Classics Music Remixes

Spin Doctors – Two Princess (G Templeton & Branded James Remix)

Children of the early 80’s that were –or so we believed– at our prime during the 90’s remember quite vividly the Spin Doctor’s album Pocket Full of Kryptonite and it’s famous hit single Two Princess. I will not go into details about the things I was trying to do to that song — many times.

Well, G Templeton & Branded James collaborate once more to take the original pop rock anthem into a tropical sun-drenched disco groove. Percussions, happy piano chords reminiscent of Viceroy, a slightyly slowed down lead vocal track and a couple of looped verses and the de rigeur echoed claps make this all one needs to warm up a bit the coldness of this winter. This remix is not complex or pretentious, because it doesn’t have to. This remix is that drink of fresh coconut water. There’s nothing new about the water itself, but damn if it feels good and fresh every time we have some.

Come to us dear 90’s nostalgia. Drink up and wear sunscreen.

Spin Doctors – Two Princess (G Templeton & Branded James Remix)



Vibes – New Light

They say wanting something bad enough is all you need to make it happen. That that hunger is more important than anything else, even love, preparation or academics. Yearning for that new light and always being one step away from it. Almost, but not exactly there. We’ve all been there, or at least know someone that has.

But let’s not get too deep, because the Vibes collective’s debut single is nothing but good vibes and a helluva catchy tune. I discovered Vibes after looking into G Templeton & Alex Slavin‘s One Look.

They say that this is pool party disco but I can’t seem to not feel the heavy 80’s influence from the synth work to the vocal nuances of a time where singing was more than enunciating words but actually feeling them. The song’s hook and chorus are so catchy that I dare you not to find yourself singing them in your head after the first play.

“Then I stepped to left,
you stepped to the right
You shook your hips a little,
Puckered you lips a little.
Then I stepped to the right,
You stepped to the left.
You looked into my eyes,
Said you look different.
 And sometimes when you arrive, you disappear.
Sometimes no said answers ring in through your ears.

I said, oh, baby.
I’ve been waiting
For a new light
To shine down on me.”

If their debut single is this fun, I cannot wait to see what they have in store next. It makes me look forward to their forthcomeing EP Animal Spirits.
I am officially dubbing them: the next nudisco-eternal-summer-vibe band.
Vibes – New Light