Night Patrol is the new single from the French House legend that is Lifelike. Released next month on his own label, Computer Science, Night Patrol is something to get excited about, as Lifelike originals come too far apart these days, although his collaboration with Tommi Bavo earlier this year was pretty awesome. So sit back an enjoy some of Lifelike’s sweet electronic sounds.
Laidback, smooth and utterly funky, Night Patrol sees Lifelike in familiar territory with slick beats, head nodding basslines and starlight arpeggios. Adding to the track’s atmosphere is a nice selection of police car sirens and general nocturnal street noise, giving the track an urban groove amongst it’s razor sharp nostalgic synths. Night Patrol is the perfect title for this one, load it up before heading out this weekend.
♫ Lifelike – Night Patrol (Radio Edit)
Lifelike’s Night Patrol is released 2nd December.
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Remember 2008/2009 when it felt like French Touch Pop legend Fred Falke had a hand in everything you listened to? Seems like he;s been pretty quiet of late, but when he does drop a new track it just reminds us how how much we miss his tunes. Case in point; this new reMix of Russian Pop Funk outfit Pompeya’s new song 90.
This reMix of 90 is a spacious affair, but we’d expect no less from a producer of Falke’s experience. There’s tons going on, but it all sits nicely together without sounding cramped. The bright , ringing, synths don;t clash with the infectious Disco licks. The drums don;t jostle for room with the driving bassline. Peppered with vocoding and a majestic piano hook, this reMix is like a Disco wonderland, slightly mysterious but totally compelling.
♫ Pompeya – 90 (Fred Falke reMix)
Pompeya’s 90 is out now.
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German Disco don Justin Faust is taking a break from his usual Discotexas releases to deliver something new on acclaimed New York dance label Nervous Records. This week he released a three track EP titled Disco Cuts. You can check out the first of the three cuts right here with the big, sweeping, Elevator. Elevator music this ain’t.
Also heard on this week’s new Goldroom mixtape, Elevator is a filtered Disco juggernaut. Guaranteed to please both the Nu-Disco crowd and the French Touch lot, this tune brings to the table everything you need for a dancefloor destroyer. Hypnotic Disco hooks, pumping beats, a cheeky bassline, and a ton of filtering, bringing the track it’s highs and lows. We can definitely see this being a go-to track in a lot of DJ’s crates for some time.
♫ Justin Faust – Elevator
Justin Faust’s Elevator is out now via Nervous Records.
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German’s digitalfoxglove is keeping the pressure up these last few weeks, preparing you all for the release of his new EP he’s dropped a brand new track and an awesome reMix of The Knocks & St. Lucia’s Modern Hearts all in the last twelve days. But wait, there’s one more. This is Love You More.
Easing you into it’s groove gently, Love You More kicks off with a laid back clapping rhythm as the filter slowly sweeps int he hook, so by the time the grove launches itself you are already right in there. Taking in Nu-Disco and French Filtered House in equal measures, digitalfoxglove creates a swirling cloud of vintage vocal samples, phased synths, and a vibe you can’t help but nod your head to. If you have a pool, this is what you want playing on the side of it, if you don’t, then this one is for hot summer nights.
♫ digitalfoxglove – Love You More
digitalfoxglove’s new EP is out soon.
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Here’s a new slice of synthesizer richness from Parisian producer Douze. When Douze last graced these pages he was releasing his Eternity’s Call Back EP on Discotexas and since has drops tracks on Work It Baby, Animal Language and Compuphonic (alongside frequent collaborator Kris Menace). Today, though, we are presenting the première of Douze’s lush reworking of the forthcoming new single from London based Indie-Pop singer-songwriter and hype magnet V V Brown, Samson.
V V Browns original in a majestic and undulating five minutes of tribal tension, and while Douze retains much of the track’s drama he, thankfully, breaks the dread and injects the track with a healthy dose of French Disco. With a vintage sheen, Douze mashes together squelchy basslines and starlight melodies, that after a moody intro, completely reform the track. V V’s biblical lament is transformed into a slinky croon by the power of a funky bassline and the whole song take on a newfound swagger. This is Douze at the top of the Disco game once more.
♫ V V Brown – Samson (Douze reMix)
VV Brown’s Samson is released 14th July on YOY Records.
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Always on the ball, Italian Disco duo Fire Flowerz have only just released their new mini-album, Beats Per Minute, earlier this month but they’re already back in the game with a new official EP release on Fogbank Recordings. The Overload EP is a three track dirty Disco monster that breathes new life into the Sample Disco genre.
