Devon Indie-ElectroPopsters Metronomy’s new album Love Letters is released today and in a surprise turn of events, the title track and lead single has been reMixed by Belgian Electro masters Soulwax. It’s the first new Soulwax track for quite a while and this six and a half minute epic certainly doesn’t disappoint.
Leading with a chugging riff, Soulwax deliver a fresh slice of their classic sound. This is pure Soulwax. Undulating, slightly Acidic, abrasive synths repeat throughout the track, slowly building to crescendo. With an EBM quality to it, that never detracts from the soulfulness of the use of the original, this reMix delivers a never ending juggernaut of snyth goodness, with a few surprises in the mix to boot.
♫ Metronomy – Love Letters (Soulwax reMix)
Metronomy’s Love Letters album is released 10th March 2014.
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Yippee kiyay Mr. Falcon! There’s some sweet Deep House in town! Just released on Nurvous Records is the début single from Mr. Falcon, a duo consisting of French Express co-founder Blueshift and fellow Philadelphia resident Ily. The single is called Landing Lights which, once you hear the track, seems quite fitting and comes equipped with a reMix from Rhythm Operator.
Landing Lights deftly mixes in some slick 80s lead lines into an undulating Deep House groove. Pulsating, almost Italo, synths craft out a Sci-Fi warehouse vibe from punchy bass and haunting pads. Riding a booming kick drum, the robotic dance hits hard, infecting your brain with a Euro meets Chicago collision will leave you wanting more. We are already eagerly awaiting Mr. Falcon’s next work.
♫ Mr. Falcon – Landing Lights
Mr. Falcon’s Landing Lights is out now on Beatport.
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Here’s the latest reMix from Lodnon’s Nude Disco. he’s whipped up this storming Nu-Disco reMix of IndiePop duo Reegl’s forthcoming single Who Was This I Never Knew, taken from their album Clearing The Decks. Theres a little Balearic vibe in this one, just right for setting up your weekend.
With a waling bassline that’ll be with you for the rest of the day, Nude Disco’s reMix of Who Was This I Never Knew is a head nodder for sure. Introducing bright keys and a breakdown in just the right place, Nude Disco create the perfect platform of the originals breathy vocals. A Funky House and Indie soundclash that’s ripe for many repeat plays.
♫ Reegl – Who Was This I Never Knew (Nude Disco reMix)
Reegl’a album, Clearing The Decks is out now.
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Having pride of place on Eskimo Recordings‘ latest compilation album, The Blue Collection, is Greek SynthWaver come Disco demon NTEIBINT. This track, Never Without You, not only features on the collection, but is also the lead track of his forthcoming EP. It genre spanning four minutes of hazy good times.
Featuring vocals from Stella, Never Without You is a hard beat to pin down. A slo-mo Indie-Dance groove, not quite Disco but getting there, underpins the tune; which is part ElectroPop, part Pop House with a solid authentic Nu-Disco flavour. The prefect track to chill in the sun to, the thick bass and warm synths play perfectly with Stalla’s smokey vocal. Just relax.
♫ NTEIBINT (Feat. Stella) – Never Without You
NTEIBINT’s Never Without You features on The Blue Collection, out now.
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Torontonians sure do like their Disco ecclectic and experimental. One of the city’s biggest proponents of funky wizardry is Hemingway, who has just released the track Chew as part of the compilation album Amicus Curiae 2014. I hope you’ve got your intelligent listening hat on, ‘cos this one goes a bit freestyle.
Pairing popping Sci-Fi synths, with jazzy muted trumpet and a shuffling rhythm, Hemingway mixes up resounding Synth Funk with smokey Jazz to retro future effect. Utilising an infectious slo-mo Disco groove to draw you in, Hemmingway slip in an out of backroom freeform and Cosmic madness with relative ease, creating a mood of unexpected delights. The sound pallet alone bears repeated listening.
♫ Hemingway – Chew
Hemingway’s Chew appears on the Amicus Curiae 2014 compilation, out now.
