[Audio] Goldroom reMixes’ Chvrches’ ‘Leave A Trace’

 

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Well now. This is a cheeky end to the year. We were actually not going to be writing about anything new now until 2016. Aside from the electronic rumors Awards just before the new year we had cleared our desks and left the office for the holidays. And then this happens.

We actually knew this was coming, but when it didn’t arrive when we expected we just assumed it had been delayed until the new year. Not quite, this one snuck out this last weekend before X-mas pulling us back to the keyboard like we were on call. As much as we wanted to be putting our feet up with a very large drink this was just too special to pass on.

What can make us temporarily put aside seasonal laziness you ask? Two of our most favourite acts of the century on the same release. That’s what. Chvrches have only gone and got Goldroom to reMix Leave A Trace for them!

You know we love Chvrches. You must do. Whether it’s handing their début album, The Bones Of What You Believe, the tops album spot in the 2013 electronic rumors Awards or calling seeing Chvrches live “a religious experience for us” on Instagram or owning every Chvrches vinyl release, including the ones that are worth three figures; you could definitely say we were kinda’ fans of the Glaswegian trio. One of the best things to happen to ElectroPop for some time both in terms of intelligent songwriting that connects with people and makes people dance, and in terms of popularity for the genre. Just type “Chvrches” into the search field on the right, you’ll see post after post praising their new synthetic emotions, you can read our lengthy review of their new album, Every Open Eye, right here..

Similarly, what can we say that we haven’t already said about Goldroom. Josh is a long-time friend of electronic rumors. Coming up with his band NightWaves and his label/collective Binary in parallel to ourselves our relationship with Josh has always been one of mutual support, he’s contributed tracks to our label; and we once ran an entire week in collaboration, devoted to Binary artists. When he changed gears and became Goldroom the man just blew up, and well deserved it was too. There are fewer more talented, and nicer guys on the scene today. Goldroom is living proof that sometimes the cream really does rise to the top.

So Goldroom reMixing Chvrches has us excited even before pressing play. Also apprehensive, a pairing like this has a lot to live up to. Goldroom sweet, comfortable, Disco and House should be a refreshingly euphoric backing for the impassioned vocals of Lauren Mayberry.

And it is! Phew. Crisis averted.  This is right up there with Ikonika’s reMix of Chvrches’ Lies.

The latest Chvrches album tends to veer more toward the 80s in terms of songwriting and arrangement (if not sound) than their première offering, and this plays right into Goldroom’s blissfully nostalgic hands. Josh presents a deceptively complex tapestry of interwoven synth lines and percussion to bring together a little Balearic and a little summery House, and even a little of his own 80s retro past,to Chvrches anthemic SynthPop. One of the things that struck us about this new reMix was that, aside from being one of the hugest floorfillers we’ve heard this year, how this is the most Dreamwave track Joash has releasing in a long time (Josh invented, or at least christened Dreamwave back in the day). It’s kinda like the musical equivalent of a bunch of old friends throwing an awesome surprise party for you,

Josh keeps things immensely deep and groove on this one. The brick-wall solid kick and Californian Moog-y bass providing the foundation for waves of warm synths and intricate instrumentation. From the distorted vocoding and the bright Indie-esque riffs to the majestic and emotive piano hooks; Goldroom delivers a rich and always compelling soundtrack which complements Chvrches’ anthemic opus perfectly. At once rousing and decadent while at the same time being aimed squarely at the dancefloor. Crikey, that’s quite a build too!

♫ Chvrches =- Leave A Trace (Goldroom reMix)

Chvrches’ Leave A Trace is out now

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[ER018] Hippo Disco – The Bound EP (EP)

 

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Label: electronic rumors – ER018
Format: 4 × File, MP3, WAV, FLAC, EP
Country: UK, Europe & US, ROW
Released: 07 Dec 2015

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Presents
Hippo Disco – The Bound EP (EP)

RELEASE DATE: 07th December 2013
Available for free at https://electronicrumors.bandcamp.com/album/the-bound-ep

We’ve got something a bit distinct for you today.
Disco with a difference.

