Today’s Untz: This Is How We Do It (Viceroy Jetlife Remix) / Montell Jordan
Viceroy is certainly loved in and around the hypem blog world so I imagine this has been posted by a zillion blogs already. There’s a reason for it though. He continues to blast us with remixed tropical sounds to a number of indie songs as well as crucial remixes of 90′s classics. He has some great original productions as well.
For his 5th installment of his Jetlife remixes he takes on Montell Jordan who himself praised Viceroy for this fresh take on his hit single. I still can’t believe I haven’t seen him being from the Bay area and all. This needs to change… and change soon. #untz/tom
We’re headed to Southeast Asia for hot a minute. I’ll be taking everything in while I’m there, but alas, I will also be listening to music. Hopefully I’ll have a chance to occasionally share some tunes. Here are a few I’ve enjoyed lately… Hasta Luego #untz/tom
Holy Ghost! – It Gets Dark
Amtrac – Those Days (Viceroy Remix)
Goldroom – Fifteen (Final DJS When We Were Young Remix)
Today’s Untz: Miracle (Viceroy Remix) / Ghost Beach
Ahhh it’s Monday, but we have a new tune from Viceroy to lift our spirits. This time around he turns the original which already has elements of a tropical sound, into an even more beach friendly track. We get a little more bongo action in the remix while the original has a deeper synth bass groove.
I think they both compliment each other extremely well. It’s reminiscent of a recent post on the new Flight Facilities song. Both the MAM remix in that case and the original have been getting equal play time. The same occurs here.
Regardless of your preference (not that you have to choose one), both the original and Viceroy’s remix will take you to a place where the sun always shines and smiles reign supreme. #untz (and indie?) / tom
Today’s Untz: Only Takes / Viceroy & WhiteNoize
‘it only takes a minute girl… to fall in love’
Another great weekend in the books. Tanlines crushed it this past Friday in SF and we had great weather all weekend. The only thing missing was this summertime unicorn disco masterpiece released today by Viceroy. This time around it’s an original track that’s been produced with WhiteNoize.
WhiteNoize consists of DJ and production team Chris Harnett and David Carvalho who make “electronic boogie music.” Seems like a natural fit with Viceroy, especially since all of them are based here in San Francisco. Not only does this town attract world class talent, but it also has it as well.
I’ll be on the lookout for WhiteNoize from now on as I already plan to catch Viceroy the next chance I have. This track is available now on Traxsource and available on Itunes, Beatport, etc. May 7th. #untz/tom
Today’s Indie: The Page / Chromatics
‘and if you love me like you say / take this book and burn a page / the rain will wash away the ashes’
I came across Chromatics via their cover of Neil Young’s Into the Black, and am now settling happily into their original work. I love the contrast of hard guitar and soft vocals, layered with synth. The Page is off the Portland band’s recent release, Kill for Love– their first album in five years. Not sure what they were doing all that time, but glad that they have resurfaced. #indie/tory
Today’s Untz: Return of the Mack / Mark Morrison (Viceroy “Jet Life” remix)
Viceroy, the man who reps summer time all the time, just released his eagerly anticipated remix of “Return Of The Mack” by Mark Morrison. First off, the original song is one of the greatest songs of all time. Viceroy, in typical fashion, turns this classic into an anthem that is perfectly suited for tropical weather, sunshine, and sheer happiness. It’s exactly why I was initially attracted to Viceroy when I first heard him some time ago.
It’s also a plus that he’s based right here in San Francisco. Perhaps living in a city which doesn’t actually have a summer has inspired him to created music that brings about that happy feeling associated with warm weather. Unfortunately, I missed my chance to see him this past Friday with another favorite of mine, Plastic Plates although I’m sure I’ll have another. The next time I won’t take so kindly to my previously scheduled plans. For now, along with all of you, I’m gonna enjoy this fresh tune. Happy Monday. #untz / tom