Kitsuné Soleil Mix 2 // Pyramid – The Summer Mixtape

Posted by on June 19, 2013


The preternaturally chic folks at Kitsuné have just released two summer mixes that are chock full of warm weather jams for your listening pleasure. The first is a little minimix from Jerry Bouthier and Gildas Kitsuné; if you’re into nu-disco and funky electropop, this is your new mainstay. Hot Chip, Yelle, Viceroy, Tiny Dragons and many more are folded and blended into this brief but awesome mix. This is a great way to gear up for summer fetsival season — or, alternatively, to switch up the rotation in your car. Second is a longer (but just as groovy) mixtape from French producer Pyramid, which features great tracks from Gesaffelstein, Gigamesh, Alex Metric, and of course Pyramid himself. Tracklists after the jump (with song-by-song comments from Jerry Bouthier, in the case of the minimix).

Free Download: Kitsuné Soleil Mix 2

Free Download: Pyramid – The Summer Mixtape

Kitsuné Soleil Mix 2

1 ? SUPERPOZE Pavane?« A solemn almost spooky intro from a 20 year old French prodigy tipped for big things. Watch this space. »

2 ? TINY DRAGONS Canvas (PACT remix)?« A majestic yet slightly off the wall way to kick off the mix into gear, like an indie The XX with interesting beats and drops.»

3 ? JBAG Mogadisco?« My music partner Andrea Gorgerino and I have completed our second JBAG single and here it is exclusive to Kitsuné Soleil Mix 2. ‘Mogadisco’ is a bit of an ode to hedonism… and the constant pursuit of happiness. »

4 ? DOMBRANCE The Witch (Feat. Sourya) (ASWEFALL remix)

« Another of France’s best kept secrets, Dombrance is a classically trained musician who’s embraced rock and the electronic revolution. The sublime Aswefall version brilliantly mixes decades. »

5 ? IS TROPICAL Dancing Anymore (TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB remix)

« Not content from having turned into a mega band, Two Door Cinema Club are now trying their hand at remixing. Here they rework London’s infamous Is Tropical and turn “Dancing Anymore” into a cheeky piano anthem. »

6 ? VICEROY While We’re in Love (Feat. GHOST BEACH) (FARE SOLDI remix)

« Another meaty pairing, the poppy nu-disco of this young Californian producer gets a rockin’ fix from Milan’s funky nutters Fare Soldi. »

7 ? KENT ODESSA Bo Jacksons (HAYS HOLLADAY remix) « From Detroit to Brooklyn, Kent Odessa has a passion for all things funky and racey (as proved on Kitsuné AMERICA 2). The remix here almost breaks new genres… lunatic beat? mentalectro ? »

8 ? ROOSEVELT Soleil?« The aptly titled ‘Soleil’ flies off to a bedazzled destination. Heavenly guitar arpeggios + young boyish voice = fabulous moving ditty. »

9 ? CHARLI XCX You (Ha Ha Ha) (GOLDROOM remix) « The latest electro banshee on the east London block gets the FM treatment from California’s Goldroom who demonstrates once more why he’s become a hot shot. »

10 ? THE SWISS Elouisa (VILLA remix)?« Balkan house? Not quite, The Swiss are in fact Aussies who distillate a personal form of 80s jazzed-up funk, but?in the hands of Belgium’s Villa, ‘Elouisa’ turns into a quaint dance hall number gone mad, silly dance moves included. »

11 ? SAINT MICHEL Katherine (GILDAS Kitsuné Club Dub Night remix)

« Could this Versailles combo produced by Alex Gopher follow in the footsteps of Air and Phoenix and achieve worldwide recognition? For now these sensitive souls remixed by Gildas take the autobahn to Hamburg. »

12 ? JUPITER Starlighter (JBAG remix)?« Gildas and I have long been supporters of the Parisian duo… so JBAG weren’t going to turn down the occasion of remixing our favourite track off their album. Reminds me of Swing Out Sister each time I play it. »

13 ? CRAYON Cosma (PYRAMID remix)?« Two Kitsuné artists befriend each other and decide to produce an EP together where each provides his own version of the same track. Pyramid wins this time, but only just… »

14 ? KAMP! Distance of the Modern Hearts?« Kamp! is one unstoppable Polish band. Few manage to convey such tasteful melodies to as much genuine brilliance. »

15 ? HOT CHIP How Do You Do (TODD TERJE remix)?« Gildas first put me onto Todd Terje some years ago, and boy the Norwegian’s done good since. He’s currently riding that house tide better than anyone else. »

16 ? TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB Next Year (JBAG remix) « Two Door Cinema Club go tropical! We had to come up with new chords to back up the vocals and get the song to work on the dancefloor. According to Gildas this remix encapsulates better than any other this new Soleil mix’s spirit. »

17 ? D E N A Cash, Diamond Rings, Swimming Pools (LOU TETI remix)

« Bulgarian singer-songwriter – and more – based in Berlin, Denitza Todorova brings her own perspective to hip-pop. Her YouTube smash (released on Kitsuné) gets brushed up here by New York’s Lou Teti who does wonders by giving it a punk-funk lick complete with live bass and guitar…»

18 ? SEAN BONES United (PHONE TAG remix)?« Another sick Kitsuné finding from America. Ravin’ at 106 BPM like Happy Mondays remixed by Belgians, this track’s in a league of its own and had to go in. »

19 ? YELLE L’Amour Parfait (Instrumental)?« Strangely, this down-tempo groover co-produced with Aeroplane resonates even deeper in its instrumental form. »

20 ? ALAN BRAXE One More Chance (with THE SPIMES)?« As Daft Punk make a blinding come back, buddy Alan Braxe drops his best single since ‘Rubicon’. A moving finale that leaves the book open… »

Pyramid – The Summer Mixtape
Tracklist :
01 – Pyramid – Wolf (Le Crayon Remix)
02 – Gigamesh – Dream On
03 – Eumig & Chinon – Kaschow
04 – Gigamesh – Don’t Stop (Version 2.0)
05 – Cajmere, Sonny Fodera – You’re the one (Pleasurekraft Remix)
06 – Equateur – Haunted (Bear Damen Remix)
07 – Jonas Rathsman – Tobago
08 – Waze & Odyssey – Love that burns
09 – Boston Bun – Closer
10 – Elax – Don’t Do It
11 – Royksopp – What Else is There (Trentemoller Remix)
12 – Blende & Surrender! – Circus
13 – Strip Steve – Astral Projection (Destructo Remix)
14 – Gesaffelstein – Atmosphere
15 – Alex Metric – Illium
16 – Strip Steve – One Thing (Djedjotronic Remix)
17 – Beastie Boys Noize – Intergalactic Business (Pyramid Mash Up)
18 – Foxes – Youth (Pyramid Remix)

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