Brixton based Nu-Disco collective Nude Disco are gearing up for the release of their second label compilation. Nude Disco Selections Vol. 2 is set for release at the start of next month and will be a tasty snapshot of the kind of Italo Disco goodness we’ve come to expect from the label and it’s Brixton nightclub home. Sitting loud and proud on this storming collection is this little gem from long time friend of electronic rumors Jules Schimmer. It’s his first new tune in quite a while, it’s called Soar, and you can grab your exclusive first listen below.
Mr. Schimmer serves up as emotional and heartfelt electronic as we’ve ever heard with Soar. It’s a fitting title as the tune is warm and uplifting with comfortable retro Italo and House grooves playing out inspiring chord progressions. Like a mid-90s euphoric Trance tune played by a late-80s House producer, Soar is pleasingly nostalgic with a sunrise rush. That lead hook worms it’s way into your brain and stats with you four hours after you’ve finished listening, and with a hook like that, that’s no bad thing. There’s nothing not to like about this one.
♫ Jules Schimmer – Soar
Nude Disco Selections Vol. 2 is released 1st June
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Next Jack Swing Pt. 1, Brooklyn groovers French Horn Rebellion’s second album of last year is set for an action packed reMix edition this week. The aptly named Next Jack Swing Pt. 1 (reMixes) boasts a whopping twenty re-takes of the original album’s track from the likes of Chordashian, Blende, Justin Faust, JD Samson, Chrome Canyon, and this monster from the mighty AIMES. AIMES has chosen to take on the HAERTS featuring Swing Into It. Listen up below.
Our boy AIMES dives hard into the deep end of pulsating Italo Disco and retro House grooves. Driven by a slightly acidic, and utterly compelling, old school synth bassline, the track is a loaded love-letter to late 80s extended 12” reMixes. The heavily reverbed vocal snatches that pepper the track lend more authenticity to this period piece, intertwining with the intricate tapestry of Electro hook. Everything comes together in a fun and feel-good arrangement that commands you to dance.
♫ French Horn Rebellion (Feat. HAERTS) – Swing Into It (AIMES reMix)
French Horn Rebellion’s Next Jack Swing Pt.1 (reMixes) is released 29th May.
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tEPr has long been one of your favourite French producers. His solo work, his reMixes and his production chops as part of Yelle have always hit the right spot for us. The man has a new EP forthcoming, to be released on Yuksek’s Partyfine label, called Hypnotease. A six track affair from which tEPr has unleashed the title track for your listening pleasure.
Hypnotease is certainly hypnotic; it’s no taste though as is really delivers the goods. After years with Yelle it’s probably not right to compare this tune to older tEPr work, this track is more mellow; maybe even more mature. An undulating DiscoPop tune for the first three minutes of it’s life, warm and drifting on hazy synths and Tanguy Destable’s distant vocals, then just past the midway point the track explodes with a huge Inner City-esque Chicago hook and House beat. Intoxicating stuff.
♫ tEPr – Hypnotease
tEPr’s Hypnotease is released 25th May
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Ben Browning, of Cut Copy fame, has unveiled the second single from his forthcoming début solo album, Turns. The full length record is due out next month and sees Browning drawing from a wide variety of influences to express his personal vision. This new single, Friends Of Mine, follows the well received Make It Easy from earlier this month and loads on some blissed out summery Disco. Check it out.
Ben takes it easy with this one; a carefree nostalgia-fest that is a joy to listen to. Taking those breezy beach Disco sounds so often associated with L.A. and mixing it us with a little Cut Copy-esque Aussie Indie-ElectroPop Friends Of Mine treats the listener to a skippy symphony of warm bass, twinkling leads and Ben’s contented vocal over a steady Disco groove. Like a cool drink on a warm day, this is summer comfort at it’s finest.
♫ Ben Browning – Friends Of Mine
Ben Browning’s début album, Turns, is released 16th June.
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We’re massive fans of both German retro House overlord Tensnake and his record label True Romance. Shocking revelation; we know! We eagerly look forward to releases from both, and when they are together it’s something switch on your ‘email me when it’s released’ notification on Juno for so you can get that vinyl ASAP. The new release will be Keep On Talking, which we have already been grooving to for a bit; back with this new tune, premièred at Mixmag, titled The Walk.
