In a surprise middle-of-the-week highpoint there’s a new track from Ronika.That’s right; new! It’s not on her critically lauded début album Selectadisc, not on her awesome EP’s, this is like a DVD extra you only discover later! An whilst we certainly weren’t expecting anything new so soon we’re more than happy about it. This will be out last post for a while as we’re off to Bestival, and World Is Turning is the perfect tune to leave you with.
Ronika puts a different spin on her retro Boogie sound with this one. Leveraging a little chill summer R&B gives the track a blissful afternoon vibe that’s nicely offset with the shuffling Electro beats. As always, Ronika doesn’t dig too deep into one genre Moreover she serves up a smorgasbord of dancefloor goodness; with Disco bass, B-Boy beats, and sweet Pop hooks, and presents it in her own unique style. Going for a drive this afternoon? Here’s your soundtrack.
♫ Ronika – World Is Turning
Ronika’s Selectadisc is out now.
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Last summer Torontonian groover Cyclist enlisted fellow Canadian songstress Maiko Watson and tore up dancefloors with their track Shine. Better late than never, here’s the video!
Directed by Adam Goldhammer, the clip is freaky neon fun that sees Cyclist presiding over a funky future dancefloor.
Cyclist’s Shine is out now.
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A Simple Design is the latest epic (and we mean epic, another nearly eight minute opus) from DFA’er The Juan MacLean. Once again this one comes from his forthcoming new album, In A Dream, which is set for release next month. Alongside all those sweet vintage synths you also get frequent collaborator and fellow DFA crew Nancy Whang putting in some vocal work. Check out A Simple Design Below.
A Simple Design is anything but. A complex, multi-layered Cosmic Disco symphony as Whang, now pretty much a full time partner of The Juan MacLean, gives a New York Disco style performance, part SynthPop diva, part Post-Punk songstress, as waves of analog synths pop and glide around her. Add some skippy hi-hats to the mix, for added swing, and you’ve got an exciting, yet, thoughtful track that bodes extremely well for what the album might hold.
♫ The Juan MacLean (Feat. Nancy Whang) – A Simple Design
The Juan MacLean’s In A Dream is released 16th September.
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Some breezy Electro Funk right about now from one of the masters of the genre, French Disco don Moustache Machine. The latest in his series of Sunday Jams this new tune is suitable for any day of the week. Pay attention while the Parisian producer gets his multi-instrumentalist groove on with Live Fast.
Live Fast plays out like an entire soundtrack to an early 80s action-comedy. It’s all in here, the theme, the introspective moments, the against-all-odds bit, the triumph; all se to a funkin’ slab bass and jazzy electric piano. Moustache Machine’s bassline is pure funk heaven, and doesn’t let up for the entire three and a bit minutes, giving the track it;s core. Meanwhile the man plays out various themes, intertwining them into a whole and laying out squelchy synths, loose piano and cheeky retro stabs. Madness!
♫ Moustache Machine – Live Fast
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UK Disco don MiGHty mOUse is back in business with this tasty reMix of Mason’s Gotta’ Have You Back. The Dutch duo’s new single features vocal work from Hercules And Love Affair collaborator Rouge Mary and is itself a pounding Electro stormer with soul. Listen to MiGHty mOUse groove the track up right nice below while you marvel at just how much Mason enjoy their little cartoon monsters.
Given such a musically tough track to work with, MiGHty mOUse keeps some of that abrasive grind in his reMix. A departure from his typical spaced out Disco goodness, the man flexes his Electro-House muscles with a gritty bassline and a sidechained pump. But don’t think for one minute that means the Disco has left the room, MiGHty mOUse keeps things 100% funky and utterly infectious. MiGHty mOUse will be announcing his new single soon, featuring one of his “favourite vocalists” which, if it’s what we think it is, is flipping awesome! Trust us.
♫ Mason (Feat. Rouge Mary) – Gotta’ Have You Back (MiGHty mOUse reMix)
Mason’s Gotta’ Have You Back is out now.
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Australian/Swedish majestic ElectroPop sisters Say Lou Lou are already touting the release of their long awaited début album, and it;s not going to be here until early next year! It’ll be called Lucid Dreaming and despite not being available until February 2015, we can already get excited for it with their brand new single, a collaboration with Norwegian Cosmic Disco master Lindstrøm. Let the good times roll!
