Adidas Goes Daft Punk (and Star Wars and Football etc. etc.)

10 Jun

Adidas has gone all out with their new advertising campaign for a Star Wars collection of clothing and footwear.  Using re-imaged scenes from original Star Wars movies, with the titanic French electro duo, Daft Punk, as well as David Beckham, Noel Gallagher, Snoop Dogg, Franz Beckenbaur, Ian Brown, DJ Neil Armstrong, Ciara, Calle 13, Jay Baruchel and others.

We know that adverts leading into the world cup are always great, but this one goes one further including Daft Punk. Enjoy.

Adidas Star Wars Commercial “5 Minutes Before The Game”

Adidas Star Wars Commercial – “The Streets”

John Williams – The Imperial March (Dskotech Remix)

Justice vs John Williams – Imperial Stress

Beataucue Tour Dates Confirmed

8 Jun

Kitsune label  techno 2 piece, Beataucue, have confirmed their Australian tour dates before leaving back to Europe, to promote the release of their first EP, Cha Cha Cha. Featuring a sound similar to that of Boys Noize, Surkin or Yuksek, Beataucue are a typically talented French electro duo, and thus, it’s reasonable to assume that you won’t regret making the effort to go out and see them despite the fact that they are still relatively unknown.

August 6th – Lot 33, Canberra

August 7th – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney

August 11th – Monastery , Brisbane

August 13th – Ruby Tramp, Gold Coast

August 14th – The Epsy, Melbourne

August 15th – Poison Apple, Melbourne

Brodinski & Noob – Peanut Club (Beataucue Remix)

French Fries – Predador (Beataucue Remix)

Renaissance Man Tour This Weekend

8 Jun

Helsinki’s funky two piece, Kitsune members, Downtown and Jaxxon, more commonly known as Renaissance Man, will be touching down on Australian shores this weekend. Don’t miss their unique brand of funky house.

June 10th – Rocket Bar, Adelaide

June 11th – Civic Underground, Sydney

June 13th – QBW, Newcastle

June 17th – Monastery, Brisbane

June 18th – The Epsy, Melbourne

June 19th – Ladida, Melbourne

New Swedes on the Block

31 May

New on the indie-tech scene are The Amplifetes, four guys from Sweden who are fast becoming very popular around JeDanse. It’s hard to define these guys because they are quite unique. It’s My Life is mainly an electro track with it’s dirty bassline but it doesn’t rely soley upon it. The singer is very indie-elecrtro-ish, think Grafton Primary. Whizz Kid, however, is much less electro and much more indie.

No matter what genre you choose to label them, both tracks are great and very original…Watch these guys!

Grab their EP, Whizz Kid, out now.

Amplifetes – It’s My Life **highly recommended

Amplifetes – Whizz Kid

Amplifetes – Whizz Kid (Blende Remix)

Amplifetes – Whizz Kid (Big Beat Remix)

NAPT

31 May

London lads, Ashley Pope and Tomek Naden, are starting to break (no pun intended) into the commercial scene after experiencing considerable success in the underground scene  and winning many awards over the past few years. Their self-labelled genre N-Funk shows roots from underground house, electro, breaks and dub and makes for tasteful electro dancefloor hits.

Their new singles, “Narcotics” and “Fuck Critics” are set to be released through Beatport June 7th via Funkatech Records.

Here’s a taste to wet your appetites.

NAPT – Dateline

Best Remixes Ever Part 3

29 May

This is the first and final installment of our favourite remixes, yep, these are the big boys, our absolute favourites amongst favourites. Enjoy.

The Kills – Cheap and Cheerful (Fake Blood Remix) It was the remix that started many but none could come close to Fake Blood’s perfectly constructed remix of Cheap and Cheerful.

Little Boots – Love Kills (Sidechains vs Buffetlibre Remix) Little Boots has been the target of many remixes and most of them are quite decent; this one though, is more than decent. A powerful electro transformation wins this a place amongst the best.

Frankmusik – Three Little Words (Louises Lovers Remix) Couldn’t find a link for this, but it still deserves to be here. Very and catchy and quite cute.

Mystyery Jets – Half In Love With Elizabeth (Foamo Remix) One of his first works, this has one of the meanest basslines drops I’ve heard.

Pixie Lott – Mama Do (Linus Loves Remix) Beware; this song has a tendency to grow on you. A slightly different taste to the usual on JeDanse, more of a house-tech sound but very addictive and great for drunken dancing (and singing along).

DIOYY – Dawn Of The Dead (Station X) The original is great, but Station X give it that extra kick to make it one of your favourites, one of our most listened to.

Loose Canons – La La La (I’m Not Listening) (Arabain Barmitzvah) Another one we couldn’t find a link for but well worth the listen. It’s been one of our favourite electro works for a while.

Sia – Girl You Lost To Cocaine (Stonebridge Vocal Edit) This has got more of a trance sound but it’s amazing. Every build up and verse it built perfectly.

Justice – Pantom II (Boys Noize Unreleased Turbine) One of the most effective constructed remixes we’ve ever heard, it builds up anticipation so well before it drops the bass.

