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?


Monday – Nu Disco remix. 2/1/12. Dr. Hook – Sexy Eyes (Discotizer’s Sexy Green Eyes mix)

Monday’s child had the look,

Songs are often ambiguous as to what their true meaning is, did you know that Violent Femmes – Blister In The Sun was about masturbation, or did you know that The Vapors – Turning Japanese was about pleasuring ones self? On the other hand did you realize that Billy Idol – Dancing with myself was actually about Wanking? Elvis Costello’s – Pump It Up isnt about a pumping up a flaccid crowd, more like… But Seriously, did you ever stop to think what The Divinyls – I Touch Myself was about? Would you believe me if I said it was about a tragic ballet accident that left the victim without sensation in her body?

Is this a case of life imitating art or art imitating life? You tell me who first created such sexy bass lines, Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show, the sublime 1970’s American soft rock band or Dr. Cock & his magic boner Medicine, the only Porn film to ever be nominated for Best ‘Score’ at the Academy Awards. Never a band to incorporate a flute solo into their disco fusion soulful grooves, Dr. Hook never cared too much about subtlety. Sexy Eyes, as part of the bands anti-spank campaign in the early 80’s, was released to rapturous audiences keen for any excuse to have no more lonely nights.

Rumen the self-proclaimed Discotizer, hailing out of the best smelling city on earth, Cologne, Germany has put many a classic artist through his disco spin wash, resulting in clean & fresh funky remixes that will get everyone from your uncoordinated Teenager to your arthritic Grandma groovin in rhythm on the dance floor.

Discotizer has removed the Fusion from Disco Fusion with his brillaint remake of Sexy Eyes. Sensuous bass guitar chords and relaxingly beautiful high piano notes perfectly match Dennis Locorriere’s hinting vocals, making this Nu Disco remix too dangerous to be played alone. So do yourself a favour, call up your girlfriend and wait til she gets to you before pressing play.

Dr. Hook – Sexy Eyes (Discotizer’s Sexy Green Eyes mix)

Free download on Soundcloud page

Monday – Nu Disco remix. 26/12/11. Architecture in Helsinki – Escapee (The Polish Ambassador remix)

Monday’s child had history,

Seperated by a body of water and thus part of the council of Baltic War states, Finland and Poland have rather storied histories, although rarely shared together. However the few things they have in common are listed below

-They both suck at football with their last football match ending in a 0-0 draw.
-Neither has many worldwide celebrities to speak of; Finland has a bunch of NHL players, a stock of race car drivers, not to mention The Rasmus (remember this track?) and Darude (you will know this track).
-Poland has a slew of UEFA footballers and their two most famous exports for which Americans will be forever eternally grateful for; in Aaron Spelling (because without him, how would we have ever seen the worst boob job ever [and im not talking about Jason Priestley]), and Andre the Giant (because without him, who would have invented the infamous choke slam?).

Of course things were different during the war, Finland became a safe haven for Jews & Refugees alike as they had tactically aligned with the Germans early on as a common enemy of the USSR. While technically not part of the Axis, they were co-belligerent with Germany as they depended on aid and arms. Helsinki remained the only capital city not occupied by the Soviets or Germany in Eastern Europe, and remained largely Democratic.

Poland however was a completely different story, after being completely ravaged by the Germans in 1939, they could only sit helplessly whilst the Soviets took control of more than half of the country. All in all, the Poles lost 1/5 of their entire citizen base during the war, and the majority of the architecture destroyed.

You could say that the Architecture in Helsinki remained intact, and even today it stands as a bastion of intelligent indie pop… wait what?

Ironically based out of Sydney, the ARIA nominated quintet Architecture in Helsinki have gathered a world wide following over the past decade. I have yet to find a Finnish AiH Fan Club, but they have played there to good crowds that were mostly curious over the Band’s name, one listen however and curiosity tends to lead to devotion. The members pride themselves on technical mastery over an array of different instruments and synthesizers, evident in their biggest single to date Heart It Races. Their vibe is comparable to Two Door Cinema Club & Hot Chip with Cameron Bird & Kellie Sutherland providing the majority of vocals that are pitched at many an octave (and a skill-set) above the competition. Their 2011 single Escapee is a sweet indietronica release with an uptempo beat that is amongst the best indie dance tracks released this year.

