The Danish legend Noir, recently off a successful Essential Mix, has just released a new mix on Defected Records with fifteen exclusive tracks — a laundry list of some of his favorite producers at the moment, as well as a fantastic mashup of two megahits Noir & Haze’s “Around ” with Ron Costa’s remix of Compact Grey’s “Bane.” The mix features a new track from Hot Since 82, several new remixes from Noir himself, and work from Nice7, Supernova, Deep Future, and Gorge. When asked to describe how he selected tracks for this mix, he explained these were records he was listening to mostly while running so instead of choosing based on artist name or reputation he was simply “using his ears” to put together the mix. This resulted in a collection both truly representative of his taste in dance music and a compilation that really shows no weaknesses. Enjoy a preview of the tracks below and purchase on iTunes from Defected Records.
Both Defected Records regulars, Noir & Sandy Rivera have teamed up to birth “SOTOM” — both offering their own versions to the core of the record. Where Noir injects a bit more groove and Sandy chooses to build and release some major house tension, Jimpster somes orchestral deep house flair to his own remix. As a whole the package, out today on Noir Music, performs well as a showcase of three mainstay house music talents on the scene today.
We’re very excited to learn that big names Groove Armada, Noir, and Eats Everything are coming out with remixes and reworks of the late 90s/early 00s disco-dub dance band Chicken Lips’ huge 2003 hit, “He Not In.” As we have come to expect with remix packages, the offerings from the three different producers/teams are diverse — each offering a different take on the already bombastic original.
Noir, the Danish tech house DJ probably most well-known for his massive club track “Around” from 2011, is gearing up to release his Noir In The House compilation on Defected Records in late January and in doing so has also shared two new exclusive remixes.
Continuing on with ear for notable club tracks, Noir first gives us his edit of Intruder’s memorable “Amame.” The song is pretty gloom and doom but holds on to a silver of groove. Noir digs even farther back into the catalogue with his “2013 pull” of Jason Jinx and Paul Alexander’s “Your First Time” originally released in the early aughts. We’re still asking the same questions (Do you remember the first time you went out to the club? The first time you stepped on the dance floor?) but Noir unquestionably deepens the groove for a more modern tech house audience. Check ‘em out — the sampler is out December 17 while the entire package is to be released on January 28th.
For most of the new-comers to the genre of electronic music, Martin Dawson is but a name of tragic passing. Track collaborators Noir, Habischman, and Cari Golden have collectively decided to give away his would-be final official release — a remix to Habischman’s ”Diabolic” — as a way to pay tribute to his storied legacy. The track is a testament to Dawson’s production ability; it embodies the qualities of a timeless progressive masterpiece, with gentle piano strokes and a powerful vocal segment. The Berlin-based DJ was brought up in a place where electronic music found its footing, and has left great musical contributions through his lengthy and respected career. Head over to Noir’s Soundcould page for the free download.
RIP Martin Dawson