EDM legends Manufactured Superstars has teamed up with the prestigious Gansevoort Hotel Group to create a tailor-made soundtrack for its diverse portfolio of lifestyle resorts. Purveyors of “mash-up” and “open-format” DJ performances, Bradley Roulier and Shawn Sabo, also known as the Manufactured Superstars, have created Suite Beats, two custom musical mixes inspired by the daytime vibe and nightlife scene for which Gansevoort is best known.
The album launch kicks off with an event at Gansevoort Park Avenue NYC on 5th March, followed by a ‘Suite Beats’ tour across cities in North America, including Las Vegas, Miami, Chicago and Dallas. Cut from the sounds of some of electronic dance music’s major players, Suite Beats feature remixes and exclusive edits from musical heavyweights like Calvin Harris, Avicii, Nicky Romero, Afrojack, Katy Perry, and The Killers, as well as original tracks from the Superstars themselves.
For the “Day” set, the Superstars turn up the volume by seamlessly combining lively tracks to motivate Gansevoort’s guests to kick start their days. The soundtrack begins with a rousing acapella of Planet Rock by Roland Urban Soul Clark and Powers That Be. From there comes a sun-up rework of Calvin Harris’ Thinking About You, the duo’s own Angry Panda, and their 2014 Stay collaboration with Jarvis Church. EDM dynamics are hardwired into the mix’s midsection with Now Or Never from Tritonal, Nicky Romero’s re-cut of R3hab/Lucky Date’s Rip It Up, and Black from Stefano Pain & Marcel. Calvin Harris lets some wilder frequencies loose with his rework of The Killers’ When You Were Young; the LFO drops on I Choose U from Timeflies; and the house echoes from Size-men Third Party on Everyday Of My Life. Finally, the Manufactured Superstars drop their own mainline elevation of Katy Perry’s Unconditional.
The second disc, “Night,” taps instinctively into Gansevoort Hotel Group’s famously popular after-dark vibe, showcasing an energetic and decade-jumping compilation. The Salsoul-ish flavors of 80s duo Aurra seed it with soulfully funky class, as Buffalo boys Solidisco bring Make Up Your Mind right up-to-date. The big beats of The Cube Guys and even bigger voice of Barbara Tucker keep the vibe flowing with the trio’s cover of I Wanna Dance With Somebody. Sugar Hill and Andre Plati meanwhile plant their nu-disco-ish seal on Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King’s Love Come Down with Feel the Way I Feel. A decade bump and the Manufactured Superstars bring housing 90s M1 pianos and some instantly recognisable lyrics to My Body, before Criminal Vibes warp listeners through to the Noughties, with their version of I Need A Miracle. Avicii’s Edit of Miami ‘82 from Syn Cole heralds a big second-half run of Manufactured music. Beatport smashes Like Satellites, Jumping, Zombies In Love, and The Music sit alongside Afrojack’s retake of George F’s Wayo and the Bingo Players’ Cry.
The mixes will be stationed in each guest room for enjoyment by hotel guests, as well as played throughout Gansevoort’s public spaces, supplying the soundtrack for the urban luxury resorts located in Manhattan, Turks + Caicos, and the Dominican Republic.
Since its inception in 2004, Gansevoort Hotel Group has established itself as an innovator in full-service lifestyle resorts, redefining the contemporary hotel experience. With these mixes, Gansevoort hopes to strengthen their growing reputation as a premier day-to-night destination.