Treasure Fingers Rooftop Revival EP | Listen
Treasure Fingers, Atlanta-born, New York–based producer Ashley Jones, has had his fair share of love on hipster dance floors thanks to shimmering house hits like "Cross the Dance Floor" and "What Am I Supposed to Do?" With a signing to A-Trak's Fool's Gold label, where his boss has even gone the Daft Punk filter disco route with his work as Duck Sauce, Jones is right at home riding the disco revival: beefing up samples and giving them the electro punch today's clubs crave.
Rooftop Revival, his new song and remix package that was released for free via ultra-savvy car brand Scion this week, is still high atop the disco wave, at least as far as the person who penned his press release is concerned. But one listen to Jones's original will tell you that the revival going on this time is a U.K. 2-step one. You could slide "Rooftop Revival" right into a Dreem Teem set from '97 and no one would be the wiser. Chopped pop vocals stutter and skip over a relentlessly happy garage beat while a bass line that should remind some of a linkage with dubstep boosts the rave factor.
Speaking of rave, the remixes make sure to twist the original to suit all the prevailing sounds of the day. Fellow Hotlantan Bro Safari slows the tempo and replaces the song's U.K. bounce with the filthiest of electro bass lines. L.A.'s Computer Club goes the cookie-cutter peaktime route. Irishman Deep Future lives up to his name with a smooth and jazzy house treatment. Rounding the release out, SF producer Kastle gives it a Cali-crunk-meets-techno-funk rerub for what may be the most refreshing remix of them all.
For all the variety, the original is still the hottest. If I were a DJ, I just might fit it into a set this sunny weekend. Oh wait, I am. And I just might.
Download Treasure Fingers' Rooftop Revival for free at Scion AV, or preview the tracks below if you need more convincing. And if you're out this weekend, catch him opening up for Brodinski and Gesafelstein tonight at the Mid.