Duran Duran is in studio with mega producer Mark Ronson who is determind to get the boys back to their original sound that made them world famous. Mark has stated that he was focused on getting Duran Duran back to their “Rio” sound. I for one am anxiously awaiting this return to form from Duran Duran.
The single off the album and a track I approach with a more “bare-bones” mentality. This was done mostly with the bassline that runs throughout and minimal synths except for the chorus sections. I am not a fan of the typical remix, i.e., just speed up the vocals or only use a snippet of vocals and then slam a house beat underneath. I usually take the approach of re-visioning it and asking myself what I would do if I had Brian in the studio to record a new track. I like the stark contrast of a deep bass with Brian’s voice and really wanted to highlight the melody he wrote for the chorus. Hope you all enjoy.
I fell in love with Backseat off of Color Theory’s latest release, The Sound and when the opportunity arose to remix it, I couldn’t resist. This track has the classic depeche mode melancholy to which I wanted to do a more “widescreen” edition of. Hence the rain and thunder efx on the track.
Hitting a perfect mix of indie/alt pop mixed with electro/dubstep is Conner Youngblood, an artist based out of Dallas Texas. On this track Conner sounds a bit similar to TV on The Radio infused with some electronic elements. This track is one of the best things that has hit my inbox in weeks, so thank you Conner and keep it up.
In preparation of a best of compilation due later next year, we have a brand new electronic pop single from Ladytron, “Ace Of Hz”. This is one of two that will be on the compilation when it’s released via Nettwerk.
Taken from Seelenluft‘s 2008 full lenght titled, “Birds And Plants And Rocks And Things” is a cover from a classic 1970’s America tune called “Horse With No Name”. Seelenluft manages to keep this classic track and add just the right amount of electronic elements to breath new life into it.