After premièring it on their recent Music To Show Aliens When They Land On Earth mixtape, Du Tonc (the globe trotting team-up of Matt Van Schie and MiGHty mOUse) have unleashed their the surprise tune from that mix. A reMix of Pixies late 80s/early 90s Indie club staple; Monkeys Gone To Heaven. As a prelude to their forthcoming new single, released later this month, this reMix is bound to keep you going for a while.
Effortlessly blending a bit of Indie nostalgia (if you like that sort of thing) with their magical Tropical Disco sound, Du Tonc strip down most of the original, keeping a few grooves and vocal snatches, but manage to hold onto Monkeys Gone To Heaven‘s feel with Matt Van Schie’s trademark Disco dream basslines and the waves of lush synths and wicked little licks we expect from these two. It’s a track the you can’t help but smile about, particularly if you’re familiar with the original. Summer goodness right here.
Du Tonc – Music To Show Aliens When They Land On Earth = MiGHty mOUse and Matt Van Schie are all up in your week with an hour of spaced out floorfillers. Kicking off with an unexpected and genius rework of The Pixies’ Monkey’s Gone To Heaven by Du Tonc themselves the mixtape spans Disco, House and Electro with it’s head in the clouds.
♫ Du Tonc – Music To Show Aliens When They Land On Earth
The tracklist: 01. The Pixies – Monkey Gone To Heaven (Du Tonc Rework) 02. Prins Thomas – Rainbow Disco 03. Pentatones – Karma Game (Steve Bug Retouch) 04. Atelier Francesco – Akaino (Few Nolder reMix) 05. Sebastien Leger – DXB (Original Mix) 06. Justin Martin – Buggin’ (DJ Version) 07. Doorly – Boogaloo (Original Mix) 08. Rene Amesz & Camilo Franco – Once And For All (Original Mix) 09. Purple Disco Machine & Teenage Mutants – Get Lost (Original Mix) 10. Jonas Rathsman – Wolfsbane (Extended Mix) 11. Jose M & Tacoman – Kul (Original Mix) 12. Woo York – He And She (Original Mix) 13. Tom Trago – Hidden Heart Of Gold 14. Greg Gow – The Bridge (Late Grand River Mix) 15. Robosonic (Feat. Stag) – WURD (Original Mix) 16. Caribou – Your Love Will Set You Free (c2’s Set U Free reMix)
MiGHty mOUse and Matt Van Schie are back in their Du Tonc guise with the eagerly awaited follow up to January’s Every Song. Written on the radio in the US, Animals marks the start of the journey toward the duo’s début album, of which they are putting the finishing touched to right now. These guys have made a big impact on the Nu-Disco and Indie-Electro scenes since the start of their collaboration back in 2013 and we are pretty pleased they are going the album route (it’s a format we, unlike a lot of people, feel is still very important. It;s gonna’ be a big year for Du Tonc.
Animals serves up generous helpings of, what is now, Du Tonc’s trademark sound; blissful Topical-tinged Indie-Electro with a solid Disco backing. Blissful it may be, but don’t mistake it for shallow. Animals, as with the rest of Du Tonc’s output, is wildly more cerebral than it’s contemporaries, with Matt Van Schie giving an emotional and intelligent performance over a intricately crafted combination of summery ElectroPop and retro-futuristic Cosmic Disco. As ever, Du Tonc deliver something for both the head and the feet.
True to his word, Disco don MiGHty mOUse has released another of his personal crate weapons to you lucky people. The man is at the top of his game, the game of being a Disco DJ, so when he creates a tune specifically designed to rock his dancefloors you know it;s going to do the job right. No fluff, no padding, this one is a dancefloor aimed musical cruse missile. The kind of monster tune you’ll find him dropping on any of his forthcoming gigs.
Wunder is one of those track, when you’re on the dancefloor, that you just sink into. You let it take control and you just loose yourself in. That chord progression, played on rumbling bass synth, is like a wave of vibes that carries you away. The tune is seasoned with an hypnotic, almost Dubby, piano hook and an array of Sci-Fi sounds flowing over jaunty purcussion. MiGHty mOUse isn’t mucking around here; pure dancefloor exuberance.
The UK’s Disco powerhouse MiGHty mOUse has a whole bunch of gigs coming up, including a six house set at XOYO later this month; and what does any DJ worth their salt do when there’s gigs coming up? They get reMixing. The object of the mOUse’s is a tine that takes us right back. Family Stand’s Ghetto Heaven. Those beautiful hi-hats are gone, but an Italo-esque bouncy synth injection more than makes up for it.
MiGHty mOUse’s brings it pretty full-on with this radical workout. I think the man is playing things down when it;s referred to as an edit, this is a full blown reMix as he whips those instantly recognisable vocals into contemporary dancefloor shape with sweeping synths, an infectious rubbery bassline and a rock solid groove. Maybe it’s just ‘cos we’re listening to this one with our headphones turned right up, but this one seems to envelops you, and you can’t help but move to it. Silky smooth, but tough with it, another floorfiller from the mOUse
Early next month Eskimo Recordings drops the new single from German Disco dons Satin Jackets. This new one featured vocals from London based crooner Esser, and the already awesome single comes backed with two even awesomer reMixes. Satin Jackets sure know how to pick ‘em as they serve up reworks from two of our favourite producers around right now. SynthWave maestro Ben Macklin and Cosmic Disco don MiGHty mOUse. Check out the reMixes of Shine On You.
