Disco superstar Goldroom has unleashed his eagerly awaited reMix of Danish QuirkPop enigma MØ’s Don’t Wanna’ Dance. The track is taken from her recently released début album, No Mythologies To Follow, which dropped in early March to critical acclaim. The Dreamwave originator washed the track is some more if his blissful fantasy Tropical vibes.
The vocals on this one are the perfect amount of soulful hazy to pair up with Josh’s beats. A laid back, beach party, House tune, this reMix serves up the sunkissed sounds by the truckload. Punchy synth bass powers the track, doing all the heavy lifting, leaving tons of room of MØ’s dreamy vocal and waves of warm keys to carry you away.
♫ MØ – Don’t Wanna’ Dance (Goldroom reMix)
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Up-and-coming UK singer Veiga Sanchez, A.K.A. Salt Ashes, has just released her début single, Somebody. The Brighton based Italo-Popstress new tune also comes complete with this blissful reworking from one of our favourite German outfits, Satin Jackets. Prepare for some hazy summertime sounds.
With pure carefree vibes, Satin Jackets transform the original into a nostalgic, laid back, poolside churner. Airy melodies and a breezy piano hook give the Pop side of the track an organic, fluid edge; kept in place with a water-tight Disco beat. This is definitely a nice slice of port-Dreamwave Nu-Disco, and one for lazy summer afternoons.
♫ Salt Ashes – Somebody (Satin Jackets reMix)
Salt Ashes’ Somebody is out now.
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Walter Sobcek – The Parifornia Tapes: April Edition = Hold tight for another forty minutes of upfront Dreamwave, EelctroPop and Nu-Disco from international duo Walter Sobcek. This one’s pure sunshine vibes y’all.
♫ Walter Sobcek – The Parifornia Tapes: April Edition
01. Alan Braxe – Time Machine (Chateaubriand reMix)
02. Bondax – Giving It All (FKJ reMix)
03. Claus Casper – Deep Inside
04. Phil Collins – In The Air Tonight (Vintage Culture reMix)
05. Da French Connexion – Revolution
06. Justus Köhncke – Timecode
07. The Cure – Just Like Heaven (The Penelopes reMix)
08. Nervo – Hold On (Fred Falke reMix)
09. Haim – If I Could Change Your Mind (Cerrone Funk Mix)
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Moderns is the new project from out very own Let Em Riot. Alan isn’t alone in this venture, some Dude called Chris is along for the ride too; and between the two of them they are making some sweet, evocative SynthPop. The journey begins with Sub Urban, and a staggeringly impressive début it is too.
Sub Urban is a big cinematic slice of ElectroPop, but not one that eschews emotion for pomposity, this track has soul in truckloads. There’s an obvious comparison to Let Em Riot, with an added cleanness and sparkle.With a punchy bassline to power the track along, Sub Urban is loaded with starlight snyths and playful purcussion, tempered only by the occasional electronic growl. Alan’s vocals and as passionate and emotive as ever and nicely tie the tune together. We’re very excited to see where this is going.
♫ Moderns – Sub Urban
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Ben Macklin – Spring Breaks Mixtape 3 = Kick-start your weekend with this storming collection of tunes from Mr. Ben Macklin. A selection of current monster tunes and some surprised thrown in, you can;t go wrong with this lot.
♫ Ben Macklin – Spring Breaks Mixtape 3
01. Darius – Omeo
02. Monte – You Should Know
03. Rotkraft – To Love You (Fishing Vest reMix)
04. Rise & Fool – Toy Boy (Le Crayon reMix)
05. Bon Iver – Towers (Oliver Nelson reMix)
06. Ben Macklin – Can We Talk (Fishing Vest reMix)
07. Jay West – Got Me Insane (Monte Instrumental Dub)
08. Chris Malinchak – Forever
09. Navigateur – Breathe (Luxar House Excursion)
10. Chela – Zero (Clancy reMix)
11. Max Lyazgin & Hot Sand – Nassau
12. Nude Disco – Neon Hearts (Just Another Discomendment)
13. The Paradise – In Love With you (Oh Yeah reMix)
14. Tonys Wayback Machine – In The Beginning (MiDiMAN reMix)
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It’s been three years since the release of Leeds based Scot Grum’s début album, Heartbeats, about five years since he first came to our attention with a slew of amazing Dreamwave and Nu-Disco tracks and reMixes. In those years Grum has been quietly doing something that very few of his contemporaries from around that time have seemed to be able to do. Evolve. It wasn’t long after the release of Heartbeats that Grum started releasing Euphoric Trance tracks, then Bleep House, then Progressive tunes all the while the lazy online press was still calling him ‘Disco’. Grum forthcoming sophomore album, Human Touch, should come as a revelation to them, a slap in the face realisation that they have missed these past three years, that Grum is so much more than a Disco producer, and that is why he’s risen to the top of the pack.
