Monday, May 9, 2011

Don't Stop The Music

Surprise!!! You may have seen my name tossed around here a few times, but I come to you now as a new writer for the Bright & Shiny team.
What this means for you all: More good music, more often. These friends of mine, that I'm sure you have come to adore, introduced me to electronic music so you should find that my muiscal tastes are very similar. On that note, let's get down to it. I've got some goodies for you today.

Marlon Flohr and Ralph van Hilst, better known as Bassjackers, released this banger a few weeks a ago and their dutch house sound is on point. But it here on beatport and check out some of their monster remixes if you haven't already.
Bassjackers - Mush Mush (Original Mix)

My friends Beau requested this one at a party and it rocked the dance floor. Basically, people lost it. I don't know much about the Brooklyn-based DJ/Producer Gustolabs , but this Avicii edit wll get anybody dancing.
Avicii - Fuck The Music (Gustolabs Re-edit)

The Magician, formerly one-half of Aeroplane, has been doing quite well for himself in his solo efforts and this Yuksek remix is no exception. Well placed piano stabs come in around the 1 minutes mark and compliment the vocals very well. I can't get this song out of my head.
Yuksek - On a Train (Magician Remix)

This one comes off of Scream & Shout Recordings from newcomer(s)? Damn Stupid. Little is known about them, but coming from a label that includes the likes of Deniz Koyu and Bodybangers you can be sure they're not messing around. This electro number, 'Goodbye Girl', includes an apparent, but very effective sample of 'Animal Rights' and hits hard.
Damn Stupid - Goodbye Girl (Original Mix)

I love the funk. Zapp & Roger, a soul and funk band from the 70's and 80's, are best known for hits like 'More Bounce To The Ounce' and 'Computer Love'. Their orginal 'Do It', however is the one that gets the special treatment from Australian Jacob Farah, or Jasper. A more upbeat rhythm and wonderfully choped vocals make for a great combination. According to his soundcloud, Jasper "lives by the ethos to music 'to make music is to make people smile". It also says he enjoys picking Smurf berries with the Smurfs in his downtime... Interesting.
Zapp & Roger - Do It (Jasper Remix)

The Legendary Erol Alkan spices up this Metronomy original with a catchy bassline that you can't help but groove to. Sure it may get a tad repetitive, but it feels soo good.
Metronomy - The Bay (Erol Alkan's Extended Rework)

I also strongly suggest you check out Identity Festival because Erol and some B&S favorites (Kaskade, Chuckie, Avicii, just to name a few) will be terrorizing over 20 U.S. cities this Summer.

Some old school Siriusmo just because he's amazing.
Siriusmo - Blaue Sonne

I leave you with this track off of Hey Champ's new EP 'Anything At All' that comes out tomorrow. The trio teamed up with Eliot James, who has produced for Two Door Cinema Club and Bloc Party, and they have come up with something special. Oh and they're giving it away on their website and here.
Anything at All by Hey Champ

- Jimbo

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