Hippo Disco are an outfit made up of two Scottish producers living in various parts of East Asia (Japan and Malaysia). who produce some wildly left-field and unique Disco tunes.
Originally coming together a few years ago when they DJed the same London clubnight; Hippo Disco came to prominence in 2013 after winning the top slot in the reMix competition for French Electro legend Etienne De Crécy’s single We, Computers, their reMix being hand picked and raved about by Etienne himself.

Now these guys are ready to unleash their début original EP. Four tracks of convention-breaking Disco and House. Throwing the accepted Disco rule book out of the window, Hippo Disco grab samples from an array of diverse sources and pair them with abrasive, yet infinitely funky, synth hooks and dancefloor juggernaut beats.

Hippo Disco are presenting their début original EP, The Bound EP, for FREE!

Nu-Disco meets festival flavoured House? Mirrorball Rock ‘N’ Roll?
Hippo Disco make raw grooves that are irresistible.

About Hippo Disco
Hippo Disco are an outfit made up of two Scottish producers living in various parts of East Asia (Japan and Malaysia). who produce some wildly left-field and unique Disco tunes. Originally coming together a few years ago when they DJed the same London clubnight; Hippo Disco came to prominence in 2013 after winning the top slot in the reMix competition for French Electro legend Etienne De Crécy’s single We, Computers, their reMix being hand picked and raved about by Etienne himself.

About electronic rumors
Formed after the success of the ‘electronic rumors volume 1’ compilation as a boutique electronic music outlet concentrating on quality over quantity, developing artists and releasing some of the best synthesizer music around.

Mastered by Moustache Mastering (www.moustachemastering.com/)

 

Tracklist:

01 Hippo Disco – Raw
02 Hippo Disco (Feat. Tiny Moon) – I Want More
03 Hippo Disco – Falling
04 Hippo Disco – Answering Machine

Available for free at https://electronicrumors.bandcamp.com/album/the-bound-ep

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[Video] Apachelux’s ‘Only When You’re Lonely’

 

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Louisa Strachan’s big, soulful, voice is back with the new single from her post- The Vanity Clause, outfit Apachelux. This one comes hot on the heels of the last single This Time and is titled Only When You’re Lonely; a heartfelt electronic Pop track with Post-Punky overtones.

Check out the animated video for a slice of black and white bitter-sweetness along with the tune.

Check out more from Apachelux on SoundCloud.

[Audio] Du Tonc’s ‘We Can Hold On’

 

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The duo of Du Tonc coming together was one of those moments in music that is just so exciting. We’d longtime been fans of Aussie Indie-Electro outfit Van She, probable the most guitary band we are fans of, who rode the crest of the 2006/2006 Electro explosion with both a string of catchy as hell ditties and some storming Van She Tech reMixes. And post Van She the guys have done the business too; Touch Sensitive, Arithmatix!, Tear Council have all been at the top of their game, as was Matt Van Schie peddling his solo line in silky smooth SynthPop that was both glorious and intimate.

So you can imagine how badass it was when, back in 2013, when Matt teamed up with another Matt to form a Matt themed double-act. MiGHty mOUse (no, we’re never going to stop writing it like that!) is a powerhouse on the Nu-Disco scene. The UK finest purveyor of Cosmic and Left-Field Disco (and more recently some Houseier offerings) MiGHty mOUse has not only been at the top of his game, producing, editing, reMixing and DJing, for the best part of a decade but also curated the Disco Circus series which are absolutely essential for anyone interested in modern dance music. His burbling analog Boogie productions are always something to look forward to.

These two Matts, together as Du Tonc, have released a string of amazing tunes in the years since they exploded onto the scene. Weaving breezy Indie-ElectroPop melodies into space age dancefloor grooves Du Tonc have consistently delivered atmospheric and intoxicating sunkissed tracks that you can just sink into. It’s no wonder the duo ended up on Belgian fine-taste label Eskimo.

