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Pomrad – Pomslap

Pomrad - This Day EP

Pomrad is the alias of Antwerp based jazz keyboard player, rising producer, and solo performer Adriaan Van De Velde. As Pomrad, he is signed to London art label Earnest Endeavours, and released his “This Day EP” in April. His first release came in 2012, the “Vlotjes EP,” and garnered critical acclaim from the international community. Comparisons to popular producers Hudson Mohawke and Rustie elevated Pomrad’s status as a producer to watch.

“Pomslap,” my favorite song from the “This Day EP” is an absolute stunner of a track, rooted heavily in 80’s funk, 90’s hip-hop, and jazz fusion. What really brings everything together for me are the talk box riffs that are eerily reminiscent of Daft Punk’s early work on “Homework” and “Discovery.” I am an absolute sucker for some funky robot melody.

Pomrad performs live as a one man band using synthesizers, midi controllers, and keyboards. Backing tracks are used only when he decides to kill a talk box or keytar solo. Do your ears a favor and pick up Pomrad’s “This Day EP” now.

Pomrad – Pomslap

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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)

 

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Music

Strip Steve – Astral Projection feat. Puro

Astral Projection literally means an “out of body experience” for those of you that aren’t aware.  This track definitely gives me an out of body experience that couldn’t be more perfect for a beautiful Friday like this one.  When I listen to this I feel like I could be on MDMA or on one of those rides at a theme park that spins in a circle as fast as possible and you are on the inside of it looking at everyone else start to blur away the faster you go, except you don’t feel like you are going to vomit when you listen to this track..HA!

Strip Steve all the way from Berlin, has the whole 90’s vibe going on, I like it, growing up in the 90’s was just a blur of colors and fashions and music, I think everyone was trying to figure themselves out in a way and what the next cool thing was and everyone wanted a grab at it, but all in all the 90’s were RAD!

He started mixing at 14 with his first turntables, and slowly made parties with his friends in his hometown Bordeaux that mixed every kind of music they found exciting, with always one purpose: that the people had fun very simply.”

That’s such a great purpose to have when your making music, playing music, listening to music, the purpose of positive energy, fun and great people to surround you and share in all of this, a great statement and anthem for any weekend!

 

This track and the video are sure to get you feeling “out of body” which is exactly how you should be feeling right about now, so enjoy!!

Strip Steve – Astral Projection feat. Puro

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Music

Moonlight Matters – Come For Me

Have you ever heard a song where right from the first few seconds you think: What the heck is this? A punch to the stomach that you actually feel in your feet and makes you want to dance frantically. With an amalgamate of influences from some of your favorite musical decades and on top of that lyrics that not only you relate to but can easily find someone in any dance floor that you can sing them to. That is what this song does with an incredible precision.

This track is as energetic as it gets. The kicks and the pitch-bent vocal samples with Hercules & Love Affair‘s Gustaph on the vocals is the perfect combination to get you sweating; be it on the dance floor or the gym. If this song doesn’t get your heart racing then you should visit the doctor stat.

I first heard the Mighty Mouse Remix on the Kitsuné Soleil compilation which features plenty of tracks as good as this one and now the EP is out with the full length version. The original version is totally worth the purchase.

Moonlight Matters is the brainchild of Belgian producer Sebastiaan Vandervoode (ex-Villa) and their remixes are nothing short of moonlight matters themselves. Vandervoode is part of the belgian cosmic disco revival movement and he’s done a pretty good job at it if you ask me.

I dare you to hit play and not feel like it’s already Friday.

Moonlight Matters – Come For Me