Category Archives: Hard Candy X

Ren Riz X Hard Candy: Flying High

The time has come! The supremely talented Ren Riz created “Flying Over” especially for the Hard Candy X remix series. A perfect mix for the sweltering depths of Summer. Make sure to check out his delicious tracks over on Soundcloud!

Make sure to catch up with him on Facebook and Twitter.

TRACK LISTING
1. Monica – Make Things Right (Steed Lord Diva Edit)
2. Kris Menace – Waiting For You (Fingerpaint Remix)
3. Tony Ipon – Let Me Go (Sare Havlicek Remix)
4. Work It Out – Kastle
5. Roberto Rodriguez – Oxymoron
5. HNNY – For the Very First Time (Dirtytwo’s Midas Touch Version)
6. Ren Riz – What I Want
7. Justin Timberlake – Let The Groove Get In (Sammy Bananas Bootleg)
8. His Majesty Andre – Hymn (Mickey Remix)
9. Cordova – Paradigm feat. Roxy (Broke One remix)
10. Bronson – Diamonds (Extended Mix)
11. Russ Chimes – Turn Me Out (Extended Mix)
12. Bicep vs Ejeca – You (Piano mix)

Mix Chopin x Hard Candy: Neptune

The latest in the Hard Candy remix series comes courtesy of Toronto-based producer Mix Chopin. An eclectic House offering which blends together some of our favorites, including Disclosure, Cassian, and & Azari III, alongside some material that’s new to our ears.

“Neptune is a journey through the many different realms of House Music. It features a school of the great production masters from around the world, as well as an exclusive sneak peek into some deliquescent new Mix Chopin material. Join me as I take you from the wave break to the bottom of the ocean and back again.”

TRACKLIST

Birdy Nam Nam – Defiant Order (Original Mix)
Oliver – Night Is On My Mind (Original Mix)
Strip Steve – Money Trouble Funk (Original Mix)
Lafayette – Mauvaise Mine (Jupiter remix)
Waze and Odyssey – I Want You You You (Original Mix)
D.I.M. – Dragon (Original Mix)
Cassian – Reach For Love (Original Mix)
Azari & III – Reckless With Your Love (Tensnake Remix)
Strip Steve – Breakin (Lorenz Rhode Remix)
Breakbot – By Your Side, Part 2 (feat. Pacific!)
Mix Chopin – MC² (Original Mix)
Chris Malinchak – At Night (Original Mix)
DJ EQ – Appleseed (Moonchild Remix )
Tiam Wills – Hardiscount (Alec Carlsson Remix)
Disclosure – What’s In Your Head (Original Mix)
Joey Negro & The Sunburst Band – The Secret Life of Us (Directors Cut Signature Dub)
Copy Paste Soul – Let It Go (Original Mix)

Chordashian x Hard Candy: Nights & Weekends

The latest Hard Candy X mix comes courtesy of Brooklyn-based duo Chordashian, our latest obsession! We first featured them a few months ago with the brilliant ‘Cold Nights,’  a delightful house track which lifts vocals from Lana Del Rey‘s ‘Summertime Sadness.’ After falling in love with it, we devoured the rest of their material then tapped them to be a part of the series.

‘Nights & Weekends’ is an energetic house offering, over the space of an hour it takes you on an orgasmic journey, with excellent cuts from some of the most exciting artists and producers in the game right now. We’ve got ‘How To Hold On To You‘ by our man Clancy, who produced the last Hard Candy X mix (listen here), the brilliant ‘Turn Me Out‘ by Russ Chimes, and the divine Krystal Clear mix of Sky Ferreira‘s ‘Everything Is Embarrassing‘ to name but a few!

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Be sure to keep up with Chordashian on Facebook and treat yourself to a tasty collection of tracks they’ve offered up as free downloads!

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Clancy X Hard Candy: Nightlife

London-based producer Clancy first caught our attention with his recent nu disco jam ‘How To Hold On To You,‘  which has received support from DJs such as Tensnake, Moonlight Matters, and Zimmer. After checking out his SoundCloud and loving what we heard, we quickly invited him to be the next artist in the Hard Candy X remix series.

