Oct 01, 2015
Hear 3 Mixes Of Duke Dumont’s ‘Ocean Drive’ Ahead Of 6-Item EP
Duke Dumont - Ocean Drive (Alison Wonderland Remix) [Virgin]
Duke Dumont - Ocean Drive (Shaun Frank Remix) [Virgin]
Duke Dumont - Ocean Drive (Hayden James Remix) [VIrgin]

Pop-aimed, UK-based house producer Duke Dumont’s (pictured) Ocean Drive gets a trio of remixes from Alison Wonderland, Shaun Frank, and Hayden James ahead of three more on its six-item remix package.

Alison Wonderland crafts a titanic trap take built around violins and filtered tom tom drums that give the bassline a haunting and ambient feel. When the horns and breaks drop in, the track becomes a majestic sounding race up and down the scales that is both undulating and euphoric.

Shaun Frank opts for a more warping and snapping take, the keyboard rumbling against the bassline adding some bottom-end funk to the track. The top-line feels helter-skelter as laid over the thick breaks, giving the remix a two-step energy.

Hayden James’ version of the production packs a bright-yet-deep dub feel in the bassline that is the result of bright guitar licks laid against the bottom end. The top-line is super high in the mix, which certainly allows for enough space for some fanciful synth work that smacks of UK funky.

Ocean Drive‘s remixes are out Oct. 16 and feature not just these remixes, but also takes on the track from Michael Calfan, Karma Kid, and DJ Zinc. Pre-order Duke Dumont’s Blase Boys Club, Pt. 1 EP here before it’s out Oct. 2.

Watch the bikini-clad video for Ocean Drive on LT3’s Groove Channel