Blackstreet – No Diggity (Bondax Remix)

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If you haven’t caught onto the latest British Invasion, you’re missing out on all the fun. An influx of talented producers from across the pond have been reviving UK Garage to much acclamation. The latest ones to break onto the scene, Bondax, are a bit of an anomaly. The teenage duo, comprised of George Townsend and Adam Kaye, are from a small town of 1,000 people just outside Lancaster in the rural English countryside. Though their beginnings may be humble, their sound is anything but. The pair recently gave their two-step treatment to Blackstreet’s R&B classic, “No Diggity.” The remix is a little faster than the original with a prominent funky bass line and a splash of samples. Stream it below.

Bondax’s debut Gold EP is out now via Ultra Records. Expect an LP later this year.

STREAM: Blackstreet – No Diggity (Bondax Remix)

Disclosure – You & Me (Ft. Eliza Doolittle)


The Lawrence brothers — and no, I’m not talking about these brothers — are back with “You & Me,” another vivacious groove to get your weekend started. By now it’s fact that Disclosure have a knack for picking some seriously sultry singers to pair with their addictive two-step. The duo have already released singles with Jessie Ware, Sam Smith and AlunaGeorge in the past year, and don’t appear to be slowing down any time soon with Eliza Doolittle now in the mix. The song starts with Eliza’s smooth vocals laid over a catchy double kick and snare beat, which builds into a solid dance floor number backed by the boys’ signature punchy bass lines. Stream it below.

Disclosure’s first full length studio album, Settle, is set for a June 3rd release via PMR Records.

STREAM: Disclosure – “You & Me (Ft. Eliza Doolittle)”

Classixx – Holding On (Jerome LOL Remix)

Fresh off his Vice featurette, Web 1.0 preservationist Jerome LOL hits us with a languid remix of Classixx’s recent single, “Holding On.” The song shifts the bright funky bassline into a more subdued melody that has a much mellower feel. Known almost more for his visual aesthetic than his sound, Jerome is fascinated by the images and visuals of the early days of the internet when Geocities was the web host de jour and dancing babies were abound. He works hard to create retro visuals to supplement most of his tracks. Stream the track below then check out his website for a brief time travel back to good ol’ Netscape days.

STREAM: Classixx – Holding On (Jerome LOL Remix)

Wildmen – Haters Gonna Hate

Not much is known about the Italian duo, aptly named — at least at this point in their career — Wildmen. Their single “Haters Gonna Hate,” which comes off their self-titled debut, sounds like Black Rebel Motorcycle Club meets the Black Lips with a dash of Black Flag. It starts out with a gentle folk progression that quickly ramps up to an all-out garage anthem that’ll cultivate some serious self-confidence.

Wildmen is available now on Shit Music for Shit People. You can pick up a digital copy here or vinyl here, if you’re into plastic plates.

STREAM: Wildmen – “Haters Gonna Hate”

The Juan Maclean – You Are My Destiny

The Juan Maclean returns after a two-year hiatus with a new single entitled “You Are My Destiny.” The song, co-written by Nancy Whang, feels like a natural progression for the longtime DFA artist; his sound started with a similar feel to LCD’s self-titled debut and has developed a deeper electronic aura. In fact, James Murphy had a big influence on John and his return to the music business as The Juan Maclean in 2005. After a challenging 12-year run with his first band Six Finger Satellities, who disbanded in 2001, John became an English teacher in New Hampshire but remained friends with Murphy who had served as his band’s sound engineer. Murphy, whose label is named after the soundsystem he created for Six Finger Satellites, urged John to return to the business and I’m certainly glad he heeded his advice.

“You Are My Destiny” is out now on vinyl here and will be released digitally on April 9th via DFA with a remix by Nic Fanciulli. You can also stream an unedited version of the track here

STREAM: The Juan Maclean – “You Are My Destiny (Edit)”

Jonas Rathsman – Bringing You Down

BBC Radio 1 hit the nail on the head naming Jonas Rathman as one of their Future Stars of 2013. After blowing us away with his Tobago EP last year, the Swede is back with another salacious single titled “Bringing You Down” that will have you stripping off your clothes in two shakes of a lamb’s tail. Jonas is part of the French Express label (Perseus, Chris Malinchak, Moon Boots) that has been redefining house music as of late. You can stream his latest tune below.

STREAM: Jonas Rathsman – “Bringing You Down”

ON AN ON – And I Was A Boy From School (Hot Chip Cover)

Born from the ashes of Chicago Indie band Scattered Trees, ON AN ON have started their 2013 off strong with the release of their debut LP, Give In, this past January. Their sound is reminiscent of Monsters of Folk and Broken Social Scene, which isn’t too surprising with Dave Newfield on production duty. The band recently did a take of Hot Chip’s “And I Was A Boy From School” for Portland’s KZME which is pretty easy on the ears. Check it out.

ON AN ON’s Give In is out now via Roll Call.

Foals – My Number (Hot Chip Remix)

Britain’s best boy band, Hot Chip, have given Foals‘ “My Number” the electronic treatment. It’s quite different from the original and I can’t say which I like more. Hot Chip toss their signature slinky bass lines and other studio sounds into this remix, but it’s decidedly less dancey and down-under (read: Cut Copy and Empire of the Sun) than the original. How do you think it compares?

STREAM: Foals – My Number (Hot Chip Remix)

The Killers – Runaways (RAC Remix)

RAC are back with another tasty remix, this time a take on the Killers’ “Runaways.” In the same vein as their signature indie-electronic sound, the track starts out with cosmic synths and a tropical melody as RAC gently morph the rock anthem into a dance beat. The song succeeds because of its simplicity; RAC strips out the wall of guitars and synth to bring out Brandon Flowers’ voice. Another good one — can’t wait to see what the collective delivers next.

STREAM: The Killers – Runaways (RAC Remix)

Little Boots – Superstitious Heart

Its been a little over three years since Victoria Hesketh — the English bird more commonly known as Little Boots — blessed us with her album Hands, but now she’s back at it with a new EP soon to be released under her not-quite-anonymous moniker, “LB.” The first track, titled “Superstitious Heart,” features the production work of none other than Maya Jane Coles and James Ford (Simian Mobile Disco). Stream the deep house groove below.

Little Boots’ — or LB — will drop her Superstitious Heart EP via 2020vision on February 18th.

STREAM: Little Boots – “Superstitious Heart”