The king of the Sydney scene, Cassian, is back with a new release. The 8 Voices EP is out this week and we’ve already has a taste of what to expect from it. Our favourite track so far is the gloriously energetic and sun-kissed The Ninth. Pure summer dance grooves.
Leading with a deep and soulful bassline over a solid House beat, The Ninth builds itself in waves of lush synths and atmospheric vocal snatches. Skippy purcussion and as nod to Deep House keep the track dancefloor interesting while your head can be occupied by the onslaught of rich retro synths in the tunes second half. Euphoric as hell.
Released next month is Australian singer Owl Eyes’ Nightmixes EP. As part of the collection fellow Australian and purveyor of all thing Funky and Housey Cassian has taken Owl Eyes’ Hurricane and turned it into a poolside Disco monster. Enjoy,
There’s so much space in this track. It’s just six minutes of laid back, carefree Nu-Disco and classic House with loads of room for it to breathe. Spread out over the six minutes are punchy digital basslines with a Chicago feel, twisted up vocal snatches, slightly Tropical leads, lush pads and an overall adherence to a lazy groove. Cassian never fails to deliver, and this floorfilling reMix is no different. One for hot summer nights.
Sydney producer Cassian has been laying low for a few months, since the summer, but he’s re-entering our consciousness in style with a brand new that that is not only hot as hell, but free too! This one’s perfect for getting you in the mood for a weekend’s partying.
On & On has got a driving bassline, with just a twist of Funk, that’s guaranteed to get you moving. A punchy digital sound that follows the beat, the bassline power this tune onward and upward. Floaty female vocal samples drift in and out of the track with buzzing synths infect your brain. It;s groovy enough to slot into a Disco set but loaded with House cool. Deep, breezy, good times.
Next month Nürvous Records will be releasing the new double A-side single from Cassian, one of Australia’s funkiest producers. It’s been all about the reMixes and DJ sets for Cassian recently, but by the sounds of the two tracks contained in ‘Love Cuts’ he’s bot been sitting on his production laurels.
Made up of ‘I Love It’ and ‘Reach For Love’, the EP presents two instant classic Disco tinged House tracks. ‘I Love It’ is the track that instantly grabbed us, it’s built around a killer deep bassline. Raw and analog, it’s totally hypnotic and has both a Rough Disco and a Chicago vibe to it, the whole track plays out like the best things about House music with some searing early ‘90’s Bleep House synths in the mix too. The A-side, ‘Reach For Love’ is a really nostalgic slice of House. Bouncy, rounded bassline and soulful vocal in tow. It’s very hands-in-the-air peak time House, and one of the best examples of it we’ve seen in a while.
This huge reMix of, one of my favourite bands, Bag Raiders’ ‘Snake Charmer’ has been a staple of Cassian’s DJ sets for almost a year now, so it’s pretty exciting that he’s just been given the go-ahead to release it to the world.
This mix plays around with the tracks lead riff, then goes crazy with the percussion. It’s a track that strikes me as a big summer festival tune that would go down a storm with 20,000 other people in a muddy field. Maybe this summer we’ll see just such a happening.
Nu-Disco producer Gigamesh has had a awesome year, building his reputation with some seriously solid reMixes. The man releases his long awaited self-titled début EP this week.
The lead track on the EP is ‘When You’re Dancing’, featuring Induce, is a boogie fuelled DiscoPop tune with a Quincy Jones vibe to it as Gigamesh adds a ton of soul to his synths and Induce brings a Jackson 5 quality to the vocals. reMixes come from Cassian and RAC. Cassian turn up the horn section and piano for a full on Disco workout while RAC brings things right back to the synthetic with their roboDisco take on the track.
Gigamesh has also crafted a follow up to his ‘Sunlight’ reMix of Theophilus London’s ‘I Stand Alone’, this ‘Moonlight’ version is pure ‘80’s soundtrack awesomeness, the prefect fit for your next training montage.
♫ Gigamesh (Feat. Induce) – When You’re Dancing
♫ Gigamesh (Feat. Induce) – When You’re Dancing (Cassian reMix)
‘Solid Ground’ is the next single from PNAU’s forthcoming album ‘Soft Universe’ and gets the reMix treatment from Housemaister Cassian.
Cassian lay on the Sci-Fi Disco thick with this reMix, full of laser gun electro toms and raging Moog basslines. Elevating the vocal track to levels of pure funk euphoria Cassian had dropped a killer this time!
♫ PNAU – Solid Ground (Cassian reMix)
‘Solid Ground’ comes from PNAU forthcoming album “Soft Universe” is due out 1st July on etcetc.
Melbourne based Polygon Palace, Australia’s latest weapon in their bit to talk over the ElectroPop world, have dropped this awesome track about a time machine being built in Tokyo city. Sounding a little like some of the UK LaptopPop acts but with a bigger sound, ‘Tokyo Getaway’ is SynthPop with a garage sound.
The track is completely turned around into a slap bass heavy banger by Cryptonites while fellow Aussies Cassian rebuild the original track times 100 adding a sprinkling of Disco flavour.