It’s been a while we’ve been waiting for the next track from the coalition of Matts Du Tonc. International jet-setters MiGHty mOUse and Matt Van Schie have chosen to kick off this year with a track that they’ve been kicking around for a while, honing it to perfection. Every Song is the first track from the Indie-Disco duo to be picked up by Eskimo Recordings; we can see that partnership between the acclaimed label and these guys being a long and fruitful one.
Breezy Island vibes kick off Every Song; which is possibly the most 80s track from Du Tonc to date. A Disco New Wave oddessy with a swirling mixture of rolling bass and gently stabbing synths liberally peppered with Island guitar that gives off a Tropical early-80s Blondie vibe. This all makes of a blissful soundtrack for Matt (the Van She one) to deliver a summery croon that exudes an effortless cool. January feels like July with Every Song dripping out of the speakers.
The next release due on Yuksek’s label Partyfine comes from Parisian DJ/producer duo Get A Room!. Aurelien Haas and Jeff Lasson have name a bit of a name for themselves in recent months with reMixes for the likes of YACHT and Breakbot going down a treat and serving up the smooth Leave This Town on last year’s Partyfine Vol. 1 compilation. Now set to drop their début EP, titled Inbetween, next month Get A Room! have let loose the lead track from the release Agony & Pain. Analog goodness incoming!
Agony & Pain a mighty head on collision between Italo and modern Bass House. With a monstrous synth bassline that would have rocked Mediterranean dancefloors in the 80s, turned all the way up to 11, stuffed into a festival club track that Disclosure would be proud of. This meeting of contemporary club juggernaut and retro Italo-Disco groover is utterly compelling, introducing something new into the genre, and is handles with near flawless production. Sounding both vintage in it’s use of analog synth sounds, and absolutely fresh in it’s rich and full sound. This one’s gonna’ tear up certain dancefloors.
So, we weren’t particularly enamoured with Italo Disco legend Giorgio Moroder’s ‘comeback’ single, 74 Is The New 24, it seemed to us to be a bit pedestrian. Modern dance music made by someone who had just discovered it, all over compressed kicks and stuff. That said, we were still eager to hear his new album, hoping some of it channels the shiny analog Disco we love Moroder for, and particularly the collaborations with Charli XCX and Kylie Minogue. Well look what happened over the weekend, the Kylie track leaked, and it’s amazing.
Right Here, Right Now is shimmering synthetic DiscoPop created by the original innovator. It seems some of Moroder’s time with Daft Punk rubbed off on him as the track occasionally shows hints of Random Access Memories, but with more of an electronic Pop sheen. This is big vintage Disco with contemporary Pop production, utterly infectious. Kylie sounds as sweet as ever as the track strikes exactly the balance of new and old we were anticipating from the album. Right Here, Right Now makes up for Moroder’s last couple of single attempts a hundred times and with a video rumoured to have been shot it looks likely this will be a single.
♫ Giorgio Moroder (Feat. Kylie Minogue) – Right Here, Right Now
Giorgio Moroder’s 74 Is The New 24 album is out soon.
Vancouver’s most prolific (and consistently brilliant) Disco/House producer Pat Lok is about to drop another new release, the man just keeps them coming. He’s kicking off 2015 in big style with his new single, All In My Head. For this one he’s brought on-board fellow Canadian Desirée Dawson to lay down some soulful vocals over a glorious Warehouse backing, Check it out.
Lok pulls out all the stops for his new one. Throwing a touch of Disco and a hint of Garage into a vintage 90s House mix he serves up a single that is rich and inventive whilst delivering all the classic House moments. The punchy bass/organ/electric piano combo cascades out of the speakers and is truly unstoppable, compelling you to move. Desirée’s vocals are pitch perfect, effortlessly sounding contemporary whist channelling House divas of the past and are totally in tune with Pat’s energetic, involving House tune. A real dancefloor destroyer, the reMix package is due out soon featuring work from the one and only Cyclist, Aussies Gold Fields, South London duo Howson’s Groove, and SYRE
♫ Pat Lok (Feat. Desirée Dawson) – All In My Head
Pat Lok’s All In My Head is released 9th February.
