For those of you who have been feeling a tad depressed with the emergence of Autumn, feel the energy of summer again with Viceroy‘s mixtape inspired by Vita Coco coconut water. Featuring only the smoothest selections in nu disco and indie dance like Satin Jacket’s remix of 5 Reason’s “Nightdrive in Moscow” and The Golden Pony’s take on Robert Delong’s “Global Concepts,” the mix will take you back to sunnier days. The mix is a free download so you can carry it around with you when in need of a chilled out soundtrack.Posted by
Dance music’s strongest supporter of feel-good vibes, Viceroy, takes on Lady Gaga’s “Applause” and does what he does best, transforming the mix into a colorful wave of blissful guitar strumming and percussive flairs. Bringing mellow riffage and shifty poolside rhythms to Gaga’s pop dance smash, the LA-based production talent preemptively shakes off the winter blues. The days may be getting shorter and the weather colder, but in Viceory’s world it’s “summertime, all the time.”Posted by
Indie dance extraordinaire Viceroy has put his summertime touch on L.A.’s folk rock duo Hunter Hunted’s new single “Keep Together” and is giving it away as a free download. Described by the man himself as “this one isn’t a dance remix and is different than my other work. It’s full of chill vibes and perfect for a drop top summer cruise. It’s straight out of an 80s John Hughes movie.” You can certainly hear the “summertime all the time” feeling within the bouncy melody adding yet another track to his colorful collection.Posted by
Crack open a cold one, put on a suit, fire up the grill, and bring your speakers outside — it’s time for a pool party. Viceroy has crafted his latest summertime mixtape, this time courtesy of Frank and Oak. The San Franciscan and self-proclaimed “dance game Jimmy Buffet” has packed a powerful indie dance/nu disco punch with the “Founder’s Playlist” — including favorites from Goldroom, Moullinex, Lifelike, Karma Kid, Miguel Migs, and several of his own remixes. The message is simple and full of sunshine, enjoy the free download below.
I’m in a rather privileged position living in Stockholm, a hive of talented musicians where electronic trends seem to be launched. Gone are the days of commercial “EDM” plaguing the trendy, underground places, instead disco has flipped the scene into a Saturday Night Fever feel right with a nu chic groove. Nu disco and indie dance offer listeners a break from the aggressive bleeps of electronic music without compromising dance-ability. They add a much needed musicality element back to the electronic scene through its instrumental nuances and brilliant vocalists, proving as a natural next step in mature electronic pallets. Tastemakers throughout the industry are paying more and more attention to these savvy sub-genres as they start to gain influence.
While Daft Punk propelled the nu disco movement further by featuring Nile Rodgers groovy guitar licks in “Get Lucky,” there are plenty of other names to take note of. The following are producers that will add much needed soul back into your world.
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.
To help you celebrate Memorial Day Weekend, we’ve dug up our favorite 90s remixes so you can re-live your childhood, teenage years or rather just learn about the wonderful music associated with the era. To start off we have a Flight Facilities mashup of Jamiroquai’s “Virtual Insanity”, Notorious BIG’s “Hypnotize” and The Fugees “Killing Me Softly,” then off to Follow Me’s “Unpretty” TLC retake, a Drunkmaster Flex & eSenTRik remix of the late Aaliyah’s “If Your Girl only Knew,” a Viceroy version of Will Smith’s “Getting Jiggy wit it,” and ending with Michael Jackson’s “Remember the Time” redone by Louis La Roche.
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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