The EP’s title track is a warping slab of heavy synth Funk. Wrapping up French Touch, Nu-Disco and Electro-House into a warm and infectious synthetic beast. Loaded with thick, filtered sounds, it’s a dense track where the synths almost overshadow the loops, which is no bad thing, aside from the hook, there’s tons of little leads and melodies that all work together to create blissful dancefloor noise. Remedies is more traditional French Disco, built on heavily effected samples whilst Routine brings something a little crazy to the table. Injecting a little grit into it’s party time Disco hook, Routine’s over abundance of effects and modulation add to it’s mesmerising groove. Definitely an EP to add to the crate.
♫ Fire Flowerz – Overload
♫ Fire Flowerz- Routine
Fire Flowerz’s Overload EP is out now.
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We’ve been looking forward to this one. We twigged a few weeks ago that the amazing Monsieur Adi was reMixing the new single from Australian/Swedish sisters Say Lou Lou new single Julian. It’s a deep, emotional song, just the kind of thing that we imagined Adi could really get his teeth into, and he did, and here it is.
It’s actually quite old school Adi. A warm Dreamwavey Nu-Disco track, loaded with ElectroPop affectations. A big French Touch floorfiller, Adi plays with the mood of the track perfectly, giving it a dancey boost without loosing and if the tune’s inherent romanticism. Pulsing synthetic bass, effecting stabs and big airy pads mingle together and wisp around the vocals like smoke. Adi the producer of the moment, and in high demand, and this reMix shows just why. This is how you reMix for the dancefloor and stay classy.
♫ Say Lou Lou – Julian (Monsieur Adi reMix)
Say Lou Lou’s Julian is released 6th May
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Here’s the crazy new video for Bot’Ox forthcoming new single The Face Of Another, the third from Bot’Ox’s soon to be released sophomore album Sans Dormir. An epic ElectroPop/Prog freak-out.
The video is appropriately freaky too. Directed by Flokim Lucas it’s a…well, just watch.
Bot’Ox’s The Face Of Another is released 14th April.
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Rex Ronan is the latest signing to the always excellent Girlfriend Records. This Coventry based producer is an ex-live player of Martin Bowes’ avant-garde Electro Industrial outfit Attrition (ahhh Acid Tongue!) whos been producing solo for a while now, but recently got together with GFR to release his début EP, Beyond, which out released next Tuesday.
The EP kicks off with Incoming, which gently sets up the EP without dropping you straight into some of the frantic, high-octane tracks that appear later. Incoming works a range of breezy buzzing riffs and ringing synths over a storming beat for a driving, but uplifting result. Coastal continues the same pace, but injects a little groove into it’s bassline giving that track a breezy, laid back, Disco side to it. This one is definitely one of the EP’s highlights and could do well in any DJ’s crate. Up next is Beyond, a pumping Electro-House track that blends in a little bitcrushed grittiness and a little big room flavour. Where Ronan shies is his chord progressions and epic melodies, bring a wave of emotional resonance into a huge dance track. The EP plays out on Spell, a sidechaned-to-all-hell tune that combines the worlds of SynthWave and French Touch to make you feel likes it’s 2007 again. Electro on! The only problem with the EP we found was in a few of the tracks, most noticeably Incoming and Beyond, Rex has a tendency to drop in little DJ flourishes, which you don’t really want on original tunes, it makes it sound a bit like you’re listening to a good track on some kid’s YouTube DJ mix wondering why he can’t leave the Flanger alone, it’s a small gripe though, and doesn’t really detract from how good an EP this really is.
♫ Rex Ronan – Coastal
♫ Rex Ronan – Spell
Rex Ronan’s Beyond EP is out 26th March.
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A couple of weeks ago we gave you the skinny on Futurecop!’s new single, Atlantis 1997, mentioning that there was a remix on the single from French Touch pioneer Lifelike. Well now, as the single draws ever closer to it’s late March release, we can give you a listen to that very reMix. Its downloadable too!
Atlantis 1997 is a carefree Dreamwave track in which Ricco Vitali from Cavaliers Of Fun delivers a anthemic, summery vocal. Lifelike uses this vocal to it’s fullest over a big filtered Disco backing. Concentrating on the songs chorus, and adding a few chop-up into the mix, Lifelike delivers punchy bass, smooth keys and slick sheen that can only come from being a master of your art. This mix swirls around your ears like euphoric smoke, drawing you into it’s groove.
♫ Futurecop! (Feat. Ricco Vitali From Cavaliers Of Fun) – Atlantis 1997 (Lifelike reMix)
Futurecop!’s Atlantis 1997 is released 23rd March with reMixes from Lifelike, P.A.F.F, Kill Them With Colour and Uppermost.
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