After the free release of the title track last week, Sydney-based French Express regular Isaac Tichauer hits back with a free download of the full five-track EP. Rife with rigid beats and warm melodics throughout, his ‘Take Over You EP’ is a collection of the smooth chords and sophisticated bass grooves that Tichauer has become a beacon to. With the ‘hands in the air’ moments now so commonly associated with electronic music, there is evidently still time for the calm and collected movements that Tichauer does all too well if this EP is anything to go by.
Following in the footsteps of deep house mongers Hot Natured, New York City-based duo Alex Pall and Drew Taggart, better known under the alias of The Chainsmokers, take their turn at remixing a single off of Phoenix’s latest studio album, ‘Bankrupt’. Harbouring the same emotive resonance as previous works of theirs, the duo pit Thomas Mars’ renowned vocal stylings against an array of bubbly lead play. Packed with good-time vibes and warm melodic play, The Chainsmokers’ take on ‘Trying To Be Cool’ could not have played out much smoother.
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Since it’s launch, Perseus’ French Express imprint has mustered some incredibly assorted talents amongst it’s steadily expanding roster. But gearing up for it’s fourth release this year, Isaac Tichauer returns to the label with a free download of ‘Take Over You’, a track off of an upcoming five-track EP of his. Rife with the rhythmic precision and delicate builds to which Tichauer can well call his speciality, the track’s soulful charge of warm melodic swirls and infectious male vocals shines a bright light for old-school ideals that evidently remain ear candy to the modern industry.
Eric Prydz-approved producer Richard Knott has continued to raise the bar with his authentically tailored exploits of a certain vintage appeal. Continuing his recent spree of free downloads, the London-residing producer is back with a free release of another unreleased original track of his in ‘Heat’. With the way the industry is headed in mind, Knott continues to keep things reassuringly fresh for one of his best works to date, featuring a concoction of breezy lead work, deep bass play and chopped up vocal samples.
With acclaimed remixes for the likes of Adele, Lady Gaga and Miike Snow under his belt, Thomas Gold marks his return with a take on OneRepublic’s latest single, ‘Feel Again’.
As officially premiered on his Essential Mix debut, Gold’s latest remix sees him extend his drum-heavy stylings and finely tuned synth play towards the vocal work of OneRepublic lead singer Ryan Tedder. Bridging the gap between electronic pop and that festival proof Progressive House without bending to the ranks of cheesiness, this uplifting remix proves itself a solid mark of musical maturity from a man well accustomed to high-end remix duties.
Exclusively released on a limited edition vinyl picture last year, Elekfantz’s acclaimed debut single ‘Wish’ has finally seen it’s digital release as a free download in honor of the 100th birthday of the late blues legend Muddy Waters. Headed by slow-burning keys and harrowing sample work, ‘Wish’ sees Elekfantz jump between subtle grooves, intimate melodies and stripped back yet inherently groovy undertones.
Following remixes for the likes of Swedish House Mafia, Afrojack, Tommy Trash and Depeche Mode as well as single releases across a wide array of different record labels, Tom Staar returns to the remix front with his take on New Jersey-born Cevin Fisher’s 1998 classic ‘The Freaks Come Out’. Using his signature hard-hitting drum work, Staar replaces the grimy house stylings of ‘The Freaks Come Out’ with a propulsive big room sound that oozes Tom Staar throughout.
As the momentum continues to build around Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding’s ‘I Need Your Love’, British nu-disco extraordinaire Brett Ewels, better known as Louis La Roche, is the latest producer to offer up his rendition of the hit record. Switching Harris’ instrumental work for the lazy disco stylings of Ewels, Louis La Roche treats the original and Goulding’s distinct vocals with respect with a remodel that ticks the boxes of a truly sophisticated feel-good track.
Having respectively scaled the less saturated ranks of global club culture, British underground stalwarts BICEP unite with Irish nu-house producer Ejeca for a summer-seeking freebie entitled “You”. True to its sub-title, Ejeca’s piano version leads with candid keys and steady grooves throughout, using warm melodic digressions to spark a stern benchmark in this collective’s guise over modern house music. We may not quite be at the season of sun kissed clubbing, but “You” remains a vital aural harmonizer enroute what promises to be an active season for these fine UK talents.
Extending on the magic that saw him gain traction across the blogosphere with ‘Lonely‘, Scottish newcomer Ronnie Pacitti is back with a new free download in the form of ‘Marr’. In a potent surge of the atmospheric energy now associated with Eric Prydz’s Pryda moniker, ‘Marr’ pits propulsive basslines against slick melodic progressions to create what is safe to say is yet another strong release from the Aberdeen-based producer.