We’re still reeling from “Bringing You Down” and Sweden’s deep and devious Jonas Rathsman teases the waters with a high-profile remix for Tom Odel’s “Another Love.” In a harrowing turn for an already solemn piece of pop music, Rathsman’s lucid grooves and low-end progressions spark a considerably fluent transition to major label remixes for the Scandinavian asset. Deep house may be verging on the same saturated milestones as its peak time peers across the industry spectrum, but Rasthman shows no signs on culling his creative integrity with this classy turn of mainstream pop manipulation. Out June 16 on Capitol Records. (more…)Posted by
And now for his next trick, Moon Boots has released French Express’s 34th addition to the catalog, a treasured slice of the sound of 2013 entitled “Love Strong.” Supported by its mischievous melody, heavily filtered mid-ranges, and a jubilant series of piano riffs and claps, Moon Boots creates a song that is literally impossible not to enjoy. This one’s for the books.Posted by
This week French Express, an American label with a globally digestible sound, proudly released a five track EP from one of its “Knights Templar”– Isaac Tichauer. Despite relying on only one ear to produce his music, his EP Take Over You is a perfect example of the genre-less space that much of dance music fills today. “Take Over You” is deep and soulful, but vocally pleasing as well. “To Fall In Love Is True” is more of a classic shuffling house tune and “Hypersensitive Lover,” while still employing hi-hats, dives back into the deep end. He explores more experimental fields too — “This is Trouble” is all about the modulated synth stabs and uptempo 2-step rhythm, and the emotional vocal refrain in “Runaway” pairs nicely with a swinging bass line and tribal percussion tricks. This whole EP is available for free download right now and it will no doubt be a valuable addition to any music lover’s collection.
Stuffa is probably not a name that rings many bells, but the collective of the two musical minds of Jonas Rathsman and DJ Nibc has returned for the first time in just about three years to deliver a new EP entitled Levitate. A lot can change in three years — Rathsman has risen to relatively prominence under French Express and DJ Nibc has continued to chug along, contributing to a number of big compilations and projects with Trunkfunk Records. These two Swedes, however, certainly have not lost their touch. Classic house chords, soulful vocal samples, and playful hi-hats pepper “Levitate” and “Keep On,” making for a versatile collection of house tunes. Watch for a release soon on Trunkfunk Records.Posted by
The French Express label, self-proclaimed “protectors of the feel good,” are back with their latest release from Jonas Rathsman. “Bringing You Down,” a whirling, garage-tinged track with soulful call-and-repeat vocals, first popped on my radar during Jonas and label mate Perseus’s excellent Essential Mix (the first of 2013, if you’re curious). French Express has come to serve as a trusted source for the highest quality funky and soulful house music out there, and this release is no different.Posted by
This week’s SMM features some delightful downtempo courtesy of Pierce Fulton and Troumaca, as well as an absorbing original from Goldroom. Per usual, SMM highlights the deeper, minimal side of house with a track from French Express’s Jonas Rathsman. Rounding out this week’s dose is the recently released seven minute adventure from Flight Facilities.
If you missed any of last week’s more remedial productions, make sure to check out Deadmau5′s remastering of “Arcadia,” Digitaria’s new Hot Creations release Shine EP, and the Miguel Campbell and Maceo Plex remixes of Butch’s “Highbeams.” For five tracks to make your morning a bit more imaginative, click past the break.
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.
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.
This week features a divine remix from Flume, French Express deep house by Isaac Tichauer, Maya Jane Coles’ dubstep side project Nocturnal Sunshine, a mesmerizing remix from Trentemøller, and an upbeat minimal original from Dismantle.
If you missed any of last week’s more immersive posts, make sure to check out Julio Bashmore’s deep remix of Justin Timberlake, Hot Since 82′s deep house EP Hot Jams Volume 2, and Maceo Plex’s forthcoming remix to Ali Love’s “Emperor.” For five tracks to expand your music horizons and provide some aural therapy in the process, click past the break.
Satin Jackets are two German producers probably best suited for a feature on Sunday Morning Meds, but hey, sometimes Tuesdays need a little downtempo too. These two German producers, probably best known for their track “You Make Me Feel Good” and other sounds a la labels like French Express, are out this week with their latest chilled out tune “Boys & Girls” with Eric Cozier on vocals. It’s deep, dreamy, disco, and definitely worth a listen. Weekdays are tough, but music like this is designed to get us through. Stream the promotional copy and purchase the full package below.
The French Express-approved producer returns to Earth for his latest production, “No One” which he is now giving away as a free download on his Soundcloud page. Still rearing from his releases like “Running From” and “Sugar” from the last few months, Moon Boots delivers another tropical, boogie-heavy original that is bound to slap a smile on your face. “No One” mixes the 80s synth, deep house, and playful disco stews all into one pot and doesn’t look back for one second. Grab your free copy below.Posted by