After lending their soulful touch to Inner Life’s classic “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” in November, San Francisco funk house outfit Whitenoize have outdone themselves with their first release of the new year. The latest installment of the duo’s remix series for Salsoul Records finds them transforming a classic Salsoul Orchestra track into a full-fledged disco house dance-floor-filler. Bombastic percussion and ebullient 70s synths blend seamlessly beneath a throbbing funk bass that renders the disco ball cover art entirely appropriate. Catch the Ultra Records release on Beatport today.
It goes without saying — “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” is a classic piece of music.
In its 45 years since being released it has sat atop the Billboard charts, been covered by some of the biggest names in the music industry, and forever entrenched itself in American culture. With such a rich history, it was only a matter of time before it got the EDM remix treatment. Enter San Francisco funky house duo, WhiteNoize.
For their debut release on Ultra Records, WhiteNoize has taken Inner Life’s 1981 rendition, and infused it with their signature funky house bass line and feel-good disco vibes, giving it an upbeat, bouncy feel that we absolutely love.
“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” is the first of five remixes that the duo will be releasing on Ultra, so if you like what you hear, make sure to keep an eye out for more WhiteNoize in 2013.
Jack Beats, the fidget masters, just brought us their “Evolution” mixtape but they’re not the only ones producing quality fidget. WhiteNoize and Mike Balance just released their remix of “Reckless Gurl,” which isn’t as wobbly as a Jack Beats production but is similarly intriguing. The fidget-disco sounds combined with a vocal sample from The Beginerz give it an awesomely vintage feel. We could see someone breaking out into the jitterbug while listening to this one.
Via: SoundCloud (WhiteNoize)
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.
Whitenoize are tearing up sound systems across the globe and were lucky enough to score two sets at Coachella (where they performed in both the Sahara Tent & the Heineken dome). The duo of David Carvalho & Christ Harnett have a new release that just hit dubbed “The Underground”. Great rolling baselines and italio grooves keep this track chuggin from start to finish. The TJR remix is twisted tech remix that sets dance floors on fine (TRUST ME! ;))
For those Bay Area Astronauts you can check Whitenoize at Ruby Skye this Saturday night with yours truly! Nima G & I will be performing a progressive set as “One of Us”.