Back when Adele's 21 hit the decks in 2011, remixes of the album's anthems became almost inescapable throughout the blogosphere. However, amidst the deluge of covers, edits, and remixes, Plastic Plates fashioned "Set Fire To The Rain" into a measured, almost tropical march, where the instrumental overlay perfectly complemented the songstress's vocals. This happened to be my first introduction to an artist born as Felix Bloxsom, the Aussie/Angelino who trailblazes in the steamy jungle of indie dance.
Today he captains Leisure Cruise's "Double Digit Love", the second single from Dave Hodge and Leah Siegel's forthcoming, self-titled debut album, out on May 6th from Last Gang Records. The rough electro pop track tails their first song,"Sailing", bringing a brooding, methodic homage to 80s sound to the release. Plastic Plates takes this darker base, picks up the beat to bring a brighter tempo to the song, and adds a shimmering overlay to make it his own. Knowing his other work, this new remix perfectly fits into Bloxsom's signature repertoire of 120 BPM dance tracks. Be sure to be on the lookout for the whole Leisure Cruise album on May 6th, and check out Plastic Plates' latest original on Beatport, Nothing Like You.
"Double Digital Love" (Plastic Plates Remix)
- Last Gang Records