SONG OF THE DAY: Koishii & Hush ft Kate Louise Smith – “Miles Away”

No, it’s not Canadian appreciation week – it just happens that both Koishii & Hush and The Angry Kids released strong records the same week.  Well Koishii & Hush is only half Canadian (with the other British).  “Miles Away” changes course from the big beat-influenced “I’ll Be There,” melding synth and trance pop for a melodic and surprisingly groovy feel.  If Kate’s voice sounds familiar, tranceheads will clock her from her work with Matt Darey and Signum. Her voice is a bit forlorn but not completely mournful, there is a touch of optimism in her journey (again similar to yesterday’s “We Could Be Lions”). While most DJs will reach for the remixes by Coast 2 Coast (a bit trancier), Touchstone (a bit harder), or Rick Scott & Ryan Bradbury (a bit more Hi-NRG), the leftfield approach of Harmonic Agenda taking it down to a shuffling groove with stuttering effects is one of the most creative remixes I’ve heard recently (though maybe not that club-friendly). Fans of the poppier Armada releases should definitely check out “Miles Away.”

Image Courtesy of Grammaton Recordings / Koishii & Hush.

Notable Dance Podcast #012

Firebeatz & Schella – Dear New York
Marcel Woods – Inside Me (Bassjackers Mix)
Daddy’s Groove ft Dino – Walking On Air
Clockwork ft Wynter Gordon – Surge (Original)
SCNDL & Zoolanda – Stacked (Original)
Tommy Trash – Blair Bitch Project
Timeflies – I Choose U (Fedde Le Grand)
Topher Jones – Save Me (Vannic)
Discopolis – Falling Committed to Sparkle Motion (Dubvision)
Axwell – Center of the Universe (Original)
Koishii and Hush ft Donna Lewis – I’ll Be There (Jeff Barringer)
Marcel Woods ft Van bot – Bring It Back