Annie – Anthonio (Designer Drugs Remix) This isn’t one of Designers Drugs usual electro remixes, it’s much more tech driven but it features crafty vocal distortion and a powerful bass beat in the back. Probably their best remix

Fiest – 1,2,3,4 (Van She Technologic Remix) One of the boys’ first remixes and definitely the one made us fall in love with them. Already such a feel good track, Van She make it a club track that puts you in a great mood everytime you listen without fail.

Fever Ray – Seven (Crookers Remix) Their best remix by far, this is so cleverly constructed that the Crookers give this track a whole new life with their techy-electro sound.

Chromeo – Fancy Footwork (Death To The Throne Rerendered) Such an amazing remix, with an intense electro bass backing.

Little Boots – Stuck On Repeat (Fake Blood Remix) We mentioned that Little Boots was the target of many good remixes, and Fake Blood are amazing remixes so it makes sense that our last remix is a combination of the two. This is the song that launched Little Boots; one of the most effective indie-pop songs ever, Fake Blood are careful to do this justice with their electro re-edit.

Best Ever Remixes Part 2

27 May

^^Sweden’s famous Ice Hotel.

Now for our second edition of JeDanse’s favourite remixes, the electro edition. Turning some of your favourite songs and perhaps not so favourite songs into instant (and sometimes trashy) club hits.

Public Enemy – Bring The Noise (Benny Benassi Re-edit) it won the French electro wizard a Grammy and with good reason. The disgustingly talented Benny Benassi always wows us with his fool proof remix style.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll (Ryan Nexus Remix) it was A-Trak’s remix that received most of the acclaim out of the many remixes of this track that circulated, however this is the one that we find far more enjoyable to listen to, the clear winner hands down.

The xx – Infinity (Christian TV Bootleg) this remix is amazing. It keeps to the song’s chilled out nature whilst building an underlying anticipation for a electro beat, but is still predominantly an indie-tech hit.

Metronomy – Heartbreaker (Kris Menace Remix) A completely lovable song to begin with, Kris employs his fine tuned remixing skills to give it that something extra and make it a club classic.

Bloc Party – Two More Years ( MSTRKRFT Remix) Before the tragedy that was Fist Of God, MSTRKRFT did some remixes of more indie tracks and did them well. They followed a safe structure, take a good song and make it better. This is one that they did very well.

Lil’ Wayne – One Milli (Nadastrom Remix) Even for those of us who don’t enjoy the occasional corny American R&B dance floor hit whilst horribly drunk (and in a dancing mood), this makes this typical Billboard top 40 track into good quality electro masterpiece, that’s also a lot of fun.

The Ting Tings – Great DJ (Calvin Harris) When they first emerged, The Tings Tings became an instant remix target with DJs flinging around their versions in mass production (and sounding like mass production also), but as usual , the cream rose to the top, and (also as usual) the cream was Calvin Harris.

Of Montreal – Gallery Piece (Mintel Rose Remix) This is one of those remixes that’s just very unique. It’s hard to pick a point of comparison with any other remixes and it’s hard to attribute to it any particular genre. But whatever you want to say about it, it works very effectively.

Guns N Bombs – Riddle Of Steel (Classixx Version) One of our favourite acts to emerge out of the past twelve months, Classixx introduce a powerful and dirty bassline into this track to compliment the already alluring vocals, making the end result quite tantalizing.

Marina and the Diamonds – I Am Not A Robot (The Shoes Remix) We are absolutely obsessed with marina at the moment, and the Shoes give it all they’ve got to turn this into an electro dance anthem without doing any discredit to the song.

The Virgins – Teen Lovers (The Shoes Remix) Okay, so we forgot to mention that we’re also obsessed with the Shoes. Their electro transformations are just addictive…what more is there to say?

Milke – Love Get Out Of My Way (Designer Drugs Remix) Designer Drugs put their electro talent to this track and do what they do best, give a standard pop or indie song an electrifying electro back beat that is impossible to stand still to.

Crystal Castles – Crimewave (LA Riots) This is just a beautifully constructed electro remix of an already awesome indie synth track using every trick in the book.

Shitdisco! – 72 Virgins (Bloody Beetroots Remix) This is the first thing we heard by the Beetroots and what got us so hooked on them. And now, even after their aggressive in-your-face electro sound has become really quite annoying, this remix still stands as one of our favourites.

Kudu – Let’s Finish (Sinden Remix) Kudu tracks, whilst amazing in their original form, always seem to be quite remix friendly, easy to adapt to a new genre through the power of editing. Here, Sinden does it beautifully. Perfect for the dancefloor.

Harlem Shakes – Strictly Game (Kids At The Bar Remix) The remix of this song is practically unrecognizable from the original. The boys from Kids At The Bar give this song a completely different life, at first leading into a indie/dirty electro song, in the chorus it changes it’s tune and become quite uplifting and to great effect.

Snobscrilla – Heartbreak Scorsese (’96 Bulls Remix) Last but not least,the ’96 Bulls give this track a filthy dirty bassline, whilst keeping and emphasizing the synth to give it some awesome club energy.

Wow, that was an intense list, but stay tuned for the next edition; the best of the best.