Southern Shores craft blissful balearic dreamscapes that will transport you to a lush and haunting secret world, suspended someplace between past, present and future. Sweet escape, piercing nostalgia, romance, fantasy and reality swirl together in the faint breezes of their intoxicating harmonies. Fluttering strings, blaring horns and twinkling keys mingle with plaintive far-off voices as crisp drums rustle underfoot in intricate tracks that reach deep within.
They made us this mix.
This mix underwent a wonderfully organic evolution throughout its creation. Originally conceived as an exploration of early balearic influences, we found a strong impulse of classic 90s garage beginning to creep in after a particularly raucous house party DJ set. The result is a meeting point between the two ideas and is probably better for it. Talk Talk B-sides meet Gabrielle and man we had a lot of fun making it :)
Tangerine Dream – Love On A Real Train
Luke – Heavens On Fire
Hot Natured feat. Ali Love – Forward Motion
Gabrielle – Sunshine
Luomo – Tessio
Glass Candy – Beautiful Object
Jacques Greene + Tinashe – Painted Faces
Holy Other – Held (Fort Romeau Remix)
Close – O S C A R
Captain Planet – Bokazo
Airbird & Napolian – Special
Talk Talk – Happiness Is Easy (Paul Webb and Lee Harris Dub)
The idea behind the mix is a groovy hour of dance music before Sweden clock out and go all-in at midsummer. You will hear harder tunes like Louisahhh mixed with deeper house from different corners of the world. Among them: Berlin-producer Adam Port, Swiss duo Round Table Knights and of course also some Swedish classics such as Genius Of Time with their amazing use of a Whitney Houston song. The mix also includes songs from the new rising stars Say Lou Lou in a HNNY-remix and Albin Karlsson. Enjoy!
“Had this song in my head for ages, so found the acapella and decided to do something with it for my sets. Ended up sounding pretty different to everything else i’ve done before. Just for fun, not even mastered! Hope you play it over a glass of whine while getting ready to go out clubbing!”
The opening 30 seconds of Barcelona DJ Pffff’s “Hi, Whitney” mix could be taken from a grainy cassette tape of a public access call in show, leading off with a lecherous voice asking “Hi Whitney, do you dance on your bed alone at night?” Houston is pretty nonplussed by the question, and even though she sounds a bit weary she plays along, saying “If I get the feeling to do that, sure I do- I get up and start boogieing on my bed, why not”.
The sexual undertones of the conversation bleed out into the rest of Pffff’s mix, taking things into thirty minutes of sauna temperature disco full of innumerable catchy hooks, addictive riffs and choruses instructing you to let your body move unhinged and free. Call it the remedy to the current dancefloor climate of menacing, cold (somewhat undanceable) techno these days. Dancefloor resuscitation for 2012.
Them Prince Club boys pays tribute to one of the greatest voices in music and they do it with a gem of a remix done up techhouse style.
You can always count on Mike Simonetti (dj extraordinaire and founder of labels Italians Do It Better and Troubleman Unlimited) to give us exquisite disco edits, this time he puts his magic touch on the new single “Million Dollar Bill” from Whitney Houston.