Here’s the video fro New Jersey based SynthPopper Teeel’s Disk Go, taken from his brand new album Hydrostatic. A track, which like most of the record, is a squelchy New Wave-fest, loaded with nostalgia.
Adam Murphy directs the VHS tinged clip which runs a nice line in vintage video effects.
Teeel’s Hydrostatic is out now.
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Turkish Duo Paradisko, who you may remember from their storming début, Chewing Gum, have just turned in a fantastic new reMix to lift your mid-week. Taking on 9PM, from Indie-Electro outfit Portecho, a duo whos membership spans Istanbul and New York; the track gets it;s official release this week. Check it out.
Easing you into the tune gently, Paradisko use the originals moody vocal perfectly as they build up the atmosphere in their reMix before launching into an analog Disco Italofest. Squealing synths and stripped down beats permeate this tune, lightly sprinkled with stabbing piano and gentle bass. There’s a hint of early 90s dance in the mix, but a big chunk of this tune’s DNA is owed to Mediterranean clubs in the mid-80s. An awesome nostalgia fest.
♫ Portecho – 9PM (Paradisko reMix)
Portecho’s 9PM (Paradisko reMix) is out now.
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Here we have the new outing from Cassette Club’s Ben Macklin; get your shorts on, ‘cos this one is ultra-Tropical. Teaming up once again with frequent collaborator Emma Brammer Ben is serving up some of the dreamiest Disco sounds around to ease you out of the summer gently. Dare is released this week and comes correct with a couple of reMixes from fellow Londoner Luxar.
So recline on your pool lounger, flip the shades down, take a sip on that cocktail and slide into the smooth bassline and swelling vocals of Dare. A steady Nu-Disco tune with a little undercurrent of House and a Balearic vibe, Macklin deliverers it all with this one. Island chimes subtly blending into a hazy piano hook set the tone for the track, mixing Chicago with LA and laying the groundwork for Brammer’s smokey vocal to swirl around the track. The summer ends here, but that doesn’t mean we have to stop dancing.
♫ Ben Macklin (Feat. Emma Brammer) – Dare
Ben Macklin’s Dare is out now
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It seems like ElectroPop heroes Lovestarrs have well and truly shaken off the manacles of The Good Natured as Sarah and crew joyously revel in their new found freedom. After the monster rabble rousing début (comeback?) single Get Your Sexy On, team Lovestarrs have been drip feeding us a string of funky and uplifting tracks from their forthcoming new EP, Supernova. Well, premièring right here is the final drip ahead of Supernova’s release. This is 80’s Love Song.
With a surprising amount of retro Boogie in it’s DNA, 80’s Love Song is an exuberant and energetic hot-summer-nights anthem. It’s sassier and slinkier than anything we’ve heard from Lovestarrs (or The Good Natured) to date; rolling on a buoyant Disco groove, leaden with irresistible bass, the tune could have quite easily made for the latest vintage-tinged floorfiller. Not content with filling dancefloors alone though, Sarah adds a smooth, shimmering, and gloriously British Pop sheen with her urban dreamtime narrative, delivered with an infectious optimism. An interesting take on how DiscoPop should sound, a low down groove paired with Indie sensibilities. After a few summers full of LA-esque Indie-DiscoPop tunes, it’s refreshing to get down to a retro summertime vibe that sounds undeniably from the UK. Supernova is looking like the shake-up British SynthPop needs.
♫ Lovestarrs – 80’s Love Song
Lovestarrs’ ‘Supernova’ EP is released tomorrow.
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Australian Indie-ElectroPoppers Miami Horror are on the road to releasing their sophomore album later this year; ahead of which they have unleashed the single Wild Motion (Set It Free). The original leans slightly toward the jangle Indie guitar side of things, but Chicago finest purveyor of the city’s House sound, Rogue Vogue, is here to bring the track kicking and screaming back to the dancefloor with this infectious reMix.
Sitting alongside a version from RAC’s Pete Herbert on the official release this reMix is surely the releases highlight and available here to download. Cranking his retro House sound up to 11, Rogue Vogue heaps on the shuffling 909 hats and a deep Organ hook the worms it;s way into your brain. Pushing the anthemic vocals to the fore, Rogue Vogue conjures up a track that is both hardcore floorfilling material and a song that retains it;s Pop sensibilities. We can’t ask for more than that can we?
♫ Miami Horror – Wild Motion (Set It Free) (Rogue Vogue reMix)
Miami Horror’s Wild Motion (Set It Free) is out now.
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Last year; Crystal World, the début album from Ladytron’s Helen Marnie turned out to be one of our favourite records of the year. It’s an LP that still gets a fair amount of play around these parts, so we never expected to get our first taste of Marnie’s album number two so soon, but here is Wolves, the first single from her sophomore release; due out next year.
Instantly more uplifting and optimistic that the content of Crystal World; Wolves, a track inspired in part but the forthcoming referendum on Scottish independence, is loaded with swelling chords and rousing choruses. Easing itself in with a growling, buzzing synth line, the track soon erupts into a rapturous choir of majestic synths and anthemic vocals. Marnie’s follow up album could turn out to be an entirely different beast.
♫ Marnie – Wolves
Marnie’s Wolves is out now.
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Techniques – Mixtape Sept 14 = In the lead up to their new EP release, Sometime Kitsuné artists, Preston ElectroPoppers Techniques had dropped this storming mixtape, loaded with deep, synthetic sounds.
♫ Techniques – Mixtape Sept 14
01. Techniques Vs. Lake People – I’ve Got The Time & Night Drive
02. Kim Ann Foxman – Be Mine (Techniques reMix)
03. El Mundo – Summer Like Winter
04. Jad & The Ladyboy – Only 1
05. Lee Curtiss – Drinks Tickets
06. Youandewan – Alright Son
07. Spleen United – Suburbia (The Juan MacLean reMix)
08. Techniques – 101010
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Aussie Disco/House masters Flight Facilities recently announced the release of their forthcoming début full length record. Titled Down To Earth, the album is set for release next month; ahead of which they have released this epic deep groover of a single, Two Bodies. Featuring the vocal talents of Emma Louise, the track is a warm and mellow vocal House burner, check out the new video.
The clip was directed by Lorin Askill, and kinda’ does what it says on the tin. As minimal as it comes.
Flight Facilities’ Down To Earth is released 254th October.
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Costal is the latest slice of sweet, laid back, Tropical Disco Chillwave bliss from the wonderful Mr. Box Of Wolves. It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, Box Of Wolves hazy dance sounds always take you away to a warmer climate and better times. Check out his new symphony of nostalgia and groove; and prepare to let the sunshine into your life.
Riding in a hazy organ hook, Costal rolls together elements of House, SynthWave, Chillwave and Nu-Disco into one warm and relaxing four minute jam. Layered with intricate purcussion and waves of smokey pads, the track take you on a smooth voyage where you can forget your troubles. Sometimes we thing Tropical is the sound of the summer, but sometimes it occurs to us that Tropical should be the sound of the winter, when you really need warming up, so we’re glad Box Of Wolves brought us Coastal when he did.
♫ Box Of Wolves – Coastal
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And so it comes around once again. Time for us to go off on our holidays. And for us that usually means heading to the Isle Of Wight for fun in the sun at Bestival.
Spare a thought for us, as we are going mental in a field, for how much we’d love to be back at the computer writing about music instead of having all this fun; but we’ll be off for a week or so (that ‘so’ depending on how long it take us to recover).
If you’re a bit bored you can catch up with all our good times on Twitter and Instagram.
See you in a bit! Take it easy.