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DRAGONETTE – MY LEGS (ElectroPop – Canada)

Brighten up your weekend with Dragonette‘s latest dance floor wrecker “My Legs”, taken off their most recent album Bodyparts. The Toronto-based trio do a fine job of blending a healthy dose of catchy electro beats and just enough funky eighties synths to get you dancing.

Dragonette launched a remix contest on Beatport back in March and the results are now in! The grand prize winner is Fed Conti with his extended mix, which you can stream below, as well as another remix by Venezuela’s own Uriel.

Check out Dragonette’s website or Facebook for more info. Buy the music on

VAN SHE – REMIXES (Electro/Club – Australia)

Van She

Aussie electro outfit Van She released their gorgeous single “Idea of Happiness” at the end of March and they are now uncovering a collection of remixes to help you wait for the album. Featuring the likes of Hervé, SebastiAn, Jonti and What So Not on remix duties, the Idea Of Happiness EP is packed with dancefloor-friendly beats, uplifting synth lines and positive energy.

Good news is the band has decided to share one of the tracks with their fans and give it away for free! The remix comes courtesy of Ed Banger favourite SebastiAn, who delivers an enjoyable, if not remarkable, track. It’s buzzing and groovy, just what you need to start the weekend…

Van She - Idea Of Happiness (SebastiAn Remix)     

“Idea of Happiness” is the first (and title) track from Van She’s forthcoming album, to be released on July 6 in Australia, July 9th in Europe and July 10th in the US. Here is a little something to chew on, while we wait for this highly anticipated release: two amazing remixes of Dragonette and Tom Vek…

Dragonette – Pick Up The Phone (Michael Van She Remix)     

Tom Vek - Aroused (Van She Remix)     

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DRAGONETTE – RIGHT WOMAN (ElectroPop – Canada)

Canadian new wave revivalists Dragonette unveil their new track “The Right Woman”, the first taste of their highly awaited third album. It is featured on Diane von Furstenberg’s Women’s Day compilation Proud to be Woman Vol. 3 and all proceeds will go to an organization dedicated to empowering women worldwide.

Produced in collaboration with Felix Bloxson, who usually works under the Plastic Plates moniker, “The Right Woman” is Dragonette’s first original new track since the summer of 2010 (Our Summer/Volcano single). With its nice combination of punchy beats, glittering synths and sultry vocals, this song proves Dragonette are back in good form!

To celebrate this release, here’s a couple of Dragonette goodies: the first track is the band’s classic hit “I Get Around” remixed by Midnight Juggernauts, the second is a pumped up remix of “Pick Up The Phone” by Van She‘s own Michael DiFrancesco.

Dragonette - I Get Around (Midnight Juggernauts Mix)     

Dragonette – Pick Up The Phone (Michael Van She Remix)     

The gang are also hitting the road to play a combination of new tracks and old favorites, stopping at SXSW and Coachella along the way. Check out Dragonette’s official site or Facebook for more info. Buy the music on

saturday nite with… FABIAN

Straight out of the City of Angles, Fabian Ordorica is best known in electro circles by his firstname, which is fast becoming synonymous with energy-filled electro goodness. His work first caught the dance community’s ear with his 2009 single “Heatwave”, taken from Binary’s compilation album LA Lights. Since then Fabian has produced tracks across all genres: Hip-Hop, Electro, Pop, French House, Filter House, you name it…

Two years in the making, Fabian’s long-awaited debut album, Say Goodbye, was finally released last month via Binary. Though the album only runs 32 minutes, listening to the whole thing straight will take you through a high octane tour of contemporary dance music: from nu disco to synthpop and everything in between. Ahead of the album, Fabian released the Last Flight EP, including the title track and a whole bunch of remixes by the likes of French Horn Rebellion, NightWaves, Reset!, Justin Faust, Lancelot, Douze, and Robots For Rayguns. Be sure to check out Reset!’s remix below and buy the EP if you so fancy…

Fabian - Last Flight (RESET! Remix)     

Featuring pumping drums and addictive bass-lines, Say Goodbye is a great debut album for Fabian. Summer may be over, but Fabian’s infectious melodies and catchy choruses will prop your mood up and keep you dancing till the next few rays of sun…

Haven’t had enough? For more electrifying tunes, check out some of the remixes Fabian did for artists such as Shinichi Osawa, Dragonette, The Magician, Fred Falke, Pony Pony Run Run and NightWaves.

Fred Falke - Back to Stay (Fabian Remix)     

You can find out more about Fabian on his MySpace or Facebook-like him here. Buy Say Goodbye and/or the Last Flight EP on Say Goodbye - Fabian


In the run up to the release of Kaskade‘s upcoming album, Dynasty, the Chicago-born DJ teams up with Dragonette on his new single, “Fire In Your New Shoes”. If you’ve been reading umstrum||music regularly, you will probably know that we love Dragonette. This Canadian electropop four-piece is great at crafting extremely catchy pop songs with great hooks and that’s exactly why their collaboration with Kaskade works so well.

Dragonette - Fire In Your New Shoes     

Kaskade’s sixth studio album is scheduled to be released on April 27 (digitally) and May 11 (CD). The single “Fire In Your Shoes” is available on iTunes now and you can download it here Fire In Your New Shoes (feat. Dragonette) - Single - Kaskade

As a little bonus, here’s a sweet remix of Dragonette’s “Pick Up The Phone” by Michael Di Francesco, one of the members of Australian electro band Van She

Dragonette - Pick Up The Phone (Michael Van She Remix)     

If you like what you hear, check out more music by Dragonette on MySpace and buy it on Dragonette