It was back in September last year that Ali Jamieson released his Bitrman EP, a raw and live sounding Disco jam that was surprisingly rockin’. So up steps fellow Londoner Plainview to bring the track to order with an unusually Kraftwerkian twist on Italo Disco. Check it out.
The effervescent keys of the most mirrorballed Disco tune are present and correct here, but the flow alongside some chilly pads, a stuttering machine beat and a growling riff that reminds us a little of The Golden Filter’s Solid Gold. A completely new twist on the track, Plainview’s remix delivers dancefloor order to Jamieson’s groovy chaos.
♫ Ali Jamieson – Bitrman (Plainview Edit)
Ali Jamieson’s Bitrman EP is out now.
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Åpne Slusa will be appearing on the forthcoming third album from Norwegian Cosmic Disco pioneer Prins Thomas, titled Prins Thomas III. the album will be dropping on Full Pupp and ahead of the release Prins’ own label, Rett I Fletta, is sneaking out an EP based around the track headlined by this Lang Versjon.
And Lang it is too; clocking in at just under ten minutes, Prins revels in the Scandinavian Disco tradition of epic synth wig-outs. Almost immediately the tune hit your with the cowbells, so you know what you;re in for. Italo led quirky Disco grooves and Sci-Fi sounds. Powering forward on an almost Acidic squelchy arpeggio the track takes it’s time to deliver it’s bass heavy galactic core, but when it does you;re already lost in it.
♫ Prins Thomas – Åpne Slusa (Lang Versjon)
Prins Thomas’ Åpne Slusa is out soon.
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You can always rely on Torontonian producer Cyclist to deliver something a little more left-fied within the Nu-Disco arena. A talented Funk musician as well as a skilful Disco producer, Cyclist throws all his traits into the mix here as he takes on the mighty Beastie Boys’ Root Down.
That bassline is just impossible to ignore, Cyclist’s reMix kicks of with some grinding synths, before launching into the funkiest four minutes you’ll have hear din a while. Doing The Beasties proud, Cyclist works his strongest 70s Disco and Funk together the deliver a powerhouse tune. Every attention to detail is paid as the track injects flourishes in all the right places, rocking with the tune at every tune. This one kept us going this past weekend.
♫ Beastie Boys – Root Down (Cyclist Disco Mix)
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Blende – Easter Mix ‘14 = See your Easter bank holiday long weekend thought with this tasty hour from man-of-the-moment Blende; featuring a load of fresher-than-fresh edge tunes with a side order of Blende reMixes.
♫ Blende – Easter Mix ‘14
01. Valles – Heartbeat
02. Blamma! Blamma! (Feat. Kristina Train) – Zsa Zsa (Psychemagik reMix)
03. Glass Figure – Shapeshifting Forms
04. Busy P – This Song (Breakbot reMix)
05. Panama – Always (Classixx reMix)
06. Jaakko Eino Kalevi – When You Walk Through Them All (Peaking Lights reMix)
07. Rogue Vogue (Feat. Patrick Baker) – Until The Dawn (Cyclist re<ix)
08. Franz Ferdinand – Right Action (Liv Spencer Dub)
09. Shit Robot (Feat. Nancy Whang) – Do That Dance
10. Pyramid – The Phoenix (Blende reMix)
11. Tronik Youth – Pain Relief (Haules Baules reMix)
12. Metronomy – Love Letters (Soulwax reMix)
13. Iamamiwhoami – U-2 (Rex The Dog reMix)
14. Les Petits Pilous – Looping
15. DCup – Someone Told Me
16. Miss Dynamite & DJ Fresh – Dibby Dibby Sound (Blende reMix)
Blende’s Paramount EP is out now.
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Leisure Suit Preben is taken from Norwegian Cosmic Disco king Todd Terje’s frankly stunning new album, It’s Album Time. A playful slice of jazzy Disco with a lean Italo bass.
Espen Friberg & Emil Høgset direct this ‘sort of official’ video, following a day in the life of Preben.
