Oh hello. It’s the new solo tune from Cassette Club’s Ben Macklin. Mere weeks after his last single, It’sOver was released the man is back to treat us to five minutes of blissful chilled House to sort out the weekend. If, of course, your weekend starts tomorrow; which ours does this week! Haha, in your face everyone who’s weekend doesn’t start tomorrow this week!
A smooth-as-hell mixture of House beats and dreamy-Dreamwave tones, Let You Down is ‘summer jam’ exemplified. Picking up a Tropical vibe along the way, Let You Down lays it’s beats thick but it’s synths airy , crating a groove you can dance to but is a little something for the mind too. Add a sprinkling of nostalgia (there’s a slight Jan Hammer thing going on here), and you’ve got a tune that’s prefect for chilling by the pool, at the weekend, which (as previously mentioned) starts tomorrow for us (ahahahahaha).
Cassette Club’s Mr. Macklin revels in Jane’s sweet vocal and goes full shimmering nostalgia. Layered with bouncy bass and twinkling keys, Ben’s reMix takes you on a dreamlike journey on the dancefloor, surrounded by punchy synths airy pads that lift the track up to the stars. Pure retro synth Disco bliss. Young Swedish producer Tobtok’s take on the leans more toward the funky side of things. With cheeky Disco licks and Tropical percussion, Tobtok whips up a cosmic beach party groove that’ll have you reaching for a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster. Some prefect soundtracks to your summer right here.
♫ Kill Me Softly (Feat. Jane Elizabeth Hanley) – Catch (Ben Macklin reMix)
♫ Kill Me Softly (Feat. Jane Elizabeth Hanley) – Catch (Tobtok reMix)
Out today is the new single from Mr. Ben Macklin. Hot on the heels of his other outfit Cassette Club’s new tune, Collide, comes It’s Over. This new tune shows of Macklin’s smoother, more soulful side. Helped out in no small measure by the silky the vocals of Emma Brammer,
There’s something about It’s Over that reminds us of the classic Dance tracks of our youth. The smokey UK Soul vocals have a particularly very-early 90s vibe to them and Macklin’s piano led Nu-Disco certainly has a nostalgic flow that sweeps you away with it. Perfect lazy sunshine listening. Tommy ‘86 (yup, Tommy has assed an ‘’86’ to his moniker) amps up his cinematic Italo in a reMix that at first glance seems like a strange match, but soon warms you up with a lush 80s groove that finds it’s place with Brammer’s voice. A couple of classy tunes from these guys, and a great start tot he week.
♫ Ben Macklin (Feat. Emma Brammer) – It’s Over
♫ Ben Macklin (Feat. Emma Brammer) – It’s Over (Tommy ‘86 reMix)
Ben Macklin’s It’s Over is out now, exclusively at Beatport.
Ben Macklin – Spring Breaks Mixtape 3 = Kick-start your weekend with this storming collection of tunes from Mr. Ben Macklin. A selection of current monster tunes and some surprised thrown in, you can;t go wrong with this lot.
The tracklist: 01. Darius – Omeo 02. Monte – You Should Know 03. Rotkraft – To Love You (Fishing Vest reMix) 04. Rise & Fool – Toy Boy (Le Crayon reMix) 05. Bon Iver – Towers (Oliver Nelson reMix) 06. Ben Macklin – Can We Talk (Fishing Vest reMix) 07. Jay West – Got Me Insane (Monte Instrumental Dub) 08. Chris Malinchak – Forever 09. Navigateur – Breathe (Luxar House Excursion) 10. Chela – Zero (Clancy reMix) 11. Max Lyazgin & Hot Sand – Nassau 12. Nude Disco – Neon Hearts (Just Another Discomendment) 13. The Paradise – In Love With you (Oh Yeah reMix) 14. Tonys Wayback Machine – In The Beginning (MiDiMAN reMix)
Make Me Feel is the new single from Cassette Clubber Ben Macklin. Released this week the single features the vocal stylings of Rowan Arnold and comes equipped with reMixes from Tronik Youth, Nude Disco & Culture Culture. On your first listen you’ll instantly realise why Ben is one of our favourite British producers working right now. Check it out.
