We finally got to see London Nu-DiscoPop duo Cassette Club live a month or so ago, and we weren’t disappointed (that’s the blog ‘we’, I actually mean ‘I’; no idea why I keep doing this!); right in the middle of summer they busted out a cool set of chill and soulful Dreamwavey tunes that washed over the crowd like a cool breeze. Tom and Ben have decided to unleash another set of unreleased demos, to follow theirUnreleased EP of 2012.
Unreleased 2 contains three instrumental demos and this shiny vocal track, Toy. Toy is a lush slice of retro Pop with a slick Disco twist. With a popping bassline that anyone on TOTP in the mid 80s would be proud of Cassette Club get their Italo on. As Tom belts out an impassioned vocal, Ben’s smooth groove soon sweeps into and airy Disco vibe. The whole EP is free to download, then link is below the track. Enjoy.
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.
With the recent flow of awesome tracks from Ben Macklin, it’s not hard to forget that the man’s day job is being one half of amazing Nu-DiscoPop duo Cassette Club. The guys returned this weekend with what feels like their first new tune in ages. But fear not, it was well worth the wait. Hold tight for a huge soulful summer jam.
There’s a reMix package coming soon via Modal, but for now grab the limited free download of this massive tune. Fromm the moment the big fat synth bass on Collide makes it presence felt the track is hard to ignore. We defy anyone not to be compelled to move to this one. A slinky, easy groove loaded with big whooshing pads and filtered keys pair with a cheeky Disco lick to lay the groundwork for a smooth and soulful vocal. One for late night dancefloors.
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)
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.
London ElectroPop duo Cassette Club are back next month with a brand new single of soulful Disco electronics. Fire is released in September, but ahead of the release they had made this remix of the track from recent Mullet Records signings Fishing Vest available though their Bandcamp page, just in time for another heatwave.
Fishing Vest get their Tropical groove on with this mix up between LA beach Disco and twisted synth Funk. That’s the prefect accompaniment for Cassette Club’s impassioned croon. With a nice Housey piano hook bouncing along over the Island purcussion and thick Moogy bass, this reMix serves up everything you’d want in a chilled summery floorfiller. We can’t wait to hear the rest of the EP.
So, we’ve been a little weary of posting any of the myriad reMixes of tracks from Daft Punk’s awesome new album Random Access Memories. There’s a squillion of them out there, every producer and his dog wants in on the action, to ride the tailcoats of hype, and they run the gauntlet from ‘better than the original’ to ‘OGM just stop trying to be a musician right now’. ‘Cos there’s so many posting about them would be like opening floodgates we really haven’t got time for.
RememberCassette Kids’ Spin? Australian Indie-ElectroPoppers Cassette Kids were the talk of the town as we entered our second year in existence and Spin, their fifth single rocked 2010. You’ll see in our original piece on the track that we mention a reMix from London’s DiscoPop kings Cassette Club, but the single, when released came with just the Russ Chimes mix. The Cassette Club mix never surfaced. Until now.
Ban and Tom have reached into the vault and pulled out this storming tune that makes us nostalgic for the summer of ‘10 (if it’s actually possible to be nostalgic for three years ago?). This is classic Cassette Club, literally and contains all the sounds that were rocking us back then, and, to be honest, haven’t stopped rocking us. A bouncy ElectroPop/Disco crossover bassline, big lush synths, summery sweeps and that kind of feel-good shoulder-shaking groove that sums up the late 2000’s. Good times, we’re so grateful the guys decided to unleash this gem.