Starcadian’s remix of Freak You’s newest single “There You Are” starts with shimmering arpeggiating synths before opening up to Bright Light Bright Light’s Rod Thomas’ soothing vocals. The original single is a deep and infectious House monster while Starcadian’s rework is blissed out Synthwave trip. Take a listen to both below. The full “There You Are” package features an additional remix by Edwin Van Cleef is out next week on June 2nd via Electronic Rumors.
While polishing his upcoming album and new project, Freak You’s just shared a brand new original single in featuring the brilliant UK singer Bright Light Bright Light. The collaboration is a story about first love featuring lush and dreamy synths. Stay tuned for more on Freak You’s new project and album.
Disco meets dreamwave in Cavaliers of Fun’s new EP “Valley of Dreams” out now via Holographic People. This release features remixes from a Discobelle favorite Freak You as well as Poindexter, Shelby Grey and Saint Pauli. Listening to “Valley of Dreams” will transport you to a magical beach destination filled with palm trees, unicorns, sunsets and rainbows so go ahead and stream it right now.
Chrome Canyon’s “Generation” is out today (via Stones Throw Records) and comes with a slew of remixes from Chateau Marmont, ATTARI, and On The Fruit Records’ Freak You. The Freak You remix turns up the tempo with its frenetic arpeggiated synths. Do yourself a favor a stream the track below.
When he’s not managing his label On The Fruit Records, Franck sequestered away in the studio working on his own tunes. Operating under the moniker Freak You, Franck has churned out a great remix of the trance tune “No Lie” by Tatana.
Franck’s The heavy bass lines comes in right out the gates and each thumping sound leaves an imprint until the next one comes in. Franck adds layers space age echoes and skittering synths, creating a rhythmically elaborate track. Finally, drum hi-hats come in to anchor your racing heartbeat cause yeah, this remix is hot. So far the track has gotten support from the likes of Grum, Mighty Mouse, Pat Lok, and Cosmonauts. Yes it’s over nine minutes long but it’s worth it. Also, it’s a Discobelle exclusive.
We’ve teamed up with our dudes at Gotta Dance Dirty for a very special edition of The Dirt and it has been nothing but a dream. GDD knows their electronic music and has been one of the go-to sites for the latest and greatest. They’ve also got a grassroots presence in almost every city across the country and are behind 75% of the parties up and down the West Coast. On top of that, they’ve got a pretty slick line of t-shirts and tanks. Really is there anything that they don’t do?
OK enough gushing and onto the good stuff – the dirt. GDD editor extraordinaire and myself have put together FOURTEEN certifiably fresh tracks for your listening pleasure. Number 86 is about to become your new favorite number because this week’s The Dirt is mega. Get it while it’s still hot.
Worship – Spiral End feat. Ricco Vitali (Freak You Remix)
On The Fruit Records’ label boss Freak You has remixed Worship’s “Spiral End.” The track is set to be released next month, but Holographic People has hooked us up with a free download for a limited time.
Van She – Jamaica (Unicorn Kid Remix)
Just when you thought things couldn’t get any dreamier, Scottish producer Unicorn Kid has remixed Van She’s single “Jamaica,” putting waves of ethereal synths over the original vocals. It’s still plenty tropically infused but Unicorn Kid has enlisted the help of his drum machine to kick up the dance floor readiness of the track.
How To Dress Well – Again (Janet Jackson Cover)
When I saw “Janet Jackson cover” and “How To Dress Well” next to each other, I had to push play and I was not disappointed, not one bit. Tom Krell strips the track down, using just a piano as the backing to his staggeringly beautiful falsetto. Tom’s rendition wholly encapsulates the vulnerability meant to be conveyed by the lyrics.
Saint Lou Lou – May Be You (LAUER Remix)
Steady as she goes with Lauer’s remix of twin sister duo Saint Lou Lou’s “Maybe You”. Lauer takes the duo’s dreamy debut single and turns it into a pulsating late night club tune.
Southern Shores – New Love
“New Love” is the first taste of Southern Shores’ second EP New World, out later this year via Cascine. “New Love” is the song that’s playing in the back of your head while you’re kicking up the sand and collecting seashells off a beachy coast. This is the quintessential summer jam you’ve been waiting for with its airy flutes and balmy vocals.
Grimes – Oblivion (Sliink Remix)
I really only have one word for this Grimes remix – D.O.P.E. No seriously.
P.S. This remix slays.
Icky Blossoms – Perfect Vision (Them Jeans Remix)
Production outfit Them Jeans does a great interpretation of Omaha trio Icky Blossom’s “Perfect Vision.” It doesn’t deviate too far from the original, which is a nice electro rock pop tune with The Jesus and Mary Chain vibes.
Bondax – Baby I Got That (Justin Martin’s Endless Summer Remix)
Bondax are paving the way for all that is fresh + new in music right now so who better to remix them than dirtybirdy Justin Martin? It’s a hot match that lives up to the hype as Justin Martin takes the bedroom vibes of the original and moves them directly to the dance floor.
Finnebassen – Monday
Another winner by red hot Finnebassen. I love the way he draws you in with his trademark deep, haunting intros, slowly brings in the vocals and then unleashes that big, dark groove. “Monday” is a remake of the 1994 R&B jam “Everyday of the Week” by Jade and is more of a slow burner than Finnebassen’s other tracks.
Capital Cities – Nothing Compres 2 U
Capital Cities do an amazing cover of this Prince-penned classic. Covers can be tricky but Capital Cities do a wonderful job capturing the passion of the song while adding in some contemporary indie-electro flair.
Frank Ocean – Thinkin Bout You (Lonsdale Boys Club Remix)
Lonsdale Boys Club’s remix of Frank Ocean gives the original slow jammer some disco house vibes with a bassline reminiscent of GLOVES circa 2010. Top notch.
Falcon Punch – Whenever You Call Me
GDD™ amigo Avery Henderson, aka Falcon Punch’s new track “Whenever You Call Me” is a slow burning, dark tropical island masterpiece. Falcon Punch adds a feathery touch to the 1972 song “I’ll Be Around” by The Spinners and the result is five and a half minutes of pure silky smoothness.
Benedikt Hammer – Big Fella
If Tron had taken place in Scarface-era Miami then “Big Fella” by Benedikt Hammer would be the soundtrack. Killer future/retro disco vibes.
Bubblegum Sci Fi – Heartbeats for L.A.
Old GDD favorite and former Hype Machine slayer Bubblegum Sci Fi returns with a melodic bass track that features throbbing, sonic dubstep mixed in with soaring indie-electro vocals. Welcome back, Bubblegum Sci Fi.
Freak You is Franck/On The Fruit Records label head honcho who happens to be a producer, and a pretty good one at that. I first came across Freak You’s music accidentally with his remix of MRTN’s “Slow” and after that I was hooked and his brand of funky disco with a bounce. Freak You continues the dance party with his remix of Italian producer Monsieur Adi’s latest single, “Requiem.”
If you like what you hear, check out Freak You’s remix of Mark Morrison’s “I Am What I Am,” also available as a free download.