Articles tagged with Summer

July 12

D-Mob – Put Your Hands Together

It’s my birthday today! In honor of this fact I thought I’d post a couple of faves. The first time I ever went to Chicago my family (curiously) listened to D-Mob’s A Little of This, a Little of That the entire time, and as a consequence I know most of it by heart. Most folks get into “We Call It Acieeed” (ok so maybe it does have an amazing video) but I’m partial to their take on D-Train’s “Put Our Hands Together,” which is a great romp of a hip house track.

Last year Boat Drinks!, an excellent reworker of tunes in the balearic style, did a lovely take on UB40’s “Don’t Break My Heart,” a vastly superior tune to most of their radio hits, and a surefire way to make me wish it’s simultaneously 90° and 1988. Grab it from his Soundcloud. I’ll be certain to crank it on my birthday beach trip tomorrow. Enjoy your weekend guys!

/// Brian Blackout

Maxi Priest – Close 2 You (Frankie Goes Deep reconstruction)

June 21

Maxi Priest – Close 2 You (Frankie Goes Deep reconstruction)

Frankie Goes Deep, based out of Croatia, has been doing some fantastic edits and reworkings of later 80s R&B for some time now. His sample-filled edit of Jermaine Stewart’s “We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes off,” filled with conversations about people losing their virginity, has been a staple of my sets for a while now.

Today he unleashed his newest tune, a reconstruction of Maxi Priest’s amazing “Close to You,” (peep the original video for some killer 1990-era kitsch). I don’t know what Croatia’s beaches are like right now, but here in Brooklyn it’s sweltering, and this tune is the perfect soundtrack for driving out to the Rockaways or perhaps some island off of Split, Croatia. Shimmering walls of synth, a little Summery guitar work, and a nice laid back vibe compliment Maxi Priest’s timeless vocals for a nice Balearic-style jaunt.

No free DL on this one yet, but Frankie has tons of good stuff up on his Soundcloud. As a bonus, here’s that hilarious We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes off edit.

/// Brian Blackout