Sunday Morning Medicine is a feature from Dancing Astronaut dedicated to the mellower side of electronic music. We bring you our favorite therapeutic selections — old and new — in an attempt to alleviate the agonizing effects of a long weekend of partying.
We start your Sunday healing with stunning selections from Monitor 66, Drop Lamond, Bondax, Tempogeist and Du Tonc which are guaranteed to help you get into a relaxed groove.
What’s better than four amazing tracks? What’s that you say — four amazing tracks on a single release? Although the world has seen all of the tracks in some shape or form on Bondax‘s Gold EP out this week, it’s certainly nice to get them all in a single package for the first time. Gold includes “Baby I Got That” and Justin Martin’s booty bass remix along with “Gold” and Moon Boots’ dreamy remix. It’s a strong play for a teenage UK duo often compared to a certain other young production team these days and if future work shapes up to be this solid, they’ll be two-stepping and side-chaining for years to come.
Moon Boots, one of the newer members of the buzzing French Express label, has remixed Bondax‘s latest single “Gold.” The result, as expected, is quite lovely. There is little chance that if you are a fan of garage, nu-disco, or just feeling good when you listen to music, that you will dislike this song. The remix slaps hard across the face with huge, warm synths and pads and cranks up the 2 step. Happy Friday, happy almost March, happy listening. Click below the break for a stream.
Many producers have attempted to remix tracks of the late R&B princess Aaliyah and few have done so with the polished precision of Skream. The dubstep producer’s latest release “Kreepin’” is his take on Aaliyah’s notorious song “If Your Girl Only Knew,” giving listeners more ’90s R&B inspired house productions from the UK. Touching on the sounds of garage, Skream maintains the soul of the 1996 original while adding the 2-step rhythm of newcomers like Disclosure and Bondax have helped champion. The rework was featured in Skream’s December mix last year and now the track is available as a free download.
Click below the break to listen and head over to his Soundcloud for the free download.
The younger than young Adam Kaye and George Townsend took the decks yesterday on Radio 1 for a contribution to Annie Mac‘s ever-popular minimix segment. The two lads, also known as Bondax (and one of our artists to watch for 2013), pretty much epitomize the wave of R&B-inspired, deep house and disco sound coming out of the King’s country in the last year. The mix is about love-making and hits up smashes from Aaliyah, Craig David, Whitney Houston, Frank Ocean, Joe, Silk, Jeremih, Nelly, Pharrell mixed in with several Bondax originals. This one will put you in slow motion all weekend. Stream and tracklist below.
With the new year comes new talent, new sounds and new mind-blowing tracks. We’ve already got our sights set on Miami Music Week and the slew of huge releases and up-and-coming talent that will define 2013. We’ve been watching these artists over the past year, their outputs have been impressive but their full potential still untapped.
Jump past the break to check out who we are most excited about in 2013.
The Lancaster-based teenage duo Bondax, have been making waves in 2012 with their blissfully soulful electronic tunes. Since the release of the bubbling You’re So EP earlier this year, the two producers have been creating upbeat yet relaxed outputs somewhere between R&B and two-step. Compared to the brothers of Disclosure, Bondax take sounds from UK garage while incorporating romantic rhythms to form sophisticated productions beyond their years.
Their latest creation is another intoxicating blend of airy R&B vocals with what can only be described as future-garage. The two producers effortlessly deliver another uplifting beat met with bursting bass on “Gold,” giving listeners repeat-worthy track for the weekend.
UK foursome Rudimental has released “Not Giving In,” their follow-up single to the summer smash “Feel the Love.” Along with a the original track, which can only be described as a blissed-out, inspirational, and gospel-like drum and bass anthem, the group signed up Phaeleh, Bondax, Loadstar for remix duties. Phaeleh gives the track his signature cinematic bass feel while Bondax ups the ante on the bass to make the track really bounce, island style. Loadstar rounds it out with a trippy rework and almost a frenetic rearrangement of the original rhythms. Listen to all four tracks after the break.
The four-piece production group known as Rudimental, followed up their global chart topper “Feel the Love” with another heartfelt tune entitled “Not Giving In.” The track is officially due November 18, but a music video has already appeared featuring street dancer B-boy Mouse in his hometown of Manilia. The socially conscience video portrays the life of growing up on the rough streets of the poverty-stricken Philippines—and Rudimental return giving dance music a heart once again.
The soulful tune features vocals from John Newman and Alex Clare and it has already seen countless remixes, the latest from Huxley. The UK producer replaces the jazzy piano chords and breakbeats with snares and snyths to turn “Not Giving In” into a downtempo house melody. His rework gives the track an entirely new sound, distorting the vocals to create a remix ready for dance floors. Click below the break to hear the Huxley remix along with some of the other reworks which have appeared over the last few weeks.
When Justin Martin isn’t busy championing his unique big-booty-bass techno sound or acting as the current face of Claude VonStroke’s Dirtybird imprint, he’s in the studio reconstructing tracks like Bondax’s “Baby I Got That,” and giving them away for free to wind your summer down in glorious fashion. 2012 has been quite the busy year for Martin, with the release of his Ghettos & Garden’s album in May (which you can buy via Beatport), and the massive tour he has been embarked on since, we see no signs of slowing down. On this latest offering, Martin uses light hints of echoing vocals around island percussive flairs to make for a perfect track to close your summer out with.