Nightlife‘ is a near hour-long wander through house territory. There are quite a few artists that are new to our ears, and possibly yours, but we’re loving what we’re hearing so we’ve got some homework to do! Continue reading

Labyrinth Ear x Hard Candy: Magnolia

Hard Candy favorites Labyrinth Ear are the latest act we have tapped to create a mixtape exclusively for our series. It is our pleasure to present to you the ‘Magnolia‘ mixtape that expertly fuses together some of the band’s favorite tracks of all time and some newer stuff that they are currently listening to. They’ve got everything in there from The Carpenters to Sonic Youth and M83… Say what?! Somehow this eclectic mix really works!

Labyrinth Ear had this to say about creating the mixtape…

“This mixtape is a culmination of everything we’ve been listening to currently. It’s a mixture of different genres and eras and styles, but I think somehow the mixture shares some similar qualities in the overall feel of the music. There’s some 90s hip hop, some classical, some chamber pop, some bangra, overall it’s a good representation of both of our tastes combined. We hope that you enjoy the mix as much as we did making it, and find it entertaining

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Make sure that you are following them on Twitter and Facebook for updates on their forthcoming EP and any other goodies they may drop between now and then! Also, don’t forget to check out their latest track Amber if you missed it!

TRACKLIST

Arthur Russell – Wild Combination
The Cure – Lovesong
John Maus – Believer
Sonic Youth – Becuz
Little Dragon – Ritual Union (Maya Jane Coles Remix)
Lata Mangeshga – Lag Ja Gale
The Carpenters – Close to You
Franz Schubert – Piano Trio No 2 in E Flat Major
M83 – Run into Flowers (Jackson remix)
Inner City – BIg Fun
Souls of Mischief – 93 till Infinity

What’s your favorite song on the mix?

ColeCo X Hard Candy: Thrillhouse

The latest mix in the Hard Candy X series is brought to you by the incredibly talented Toronto-based duo ColeCo. They hopped on our radar back in summer 2012, when they released the spectacular El Verano EP, and we’re excited to have them join the Hard Candy X family!

Thrillhouse’ features an impressive selection of the finest dance music, skillfully blended together to form a non-stop anthemic mix. It’s a highly polished effort that will surely delight you as much as it has us.

“During the next hour we will infect your brain and transform your mind transcending from space and time (what does even that mean?) embellishing some of our favourite tracks over last year and engulfing you in remixes from a variety of our favourite dance music of all-time. This mix is derived from the depths of your nearest dance floor and will keep your body moving to the sounds of artists such as Amtrac, Luke Million, Oliver and RAC….. Along with a couple of our own including a new exclusive featuring UK’s own Pawws. Lets go to 11! Listen! Indulge! Enjoy! and Dance!”

Sounds like 2013 is going to be a big year for ColeCo, so make sure you are following them on FacebookTwitter and SoundCloud and grab the free ‘El Verano‘ and ‘Can’t Stop‘ EPs!

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Jetlag: La Mixtape à Bonbons

It is our pleasure to present you with the first ‘Hard Candy X’ mixtape of the year, which comes courtesy of Brussels-based duo Jetlag. We were first introduced to them late last year with their killer rework of the Whitney Houston classic ‘ I’m Every Woman,’ and they’ve quickly proved themselves an act to watch in 2013.

‘La Mixtape à Bonbons’ is a euphoric blend of some of the best recent dance releases, many of which you’ll find in the Hard Candy archives! I’m particularly loving the Hall & Oates remix, Disclosure‘s take on the Artful Dodger‘s ‘Please Don’t Turn Me On,’ and Jetlag‘s excellent rework of Amerie‘s ‘One Thing’ which you can grab here.

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TRACKLIST

1. Le Youth – Dance With Me
2. Hall & Oats – I Can’t Go For That (Virgin Magnetic Material Remix – Amine Edge Edit)
3. Jetlag – Every Woman
4. Maya Jane Coles – Nowhere
5. Adana Twins – Everyday
6. Hnny – For The Very First Time
7. K Koke Feat. Maverick Sabre – Turn Back (Tough Love Remix)
8. Polargeist – Home From The Can (Tensnake Remix)
9. Artful Dodger – Please Dont Turn Me On (Disclosure Remix)
10. Amerie – One Thing (Jetlag Remix)
11. Disclosure – Latch Feat. Sam Smith (T.Williams Remix)
12. Julio Bashmore – Au Seve

What are your favorites on the mix?

