Released later this month is Cast Away, the new single from Australian Indie-ElectroPop outfit Strange Talk. The bombastic, catchy tune is backed by a host of cool reMixes, we’ve already had a listen to Plastic Plates take on the tune, so now it’s time for one of our favourite French double acts, Reflex, to flex their reMix muscles and step up to the plate.
This tune is washed in exactly the kind of fun, slightly quirky electronics. Suited both for the dancefloor, and just to cheep yourself up. Reflex, more than many others in their field, have a real character to their music, even the instrumental stuff. It’s ElectroPop with a very specific personality. The original’s hushed vocals are paired up here with Relfex’s Disco beats, sweeping synths and idiosyncratic melodies. It’s all uplifting and charming stuff, but then Reflex’s tracks always are.
♫ Strange Talk – Cast Away (Reflex reMix)
Strange Talk’s new album is expected to drop next year.
Can this really live up to expectations? Lifelike and A-Trak together on one track? That’s a lot of anticipation that’s been built ever since we heard this track was on it’s way. French Touch pioneer Lifelike has really bringing his A-game to his collaborations recently, so the thought of him teaming up with A-Track, someone who tends to push the boundaries of Disco, had us eager to hear the result.
And the track, released today exclusively on Beatport, really does sound like a Lifelike and A-Track collaboration. By that we mean you can pick out the Lifelike bits and the A-Track bits in it, it actually sounds like the sum of it’s parts. There’s the arpeggios and continental stabs you’ve expect from Lifelike and a bit of scratching and some funky use of vocal samples, A-Trak’s forte. The result ends up big a huge Disco-House tune that you instinctively put on repeat. Look out for the single which boasts reMixes from Gigamesh, Mauvais Cliché, and The Bloody Sisters.
♫ Lifelike (Feat. A-Trak) – Don’t Stop (Club Mix)
The Don’t StopEP is out now on Beatport and drops everywhere else 26th November on Kitsuné Music.
Released yesterday was Call Me, the new single from Brooklyn Boogiemeisters Chordashian. Of particular note with Call Me, is this is the first track from this duo that features in-house vocals. Felix Feygin and Michael Banks lend their vocal tones as well as their production chops to the track for some smooth R&B tinged DiscoPop.
Call Me is a melting pot of ideas and influences wrapped up in slick summer Boogie packaging. The track is actually pretty Housey during the verses. With a deep Chicago bassline and a Warehouse vibe the track lulls you into it’s moody groove before exploding in a shower of 90s R&B beats and Disco synths in each chorus. the vocals work really well, fitting into each section of the song in a similar style, and having a big sing-a-long chorus never hurt anyone. But for a serious House groove, check out the Bronx mix,
Feels Good is a definite contender for one of the freshest synth leads of the year. It’s should be understated just how good the lead is in this tune, catchy, soaring and pretty emotionally resonant. It’s the track’s ‘killer app’ which, when used in conjunction with a pounding House beat, a Moroder-esque Disco bassline and layers upon layers of cosmic synth work, provides the prefect partner for Saint Saviour’s Sci-Fi vocals. Truly epic stuff. Space-age retro Disco at it’s finest, with just a hint of a House vibe. MiGHty mOUse’s turn at the helm humanises the robo Disco somewhat. London’s Disco don delivers an organic Disco-House cut that is pretty irresistible. With an infectious piano hook, deep Housey bass and body moving percussion, anyone not compelled to dance to this tune is probably not human.
♫ Punks Jump Up X Dubka (Feat. Saint Saviour) – Feels Good
♫ Punks Jump Up X Dubka (Feat. Saint Saviour) – Feels Good (MiGHty mOUse reMix)
We dropped Aeroplane’s reMix of our second favourite Giorgio Moroder song, From Here To Eternity (MB Disco having already released a reMix package of our favourite, E=mc², great minds an all…), last week. Now the single is out in the wild take a listen to the released other killer tune, a reworking of the song from Belgium’s finest ATTAR!.
