[Audio] Tensnake’s ‘The Walk’

 

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We’re massive fans of both German retro House overlord Tensnake and his record label True Romance. Shocking revelation; we know! We eagerly look forward to releases from both, and when they are together it’s something switch on your ‘email me when it’s released’ notification on Juno for so you can get that vinyl ASAP. The new release will be Keep On Talking, which we have already been grooving to for a bit; back with this new tune, premièred at Mixmag, titled The Walk.

The Walk rumbles along on a propulsive bassline after the introduction of meticulously synthesized drums and Balearic percussion. This one is a pure joyous House tune, with no pretentions other that making the crowd loose themselves on the dancefloor. Snappy snares and irresistible retro-hooks offer up a megaton slab of classic House with a pitch perfect build. Timeless and unshakably funky; The Walk feels like a solid, workhorse, crate filler.

♫ Tensnake – The Walk

Tensnake’s Keep On Talking is released 8th June.

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[Mixtape] Edwin Van Cleef’s ‘Chroma II’

 

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Edwin Van Cleef – Chroma II = The next instalment of Edwin Van Cleef’s Chroma Mix series is here. Chroma II is an hour of upfront and underground tuneful House to brighten up your week.

Edwin Van Cleef – Chroma II

The tracklist:
01. Dave DK – Nueva Cancion
02. Tim Penner & Amber Long – Everything to Everyone (Kosmas Epsilon reMix)
03. Dosem – Beyond Standards
04. Journeyman – Crash Reel
05. Pete Oak & Notize – Merula (Martin Roth reMix)
06. Deep Fog & Cream – Kiki
07. Robert Babicz – Sea of Colors (Jamie Stevens reMix)
08. Andre Sobota – Signal (Tim Penner reMix)
09. Verve & Sekuential – Into the Distance (Andre Subota Dub Mix)
10. Christian Smith – Motor (Dave Angel Rework)
11. Ian O’Donovan – Crimson Flare
12. Pax – Longshot (Andre Sobota reMix)

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[Audio] Auxiliary Tha Masterfader’s ‘Feel About U’

 

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It’s been a while since we’ve had a new original tune from Dutch Disco wizard Auxiliary Tha Masterfader, a string of awesome reMixes recently, sure, but originals? It’s been a while. Now the man has hooked up with Mason’s record label, Animal Language, to release his storming new single. It’s called Feel About U, and it’s out this week. Hold tight for the bouncy synth groove.

Aux wastes no time  hitting us up with a powerfully infectious walking bassline. Simple and effective, the bass worms it’s way into your head, setting up residence while Feel About U unleashes some massive, soulful vocal samples and lush vintage synths. Aux switches up between thick retro chords and tight leads, creating a multi-layers nostalgia fest. There’s nothing frantic about this one, a mid-tempo, laid-back, Disco burner perfect for chilling to on hot summer evenings.

♫ Auxiliary Tha Masterfader – Feel About U (Original Mix)

Auxiliary Tha Masterfader’s Feel About U is out now.

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[Audio] Nude Disco & Foreign Boy’s ‘S E X E’

 

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Nude Disco and Foreign Boy are at it again. The Nude Disco Records staples have collaborated on yet another track, this one our first hint of what to expect from Foreign Boy’s début full length album; coming later this year in the Autumn. When these two get together synth Disco amazingness generally happens; so get you dancing shoes on for S E X E.

Sitting at the nexus point between Boogie and House, S E X E comes laden with an absolutely pounding synth bassline. This heavy and infections bass is accompanied by a warehouse beat and Foreign Boy’s vocal drifting across the mix. Honestly, you won’t be able to get enough of that bassline. This bodes well for FB’s premiere release, let’s hope we can expect more of thins Vintage, jackin’ SynthPop groove.

♫ Nude Disco & Foreign Boy – S E X E

Foreign Boy’s début album is set for release later this year.

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[Mixtape] Sunrise HWY’s ‘True Romance #4′ mixtape

 

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Sunrise HWY – True Romance #4 = Just in time for the release of their new reMix EP, New York Disco outfit Sunrise HWY step up for mixing duties on the latest True Romance mixtape. Wrap your ears around an hour of Boogie laden Disco sounds.

♫ Sunrise HWY – True Romance #4

The tracklist:
01. Sunrise HWY (Sunrise Highway) – Compass Point
02. Sunrise HWY – Compass Point (Tuff City Kids reMix)
03. Double Knots – Double Vision (Toby Tobias reMix)
04. A Vision Of Panorama – Time Capsule
05. Psychemagik – Rendezvous Edit
06. Brothers Johnson – You Keep Me Coming Back
07. Anita Baker – Caught Up In The Rapture (Pixelated Edit)
08. Jeep – Pager
09. Jesse – Easy Steppin’
10. Jagwar Ma – Exercise (Time And Space Machine reMix)
11. Paqua – Late Train (Idjut Boys Dub)
12. Lexx – Serenity
13. Gwen Guthrie – Getting Hot
14. Congo Radio – TimeKeeper
15. Galaxians – Visual
16. XL Middleton – Sunset On Sunset
17. Soft Touch – Swim In The Night (Chrome Canyon reMix)
18. King Mono (Feat. Jesse Boykins III) – Pet Peeves (Sunrise HWY reMix)
19. Third World – One More Time

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[Audio] Tensnake’s ‘Keep On Talking’

 

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After a couple of years of releasing rock solid tracks and reMixes, last year German retro-House producer Marco Niemerski A.K.A. Tensnake dropped his début album, Glow, which, for our money, is easily one of the finest releases of the decade; narrowly coming runner up in our favourite albums of 2014 (had the number one album not existed Glow would have had no competition for the top spot). We weren’t expecting follow up material so soon, but this week the man announced his new single, a double A-side consisting of Keep On Talking and The Walk to be released in June on how own label (and one of our favourite vinyl leaning labels right now) True Romance. Give Keep On Talking a listen.