The Walk rumbles along on a propulsive bassline after the introduction of meticulously synthesized drums and Balearic percussion. This one is a pure joyous House tune, with no pretentions other that making the crowd loose themselves on the dancefloor. Snappy snares and irresistible retro-hooks offer up a megaton slab of classic House with a pitch perfect build. Timeless and unshakably funky; The Walk feels like a solid, workhorse, crate filler.
♫ Tensnake – The Walk
Tensnake’s Keep On Talking is released 8th June.
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Creature was, then Hercules And Love Affair alumni, Kim Ann Foxman’s début release back in 2010. Released alongside fellow H&LA’er Andy Butler, the track is now getting it’s first vinyl release at the third release on Kim’s own new imprint, Firehouse Recordings. Back with a host of new reMixes, the Creature vinyl also features this updated mix of the tune from Kim herself. Prepare yourself of some deep Acid vibes.
Like the original, Kim’s new reMix is an ode to classic House music, in this case moody, dimly lit, Chicago warehouse vibes. An enthralling seven minutes of undulating synths and burbling basslines, this reMix of Creature is a hypnotic and intoxicating affair, shifting and evolving over it’s length, from dark and growling Acid House to soulful and haunting electronica. A totally enchanting track set to a shuffling House beat.
♫ Kim Ann Foxman – Creature (Kim Ann Foxman reMix)
Kim Ann Foxman’s Creature is released on 15th June.
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Same Sea is the latest single to be taken from Canadian keytar warrior LIGHTS third album, Little Machines. It’s now available in music video form, as slick as the tune itself.
Directed by Amit Dabrai, the clip sees a far future LIGHTS scanning for various LIGHTS throughout her history. It’s a shiny and clean Sci-Fi epic.
LIGHTS’ Little Machines is out now.
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The amazingly named Cardboard Foxes are a North London based outfit who are about to blow up with their début single, Forever. Enlisting the help of Minerva for this slice of buoyant Pop-House that look set to be hammered out this summer. The track’s called Forever and it’s out next month ahead of the group’s première long player, due out later this year. Check it out.
Dropping you into the action with a hammerfall piano hook, Forever soon lightens the mood with sparkling leads and an easy House groove. Minerva’s vocals dip in and out of the track giving it a slick commercial touch that is surefire airwave friendly while still maintaining a dancefloor dominating vibe. With just the right touch of euphoria, to be uplifting but not cheesy, Forever is bound to lift spirits this festival season.
♫ Cardboard Foxes – Forever
Cardboard Foxes’ Forever is released 29th June.
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Exploitation, the first single from Hairless Toys, the about–to-be released new album from Avant-DiscoPop queen Róisín Murphy has been given the bass heavy floorfiller treatment from Bristol’s finest GotSome. The reMix rubs impressive shoulders with work from the likes of DJ Sneak and Falco Benz on the single and more than makes it’s mark by drawing you into it’s hypnotic groove. Check it out below.
Pulsating robo-bass and a jump up beat drive this juggernaut of a track. Murphy’s vocals are the prefect counter for this throbbing and woozy House tune; her soft tones curling across the high-octane machine groove like smoke. GotSome serve up a symphony of tough rhythms, cowbell and loose keys; punctuated by those demonic synth growls. Strobe light stuff, GotSome are on a roll.
♫ Róisín Murphy – Exploitation (GotSome reMix)
Róisín Murphy’s Hairless Toys is out 11th May.
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Nude Disco and Foreign Boy are at it again. The Nude Disco Records staples have collaborated on yet another track, this one our first hint of what to expect from Foreign Boy’s début full length album; coming later this year in the Autumn. When these two get together synth Disco amazingness generally happens; so get you dancing shoes on for S E X E.
Sitting at the nexus point between Boogie and House, S E X E comes laden with an absolutely pounding synth bassline. This heavy and infections bass is accompanied by a warehouse beat and Foreign Boy’s vocal drifting across the mix. Honestly, you won’t be able to get enough of that bassline. This bodes well for FB’s premiere release, let’s hope we can expect more of thins Vintage, jackin’ SynthPop groove.
♫ Nude Disco & Foreign Boy – S E X E
Foreign Boy’s début album is set for release later this year.
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