Australian producer Touch Sensitive’s Pizza Guy has been making some serious waves in Nu-Disco circles this past month, out now on Future Classic the track is a euphoric slice of synthesizer boogie.
Adding fuel to the fire is the brand new video. Directed by Entropico, the clip features cameos from Van She, Flume, Jagwar Ma and Chet Faker, with the star turn of the pizza guy performed by Touch Sensitive himself.
In return for Norwegian Cosmic genius Lindstrøm reMixing here current single, You (Ha Ha Ha), ElectroPop princess Charli XCX has teamed up with Twin Idol to drop a radical reworking of Lindstrøm’s Fāār-I-Kāāl. And when we say ‘radical reworking’, we really mean it, Fāār-I-Kāāl, is I’m sure you remember is a bright, optimistic slab of funky galactic Disco. This is a bass heavy ElectroPop haze.
So what we have here is an R&B flavoured Bass track with and ElectroPop vibe. Charli lays down some vocals which the original track was missing and wraps the track in swirls of hazy synths and chimes. Big warping bass sounds jostle for space with haunting melodies as Charli and Twin Idol create a mood both of mystery and for dancing. Let’s face it, it’s pretty much a different song, but a pretty compelling one though.
♫ Lindstrøm – Fāār-I-Kāāl (Charli XCX Vs. Twin Idol reMix)
We’ve raved about French prodigy Yuksek’s new, Oh Land featuring, single a couple of times, but not yet been able to play you the track itself. Now the single is out, on Yuksek’s own new label Partyfine, the original (and best) mix and Yuksek’s own Club Mix are officially online for your listening pleasure, one of the catchiest singles of the year.
It’s hard to what to say about Last Of Our Kinds, kinda’ needs to be heard. It’s a swirling orchestra of drama and tribal drums. With a piano hook like a 70s musical, complete with “ahhh-ahhh”s and Oh Land’s 60s-esque vocal being the icing on the cake. It’s not your usual Electro track, it’s not your usual Pop track, but it works so well. Yuksek’s club take on the track delivers big beats to go with the quirky infectiousness. Stabby synths and a ton of clap and snare rolls, buzzing basses and deep electronic grooves, make this mix both a dancefloor smash, but quite ecclectic too. If you haven;t already you need to check out this single package right now.
Have you been watching the Google I/O Keynote speech? Unless you’re a big old nerd like us, probably not watching a live stream of a developer conference. But if you have, you’d have seen the demonstration of Racer, a cross platform Chrome experiment. A slot racing game with an interesting soundtrack, it’s scored by Italo Disco legend. Mr. Giorgio Moroder.
Racer, named after the game itself, is a pounding SynthWave stormer. Loaded with hard hitting basslines and warbling leads. A driving force that lives up to it’s title, Racer is a high octane collision of euphoric leads and growling bass accompanied by melodic vocoding. Written for a racing game, the track has all the energy and excitement to keep the mood going. (Also, yes we’re using out favourite Moroder picture again, ‘cos it’s amazing).
The Penelopes – The Penelopes’ Charts May 2013 = It;s that time again! London based French ElectroPoppers unleash their picks of the month. On their chart tape this month is some storming summery jams that should see you into the weekend.
The tracklist: 01. Steel Train – You Are Dangerous (RAC reMix) 02. 5 Reasons (Feat. Patrick Baker) – Nightdrive In Moscow (Satin Jackets Rerub) 03. Goose – Real (Moonlight Matters reMix) 04. Tony Ipon – Let Me Go (Sare Havlicek reMix) 05. Isaac Tichauer – Take Over You 06. Kris Menace (Feat. Black Hills) – Waiting For You (Original Mix) 07. The Other Tribe – We Should Be Dancing (Rise & Fool reMix) 08. Bryan Ferry – Don’t Stop The Dance (Punks Jump Up reMix) 09. Neptune Safari – Nebula 10. Propellers – Midnight Kiss (ATTAR! reMix) 11. Fenech-Soler – Maiyu (Lane 8 reMix) 12. The Van Jets – Broken Bones (Blende reMix) 13. Woodkid – I Love You (Brodinski reMix)
We’ve got another reMix of Yuksek’s incredibly infectious new single, the Oh Land featuring Last Of Our Kinds, right here.Last Of Our Kinds is the lead track on Yuksek’s forthcoming new EP, Partyfine EP#1, out on Monday on Yuksek’s own new Partyfine imprint. This reMix by the mysterious La Félix isn’t featured on the EP, but provides a nice little Disco excursion on the version. Hat tip to Jakob at Disco Demons for turning us on to this one.
Last Of Our Kinds is a big, epic ElectroPop tune with a 60s twist and a cinematic chorus, La Félix effortlessly morphs it into a lazy summer Disco tune whist keeping all the original’s dramatic flair. Mixing the majestic piano with a warbling Disco bassline, La Félix crafts a solid, funky, backing with a lush French Touch vibe, complete with a baroque synth line and chirpy strings. It’s actually a lot better than on or two of the reMixes on the single, it’s great to see what other people are doing with this sweeping vocal.
♫ ♫ Yuksek (Feat. Oh Land) – Last Of Our Kinds (La Félix reMix)
Here’s an unexpected slice of awesomeness. Goldroom and Mereki’s Only You Can Show Me, which has been on heavy rotation round these parts since March, has only gone and got itself a video.
Directed by Jake Gibson, the clip has a really optimistic, feel good vibe with lots of grooving fro Mereki and a cast of smiling faces. Unfortunately there’s no Josh bopping around in it, but you can’t have everything.