Go dance (for free) with Sammy Bananas tonight at Brooklyn Bowl, where he’ll be DJing as a guest at Body Language’s “Jack Frost Your Body” residency, along with Machine Drum. You might remember Sammy’s mix of their “Work This City” earlier this year.
Altered Zones-associated mix hub International Tapes just premiered The Suzan’s “24 Hour Happy” – a personal collection of feel good favorites from the band, ranging from jangly Liquid Liquid and Go! Team jams to Duck Sauce, K-Pop surprises, and even a throwback Pizzicato 5 remix. Download it here and shake away.
Today RCRD LBL is sharing a synth-superpowered, thoroughly clubbed out remix by Jackson (of “…And His Computer Band” fame) for Treasure Fingers’ vocoder jam with “Keep Up.”
You can grab it on the full “Keep Up” single, out now on Beatport, iTunes and all other mp3 stores slanging our digital wares. There’s also an even crazier Jackson dub (his “Ejack Mix”) and a reworking by dance legend Kenny Dope, who comes back in grimey NYC shake mode. “Keep Up” also kicks off the Fool’s Gold Vol 1 compilation LP, out now.
It’s only appropriate that for the 50th RAT we switch it up a little bit. I had been thinking about incorporating a mix series into the column for a while – lo and behold, DJ Ayres comes in with a new DJ mix of rappables right on time for this week’s edition.
The latest edition of the long-running White Light mix series comes from none other than Nacho Lovers. Sayeth NL: “You could say what strings this mix together is a general feeling of analogue warmth. Moments of dancefloor euphoria spread within a framework of late-night driving music. Music for dark and empty highways and red-lit basement parties, alike.” Download and space out now.
Bag Raiders continue their takeover of the Aussie airwaves with another DJ mix for JJJ Radio. This one is, in the words of Chris, “full of french house, touch, classics, throwbacks.. shit that got us into doing what we do…” and you can once again download it (along with the other two editions) from their Soundcloud.
Today RCRD LBL premiered the debut original track from Telephoned, “Hold Me.” It’s a new progression for the duo of Sammy Bananas and Maggie Horn, an effervescent indie jam that wouldn’t sound out of place next to their signature electronic covers of r&b hits and other poppables (which you’ve heard on their FG EP and freemixtapes, on the road with Chromeo, and at club nights around the world).
The good folks at Scion A/V have pressed this up on limited-edition 7″ vinyl, featuring sleeve art by Mike2600 and backed by a Telephoned cover (but of course!) on the b-side. “Hold Me (Alternate Version)” is a bittersweet gem, turning the dancey original into a delicate, country-flavored acoustic number. Stay tuned to this blawg for details on how to get a physical copy for yourself, meanwhile download both sides of “Hold Me” from these handy RCRD LBL widgets.
Bag Raiders follow up their disco mix for Australia’s Triple J radio with this housey collection. Well, technically it aired before the disco one, but they just Soundcloud-ed it last night. More importantly: it previews the Cassian remix of Sammy Bananas’ “Move Your Body,” out soon! What are you waiting for?