Friday, October 8, 2010

if i'm not beside you i'm behind you

French Touch gods Daft Punk are true jacks-of-all-trades. Their robotic interpretation of the R&B/hip-hop beat is refreshing. The duo crafts a smooth, muffled soundscape over which Pharrell exercises his famous falsetto with his funk band N.E.R.D. along for the ride. To be honest, I'm not even close to digging the vocals, but try and listen to the backing track because it's gorgeous; this brand of robot hip-hop is something I could definitely get used to.
N.E.R.D. - Hypnotize U (prod. Daft Punk)

Before his Daft Punk days, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo was one half of Le Knight Club off the legendary French house imprint Crydamoure. Quinten 909 of the Netherlands (another goddamn Dutchman) has impressed the whole of Bright & Shiny with the consistently outrageous quality of his productions. He does it again here, making this song more like Daft Punk than it already was. Do yourself a favor and watch out for this guy.
Le Knight Club - Soul Bells (Quinten 909 Remix)

Geht's Noch?
, a couple of nice young men from Belgium, have made a very nice song. The build-up is very strange, but when it drops... well, you know the rest. And make sure you're wearing a helmet.
Geht's Noch? - Body Jack (Original Mix)

Frenetic, pounding electro beats: exactly what we've come to expect from Felix Cartal.
Felix Cartal - Love (Original Mix)

I don't know what this says about me, but I had never heard of Martin Solveig until the release of his Hello EP with Dragonette. That being said, I am now convinced this man is a genius. The lineup of artists he commissioned to rework this track is so obscene that he will have forced us to put nearly every track from the EP on the blog by the end of the week-- it's THAT good. Now, I do have a conscience, so I insist that you go and buy the "Hello (Club Mix)" on beatport this instant. It's better than all the remixes, which are incredible, because it will have everyone from your girlfriend to your grandmother on the dancefloor faster than you can say "Who the fuck is Martin Solveig?" The first remix is from Dada Life who bring their uniquely ragetastic brand of electro direct to your face. The second is from Dutch warlock Sidney Samson, taking it back to the good old days with some delicious acid house. God, I love acid house and Martin Solveig.
Martin Solveig & Dragonette - Hello (Dada Life Remix)

Martin Solveig & Dragonette - Hello (Sidney Samson Remix)

the Clubhaus

Today's edition of Clubhaus is a mainly Dutch production... like usual. First up is Oliver Twizt, with this sexy, afro-latin inspired track.
Oliver Twizt - Loca ft. Maluca

AFRO YAAK. This is just a preview ripped from Tongy's show on Radio 1, but it sounds to me like Afrojack is taking his interpretation of the Dutch sound in a new, more club compatible direction. This is the most spacious shit I've heard out of him in a while. I dare you to listen to this and not imagine yourself dancing your ass off in some futuristic, warehouse rave like the one in that awesome Yeasayer video.
Afrojack - Amanda (Radio Rip)

Speaking of spacious, I am very proud to bring you today a beautiful, prog-house song from AMERICAN producer, Ian Carey. Apparently Carey hails from Maryland like 3/4 of Bright & Shiny. Weird, right? Think again. Maryland is the next Netherlands. Mark my words, one day we'll all be listening to Maryland house when we're too drunk to do anything but dance. Anyway, this is the only good remix I've heard of chart-smashing single "Take Over Control" by Afrojack and it's VERY good.
Afrojack - Take Over Control ft. Eva Simmons (Ian Carey Remix)

Check out this sexy video for Swedish House Mafia's summer anthem "Miami 2 Ibiza" which came out a week ago.

Swedish House Mafia feat. Tinie Tempah - Miami 2 Ibiza from EMI Music Norway on Vimeo.


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