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Tokyo DreamPop duo alloapm look set to release their track of last year, Boy (Theme Of Boy) along with some reMixes int he near future. It looks like Helter Skelter Records will be stepping up for release duties and out friend Keenhouse is getting in on the reMix action.
A slight departure from Keenhouse’s more recent, psychedelic, work, this reMix is loaded with retro gold. Lush SynthWave sounds play with Keenhouse’s knack for smooth Disco and a selection of 80s hooks. the pitched down vocals might have seemed out of place in this mix, but Keenhouse balances everything nicely, building a mood until the Boogie kicks in, then the whole track goes stratospheric.
♫ alloapm – Boy (Theme Of Boy) (Keenhouse reMix)
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Deep Acid Disco is on the cards with the new a single from the latest version of Andy Butler’s Hercules And Love Affair. Do You Feel The Same? is the first new track we’ve had from them in quite a while and comes from the forthcoming album The Feast Of The Broken Heart witch again sees Andy in the studio with Consolidated’s Mark Pistel.
If there’s one thing we love, it’s when the funky and the Acidic mix, and the is exemplified perfectly on Do You Feel The Same?. Long-time collaborator Gustaph, the voice of Moonlight Matters’ amazing Come For Me, croons over a burbling 303 bassline and some serious warehouse vibes. Capturing the drama inherent in Hercules And Love Affair tracks, Do You Feel The Same? is already fast on it;s way to becoming one of our favourite tracks of the year.
♫ Hercules And Love Affair (Feat. Gustaph) – Do You Feel The Same?
Hercules And Love Affair’s Do You Feel The Same? is released 14th April.
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We’ve got another new one right here from Canadian Funkmeisters Chromeo, the opening track of their forthcoming new album, White Women. The track, Jealous (I Ain’t With It), adds a little retro Indie flavour to their thick synth funk, keeping things as tongue-in-cheek as ever.
Kicking of with that laid back guitar chug, the trademark Chromeo bass and fat vintage synths soon make an appearance. The Chromeo wit is present and correct; as Dave1 put is ““Guys are all schmucks, let’s face it. I don’t know why music constantly extols this fictitious macho fantasy persona — we’re all just puny insecure oversize children. And it would be funnier to embrace it.” as the duo turn in an utterly infectious slice of Disco soaked power Pop. Roll on the album.
♫ Chromeo – Jealous (I Ain’t With It)
Chromeo’s White Women is released 12th May.
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German Housemeister Tensnake is on top of the world right now, and it’s good timing too as he’s gearing up for the release of his début album, Glow, which, from what we’ve heard, is going to sound awesome. Keeping up the energy until the record’s release Tensnake presents his latest reMix. It’s a mix of UK Indie-ElectroPop darlings London Grammar’s new single (and arguable their most recognisable song), Hey Now, and it’s pretty special.
Holding on to the London Grammar original’s guitar work, Tensnake merges their Indie sensibilities with his own warm and funky House vibes to create something that sounds almost Post Punk-y. An undulating and ethereal into soon gives way to a cascade of retro-tinged dancefloor sounds and Hannah Reid’s dreamy vocal. Rich and enveloping, this reMix is a little different from the norm, but a stunning piece of work.
♫ London Grammar – Hey Now (Tensnake reMix)
London Grammar’s Hey Now is out now.
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Out today on the consistently awesome Discotexas is the new single from one of our favourite producers, Jesse Oliver. Already getting play from the likes of Dimitri From Paris, Zimmer, Moullinex, Munk, C90s, Xinobi and ATTAR!, Piece By Piece is set to blow up over the summer. This one;’s got everything to keep the dancefloor moving.
Tasking in a bit of House, a bit of Acid and a bit of Disco, Oliver turn in this Deep masterpiece with Techy bass that never looses the groove. Rising synth burblings and gradually emphasising stabs lead the way in this hypnotic six minutes. Designed purely to keep a crowd rocking the track works some special magic with hit’s huge breakdown. Simple but effective.
♫ Jesse Oliver – Piece By Piece (Original Mix)
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