The Macklin Dub eases you into it’s laid back groove with dreamy tones and sample snatches. Soon you;’e treated to a warm House vibe. Laid back and too cool for school, this reMix strips things back to pure dancefloor necessities and utilises them to full effect. Countering a deep bass with shimmering chines, Macklin offers up a chilled House anthem that we’re going to save for those lazy summer nights. MiGHty mOUse’s take on the tune immediately drops you into high energy Sci-Fi Disco territory. This in turn get peppered with classic UK House elements; the raw Cosmic bass playing up against sparkling arpeggios. As the Esser’s vocals glide frictionless across this soundtrack, things are taken to the next level with an array of soaring leads that lend the track in intense and euphoric dramatic quality. There’s a perfectly times build too. Amazing stuff.
♫ Satin Jackets (Feat. Esser) – Shine On You (Ben Macklin Dub)
♫ Satin Jackets (Feat. Esser) – Shine On You (MiGHty mOUse reMix)
Satin Jackets’ Shine On You is released 2nd February.
It’s been a while we’ve been waiting for the next track from the coalition of Matts Du Tonc. International jet-setters MiGHty mOUse and Matt Van Schie have chosen to kick off this year with a track that they’ve been kicking around for a while, honing it to perfection. Every Song is the first track from the Indie-Disco duo to be picked up by Eskimo Recordings; we can see that partnership between the acclaimed label and these guys being a long and fruitful one.
Breezy Island vibes kick off Every Song; which is possibly the most 80s track from Du Tonc to date. A Disco New Wave oddessy with a swirling mixture of rolling bass and gently stabbing synths liberally peppered with Island guitar that gives off a Tropical early-80s Blondie vibe. This all makes of a blissful soundtrack for Matt (the Van She one) to deliver a summery croon that exudes an effortless cool. January feels like July with Every Song dripping out of the speakers.
Pure Cosmic Disco energy right now in the form of the new rocker from galactic overlord MiGHty mOUse. This latest dancefloor behemoth is a reMix for German duo Achilles & One’s forthcoming new single, La Musica. Released just before X-MAs, the single also boast work from the likes of Kenny Hectyc and Magic Touch; but it’s the mOUse mix that dominates the release. This one is huge and hypnotic.
While the core of this tune is undoubtedly MiGHty mOUse’s throbbing, bass heavy, retro-futuristic Disco, he weaves a few threads of mesmerising electronics throughout the track. Pulsating Techno and mind-bending Dub vibes both put in an appearance as the tune expands on it’s vintage Disco in spacey ways. Alongside the hammerfall House piano and infectious walking bass you’ll fine magical echo effects and LFO heavy synths giving the tune a roomy, evolving feel. Excellent, and intoxicating, stuff from the mOUse man.
♫ Achilles & One – La Musica (MiGHty mOUse reMix)
Achilles & One’s La Musica is released 22nd December.
Well, we’ve been waiting for this for what feels like an eternity. The mighty MiGHty mOUse and the also mighty Ronika. A match made in mirrorball heaven. Even before we we’re told that this was happening we pretty much just assumed it would sooner or later, and now it has in the form of See Through You, the new MiGHty mOUse single set to drop at the beginning of next month. Strap in, this is gonna’ get wild.
MiGHty mOUse brings his Balearic, Cosmic, infectious Disco A-game here with a killer bassline and a funkin;’ beat. What’s really interesting about See Through You, is that alongside the shimmering Disco groove, there a bit of a Post-Punk vibe going on, in a similar way to the whole post-DFA New York scene but with a distinctly British twist. That bassline warps around synth horns, electronic stabs and huge rushes of vintage dancefloor strings while Ronika shimmies over the track with an effortless cool. A glorious homebrew take on shiny Disco-Punk, See Through You is set to be the sound of the holidays, around here at least.
♫ MiGHty mOUse (Feat. Ronika) – See Through You (Original Mix)
MiGHty mOUse’s See Through You is released 1st December.
Fresh out the oven; here’s the latest monster from floorfilling renaissance man MiGHty mOUse. Following on from his recent Shaker Faker/Space Face single of earlier this year, That Piano Track, continues the MiGHty mOUse trend of throwing a whole bunch of dance music genres into a blender and generating something awesome and fresh. Put together primarily for his DJ sets, the mOUse man felt this one was too good to be kept to himself. We tend to agree.
There’s just so much more personality in MiGHty mOUse’s tunes than many of his contemporaries. Never following a formula he always delivers something that’s completely in-tune with the dancefloor but with a heap of added quirkiness; That Piano Track is no exception. With frantic purcussion and a groove that effortlessly slides from light piano hooked House to sub rumbling Bass; this one will definitely keep the crowd locked in. Enjoy.