Sparkalize is a new electro-pop project via singer/songwriter Celeste Kim. Emerging from the Kiss or Kill LA underground rock and roll scene with indie pop-punk band Underwater City People, she returns to her first crush: dance music. Celeste teamed up with producers Nathan Jenkins and Taylor Martyr (Action Go Now) to record her debut, the Party Girl EP. Synth soaked layers, hard hitting beats with a retro touch, and sexy vibes are what quickly defined the sound of Sparkalize.
With this follow-up, Sparkalize bursts back onto the scene with the Lucky Charm Remixes, a collection of reworked club-thumpers that will have party-goers popping off all night long. “Lucky Charm,” the first energetic single off of Sparkalize’s debut EP, has never sounded better as it has been reworked for the clubs with a slamming new Bang-pop™ beat. AGN Records has assembled a solid remix team for this release: A slippery, dark-tech mix from West Coast favorites Anthony Mansfield (Hector Works) and Sneak-E Pete (Blunted Funk), an epic deep house journey from Ed Larez (SOG Records, Fabric), and a filthy electro banger from newcomer Neurologix. With these remixes under her belt and more on the way, Sparkalize has emerged from her unicorn lair to slay all y’all bitches with her rainbow laser beams.
Sunshine Jones (Dubtribe) - “Yeah! Into the Ed Larez mix.”
Inland Knights - “Nice!”
Irregular Disco Workers - “The Anthony Mansfield & Sneak-E Pete remix is really obscure and cool.”
Michael Reinboth (Compost Records) - “A good ’80s feel … nice groovy thang. I also like the Ed Larez remix.”
James Curd (Greenskeepers) - “This is nice!”
Fine Cut Bodies - “The Anthony Mansfield & Sneak-E Pete remix is a nice, lush disco dub.”
Tensnake - “Nice club tracks.”
Marco Fullone (Radio Monte Carlo) - “Great sound! A bit of Prince and a bit of Kraftwerk.”
Rambla Boys - “The Anthony Mansfield and Sneak-E Pete mix, as well as the Ed Larez one, is sexy stuff.”
Rudy Kizer (Hit The Decks Radio Show) - “The Club Mix reminds me of Justice, so I love this.”
Black Alley (In Control Radio Show) - “The Ed Larez Remix is sexy and sleazy … I really like it!”
Milton Welch (Soul Reflector blog) - “The Anthony Mansfield & Sneak-E Pete mix makes Sparkalize sound like a loving homage to Blondie. Ed Larez’s version takes the band’s sound into an entirely different direction. The icy cool of the club mix is infectious, and the upbeat Neurologix mix has the feel of bouncy late 80s radio pop and synths straight out of a Swedish house track. Kinda love this one because each of the remixes is so unique in appeal.”