Brixton based Nu-Disco collective Nude Disco are gearing up for the release of their second label compilation. Nude Disco Selections Vol. 2 is set for release at the start of next month and will be a tasty snapshot of the kind of Italo Disco goodness we’ve come to expect from the label and it’s Brixton nightclub home. Sitting loud and proud on this storming collection is this little gem from long time friend of electronic rumors Jules Schimmer. It’s his first new tune in quite a while, it’s called Soar, and you can grab your exclusive first listen below.
Mr. Schimmer serves up as emotional and heartfelt electronic as we’ve ever heard with Soar. It’s a fitting title as the tune is warm and uplifting with comfortable retro Italo and House grooves playing out inspiring chord progressions. Like a mid-90s euphoric Trance tune played by a late-80s House producer, Soar is pleasingly nostalgic with a sunrise rush. That lead hook worms it’s way into your brain and stats with you four hours after you’ve finished listening, and with a hook like that, that’s no bad thing. There’s nothing not to like about this one.
♫ Jules Schimmer – Soar
Nude Disco Selections Vol. 2 is released 1st June
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Unlike their most recent offering, Bang That, the surprise new offering from Disclosure is actually from their forthcoming sophomore album. Holding On is the first single from the new full length record, which is due out in the vague area of ‘before the end of the year’ and comes equipped with a smooth vocal from Grammy award winning singer Gregory Porter. Check it our below (in a squished official YouTube stream, ‘cos the SoundCloud stream is only a minute and a half. We’ll never understand some of these decisions…)
Holding On has us eagerly awaiting the new album. This one adds a little Garage skip into the Disclosure sound. Keeping up the neo-UK Deep House-whatever synths, peppered with a little early 90s House vibe, Disclosure serve up what is surely bound to be another live crowd pleaser while Porters soulful, warm, vocals tie the track together nicely. Warping synths ahoy!
♫ Disclosure (Feat. Gregory Porter) – Holding On
Disclosure’s Holding On is out now.
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Just dropped is the new single from Austin based smooth Disco producer Orthy. Their second release for New York’s Dither Down label. The tune’s called Listen To Her Heart and the release comes backed with a host of reMixes of tracks from Orthy’s E.M.I.L.Y. EP of last year from the likes of AIMES and Cosmic Kids. The track is actually a reworking of the Tom Petty song of the same name; give it a listen.
Listen To Her Heart sees Orthy mix-up laid back breezy Indie-DiscoPop with Chillwave. Experimenting with sounds and effects, Orthy’s sonic landscape is enigmatic and occasionally abrasive, but he wraps everything up in a warm, reverb washed, groove for his smoky vocals to drift over. With a generous helping of nostalgia, Orthy serves up something to drift off to.
♫ Orthy – Listen To Her Heart
Orthy’s Listen To Her Heart is out now on Dither Down.
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Next Jack Swing Pt. 1, Brooklyn groovers French Horn Rebellion’s second album of last year is set for an action packed reMix edition this week. The aptly named Next Jack Swing Pt. 1 (reMixes) boasts a whopping twenty re-takes of the original album’s track from the likes of Chordashian, Blende, Justin Faust, JD Samson, Chrome Canyon, and this monster from the mighty AIMES. AIMES has chosen to take on the HAERTS featuring Swing Into It. Listen up below.
Our boy AIMES dives hard into the deep end of pulsating Italo Disco and retro House grooves. Driven by a slightly acidic, and utterly compelling, old school synth bassline, the track is a loaded love-letter to late 80s extended 12” reMixes. The heavily reverbed vocal snatches that pepper the track lend more authenticity to this period piece, intertwining with the intricate tapestry of Electro hook. Everything comes together in a fun and feel-good arrangement that commands you to dance.
♫ French Horn Rebellion (Feat. HAERTS) – Swing Into It (AIMES reMix)
French Horn Rebellion’s Next Jack Swing Pt.1 (reMixes) is released 29th May.
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tEPr has long been one of your favourite French producers. His solo work, his reMixes and his production chops as part of Yelle have always hit the right spot for us. The man has a new EP forthcoming, to be released on Yuksek’s Partyfine label, called Hypnotease. A six track affair from which tEPr has unleashed the title track for your listening pleasure.
Hypnotease is certainly hypnotic; it’s no taste though as is really delivers the goods. After years with Yelle it’s probably not right to compare this tune to older tEPr work, this track is more mellow; maybe even more mature. An undulating DiscoPop tune for the first three minutes of it’s life, warm and drifting on hazy synths and Tanguy Destable’s distant vocals, then just past the midway point the track explodes with a huge Inner City-esque Chicago hook and House beat. Intoxicating stuff.
