Editors’ Selections: Week of April 15th, 2013
by: Cara Daley
Apr 20, 2013
Editors’ Selections is an opportunity for your favorite Dancing Astronaut contributors to talk about some of the music they’re listening to that we might not always get an opportunity to post about from week to week. Sometimes it’s out there, sometimes it’s obscure, but you’ll always get a peek into what we’re loving behind closed doors.
Ellie Goulding – My Blood (Kastle Remix)
I hate genre specifications in dance music, they always seem to spark unnecessary debate and do very little to actually define the sound – it’s like name dropping for pretentious audiophiles. Is Kastle’s remix of Ellie Goulding’s “My Blood” future trap garage indie house? Who knows, who cares, what really matters is that this remix strikes the perfect balance between eerie and beautiful and you can download the entire remix EP for free.
Daft Punk – Get Lucky (We Plants Are Happy Plants Remix Part II)
Hungary’s We Plants Are Happy Plants first remixed this Daft Punk tune when it was a 30-second nameless snippet from SNL. Now armed with Pharell’s vocals, the second version keeps the funk stronger than the original, playing up the guitar but layering under it. At the risk of blasphemy, the WPAHP mix has an extra bounce the now-released radio edit just doesn’t carry, but stays true enough to its predecessor to serve more as an enhancement than a remix.
DVWLX – Not Another Love Song
You’ve definitely never heard this dude’s name, but you may know the kind of quality music Black Butter Records supports. DVWLX may only have 50 fans on Facebook, but one listen to this track (and the rest of his EP) will convert you. Think dirtybird bass, but dirtier.
Valentine feat. Kyiki – DE$IGNATED (AppleBottom Remix)
With the days beginning to warm up I’m actively in search of “feel good” summer songs and AppleBottom’s remix of “DE$IGNATED” fits the bill. The 18-year old house producer packages all the necessary elements to lift ones spirits into six blissful minutes The coquettish vocals, bouncy bass, and funky vibes are both infectious and addicting — you’re not likely to stop playing this remix any time soon.
Davd Herrero – Coconut (Original Mix)
Spanish tech house stalwart David Herrero returns with a strong showing on “Coconut,” a groove-based track carried by its steady rolling bass-line. Herrero’s veteran touch shows on the production’s crisp percussion and tropical bounce, as well as the interesting ambient noise employed during builds and breakdowns. Look no further for a soundtrack to the budding summer.