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Martin Solveig & Dragonette – Hello (The 14th Minute & Steve Frank Remix)

If I were to ask someone to write an international anthem, it would probably involve every entity involved in this track. Hailing from Paris and Toronto respectively, Martin Solveig and Dragonette released Hello way back when in 2010. It was a pretty big deal if you ask me because it was featured both in a Trident commercial and in episodes of The Vampire Diaries and Gossip Girl. More importantly it charted as a top ten hit in ten countries.

After several tumbles in the remix revolution, these Australian boys got a hold of it and worked some down under magic. The 14th Minute is a pair of bow tie-sporting twins, Matthew and Pat Stewart. Hitting the Aussie charts early, the two have built a distinct brand of nu disco now favored in clubs worldwide. Enter Steve Frank. An artisan of bootlegs and mashups, Frank‘s heavier house sound meets naturally with The 14th Minute’s electro-disco flair. Frank has worked extensively with the twins, and their familiarity really shines on Hello. Martina Sorbara‘s vocals are naturally innocent, though a mischievous edge runs throughout and strikes with each beat drop in the song.

I’m exhausted from all the international collaboration conversation. Play this song and introduce yourself.

Martin Solveig & Dragonette – Hello (The 14th Minute & Steve Frank Remix)

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Martin Solveig – The Night Out (Madeon Extended Mix)

It’s been six months since I left the big apple for the city of angels. I took the Creative Director job over at The Playlist Generation and I love it so there hasn’t been much looking back. But LA isn’t New York and to a kid use to the the New York minute that slow LA pace can get to you. Needless to say when that plane started pulling into JFK, a landing strip I’m all too familiar with, it felt good to finally be back home. I get to see all my friends and family and the occasion calls for something big and these days few do big like the boy wonder Madeon.

This The Night Out remix was released a few weeks ago Martin Solveigs EP and talk about a hype beast. I like Madeon for many reasons but something that always stands out to me is how uplifting and feel good his tracks are. His chord progressions never go into the dark side and it’s a conscious decision on his part that I appreciate and totally dig. Bump this and get the weekend started right, enjoy.

Martin Solveig – The Night Out (Madeon Extended Mix)