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With a mere week to go until London kicks off the 2012 Summer Olympics, one of the five official theme songs for the event, ‘Good Morning To The Night‘, gets a stellar remix treatment from one of France’s finest Electronica producers. Off that back of his recent release on Kitsuné alongside The Knocks in ‘Geronimo‘, Fred Falke emerges with his sights on Pnau’s acclaimed modern take on a ‘72 Elton John classic. In a playful clash of euphoric leads and Sir Elton John’s ever timeless vocal of ‘Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters’, Falke continues to have no trouble of staying afloat amid his vintage take on electronic music, revamping one of this year’s official Olympics theme songs in the process.

Some would say there is a circle reserved in hell for people who attempt to deface the work of Sir Elton John. Nick Littlemore and Peter Mayes, however, have never been a duo to conform to public consensus. Following on from their blistering album ‘Soft Universe’ for Ministry of Sound, the daring duo embrace John’s underrated ‘Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters’ in a bid to unite their electronic stylings with an undeniable pop icon.

Treading respectfully over the originals instantly recognisable top line, Pnau turn this nostalgic ballad into a fresh-faced injection of euphorically charged Electronica. Ornamented with uplifting synth play and an infectious array of instrumental leads, their controversial turn is an ultimately satisfying and uniquely tailored tribute to the more emotive realms of 1970’s pop. With Pete Tong voicing his approval amid of his weekly Essential Selection radio shows, ‘Good Moorning to the Night’ is proving an instant classic across the board.

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Full album is set for release on July 16th.

Words by Dan Carter

Having rekindled the values of remixing with a sturdy clash of club music and classic Elton John, Pnau’s ‘Good Morning To The Night’, is given a lick of Electro stylings from Belgium’s own Siege. Premiered on the bank holiday edition of Pete Tong’s Essential Selection show, the remix received the same ardent adoration as its predecessor.

Still utilizing the vocal assets of Sir Elton John, the new energy conjured in Sieges take is led by a blazing array of strong leads and chaotic chord play. Outside of its heavier drum progressions, Siege’s remix remains the perfect digression from the originals more feel-good hallmarks and turns a blatant classic of late into a full frontal club stormer that is sure to be at play throughout the summer season.

‘Good Morning To The Night’ will be released on June 25.

Elton vs. Pnau – Good Morning To The Night (Siege ‘To The Night’ Remix)

Words by Dan Carter

Some would say there is a circle reserved in hell for people who attempt to deface the work of Sir Elton John. Nick Littlemore and Peter Mayes, however, have never been a duo to conform to public consensus. Following on from their blistering album ‘Soft Universe’ for Ministry of Sound, the daring duo embrace John’s underrated ‘Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters’ in a bid to unite their electronic stylings with an undeniable pop icon.

Treading respectfully over the originals instantly recognisable top line, Pnau turn this nostalgic ballad into a fresh-faced injection of euphorically charged Electronica. Ornamented with uplifting synth play and an infectious array of instrumental leads, their controversial turn is an ultimately satisfying and uniquely tailored tribute to the more emotive realms of 1970’s pop. With Pete Tong voicing his approval amid of his weekly Essential Selection radio shows, ‘Good Moorning to the Night’ is proving an instant classic across the board.

‘Good Morning To The Night’ is released on June 25.

Official teaser

Words by Dan Carter

Meanwhile the original has planted itself as a comfortable asset to Nick Littlemore and Peter Mayes’ fourth studio album under the moniker of Pnau, the Tommy Trash remix has made an equally impressive impression as the indisputed headliner of it’s very remix package. Red hot off the Swedish House Mafia-approved remix for Ladi Dadi and with his debut single for PinkStar, titled Cascade, planted firmly on Beatport’s top 10, this decade’s arguably most game-changing character within electro-house continues to make some serious moves towards the créme de la créme of clubland as his playful take on Pnau has finally released. Flipping from clangerous sound combinations and Nick Littlemore’s distinguished vocal into that rugged, signature drop of his, the winds seem to do nothing but continue to favour this Australia-born, London-based DJ and producer.

