Lana Del Rey – Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix)

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Question: What happens when you cross an international pop singer with an up-and-coming producer? Answer: Musical gold.

That is exactly what happened when French-born, Miami-based DJ, Cedric Gervais, got ahold of sultry songstress Lana Del Rey’s single Summertime Sadness from her second studio album, Born To Die. Gervais is able to enhance the song by increasing the tempo and giving the cover a commercialized version of a typically-slow Del Rey track. The remix version has received a fair amount of airtime, both on the radio and in nightclubs around Europe and America, which is helping to expose Del Rey’s music to an audience who may not have listened to her otherwise.

The release of the Summertime Sadness remix has skyrocketed Gervais’s popularity amongst the EDM community. The remix reached #1 on the Beatport charts for an incredible two weeks, and more of his original and remixed tracks have been featured on the BBC, iTunes and other international platforms. As this song is far-and-away Gervais’s biggest track to date, the demand for him to perform around the world has increased exponentially. With a highly successful 2013 under his belt, the producer is looking forward to an equally incredible 2014.

Been living under a rock and haven’t heard Cedric Gervais’s remix of Summertime Sadness yet?! Check it out now!

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Son Lux – Easy

son_lux1Some extremely chilled out vibes coming from this brilliant new track by New York based Son Lux. Mixed with its dark atmosphere and harsh saxophone (and/or string?) sounds, Easy creates a world of its own, in which you get stuck on repeat immediately. The song gives you a foretaste of what to expect from Son Lux’ third album, Lanterns, which is coming out 29th October via Joyful Noise Recordings. I personally can’t wait to hearing more of the same.

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Grizzly Bear – Sleeping Ute (Nicolas Jaar Remix)

Sleeping Ute (Jaar Remix)

Last Saturday saw lines of music fans taking over the streets for 2013’s edition of Record Store Day. Reviving pressing plants around the world and boosting vinyl sales for weeks, the event also offers an ideal occasion for bands to release new/rare/unique/unexpected/weird/wonderful material. The remix below is one of the many exciting outcomes of this years edition.

American-Chilean Nicolas Jaar takes over Grizzly Bear’s “Sleeping Ute”, which served as a splendid introduction on the quartet’s last album Shields. Jaar’s edit loops a reverbed version of the original’s guitar riff and only preserves the shadiest bits of Edward Droste’s vocals.

Incorporating string harmonies and percussions, the track is stretched and turned into a 7 minute journey, a blissfully elegant ride punctuated by a pounding drum machine and a gloomy bass line.

The limited edition vinyl is long gone but thanks to the Internet and Konbini you can stream it below:

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Léo Elso – Le Premier Pas

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Many people will tell you that English lyrics are crucial to growing and maintaining a large fanbase. Now, Léo Elso is here to tell you differently. Moving from his native Paris to London to study at The Musical Theatre Academy, Elso has just released his third 5-track EP called TH3ÂTRES. Yes, all of the tracks are en français, but don’t let that stop you from grooving along with his strong, emotional vocals and interesting melodies. On some of the tracks, you can really hear influences of popular French rock band, Noir Desir, combined with Elso’s musical theatre training, creating a unique and memorable sound. The first track on the EP, Le Premier Pas (The First Step), is a complex 6-minute song that gives a taste of the rest of the album. For those who appreciate acoustic sets, Léo’s Trois Minutes En Quête d’un Titre is an accomplished track which is beautiful in its simplicity, similar to a French Frank Turner.

So, cross the Chunnel without leaving your chair and listen to Léo Elso’s EP! It may be the most international thing you’ll do today… Allez-y! N’ayez pas peur! Bonne lecture  ;)

 

Qu’est-ce que vous en pensez? Racontez-nous! Is Léo the next Serge Gainsbourg?? Tell us what you think, and check out more of Léo’s music below!

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Bastille – Laura Palmer (RAC Mix)

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RAC just never disappoints. Whenever the international trio from Remix Artist Collective reinterprets a song, they simply do it 100% right. So if you are an upcoming artist trying to commission a remix of one of your songs to extend your fan base even more, get in contact with these guys. They will do the job for you.

UK indie rock band Bastille have done just that and so it comes that we can present you with another great RAC remix today of Bastille’s track Laura Palmer from their 2013 debut album Bad Blood which dominated the UK Albums Chart in March and currently still holds number seven. The remix was produced by RAC member André Allen Anjos and turns Laura Palmer into a much groovier tune that powers through until the end. Enjoy below.

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