Sunday – Deep House remix. 29/01/12. Evermore – Can You Hear Me? (Dcup’s horny mix)

Sunday’s child was antipodal,

International fans will recognize the ethereal piano infused hallmark of Evermore through their songs from hit tv shows The OC and more recently Greys Anatomy. Their earlier songs Lights Surrounding You and It’s Too Late brought them international stardom that only The Naked and Famous (check here for a good N&F remix) have been able to replicate as a successful New Zealand rock band.

While this song sounds like the question that every DJ asks his friends the day after a gig, (hearing fatigue is no joke and its worth checking out this article), Can You Hear Me was Evermore’s last single and their most emotionally charged song to date.

So what does a good man to when his girl is all riled up with emotions spilling out of their pores? He calms her down and finds a way to sex her up, or the other way around. Point being, listen to the original and then follow on to hear the audio metaphor I speak of.

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The name Duncan MacLennan might not register too many hits, but type in Dcup and once you get past all the fun pillows, you will see thousands of hits dedicated to the breakout hit of 2010 with Yolanda Be Cool – We No Speak Americano ( with an awesome tech house remix here).

MacLennan will be no one-hit-wonder, the man has 49 tracks listed on Soundcloud and I can tell you there is more quality than the New York Giants receiving core. It would have been easy to write up his Disco honey dipped Gotye remix, but as we have already blogged about Someone That I Used To Know here, I wanted to dig a little deeper and mention this gem of a Deep House track that is over an year old now.

Obviously being a New Zealander myself, its great to write about talented Kiwi’s, but to see this trans-Tasman love is heartwarming, Dcup has even remixed P-Money’s Say Yeah to seductive quality, so it’s good to know that even though we own the Rugby and Rugby League world cups and beating them in Cricket, there is no angst.

Duncan has gone all Barry White on Evermore and told them that everything is going to be alright (as he lit the candles and turned down the lights, making sure to rustle up the potpourri leaves and burn the incense). His unreleased version of Evermore’s 2009 single is a bit of Nu Disco brilliance rapped up in a blue eyed soulful package and posted to the world (or soundcloud) as a sexified Deep House remix designed for any hot lounge (as long as it ends in the bedroom).. “No baby, I don’t remember what you were upset about either, now just move a little to the rig.. awww yeah that’s it.”

No download specified unfortunately, but leave a comment on his track and maybe he will relent?


Tuesday – Tech House remix. 6/12/11. Yolanda Be Cool & D Cup – We No Speak Americano (Lempo and Japwow remix)

Tuesday’s Child was opportunistic.

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so what if it’s an imitation of an imitation of a song about imitation? I don’t even think Nike has enough money to make Tiger Woods seem that sincere.

I’d like to believe that earlier this year, the shortsighted (and hopefully deaf) Grammy judges responsible for nominating the Best Dance Recording annually, have been hogtied, shot, tickled, shot again and then washed down the drain by whatever Latoya Jackson uses on her face.

When you look at previous winners; Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Daft Punk, Justin Timberlake, Chemical Brothers, Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue, Dirty Vegas, Janet Jackson, Baha Men, Cher, Madonna, Donna Summer & Giorgio Moroder. With the exception of Dirty Vegas, Chemical Bros and Daf… What the fuck?? The bloody Baha Men won a Grammy??? For Best Dance Recording??? A Grammy?? Well they had weak competition in; Eiffel 65, Enrique Eglesias, Moby & Jennifer Lop… What?? Eiffel ‘my balls are blue’ 65 were nominated for a Grammy??? C’mon man!@#!

We have eased up on our stance a little recently by the fact that David Guetta with Avicii, Swedish House Mafia, Deadmau5, Skrillex, Duck Sauce & Robyn are nominated in 2011. Whilst you aren’t going to accuse The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences of digging too hard, at least they will be choosing from actual EDM artists.

If the aforementioned maiming happens in reality, then look no further than here, as we are perplexed as to why We No Speak Americano did not receive a nomination last year. It received so much airplay, platinum record sales worldwide, charted #1 everywhere & most importantly, it helped bring millions of new fans into the international dance world. If you are in need of banging your head against a wall, then by all means check out the entire history of nominations.

We No Speak Americano might receive a few rolled eyes, but at the height of it’s release, you bloody loved it and don’t try to deny it. Aussie producers Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP, resampled, retooled, relooped and rearranged their way to international fame through a 1956 Renato Carosone tune; Tu Vuò Fa’ L’Americano. The original theme is satirically highlighting (or lowlighting) the effects of Americanization on traditional Italian youths by imitating the ‘Yankee’ way. Just think if this original had been as big as its remix, Jersey Shore might never have happened.

Mancunians Lempo & Japwow, have given this track enough time to become somewhat fresh again, before extending a fresh bassline with a rhythmic tech house beat, added sweeping effects and funky glitched vocals. After experiencing this on the dancefloor you will be too buggared to know what it is that you no speak.

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