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.
Inspired by Flight Facilities’ decade mixes, this week’s Sunday Morning Meds is dedicated to classic rock reworks which commemorate generations past. It’s important to take a look back at musical evolution and pay tribute to the bands who revolutionized music into what we hear today. You’ll find Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, The Steve Miller Band and Aerosmith remixes below, each one using modern technology to revamp the classic tune without compromising the original sound.
If you missed any of last week’s more chilled out selections, check out Disclosure’s new single “You & Me,” the Hot Natured take of Phoenix’ “Entertainment,” the Adana remix of Larse’s “Hot,” Goldroom’s The Knock’s remix of “Modern Hearts,” Sepalcure’s “Make You,” Yousef’s “Think Twice” Catz N’ Dogz edit, Justin Jay’s “Static” EP, and Maceo Plex’s “Galactic Cinema.”
On his latest remix disco junkie Gigamesh applies his talent for creating refreshing indie-electronic gems to Ghost Beach’s “Miracle.” Delivering island vibes in a symphony of playful percussion, the prolific remixer infuses the emotive original with flighty piano rolls and summertime sensibilities. Stripping out the indie rock guitars but paying careful mind to the original’s intent, Gigamesh reworks “Miracle” without tampering with its feel-good charm.
It is clear that Minnesota native Gigamesh has a love affair with the grooving sounds of the past. With every track he unveils, however, he gives light to the future of nu-disco. His latest funky pop production, “Enjoy,” brings listeners to their feet with its infectious dance-worthy line — forming another 70s-inspired production from the American producer. Sampling the 1980s British post-disco duo Wham!, Gigamesh works in a vocal sample from their 1982 hit “Wham! Rap (Enjoy What You Do).” “Enjoy” proves Gigamesh’s ability, yet again, to give listeners a fresh take on disco, leaving his glimmering beat dancing in our heads.
Click below the break to listen to “Enjoy” and stay tuned for another release from Gigamesh in February.
As nu-disco continues to pick up speed, artists like Gigamesh aren’t slowing in bringing on funky productions dripping with disco-era appeal. Matt Marsuka aka Gigamesh first gained recognition for his poppy remixes, but it was his clear sense of genre fusion that caught our ear. The Minneapolis-based producer is championed for his remixes of Two Door Cinema Club, Foster The People and Katy B to name a few, but his latest output is a mastered version of his 2012 “Don’t Stop.” The new adaptation, “Don’t Stop (Version 2.0)” gives listeners a polished rendition of the already twinkling disco production. Though the updated rework does not add much when it comes to new sounds, the vocals of Jana Nyberg shine through the perfected bubbling beat. Stay tuned to Gigamesh’s soundcloud for the free download.
Click below the break to listen to “Don’t Stop (Version 2.0)” and check out the original music video for “Don’t Stop” featuring footage from the 1975 cult classic Death Race 2000 here.
The crowned prince of that blissed out California sound, Goldroom, is back with a new song “Sweetness” featuring the oh-so-lovely vocals of Swedish twins Saint Lou Lou. Goldroom has been ruling the chillwave/nu-disco sound this year with cuts like “Fifteen” and “Angeles” and remixing peers like Gigamesh, Niki & The Dove, Poolside, and Penguin Prison. We’re pretty big fans of his seasonal mixes too. Call it California Dance, call it Daytime Disco, just make sure you take a listen.
We’ve come to associate French producer LIFELIKE with fellow countrymen Alan Braxe, the late DJ Mehdi, Justice, and Daft Punk and known he’s been working on his debut artist album, Future Disco, for quite some time now. With Kitsuné Maison’s release of the first single off the album “Don’t Stop” as a remix package we now get our first tasty bits of this disco-techno goodness.
A-Trak‘s ever-skillful turntablism complements LIFELIKE’s on-point French electro-disco production. The remix duties go to Minnesotan Gigamesh (who manages to give the track even more of a vintage feel) as well as Parisians Mauvais Cliché and The Bloody Sisters. If that wasn’t enough, the EP release also includes club and extended mixes. Check out a sampling below.
It’s hard to prohibit your feet the pleasure of boogying whenever Nu-disco hits the ears. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Gigamesh has been illuminating the genre through his remixes with 80s synth lines and classic disco components, most notably with his remix of “Pumped Up Kicks” in 2011. Commissioned by a duo from the UK, Punks Jump Up, to collaboratively push the Nu-disco sound, Gigamesh throws a quicker-paced synth onto “Mister Overtime” that seems perfect to accompany some summer driving. With the vocals from another Nu-disco giant, Chromeo’s Dave 1, this track is sure to get anyone moving. Check out Gigamesh’s SoundCloud for more, and grab the release on Beatport now.