Blue Satellite Aurora EP

Blue Satellite – Aurora Pt. II (Vocal Mix)

I’m naked, on a bearskin rug, in front of a roaring fire — courtesy of Blue Satellite.

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Just sipping. Slurp.

No, no babygirl. This isn’t a scary “where am I” situation, Blue Satellite has your hand, and he’s guiding the way.

Stretching a bit, I take a swig from a glass of cognac that just happens to be in my hand, and relax as I look out the window. My cabin starts to shift and undulate, melting into magnetic light. Apparently I’m Flying high, looking down on the world… you might even say I’m fluttering above the clouds like a goddamn Aurora — soundtrack of this experience courtesy of Blue Satellite.

It’s hard work, feeling this smooth, so I decide to prolong the experience by taking my sweet Borealis ass over to the skies of Tokyo, paying a visit to Kido Yoji, and listening-in on a great rendition of More than Real  — also courtesy of Blue Satellite.

Kido Yoji – More than Real (Blue Satellite Remix)

Blue Satellite gives me hope.

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And they get younger every year.

How should I put this? Since the shitty, shitty start of the “electro wars”, we’ve seen a decline in the massive volume of fun electronic & indie acts out there. The spark of “just trying” went out the window. What was left of our alt experiences became quickly invalidated, surrounded by sudden hipsters and brodettes who quickly settled the studio apartments of Portland, Seattle and NY with subconscious goals rotating around finding some generic job, settling down, and, eh, maybe getting a little pregnant while they creamed over every Fleet Foxes & Grizzly Bear song (<3 Grizzly Bear).

The focus was no longer on the boogie or the bounce, but the relaxed, the flab-you-las and the grossly narcotic.

But then, somehow I still learn we’re too negative about this: If we just take a look around, we keep on finding much more than well-polished bits of pure gold in the rubble. There are audiotastic gems in places like Chicago, ATL and in Blue Satellite’s case, uh, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Cosmonaut Grechko – Singin’ feat. Joywave (Blue Satellite Remix)
Blue Satellite Aurora EP

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Showcasing an ability to hop, skip and punch in the throat multiple genres with damn fine control, Blue Satellite (aka Philip Schwan) has a clear and distinctive affinity to live-recorded bass lines, and funky progressions mixed with underlying electro banger sensibilities — and we’re seeing a few hints of electro house incorporated for good measure.

The final product is always a consistent, clean and well-weaved piece of music.

A transplant from Birmingham, UK residing in Fort Wayne, Indiana; Philip started the Blue Satellite project in college.

While bouncing between different labels, time saw the young producer create amazing official remixes for RAC, Kylie Minogue, Shinchi Osawa & Edwin van Cleef among other great artists.

Though the talent — and sheer number of remixes — showcased in Philip’s work through Blue Satellite is an undeniable testament to his speed and skill, I was notified that there were only two more concrete releases under the moniker planned… as of yet.

With quotes like this in his old Bio:

By the time he had reached college, his abilities in procrastination and music were then focused into the project Blue Satellite, where he passionately began to produce dance music to annoy his roommates who preferred alternative rock music.

And an insane re-do of a Flight Facilities cover of Bag Raiders’ Turbo Love:

Bag Raiders – Turbo Love [Flight Facilities ft. Louie Austen] (Blue Satellite Remix)

I can’t wait for them to be released.

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