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Remix Galore! La Felix + That’s Nice – “Delicious”

Just recently we were all treated to an infectious disco-pop track called “Delicious”, which came from Mexican producer That’s Nice and New Zealand producer La Felix, and this week they are giving us four very awesome remixes by four of their favorite people right now: Patawawa, July ChildREFLEX  and Dino Soccio.

Patawawa Remix
“These guys actually reached out to me through my facebook page, not saying much but showing me their work. I thought they were pretty funky. I talked about doing something together which hasn’t happened but I thought having their vibe on ‘Delicious’ would be a good start.” – That’s Nice

July Child Remix

“July Child and I got to remix the same song for Le Youth last year. I thought their remix was actually really good and I wanted them to have a go at ‘Delicious’. I was pretty sure they would do a great job and I wasn’t wrong”  – That’s Nice

REFLEX Remix
“Been following REFLEX for quite some time now. I love their sound and their tracks are very DJ friendly. Whenever I get to play a DJ set, I often drop some of their tunes in there. Now, it’s even better I’ll  be able to drop their remix version of one of my tunes! ”

Dino Soccio Remix
“Been a fan of both That’s Nice and La Felix for awhile now, was excited to do a Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis 80s take on Delicious, bring out that breakbeat funk.” – Dino SoccioCheck out all of the tracks below:

That’s Nice and La Felix discovered each other online, initially sending emails of rough ideas and different beats. Ultimately, “Delicious” was the result.

“When we first started it, I sort of got the Daft Punk vibe, which is one of our main influences. We wanted to keep it very simple just like that Daft Punk song ‘Get Lucky’; small instrumentation but every instrument playing its part, having its moment throughout the song, and not overdoing it with production. By the time we were almost done, I was in Los Angeles doing some production work and seeing a lot of my producer friends adding real live drums to their disco-dance tunes. We needed to try that. So, last minute we completely changed the drum sound from electronic to a more organic natural sound instead using a real kick drum, a real snare, and real hi-hats.” – That’s Nice

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Listen: Night Drive – Where I End And You Begin (Radiohead Cover)

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Listen: Night Drive – Where I End And You Begin (Radiohead Cover)

(Download the track free via the band’s Facebook and Soundcloud pages.)

Night Drive transforms Radiohead’s “Where I End and You Begin” into a pulsing, hypnotic, electro-pop track. The band embraces Radiohead’s moody and brooding vibe while bringing Night Drive’s style of dark, disco-pop fans have dubbed as “Future Wave.”

The cover came about completely by chance. While in the studio working on a new track, Night Drive realized the main groove happen to meld perfectly with a Radiohead track. Fascinated by this marriage, they couldn’t resist the opportunity.

Keep your eyes open. The band releases this cover to announce their new album, scheduled for an early 2015 release. First single, “Young Rivals” to be released this September with an official remix by ASTR and official music video by their ongoing visual collaborators, Lobo Sucio Creative.

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Video: Hank & Cupcakes – “Sweet Potion”

In October of last year, I posted an intro to Hank & Cupcakes as well as a free download of “Sweet Potion”. Now, here’s the video to check out. Also, the duo will be here in Pittsburgh for a show at Howler’s on March 27th.

Download: Hank & Cupcakes – “Sweet Potion”

 

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Download: Hank & Cupcakes

Flush with simmering sexuality and irresistible dance pulse, Brooklyn-based Hank & Cupcakes are the coalescence of rock without guitars and pop without synthesizers. Hailing from Tel Aviv, the duo consist of powerhouse vocalist/drummer Cupcakes and bassist/pedal board magician Hank. Named in reference to Charles “Hank” Bukowski and one of his real-life lovers “Cupcakes,” they have been honing their explosive live performances in front of US audiences since they arrived in 2008. Fully realized now, the show is a raucous bash, where the mesmerizing Cupcakes stands to bang her drum kit only breaking the beat to catalyze a dance party with the crowd.

Hank & Cupcakes recorded their debut album with Swedish producer Ludwig Boss at the legendary Hansa Studios in Berlin where landmark records from U2, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Depeche Mode, Nick Cave, R.E.M. & many more were made. First single “Sweet Potion,” which premiered today with MTV Hive, is the perfect balance of Hank’s cool progression on the bass and Cupcakes’ lyrical hooks and percussive assault. They are offering it as a free MP3 in advance of a brand new EP release October 22nd on BMG Rights Management.

Don’t miss the duo when they take their magnetic live show on the road this month in anticipation of a 2013 album release that will further showcase their postmodern brand of disco pop.

Download: Hank & Cupcakes – “Sweet Potion”

10/18: Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy
10/19: Pittston, PA @ The Rattler
10/20: NYC Wreckroom CMJ showcase @ Fontana’s
10/23: Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
10/24: Charleston, SC @ The Sparrow
10/25: Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits Live
10/26: Miami, FL @ The Stage
10/27: Tampa, FL @ Czar
10/28: Sarasota, FL @ Shamrock
10/31: Saratoga Springs, NY @ Putnam Den
11/1: Buffalo, NY @ Duke’s Bohemian Grove Bar
11/2: Rochester, NY @ Bugjar
11/3: Harrisburg, PA @ HMAC
11/6: Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s
11/7: Bloomington, IN @ Bluebird
11/8: Indianapolis, IN @ Melody Inn
11/9: Chicago, IL @ Schubas
12/8: New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge

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Highly Anticipated: Poolside

This early taste from Poolside’s debut album (due in 2012) is this gorgeous, thumping slice of anthemic disco-pop. Poolside’s Filip and Jeff filmed this video during a wilderness excursion into the legendary Red Rock landscape of Sedona, Arizona. LOVE.

 

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