Jensen Sportag: 'Bellz'
Hailing from Nashville, Austin Wilkinson and Elvis Craig, known together as Jensen Sportag, have been making nostalgic and classics-inspired music since 2006. Following their 2011 EP Pure Wet, the group is putting the final touches on their new LP, Stealth of Days. 'Bellz' is the first single off of the new album, and has a vaguely familar 80's nu-wave sound to it. It's sleek, light, and has a sensibility that parlays from a city lounge all the way back to sunlit pool deck.
Chris Isaak: 'Wicked Game (Lane 8 Remix)'
Chris Isaak's sleeper hit 'Wicked Game' was originally released in 1989 but didn't become popular until 1991 after an Atlanta-based radio DJ heard it in a film and put it into regular rotation. The iconic video, shot in black and white by Herb Ritts and featuring a topless Helena Christensen, is still one of my favorites to this day. San Francisco-based producer and DJ Daniel Goldstein, better known as Lane 8, has added some subtle touches to the radio version of the song. A new backing beat and dropout of the instrumentals (which are too good to edit over for the most part) keep the classic elements of the song intact while adding some tempo and a little extra life into the now 14-year-old song.
Lane 8 will be DJing along with Mighty Mouse at Occupy The Disco's first night at Le Bain at The Standard Highline, next Friday, August 9th. Join us for a night of great house and disco music at one of NYC's best dance venues. More info on our website!
Slow Knights: 'I Got It That Bad (ColeCo Remix)'
Slow Knights, the collective spearheaded by The Scissor Sisters' Del Marquis (aka Derek Gruen), has been on a roll with great club-inspired tracks this summer. With rotating vocalists including out UK singer Bright Light Bright Light and Broadway actor Mykal Kilgore, as well as backing vocals from Prince's New Power Generation Band, the group displays a pop approach that is flexible and easily spans across multiple genres. In May, Canadian producers ColeCo remixed Slow Knight's 'Shame' and have followed up with a more tropically-inspired remix for 'I Got It That Bad'. With still a month or so left of summer, this remix comes in perfect time to complement the rest of our days by the beach or pool.
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