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Ironically based out of the Bay Area, The Polish Ambassador is rising to the upper echelon of neon coloured producer/djs coming out of the USA. As a fan on his Soundcloud page stated “This is what happens when a dude from the future gets hold of a synthesizer, It’s magical.” The former Ample Mammal brought to life an amazing Electrofunk Nu Disco remix of Escapee that creates such a dreamy feel that if you piped it into Prisons, violence would go down ten fold (although escape attempts might go the reverse). Try dropping this into your set tonight and I guarantee a successful night.

While you are at it, check out his large collection of remixes, the man has spent some serious time and imagination on reinventing new sounds, exactly what we at The Daily Remix Blog cream over.

Free download (along with his other tracks) on his blog

Monday – Nu Disco remix. 19/12/11. Gorillaz – Stylo (Alex Metric remix)

Monday’s child was in 3D

The elusive Gorillaz are known for their guest collaborations, for without them, who would be visible at their live shows? The cartoon band prefers to play as their characters in a silhouetted or hologram form, keeping their mysterious brand alive. Previous guests have included Snoop, Lou Reed, De La Soul & Del The Funky Homosapien amongst others, but to effectly bring Rock & Roll Hall of Fame R&B legend Bobby Womack out of retirement to sing on Stylo is a bit of a coup.

Womack nearly put himself into a diabetic coma trying to come up with the words to Stylo. Unfamiliar with the Gorillaz and even more out of touch with it’s wonderfully slow racing techno beat and disco stylings that sound like a bastard child of Donna Summer and Kraftwerk. Womack’s gritty soulful vocals are such an amazing complement Mos Defs soft haunting voice.

British stylesmith Alex Metric, better known for his Liztomania remix that rose his profile to the masses of EDM, did what DJs worldwide were begging for; An uptempo remix that will fit in any club set. Released on the official promotional single EP, when you listen to this remix you will feel that the Gorillaz purposely slowed the original song’s tempo down so as not to give Womack a heart attack in recording. With some extra wonky disco synths and phasers to make any Klingon proud, this is how the song should sound.

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Monday – Indie Dance remix. 05/12/11. Cut Copy – Take Me Over (Flight Facilities remix)

Monday’s Child was flying high.

This is no day to be down. You may be sitting in your itchy chair, answering your phone full of melancholy, saying yes to everyone and hearing no from everybody, feeling like you don’t have a purpose, bored, aching from a big weekend, poor whilst you wait til payday & anxious as you are already behind in your projects only to be told to be excited about new business coming in which to you means more paperwork. SO WHAT!

One listen and all your troubles will melt away, like you wish Edward would, instead of that weird glittery shit.

Ctrl-X Ctrl-C are already a favourite of ours, it’s tempting to obey their name and Ctrl-V all of their originals, they are that good (and better live!). But as this is The Daily Remix Blog, Flight Facilities has done us a favour with a number on Cut Copy’s best single from their ARIA winning/Grammy nominated album; Zonoscope.

The self-proclaimed Trinidad & Tobago (but secretly Sydney) based remixers rumoured to be U-Go-B and Jimmy2sox (who we already are very familiar with from our first ever blog post), make up the duo with whom our Antipodean followers will recognize from their 2010 aeronautical smash hit collaboration with Aeroplane; Crave Paris. Their collective input creates such a harmony of loungy bass guitar and Nu Disco synths, with some tribal bongos and steel drums to complete the upbeat percussion. Combine this to Dan Whitfords’ whimsically lazy vocals that remind us of a more melodic Happy Mondays, it becomes impossible for us not to sing and groove along. Flight Facilities should be able to acquire many an airplane hanger to park their bikes in, with this hit remix.

It’s Monday, be happy damnit!

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