Soul/Jazz./Disco legend George Duke’s Latin infused Brazilian Love Affair, the lead track from the album of the same name, is no stranger to the world of Nu-Disco edits. Maybe it’s those cowbells? Maybe it’s the slap bass? Maybe it’s the carefree left-field groove? Something makes the track crack for producers. Just because a track has been given the edit treatment before doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to better it. That’s what Ali Jamieson, producer of some of our favourite edits in the past year or so, has done. And he’s brought his A game.
Slowly layering elements to east you into the groove. Ali builds up the very best bits of the track until the track is full to the brim. Where the original is a slinky, laid back, airy tune, Jamieson’s edit is an exuberant, unrelenting floorfiller that only briefly let’s up for it’s freeform breakdowns before launching back into the laser sighted Funk. Jazz Fusion turned Cosmic Disco. Excellent stuff.
♫ George Duke – Brazilian Love Affair (Ali Jamieson Edit)
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Norwegian producer Lindstrøm’s current single, the Grace Hall featuring Home Tonight, was release back in February and we loved it. Now, a couple of months later, there’s a brand new video for the track.
The video was directed by Petter Tangmyr the clip features Hall getting up to shenanigans in Los Angeles.
Lindstrøm’s Home Tonight is out now.
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Ready for another ten minute Cosmic Disco freak out from the wonderful Mr. Todd Terje? Ever the tasteful lot, the crew over at Ninja Tune have called on the Norwegian groovemeister to reMix Oban, the new 12” from freeform eight piece Jaga Jazzist. Actually, they all hail from Oslo, so are probably homies and hang out and brap all the time. Todd really indulges himself on this cut, so settle in and enjoy.
Stripping most out of the Jazz out of the equation, Todd rides the breakbeat with waves of space age synths; making the reMix a Norwegian Disco epic with an old school Hip Hop feel. An undulating symphony of burbles and swooshes that jokey for attention over a hypnotic walking bassline. Punctuated by rousing string section, this is everything you look for in a Terje track. Tundra Disco at it’s finest.
♫ Jaga Jazzist – Oban (Todd Terje reMix)
Jaga Jazzist’s Oban 12” is released 25th May.
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We peeped This Soft Machine (ex-Das Moth)’s raw Disco new single On & On last month. the track is released this week, along with this crazy new video.
With direction and animation by Rob Judges, the clip is a madcap, psychedelic, nostalgia fuelled five minutes.
Via FACT Magazine.
This Soft Machine On & On is out now.
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Norwegian Cosmic Disco king Todd Terje latest release from his utterly amazing album, It’s Album Time, is Alfonso Muskedunder, which has just been released as a reMix package. Check out the new video for the track.
The clip was made ‘with love’ by Bendik Kaltenborn and Espen Friberg and is four minutes of madcap animation, kicking off with Todd himself.
Todd Terje’s It’s Album Time is out now.
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Sometime Das Moth, sometime just Tim Sullivan, now This Soft Machine released his début single under this moniker next moth. The London based musician has got on board with Eskimo Recordings to present his première double A-side that features the two tracks, On & On and This Place Was Meant For Me. Ahead of the records release you can check out On & On when it features on the latest instalment of Eskimo’s colour themed compilations. The pretty amazing The Orange Collection, due out in May.
Enlisting the talents of a whole bunch of friends, including Lorraine Nicholson on vocals and Cut Copy’s Dan Whitford on synths, This Soft Machine recorded On & On live; which is no mean feat as the track is a pretty complex Cosmic Disco jam. Five minutes in length, On & On evolves as it progresses introducing a warbling synth groove, smooth walking bass and Nicholson husky vocals amid a sea of Sci-Fi electronic brap. Restrained Disco experimentalism that must have been fun as hell to record.
♫ This Soft Machine – On & On
This Soft Machine On & On is released 13th April. Eskimo Recordings’ The Orange Collection is released 4th May.
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We’re a week or so late on this one, but we’re pretty sure it is deserved of your attention if you haven’t already jumped on it. Norwegian ElectroPop chanteuse Maya Vik has teamed up with fellow Nord and Cosmic Disco powerhouse Lindstrøm for this track from her just released EP Beyond The Basics. It’s called Y.M.D. (Young Michael Douglas), which is an odd subject matter for a song, but there we go.
Vik, vocally, serves up a nice mix between Scandinavian icy Pop and retro SynthWave-y nostalgia which makes for the perfect partner for Lindstrøm Space-Age tundra Disco. Slightly more ElectroPop than his recent collaboration with Say Lou Lou, Lindstrøm offers up a driving, energetic slab of Poppy House that, combined with Maya Vik’s vocals and the quirky subject matter make for some ScandiPop gold.
♫ Maya Vik – Y.M.D. (Young Michael Douglas) (Prod. By Lindstrøm)
Maya Vik’s Beyond The Basics EP is out now.
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If there’s any dance track of recent years that can genuinely be called a ‘classic’ already, it’s probably Norwegian Cosmic Disco kind Todd Terje’s instantly recognisable Inspector Norse. Despite being a couple of years old now you can still hear it played out now, and come festival season are bound to hear it a lot more. Terje himself commissioned a couple of reMixes from ex-!!! man Justin Van Der Volgen, including this version of Inspector Norse. This and Van Der Volgen’s take on Strandbar are available on 12” now.
Making Inspector Norse your own, while retaining the qualities that make it so loves, must be no mean feat; but Van Der Volgen has a good old crack at it. He wisely let’s himself be indulgent with the percussion without trying to replace the instantly recognisable synths too much. Giving us teases of the tracks hook here and there amongst it’s off-beat keys. The track is ten minutes long, and in that time seems to build and build and build on the back of screaming synth sweeps until the seven minute mark where it explodes into it’s own galactic version of the originals hook. It’s an odd beats, but an enjoyable one nonetheless.
♫ Todd Terje – Inspector Norse (Justin Van Der Volgen reMix)
Todd Terje’s Inspector Norse is out now.
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Norwegian Cosmic Disco wizard Lindstrøm, this week, unleashed his new single. The man is an epic freak-out master, but also has released some amazingly catchy stuff when teamed up with some vocal talent. On this occasion he’s got together with Skin Town singer Grace Hall to deliver a nine-minute epic (not that nine-minute epics are a rarity for the Scandinavian Cosmic Disco crew) that melds the galactic with the emotional.
Home Tonight is classic Lindstrøm. The man’s first original (and solo) track in two-ish years burbles and sweeps through it’s extended length but never loses focus. Peppered with an 80s feel, Lindstrøm build the boogie with vintage synths and shuffling percussion before dropping the listener ears first into a solid-as-hell space-age Disco groove. Sparkling and uplifting, the synths dance over the tune with a playful decadence while Grace Hall’s retro Electro Soul vocals surge in and out of the mix. In it’s race for the finish, Home Tonight drops the full force of piano hooks and orchestral stabs to bring it home.
♫ Lindstrøm & Grace Hall – Home Tonight
Lindstrøm’s Home Tonight is released 6th April.
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The video for Australian/Swedish majestic ElectroPop sisters Say Lou Lou and Norwegian Cosmic Disco master Lindstrøm’s Games For Girls is finally here.
Directed by Dimitri Basil, the clip features the girls just doing some stuff. Pretty much just that.
Say Lou Lou X Lindstrøm’s Games For Girls is released 12th October.
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