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’s SMM features an eclectic mix of downtempo, deep house and disco favorites. We start off with Sweden’s rising bliss-house stars Monitor 66 with their new release “Follow You.” Then move into a Thyladomid take on the Chris Isaak’s classic “Wicked Game.” We have yet another Flight Facilities masterpiece, this time a remix for Miike Snow’s “The Wave,” while Manik delivers deep comfort in a rework of Frank Ocean’s “Pink Matter.” Lastly, we finish off with Todd Terje’s famed Hot Chip remix of “How Do You Do.” (more…)
It’s inevitable that countdowns will always spark controversy, that’s just the nature of the beast. Some tracks will be snubbed, some overlooked, and some ranked higher than you may have expected. We’ve already gone over our ranking criteria at length but despite our own self-imposed guidelines, 2012 proved to be more difficult to rank than years past. With the EDM explosion officially in full swing throughout the year, the sheer number of releases was mind numbing, and — consequently — nearly impossible to rank. There has been no greater challenge for the editors at Dancing Astronaut than creating the list of the Biggest Tracks of 2012.
Yesterday we kicked off our countdown with the biggest tracks of 2012: 50-41 — Hop past to break to for our picks from 40-31.
We’ve heard our fair share of Miike Snow remixes this year — between Thomas Gold’s “The Wave” and Dirty South’s “Devil’s Work,” takes on the Swedish pop band seem to work wonders for electronic producers. The next round belongs to Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman, who take “Bavarian #1″ for a ride with a big room identity. The extended remix keeps pop elements in tact for smooth transitions but bursts with progressive flavor, making for remix that follows in the footsteps of its predecessors. Listen to the latest Miike Snow twist and make your purchase from Beatport today.
Some of our favorite producers have dialed up Miike Snow productions; most notably Dirty South on “Devil’s Work,” Thomas Gold on “Best price levitra
http://www.dancingastronaut.com/2012/05/miike-snow-the-wave-thomas-gold-remix/”>The Wave,” and Wolfgang Gartner on “Paddling Out.” Next to get his hands on one of the Swedish pop gems is Deniz Koyu, who has taken remix duties for “Pretender.” Blissful melodies sit atop light chords and Koyu’s trademark drumline, following the same formula that was used for “Follow You.” Miike Snow hits have always became favorites once gone progressive, so check out the most recent remix and purchase “Pretender” on Beatport.
Hot on the heels of his massive “Spectrum” remix, Deniz Koyu is back with his remix of Miike Snow’s “Pretender,” which was previewed last night during Miike Snow’s BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix. Koyu’s consistent effort in the studio puts him ahead of many producers, with a recent explosion of remarkable releases such as “Zdarlight,” “Follow You,” and of course the four letter monster — “Bong.” Taking a rather rapturous approach this time, the German star unleashes a string of blissful melodies and dance friendly drum work on top of Andrew Wayatt’s dreamy vocals. No release date as of yet, but we will keep you updated.
Miike Snow’s “Devil’s Work” earned a top spot on DA‘s ‘Top 10 Tracks of April‘ with a remix from Dirty South, and the Swedish pop band may find themselves in a similar position this month as Thomas Gold has received remix duties for their next single, “The Wave.” Miike Snow’s indie vocal once again lends itself to progressive house as the union with Thomas Gold sounds like a match made in heaven. Leaving little trace of the original, Gold’s uplifting and melodic progression takes the lead, producing an instant favorite that translates to all live audiences. Thomas Gold’s remix of “The Wave” is now available on Beatport via Axtone ahead of his compilation to be released May 28th.
Some of the best producers in electronic music are coming forward to remix Miike Snow’s Swedish-pop hits, and now Thomas Gold is following suit. Much like Dirty South’s remix of “Devil’s Work,” Thomas Gold’s spin on “The Wave” brings a previously absent progressive nature to a track with fitting vocals. Comparably, Gold’s remix features his more uplifting and melodic progression as his influence is apparent. The Pete Tong-premiered banger will be coming soon on Axtone.
Update: Thomas Gold has announced a May 14th release date on Twitter.
Update 2: There is a new, interesting teaser video for the track. Check it out below.
Miike Snow’s latest hits have been remixed by Wolfgang Gartner, Thomas Gold, and most recently, Dirty South. Dragan takes his turn on “Devil’s Work,” one of Snow’s most chilling efforts, and does what he does best – blending savory melodies with club oriented progression. Although the record was previously Swedish pop, the remix is heavy hitting – the way Dirty South fans enjoy it. Having witnessed the premiere of the remix live at Pacha NYC, it is safe to say you can categorize the Australian’s remix of “Devil’s Work” with the likes of “Coming Home” and “Invisible.” The highly anticipated remix has been released off Dragan’s own Phazing Records.
I spent 3 days in the desert heat lugging around camera gear to bring you back some shots from Coachella 2012. Do you know how hard it is to party with a backpack full of expensive photography equipment? It’s practically impossible. While I go see a chiropractor, you can check out the photos in our Facebook album.
Read about my 3 days in desert here: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3
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.