Lana del Rey: 'Ride (Eli Escobar Edit)'
Admittedly I was not a big fan of Lana del Rey when she first came out. After fellow OXD-er Ru Bhatt put a few remixes of her epic track 'Summertime Sadness' on his podcasts (this one in particular), I decided to give Lana another try. And then I fell hard for her. 'Ride' is a song off of her latest EP (or really mini album) Paradise. Though the original is in the same air of most Lana songs, a very Nancy-Sinatra-like ethereal sound, fellow New Yorker Eli Escobar has revamped the track with a completely different sound. His signature slick, dark house music is a welcome reprieve from the oversaturated and predictable "EDM" music many house producers are putting out there. He pairs Lana's crooning with loops of her chorus humming against an intense house track for an entirely new aesthetic that feels like it could be the backdrop to a European fashion runway.
Rogue Vogue: 'Feel Love'
As someone who missed out on the 90's house music scene, I sure do have a penchant for music that harkens those golden days of club culture. Lucky for me, a slew of 90's house inspired artists like Azari & III and Rogue Vogue have been making waves in the music business and bringing house music back to its glory days. Rogue Vogue makes music that is inspired by, naturally, the vouging movement that became huge in the early 90s. The Chicago producer's latest, 'Feel Love', will evoke feelings that will bring you back to the days of Paris is Burning and Madonna wearing cone bras.
This week's post was written and curated by Josh Appelbaum.