovnger, Etienne de Crecy and….just buy it here.
Good stuff this week, recapping some early summer releases along with some fresh new tracks to keep those sunny vibes flowin’ and them feet movin’. We’ve got a big one to start us off…..
Gregori Klosman has been a huge favorite of mine the past 6 months or so. Everything he does seems to be presented in a nicely layered manner, with a little but of imbalance and outright nastiness. I LOVE hard-electro that goes places within the track, and Gregori nails it with his new banger, Low Battery. Get to 2:30 and hold on.
Low Battery – Gregori Klosman
Style of Eye has kept things quite real as of late, their “Save the World” remix for Swedish House Mafia saved the track for the harder crowd, and the Wet/Dry EP is one of the best this year. Nothing over the top, but a gorgeous production value (esp. in the percussion)with some quality remixes. The Zombie Disco Squad remix of “Dry” is stellar, but for summer, nothing beats steel drums and stomping bass!
Style of Eye – Wet
Love, love, love, this track. Funky, snappy, groovy. Claude has been a fav. producer of mine for a bit, but each time I hear this remix I’m simply blown away. The percussion is awesome, keeps the song simply moving forward, the bass is what’ll knock you on your ass. This one’s a jewel, staying in my library for awhile.
Girl Unit – Wut (Claude Vonstroke “Undressed” Remix)
This is a pretty loud remix of the 8th Grade slow dance jam, California King Bed by Rihanna. Not usually into this kinda stuff for my personal listening, but I’ll be among the first to admit that the girl’s got a set of pipes. Sped up a bit mixed with a signature Bassjackers club sound, and you got a pretty damn catchy tune. I like the off-timing they use with the synth, they avoid completely sounding like 800 other house songs. Makes live crowds nuts.
California King Bed (Bassjackers Club Mix)
Next up we got a pair of remixes of the INNERPARTYSYSTEM hit “Not Getting Any Better”. A big room version from L.A.’s own No Body and a straight danceable remix from S.F.’s funk-masters, Realboy. In terms of my own style and tastes, the Realboy mix kills it for me, the production is top-notch, and when the song drops at 1:15, the funktastically heavy bass is too much to ignore. No Body’s mix exhibits their prowess for the big room sound, and with a group that has successfully nailed multiple genres(Moombah, Electro-House, B.R. etc.) this is just another notch on their belt. Both make good use of the vocals in the song, which is why I play both in live sets. Keep an eye out for both these groups this year. Don’t say I didn’t tell ya.
Not Getting Any Better – INNERPARTYSYSTEM (No Body Remix)
Not Getting Any Better – INNERPARTYSYSTEM (Realboy Remix)
Lastly, one of my all time favorites Clockwork is finally releasing his Breaker EP on August 1st on Wearhouse Records. “Breaker” has been a personal favorite of mine since he dropped his exclusive mix over at Gotta Dance Dirty (which, if you dont have it, go here before anything else and cop it). Weighing in at four tracks hefty tracks, what’s offered is a heaping pile of big room house complete with no b.s. percussion, sublime synths, and a groovy undertone that seems to stem from his deep passion for hip-hop. This stuff is gold, can’t wait to see where the future takes this guy.
Clockwork – Breaker EP Minimix
Keep an eye out for some Monthly mix installments I’ll be doing here at C+A+D, still figuring out my approach, but expect one sooner than soon.