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Dec 22

Röyksopp’s ‘Sordid Affair’ Gets The Remix Treatment

From progressive house to techno and deep house, Grammy-nominated Röyksopp’s Sordid Affair gets the official remix treatment with five new versions to choose from. After using a bevy of talented remixers for both Do It Again and Monument from their latest album The Inevitable End, the group chosen for this single prove to be just as diverse and trendy.

While vastly different from one another, each remix still keep Ryan James of Man Without Country’s vocals as a focal point. The lyrics are a sad ode to love lost and each remixer highlights that angst, whether by adding reverb to the phrases or repeating a single lyric for emphasis.

The most surprising remix is from rising Aussie talent Lo’99, whose name appeared on our radar for his official remix of Kaskade and John Dahlback only a week prior. His deep house bassline is a sultry interpretation of the original and holds its own against the veteran Wankelmut and Konstantin Sibold’s own versions.

Fehrplay’s rendition remains the most energetic of the group with strategic placement of uplifting super saw-drops and sprawling prog house washes. He manages to take the iconic melodies that Röyksopp are famous for creating and mold it to the progressive house formula without tarnishing the original intent of the track.

The mysterious Watermät also takes a very successful stab at remixing Sordid Affair. The vocals are a bit more subdued in his version to favor chiming effects that seem to have become something of a calling card for the French producer, making their appearance in his remix for The Magician and his breakout hit Bullit.

You can purchase the remix EP on Beatport here.
Röyksopp - Sordid Affair (Lo'99 Remix) [Dog Triumph]
Röyksopp - Sordid Affair (Wankelmut Remix) [Dog Triumph]
Röyksopp - Sordid Affair (Konstantin Sibold Remix) [Dog Triumph]
Röyksopp - Sordid Affair (Fehrplay Remix) [Dog Triumph]
Royksopp - Sordid Affair (Watermät Remix) [Dog Triumph]
Dec 22

Disco Diaries 41

Whether you're on winter break or not, Disco Diaries is here to get your holiday started off on a cheerful note. As our gift to you, most of this week's tunes are free downloads as well. Happy Holidays, fellow groovers!

Ben Macklin & Nude Disco - Jealous
When it comes to disco meets house jams, Ben Macklin is surely one of the best hidden treasures. Together with Nude Disco, the British producer has managed to take cuts of Brandy and Monica's famous 1998 hit That Boy Is Mine and incorporate an ultra catchy beat, adding old school R&B to his list of conquered sounds. Grab the free download here.

Zoot Woman - The Stars Are Bright (Knight One Remix) [Embassy One]
2014 was quite the year for Dutch producer Knight One, with his Swords Cry EP out at the top of the year and a handful of mesmerizing disco-infused remixes throughout. The latest is this very pleasant edit of The Stars Are Bright by Zoot Woman--purchase the full remix EP here.

Sailors - Carnival
Looking for a mid-winter mental vacation? Well, Carnival is just what the doctor ordered. With a satisfying blend of tropical, indie, and nu disco sounds, the Mexico-based duo--who also happen to be brothers--show a very promising trajectory for the new year. Catch your free download here.

Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up (Rémi Caumont Remix)
In the wonderful world of pure nu disco, Rémi Caumont is definitely on the rise. The young French producer boasts several stellar releases this past year, and this modern remix of Rick Astley's 1987 Never Gonna Give You Up is the latest. Free download available here.

Dear David - I Don't Care
With captivating guitar chords intertwined with unique synths, Dear David's I Don't Care definitely puts the Swedish producer on the map. You can get the free download here.

MIX OF THE WEEK - Solé Fixtape Vol. 30: Indian Summer
Shortly after unleashing the wildly hypnotic Loveweights a couple weeks ago, Aussie duo Indian Summer gave fans yet another treat with thier Solé Fixtape, filled with tunes similar to their own. Check out the tracklist below, press play, and enjoy!

1. Wayward 'Belize'
2. Indian Summer 'Loveweights' (Plastic Plates Remix)
3. Stevie Wonder 'Do I Do' (U-Tern Edit)
4. Kraak & Smaak 'Back Again' ft. John Turrell (Hot Toddy Remix)
5. Klaves 'Oh No'
6. Indian Summer 'No Use'
7. Durante 'Slow Burn'
8. Sammy Bananas 'Money Time' ft. Antony & Cleopatra (Dub Mix)
9. Indian Summer 'Foreign Formula' (Cosmo's Midnight Remix)
10. Just Kiddin 'Thinking About It' (Crom & Thanh Remix)
11. Motez 'Own Up' (POOLCLVB Remix)
12. Indian Summer 'Shiner' (Mike Metro Remix)
13. Rook Milo 'Bleached'
14. Little Dragon 'Paris' (TEED's Holiday Edit)
15. TCTS 'Games' (Josh Butler Remix)
16. Henry Krinkle 'Stay' (Justin Martin Remix)
Ben Macklin & Nude Disco - Jealous
Zoot Woman - The Stars Are Bright (Knight One Remix) [ZWR]
Sailors - Carnival
Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up (Rémi Caumont Remix)
Dear David - I Don't Care
MIX OF THE WEEK - Solé Fixtape Vol. 30: Indian Summer
Dec 22

We Can’t Let Go Of Illenium’s New Remix

Move over Seven Lions, there's a new contender to your coveted melodic bass crown--Denver's Illenium, who just unleashed a stunning remix of Echos' Don't Let Me Go.

