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Goldroom feat. Saint Lou Lou – Sweetness Alive

Good Lord, I must confess I’m entirely rapt with this thrilling track. The beat is steady and unrelenting, and the vocals are expansively angelic. Sweetness Alive is exactly the kind of track that brought me to EMPT in the first place. It’s that deliciously tropical pop sound, infectious and invigorating. You might just find it creeping into your twitching muscles, spreading to your shoulders and ultimately lifting your hands in inescapable celebration.

Set us free
We’re driving through the city of light into the night
And we’re looking for a way to get high until we find
 
Sweetness alive, the diamond light
The luxury of you and paradise
Sweetness alive, the diamond light
The luxury of having you by my side
 
We swept this town away
It’s in your eyes today
We swept this town away
It’s in your eyes today.”

Can’t you just picture it? Sunlight streaming, warming a weary day. Goldroom, or Josh Legg of L.A., expertly crafts the exotic atmosphere for bright synths and sweeping sensations. His mixes are consistently refreshing and emotionally restorative. His collaboration with the Saint Lou Lou twins of Sweden/Australia. Their vocals soar beautifully over the synthed landscape below. Space age bachelor pad music, indeed.

Goldroom feat. Saint Lou Lou – Sweetness Alive

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Music

Le Youth – Dance With Me

Le Youth is the musical project of producer Wes James from the 90210. He’s not that famous as of yet but I am a fan of his work. If you for one reason or another recognize the lyrics in this song or they just sound familiar, it’s because Mr. James sampled TLC’s 90’s super hit No Scrubs. Truth is, if I hadn’t told you it might have taken you a couple of listens to figure it out. They are hidden in a disco-laden marimba and tropical cocktail of sounds. When the track’s about to end there’s a brief pause and a little gift in the form of a rap that I won’t spoil for you.

Some crazy guy edited the original TLC video to sync up with this song, so here it is:

My favourite track by Le Youth is Cool which I’m including as a bonus. I simply cannot stop playing this one. It also features a little rapping before the last verses.

“This song is your cool… Baby tell me how you like it.”

 Le Youth – Dance With Me

Le Youth – Cool

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Music Remixes Video

Theme Park – Jamaica (Gigamesh Remix)

It’s a god-sent beautiful day in this tropical island of the Dominican Republic and also god-sent was the way this tune came up as the first song I heard today upon hitting play on my iTunes. Being born and raised in this island made me somewhat immune to the gifts it came with. I guess I could say I’d taken for granted the weather and all. Now that I spend months living in a quite cold city the times I come home once a month for a couple of days I really embrace the warm beauty. And talking about warm and beauty these words sound quite apt to describe Gigamesh’s remix of Theme Park’s Jamaica.

But let’s concentrate on this remix for a second — Handclaps & “woos!”. Is there a better way to start this sun-drenched goodness? Gigamesh turns the already great –alas more ballad-like– original into such a feelgood anthem that you can’t help but get up and clap-dance the sh*t out of this one. There are definitely two ways to fall in love with this song: if you’re prone to get swept away by the lyrics and meaning of a song or by the catchy melody it carries with ease.

“Find it in me, to be a lover

Find it in me, to be a friend

I got it home space for another

So I’ll be yours.”

Theme Park – Jamaica (Gigamesh Remix)
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Remixes

Tina Turner – What’s Love Got To Do (Zimmer Rework)

Love’s got a sh*tload to do with it when it comes to pulling off a such a great remix of a song. It’s Zimmer’s ability to stay true to the original while injecting the right dose of echoed claps, deep bassline and that flute-like sound reminiscent of Met At Work’s famous Down Under that make up this accurately labeled rendition as a ‘rework’ rather than a ‘remix’.

I was only a year old when this song came out but it’s inevitable to have multiple memories of specific moments when this song played on the radio or on a cassette player. I find it really odd that it was only this year that this song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame or any Hall of Fame for that matter. A fun fact about this track is that Donna Summer sat on this composition for a couple of years and never recorded it.

Zimmer hails from Paris, France and his Soundcloud bio states that his music is a “feel good, body-warming and enthusiastic wave that goes straight to the heart and stays until the end of the night” which I couldn’t find a more apt description of his work.

Enjoy this fresh throwback best served in a tropical environment or mood.

Tina Turner – What’s Love Got To Do (Zimmer Rework)