Editors’ Selections: Week of June 10th, 2013Editors Selections 2

Editors’ Selections: Week of June 10th, 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. 


Rüfüs – Desert Night

Not available until June 21st, Rüfüs’s “Desert Night” fuses indie dance vibes with a sex-fueled deep house bass line.  Like most everything electronic that comes out of Australia, “Desert Night” is smooth in its delivery — poppy enough to be easily consumed but nuanced enough to establish a charming style all its own.


Cashmere Cat – Mirror Maru (G.Vump Remix)

Like most gen-whatevers, when I like something I want more of it. The same held true for G.Vump, and after their Birdy Nam Nam remix came out this week I took to SoundCloud to feed the beast. What I scrounged up was their remix of Cashmere Cat’s “Mirror Marou,” a tune accurately described as “catnip for people.” A blend of vintage hotel lobby soundtrack and hi-hat laced, piano pumped, helium hued production work, Louis and Guillaume complete the tune with a cat sample. Meow.


Klingande – Jubel (Original Mix)

The saxophone is back ladies and gents. Klingande, composed of French students Cedric & Edgar only starting making music together last December resulting in masterpiece “Jubel.” The track has been making mad waves across Europe, and will be sure to blow up soon within North America. Infusing countless layers of sound mixed with a subtle vocal, it’s impossible to not feel something while listening.

Phonat – Identity Theft
With phased organ chords and masterful employ of arpeggiators, the latest OWSLA artist constructs an ambling and easygoing soundscape that employs an eye-opening number of varying elements in unpredictable ways. When the ebb and flow of effected vocals kicks in, Phonat’s lighthearted synths and staggered percussive elements reach a casual climax that allows the listener to appreciate the production’s intensity without sacrificing its intricacies.
A-Trak & Dillon Francis – Money Makin’ (45 King Bonus Beats Remix)
Shockingly, a vast majority of the people I meet think that the 45 King’s reign ended at “The 900 Number’ and producing for some hip hops greatest assets. Cue when I caught wind of his take of A-Trak and Dillon Francis’s “Money Making,” my heart quit literally scratched a beat. A break beat spectacle with all the warm hip hop hallmarks that fuelled my tender years. As nostalgic as it is outstanding amid the otherwise accomplished remix package, Mark the 45 King delivers the goods like few other trailblazers ever could. Long live the break!
Sasha – Cut Me Down (Maher Daniel’s Breaks Mix)
Maher Daniel is still coming up in the meritocratic world of techno, but at times slow and steady might just win the race. His breaks mix of relatively intense “Cut Me Down” (which 2011’s IMS Ibiza anthem and Sasha’s first vocal track in over 10 years), slows the heart rate to just the right intensity for a swelling and emotional take on the legend’s original. If I didn’t know better, I’d guess this was another unreleased Involv3r track.

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