“Ocean Drive” – Duke Dumont
The first time I heard of Duke Dumont was when he made “I Got U” which sampled Whitney Houston and was a big hit at the time. Admittedly, I never followed up or heard much of him after that until now. I actually came across his single “Ocean Drive” by mistake whilst driving with a friend courtesy of the Apple music shuffle feature. Released in September last year, the video already has over 79 million views on Youtube which is crazy unless you’re Taylor Swift or something! Duke is from the UK and is a renowned international DJ and deep house producer. The single ‘Ocean Drive’ appears on his latest EP titled “Blase Boys Club Part 1” also released late last year topping off a very successful 2015 for him. The EP sounds more disco than house to me but I’m not complaining! You can check out the EP stream here.
“Pay No Mind” ft. Passion Pit – Madeon
These days I’ve been listening to a lot of funky disco-type music. Naturally I love that kind of music from early on in my childhood and have always secretly wanted to produce it! Sadly, I haven’t got around to doing that but I still have the utmost respect for those who can and do make it. Madeon doesn’t exactly fit into the funk/disco bracket but the music he makes certainly incorporates elements of those two genres in quite a meticulous way.
Madeon’s ‘Pay No Mind’ featuring Passion-Pit was the third single from his debut album titled “Adventure”, which was released earlier this year in February. The song turned out to be pretty amazing and was a big success following its release. No point in remixing that right? Wrong! Norwegian electronic duo, Lemaitre, injected a fresh dose of funk into the track and came out with the grooviest remix I’ve heard this year. Their remix really made me love the song even more which in 2015 is quite difficult to do, especially when there are tonnes of sub-par remixes for everything. I’m definitely ready for a beach party on this one!
Stream the remix above.