Torontonian Cosmic Disco master Hemingway is back with a brand new reMix. Welsh experimentalists Man Without Country are his latest target as he morphs their hazy slice of Indie-DreamPop, Catfish, into a space funk oddessy, loaded with that thick, thick synth bass we’ve come to love from this guy.
With a nice vintage brush, Hemingway paints an epic masterpiece of twisting leads, starlight keys and that in-your-face bass. Sounds swirly around your head as melodies intertwine and curl sound each other. the whole hazy, Sci-Fi Funk works perfectly with the original tunes vocals, making them sound like some distant message from the starts. Hemingway really is one of the best in the business right now.
♫ Man Without Country – Catfish (Hemingway Mix)
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The Cosmic Disco champion who only thinks big, Todd Terje, is back with two brand new tunes on his new single. We knew a new epic release was due this week, we weren’t prepared for just how SynthWave the single’s lead track, Spiral is though. It’s pretty amazing, alongside it’s B-side, Q, it represents over twenty minutes of blissful retro synth Disco that it’s hard not to loose yourself in. The man’s working on his début full length record, due next year, and these two tracks have us more excited than ever for it’s release.
Spiral is really, really, SynthWave. Surprisingly so for someone so knows for quirky, Scandinavian Cosmic Disco. But Spiral is an 80s soundtrack masterpiece. With a pumping bassline and starlight arpeggios, Spiral builds up a tension, adding vintage synth stabs to the mix until the track pauses briefly for a big drop, then slams on the accelerator with a massive synth riff a thick chords. It’s B-side, Q, is a little more traditionally Terje. Cowbells and quirky, reedy, synth hooks create that tundra sound we are so used to from him. Hypnotic and fun, Q proves Norwegian Cosmic Disco can’t be beat.
♫ Todd Terje – Spiral
♫ Todd Terje – Q
Todd Terje’s Spiral is out now on his own Olsen imprint.
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Here’s one tune we’ve been eagerly awaiting for a while now. London’s Disco don MiGHty mOUse and Awesome faceless SynthPop duo Monarchy together on one track. Somewhat of a spiritual follow up to the mOUse’s reMix of Monarchy’s Disintegration, this tune delivers on the price of infectious Cosmic Disco and soaring Pop vocals at the same time as presenting one of the catchiest tracks either of them have released to date.
With a head nodding bass groove courtesy of MiGHty mOUse’s Du Tonc partner in crime, Matt Van Shie, the mOUse style Disco is infused with a brass section whose hook will literally be stuck in your head all day and all manner of sweeping synths. The perfect vintage dancefloor accompaniment for some heartfelt vocals. All-in-all, In Front Of Our Friends is really nice. Lyrically, musically, vocally, just nice. People don’t write enough nice music these days.
♫ MiGHty mOUse (Feat. Monarchy) – In Front Of Our Friends (Disco Mix)
MiGHty mOUse & Monarchy’s In Front Of Our Friends is out now.
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The duo Lazyboy are far far from lazy, and to be honest, pretty far from being boys too. This team-up consists of our summer festival overlord, DJ and Sunday Best head honcho Rob Da Bank and London-based producer Dan Carey, a man who credits CSS, Lily Allen and Kylie Minogue amongst his musical conquests. Their new single, their first for years and years, Pica Disco, is set to inject a little Balearic sunshine into your winter (unless you live in Australia, in which case just chuck this in your hot weather jams pile, as you might chuck another shrimp on the you-know-what).
An artful mashup of Krautrock, Guitar funk and live dance beats, Pica Disco is a hypnotic groover which leans toward the Scandinavian end of Cosmic Disco, although slightly more Indified. Personally, we could have done with a little less guitar and some synths, but you know us, we’re picky as hell. Regardless, what you’ve got here is an infectious, rolling four minutes of good-time live Disco.
♫ Lazyboy – Pica Disco (Original Mix)
Lazyboy’s Pica Disco is out now.
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Released this week is the new single from Mexican Nu-Disco producer Future Feelings. The Simøne featuring Right There is double A-sided with The Disco Feeling and comes equipped with a whole host of reMixes. Including this one, from one of our favourite Brooklyn producers, Aimes.
Aimes keeps things deep and Cosmically funky on this one. He creates a sense of space, despite the tight punch of the track. Layered with Sci-Fi snyths and flourishes set amidst the driving Disco backing Aimes’ reMix delivers something for both the feet and the mind. Prepare for five minutes of galactic grooves and spacey vocals.
♫ Future Feelings (Feat. Simøne) – Right There (Aimes reMix)
Future Feelings’ Right There/The Disco Feeling is released 20th November.
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Get ready for some space-age bootleg Disco action as the mighty MiGHty mOUse takes a little break from working his arse off with Du Tonc and touring the world like a boss to deliver this cheeky little bootleg edit of Dutch singer Caro Emerald’s 2010 hit Stuck. A mainstay if his recent DJ sets, the mOUse must have decided that this one was too much fun to keep to himself. We agree.
