Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Mercury + Kings of the Universe

A track that has been on high rotation is Stockholm-based duo Kings of the Universe's excellent remix of Mercury's "Let's celebrate". The duo with the humble name have been purveyors of great old-school house for a couple of years now, so a post about them have been on the cards for some time. Great lo-fi productions with that almost naïvely positive vibe makes you think of Chicago 1988 instead of Stockholm 2013. Obviously Byron Stingily's familiar crooning adds to that retro feeling in this instance, but you should also check out their older ventures into classic acid house.

The original is deeper, and what it lacks in vitamins you get back in carbs. Swiss house mafiosos Mercury are of course well-known for their releases on Gomma, but they have released on Exploited before this release on classic New York house label Nurvous.

Bonus #1: KOTU's free remix of fellow Swedish producer House of Wallenberg.

Download here.

Bonus #2: Mercury's remix of Two Door Cinema Club's "Sleep Alone" is a great song that is available for free too, if you don't mind the small hassle with Chirpy. Which you don't since it's a small kickback to the boys for giving away free music.