ATTAR!’s take on the tune is pretty different from Vito’s. Vintage analog Disco abounds, slickly combined with a summery Tropical vibe. The track is actually a big of a schizophrenic beast, at times the Island percussion and chimed lead are total sunshine Indie-Electro, and at other times these big SynthWave chords power in morphing the tune into a dark Electro growler, and then there’s moments of pure House. Maybe in lesser hands this would have been a confused mess, but the many facets of the track are so skilfully handled by ATTAR! that strange bedfellows sound perfectly suited to one another. Just wait for the soaring solo to kick in. ATTAR! has done an amazing job here, creating a reMix both danceable and rousing. And, yes, it’s that picture of Moroder again, what?
♫ Giorgio Moroder – From Here To Eternity (ATTAR! reMix)
Giorgio Moroder Vs. MB Disco: From Here To Eternity is out now.
So first MB Disco take my favourite Giorgio Moroder track, E=mc², and release a bunch of rad reMixes of it. Then, when they decide to go for round two, they pick my second favourite Moroder track, which is 1977’s From Here To Eternity as the subject of this new reMix collection. Not only that, but alongside the likes of ATTAR!, Compuphonic and Fusty Delights there’s an Aeroplane reMix! What more could I ask for?
Vito drops something really special here, It’s like two generation of Disco geniuses, a meeting of minds. Punchy, infectious bass, Aeroplane’s take on Moroder style arpeggio Disco and a percussion fuelled beat give Moroder’s hushed robotic vocals a new lease of life. In 1977 this was the future, now, in 2012, Aeroplane is making sure the track is still just as cosmic and Sci-Fi as it ever was. Amazing work. And, yes, we always use the same picture of Giorgio, because it;s amazing!
♫ Giorgio Moroder – From Here To Eternity (Aeroplane reMix)
Giorgio Moroder Vs. MB Disco: From Here To Eternity is released 10th November.
So, we’ve all got pretty used to Australian songstress Chela over the summer. Partly due to her appearance on Clubfeet’s Heartbreak, but mostly from her turn as the voice of Goldroom’s summer destroying Fifteen, one of the biggest tunes of they year. Now it’s time to check out some of her own output as she released two singles, Full Moon and Plastic Gun.
Released yesterday, Full Moon feels a few months too late, it would have been a stonking summer anthem. it’s got all the best qualities of smooth beach part Disco, but with a hazy shimmer that feels pretty unique. The track’s pulsating cosmic Disco and funk bassline are perfectly married to Chela’s vocals, that flip from ethereal to rowdy. It’s a track that sticks in your head for ages. Plastic Gun bring s more live sound to Chela’s repertoire. A reverb washed Indie-Disco jam with an energetic garage feel and a hint of Ladyhawke going on. Chela’s definitely got out interest.
Toby Tobias’ The Feeling, slow groove Disco club smash for a few years back, has been given a fresh new makeover from Nude Disco and Paul Harris. Both these guys have a long history in dance music so handing them something like Kathy Diamond’s smooth vocal on this tune is bound to produce something sweet.
Fast forwarding the track four years the duo give this tune a shiny Disco-House makeover. Keeping a lot of the Disco groove of the original, Vern & Harris drop a kicking new House beat and layers upon layers of sharp synth work. The soulful vocal takes on a new energy coupled with this new backing, which when added to the intricate synths, makes for a track you could get lost in on the dancefloor. We love these guys reMixes.
Well, this is a nice mid-week surprise. One of our favourite tracks of the moment French Horn Rebellion Vs. Database’s Poster Girl as reMixed by one half of one of our favourite bands full-stop, MNDR. MNDR’s Pete Wade gives the track a little House sheen and a deep dancefloor vibe.
Wade’s reMix of Poster Girl is a nice mix between the original’s Disco flare and MNDR’s more ecclectic, and electronic, SynthPop sounds. An array of orchestral stabs, Disco samples and a deep square bassline dominate the track and it;s solid as hell. This track should pretty much be a staple in peoples record crates, a timeless dance track that guaranteed to do the job.Wade turned out to be funkier than his MNDR productions were letting on.