So their new single has just been released, and We Can Hold On is a woozy excursion in psychedelic island Funk. The dual juggernauts of thick synth bass and a slap riff make for a rock solid core that practically compels you head to nod in time. Spacious pads and bubbling hooks intermingle with subtly guitar to form a swirling and mysterious soundtrack for Matt’s comforting vocals. No Du Tonc track would be complete without a hint of nostalgia; and We Can Hold On certainly brings it with just enough of a hint of a mid-80s summertime dream. Du Tonc have released enough material now for us to be able to say, with some certainty, that their forthcoming album should be a killer. It would be very hard to fuck it up!

♫ Du Tonc – We Can Hold On

Du Tonc’s We Can Hold On is out now.

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[Audio] Goldroom’s ‘Waiting To Ignite’

 

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Stop what you’re doing, there’s a new Goldroom track in town. This is always a cause for celebration round these parts. Our history with Goldroom stretched back to the very beginning, and then keeps going. Josh’s previous outfit, NightWaves, turned in a track for the album that kicked off our record label, electronic rumors Volume 1 and before then we were staunch supporters of Josh and crew’s O.G. Dreamwave output. We even ran Binary Week, a seven day celebration of Josh’s record label. That Josh is the toast of the town these days makes us feel a little proud. It couldn’t happen to a nicer, or more talented and hard working, guy.

Speaking of NightWaves; as Josh is no stranger to re-recording his own songs, as evidenced with the recent Embrace version 2.0, we’d love to hear a Goldroom version of NightWaves’ Sweet Carrie. That would be so rad!

Anyhoo, on the Goldroom’s new single. Released on Friday (still hate Friday release dates, make no sense to anyone but the American music industry…) the track is called Waiting To Ignite and we co-written by American singer/songwriter Tinashe. As is customary, Josh as enlisted an up-and-coming vocal star for warbling duties, and this time it’s the turn of fellow LA resident Ren Farren to take a deep breath and step up to the mic.

Possibly the most Pop-House tune Goldroom has ever done, Waiting To Ignite might offer Goldroom his biggest commercial hit to-date. Jubilant, and incredibly optimistic, Waiting To Ignite spins all around it’s easy piano hook and raucous digital Disco bassline. The first Goldroom track that truly strays away from the nostalgia heavy beach Disco track we are used to and embraces glitzy, mirror-balled dancefloors. Ren’s vocals are just the right kind of engaging, really working the songs idealism while riding over Josh’s slick and easy going Disco-House soundtrack.

♫ Goldroom (Feat. Ren Farren) – Waiting To Ignite

Goldroom’s Waiting To Ignite is out now.

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[Audio] Little Boots’ ‘Better In The Morning’

 

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In a post-Business Pleasure world we are eagerly awaiting the release of the queen of ElectroPop, Little Boots,’s third album. It’s titled Working Girl and set to be released in July, and in advance of that, we can have our first taste in the form of the pre-release single which was unleashed this week. The single is called Better In The Morning, a track that she’s been teasing for the past few days and is now available for your listening pleasure in all it’s glory.

Better In The Morning is a continuation of the evolution of Little Boots sound. As hinted at on the Business Pleasure EP, the new material seems to be less Deep House influenced and taking a Alt-Pop slant. It’s got itself a quirky DiscoPop groove, which more of a Raw feel that her very early DiscoPop track. This feels like the DIY Pop we’ve always though of her as. It’s Pop with no rules. Woody bassline and a solid beat propel the track, which is leaden with robotic sound effects and synth scratches while Boot’s enigmatic nursery rhyme vocals feel pleasingly biting and tongue-in-cheek. It’s a track that you just have to bob your head to, there’s no preventing that. We’re dead excited for the album.

♫ Little Boots – Better In The Morning

Little Boots’ Working Girl is released 10th July.

