September can be a tough time for anyone so State has selected some of the best current dance tunes to ease you into this difficult back to school period.
Tiga – ‘Gentle Giant’ (Martyn’s Heaven Remix)
Tiga put on a great performance at this years Electric Picnic and here his track ‘Gentle Giant’, off recent album Ciao!, gets the Martyn treatment. Filling the song with lush throwback stabs the Dutchman turns the track into a euphoric yet retrained piece. James Murphy and Mathew Jonson’s vocals are barely recognisable as they float and swirl around this remix, transforming the song from a lullaby into a late night/ early morning banger.
Lone- ‘Pineapple Crush’
Lone is more well known for his chilled out, Boards of Canada-esque electronica but here he shows off a different side to his sound with a track that recalls ’90s rave-perfect for those feeling the post summer blues. Released on Actresses’ Werk label this nostalgic little wonder could be the soundtrack to the happiest video game you never played.
Blue Daisy and Anneka – ‘Blood Petal Roses’
Anneka has leant her vocal cords to a range of dubstep producers including Starkey and Ital Tek with great results, so news of this collaboration with the sublime Blue Daisy had us light-headed. Her ghostly vocals recall Burial’s music and the track begins with dreamy ambience which evolves into a 4/4 dreamy stomper. Harps, sub bass and bongos combine to produce a hazy psychedelic track that fans of Mount Kimbie will enjoy.
Shed – Atmo Action
Aphex Twin’s ambient works provide the inspiration behind this delicious slice of electronica which can be found on Shed’s new album The Traveller. Beats rattle around like a washing machine floating in space while soft synths massage your mind. Lovely.
DJ Nate – ‘Find Your Dreams’
This youngster has the world a tizzy with his Footwurk or Juke productions which are currently moving the worlds’ dance floors. The Juke sound has its roots in Chicago House, Ghettotech, Booty House and is recognisably a manic sped up version of this. His album Da Trak Genius is out now on Planet Mu but here Nate transforms a Kanye production into a skipping catchy riff which ain’t a million miles away from Flying Lotus.
Amé – ‘Junggesellenmaschine’
This hypnotic tech house number seems almost custom built for Autumn with its melancholic yet joyous vibes. This track is in the vein of their heavily orchestrated and emotive house music that displays a vision beyond many of their peers. Fans of the Kompact label, Pantha Du Prince and hard to pronounce names will love this.