In conjunction with the Gansevoort Hotel Group, the Manufactured Superstars recently released a customized, day-to-night mix compilation which will be used as a joint-venture soundtrack for the hotel group’s locations. Released on January 26th, “Suite Beats” features talent from the likes of Tritonal, The Killers, Katy Perry, Kaskade, Bingo Players, and many more. The compilation is split into 2-discs: the energetic “Day” and soulful “Night.” Talk about kicking off the new year with a big bang. For more on the compilation’s juicy details, as always, keep scrolling.
Despite the disc’s light-blue appearance, “Day” fits the radiant red-orange of the blazing Sun rather than the stillness of the blue sky. It’s super high-energy, and I mean super. As in, it will probably give you melanoma if you listen to it too much. Be wary of your daily Pryda snare intake, ladies and gentlemen. Doctor’s orders. To be frank, I expected a deeper-driven mix for the daytime. But, hey, it’s all relative!
On a more positive note, it’s quite the diverse mix. Starting with the acapella of the all-too-familiar “Planet Rock” by Roland ‘Urban Soul’ Clark and Powers That Be, the mix moves towards vocal-driven, classic sing-a-longs like Tritonal’s “Now or Never” and Calvin Harris’s rendition of The Killers’s “When You Were Young.” Afterwards, you’re slapped into Bingo Players’s turbulent, nuclear force of a tune “L’Amour,” which is then topped off with Fedde Le Grand’s tribal remix of Timeflies’s “I Choose U” and Manufactured Superstars’s remix of Katy Perry’s breas—“Unconditionally.”
“Day” is good fun, but its tracks don’t fit the daytime. Yet, as a mix, it is superbly energetic, consistent, and well-done. Following the mix’s theme, Ilan Bluestone’s “Tesseract,” Myon & Shane 54’s Summer of Love Bootleg of Daft Punk’s “One More Time,” and Mat Zo’s “Pyramid Scheme” would have been excellent additions, in my humble, I-can’t-deejay opinion.
Disc I: “Day”
01. Powers That Be vs Roland Clark – Planet Rock (Acapella)
02. Manufactured Superstars – Angry Panda
03. Jesse Garcia & Dario Nunez – F*** Me
04. Calvin Harris featuring Ayah Marar – Thinking About You (Manufactured Superstars Remix)
05. Francesco Gomez featuring Dacia Bridges – Nervous Breakdown
06. Manufactured Superstars featuring Jarvis Church – Stay (Original Mix vs Au5 Remix)
07. Tritonal featuring Phoebe Ryan – Now Or Never
08. Stefano Pain & Marcel – Back
09. R3hab & Lucky Date – Rip It Up (Nicky Romero Edit)
10. The Killers – When You Were Young (Calvin Harris Remix)
11. Bingo Players – L’Amour
12. Digital Junkiez – Drumfire
13. Third Party – Everyday Of My Life
14. Timeflies – I Choose U (Fedde Le Grand Remix)
15. Manufactured Superstars featuring Danni Rouge – Like Satellites (StadiumX Remix vs Original Mix)
16. TST & twoloud – Drop It Like This
17. Katy Perry – Unconditionally (Manufactured Superstars Remix)
Yes. Just, yes. The tracks in this mix were selectively — and aptly — handpicked to produce a soulful, funky, night-time vibe that is exceptionally fitting of the disc’s midnight-purple look. The transition from day to night is arguably one of the nicest hallows of nature: the frequently Instagram’d, yet always timeless sunset.
It’s during this golden hour, or twilight/dusk (whatever the kids call it, these days), that the mix kicks off with the Solidisco remix of “Make Up Your Mind” by Aurra, which is followed by a mellow, groovy take on Kaskade’s “Atmosphere” by Chocolate Puma. Afterwards comes The Cube Guys’s Full Vocal Mix of “I Wanna Dance with Somebody,” Manufactured Superstars’s hearty track “My Body,” and Criminal Vibes’s tribal-sounding Club Mix of “I Need a Miracle.” The retro sound is propagated further with Avicii’s Edit of Syn Cole’s “Miami 82” (a personal favorite). Then, while maintaining its classy feel, the mix transitions into the bangier climax with the duo’s very own “Like Satellites,” featuring the vocals of Danni Rouge, and “The Music.” The denouement is chiefly progressive and uplifting, featuring Bingo Players’s “Cry (Just a Little)” and Manufactured Superstars’s excellent “Voyager” (another personal favorite). Ending with the Jquintel & Jezel Quintela Vocal Mix of “Take Me Over,” the night is indeed long which never finds the day.
“Night” is fantastic — it seamlessly mixes together a multiverse of genres into an excellent midnight mix that will keep you going after-hours. Truth be told, with a mix like this you’d definitely be in search of the sunrise. Blue Satellite’s remix of “Feisty” by Jhameel, Gigamesh’s edit of Donna Summer’s “Bad Girls,” and EDX’s Dubai Skyline Remix of Nora En Pure & Sons of Maria’s “Uruguay” would have been great fits.
Disc II: “Night”
01. Aurra – Make Up Your Mind (Solidisco Remix)
02. Kaskade – Atmosphere (Chocolate Puma Remix)
03. The Cube Guys & Barbara Tucker – I Wanna Dance With Somebody (The Cube Guys Mix Full Vocal)
04. Sugar Hill & Andre Plati – Feel the Way I Feel
05. Manufactured Superstars – My Body
06. Criminal Vibes – I Need A Miracle (Club Mix)
07. Elizabeth Jay – Gonna Feel It (Jay Frog & Deko-ze Remix)
08. Syn Cole – Miami 82 (Avicii Edit)
09. Manufactured Superstars – Jumping (Intrumental)
10. Manufactured Superstars – Zombies In Love
11. Manufactured Superstars featuring Danni Rouge – Like Satellites
12. George F – Wayo (Afrojack Remix)
13. Manufactured Superstars – The Music
14. Kove – Love For You
15. Bingo Players – Cry (Just A Little)
16. Manufactured Superstars featuring Fingazz – Voyager
17. Manufactured Superstars featuring Scarlett Quinn – Take Me Over (Jquintel & Jeziel Quintela Vocal Mix)
On March 5th, the album’s launch party will be held at Gansevoort Park Avenue NYC, and will be quickly followed by a “Suite Beats” four month tour across North America. Los Angeles, Miami, Toronto, Chicago, Atlantic City: be on the look-out for the astronautical duo when they land in your city.
Until then, grab your copy of the mix compilation by clicking here.