Studio : Empire Of The Sun – Walking On A Dream (Funkfinders Discoid Remix)

 Tuesday, November 4th 2008, 12:33 am

Empire Of The Sun - Walking On A Dream (Funkfinders Discoid Remix)

Every now and again I come across a song which really moves me. So I was trawling through the music news on the internet last month and I came across an awesome new tune by Empire Of The Sun called “Walking On A Dream”. It’s a collaboration between Nick Littlemore (no relation to me!) from the awesome Australian band Pnau and Luke Steele from another great Australian band The Sleepy Jackson. It had a cool 80s vibe about it and I just couldn’t get the chorus out of my head. As I had been listening to a lot of French filtered house tracks and remixes I started thinking what a great house track it would make if it was looped up and played around with. So I started doing it.

Here you’ll find the Funkfinders Discoid remix of Walking On A Dream. I’ve tried to take it in a Fred Falke direction with funky bass, 80s FM synthesis and some layered electric piano along with some chunky but funky drums. The Empire Of The Sun vocals filter in and out nicely and hopefully you’ll find it rocks your dancefloors. Let me know how it went down if you play it in your DJ sets.

UPDATE: There seems to be some audio glitches with this version. So I’ve removed the download link for now. Will fix it later today (6th November 2008).

UPDATE 2 (21:28, 6th November 2008): I’ve uploaded a new version and checked it out and it seems fine. Please let me know in the comments if you have any more problems. I’ve also done an edit of it so it’s a little bit shorted but it works better.

Download Empire Of The Sun - Walking On A Dream (Funkfinders Discoid Remix)
(Right click on the link and choose “save link as” or “save as”.)

Listen to the original song and see the video on YouTube:

P.S. Sorry it’s a bit late. I meant to post it last weekend! Oh and it probably needs a bit of an edit as it’s a bit too long but I’ll leave that for you guys to do as I’ve heard it too many times now! 🙂

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  1. I remember hearing this on your podcast a while ago, and I’m downloading now. When I’ve used it in a set, I’ll let you know how it sounded.

    BTW, a bit of a sidenote, but I thought you might want to know about this. I work for a Haven holiday park. I don’t reveal which one, but you might want to know that your remix of “Maneater” by Nelly Furtado has somehow got onto their playlists. God knows how. I heard them play it at a disco last Saturday night.

  2. wow, really rockin’ tune… let’s go party 🙂

  3. @Poison Monkey: Great. Let me know how it goes down. I think it needs an edit as it’s too long but I’d heard it too many times! Awesome news about the Maneater remix! Haha!

    @Jules: Glad you like the remix. Thanks!

  4. hey mate,

    fantastic remix….i like it…more more more 🙂


  5. Dude …

    you made get me back into 98 🙂
    sounds really like some old tracks frfrom fred falke .. good old french house.
    really great rmx mate … i always knew, that you’re a great producer !!!


  6. @Florian: Thanks mate.

    @Alex: Cheers dude. I wanted it to sound more like an old French house track so I’m glad it does. I just need to get more stuff released now – like you! 😉

  7. but you know that i’m quite lazy at the moment … 🙁
    cause we’re moving into a new flat at 1st of december. also i started studying psycholgy at october .. a lot to to 😉

    Buuut, when we’re moved, than i’ll spend again more time to produce new tracks. hehe

  8. Get producing Alex! No excuses! 😉

  9. Sweet remix. I’ve been waiting for you to finish this off. Guaranteed floor filler for Australia this summer. I have an edit if you want me to upload to share somewhere?

  10. Thanks mate. Sorry, I finished it a while ago but never got round to posting it. I’ll send you an email and you can email me the edit if that’s ok. I might do one myself too but haven’t got the time at the moment.

  11. It doesn’t need editing, believe me. I think the track is extremely flexible at the moment – I’d leave it as it is. However, I’ve noticed one problem. I don’t know if anyone else has this, but at around 1m53s through the track, it skips for some reason. Maybe there’s a problem with the version you uploaded – I don’t know?

  12. Yeah I have it too.. at 1 min 53, would be cool to get a fixed version 😀

  13. @Poison Monkey: I still think it’s a bit too long. Doesn’t really go anywhere at the end so could do with cutting down to about 7 minutes.

    Sorry, didn’t realise there was a problem. Will check it out today and re-post a new version.

  14. A new version has been uploaded now. If you downloaded the mix before 21:30 GMT on 6th November 2008 then please re-download and the glitch has been removed. Let me know if you find any more problems!


  15. I’ve listened to the new version and it seems to be fine. I’m also glad that you haven’t edited the track too much!

  16. Thanks mate. Didn’t edit it too much but it came in at 9 minutes and there are a few sections that plod on a bit too long and don’t do much!

  17. great work pal. great baseline. Not sure how I feel about the sync drum roll. Sounds a bit cheap. Not having heard the actual original I have no idea how much you have used. Does the band know you have done this?

  18. Thanks mate. I don’t think the tom-roll sounds cheap myself but each to their own.
    Listen to the original track via the YouTube video link in the post.

    No, the band don’t know I’ve done it. It was just a bootleg mix as I loved the track and thought it’d work as a house track.

  19. I have to tell you, this track is really great. I listened to it on my way to work this morning and it really lifted my spirits. :D. Nice one…

  20. Thanks Patrick. I’m glad I cheered up your day!

  21. Just a quick update. This track is still smoking hot. Have good Xmas!

  22. Thanks DJ Fusion. Have a great Christmas too!

  23. I just want to say. What an outstanding mix. I would hug you if I could. I don’t have to test this mix for the crowd. I know it will send them mental. They will go ape shit.

    Thank you.

  24. Hey Joey C. Thanks for your kind words! If you play this in a club then please let me know how it works for you!


  26. Thanks David!

  27. ,,,wicked holymotherofalltune cruze + it’s simply growing on me
    keep it up…looking forward to more

  28. Thanks mate! Glad you like it.