Led by a woozy electric organ riff, Keep On Talking lays on the Boogie thick with a rubbery synth bassline boinging (yup, ‘boinging’) up and down through reigning in the extravagant lead hook. A buoyant summery House tune, Tensnake works his usual skills in effortlessly blending a retro vibe with upfront dance sounds. As with most of the man’s tunes, fun is that main factor here, it’s an exhilarating nostalgic floorfiller which works those Roland non-808/909 drum machines to their fullest. Dipping and building in just the right places, expect to hear Keep On Talking on a few floors this summer.

♫ Tensnake – Keep On Talking

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[Audio] Sunrise HWY’s ‘Sunrise Highway’ EP reMixed by Tiger & Woods and Tuff City Kids

 

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Tensnake’s vinyl leaning True Romance is one of our favourite labels right now. We’re avid collectors of their 12”s, each one an analog Disco Boogie gem. One such gem was the laid back retro Disco sounds of New York trio Tim Wagner, Nick Chacona and Amy Douglas, A.K.A. Sunrise Highway,’s self-titled début EP, fist seen in May last year. Now calling themselves Sunrise HWY (presumably for legal reasons) they are revisiting the slick release with an accompanying reMix package that sees Tiger & Woods and Tuff City Kids take on some of the EP’s sweetest tunes.

We weren’t able to pick our favourite of the reMixes, so here’s three for you to wrap your listening gear around. the formidable Larry Tiger & David Woods work their analog Disco magic on Some Kinda’ Fool, sounding not unlike a track from Tensnake’s own Glow, the track liberally spreads a pumping synth bassline over cowbell led Disco beats and heavily filtered snatches of the original’s groove. Germany’s Tuff City Kids choose to tackle two of the EP’s tunes; their version of Never Enough is an 808 heavy slice of synthetic House that pairs robotic Electro sounds with spine tingling piano House that works perfectly with Amy’s big diva vocals. Compass Point emerges from Tuff City Kids grasp with a Euro Disco feel, loaded with warm machine beats and spacey keys to compliment the track wicked Disco lick. The whole release is a joyous excursion into synthesizer Disco, B-Boy beats, summertime vibes and pure Boogie brilliance. We can’t wait to get our hands on the black plastic.

♫ Sunrise HWY – Some Kinda’ Fool (Tiger & Woods reMix)

♫ Sunrise HWY – Never Enough (Tuff City Kids reMix)

♫ Sunrise HWY – Compass Point (Tuff City Kids Nassau Mix)

Sunrise HWY’s Sunrise Highway reMixes drops 20th April on 12” and Digital via True Romance.

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[Audio] Ronika’s ‘Step To My Beat’

 

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Here’s a new Ronika song…    At this point in our website life we could probably just leave things there, but we won’t, ‘cos then we’d just be like every shitty ‘music blog’ that posts track with neither comment or commentary that we hate. Hell, we’ve always had a sneaking suspension that no-one read this waffle anyway. But we are a website that remains arrogantly narcissistic enough to believe our words are important. Also we are a website that is constantly walking the line between integrity and just becoming a Ronika fan blog. The end result being that you’re going to sit there, shut up, and read what we have to say about this fantastic new tune from Nottingham’s finest. This is Step To My Beat.

If you ever needed a Friday post work pick-me-up to get you energised for the weekend then this is it. We start off incredibly tight with a classic Electronic Soul groove; punchy drums, robust synth bass and wicked little rooftop licks drifting across the track’s skyline. Ronika eases us into the groove before unleashing the chorus’ secret weapon; big Miami percussion and Sound Machine-y stabs explode from the speakers in a flurry of exuberant nostalgic dancefloor goodness while Ron invites us to dance. Extended mix anyone?

♫ Ronika – Step To My Beat

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[Video] Ronika’s ‘Marathon’ (+ The Penelopes reMix)

 

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We’re being treated to so much new Ronika these days. Here most recent shimmering offering Marathon is out this week, backed with a reMix from The Penelopes and B-sided with World Is Turning. Which is all amazing. But wait; there’s more! Here’s one of Ronika’s inspired DIY videos.

Directed by Al Mackay, the clip is almost note perfect for indecipherable late 70s/early 80s European TV as Ron guests on a Mediterranean chatshow. Not sure they get it.

Speaking of The Penelope’s reMix. Wrap your lug-holes around this one. The London based Frenchmen lay down the Synth Disco thick with pounding beats and heavy Electro bass amidst Ronika’s cheeky Boogie.

♫ Ronika – Marathon (The Penelopes reMix)

Ronika’s Marathon is released 1st December via Record Shop.

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[Audio] Ronika’s ‘Marathon’

 

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We were a little light on the posts toward the end of last week ‘cos of illness. Chronic man-flu if you must know (yes, it’s a thing). But as we all know there’s nothing better as a pick me up than a new song from Nottingham’s finest; Ronika. Obviously named for the original version of Snickers, Marathon is the lead track of her forthcoming new EP which, frankly, we weren’t expecting so soon after Selectadisc. Then again, Ron’s a bit of a workaholic so it’s not that surprising.

Marathon is a little glossier than Ron’s previous offering. But glossy in a 70s sheen-y way, rather than a contemporary Pop way. It’s got that movie Disco vibe, recalling the height of the genre’s popularity, though injected with a little bit of an 80s Boogie undercurrent in the squelchy synths. A laid back three and a half minutes of smoothness, Marathon is the kind of tune that can inject a little warmth into these cold Autumn days. Bring on the EP (just in time for X-mas!)

♫ Ronika – Marathon

Ronika’s Marathon is released 1st December via Record Shop.

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