Happy Birthday, America. In celebration I have a killer collaboration for you from two artists out of America's heartland--New Jersey and Nashville, Tennessee. (Well... one of those is America's heartland, and one is America's armpit. You draw your own conclusions.) You might do music well Europe, but so do we, and sometimes we even do it better. Take for example this awesome Jensen Sportag Remix of Memory Tapes' Wait In The Dark. Jensen Sportag are one of many stellar acts on one of my favorite small labels, Cascine. I've never posted about a Cascine act on here (which is really, really my bad), but let me tell you: if you're a fan of dreamy, synthy, feel-good pop music than you need to look no farther than their roster of 8 artists. This is a label I truly admire, not only for their sound and vision but also their amazing, genuine love for their artists--Cascine are their own biggest fans, and that's cool as hell. But enough about my label crush, check out this remix. Jensen Sportag take the upbeat synth pop stylings already rampant in the original mix and take them to the 80s. Add some funky bass, smooth guitar, and dreamy swirls, and we've got ourselves yet another summer anthem for driving with the top down during the day and making stupid decisions at night because you're young and you can. Do you guys remember LL's Take It To The Pool Mix? Well this is getting added immediately. Summer soundtrack, right here.
Memory Tapes - Wait In The Dark (Jensen Sportag Remix) by Jensen Sportag
Stream the song above, and download it (for free) as part of a 3-song Memory Tapes Tour compilation by clicking here and entering your email address. Additionally, Memory Tapes' second album, Player Piano is out today (Happy Birthday America indeed) on Carpark records. Be sure to preview it here and buy it here.