British duo Bondax have just released the official music video for their most recent hit single “Giving It All.” The contagious pop hooks and drum driven garage backbone make the young duo’s latest also their best. These two are primed and ready for chart-topping success.Posted by
Adam Kaye and George Townsend, at 19 and 20 years old, can easily be compared to fellow British prodigies, Disclosure. They are just as young and just as talented, oftentimes finding themselves categorized as future garage (sharing the same sort of disdain for that classification as their “White Noise” counterparts). We aren’t sure what’s in the water over in England, but both duo’s must have sampled the same cocktail. Having gained their prominence through a spot on Annie Mac’s radio show for BBC Radio 1, the pair have only released a modest four singles since they got their start… in 2012. While their catalog may not be as deep as the more seasoned acts at Electric Zoo, the two will perform live, curating a unique blend of downtempo, UK garage, American hip hop and Chicago house for what promises to be one of the most unique acts on Day 1.
With solid releases like “Gold” and most recently, “Giving It All,” Bondax is another duo driving the UK garage scene. Since releasing “Giving It All” last month producers have been playing with the tune and crafting solid remixes. Friend Within laid into the track last week and now, French Kiwi Juice, has emerged with his own version. The Parisian producer known best for his nu-disco stylings delivers a melodic product that meshes perfectly with the originals soulful R&B vocals.Posted by
Bondax has uploaded their upcoming production “Giving It All” to SoundCloud after receiving the coveted Pete Tong stamp of approval on Friday. “They don’t make that many but when they do, it’s worth the wait,” said Tong. The duo seem to have a knack for creating soul-inspired pop music and this new track is no exception. With its silky vocals and drum work “Giving It All” is dripping in feel good summer time vibes. A release date is still unknown.Posted by
Editors’ Selections is an opportunity for your favorite Dancing Astronaut contributors to talk about some of the music they’re listening to that we might not always get an opportunity to post about from week to week. Sometimes it’s out there, sometimes it’s obscure, but you’ll always get a peek into what we’re loving behind closed doors.
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.
If you’re looking for our slower selections from this week, make sure to check out Francesco Rossi’s “Paper Aeroplane,” Oliver & Thee Mike B remix of Blondie’s “Heart of Glass,” preview of Jamie Jone’s new EP, Flight Facilities “I Didn’t Believe,” and the “Reverse Skydiving” remixes from Hot Natured.
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.