One listen to this remix should be ample proof that this kid has an extremely bright future. Combining elements of dubstep and big room into one bright, bouncy, and breathtakingly beautiful package, Illenium has delivered a song that is both melodic and mesmerizing, hitting a sweet spot that will please fans of both genres.

Pick up the free download here. You can ring in the New Year with Illenium at Decadence, a two-day event which features an incredible lineup of performers like Bassnectar, Kaskade, Aemin Van Buuren, and many more. Pick up your tickets here.
Echos - Don't Let Me Go (Illenium Remix) [Free Download]
Dec 22

Lido Remixes ‘Why I’m Single’ And Hints At Work With Flume

Multi-instrumentalist wonder boy Lido remixes lilangelboi's cover of Alli Simpson's Why I'm Single for a complete re-imagination and hints at new productions with Flume.

Leave it to Lido to take out the pop kitschiness of Simpson's original for a refined rendition dripping with that future bass sound that has taken this past year by storm. He has of course snuck his chord signature into the remix, that high-pitched sequence of notes that can be heard in virtually every Lido track. In fact, if you head to his website you're greeted with piano keys, and playing the sequence correctly gives you access to exclusive Lido content.

There is more for this budding producer with 2015 on the horizon. He hinted in his interview with Triple J earlier this month at new productions with a rising crop of future bass producers, including the indelible Flume.
Alli Simpson - Why I'm Single (Lido Remix)
Dec 22

Listen To Caribou’s Award-Winning ‘Essential Mix of The Year’

Having already released Our Love, one of the best indie-electronic crossover albums of the year, Caribou--aka Dan Snaith--and his mix for Radio 1 have been awarded Essential Mix of The Year by the BBC.

Originally airing in October, Caribou’s nearly 40-track mix features artists from across the electronic spectrum including Daft Punk, Armand Van Helden, Les Sins, and more. Caribou also threw in some cuts from his recent LP like Mars, Our Love, and the ever-popular Can't Do Without You. According to Snaith, the diversity of the mix was derived from the producer's DJ sets at the time.

"There’s tracks in here I’ve been playing in my DJ sets for the last little while, there’s some of the music from my new album and there’s sections inspired by playing live with the band. Maybe that’s why the music on this mix is so diverse, but for people who’ve seen me DJ before, that won’t be a surprise."
Caribou's Essential Mix was chosen as the winner by a panel of judges from the electronic music world including: last year's winner Eric Prydz, Pete Tong, B. Traits, Danny Howard, and several members from the dance music media. You can listen to the full mix above and see the tracklist below.

1. Caribou - Mars
2. Les Sins - Past
3. Mike Dehnert - Umlaut (Levon Vincent NY Basement Mix)
4. Daphni - Carry On
5. Joy Orbison & Boddika - Untitled
6. The Beginning of the End - Funky Nassau (KH Edit)
7. Jack Master - Bang the Box
8. Oppenheimer Analysis - The Devil’s Dancer
9. Armand Van Helden - Witch Doktor (Dark Ages Mix)
10. Butric - Up
11. Head High - Hex Pad
12. Daft Punk - Revolution 909
13. First Choice - Let No Man Put Assunder (Baby, Baby, Baby, Aww Shucks) (Ron Hardy Edit)
14. Caribou - Our Love
15. Head High - Megatrap (Mix Mix)
16. Sunbelt - Spin It
17. Head High - Megatrap (4F Mix)
18. James Brown - I’m Satisfied (Underdog Edit)
19. Arnie Love & The Lovettes - We’ve Had Enough
20. G. Flame & Mr. G - Pulsez (Original Mix)
21. Silver Apples - Oscillations (Daphni Edit)
22. Daphni - Tin
23. Robbie Tronco - Runway (As A House) (Original Mix)
24. Caribou - Can’t Do Without You (Extended Mix)
25. Butric - Up
26. Pearson Sound - Rubber Tree
27. Lil Wayne - I’m Single (Instrumental)
28. Les Sins - Call
29. Crash Course in Science - Jump Over Barrels (Daphni Edit)
30. Daft Punk - Make Love
31. AFX - VBS.Redlof.B
32. Caribou - Julia Brightly
33. Anthony Naples - Miles
34. Dorothy Ashby - Essence of Sapphire
35. Gloria Ann Taylor - Love Is A Hurting Thing
36. Danny Hunt - What’s Happening to Our Love Affair
37. Marvin Gaye - Time To Get It Together (Daphni Edit)
38. Caribou - Your Love Will Set You Free
39. The Zombies - This Will Be Our Year
Caribou - Essential Mix October 2014