Casa del Mirto is an Italian chillwave outfit spearheaded by Marco Ricci, who is joined on stage by Luigi Segnana on bass and Mirko Marconi on guitar. Active since 2006, CdM started out as more of a dance music project, heavily influenced by 90s house and other dancefloor-friendly genres, as you can hear on their first two albums, Supertrendycoolfashion and Numero Uno. Fast forward to 2011, the name remains but pretty much everything else has changed.
Casa del Mirto - The Sun
Casa del Mirto is now synonym with intimate atmospheres and lush chillwave arrangements. On their last album, The Nature, released last September via Mashhh! Records, you will find a great mix of saturated synths, deep beats and echoed vocals, somehow reminiscent of Toro Y Moi or Washed Out.
Casa del Mirto - The Haste
Class Actress - Weekend (Casa Del Mirto Remix)
For more info, find Casa del Mirto on Facebook or MySpace. Buy the music on BandCamp and on
In the past two to three years, 25 Hours A Day (25 HAD) has been working tirelessly to produce impeccable original tracks and classy remixes for many world class artists.
His productions for the likes of Fortune, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Cassius or Phoenix have drawn wide praise and the list of his collaborations keeps getting longer and longer. But despite this success, we still know very little about 25 Hours A Day, so who is behind this mysterious moniker?
Phoenix – Long Distance Call (25 Hours A Day Remix)
25 Hours A Day is a one-man-band and behind the wheel is Pierrick Devin. Based in Paris, Pierrick is a sound engineer and producer with solid credentials. In the studio, he has worked with many bands, including Cassius, Adam Kesher, Fortune (he produced 6 tracks on their last album) and Cut/Copy.
Cassius – See Me Now (25 Hours A Day Remix)
Though sometimes described as electro, 25 HAD’s style is closer to indie rock than to pure electro. Devin’s use of drums and guitars (and the occasional synths) clearly shows his love for indie music and good pop songs. This is something we see in all his production work but also in his (too rare) own tracks. Check out the lovely “Mother Africa” just below.
25 Hours A Day – Mother Africa
Pierrick Devin is also one third of electro band A Fight For Love with Julien Perez and Gaétan Didelot from Fortune. The three are actually seeing a lot of each other right now since Pierrick recently embarked on a tour with Fortune as their new live bass player. Despite this busy schedule I’m sure 25 HAD will still find time to produce more amazing remixes!
Check out 25 Hours A Day’s page on MySpace to listen to more music…
U R MY DISCO 4 is out now!!
Download the whole mix here: http://www.mediafire.com/?cccqauebk1vd9q1
Tracklist as follows:
01 Phoenix – Lisztomania
02 Glass Candy – Ms Broadway (Remix)
03 Royksopp – What Else Is There (Jacques Lu Cont Remix)
04 Peaches – I Feel Cream
05 La Roux – Bulletproof
06 Van She – Strangers
07 CSS – Move (Cut Copy Remix)
08 Guy J – Lamur
09 Pnau (Feat. Ladyhawke) – Embrace
10 Lykke Li vs Kings Of Leon – Knocked Up (Death to the throne Remix)
11 Dragonette – Fixin To Thrill
12 Numero – Tout Est Parfait
13 Golden Bug – Barbie’s Back
14 Luomo Feat. Apparat – Love You All
15 Faker – This Heart Attack (Miami Horror Remix)
16 Royksopp – The Girl and the Robot
17 WhoMadeWho – Keep Me In My Plane
18 Lost Valentinos – Nightmoves (Knife Machine Remix)
19 Brundtland & Pehrson (Feat. Annie) – Geared Up
French alternative rock band Phoenix comprises Thomas Mars (vocals), Deck D’Arcy (bass), Christian Mazzalai (guitar) and Laurent Brancowitz (guitar), who started playing music as kids in Versailles in the mid 90s. The name “Phoenix” was officially chosen in 1996 when Laurent Brancowitz permanently joined the formation after his other band Darlin’ disbanded. The other two members of Darlin’ (Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo) went on to form Daft Punk, which explains the friendship between both bands.
Phoenix released their debut album United in 2000 to much critical acclaim and they’ve been riding a steady wave of success ever since. Their new album, Wolgang Amadeus Mozart, was released at the beginning of this month and it received rave reviews. In a smart publicity move, the album was preceded by excellent lead single “Lisztomania”, hyped up to the max with remixes by Alex Metric, Yuksek, Holy Ghost! and Classixx.
Phoenix - Lisztomania (Classixx Version)
Accessible and radio-friendly, yet focused and crisp, Wolfang Amadeus Mozart, exceeds expectations and shows a snapshot of band really coming together and finding their voice. If you want more, visit Phoenix on MySpace and, if you like what you hear, buy their music on