Over the last couple of years, New York-based FaltyDL (Drew Lustman) has been turning heads with his signature glitchy electronic sound. An in-demand remixer, he has made versions for the likes of Photek, Mount Kimbie, The XX, Scuba, Seun Kuti (Fela’s son), Alice Russell and others. With his new album for Ninja Tune, Hardcourage, he’s ready to step up and join the electronic music elite. A good example of this is “Straight & Arrow”, here remixed by Gold Panda.
FaltyDL makes pitch-perfect, beautiful, widescreen club music that works as well for home listening as it does blasted on the dancefloor at 3am. His latest single features none other than Friendly Fires lead singer Ed Macfarlane, whose whispering vocals add an extra touch of soul and melancholy to this tune.
FaltyDL - She Sleeps (Ft. Ed Macfarlane)
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It’s been a long time coming, but it seems UK synthpop maestro Grum (born Graeme Shepherd) is finally ready to come out of hiding, and he comes bearing gifts. In less than a month, he has released three massive remixes that share a common full-on synthesizer, big room style. Perfect way to start the weekend!
The first remix takes on UK duo Paper Crows’ single “Changing Colours”, giving it an impeccable glittering dancefloor makeover and the second reinvents Lonsdale Boys Club’s “Light Me Up” with big old fat synths and a bouncy synth bassline.
Browsing our archives, there are plenty more outstanding Grum remixes worth sharing (Passion Pit, Goldfrapp, Fenech-Soler, Anoraak, Friendly Fires, Moullinex, The Good Natured, Jump Jump Dance Dance). Grab a couple of cool tracks below…
Friendly Fires - Skeleton Boy (Grum Remix)
Grum - Runaway (Super Mal Remix)
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Dubbed the Godfather of French electro by I-D magazine, Joakim has been pumping out eclectic, trendsetting records for the better part of the 2000s to almost unanimous critical acclaim. His latest endeavour is the Nothing Gold EP, released last April 9th on Joakim’s own label Tigersushi. Available on vinyl or MP3, the EP features a new version of the title track, as well as remixes by Le Loup and Norway’s own Todd Terje.
Joakim is also a very respected remixer, who has worked with some of the most talented artists around. You have almost surely danced to one of his classy productions without even knowing it. These include remixes for Cut Copy, Röyksopp, Metronomy, Robyn, Kleerup, DJ Mehdi, Revolver, Friendly Fires, Alter Ego, Poni Hoax and the list goes on…
Joakim - Spiders (Ewan Pearson Remix)
Friendly Fires - On Board (Joakim Remix)
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Friendly Fires recently shared a series of new remixes of tracks from their sophomore album Pala, which came out last year on XL Recordings (also home to Ratatat, Basement Jaxx, Thom Yorke or Sigur Rós, to name a few). These six edits are featured on the new bonus edition of their album, available now worldwide…
Among the remixers are Carl Craig, Tiga, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Benoit & Sergio, Tim Green and German producer Tensnake, who has put his own spin on the amazing track “Hurting”.
Friendly Fires - Hurting (Tensnake Remix)
As a bonus, check out Club Soda’s groovy take on Friendly Fires’ “Helpless”…
Friendly Fires - Helpless (Club Soda Remix)
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It’s been two years since their last single “Kiss Of Life” and over three years since their acclaimed debut album, but the wait is finally over. Friendly Fires are back!
The band has already announced that their sophomore album, Pala, will be out next May on XL Recordings (also home to Ratatat, Thom Yorke, Dizzee Rascal or Sigur Rós, to name a few). The first single off the new album, “Live Those Days Tonight”, was premiered a few days ago on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio One show and is already gaining momentum on the blogosphere.
Friendly Fires - Live Those Days Tonight
The new track follows in the footsteps of the band’s most dancefloor-friendly tracks (think “Skeleton Boy” or “On Board”), taking the euphoria of dance music and mixing it with a crazy tribal groove. As for the rest of the album, we know that it will feature appearances from the Harlem Gospel Choir and Holy Ghost’s Alex Frankel. What better time than now to rediscover Friendly Fires’ cover of Holy Ghost’s “Hold On”?
Friendly Fires - Hold On (Holy Ghost! Cover)
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