With a remix EP on DJ Huggs‘ imprint Disca Bueno forthcoming, it might seem curious that Alexander Holland has not actually spent the bulk of his career playing to boogie-loving audiences, nor fetishizing Moroder much they way many who spend their whole lives loving disco do. In fact, the London-based Adelaide native actually honed his masterful production skills by way of entrenching himself within a world of glitchier, significantly more rapid beats when he began playing around his native city as the drum and bass act Well Being.
Though his newest release, City Full of Lights, has Holland diving head first into perky guitar refrains and blissfully soaring vocals, the years spent thinking about various elements of a dance composition still shine through, even if those years of thinking were spent in different dance genre all together.
In today’s Kitsuné-themed exclusive Holland’s bright shining “Lights” (a track that’s a B-side from his first Disca Bueno single “The Best of Me“) gets its own disco-savvy re-treatment from Gigamesh, a gentleman we just recently profiled as well. Significantly zippier than its six minute predecessor but still featuring the same generous amount of reverb-soaked vocals and intoxicating piano synths the radio edit version of the song packs double the amount of production punch and proves both turntable-ists apt enough to bring just about any dance number, in just about any genre, to full fruition.
City Full Of Lights (Gigamesh Remix Radio Edit) [audio:http://www.urb.com/files/2012/03/01-City-Full-Of-Lights-Gigamesh-Remix-Radio-Edit.mp3]
Alexander Holland‘s City of Lights Remix EP is out this spring and Gigamesh will follow up on the sold-out success of his Kitsuné Club Night U.S. Tour stop in New York City by joining the Miami leg of the ongoing jaunt at Bardot tomorrow night, along with Crystal Fighters and Computer Magic. More details here…