A sweet sweet jam has been released upon us just in time for the weekend. Miguel Campbell’s remix of TEED’s track ‘Stronger’ is a fun groover with an addicting bass line. ‘Stronger’ is a great tune on it’s own. The video has been out for some time so it’s nice to hear a fresh take on it.
Miguel has been galvanized by the house music scene since the early 90′s and has also been a DJ since that time. In 2006 he founded his own label: Outcross Records and in 2010 he became the newest addition to Hot Creations. Both the Hot Creation label and Miguel have been on here before. Miguel is also part of MAM which features Matt Hughes.
The remix is due out on June 18th. Also don’t forget about TheUntzAndTheIndie favorite, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, who’s album, ‘Trouble,’ is due out June 12th. #untz / tom
I got so excited about today’s artists that my post has turned into a novella. Let the surplus count towards future Cliff Note-esque musings.
Today’s Emo: Leaves Fall / Mansions on the Moon
‘I think of you when the leaves change / and I remember what it is I had’
Mansions on the Moon: this week’s stellar discovery in the internet galaxy. Leaves Fall has the beautiful vocals and lyrics of the traditional singer/songwriter world, but the silvery synth and beat carrying it forward make it its own thing – a little indi-tronic, a hint of bedroom pop. However you define it, it is the kind of song that settles into you and let’s you settle into it. We all have things in life that remind us of people, for better or worse, and leaves are pretty unavoidable, making the song all the more poignant.
Mansions on the Moon is a trio from Atlanta who are releasing their new Lightyears EP track by track on their site. With Pharrell Williams as their executive producer and this amazing sound, it is only a matter of when not if they get some serious buzz. I am reallly excited to see where these guys go. #emo
Today’s Untz: The King and all of his Men / Wolf Gang (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs remix)
‘and if you’re dealing in a trick and a lie / I need to see her face for one last time’
I’ll admit that with a shortlist of nicknames that includes Tor Tor Dinosaur and DinoTor, I was already biased towards Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs by his name alone, but it didn’t take long for him to seal the deal with his sound. TEED is the solo project of Oxford’s Orlando Higginbottom, and Orlando is is the type of artist that makes blogging fun. He rocks an array of epic dinosaur costumes on the stage on a regular basis, takes press photos in an indian headdress, and comes across as totally enormously fun (and bright) in his interviews. Whenever I listen to his tracks I feel like I am transported back to the stone age, Land of the Lost style, but with only friendly, peaceful herbivores roaming amongst the palm trees, accompanied by a booze filled coconut and a little umbrella.
TEED also has great taste in his material – I loved this Wolf Gang track before he went pre-historic on it, and when I woke up to this remix Sunday morning to the start of a great day in the midst of a great weekend, it seemed fitting to share the good vibes. Enjoy. #untz