This man is always on point with his productions. Today Elias Tzikas have given us a fantastic exclusive, a strong edit of The Beloved’s amazing ‘Sun Rising’. This one beefs up the low-end, cleans out the cobwebs and gives it 15% more hihats. It pulls out some of the more dated vocals and imbues it with some Balearic soul. Perfect to get the wheels turning in the right direction on a friday. Got a long walk home this evening? Not any more.
It would be just plain weird if we went a whole year without once posting something to do with Jamiroquai. This sexy little remix by Shook was actually made 2 years ago but he’s only loosed it to us now. Quality stuff and a good pairing. If you have a pair of mirrored sunglasses in your drawer from 2001, nows the time to get em out. The devil is in the details on this remix, barely audible hits and stabs give it a unique feel and keep it fresh.
Some nice beats from across the pool today as USA based Poolside jump in. This washed out shoegazer from the duo has their signature haunting vocals. A strong composition and a production prowess give this a classy feel, but that has always been this groups strength, flirting with cheezy but remaining effortlessly classy. It’s the kind of track that makes you pine for and old love, an old friend or even that banana you ate for lunch.
To celebrate his first ever London gig with us on the 22nd of June Late Nite Tuff Guy is giving away a track exclusively on House of Disco.
This groove laden edit of Sharon Redd’s classic ‘Can You Handle It’ has got Late Nite Tuff Guy’s sound stamped all over it. Its got an infectiously complex groove and a tonne of instrumental joy from strings to brass. The most adventurous element of this accomplished edit is the spoken word vocals, resisting the temptation to overuse the hooky vocals of the original. If you think you can handle it come along to see him tear it up on the 22nd at Corsica Studios where he’ll be joined by, Nicolas (Live), Roberto Rodriguez, Citizen, Dicky Trisco, Chris Duckenfield, Magnier and a heap more.
Another smasher of an edit from Den Ishu. This moody midtempo edit has buckets of sleaze due to its subby kick and vocal stabs, lightened by the occasional harmonica. This doesn’t sound like it was done in 5 hours but it was, testament to what Den can do and the strength of the original, which I had to admit I had never heard. The break is particularly evocative.