Viceroy, San Francisco native and fine purveyor of the “summertime all the time” mentality, teamed up with the French Horn Rebellion brothers for the blissed out, 80s tinged “Friday Night” — and now it’s time for the remixes. Jessie Andrews and Rush Midnight throw their solid editing hats in the ring, but the standout remix award goes to 20 year old Mexican producer Bronx on his Night Dub. Replacing raw synth work with a more padded variety and stripping the track down to its more foundational elements. A dub doesn’t always allow a track to grow and breathe, but in this case the simplicity works.Posted by
Well, folks, Dancing Astronaut has come a long way and we have you to thank. In celebration of reaching 40,000 Facebook fans, we’ve compiled a massive bootleg pack featuring exclusives from some of our favorite artists – all free, all yours. With the introduction of Space Food Vol. 1, we aimed to provide a healthy zero gravity diet agreeable to any cosmonaut’s palate. From the impeccable progressive fusions of 3LAU, Ken Loi, and Sultan & Ned Shepard to boisterous electro blends from Paris & Simo and Dannic, there’s no shortage of sustenance. GTA, Morten Breum, Vicetone, and Viceroy also toss their hats in the ring for a genuinely diverse selection of mashups, bootlegs, and remixes. Go on, squelch your appetite, and download the entire compilation for free. Thanks for the continued support and sharing our love for dance music! Download and tracklist after the break.
Summertime, all the time. Viceroy‘s rallying cry and “Jet Life” vibes aim to instill a feel good summer mentality even in the most frigid weather. With Montell Jordan’s new jack swing under his scalpel, the dog days surgeon gives “This Is How We Do It” a breath of fresh air. Uniting an orchestra of maracas, groovy basslines, and a marimba, I couldn’t help but imagine a Corona in my hand and sand between my toes. As the classic gentleman, the San Fran native is gifting the track for free.
If you’re feeling like winter has gotten the best of you lately, fear not, we have captured the sound of summer to help brighten your frigid day. Bit Funk, the upcoming Brooklyn producer, spins his groovy indie-dance sound into an official remix for Viceroy’s “Dream of Bombay,” which already features a vocal from talented Aussie singer, Chela. Viceroy’s disco-latent, sunshine sound meshes perfectly with the deeper grooves that Bit Funk has now injected. Hang in there, we guarantee the song’s catchy lyrics and tropical sound will get you through those next few agonizing months before summer arrives.
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Even with the winter fast approaching, Viceroy stands steadfastly behind his “summertime, all the time” style on his latest collaboration with indie rockers Ghost Beach. The familiar steel drums and airy synthesizers that have come to define the Viceroy sound are still present, acting as the perfect complement to the evocative vocals. Bouncy and carefree, “While We’re in Love” transports us back 4 months to the peak of the summer season, helping us forget, even if only for a moment, that winter is right around the corner.Posted by
Summertime aficionado Viceroy receives a progressive, disco-infused touch from Helsinki producers Jay Lamar & Jesse Oliver. Their first EP, Diamonda, released on Discotexas records, was a shining example of progressive house done right – with subtlety and style. On “Chase Us Around” the original’s vocals remain intact while the quintessential “summertime-all-the-time” motto of Viceroy is replaced with airy chord stabs and silky smooth progressions. Viceroy’s production style with the disco-house touches of Jay and Jesse work harmoniously to create a charming electro pop aesthetic.
Grab this one for free after the break and be sure to stay tuned for their soon to be released sophomore EP, Ready To Go being set to drop via La Valigetta Records in the coming months.
As the weather warms up and summer fast approaches, that nu-disco sound has been making it way out of hibernation and back into our headphones. Few producers evoke the feel-good summer vibe as well as Viceroy, the San Francisco native known for his upbeat remixes of Notorious B.I.G., Mark Morrison, Wiz Khalifa and Yelle. His latest original, a collaboration with WhiteNoize, is a nu-disco inspired production, featuring a sample from the classic 1975 soul track “It Only Takes a Minute” by Tavares. It’s impossible not to enjoy this track; just close your eyes, squint real hard and be transported out of your Post-It note lined prison cell and into a clear blue summer day.
Make sure you check out the rest of his remixes on his SoundCloud.
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