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If the past couple of years have taught us anything, it is that Vanguard is on fire, ready and willing to push every boundary within Electronic Music imaginable. Back with a new release for vintage-laden, French record label Juicy, James Thomas embraces his downtempo mindset to create a beautiful piece of music, complete with a clever sample from Brandy’s 1995 hit, ‘Sittin’ Up In My Room.’ Though only purchasable as part of a five-track EP, the French label offers up the release at a price of your own choosing.

Out now on Juicy Tunes.

Within a year that has balanced visionary movements with blatant mediocrity for global Dance music, the Welsh duo known as Vanguard has strongly circled the prior. But back with a new free original track for the final leg of 2012, Tom Morgan and James Thomas channel sturdy grooves and infectious rerunning vocal samples through a continuous yet befitting wave of filter effects for ‘Aurora’. Lacing eclectic synthesiser movements into the solid groove induced core, a little old school attribute is enough to send this track into the ranks of nostalgic set piece for a music style now lost amid Dance music’s more oversubscribed sub-genres.

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Say what you will about The Ting Tings, but they have certainly set up some quality remix opportunities. French House enthusiasts Tom Morgan and James Thomas take upon the task of injecting a little vintage love into ‘Hang It Up’ under the guise of their Vanguard moniker. Omitting the pop rock fundamentality of the infectious original, the rising Welsh outfit’s diligent 80’s take will be music to the ears of those missing the influential attributes of Daft Punk. Lacing eclectic synthesiser movements into the solid groove induced core of their affirmative remodel, a little old school attribute is enough to send this otherwise uninspiring track into the ranks of nostalgic set piece for a style of music now lost amid EDM’s more oversubscribed sub-genres.

The Ting Tings – Hang It Up (Vanguard Remix) [Sony Music] – iTunes Link

Words by Dan Carter

Making their debut release in 2003, it was not until this year’s signing with Kris Menace’s Work It Baby Records and the release of their signature single, entitled Loving Someone Else, that Tom Morgan and James Thomas, also known as Vanguard, firmly set their name on the radar of essential producers of French house. Coming off the emittance of their Oysters In The Half Shell EP and their remixes on Uptown Beat and Eskimo Boy, their hands are turned to the artistic production of a cut out of the electro-synth duo that are The Scientists of Modern Music and the Aussie’s latest single – Because If I Die. Evoking a desire to move, the Welsh duo and their twist to the genre pioneered by Daft Punk, Justice and Cassius pull out another peerless release, representing Rubber Records.

The Scientists of Modern Music – Because If I Die (Vanguard Remix) [Rubber Records] – iTunes Link

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Headlined by the immensely catchy Loving Someone Else single which rendered the Welsh duo’s first high-end prosperities in early February, Vanguard releases their very first EP on Work It Baby Records named Oysters In The Half Shell. Their refined twist to French touch has most certainly caught some attention lately thanks to their takes on Uptown Beat and Eskimo Boy as well as their Morning Light single from April. Not only is the dynamics of the four piece-package as brilliant as it could be, consisting of four very distinguished tunes, the productions themselves are some serious proofs of top notch appeals for your aural cavities.

Vanguard – Oysters In The Half Shell EP [Work It Baby Records] – Beatport Link

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Going on the heels of the stunning Loving Someone Else single, James Thomas and Tom Morgan are releasing a follow-up to the catchy joint with a remix, representing Sugarland Records. The future is surely looking bright for the young talents from West Wales, Vanguard, now being topical with this remix of Silver Disco’s Uptown Beat, which they graced so brilliantly with the groovy sounds of the French house genre.

Silver Disco – Uptown Beat (Vanguard Remix) [Sugarland Records] – Beatport Link

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BBC Radio 1-championed West Wales duo Vanguard sheds light on another outstanding piece of theirs. The highly underestimated youngsters take on Strange Talk’s groovy Eskimo Boy, gracing it with their extensive brilliance and love for the incredible sounds of French touch. Having successfully launched the superb Loving Someone Else earlier this year, their reputation are soaring as they’re handing out free copies of their latest remix, don’t miss out!

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Being a essential piece of the French house puzzle, the talents of Vanguard have reached eminence with their recent trademarker, the catchy Loving Someone Else, they’re now firing away a brand new single of theirs as a free treat to us all as the Easter holidays lay by our feet. Graced with a mysteriously brilliant vocal, Morning Light is yet another smash from the Welsh duo. Grab yourself a free copy now!

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Going on the heels of the stunning Loving Someone Else single, James Thomas and Tom Morgan are preparing a follow-up to the catchy joint with a remix, representing Sugarland Records. The future is looking bright for the young talents of Vanguard, now being topical with this remix of Silver Disco’s Uptown Beat, which they graced so brilliantly with the groovy sounds of the French house genre. It’s due out May 23rd, have a listen!

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The shooting-stars from the United Kingdom, James Thomas and Tom Morgan, are the forces behind the brilliant project – Vanguard. Representing the true spirit of the French-house genre – or as they themselves would like to call it, Welsh House – they deliver a feel-good anthem called Loving Someone Else. An amazing and groovy piece, available now through Work It Baby Records!

Vanguard – Loving Someone Else [Work It Baby Records] – Beatport Link

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