Various - House Remix Internacional
One Direction, “You And I” (Louis La Roche Remix)
This is incredible. Seriously. I want an extended mix to play out because this is a perfect reworking of a disposable pop track (which I mean in the best way possible) into something much bigger and better.
Alex Metric & Oliver, “Galaxy”
Tight disco loops abound over a just-heavy-enough beat. If you don’t end up fist-pumping a bit over those breaks, I think you should probably talk to a doctor because your funk levels are critically low. This is off the forthcoming single for “Hope,” which is getting debuted on Skrillex’s OWSLA label in a few days via Drip.fm before a wider release on other digital platforms.
Passengers, “Girls Cost Money” (Auxiliary Tha Masterfader Play That Disco Music Edit)
In case you needed some italo today, AtM offered up this free edit of a fine example of the form. It’s a free download, so download it for free!
Starting with disco-tinged deep house and ending up in progressive heaven (a place we’ve not visited in a very long time indeed), the new Five Tracks mix is A) seven tracks long and B) very streamlined. Please enjoy, share and download.
Diamond Version (featuring Neil Tennant), “Were You There?”
Alva Noto and Byetone of Raster Noton teamed up with Japanese musician Atsuhiro Ito to form Diamond Version, an act that combines Ito’s use of noise created by modified fluorescent tubes with the minimal, abrasive post-techno that Noto and Byetone have been known for. With jagged spikes and an unerring rhythm underpinning guest Pet Shop Boy Neil Tennant’s plaintive chants and refrains, “Were You There” makes a strong statement for the trio and it has me very curious about their forthcoming album CI.
Tropic of Pisces, “Symmetry” (Lenno Remix)
This is a very typical mix by Lenno: soaring with high-end melodies and a tight control of the production. That means I like it very much.
Chet Faker, “1998”
Outside of having the best alias in dance music, Chet Faker occasionally makes records that I very much enjoy. This is one of them. It is from his new album, Built On Glass.
Blank & Jones, “Lazy Life” (Satin Jackets Remix)
Blank & Jones are one of those acts I associate with the early-to-mid 2000s when I think about them at all anymore, but this Satin Jackets bar-friendly remix of 2009’s “Lazy Life” is fine enough to make me think they’re worth reconsidering, especially as they were responsible for compiling the compilation this was taken from.
Pet Shop Boys, Live at Coachella 2014
A festival-friendly version of their current live show with some modifications for running time and the inclement conditions that having a music festival in the desert will bring. Looking forward to seeing this in person again in two weeks.
Special thanks to Randi Mason for letting me know about this.