Follow Me X Hard Candy: Cosmic Rebirth

Brooklyn-based duo Follow Me first caught our attention with their stellar remix of TLC’s ‘Unpretty,’ shortly after they impressed us again with their Soul II Soul ‘Back To Life’ remix. That’s when we knew we had to ask them to be part of the Hard Candy X remix series!

Drawing inspiration from the Mayan ‘end of the world’ theories, which some thought meant that today would see the end of the world, and others believed would be the beginning of a new one, Joe and Anthony whipped up the fabulous ‘Cosmic Rebirth’ mixtape.

The silky smooth hour-long mix gets started with a previously unreleased Follow Me track, then works in some of our favorite tracks from the likes of Jonas Rathsman, Tyson and Satin Jackets.

 

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December 21st 2012, the time of the Cosmic Rebirth for the Milky Way Galaxy, is upon you. This first Galactic Ascension has been a long time coming, and in order to achieve a Collective Transcendence with the rest of the life forms in your celestial realm you must prepare your mind to enter the next frontier of consciousness. We are Follow Me, the extra-dimensional Shamans sent to this universe to help guide mankind through this all important moment in your Planet’s History. With the help of some enlightened humans who call Earth home, we will use these vibrations to help transport you safely over to the other side of existence. Be not mistaken, this is not an ending for your world, it is a new beginning. Join us in celebration of this special moment.

TRACKLIST

Follow Me – Somethin Bout You
Tyson – Mr. Rain (Mario Basanov Remake)
Fabo – Where I Stand (Karmon Remix)
Ben Mono – The Feel (Bit Funk Remix)
Larse – So Long
Jonas Rathsman – Since I Don’t Have You
Adrian Barron – Float
Storm Queen – Look Right Through (MK Dub III)
Duke Dumont – The Giver
Bastille – Flaws (Russ Chimes Remix)
Toyboy & Robin – In Need
Satin Jackets – You Make Me Feel Good

If you’re in NYC tonight you should definitely head down to Chelsea Manor and catch Follow Me at the ‘End of the World’ party where they will be playing the late set! More info here.

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What are your favorites on the mix?

Bright Light Bright Light X Hard Candy ‘Tough Love’

Despite spending his nights busy having a Kiki with the Scissor Sisters, the wonderfully talented Rod Thomas aka. Bright Light Bright Light took the time to whip up ‘Tough Love’ for our Hard Candy X mixtape series.

It straight up pop on ‘Tough Love,’ a trip back to an endless collection of classics seamlessly woven into some of our newest favorites. Standout moments include Kylie‘s ‘Slow‘ vs. Kindness ‘That’s Alright,’ and re-imaginations of Crystal Waters, Pet Shop Boys, Madonna, Kelis and Lana Del Rey – just to name a few. It’s delicious! Take the journey below…

Included on the mix is his latest single, the energetic Feel It‘ infuses the heart of 90’s house (think Sonique‘s ‘It Feels So Good’ meets Aretha Franklin‘s ‘A Deeper Love,’) with a fresh, infectious chorus. The video for ‘Feel It’ finds Thomas on a romp through NYC with Scissor Sisters own Del Marquis. One of the standout tracks on the very diverse new album Make Me Believe In Hope, out on iTunes now – we highly recommend you check it out.

TRACK LISTING
1. Shawn Christopher – Don’t Lose The Magic / Kelis & Calvin Harris – Bounce
2. Lady Gaga vs Madonna – Deeper Telephone [Bright Light Bright Light Bootleg]
3. Crystal Waters – 100% Pure Love
4. Bright Light Bright Light – Feel It
5. The Beloved – Your Love Takes Me Higher
6. Kylie – What Do I Have To Do?
7. Alison Limerick – Where Love Lives [Classic Mix] / Pet Shop Boys – What Have I Done To Deserve This?
8. Kindness – That’s Alright  / Kylie – Slow
9. Golden Girls – Kinetic / The Source – You Got The Love / Cher – Believe
10. Rui Da Silva – Touch Me
11. Elton John vs PNAU – Phoenix / Bright Light Bright Light – Moves
12. Delorean – Endless Sunset
13. Casiokids – Golden Years
14. BT – Loving You More
15. Shy Child – Disconnected
16. Lana Del Rey vs Madonna – Lana Del Rey Of Light [Bright Light Bright Light Bootleg]

Are you ready for some ‘Tough Love?’