Neatly blending Tropical vibes and a slick retro SynthPop flavour, Make Me Feel is a nice mid-paced jam that would sit equally at home on by the poolside or on Top Of The Pops in 1986. With elements of Synth Soul, particularly in the bassline and vocals and an uplifting Island Disco chorus, it’s a track that will force a smile onto your face. Nude Disco ups the tempo a tad whist keeping the retro groove, injecting punchy snyths and an array sweeping club hooks. Covering everything from Italo to Nu-Disco via ElectroPop, the single package is strong as hell, you should definitely investigate.
♫ Ben Macklin (Feat. Rowan Arnold) – Make Me Feel
♫ Ben Macklin (Feat. Rowan Arnold) – Make Me Feel (Nude Disco reMix)
Tronik Youth’s forthcoming new single, Pain Relief, is due to drop at the end of this month with a bunch of sweet reMixes from he likes of KiWi and Gameboyz. The pick of the pack, however, is easily this slick Disco reworking from sometime Cassette Cluber Ben Macklin. Get your shades on for this one.
Macklin’s version of Pain Relief certainly does what it says on the tin,. A soothing flow of warm synths and enveloping beats. A smooth Dreamwave feel and pumping beat combine into slo-mo dancefloor gold. A mirrorballed symphony of slick sounds, pads that wrap you in their cool and a laid back tide that whisks you along with it.
♫ Tronik Youth – Pain Relief (Ben Macklin reMix)
Tronik Youth’s Pain Relief is released 28th February/
One of our favourite British producers, Ben Macklin, has dropped a tasty treat just in time for X-Mas. Delivering the presents, Ben has made the track, Can We Talk?, which is taken from his forthcoming album, free to download until 25th December. Whether as part of Cassette Club or with his solo productions, Macklin always brings the warm grooves, whatever the weather.
Can We Talk? is a blistering slice of semi-Tropical Disco-y House. Filled to the rafters with chilled chords, Island melodies and a Funk that let’s you forget about your worries in life. A laid back jam fit for dancing the winter away, Can We Talk? gives the gift of rubbery bass and keys that fill you with a sense of nostalgia. This is music for the heart.
Ben Macklin – Mixtape Two = Here’s Cassette Club’s Ben Macklin’s second mixtape. A brisk thirty minutes of some of Ben’s favourite tracks around right now from the worlds of Nu-Disco, SynthWave, ElectroPop and House. Your Tuesday pick-me-up.
At a party in the depths of South London at the weekend, our friends over at Nude Disco (one of the capital’s grooviest clubnights) launched their and new record label. Now that’s definitely something you should be keeping en eye on, Vern and the guys have got stunning taste in music so you can definitely expect an interesting stable putting out nothing but quality releases.
The celebrate the beginning of big things, Nude Disco & Friends have put out a free compilation album and a gateway into their world. Amongst Nude Disco Selections Vol. 1 you’ll find ten tracks from the core Nude Disco crew, ranging from Nu-Disco to SynthWave to ElectroPop. Cassette Club’s Ben Macklin puts in a solo appearance with Saved, five minutes of dreamy poolside Italo funk, alongside London based French ElectroPop duo The Penelopes’ single, Now Now Now, here give the Nude Disco treatment in big summery piano House fashion. Much of the album is built up from Nude Disco himself, who opening track, Neon Hearts, is retro SynthPop excellence, unusually pure Pop from Nude Disco, but totally irresistible. Foreign Boy’s contribution to the album is a slick late 80s tinged DiscoPop tune that is a lot more polished than we’ve heard from him before, signalling big things from this guy. As far is opening manifesto’s go, this one a loaded with killer tracks, you’d be a fool not to grab yourself a copy.
Taken from his forthcoming EP for Modal Recordings, Make Me Feel is the new tune from Cassette Club’s Ben Macklin. Featuring Rowan Arnold from The Dukes on a vocal turn, Make Me Feel has seriously got us in the mood for the rest of the EP with it’s laid back Tropical take on Electro-Funk-Pop.
Loaded to bursting point with Boogie, Make Me Feel channels 80s electronic Soul as it builds it’s walking groove to toward a chorus the injects a little of the Balearic into the mix. A stuttering, bubbling, synth bassline give the tune it’s charm, coupled with a B-boy beat it gives the track a gruff, nostalgic, feel, before the Island Disco and Arnold’s smooth vocal take care of the tracks easy going poolside elements. Head nodding, pensive, stuff.