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[Audio] Aeroplane’s ‘Let’s Get Slow’

 

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Let’s Go Slow is the new single from French Nu-Disco legends Aeroplane and the voice of Stardust’s 1988 French Touch blueprint Music Sound Better With You, Benjamin Diamond. Despite a constant stream of top notch reMixes, new original tunes from Vito De Luca are few and far between these days so the news of a string of singles to be released this year is good news indeed. This one, released later this month, kicks off the party. Check it out.

So, Let’s Go Slow is one of the most playful tunes Vito has produce to date, one of the Poppiest too. Loaded with the trappings of his career in French Disco, the track also makes nods toward American dance Pop and late 80 chart hits with bubbly synth and big stabbing keys over a jubilant rhythm section. Diamond delivers a catchy refrain to give the track a theme, but the stars hear are Vito’s razor sharp riffs. Also, it’s sounds kinda’ like Lightwaves reMix of She’s The Queen’s Talk To Me, which is cool. Just sayin’.

♫ Aeroplane (Feat. Benjamin Diamond) – Let’s Get Slow

Aeroplane’s Let’s Get Slow is released 20th April.

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[Download] Gypsy And The Cat’s ‘Lost Control’

 

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We weren’t sure that Melbourne based Indie-ElectroPop trio Gypsy And The Cat were still active, but this week they dropped a surprise new single that proves unequivocally that they certainly still are. The band first came to our attention back in 2010 with one of the high points of that summer being their single Jona Vark. This new tune, Lost Control is a departure from that summery Indie-Electro sound. Check out what they’ve been up to.

This time around Gypsy And The Cat are all about the exuberant Electro-House. Kicking off like an early Justice record, these guys rock the growling synths and Disco grooves setup so prevalent in France’s early 2000’s output. The put their own mark on the sound, though, with their own Indie-Electro sound, particularly in the vocal arena. It’s a totally unexpected release for a variety of reasons and definitely have us interested to hear more from this iteration of Gypsy And The Cat.

Gypsy And The Cat – Lost Control

Gypsy And The Cat’s Lost Control is released

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[Audio] Psychemagik reMixes Public Service Broadcasting’s ‘Gagarin’

 

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We got to catch London based Krautrock/Synth/Coldwave/something outfit Public Service Broadcasting live at Bestival last year and they fast became one of the weekends highlights. While on record they aren’t quite out thing, live they are utterly fantastic. The duo have a new album, The Race For Space out soon and the records lead single, Gagarin, as been given a storming reMix by Disco don come Housemeister Psychemagik.

the original track is an almost Jazzy live performance, loaded with guitars and brass, but Psychemagik takes all those elements and gives them a machine makeover. The bassline, a loose if hypnotic affair on the original, becomes a hard hitting and compelling robots march on this mix aimed squarely at the dancefloor. Retaining PSB’s newsreel feel and the tune’s soul, Psychemagik flips it into an electronic, almost EBM at times, floorfiller.

♫ Public Service Broadcasting – Gagarin (Psychemagik reMix)

Public Service Broadcasting’s The Race For Space is released 23rd February.

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[Download] Classixx reMix Janet Jackson’s ‘The Pleasure Principle’

 

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The kings of Californian poolside jams, Classixx, have just dropped a brand new reMix, and this one’s a killer. Taking on Janet Jackson’s 1986 single The Pleasure Principle. The track falls somewhere between reMix and Edit as the duo take Shep Pettibone’s mix of The Pleasure Principle (A Cappella) and have their smooth way with it. Sit back in the sun and absorb the results.

Taking all the best bits of the original and sprinkling them with their own brand of chilled Disco, Classixx drop a lazy summertime jam . Bringing the already groove laden tune to a place of contemporary Synth Funk. Whist the track is strewn with retro references, particularly in the buoyant bassline and twisting synth leads, the track sounds bang-up-to-date. Jam, Lewis, Johnson and Moir would be proud. Vibe to this!

Janet Jackson – The Pleasure Principle (Classixx Recovery Mix)

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