So we made a decision not to cover tunes that were released while we were on holiday. There was as surprising heap of awesome tunes in the past few weeks and we just haven;t got the time to write about all of them, but this little gem unleashed just before X-Mas as a freebie, and soon to be getting a full reMix package released via d:vision Records, is too good to pass over. It’s dancefloor legends Dirty Vegas thank you to their fans for the support in 2014 in the form of a cover of Duran Duran’s monster 1982 hit Save A Prayer.
Paul and Steve have injected the tune with their instantly recognisable brand of soulful House vibes and Balearic groove; which goes surprisingly well with the song. In a way, Rio era Duran Duran was the original Tropical Dance Pop so it’s no surprise that this translates so well to a summertime floorfiller. The original’s riff have been morphed into a hands-in-the-air chord progression but the enigmatic island atmosphere remains. A beautiful coming together of new and old.
The Penelopes – The Penelopes’ Charts January 2014 = The Parisian twosome continue to deliver a monthly serving of the best ElectroPop, Nu-Disco and House sounds around with their January charts. There’s some awesome stuff up in here!
The tracklist: 01. Final DJs – Rough Boy 02. MisterWives – Reflections (Gryffin reMix) 03. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – In The Heat Of The Moment (Andrew Weatherall reMix) 04. Lana Del Rey – Brooklyn Baby (Yuksek reMix) 05. Rae Morris – Under The Shadows (Radio Edit) 06. Danglo – Swept Away 07. Acrobat – Invicible (Marcus Harris reMix) 08. Just Kiddin’ – Thinkin’ About It (Fabich & Ferdinand Weber reMix) 09. Moonbootica – Superdrive (Less Hate reMix) 10. Drop Out Orchestra & Barnaby Bruce – Gecko (Achilles & One reMix) 11. Röyksopp - Sordid Affair (Watermat reMix) 12. Roisto – I’m Who You Need (TJH87 reMix) 13. Oh Land – Head Up High (Penguin Prison reMix) 14. YesYou (Feat. Noah Slee & Castle Rays) – Waste Away 15. Years & Years – Take Shelter (STAL reMix)
Here we go with the latest release from the non-stop juggernaut that is Brixton’s Nude Disco label. This one comes from Italian House producer Mister Salo who was snapped up by the London crew just two days after sending them his demo. Hailing from Torino, Mister Salo A.K.A. Salonia Gianluca has had a sting of low-key releases over the past couple of years; maybe this new one, Disco Mamba, will be his breakthrough.
Disco Mamba is an extremely fun concoction; a melting pot of Latin flavours and vintage Disco stylings and a classic early 90s House groove. Add in some Italo keys and you’ve got yourself a no-nonsense crowd pleaser. OK, so it’s not going to be winning any awards for intelligence or innovation anytime soon, but it’s guaranteed to keep the floor moving.
Bristol Bass merchants GotSome are about to hammer home their new single, the follow up to last year’s clubland destroying Bassline. This new tune sees the duo teaming up with notorious festival hater and humourless narcissist Wiley to produce an absolutely massive slice a speaker shaking that is likely to see them have their first (and much deserved) cross-over hit. This is Vibe Out.
This one is heavy, so make sure you system is turned right up. Robotic beats and razor sharp bass dominate the tune that mixes a little Dancehall and a little Grime into a terminator style Bass House juggernaut. GotSome live up to their manifesto, this one is all about the bassline The duo tease you for over a minute before unleashing, layered with buzzing synths and rumbling subs, the big bass that powers the festival dancefloor powerhouse that is Vibe Out.
Leo Kalyan – Stranger Mixtape = Leo shows off his skills with this mixtape taste of what is to come from the man,. With some songs we know, and some brand new tunes, this is half an hour of tracks that give us high hopes for Kalyan’s career.
♫ Leo Kalyan – Stranger Mixtape
The tracklist: 01. Leo Kalyan – Stranger (Written & Produced By Leo Kalyan & Shift K3y) 02. Leo Kalyan – Whenever I’m Down 03. Leo Kalyan – Going Goa 04. Leo Kalyan – Love Like Thissss 05. Leo Kalyan – Full Circle (Co-Produced By Grades) 06. Leo Kalyan – Tragic Kingdom 07. Leo Kalyan – YoYo!