Australian ElectroPop duo Back Back Forward Punch are about ready for the big time. They’ve been generating a buzz for a few months now and their new single will only gain them more positive attention. Emergency Bow Tie, is their latest release, their third this year, and come equipped with a host of amazing reMixes including one from London’s Cosmic Disco king, MiGHty mOUse.
Emergency Bow Tie is a sumptuous four minutes of vocoder heavy Pop. As soon as it’s rubbery bassline blesses and VL-Tone purcussion hits your speakers it’s a fun ride. Delivering robo vox in the verses and a rousing female sung chorus, set against a sea of synth music that’s just retro enough to be hip, and just modern enough to sound slick, Emergency Bow Tie washes you with it’s warming electronic mood and it’s sense of wit. It’s top quality futuristic Pop that becomes a slinky grooved Disco beat in MiGHty mOUse’s safe hands. Mixing up some of his trademark galactic sounds with a heavy, heavy, dancefloor groove, the mOUse teases every ounce of Funk out of the track and turns in a robust crate secret weapon. The single, which is a free download, also boasts mixes from Pigeon, and Sun City. It’s definitely worth your attention.
♫ Back Back Forward Punch – Emergency Bow Tie
♫ Back Back Forward Punch – Emergency Bow Tie (MiGHty mOUse reMix)
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The Penelopes – The Penelopes’ Charts December 2013 = It’s the time again. Check out French born, London based ElectroPoppers The Penelopes round up of the beat and grooviest tunes of the month. It’s full of crackers!
♫ The Penelopes – The Penelopes’ Charts December 2013
01. Miami Horror – Colours In The Sky
02. What So Not – Touched
03. Blood Orange – You’re Not Good Enough
04. Goldroom – Embrace (Night Drive reMix)
05. Karl Kling – Deep In The House Of Love
06. Punks Jump Up – Fairlight (Club Mix)
07. Villa – If I (Mighty Mouse Dub)
08. Anoraak – Guest Star (Club Edit)
09. Party Supplies – Going Back To New York (The Knocks reMix)
10. Kulkid – Have I Ever Told U
11. The Pharcyde – Runnin’ (Bit Funk reMix)
12. French Horn Rebellion & Savoir Adore – The Fire
13. Zimmer – Galapagos
14. Aimes – Marvin Gardens
15. Back Back Forward Punch – Emergency Bow Tie
16. Breton – ENVY
17. Hippie Sabotage – Stay High (Love Lo Flip)
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It’s December, so that means it’s time for our yearly SaiR tune! The Portuguese Dreamwave Disco dude has come to warm up our winters with some seriously hot retro Funk. Six and a half minutes of it too! So sit back, and sink into this comfortable lush Disco groove.
With a air of Jazz-Funk and heaps of thick synth sounds, World delivers more laid back Disco vibes than you can handle. Resting on an immensely funky bassline and some lilting electric piano, this tune just keeps on dishing out the chilled moods whist keeping the funk on a dancefloor friendly level. More excellent work from SaiR here. SaiR should have an album on the way soon.
SaiR’s Sunfield EP is out now on Rosso Corsa Records.
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Ooo cheeky! You may recall we had all but promised that we had closed the door on featuring more reMixes of Goldroom’s blissful Embrace. Then Dutch Disco duo Keljet come along with this bad boy and despite out better judgement we can’t help but feature it. Keljet are on such a roll right now, storming track after track and really making a name for themselves. A well deserved name too, and a reputation this reMix does nothing to quash.
Keljet bring the hypnotic House vibes to the track this time around. it;s a well established science fact these days that Embrace has got an awesome vocal, and in the right hand it can be an amazing thing. Keljet’s hands are up to the job as they weave the vocal in and out of a slightly Tropical, pumping, tune that’s not exactly laid back, but not exactly upbeat either, just a nice groovy middle ground. Totally intoxicating.
♫ Goldroom – Embrace (Keljet reMix)
Goldroom’s Embrace EP is out now.
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Ahead of the forthcoming release of German House superstar Tensnake’s début album Glow, set for the first quarter of next year. It’s an album that will be boasting a host of collaborators such as Stuart Price, Jamie Lidell, Jeremy Glenn and MNEK alongside frequent vocaliser Fiora and the one and only Mr. Nile Rodgers. It’s Fiora and Rodgers who appear on the albums first single, Love Sublime. Check it out.
Love Sublime is slick as hell. On the surface it appears to be another slice of throwback Disco, but it;s a lot more complex than that. There’s hints of Italo, of 80s Pop and Soul. If anything this feels more Top Of The Pops than 70s Mirrorball. Bouncy synth basslines and multi layered vocals with a breathy delay give it a very mid-80s feel (think: Imagination) with shuffling hi-hats. It’s an excellent choice for a single, but if you can;t wait that long Tensnake has dropped another new tune, which is available as a free download, in the form of the deeper and Housier strobe light epic, No Relief.
♫ Tensnake (Feat. Nile Rodgers & Fiora) – Love Sublime
♫ Tensnake (Feat. Fiora) – No Relief
Tensnake’s Love Sublime is released in March equipped with remixes from Duke Dumont, Ewan Pearson and Le Youth.
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Here’s the long awaited video for New york all-round amazing producer Starcadian’s Chinatown. The track comes from Sunset Blood, one of our favourite albums of the year.
The clip was directed by Starcadian & Rob O’Neill and features more from the imaginary noir Sci-Fi movie that Sunset Blood is the soundtrack to.
Starcadian’s Sunset Blood is out now.
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Soul Satisfaction is the latest tune from Brooklyn beatmaster Bit Funk and as per-usual, the man comes up with something surprising, innovative and out-of-the-blue. On Soul Satisfaction that surprise is a beautiful deep-south-y blues-y vocal which imbues the song with, well, soul. Check it out.
Remember in the mid-890s, when everyone was sampling old Blues records and pairing them up with piano hooks and breakbeats? Well, Soul Satisfaction is kinda’ like that, but minus the breakbeats and plus a truck load of House grove. The whole experience, from the finger-snapping beat to the big choruses, is quite dramatic and emotional, with Bit Funk’s music rising and falling with the vocals. It’s really hard not to love.
♫ Bit Funk – Soul Satisfaction
Soul Satisfaction is taken from Bit Funk’s forthcoming Soul Satisfaction EP, due out 12th December.
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It’s looks like it’s Reset! part time over at Mofo Hi-Fi/Heavy Disco HQ these days. First we were treated to DiscoSocks’ rendition of Reset!’s I Need You and now we’ve got London producer Birdee’s storming version of the Erick Sermon (That’s E-Double, from EPMD, to the grown-ups) featuring Shake The Party. This one deserves to be played loud.
What Birdee has done here, is looked at Gesaffelstein’s recent EBM-in-disguise singles and gone ‘yeah, they sound good, but they’re not much fun are they?’ and imagined a world where Gesaffelstein liked to get down on the dancefloor with the ladies, rather than marching across a post-apocalyptic wasteland with robots of a dubious political persuasion. OK, so Birdee might not have done that, but the end result is the same. Tough arpeggios, noisy synths and distorted blips and zaps all present and correct. But wait, there’s more, Birdee also brings a truck load of funk to the table making those machine riffs submit to the power of the groove. This is powerhouse Disco at it’s most compelling.
♫ Reset! (Feat. Erick Sermon) – Shake The Party (Birdee reMix)
Reset!’s Shake The Party is out now.
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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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