Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The New Division - "Devotion" (The Sanfernando Sound Remix)

The Sanfernando Sound's remix of The New Division's "Devotion" holds true to the classic English 80s synth pop that I now associate with SFS- fantastic percussion, a tight mix, and dark brooding synthesizers.  The track crescendos with an awesome vocal melody, but tricks you as it dies out, only to return even bigger for another refrain.  The screaming lead at the end of the track is particularly ace.

Starsmith - "Clockwork"

Starsmith's newest single "Clockwork" is here, which is the first of a set of tracks coming this year from the Ex-Ellie Goulding producer.  "Clockwork" is not the shimmering pop dance sounds you might expect from the 25 year old pop producer, whose discography includes Kylie Minogue and Marina and the Diamonds.  Nevertheless, the track is fantastic, a call back to pure house style, wild synth lines, and big beats.  The track begs for you to nod your head, and is sure to hit the euro clubs for the rest of the summer.  Hopefully Starsmith's upcoming tracks are as fresh as this one!