Another day, another dollar and another week, another Dance Music Post. As regular as a Swiss timepiece and right in time for your weekend, partying, raving, and/or chilling, here comes lucky number 13! Filled with all sorts of musical goodness, from house to electro to bass to trance, we know this will tide you dance music fiends over for a week!
This is a bassy remix of “Binary Suns” by John Williams, which you might know as the Jedi Theme Tune from Star Wars. I don’t even know whether this is a good or bad thing, but it feels pretty epic, so here you go.
Unicorn Kid is a young Scottish producer, working generally in the 8-bit and rave sort of genre, who injects all his tracks and remixes with an undeniable air of fun. And we all just wanna have fun right? Having already remixed Gorillaz and supported Calvin Harris, Unicorn Kid has recently been chosen to tour with biginthegame Major Lazer when they tour the UK in April. Check out two of his remixes below – if his “2k era trance” remix of “I’m On One” doesn’t make you smile, you have no soul.
Following up the hip-hop remixes in a much different way, we have Sines’ dominant new EP. This is, essentially, bass music meets dirty south trap rap jams. Featuring Lil Wayne samples, of course. Get buck. Check out the whole EP here.
The 2 Bears is the work of friends Raf Rundell aka DJ Raf Daddy aka Ministry Of Sound label head, and Joe Goddard aka one fifth of Hot Chip aka producer of one of my favourite songs of 2011 “Gabriel“. With a full length LP on the way, they have just released the excellent Work EP, featuring 4 remixes, including this propulsive, percussive effort from fast rising Oliver $. No download for this one I’m afraid, but stream it good, and then head here to hear the full EP
Fancy a bit of Juke for your weekend? This rework of a 2000 Trina track, from London (not Juke’s hometown Chicago) based producer Nightwave is ridiculously hyperactive, and undeniably fun. Fresh out of the Red Bull Music Academy, keep your eyes and feet peeled (can you keep your feet peeled) for more of her get-up-and-dance sounds. Oh, and that’s her up above in the picture. I, Midas, am in love. Again.
Sheffield-born badman Toddla T steps up with a huge, dance-floor ready remix of a singer by the name Steve Edwards, who has the kind of epic, big-room delivery that begs for a dirty bassline to go alongside it. Toddla obliges, and the results are banging.
This song has so much soul and funk and so many groovy (yeah i said groovy, and wot?) vibes that you just gotta start clicking your fingers and nodding your feet. “Reckless” is Azari & III’s first release on Island, and it’s backed by remixes from Julio Bashmore, Riva Starr and Tiga, not to mention this free to download rework from Psychemagik. Winning.
Ready to get bashed over the head with some fidgety electro? Hope so. Knife Party have been making a lot of noise in the ravey scene that’s made up of bangers, and this remix of theirs by up-and-comer Mark Mackenzie just adds fuel to the flames. His rework is very reminiscent of the sound Mord Fustang’s reached popularity with.
Illangelo & Doc McKinney, bka the producers behind The Weeknd, have done a grerat job of infusing the low end synths subtly into the songs of their ubiquitous R&B projects. Ready to do away entirely with that semblance of subtlety? Enjoy this dubstep remix of The Weeknd’s “Dirty Diana” cover.