Pnau – Unite Us (Tommy Trash Remix) [Ministry Of Sound] – Amazon Link
(Worldwide release coming shortly)

Pnau – Unite Us (Tommy Trash Remix)

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Unlike the recently previewed and significantly filthier Tommy Trash remix, Christophe Hoeffel, also known as Kris Menace, gives us his smooth progressive remix to Pnau’s Unite Us, the single that saw its release as part of the Australian duo’s fourth album. With a profound liking of utmostly melodious and harmonic synth notes and a tad of French touch, the German, with collaborations alongside the likes of Alan Braxe, Lifelike, Felix Da Housecat and Fred Falke under his belt, is one of the most underestimated producers of his time. Whilst still thriving from last year’s debut on Size Records and release of Walkin On The Moon, Kris Menace ushered into 2011 with the Phoenix / Triangle EP on Size, followed by the Pete Tong-supported remix on The Last Dance.

Now, hot off a feature on Fred Falke’s recent debut artist album, the German remixes Pnau’s ‘Unite Us’ into a gentle piece. Essentially complemented by the rapturing vocals from Nick Littlemore, the Kris Menace provides the listener with a delightful hint of euphoria and joy.

It’s officially released on February 5th 2012 via Ministry Of Sound’s Etcetc Music.

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As it was literally just revealed that a Tommy Trash interpretation on Swedish House Mafia and Knife Party’s Antidote will be accompanying the original in the sought-after release package coming out early 2012, the Australia-originated Tommy Trash discloses a teaser of a new remix to the dance music act from down-under that is Pnau. After releasing Tim Mason and Adrian Lux & Blende remixes of Solid Ground, a second single from Pnau’s fourth album gets remixed, now by the electro-house icon of the moment among others. While the graceful vocals from Nick Littlemore slickly hover atop what could best be described as the calm before an inferno of filthy, weird and absolute stunning sound combinations, Trash shows indications of what looks to be another signature belter from the Aussie turned London resident. Joining in on the discography alongside The End, Future Folk and blinding remixes on One Last RideAliveEdge Of The Earth and Slumber, this remix of Unite Us is certainly not due to march successfully by itself.

The remixes to ‘Unite Us’ are due out February 5th via Ministry Of Sound’s etcetc Music.

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In addition to the released Adrian Lux and Blende remix, progressive house prodigy, Tim Mason, from Brighton, England offers his astounding version. Responsible for having produced one of this year’s probably hottest club bangers – The Moment – and with a few vital gems lined up for release such as the Tiësto-supported Size follow-up, entitled Anima, and the remix on Red Hot Chili Peppers almighty Otherside classic, there seem to be no stopping young Mason this year. Starring a firmly and susceptively appealing vocal from Nick Littlemore of Pnau, Tim tips the groovy original of Solid Ground with a touch of his renowned and uplifting sound. Following an immense string of big room remixes on Lucid’s I Can’t Help Myself, David Guetta’s Where Them Girls At and Open Your Eyes by Alex Metric and Steve Angello, another long-awaited anthem from the incredible Size talent is out!

Pnau – Solid Ground (Too Much Worth Living For) (Tim Mason Remix) [etcetc] – Beatport Link

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In addition to the released Adrian Lux and Blende remix, progressive house prodigy, Tim Mason, from Brighton, England unveils a taster for his astounding version. Responsible for having produced one of this year’s probably hottest club bangers – The Moment – and with a few vital gems lined up for release from his corner like the Steve Angello-supported remix of Lucid’s I Can’t Help Myself, there seem to be no stopping young Mason. Starring a firmly and susceptively appealing vocal from Nick Littlemore of Pnau, Tim tips the groovy original of Solid Ground with a touch of his renowned and uplifting sound. Following the way too inglorious but absolute immense remix on David Guetta’s Where Them Girls At and the one of Open Your Eyes by Alex Metric and Steve Angello, it seems we’ve got a new anthem on the rise at Tim Mason headquarters. It’s set to release on October 2nd, have a listen!

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Originating from Sweden capital, Adrian Lux has surely made his country proud with a string of hits under his belt, including the unequal Axtone instalment – Teenage Crime. Teaming up alongside London duo Blende, Lux comes on the heels of the floorfiller remix of Bullets in early March with a new one for Pnau’s Solid Ground single, taken from their new album. With the sensitive voice of Nick Littlemore at their mercy and inspired by the embellished sounds of old-school French house, the three party collective enhances the catchy interludes of the original with a mainstay groove worthy of recognition. In anticipation for his take on Daft Punk’s Derezzed to enter clubland, what way to enjoy the Summer than with a dash of that contagious instrumentals and Nick’s silky vocals?

Pnau – Solid Ground (Adrian Lux & Blende Remix) [etcetc] - iTunes Link

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