Todd Terje’s It’s Album Time is out now.
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Out this week is the new single from New York/LA duo Robert Lux & House music legend Todd Edwards, I’ve Still Got Sunshine. A cheery House tune with a secret weapon. There’s a reMix from Torontonian master Pat Lok up in this bitch! Possibly his deepest tune to date, Lok delivers they hypnotic dance and warehouse moods with this monster tune.
Pat Lok effortlessly blends a little Chicago, a little Deep and a little Funky into one undulating, bass heavy, floorfiller. Riding on a growling sub, the track gleefully plays with vocal snatches, ecclectic snyths and unexpected twists and turns. All locked together with a watertight groove. One of the best House tunes of the year so far.
♫ Robert Lux & Todd Edwards – I’ve Still Got Sunshine (Pat Lok reMix)
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Manchester groover Nine Lives is gearing up for the release of his new single. The Nu-Disco producer is soon to unleashed Adagio, on Vendition Records; due out next month. If you want to start you week with the best on Nu-Disco and Boogie then you’ve come to the right place, Nine Lives delivers both in heaps. Check it out.
An utterly smooth grove, Adagio eases you into it’s flow with a punchy bassline, boarding on Italo and smokey keys. The tune is guided by a warm and soulful vocal, who’s hazy sound contests nicely with the tight synthetic Boogie. A carefree summery tune, this is one of those tracks that makes the world suddenly go into soft-focus. Beats like silk.
♫ Nine Lives – Adagio
Nine Lives’ Adagio is released 7th April
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Indonesian outfit Mjolnir’s new single Just A Boy was released this week on Jerry Bouthier’s Continental Records. We already posted the JBAG dub of the track. Now it’s time to check out what Canadian Housemeister Pat Lok has in store for the tune. It the mix we were most looking forward to hearing, Pat’s been on a roll recently, and he’s kept it going right here.
Taking the track deeper and groover than the JBAG’s version. Lok drops a warm summertime sound comprising a solid beat, and fidgety but utterly infectious subby bassline and layers of Tropical keys. The end result is somehow more laid back, yet more dancefloor destroying that the excellent original. That’s the magic of Pat Lok
♫ Mjolnir – Just A Boy (Pat Lok reMix)
Mjolnir’s Just A Boy is out now.
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So, you know we love our Indonesian bros Mjolnir, and you know we love out London bros JBAG, so the combination of the two is an exciting prospect indeed. Out soon on, one half of JBAG, Jerry Bouthier’s Continental Records is Mjolnir’s new single, Just A Boy, and as a war up; here’s JBAG’s lush, summery, Dub mix of the track.
JBAG lay out the dancefloor side of the tune thick. An immense wall of Tropical sounds and deep Funk grooves. A tidal wave of sunshine beats and uplifting snyths that crashed over you. I defy anyone to not move, even a little bit to this one. Frankly, if you don’t find yourself shimmying to Just A Boy, you may want to consult with your Doctor about possible paralysis or the atrophy of your fun gland.
♫ Mjolnir – Just A Boy (JBAG Dub)
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Our girl Ronika has finally announced her long long long awaited forthcoming début album. Spoiler alert: it’s awesome. We shouldn’t really say any more at this point, but it’s easily going to be one of the highlights of the year. It’s titled, Selectadisc, after the Notts record shop, and Ron’s giving you lot a taste of what’s to expect in the form of album track Shell Shocked. Check it out.
Shell Shocked is what Ronika does best. A slightly Disco-y blend of Pop and Electro Boogie that’s deceptively complex and insanely catchy. One of the emotional highs of the album, Shell Shocked delivers some spine tingling 80s Power Pop moments amid a sea of thick synth bassed vintage Funk. With the epicness of an 80s movie soundtrack and the street groove of Electro Soul, Shell Shocked is a fine primer for what’s to come. Believe us, this is the year Ron blows up.
♫ Ronika – Shell Shocked
Ronika’s Selectadisc is due out 2nd June.
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