Three-time grammy winner Stuart Price — who goes under the DJ moniker Jacques Lu Cont — presents his rendition of Coldplay’s “Charlie Brown” as a free download. The track starts off with drums and spouts of vocals that lead us into a Deadmau5-esque break down, followed by a grungy electro chord pattern. The combination of these elements along with its graceful melodies and infectious rhythm make this track one of his finest works in recent time.
Having produced scores of music under the ‘Les Rythmes Digitales’ and ‘Thin White Dukes’ aliases, Lu Cont is a true pioneer of the dance music movement and is largely responsible for the influences of people like Daft Punk and Justice. If you haven’t given his debut Essential Mix a listen, we highly recommend you do. It’s two hours of masterful mixing and superb track selection — the type of mix that sets him apart from the rest.
Those of you who follow us will know that we’re big fans of Jacques Lu Cont, the so-called Thin White Duke. Yesterday we brought you the British production genius’ latest effort, his remix of Coldplay’s “Charlie Brown.” Well luckily for those of you who enjoyed that, Jacques also debuted his first Essential Mix over the weekend. It is an absolutely brilliant mix that features tracks from some of our favorite house music legends including Depeche Mode, Felix Da Housecat, Étienne de Crécy, and, of course, Jacques himself. Click after the break for the full tracklist and make sure to keep an eye out for the Dada Life/Daft Punk bootleg!
British house maestro Stuart Price has more aliases than we care to name. However, regardless of which moniker he releases under, the production quality is second to none. He made a name for himself in the late 90s with his Les Rythmes Digitales album and followed that up with huge remixes of Felix Da Housecat’s “Silver Screen Shower Scene” and Royksopp’s “What Else Is There.” After that Stuart took a break from the DJ circuit to win three Grammys producing for Madonna and The Killers. Yeah, he’s pretty talented.
Well, the Thin White Duke shows that he still has what it takes. His remix of Coldplay’s “Charlie Brown” is absolutely massive. From the melodic build to the surprisingly heavy electro bassline to the addictive flute riff, everything about the remix works in perfect harmony. Incredibly Coldplay chose to reject Jacques’ remix but we predict them changing that decision after they see the public reception. This is a track you do not want to miss!
There’s only one more day until the weekend, but the world of dance music never stops. In today’s Best of the Rest, we bring you interesting perspective on the scene from XS’ Jesse Waits, free downloads from Jacques Lu Cont, and new videos from Insomniac Events, Tommy Trash, and Zeds Dead. Oh, and there’s even a new Dirty South podcast too. Keep reading for the goods.
A staple in his more recent sets, John Dahlback finally released his newest track called “Take This Thing Back” yesterday on Chris Lake’s Rising Music Label. As a follow-up to his free offering of “Rebels,” Dahlback’s latest effort incorporates a similar sound that features a choppy bassline and a hard-hitting, distorted drop. This track further builds on Dahlback’s diverse style that we’ve seen range from nu-disco to uplifting progressive house. Head over to Beatport to pick up the full-length, and as a bonus check out Jacques Lu Cont’s groovy electro remix after the break.
The skies opened up on the second day of Coachella, bringing with it an energy that rejuvenated all of us. Despite numerous (but necessary) distractions, we managed to arrive unscathed at the polo grounds just in time to catch Jacques Lu Cont, whose performance warrants a post all its own. The only way to describe it would be phenomenal: his tight grooves and melodies were the perfect compliment to the beautifully sunny day.
This track makes the ironic hipster kid inside of me squeal with glee. Miike Snow and Jacques Lu Cont are a match made in indie dance heaven and this remix of the latest Miike Snow track, “Paddling Out” is exquisite. Like most Jacques Lu Cont productions every note floats in perfect harmony with the next, it is electronic music at it’s best. It may not make you want to rage, but kick back, throw on your Sennheisers and appreciate it’s perfection – we told you Jacques was back.
After selling out Madison Square Garden in just nine minutes (during the pre-sale, no less), Swedish House Mafia had to contend with scores of angry fans who were unable to get tickets. The group posted a Facebook update not long after, saying that a change in stage configuration may allow more seats to open up for the December 16th show. The band just posted a new update, both announcing their opening acts and unveiling the plan for another release of tickets. Hitting the decks before SHM will be A-Trak and Jacques Lu Cont (also known as Les Rythmes Digitales, Thin White Duke, Paper Faces, and Stuart Price) and a limited sale of second-round tickets will begin on Tuesday, October 11th at noon. Check SHM’s full statement after the jump.