We have to admit, we found it a immediately a little jarring to hear Say Lou Lou in the context of quirky Scandinavian analog Disco, but as soon as you settle into the groove it all seems to make sense. Say Lou Lou, obviously, appear a lot less serious and a lot more fun as their intertwining vocals bounce over a cheeky arpeggiated bassline and and a sweet plethora of playful synths. It’s good to hear Say Lou Lou branching out in the lead up to their album. If we were interested before, we are super interested now!
♫ Say Lou Lou X Lindstrøm – Games For Girls
Say Lou Lou X Lindstrøm’s Games For Girls is released 12th October.
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Well this is quite a meeting of talent! Julian Sanza, Colombian groovemeister, and Mexican Nu-Disco outfit Future Feelings’ smooth The Feeling has been previously released via Eskimo Recordings on their The Blue Collection album. Now, courtesy of Nein Records it’s getting a full reMix package that’ll feature the likes of Tronik Youth and Avanti serving up versions of the track alongside this summery jam from London’s Ben Macklin.
Macklin serves up a lush, breezy, House tune with one foot in a Disco groove. Getting well into the laid back vocal, Ben washed the track in hazy synths and a shimmering piano hook. Set to a choppy bassline, this reMix delivers all the bright and uplifting sounds you want from a feel good sunshine track, but keeps things strictly in the chilled out zone. The weather has turned pretty awful here in the UK, but as soon as the sin comes out again this one is on repeat.
♫ Julian Sanza (Feat. Future Feelings) – The Feeling (Ben Macklin reMix)
Julian Sanza’s The Feeling is released 1st September.
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The Penelopes – The Penelopes’ Charts August 2014 = Here’s the latest charts from London based French ElectroPop duo The Penelopes. This one is stuffed with cracking tunes, some so fresh they are still warm. This should get you through the week!
♫ The Penelopes – The Penelopes’ Charts August 2014
02. Ghost Beach – Miracle (Le Youth reMix)
03. Nimmo & The Gauntletts – Others (Original)
04. Say Lou Lou X Lindstrøm – Games For Girls (Radio Edit)
05. The Subs (Feat. Jay Brown) – Cling To Love (Blende reMix)
06. CatCat – Kisses (Original)
07. Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence (The Penelopes reMix)
08. The Magician – Sunlight (Dub Mix)
09. Golden Coast – Break My Fall (Kemal Golden Remix) (Extended Mix)
10. PWNDTIAC (Feat. digitalfoxglove) – Ready (Douze reMix)
11. Miami Horror – Wild Motion (Set It Free)
12. The Presets – No Fun (Original)
13. The Young Punx – Supersonic (Louis La Roché reMix)
14. Reset (Feat. Paul King) – House Of Love (Club Edit)
15. Tensnake & Jacques Lu Cont (Featt. Jamie Lidell) – Feel Of Love (Original)
16. Sandy Marton – Camel by Camel (Ali Jamieson Edit)
The Penelopes’ Time To Shine is out now.
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Brooklyn troop Body Language as seriously knocking out of the park with their new tune. Drip feeding up tracks from their forthcoming new EP, Infinite Sunshine, they have arrived at the blissful Disco House of Good Things. The EP is released as a free download 12th August, check out Good Things below for a taste of what to expect this week.
The four piece slowly introduce you to the track with a haze of woozy synths before launching into a thick synth Funk groove. A relaxing, but upbeat, vibe permeates the track, facilitated by an array of analog synths and a steady bassline. Angelica Bess’s slick vocals drop in and out of the track, introducing a little soul as the track dabbles with a kinda’ 90s Acid-Jazz feel set to an Electro Nu-Disco tune. We’re eagerly awaiting the EP.
♫ Body Language – Good Things
Body Language’s Infinite Sunshine EP is released tomorrow.
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It’s pretty much exactly a year sing Dutch musical prodigy Shook release his self titled début album, whether coincidence or not, the man has chose this week to première his first brand new tune is what feels like ages. Violet Hues, is here to remind us of what an exceptional musician Shook really is, as he teams up with someone (who we have no idea who) with a beautiful voice to drop a hazy slice of sweetness.
Smokey vocals, waves of calm and shimmering synths, a funky but gentle bassline; Violet Hues is like a warm blanket of funk, a groovy dream. The bassline really underpins the track, chugging along with a restless groan, carrying the layers of heady sounds that life your spirits on every listen. Add to the mix the sweetest of vocals leading up to a magical synth and piano solo; and need we say more? Amazing stuff, and a welcome return for Shook.
♫ Shook – Violet Hues
Shook’s Violet Hues is out now.
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