Editors’ Selections: Week of April 29th, 2013
by: Cara Daley
May 4, 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.
The Neighbourhood – Sweater Weather (James Lavelle Remix)
There’s nothing like a track that commands your attention from first bar to last. James Lavelle’s remix to The Neighbourhood’s “Sweater Weather” features a softened bassline that builds to a dramatic, yet carefully crafted breakdown. This mellow groover is the perfect track to throw on your iPod and listen to on a set of decent headphones.
Rush West – Dear Friends
If you have a taste for tingly, feel good trancey electro house (and who doesn’t?) Rush West’s “Dear Friends” hits the sweet spot. Supported by Dyro and W&W, the tune is poppy, bouncy and tonally captivating with a melody that lingers. If this is the first you hear of Rush West it won’t be the last, as this pair of 18-year-old Swedes are just getting started on Armada’s Trice imprint.
Kartell – It’s You (Original Mix)
Last night I went out with the Stafford Brothers. Today my head is splitting. Thankfully I have the Kartell’s “It’s You” to ease the throbbing in my skull. Soothing the pain, Kartell delivers a silky smooth, codeine-laced production that oozes with sensuality, its drippy percussion and vocal cues firing off your dopamine receptors. Experience this one in a pair of nice headphones, you won’t be disappointed.
Asa – Ebony (Sorrow Remix)
Asa previewed Sorrow’s sensuously deep dubstep/breaks remix to “Ebony” nearly a year ago, and ever since then, I’m been waiting patiently to snag a decent copy of the track. Officially released a few weeks back on Asa’s Arcane EP, Sorrow’s remix creates an enveloping atmosphere prevailing in darkly alluring beauty. The track reminds me of some of KOAN Sound’s deeper productions.
Robyn – Call Your Girlfriend (Feed Me Remix)
I’ve spent the last week or so in New York, the city that never sleeps nor needs cell reception in their subways. Stripped of my usual Spotify and SoundCloud outlets while in transit, I turned to the mp3s I had stashed away on my iPhone and rediscovered this melodic dubstep gem. Quite simply, Feed Me puts on a production clinic on this dynamic reinterpretation of Robyn’s chart-topping single. You will never find a crisper snare. I dare you to try.
Alt-J – Dissolve Me (Planet of Sound Remix)
It probably took me longer than most to hop aboard the Alt-J train, but if there was any question about how good the band’s sound serves as a backdrop for powerful dance-focused reworks, Planet of Sound quickly squashed that. They transform the light indie rock song into a completely affecting pieces of music. Goosebumps.