The album opener, and title track, Human Touch, sets this up perfectly. A moody and emotional House tune, loaded with enigmatic, low tones and haunting vocals. Not the first track floorfiller you might expect, but a track that grasps your interest and let you know there is something more intelligent going on here than simply crowd pleasing hooks. As if to compound the genre-spanning attitude of the collection, the following track, Sunrise, is an Acid-Balearic epic. A mesmerising hands-in-the-air tune that lives up to its name. There are tracks we’ve herd before on Human Touch. Previous singles the Simple Minds referencing The Theme and the nostalgic Warehouse vibe of Everytime are present and correct. Grum delves even more into the world of late 80s/early 90s House experimentalism on tracks like Autumn, with a pure early House riff you will swear you’ve heard somewhere before it’s so authentic, and the Haçienda-meets-SynthPop classic Dance sound of Tears. As the album progresses it become more and more melodic, with Three Thousand East being a play of retro leads against touch beats and Lotta’ Love feeling the influence of Melodic Trance energy before that album brings things down to ease the listener out on the deep, synthetic, Serotonin and the Chillwave R&B of the album’s closer Eyes Shut. For fans wanting a little classic Grum Dreamwave, Raindrop totally delivers vintage keys and a big vocal hook and Feel It Everywhere’s vocoded nostalgia could easily be an early Grum single. The Nu-Disco side of things, too, is covered by the likes of In Love, with it’s Acid flavour funk. Human Touch has got enough of that rousing classic Grum feel, enough interesting experiments with genre, and enough of a timeless Dance Music DNA to keep most fans of electronic music coming back for more. Definitely recommended.
♫ Grum – The Theme
♫ Grum – Everytime
Grum’s Human Touch is released 14th April.
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Californian poolside kings Classixx have put together a new video for their blissful Disco jam A Stranger Love.
Directed by Jordan Michael Blake, the clip follows a young couples adventures in LA.
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If you want a way to start you week big, then look no further than the latest reMix from the man like Grum. Taking on Drum ‘N’ Bass superstars Sigma’s latest single, Nobody To Love, Grum engages the duo in a competition to see who can make the most massive sounds, and who can drive the energy levels though the roof. Game on!
With his new album’s release finally on the horizon, Grum gets the anticipation going with this onslaught of huge synths and irresistible beats. Seriously blurring the boundaries between big room House and Euphoric Trance, Grum just delivers tracks to give you chills. Swelling pads, rapid twisting leads, growling basslines, this one has it all. And with that soaring vocal on top it’s a guaranteed floorfiller. If anyone is going to bring back hands-in-the-air Trance, it’s Grum, but this time with a retro flair.
♫ Sigma – Nobody To Love (Grum reMix)
Sigma’s Nobody To Love is out now
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Frankly we’re surprised no-one has tackled this earlier. In retrospect this track is ripe for a Topical makeover, but it took Dreamwave OG Touch Tone to step up to the plate. Queen & David Bowie’s Under Pressure, with it’s classic bassline and freeform warbling has already got the groove, all it needs are some big ol’ synths. Enter Mr. Verner.
Mostly the classic bassline is ditched. A brave move, but Touch Tone cares not for you nostalgic attachments, he want’s to build a carefree summering Disco vibe out of Bowie and Mercury mumbling and nothing is going to stand in his way. Piano House meets Island purcussion with rumbling bass and a huge build. This is what the summer’s all about.
♫ Queen & David Bowie – Under Pressure (Touch Tone reMix)
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Edwin Van Cleef – Spring Selection 2014 = Cleef is back to put a ‘spring’ in your step (see what we did there?) with this hour of killer House and Nu-Disco tunes. Keep a close ear out for a sneak preview of a forthcoming electronic rumors release too!
♫ Edwin Van Cleef – Spring Selection 2014
01. Ananda Project (Feat. Gaelle Adisson) – Cascades of Colour (Wamdue Black reMix)
02. Compuphonic (Feat. Marques Toliver) – Sunset (David Keno reMix)
03. Henry Saiz – Uncharted
04. Freak You (Feat. Bright Light Bright Light) – There You Are (Edwin Van Cleef reMix)
05. Oud!n13 – Higgs Singlet (Taho reMix)
06. Deetron (Feat. Ben Westbeech) – Rhythm
07. Marc Romboy & KiNK – Over and Out
08. Michel Cleis – Hey Lady Luck (Jimpster reMix)
09. Henry Saiz – Golden Air (Alexander Kowalski reMix)
10. Hercules And Love Affair – Do You Feel the Same?
11. Henry Saiz – The Way The Sunlight Plays Upon Her Hair
12. Mungolian Jetset – Smells Like Gasoline
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