The queer electro-hop duo Double Duchess has released remixes of their Future-Twerk dance smash, “Good Girl Freak Out”, to fans free of charge. The complimentary package features brand new club tracks by three of today’s leading underground producers. Good Girl Freak (feat Future People): The Remixes is available for free download now on Soundcloud at https://soundcloud.com/doubleduchess.
Good Girl Freak (feat Future People): The Remixes leads with the Normaling Remix, a collaboration of two Baltimore area DJ/producers, Lemz and Rar Kelly. The pair produced “Loosie”, a track from Double Duchess’ Nocturnal EP. They bring their ghettotech sound to the song with elements of Baltimore club interspersed with a psychedelic techno twist. “The Normaling remix is the banger in the collection,” says davO from Double Duchess. “Every remix collection has to have one.”
The second remix in the package is by ballroom house producer Divoli S’Vere. By blending samples from classic vogue tracks with the song’s original edit, S’Vere brings a raw, genuine, ballroom flavor to Good Girl Freak Out. “Vogue culture is a prominent feature in our live performances and music videos,” says Krylon Superstar, the other half of Double Duchess. “It’s important that we give the kids something to vogue down to in the clubs.” [pullquote]Through their music, Double Duchess encourages fans to be and tell their truth regardless of sexuality, gender, or race. “We don’t want any beautiful faces hidden from the world,” says Krylon Superstar.[/pullquote]
The final track Good Girl Freak (feat Future People): The Remixes is by NoSoul. It differentiates itself from the others by offering a creative, more relaxed vibe. “The NoSoul remix changes the overall feel of the original, bringing a wild card element we think fans will dig,” says davO.
Good Girl Freak Out was written by davO and Chris Cosgrove of Future People. The original version has the beat of twerk, but with a more indie, melodic, pop feel. Its music video that stars Kelly Osbourne of E!’s Fashion Police as a holographic purple character, has become an internet sensation.
Double Duchess has been heating up the national queer scene since 2012, delivering a raw and campy electronic sound. They’ve become known for their big beats and playful narratives, as well as Krylon Superstar’s mesmerizing voice and performance art and davO’s emceeing and production deftness. Their musical influences include Baltimore club, booty breaks, and ballroom house, all wrapped in a world of couture fashion.
Through their music, Double Duchess encourages fans to be and tell their truth regardless of sexuality, gender, or race. “We don’t want any beautiful faces hidden from the world,” says Krylon Superstar.
Double Duchess’ next full-length release is tentatively scheduled for March/April 2015. The album will cover a wide range of sounds and include collaborations with fellow queer artists Nicky da B and TT the Artist.
Good Girl Freak (feat Future People): The Remixes is available this weekend as a free download on soundcloud at https://soundcloud.com/doubleduchess. For more information on Double Duchess, visit www.doubleduchess.com.