Francisco Dávalos (AKA Bronx) wowed us over the summer with his lush, prismatic rework of Mariah Carey’s “I’ll be Loving You”. Now, a stellar remix of “Weak Knees” by London singer-songwriter Miss Bee gives us even more reason to consider this 20-year old wünderkind one of the most promising emerging nu-disco artists. Davalos’ music features bouncy, staccato synth runs and slow-mo arpeggios that call to mind Finnish producers like Lenno, Michael Cassette and Jay Lamar & Jesse Oliver (fittingly, the latter have lent their mastering expertise to Bronx releases). Transpose the futuristic funkiness of that distinctive Finnish nu-disco sound — developed in frigid Helsinki — to the more temperate climes of Davalos’ native Mexico and you begin to get an idea of the Bronx aesthetic. It’s no surprise that this remix was featured on Zimmer’s December Hide With Me tape, as Bronx’s languid, carefree tropicalia is right at home alongside the “horizontal disco” favored by the Parisian DJ. “Weak Knees” is out now on Lou Teti’s Brooklyn-based label, Tigers On A Leash.
STREAM: Miss Bee – “Weak Knees (Bronx Remix)”