MiGHty mOUse goes crazy with the smokey vocals and old time Jazz sound. Remember in the mid-90s when Dance acts sampling old Jazz records was a thing? Well, imagine a more Discofied version of that. MM gifts the track some storming beats and big galactic synths, making the tune a bit of a contradiction, but an amazingly funky one. You can see why he put this one together for his sets, this is a real DJ weapon. The track is available, as all bootleg edits should be, for free.
♫ Caro Emerald – Stuck (MiGHty mOUse Edit)
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German Disco don Justin Faust is taking a break from his usual Discotexas releases to deliver something new on acclaimed New York dance label Nervous Records. This week he released a three track EP titled Disco Cuts. You can check out the first of the three cuts right here with the big, sweeping, Elevator. Elevator music this ain’t.
Also heard on this week’s new Goldroom mixtape, Elevator is a filtered Disco juggernaut. Guaranteed to please both the Nu-Disco crowd and the French Touch lot, this tune brings to the table everything you need for a dancefloor destroyer. Hypnotic Disco hooks, pumping beats, a cheeky bassline, and a ton of filtering, bringing the track it’s highs and lows. We can definitely see this being a go-to track in a lot of DJ’s crates for some time.
♫ Justin Faust – Elevator
Justin Faust’s Elevator is out now via Nervous Records.
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Du Tonc – Mixtape 2 = Ho! It’s the second mixtape from MiGHty mOUse and Matt Van Schie’s Du Tonc juggernaut. Expect a tight-as-hell hour of left-field Disco and Cosmic sounds mixed up with a little island swing and some surprise Italo. The duo have also decided to give away their début single from January this year, Darkness, here, and their second single, Surging Memories, is getting a re-release with a full reMix package just in time for X-mas.
♫ Du Tonc – Mixtape 2
01. Campion – Another Day (Original Mix)
02. Beard In Dust – Revolution In Mordor
03. Beard Science – The Philly Bus Stop (Bead Science Disco Dub)
04. Drop Out Orchestra – Come Home 2013
05. Crusaders – My lady (Purple Disco Machine Re Edit)
06. Art Of Tones – I Don’t Think That’s Music
07. Rayko – Excitation
08. Dinosaur Jr. – Feel The Pain (Leo Zero Edit)
09. Matis Aguayo – Menta Latte (Prins Thomas Diskomiks)
10. Kolsch – Goldfisch
11. The Magician – Enchanted Land
12. Kolsch – Zig (Original Mix)
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Fernando Miranda Rios A.K.A. Michoacan, he of Disco Suck So Good fame, is back with another forthcoming blistering release on Eskimo Recordings. It’s a three track release titled The Kingdom Of Heaven Is At Hand, and it’s a pure Cosmic Disco workout. A fuzzy analog synth love-letter that’ll have you melting into your speakers. Check it out.
The EP’s title track is an eight minute epic, an exercise in freeform Disco and blissed out Moog jamming. a rotund, playful, beat keeps the time alongside a head nodding bassline, giving room in the track for all manner of snyths squelches, trills, zaps and Funk solos to haphazardly glide across the tune. One of the B-sides, No Magic Orchestra usurps a Kraftwerkian rhythm and rudely pairs it with a baseline reminiscent of a Post-Punk attempt at Disco and the Funky snyth noodlings of a madman. all three tracks on the EP are electronically enchanting. Galactic voyages withy a slightly drunk pilot. Disco made by broken robots. Definitely worth your attention.
♫ Michoacan – The Kingdom Of Heaven Is At Hand
♫ Michoacan – No Magic Orchestra
Michoacan’s The Kingdom Of Heaven Is At Hand is released 11th November.
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What better day than Halloween to continue your journey down the rabbit hole that is the world of Mild Peril. The latest release from London’s Italo Experimentalist comes in the form of a brand new four track EP. It’s a double A-side affair, first up is two versions of Wizard’s Pupil, followed by two versions of Arp Of Pan on the flip. Pretty Proggy titles, huh? Well, it is Halloween. And don’t worry about the names, hit play any you’ll be treated to some serious cosmic synth narrative. You won’t regret it.
Both track come in two flavours, First Sequence and Second Sequence. Wizard’s Pupil stars life as a burbling slice of moody Italo, the creeping dread of mid 80s Horror movie soundtracks evident as Mild Peril’s musical story starts to unfold. Clocking in at 8 minutes Wizard’s Pupil (First Sequence) has plenty of time to evolve, morphing from the melancholy synth of it’s beginnings into an optimistic, even uplifting, slice of electronic wonder, which is carried into it’s Second Sequence where the shiny, hopeful, synths are complimented with a retro dancefloor beat. Arp Of Pan continues to play both the atmospheric Italo and cinematic SynthWave cards, undulating waves of arpeggios crashing against a steady groove to create something quite hypnotic broken by twisting and rousing solos. The Arps’ Second Sequence bring takes the mood to a more pensive place for the EP’s closer, with a deep and mysterious fifteen minutes of synthetic bliss. Another storming release from Mild Peril and a must for synthesizer fans.
♫ Mild Preil – Wizard’s Pupil (First Sequence)
♫ Mild Peril – Arp Of Pan (First Sequence)
Mild Peril’s Wizards’ Pupil/Arp Of Pan is out now on Bandcamp.
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