If you’re anyone with access to news and social media (you’re here so you obviously are) you’re well aware of Hurricane Sandy that basically duck-walked and death-dropped all over New York City a week ago. Those of us who live in Manhattan are still feeling her after affects but I’m happy to say that things are looking up. I was displaced for a solid week due to some casual explosion at ConEd that sent my power and subsequently my internet out. Luckily, the power returned yesterday and I was able to come back to my apartment and internet hub; all is well. This isn’t the most important thing, though. This week has showed me that life exists beyond the infinite realm of the internet. Things slowed down for once and friendships were deepened and new bonds were created; I even finished a book that wasn’t required for a class (go me). As rude as Sandy was to this city, she’s pressed the re-start button and I’m ready to begin again.
With that said, I’m bringing you an excellent remix of a track I wrote about last July . One of EMPT’s writers, Yaqui introduced me to this song and its been my Sunday jam. Brooklyn’s own Golden Pony have spun the already upbeat Two Door Cinema Club single into a house banger that’ll become a solid member of your pre-game, workout, strutting down the street playlist. Trimble’s vocals are chopped up over a bass-line synth mix that both soars through the airwaves and pounds through your bones. The builds and drops aren’t heavy but they are certainly pronounced. When Trimble enters the refrains, his falsetto is turned up higher and higher until Golden Pony drops us into the chorus.
It’s tracks like this and producers like The Golden Pony that keep me excited about the music scene. This duo has definitely been added to my list of sets I want to see asap. In spite of the oddness of this past week, it’s refreshing to come back to the connected and networked world of the internet and find the music world still going strong. Even those affected by some drizzly storm can still bust out solid tracks like this one. Put on your headphones, step outside and work your way down the street with this track. It’ll bring out an extra boost of confidence to begin your week.