While the most recent discussion on gender disparity in dance music is brought on by Annie Mac, I will agree with her statement that the number of amazing women DJ’s and producers out there is much higher than we think. The latest example dropping into my radar is the young talent Avalon Emerson. Born in San Francisco, raised in Arizona and residing in Berlin, she has a handful of remixes and original tracks on her Soundcloud which ooze intelligence and skill. Already covered by the likes of XLR8R and Mixmag and playing widely around town, hers is one of the names we will surely be hearing much more of soon.
Birdee delivers a funky new single, Tornera’ Il Sole, that instantly brings the warmth on this chilly November day. ”Tornera’ il sole” means “the sun will come back” in Italian: as a song title, it sums up the life and music philosophy of Birdee. The LA based producer has made the pursuit of funky, happy, positive grooves his mission, which is exactly what this newest release delivers.
Gryffin is on a role this year; he caught my attention with his remix of Ellie Goulding‘s Burn earlier this year, and I was hooked ever since. Just a few weeks ago he and Hotel Garuda released one of the biggest remixes of this year of Banks – Beggin for Thread.
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Washington DC is on a roll lately with numerous talented producers and just a few days ago Caleb L’Etoile and Will Eastman released a remix of Classless Kids by rising DC star, Young Summer. Caleb and Will turn the original into a feel good dance floor friendly track with synthesizers and a popping bassline that make you want to stop what you’re doing and jam out. Free download.
Piña king, Colour Vision, just served up a fresh new DJ friendly edit of Les Sins Why. He adds his tropical touch with bongos and congas on top of the funky bass and keys. The subtle changes that Colour Vision adds gives the tune a fresh new look and some tropical flair. Stay up to date with Colour Vision on Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud.
LA based producer and DJ, Templeton, flips The Soundmen‘s breezy summer single Bermuda into a definite house jam. He turns this sipping on a pina colada tune into a 3am dance floor banger that’ll have you wanting more. Pitched vocals and pumping bass gives this almost a deeper feel which I’m totally grooving to on this Friday afternoon. If you like what you hear, make sure to check out the rest of his soundcloud for more! Free Download.
LBCK aka “Long Beach City Kids”, comprised of Alex Noblé and Luigi III, are back with some funky ear candy. Magnus is part of a two-track EP ‘Magnus II Heavyweight” that was just released on November 4th on Italian label, La Valigetta. The tune starts off with subtle keys and filtered bass guitar which breaks out after 30 seconds into a powerful funky – electro – synth groove. If you like what you hear, you can buy the two track EP here.
I didn’t get a chance to post about JackLNDN‘s remix of George Maple‘s Talk Talk when it came out a few days ago, but scrolling through soundcloud I saw yet another remix out today from the talented producer. Everything this guy touches he turns to gold and his remix of ELEL’s 40 Watt is no less. If you’re a fan of nu disco, JackLNDN is definitely one to follow!
It’s impressive to see newcomers, Royce, doing it big with their first remix. They’ve chosen to remix Jill Scott’s Golden and the outcome is no less then Golden. It’s no secret that R&B paired with nu disco is a recipe for success, and Royce mixes the perfect combination of synths, piano, and percussion to produce this heater. This tune is all feel good vibes and even more, its available for a free download.
I’m not sure how I missed this one earlier this week but it’s definitely worth a share if you haven’t heard it yet. A couple months ago I fell in love with Dennis Kruissen‘s remix of Florence and the Machine’s You’ve Got The Love and now he does it again with his remix of Mary Mary’s Shackles. Dennis has got it down when producing hot dance floor tracks; the soulful vocals and upbeat tempo make this tune a great late night track. Grab a free download via his Facebook Page.
Eau Claire heated things up in September with her remix of Stevie Wonder’s Uptight and she’s back in the game now with a glimmering remix of Mike Posner’s Cooler Than Me. She turns the pop ballad into a house and nu disco gem that makes you just want to get up and dance. Even as the cold weather approaches, Eau Claire’s jams will keep you warm all winter.
A special treat just came in from DC producer, Wave Age. The talented DC producer turns Glenn Danzig’s rock anthem Mother into a gritty, bass laden house track. The powerful vocals balance well with the bass that comes in around 2:20 which gives the tune plenty momentum all the way through. You can grab a free download right from the soundcloud link. Happy Halloween!
Moon Boots is back with a new single There’s No Love and it sure hits all the right spots. His signature disco sound paired with sultry R&B vocal samples sends all the right vibes in time for the Halloween weekend. Even with limited vocals, Pete manages to create a good track using his classic funky bassline matched with dreamy bells and synths. Good work Mr. Moon Boots.
Go grab yourself a free download here.