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! 🙂

Studio : Nat King Cole – The Christmas Song (DJ Cruze Funkfinders Mix)

 Friday, December 1st 2006, 7:00 pm

Nat King Cole - The Christmas Song

Mix details
Remix: Nat King Cole – The Christmas Song (DJ Cruze Funkfinders Remix)
Length: 00:04:32
File size: 4.16 MB
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As it is almost Christmas I thought I’d better give you an early Christmas present and post a link to last year’s Christmas bootleg. In case you have forgotten, I did a quick and cheeky cut-up version of Nat King Cole’s fabulous “The Christmas Song” on last year’s Christmas podcast and it seemed to be enjoyed by a lot of you. It is one of my favourite yuletide songs and it reminds me of being young and getting all excited in the run up to Christmas.

It was a pretty simple bootleg that I did in Ableton Live so don’t expect anything too fancy! I looped up some samples from The Christmas Song and added some beats, sleigh bells (listen carefully and you’ll hear them) and a simple synth bassline. This years bootleg might be a bit more funky but first I’ve got to decide on which track to bastardise. Wham’s “Last Christmas” is a current favourite and Cliff Richard’s “Miseltoe and Wine” is a contender so get ready for some Christmas fun!

I should have posted it up for you earlier in the year (or at the end of last year) but I thought I’d give it to you now for a bit of festive fun for your office Christmas party. If anyone manages to get their boss to dance to it then I’d like to see photos!

Studio : Nelly Furtado – Man Eater (DJ Cruze Funkfinders Remix) Part II

 Friday, June 9th 2006, 6:00 pm
Mix details
Remix: Nelly Furtado – Man Eater (DJ Cruze Funkfinders Remix)
Length: 00:08:15
File size: 11.3 MB
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I’ve had so much good feedback about this tune that I’m going to just have to let it loose to the public. It’s finally finished and mastered and, even though I do say so myself, it is sounding awesome! I played this mix out at the Loft Club in Germany at the weekend and it went down really well. People keep asking for it so you can download a nice 192 kbps by clicking on the link above.

Just right click on the link and do “save target as” or “save link as” to save it to your PC. I hope you like it. Let me know what you think using the contact form. Share it with your friends too and spread the DJ Cruze funky house vibe!

I’d like to give big love to Bluethumb and all of the guys and girls on the Nelly Furtado official forums. He found my remix in my podcast and posted a link up to the site. They love the remix so that’s made me happy! If the Nelly Furtado fans like it then I must be doing something right. Thanks for all of their support and I hope I’ve done her justice.

This remix is used as a promotional item only to showcase the funky house production of DJ Cruze. The download will be removed if it causes any problems with the artist, publisher or record company. Please contact me if you feel your copyright is being infringed in any way.