So I’m off to Portland this week, hopefully it won’t be raining the entire time. Music unrelated to that comment, finally weening myself off Hype Machine a bit, starting off with the Fred Falke remix of Nero Reaching Out. It’s an older one, but well it’s a great track. Slightly different sounding remix by Plastic Plates of Nile Delta Aztec. Actually reminds me of the good old days of when I started this blog, light techno I guess with an awesome beat. Lastly, the Aeroplane remix of Surahn Wonderful. Funky.
Posting a great track from a the newest album The Presets released back in September called Pacifica. I’ve yet to fully listen to this album, I will have to do so now! I miss Australian electro, and I definitely find that The Presets is one of the duos that help define that genre of music. I love how clean Promises is, and like it just as much as the remixes. The Lifelike remix adds a nice baseline to the track, a small touch that gives it a bit more of a retro feel to the song which I’m all for. The Plastic Plates changes the track quite a bit, altering the beat completely. It’s a great listen, I actually really enjoyed the Plastic Plates remix.
The Presets – Promises
No that isn’t Rebecca Black, sheesh. Got some great tracks for you today, and despite them being popular on Hype Machine, I actually found most of them on Soundcloud! What a great place for music. Starting off with a great track suggested from one of you guys, the Plastic Plates remix of Strange Talk Cast Away. Awesome remix, thanks for forwarding it to me, more of this! Second is the RAC remix of Chromeo Bonafied’ Lovin which I though I had heard enough of, but apparently not. Great rendition of the track, I can always trust RAC to properly revamp something. One minute in, such a great sound. Thirdly is the Jay Lamar and Jesse Oliver remix of Viceroy Chase Us Around. Always loved Viceroy, this remix is pretty pleasant, we need to move away from the upbeat sometimes. Leaving off with the Oliver remix of Aeroplane‘s We Can’t Fly… oh so retro electro or funktronica? These guys are great. If you’re looking for the Zimmer mix because you got linked here, it’s on this post.
Seems to be time for my bimonthly post. I really don’t mean it to be bimonthly, but alas, time is limited on my side. Let’s start off with a Plastic Plates remix of The Magician featuring Jeppe. I’ve been posting a lot of Plastic Plates recently, I hope they keep it up. I’ve seen too many of my favorite remix producers either just fade out or go solo and it’s just not the same. I know, there’s no glory in producing remixes, but god damn I love them. Second up is the VillA remix of BENI featuring Mattie Safer Someone Just Like You which has an absolutely amazing beat. Fuck why don’t I hear that more often? Did retro die or something? It’s all this dubstep and textbook techno shit coming out. Which brings me to the last remix, I’m joking I’m joking!! It might be another remix of Foster the People Pumped Up Kicks, but Bridge & Law did a great job doing it. I really liked how the remix flowed, there were some real gem moments in the track, especially when they got creative unlike the majority of the other remixes of this song.
BENI feat. Mattie Safer – Someone Just Like You (VillA Remix)
Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks (Bridge & Law Remix)
Alright, I enjoyed the tone of this post quite a bit when I was putting it together. Retro? Electro. The Plastic Plates remix of Body Language Social Studies which got my attention right away. Love the way it sounds. This is where the retro really kicks in, two Moonlight Matters remixes, one of Is Tropical The Greeks and the other of Alex Winston Sister Wife. I kind of felt like these should’ve been put in a James Bond movie? Not sure why I feel that. Oh, and it’s finally summer!