Editors’ Selections: Week of July 29th, 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.
Sleazy McQueen – Mrs. Vandebilt (Sleazy McQueen Re-Edit)
God bless Todd Terje’s Essential Mix for bringing me back to Paul McCartney & Wings’ “Mrs. Vandebilt” and Sleazy McQueen’s fabulous dancefloor re-edit.
This editor’s selection is premised on the fact you’ve already streamed Rudimental’s Home album in its entirety. If you have, great! Time for the remixes (if you haven’t, do yourself a favor and get to it). Roz’s take on the organ- and brass-laced “Feel The Love” goes for a trap feel over the original’s take on drum n’ bass. Though the album version tugs more at the heartstrings, the rework juxtaposes the sung lines with Childish Gambino’s rhymes for a feel good hip-hop vibe. A perfect end of summer tune, the remix has the added bonus of tiding you over until you can officially own Home August 6th.
Michael Gracioppo – Creep (feat. Wayne Tennant)
Retro Stefson – Qween (Kraak & Smaak Remix)
Kraak & Smaak remain one of the most understated European powerhouses in modern house music. Whilst I am thrilled to learn that their next album will drop at this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event, their remix for Retro Sefson’s “Qween” pots the instrumental valor that has carried their name across the globe. Successfully thickening the plot for all things deep and melodically refined, the track tells of a homerun year on all counts for the Dutch trio.
Monitor 66 feat. Oh Deer – Cur
I realize this is only a snippet, but I’m too impatient to wait for the digital full release to come out for my selection for the week. Monitor 66 encompass my favorite sound at the moment, a combination of smooth disco vibes with deep nuances cleverly entitled “sunset disco.” To me, this is pure, raw house music is it’s finest form and I can’t wait to watch these guys explode in popularity