Swagger-Jacked from the homies at Too Many Sebastians, the premier site for all nu-disco and indie electro.
Bump this Miami Vice delectable exclusive.
1) Die on the Dancefloor (Mickey Remix)-Tyson *Hot*
This track is so Miami Vice. Synthy deliciousness, with vocals that sound like a track by The Miracles. This record sounds like Neon. If you’re digging the sound, I encourage you to dig back into our Miami Vice archives on the right side-bar —->
1) Bang Bang Bang (Rhythm Plate’s Bootleg Disco Mix)-Mark Ronson
(CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD) *B10 Highly Recommends*
Chalk it up as a win for the Ronson camp as Rhythm Plate is able to create a modern incarnation of the funkiest of disco groups by taking a Bass-line that sounds like it was ripped straight from a Bar-Keys or Parliament album, Vocals worthy of Earth Wind & Fire or KC and the Sunshine Band, and a piano riff that could have come straight from a Thelma Houston record. Throw it all together and you have this gem. You will enjoy. Have a great friday night.
There are so many sources by which to get your music these days, so let me start by saying how honored I am that you include Big10 in your daily music regimen.
That said, you may wonder where I get my music from weekly. The breakdown goes like this:
15% Alex Koplin
10% You, my friends.
5% Artist Submissions
50% Other Blogs.
So that’s a lot of re-posting going on. Now, obviously, the end-game of every blogger is to spread good music to our friends, So we’re all in this together. But there are a lot of blogs which I have found music on, and shared with you, that deserve the Big10 Spotlight, and that you should be checking out regularly.
I have added a blogroll on the right side-bar. Check out these amazing sites and download from them regularly!
When you follow a blog for a long time you begin to catch the evolving musical tastes and preferences of its contributors. When speaking to the strengths of GDD, one must laud them for their consistency in delivering massive, epic track-after-track on a weekly basis. These guys are unwavering. They stay ahead of the curve, their site constantly churns out amazing posts, and they are sponsored by Avalon for fucks sakes. It is a testament to GDD That I would need more than two hands to count the amount of songs that I have posted on this blog, that I originally procured from GDD.
Whoever says DJing isn’t a woman’s game clearly has never met Dani Deahl. This fiery, outspoken, incredibly charming Chicago native delivers massive posts on a weekly basis, abundant with amazing remixes and powerful tunes. There is a reason that Dani finds her inbox flooded consistently with artist submissions. Her knowledge of production styles is scientific, her descriptions are spot-on, and the website’s layout is extremely easy on the eyes. Her knowledge of how to get the party started ensures that there’s something for everyone on this website, week-in and week-out, making her another frequently re-posted Big10 silent contributor.
Couldn’t do this list without giving props to my homie/next-door neighbor Anze “Alex Koplin” Kopitar. Since switching over from Blogspot to WordPress, Kope and S.Co have added a pristine, minimalistic aesthetics, embedded tracks, and, the key ingredient, their unwavering impeccable taste in all things progressive and electro-house. 1 out of every 2 times I walk into Kope’s room he is scouring Beatport diligently, breaking his bank to bring you the hottest new releases in stunning 320kbps, but that’s why we love him. Follow their site regularly and you will find your Itunes Library replete with incredible tracks in n0-time.
I can’t understand a word that they write, but isn’t that the beautiful thing about music? Being able to scour a website written in eastern-european characters and procure amazing tunes from there? Music transcends all barriers, and HouseGuiden is a prime example. With a more house-centric taste, favoring club epics from the likes of Morillo, Angello, Axwell and the lot as opposed to electro-house artists, this site has quickly risen to be a personal favorite of mine. Don’t let the language barrier throw you off, just download everything and you’ll find something you like.
When TooManySebastians.Blogspot.com shut down, I almost had an aneurism. Where else would I procure all of my amazing Electronic/Electro-Pop/Nu-Disco amazingness? Thankfully, They quickly resurfaced with a dazzling new website in tow. You know the term Miami Vice that I use on occasion to describe a track with that South-Beach feel? More likely than not it came from these guys. A wonderful change of pace from your usual 128BPM ragetacular beats, these guys are the Felix Jones to House Music’s Marion Barber.
SHOW THESE SITES SOME FUCKING LOVE.
CHECK THEM OUT FREQUENTLY SO YOU CAN CALL ME OUT FOR RE-POSTING THEIR SHIT.
Had this one sitting around since January but I just rediscovered it.
Back to NYC on Wednesday so what a fitting post.
1) Rich Girls (Le Castle Vania Remix)-The Virgins
Mattia asked me to go to a Virgins concert three years ago when they were nobodies and like an idiot I turned him down. Two years later they release one of the biggest summer jams of the year, the easy going “Rich Girls”. Here at DadeToDane, we’re not about easy-going. we’re about rocking out with our socks out (Blue Socks). This Le Castle Vania remix turns it to 11 without forcing the original down our throats.
(click here to download) (D2D IMPLORES YOU TO DOWNLOAD)
Bonus: Rich Girls (The Twelves Remix)-The Virgins
You know I’ll take any opportunity to throw some Twelves on the blog.
This music video is just straight creepy…yet at the same time hilarious?
It also features the acting debut of the homie Amir
When I found this remix though I had to post it.
1) I Feel Better (Dan Haan Remix)-Hot Chip
This remix in my mind features stronger production value than the original, although it doesn’t make as good use of the entrancing female vocal hook which makes the original so memorable. That said, it has a very dreamy dimension to it, and is definitely worth a listen.
Bonus: I Feel Better-Hot Chip
Had to post the original. A perennial inside joke within 2E, I am not quite sure what the appeal is in this song, but as I mentioned above, the vocals during the chorus are just catchy as fuck. The video definitely helps also. Definitely a new, experimental sound for Hot Chip. We’re excited to see what these guys come up with next.
1) Bulletproof (Hypercrush Remix) – La Roux
With the original already being a gem, Hypercrush faced a challenge in transforming this song into a danceable, electro jam. They sure pulled it up with ease, just as they did with their remix of Drake’s “Over”. With a wonderful build, hard hitting basslines and the euphoric vocals of La Roux, this is one for the party playlist that’ll get you groovin’.
1) Grace Of God (Original Mix)-Hot 22
This song graced the top of beatport a while back, and for good reason. It is a finely tuned, satisfying, extremely danceable house beat that uses wonderful, tasteful sampling of one of the greatest Disco tracks of all time, Machine’s “There But for the Grace of God Go I”.
(click here to download) (D2D Highly Reccomends)
Bonus: There But For The Grace of God Go I-Machine
Here is the original Disco classic that the above song samples. If you like it, I encourage you to download it on Itunes.