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LondonBridge – Sound Of The Underground (The Remixes)

I’ve previously raved (no pun intended) about the balancing act that LondonBridge pulls off as one of the minds behind LA’s quintessential electronic night Space Yacht and his work as a rising producer who’s received stamps of approval from killer names like Dim Mak. He continues to build upon his overarching buzz with a “Sound Of The Underground” remix pack that provides three flips of his gritty, bass-down-low house cut that sounds oh so right pumping out of nightclub speakers.

I’ll quickly give you the rundown on each of these remixes. TYPE3 takes the track into heavy, glitchy bass house territory that’s best fit for the midst of a sweaty, shuffling heavy night out. Morelia aims for minimalist territory with a barebones reinterpretation that’s pure unsanctioned rave candy. Last but definitely not least, Zendlo embraces utterly wonky sounds that demand a rush to the dance floor as soon as possible. While each take on “Sound Of The Underground” delivers a different approach, they’re all grounded in a feel-good ethos that stays true to LondonBridge’s original vision. I’ll expect to frequently hear these remixes at Space Yacht and beyond.

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LondonBridge – Treat Me Right

I’ve had the pleasure of seeing LondonBridge behind the decks for packed audiences at Exchange and Sound alike, but the Space Yacht mastermind’s set on Tuesday night was quite possibly his best yet. Spinning at 11pm as the club began to fill up, he brought the collective energy of the crowd from eager to outright ecstatic as he delivered a range of house gems on the fly (seriously, some of the tracks he dropped arrived in his inbox mere hours before Sound opened its doors). Amidst all of the quality music pumping through the clubs speakers, though, his original tunes were the ones that continued to catch my attention.

Grounded in deep, wonky grooves that are a perfect complement to the sweaty, lustful aura of beautiful people that he routinely performs for, his newest takes that sound to a new level. Called “Treat Me Right”, it has all the trappings of a club hit from the playful percussion to its down-pitched vocals narrating a wild night out. The song’s album artwork makes it readily obvious that it’s a release through Dim Mak which is a fact that I’m stoked on – beyond his keen ear for ace house tunes, LondonBridge’s passion for electronic music couldn’t be more apparent, so it’s a well-deserved platform for an essential voice in the Los Angeles scene and beyond.

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LondonBridge – Best Friends

Space Yacht is a consistently positive space that finds a colorful group of Angelenos going hard every Tuesday night for a revolving door of rising and established creatives alike. Resident ringleader LondonBridge is not only one of the brains behind Space Yacht, but also a producer that thrives on absurdly groovy house tunes with a playful edge. Case and point: his brand new Best Friends EP. The title track is an ode to best friends in the club for keeping each other company (physically, and when the drugs hit, mentally), and much like the Pez on the artwork, it’s a sugary-sweet approach that’s just plain fun.

Its follow-up, “Can You Feel It”, is a rallying cry for “big booty bitches in the place right now” that’s likely going to incite waves of ass shaking in Sound and clubs beyond. Standing in the outside patio as a haze of smoke and loud conversation washes over, while the dance-floor swells with hypnotized dancing, bodies moving solo and with one another while “Can You Feel It” pumps through the speakers…I can see it all now. In fact, I’ll probably see it next Tuesday! Here’s to LB for knowing how to work crowds with not only killer lineups, but killer music!

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Jay xero & LondonBridge – Gonna Go With You

Okay so I know this is a weird train of thought but follow along with me here…the song in question is called “Gonna Go With You”, and when combined with the cat on the album cover, it made me think of the loyalty animals in our homes have… No matter what’s going on in our lives, they’re *always* there for us showing love that humans don’t always give to one another. Even if they’re not having us pet them and cuddling up we’re the centerpiece of their world.

And low and behold the concept Jay xero had for this song is passing thoughts of love between people while neither recognizes it and moves on with their day. We can take moments like that for granted, just like we can take the constant love of animals for granted. It’s so easy to miss a special moment when we don’t stop to think about the love that someone else might have for us.

So next time your heart feels warm whether it’s for an animal or a person in passing, let them know! It’s a privilege we have as beings on this earth to make others’ seconds, minutes, and hours better.

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