It seems like ElectroPop heroes Lovestarrs have well and truly shaken off the manacles of The Good Natured as Sarah and crew joyously revel in their new found freedom. After the monster rabble rousing début (comeback?) single Get Your Sexy On, team Lovestarrs have been drip feeding us a string of funky and uplifting tracks from their forthcoming new EP, Supernova. Well, premièring right here is the final drip ahead of Supernova’s release. This is 80’s Love Song.
With a surprising amount of retro Boogie in it’s DNA, 80’s Love Song is an exuberant and energetic hot-summer-nights anthem. It’s sassier and slinkier than anything we’ve heard from Lovestarrs (or The Good Natured) to date; rolling on a buoyant Disco groove, leaden with irresistible bass, the tune could have quite easily made for the latest vintage-tinged floorfiller. Not content with filling dancefloors alone though, Sarah adds a smooth, shimmering, and gloriously British Pop sheen with her urban dreamtime narrative, delivered with an infectious optimism. An interesting take on how DiscoPop should sound, a low down groove paired with Indie sensibilities. After a few summers full of LA-esque Indie-DiscoPop tunes, it’s refreshing to get down to a retro summertime vibe that sounds undeniably from the UK. Supernova is looking like the shake-up British SynthPop needs.
♫ Lovestarrs – 80’s Love Song
Lovestarrs’ ‘Supernova’ EP is released tomorrow.
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Australian Indie-ElectroPoppers Miami Horror are on the road to releasing their sophomore album later this year; ahead of which they have unleashed the single Wild Motion (Set It Free). The original leans slightly toward the jangle Indie guitar side of things, but Chicago finest purveyor of the city’s House sound, Rogue Vogue, is here to bring the track kicking and screaming back to the dancefloor with this infectious reMix.
Sitting alongside a version from RAC’s Pete Herbert on the official release this reMix is surely the releases highlight and available here to download. Cranking his retro House sound up to 11, Rogue Vogue heaps on the shuffling 909 hats and a deep Organ hook the worms it;s way into your brain. Pushing the anthemic vocals to the fore, Rogue Vogue conjures up a track that is both hardcore floorfilling material and a song that retains it;s Pop sensibilities. We can’t ask for more than that can we?
♫ Miami Horror – Wild Motion (Set It Free) (Rogue Vogue reMix)
Miami Horror’s Wild Motion (Set It Free) is out now.
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Last year; Crystal World, the début album from Ladytron’s Helen Marnie turned out to be one of our favourite records of the year. It’s an LP that still gets a fair amount of play around these parts, so we never expected to get our first taste of Marnie’s album number two so soon, but here is Wolves, the first single from her sophomore release; due out next year.
Instantly more uplifting and optimistic that the content of Crystal World; Wolves, a track inspired in part but the forthcoming referendum on Scottish independence, is loaded with swelling chords and rousing choruses. Easing itself in with a growling, buzzing synth line, the track soon erupts into a rapturous choir of majestic synths and anthemic vocals. Marnie’s follow up album could turn out to be an entirely different beast.
♫ Marnie – Wolves
Marnie’s Wolves is out now.
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Techniques – Mixtape Sept 14 = In the lead up to their new EP release, Sometime Kitsuné artists, Preston ElectroPoppers Techniques had dropped this storming mixtape, loaded with deep, synthetic sounds.
♫ Techniques – Mixtape Sept 14
01. Techniques Vs. Lake People – I’ve Got The Time & Night Drive
02. Kim Ann Foxman – Be Mine (Techniques reMix)
03. El Mundo – Summer Like Winter
04. Jad & The Ladyboy – Only 1
05. Lee Curtiss – Drinks Tickets
06. Youandewan – Alright Son
07. Spleen United – Suburbia (The Juan MacLean reMix)
08. Techniques – 101010
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Aussie Disco/House masters Flight Facilities recently announced the release of their forthcoming début full length record. Titled Down To Earth, the album is set for release next month; ahead of which they have released this epic deep groover of a single, Two Bodies. Featuring the vocal talents of Emma Louise, the track is a warm and mellow vocal House burner, check out the new video.
The clip was directed by Lorin Askill, and kinda’ does what it says on the tin. As minimal as it comes.
Flight Facilities’ Down To Earth is released 254th October.
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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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We finally got to see London Nu-DiscoPop duo Cassette Club live a month or so ago, and we weren’t disappointed (that’s the blog ‘we’, I actually mean ‘I’; no idea why I keep doing this!); right in the middle of summer they busted out a cool set of chill and soulful Dreamwavey tunes that washed over the crowd like a cool breeze. Tom and Ben have decided to unleash another set of unreleased demos, to follow their Unreleased EP of 2012.
Unreleased 2 contains three instrumental demos and this shiny vocal track, Toy. Toy is a lush slice of retro Pop with a slick Disco twist. With a popping bassline that anyone on TOTP in the mid 80s would be proud of Cassette Club get their Italo on. As Tom belts out an impassioned vocal, Ben’s smooth groove soon sweeps into and airy Disco vibe. The whole EP is free to download, then link is below the track. Enjoy.
♫ Cassette Club – Toy
Cassette Club’s Unreleased 2 EP is out now and can be downloaded here.
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Our friends over at Stoney Roads got themselves the killer scoop on this new reMix from Sydney House master Cassian. He’s served up a bouncy-as-hell reMix of the forthcoming new single from Mr. Alex Metric; Heart Weighs A Ton. The track, of course, features the vocal stylings of the one and only Stefan Storm from The Sound Of Arrows, which just means there is so much pedigree, and so much to like, about this track from the offset.
Cassian pulls out the springiest of rubbery basses for this one. Deep and booming yet bouncing all over the track, the bassline fires itself across razor sharp drums with Cassian grabs snatches of Stefan’s uplifting vocal and drops them here and there. Enter the piano hook to tie the track together and elevate it to a place of dancefloor madness. Time to get your head down and keep dancing.
♫ Alex Metric (Feat. Stefan Storm) – Heart Weighs A Ton (Cassian reMix)
Alex Metric’s Heart Weighs A Ton is out 3rd October.
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This is the new single from Bristolian Pop/House duo Blonde, still riding high on the success of their Higher Ground tune. I Loved You is the apex of the R&B/Chicago House revival crossover, that is becoming more and more prevalent, in that is sounds so much like early 90s soul anyway that it ends up sounding both nostalgic and fresh. Check it out.
There’s a great Pop/Soul vocal here (riffing on Tamia’s 2004 release More), that shares the tracks limelight with a massive piano hook chorus. Clocking in at a perfect three minutes in length, this is exactly how Pop/House should sound; respectful of it’s warehouse roots but effortlessly catchy and easy enough to listen to as it is to dance to. This is upbeat, feel-good Chicago House jammage that’s hard to beat.
♫ Blonde – I Loved You
Blonde’s I Loved You is out soon via FFRR.
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Russian Nu-Disco duo Sohight & Cheevy have been quite the past few months, but it sounds like they have been hard at work working on new material. Not only working on new material, but cultivating a new, fuller, big band sound; as displayed on their brand new tracks, Shine With Me. This one is pretty huge.
Sohight & Cheevy sound like they are backed by a full orchestra on Shine With Me. It’s an amazingly full track, bristling with DiscoPop goodness. Cheevy’s falsetto vocals belt out over a symphony of thick synths, a powerful horn section, a hint of piano and a deep warbling bass. The track is currently unsigned, something someone needs to rectify pretty sharpish and this one could tear up the dancefloor in the right hands.
♫ Sohight & Cheevy – Shine With Me
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