♫ tEPr – Hypnotease
tEPr’s Hypnotease is released 25th May
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Early next month one of our favourite producers of the finest euphoric tunes, Mr. Grum, makes his début on the legendary Anjunabeats. This incoming EP is called Trine, a three track juggernaut of which our pick of the pack is Builder. Annie Mac premièred the track earlier this month and it kinda’ slipped on out ‘things to write about’ list; but seeing as how we don’t really give a toss about being ‘first’ to write about stuff and whatnot, here it is in all it’s hands-in-the-air glory.
Grum pours all of his big-room talents into this one. A crisp and clean progressive track that owes much to the man’s love of 90s euphoric tunes but also brings a contemporary UK neo-Deep House sound. The track’s a nice mix of machine grooves with a human, soulful sheen. As the robotic bassline leads to ever onward toward the breakdown it’s easy to see Builder going down a storm in the early hours.
♫ Grum – Builder (Radio Rip)
Grum’s Trine EP is released 8th June.
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Ben Browning, of Cut Copy fame, has unveiled the second single from his forthcoming début solo album, Turns. The full length record is due out next month and sees Browning drawing from a wide variety of influences to express his personal vision. This new single, Friends Of Mine, follows the well received Make It Easy from earlier this month and loads on some blissed out summery Disco. Check it out.
Ben takes it easy with this one; a carefree nostalgia-fest that is a joy to listen to. Taking those breezy beach Disco sounds so often associated with L.A. and mixing it us with a little Cut Copy-esque Aussie Indie-ElectroPop Friends Of Mine treats the listener to a skippy symphony of warm bass, twinkling leads and Ben’s contented vocal over a steady Disco groove. Like a cool drink on a warm day, this is summer comfort at it’s finest.
♫ Ben Browning – Friends Of Mine
Ben Browning’s début album, Turns, is released 16th June.
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Oh I don’t know what’s going on anymore. The man Goldroom’s Embrace, with Ariela Jacobs on vocals was one of our top tracks of 2013, and now the track is back, Jack. This time around Embrace features the vocals of original co-songwriter George Maple, and is the lead track on Goldroom’s freshly released new EP; It’s Like You Never Went Away (which has also got the Chela featuring stunner Fifteen on again). As we’re just pulling into Summer (fingers crossed!) it seems like the prefect time to dust off the old Embrace and give it another spin.
Like a fine wine Embrace seems to have got better with age. And more alcoholic; in the sense that everything feels like it’s been honed and refined and made, for want of a better word, richer. The new production sheen and slight tweak of arrangement seem to make the track more focused with Maples vocals a hair’s breadth more soulful. Other than that it’s nice to have a track that ruled our summer two years ago return to the top of the playlist pile.
♫ Goldroom (Feat. George Maple) – Embrace
Goldroom’s It’s Like You Never Went Away EP is out now.
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We’re massive fans of both German retro House overlord Tensnake and his record label True Romance. Shocking revelation; we know! We eagerly look forward to releases from both, and when they are together it’s something switch on your ‘email me when it’s released’ notification on Juno for so you can get that vinyl ASAP. The new release will be Keep On Talking, which we have already been grooving to for a bit; back with this new tune, premièred at Mixmag, titled The Walk.
The Walk rumbles along on a propulsive bassline after the introduction of meticulously synthesized drums and Balearic percussion. This one is a pure joyous House tune, with no pretentions other that making the crowd loose themselves on the dancefloor. Snappy snares and irresistible retro-hooks offer up a megaton slab of classic House with a pitch perfect build. Timeless and unshakably funky; The Walk feels like a solid, workhorse, crate filler.
♫ Tensnake – The Walk
Tensnake’s Keep On Talking is released 8th June.
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It’s been a while since we’ve had a new original tune from Dutch Disco wizard Auxiliary Tha Masterfader, a string of awesome reMixes recently, sure, but originals? It’s been a while. Now the man has hooked up with Mason’s record label, Animal Language, to release his storming new single. It’s called Feel About U, and it’s out this week. Hold tight for the bouncy synth groove.
Aux wastes no time hitting us up with a powerfully infectious walking bassline. Simple and effective, the bass worms it’s way into your head, setting up residence while Feel About U unleashes some massive, soulful vocal samples and lush vintage synths. Aux switches up between thick retro chords and tight leads, creating a multi-layers nostalgia fest. There’s nothing frantic about this one, a mid-tempo, laid-back, Disco burner perfect for chilling to on hot summer evenings.
♫ Auxiliary Tha Masterfader – Feel About U (Original Mix)
Auxiliary Tha Masterfader’s Feel About U is out now.
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