Late March sees the 2nd Birthday of Electro superstar Mylo’s Italo-Disco London outings Ecstasy, Passion & Pain. To celebrate in style the man has brought together a crazy good line-up to party at XOYO in the 22nd.
Moullinex and Xinobi. Lisbon’s Disco mafia. Once again bringing the reMix to each others tunes. This time Xinobi’s having a crack at Darkest Night, from Moullinex’s début album Flora. A track Xinobi apparently had a hard time getting to grips with, considering it “non-touchable”, but we’re kinda pleased that he did.
What Xinobi has done here is create and absolutely epic, deep , Disco track. Whereas the original had an almost World Music feel to it’s percussion, giving it’s Bond theme vocals an eerie edge, here Xinobi plays up the drama, setting big haunting synth solos against a rumbling hypnotic groove. The soaring, theatrical, vocals pair perfectly with a restrained House beat and a mysterious late night vibe.
♫ Moullinex – Darkest Night (Xinobi reMix)
Moullinex’s Darkest Night single is released this week on Gomma.
Moullinex’s take on Travel Anthem rides on an infectious bassline that is just funky enough to stick in your head but not so frantic that it overpowers the tune. Using an catchy piano riff and interesting use of the vocals Moullinex has crafted a track that you can loose yourself in. the rest of the tune is made up of Moullinex’s quirky Disco sense of humour, all plopping and pinging percussion. More cowbell anyone?
Next month Gomma man Moullinex will finally be releasing his long awaited début (really?) album, Flora, and boy it’s going to be a funk fuelled killer. In preparation we’ve got two new tracks for you here. First up a celebratory freebie from the man himself followed by a reMix of his new single from Gigamesh.
Moullinex dropped Kassette as one of those ‘reached xxxx ‘likes’ or whatever’ milestones. Whereas we are pretty opposed to this meaningless numbers game the music industry is turning into, we can’t fault a new Moullinex track. Kassette is an Edit of Kasso’s Walkman from 1982 that Moullinex has been playing out for quite a while and now it can be enjoyed in all it’s twisted funk, multi instrumental, infectious hook, glory. Take My Pain Away will be the album’s preceding single and alongside reMixes from Rory Phillips, Strip Steve, and DJ Steef sits this blinding track from Gigamesh. Gigamesh whips up an epic retro Disco tune that just goes to prove why he is one of Disco big rising stars. A flawless production built on an irresistible funky groove and driven on by some spine-tingling solos.
Remember Belgian outfit Montevideo’s Horses from back in February? A track that combined a New York Disco feel (no doubt helped by recording at DFA’s studio) with an Italo feel. The band are currently working on their new release, but in the meantime they, and Discotexas, are giving ways two new reMixes of Horses to tide us over until their second album drops.
First premièred on his last mixtape is Zimmer reMix. A burbling Disco tune that piles on the Cosmic elements and it’s fair share of cowbell. Pure Horizontal Disco, as Zimmer would term it, the track runs with bubbling analog bass and frantic percussion on a galactic trip that deserves an Animé video. The second reMix comes from Discotexas core trio of Moullinex, Xinobi & Mr. Mitsuhirato who kick of with a reverby 909 beat and proceed to fold an ‘90’s House vibe into a European Disco groove, the result is pretty unique and pretty captivating. Totally a track to get lost in.
Originally heard on Aeroplane’s, still on rotation, ‘In Flight Entertainment’ compilation, Sweedish Disco duo Drop Out Orchestra’s ‘It Will Never Be The Same Again’ finally sees a single release this month with a reMix package on Eskimo Recordings.
‘It Will Never Be The Same Again’, as you will probably know by now, is nice rolling, quite jazzy, Disco number. Vocoder heavy and loaded with lush ‘70’s stings alongside bouncy synth work. It’s got quite a chilled vibe, like a relaxed Moroder, but with enough groove to rock the dancefloor. reMixes come correct from London Electro Disco duo Punks Jump Up and Gomma staple Moullinex. Punks Jump Up, bring out a little more of the dancefloor side of the track. Reminiscent of some of PJU’s older work it’s got a solid piano line, a pulsating bassline and a real House vibe to it. Moullinex wastes no time and gets straight on with his quirky Portuguese Cosmic Disco business. Space synths and a slight Tropical flavour make for a nice future retro Mediterranean flavour. Picking a hollow bass sound really accentuates the bass riff and makes for an addictive core to the track. Also including a B-Side, ‘Sun Machine’ featuring The Reverb Junkie, this is a hell of a smooth Disco package.
♫ Drop Out Orchestra – It Will Never Be The Same Again
♫ Drop Out Orchestra – It Will Never Be The Same Again (Punks Jump Up reMix)
♫ Drop Out Orchestra – It Will Never Be The Same Again (Moullinex reMix)
The ‘It Will Never Be The Same Again’ single is released 21st May.
This weekend saw the release of synthetic Disco maestro Zimmer’s ‘Horizontal Disco’ reMix EP. The ‘Horizontal Disco’ EP was one of many Discotexas highlights of 2011 and has, suitably, been given of top quality reMix package.
The highlight of the EP, for us, comes from American cosmic Boogie expert Moon Boots. His version of ‘Bay Bridge’ combines Moon Boots usual spaced-out Tropical flavour with a robotic bass and some bright, shining synths for a more electronic sound that we’re used to from him, but from it’s galactic groove to it’s vintage riffs, it’s a killer track. Elsewhere on the EP we get Broke One dropping a deep deep deep ‘90’s House vibe with rounded bass and a nice swing. Gomma’s Moullinex bring his playful Mediterranean Disco sound to the table with his version of ‘Looking At You’ complete with squelchy little synth riffs and a nostalgia inducing electric piano hook. Xinobi brings us back to the ‘90’s House-fest with his hand-in-the-air track that could have easily seen play at The Haçienda in the circa 1991. Also on board is the Lou Teti reMix we featured last week. These days we don;t expect anything less than the best from Discotexas, but it’s comforting to know they haven’t disappointed yet.
♫ Zimmer – Bay Bridge (Moon Boots reMix)
♫ Zimmer (Feat. Jeremy Glenn) – Slave To Your Heart (Broke One reMix)
♫ Zimmer – Looking At You (Moullinex reMix)
♫ Zimmer (Feat. Jeremy Glenn) – - Slave To Your Heart (Xinobi reMix)
Moullinex’s latest awesome Disco workout is a reMix of Swedish singer/songwriter and synth fiddler Karin Park’s ‘Fryngies’.
It;s the second single from her forthcoming new album ‘High Wire Poetry’ and Moullinex goes all out to wash the icy, Dubby, ElectroPop with a low-down groove. You wouldn’t have immediately though that the chilly, razor sharp synths of the original could be given such a warm Tropical make-over but Moullinex brings in a Funking bassline, a shuffling beat and some chiming synths and take Karin to the beach, whether she likes it or not!
Here’s the video for Moullinex & Peaches’ cover of Michael Sembello’s ‘Maniac’ (yes, that ‘Manic’, from Flashdance!).
The track is part of the forthcoming Gomma cover EP which features Moullinex, Telonius, Munk and The Phenomenal Handclap Band covering Michael Sembello, Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder and Skatt Brothers.