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 on the mighty On The Fruit Records is the début record from Turkish Duo Paradisko. Already getting a heap of support; the track, the product of the pairing of Thousand Fingers & Hemi, comes complete with a packed reMix package featuring the likes of Xinobi, Digits and Cosmic Disco master MiGHty mOUse.
This one’s all about that utterly infectious synth bass. Funky as all hell, the bassline works it’s way into your head and effects your feet. It’s as playful as it is relentlessly groovy, a head on collision of Italo and Nu-Disco, this robo-Boogie is bound to stay on repeat for a long time to come. MiGHty mOUse’s take on the tune is a slow builder, taking it;s time to layer intricate purcussion and rich pads until it reaches a point where it morphs into a UK House monster that owes as much to early 90s Bleep House as it does to today’s dancefloors. The mOUse delivers a nice mix of ominous bass and light Disco synths with dancefloor destroying precision. It;s an awesome collection of track you definitely need to be checking out.
♫ Paradisko – Chewing Gun (Original Mix)
♫ Paradisko – Chewing Gun (MiGHty mOUse remix)
Paradisko’s Chewing Gum is out now.
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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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Out soon via Future Classic is the new EP from Brooklyn’s Chrome Sparks, Goddess. Chrome Sparks music is always an interesting proposition. Cosmic analog synthesizer goodness, much like the other Brooklyn based Chrome, washed over the title track of the release. Check it out below.
Goddess truly is a galactic SynthWave journey, stopping off at Italo, Disco and cinematic Space Synth. Beautiful, undulating synth sounds and sweeping pads glide through a star-field of distant arpeggios and gentle drums. Like a soundtrack the tune rises and falls with it’s narrative, carrying with it a sense of drama as Goddess speeds toward it’s distorted synth crescendo. Amazing, emotional, stuff from Chrome Sparks, we can;t wait for the whole EP.
♫ Chrome Sparks – Goddess
Chrome Sparks’ Goddess EP is released 24th April
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We do love a Luke Million reMix. The Australian Italo-Disco producer always goes to the synth next-level. Out this week is his reMix from fellow Aussies Midnight Pool Party and their new single Linger. We found the original of the track a little tame, in a by-the-numbers way, but no fear, Mr. Million is here it inject the tune with his particular brand of synthesizer love.
Leading in and out with the originals Disco lick, Luke Million eschews the original’s Indie-Pop vibe for a deeply funky Italo style. Heaping vocoded versions of the vocals with undulating and soaring synth leads gives the track a much needed epic quality. We could listen to those magical keys all day and Luke Million shreds his way though SynthWave solos set to his carefree Disco beats.
♫ Midnight Pool Party – Linger (Luke Million reMix)
Midnight Pool Party’s Linger is out now.
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Bristolian Disco collective Bedmo Disco are back with another fresh release. The Product Of Bedminster EP contains this gem from Awon who’s gearing up for his début solo EP, The Awon Sound, later in the year. Before than one drops, though, he’s here to deliver the ultimate synth funk with No Return.
What you’ll get with No Return is Cosmic kraftwerkian beats, big Boogie synths, 80s Soul Pop leads and a resonating Dub vibe. It’s heady mix that just screams summer–in-the-city. A tack that is equal parts classic Top Of The Pops and B-Boy breakin’, all wrapped up with a Nu-Disco bow, No Return’s chugging groove is guaranteed to get your blood pumping and set you up for the weekend.
♫ Awon – No Return
Awon & Bedmo Disco’s ‘Product Of Bedminster’ EP is due out in April.
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London’s finest purveyor of Italo and Space Synth Mild Peril with a new three track EP is cosmic, electronic, voyages. Serving as a precursor to his forthoming second album, Excalibur delivers three tracks of what Mild Peril called “Mediaeval Synth”, and we’d call beautiful, funky, synthetic dreams. Strap in.
The EP’s title track serves up a platter of pounding Industrial beats and blissful vintage synths. The mixture of punchy sounds and hazy, sweeping keys that we’ve come to expect from Mild Peril is present and correct. Rich and emotive, Excalibur is just he first part of this journey, but one that completely enthrals over it’s seven minute length. As Excalibur is a reworking of Sequence 1, Galatine re-treads ground covered by Sequence 2 sending it into strange magical places backed with a stomping EBM beat, peppering it with zippy synths and a bouncy European basslines, all leading up to a soaring and involving solo. First featuring on his Themes EP Mild Peril’s cover of the Game Of Thrones theme, Throne Of Swords, is given a dark ages danceable tweak with this new version, a track to surprise and delight seedy Italo dancefloors. We can’t recommend Mild Peril enough for serious synthesizer music fans.
♫ Mild Peril – Excalibur
♫ Mild Peril – Galatine
♫ Mild Peril – Throne Of Swords (Red Wedding Dance)
Mild Peril’s Excalibur EP is out now at Bandcamp.
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Bxentric – Mix Four = Here’s another new mix from Bxentric. Prepare yourself for over an hour of funky as hell synthetic sounds; rolling from the Balearic to the Cosmic on a Disco tip.
♫ Bxentric – Mix Four
01. Afrobuddha Meets Kakatsitsi Drummers – Obame (Dub Mix)
02. Richard From Milwaukee – Free Love
03. Tornado Wallace – Bit 1
04. Casino Times (Feat. High Hopes) – Stirling (Damiano Von Erckert Rmx)
05. Split Secs – I’m Not Losin’
06. DJ Kaos – From Inside (Tiago Club Dub)
07. Javen Souls – Future (Maurice Fulton Mix)
08. Richard Rossa – Draco
09. Octa Octa – Shower Nights (Second Chance Mix)
10. Walter Jones – A Night In Newark
11. Squarehead – Dead Reyt
12. Unknown Artist – Unknown
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Out today on the consistently awesome Discotexas is the new single from one of our favourite producers, Jesse Oliver. Already getting play from the likes of Dimitri From Paris, Zimmer, Moullinex, Munk, C90s, Xinobi and ATTAR!, Piece By Piece is set to blow up over the summer. This one;’s got everything to keep the dancefloor moving.
Tasking in a bit of House, a bit of Acid and a bit of Disco, Oliver turn in this Deep masterpiece with Techy bass that never looses the groove. Rising synth burblings and gradually emphasising stabs lead the way in this hypnotic six minutes. Designed purely to keep a crowd rocking the track works some special magic with hit’s huge breakdown. Simple but effective.
♫ Jesse Oliver – Piece By Piece (Original Mix)
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Sweden’s top ElectroPop producer, and one half of Sally Shapiro, Johan Agebjörn has whipped up this resounding reMix of Annie’s stance against Russia’s anti-gay laws, Russian Kiss. Retitled Sweedish Kiss (there’s also a Norwegian Kiss by Skatebård) the track is out now on Annie’s own label, Totally.
Johan goes all Sci-Fi Italo and Spacecoder with his version of the track.. A rolling arpeggiated bassline chugs underneath the tune, giving it it’s power, while floaty, galactic snyths swirl around the track. Annie’s vocals are given the vocoder treatment, making her heartfelt mantra sound like a robotic order. Otherworldly grooves from Johan here.
♫ Annie (Feat. Bjarne Melgaard) – Swedish Kiss (Johan Agebjörn reMix of Russian Kiss)
Annie & Johan Agebjörn’s Swedish Kiss is out now.
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