Norwegian act Lemaitre’s Wait is already one helluva grooving tune, featuring fantastic vocals by Lolo. Now, New York producer Jenaux has raised the energy level sky high with an irresistible electro house leaning approach on the nu-disco song. Jenaux’s remix is a colossal banger that will get you jumping and dancing the night away, whether in your room or out on a packed Friday night club floor.
I randomly caught this one on my Facebook feed earlier today, shared by a friend, but I was immediately taken in by this Smalltalk remix of Jamie xx’s lush gem All Under One Roof Raving. It’s such a bassy house version that keeps the retains the steel drum tropical charm of the original but raises the untz untz factor just enough more. I could dance the night away to this jam. All under one roof, right? As for Smalltalk, I can’t dig up much about the producer, him or her… Quite mysterious, indeed.
And now, it’s time for a PREMIERE, one I’m more than honored to debut here on I Heart Moosiq.
Palm Beach based electronic producer PLS&TY dropped a super sick remix of Parisian producer Kultur’s Close To You after his recent release of original Cartel on Freakstep Records. The remix is an emotional, enchanting journey, full of atmospheric sparkles and cinematic beauty that reminds me greatly of red hot Seattle duo Odesza, but mixed with some of the chill trap flavors of Australia’s Flume. Flume is one of my favorite all time chill trap producers, and Odesza has been flooring me with their debut album this past week. PLS&TY reminding me of the two acts all at once is something immeasurably pleasurable, or, shall we say, divine.
I know I just shared Kodak To Graph’s remix of Slow Magic’s Girls yesterday, which I love so very much, nearly to death. But Mad Decent signed UK artist Daktyl does a stellar job on his remix of the mysterious producer’s tune, too, giving it plenty of ethereal effervescence and frothy appeal. Daktyl’s version has a smoother, less ebullient, more chilled out finish, unlike Kodak To Graph’s intense, dramatic remix. I could just have them looping on repeat, along with the original, without end. Slow Magic’s Girls rules.
UV Boi, an Australian producer who you might recognize from his collaboration with Ryan Hemsworth on Gods, dropped a sick and filthy remix of fellow Australian producer Hatch’s New Direction. The end result is an utterly sick trap tune, blending guttural, satisfying bass with the track’s melodious vocals. It’s one of my favorite new trap remixes of the day, and it also keyed me into Hatch, who blew me away with all the other tunes I streamed off his Soundcloud page, including soulful What You Need and Hold On Me, which samples classic, beloved Smokey Robinson. It comes as no surprise that I’m stunned and frozen in place addicted to shimmery music out of Australia yet again, with all their talented producer exports. Hatch is the latest one I’d recommend we keep an eye on. Of course, UV Boi’s on the rise, too. Hatch will release Direction and UV Boi’s remix on September 22 via Onelove Recordings.
Mick Jenkins is a rapper making a growing name for himself out of Chicago, and on his latest tune Rain, he made the brilliant decision to team up with Montreal based producer Kaytranada. The gritty verses flow smoothly over Kaytranada’s heady, fluid production. I can nearly feel the rain drops on my head. I’m so going to visit this when it finally DOES rain in the Bay, which we need very, very much.
Jessie Ware’s Say You Love Me gets the royal treatment from UK duo Gorgon City on this bumping house and garage remix, a fabulous track out just in time for the weekend. As always, Jessie’s vocals lend themselves very nicely to bouncy beats and high spirited club music. Both Gorgon City and Jessie Ware have albums coming out soon, and I can’t wait for either of them. Gorgon City’s debut album Sirens is out October 6, while Jessie Ware’s sophomore album Tough Love will be out October 13. October’s going to be amazeballs.
Olympic Ayres has thrilled my ears endlessly with their synthy and funky tunes. This week sees the release of the Australian duo’s Leisureplex EP, consisting of 6 upbeat and vivacious tunes, including previously featured gems Control and Say My Name. We Can Learn is another delightful jam off the EP, full of infectious melody and snappy beats. If you’re fond of Miami Horror and Holy Ghost!, picture the two melding into one. Revisit Control below, then head over and listen to the full EP, here. Get set to get up and dance!
Aaron Jerome, aka the all too talented producer SBTRKT, has been blowing everyone out of the water with his new tunes of late, many of them featuring massive guest talent, like Ezra Koenig, Raury, and so many others. His sure to be brilliant new album Wonder Where We Land will be out September 23 via Young Turks. Today, Jerome revealed a new track off the release, and this one features vocals by British artist Denai Moore. The Light is a beautiful balance of soulful vocals and hypnotizing minimalist electronic production. It might actually be my favorite we’ve heard off the album so far. I love the spacious, ominous production.
Milosh, one half of that transcendental act so many of us love known as Rhye, has returned! His new track, Right Never Comes, is as satiny smooth and spine tingling good as one would expect from the man and his silken voice. Right Never Comes glides along with plenty of soulful R&B passion despite its minimalist style. Exquisite and elegant, it’s one of the most beautiful songs to come out this week.
Pale first blew me away over a year ago with their organic, hypnotizing, and minimalist soundscapes. Their electronic pop music is moody, yet so beautiful and gripping. The London act has released a video for their melting, honeyed single Comeback, an R&B pop imbued slow burner full of forlorn, sigh inducing lovesickness. The track follows on prior single New Man, a far darker and dramatic track with an electrifying production that evokes more somber Kavinsky and Daft Punk. Revisit below the video for Comeback.
There’s no doubt that Scandinavian artists do electropop well, and Swedish duo Korallreven is back to remind us that with their fantastic new tune Death Is Not For Us, a first taste off their sophomore album, Second Coming, out November 4 on Cascine. Though Death Is Not For Us carries some tropics tinged brightness, there’s also some underlying darkness to the track and its lyrics. It’s a delicious balance and a floaty, animated treat.