[Audio] Starcadian’s ‘Saturdaze’ EP

 

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So, after whetting your appetite with one hell of a mashup late last week New York electro wizard Starcadian dropped his new EP just in time for the weekend. We honestly weren’t expecting another body of work this size for a while; (for us at least) his album Sunset Blood is still fresh in our ears and despite being a year old, still gets constant play (also, writing “despite being a year old” just made us sad. Oh internet, what have you done to the shelf life of music?). The Saturdaze EP ages as somewhat of a companion piece to Sunset Blood; but whereas the album soundtracked the best in straight to video Sci-Fi thrillers, Saturdaze takes Saturday morning TV and runs with it.

And it does hit the ground running, the EP’s opener, Ultralove, is one of Starcadian’s best to date. The intro along is immense strings, synths, sax and crazy toms work the music up into a frenzy before dropping and kicking back in with a synth heavy future Disco belter. Ultralove is a journey through everything Starcadian does best, hard hitting raw Disco, Quite vocoder moments and squealing solos. This one’s got it all. It;s a tough act to follow, but the rest of the EP tries it’s hardest. Dance Or Die is the real TV theme hero here, mixing a rockin’ riff with Chiptune hooks this is your optimistic, action-packed, Cartoon intro here. Money seems to be a spiritual successor to Pompey Pirate a little, a growling, enigmatic Electro track that reminds us that Starcadian can do Dark just as well as Uplifting. Alien Victory jostles for position as the EP’s stand out track, an epic duet between ominous, creeping, synthetic tones and skyrocketing euphoric leads. There’s a whole movie that plays out in your head just to this one track; from the dark times to the hopeful future, Alien Victory will carry you there. All that excitement is followed by Entoptica, the EP’s instrumental power ballad, a soaring solo set against a steady melancholy electric groove before the release plays out on a new, up-tempo, dancefloor friendly version of previous single, and space ballad, He^rt.Kicking the track up a few BMP and dropping a kickin’ beat under the track doesn’t hurt it one bit, and reinvents it as a floorfilling anthem. As you can imagine Saturdaze comes highly recommended; we really can’t stress that enough, you need to get involved.

♫ Starcadian – Ultralove

♫ Starcadian – Alien Victory

Starcadian’s Saturdaze EP is out now. You can pick it up here.

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[Video] Russ Chimes’ ‘We Need Nothing To Collide’

 

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Russ Chimes recent Sula EP held this little gem; We Need Nothing To Collide, a deep and powerful House tune that now comes to life in video form.

Mark Wheeler put this clip together. It’s a stunning excursion into light and sound that was all done ‘in-camera’ with projectors.

Russ Chimes Sula EP is out now via Uno Mas.

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[Download] Futurewife With Sister Girlfriend’s ‘Summer’s End’

 

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Seattle’s resident groove master Futurewife and ElectroPop three piece Sister Girlfriend seem like the most nightmarish match made in heaven, yet the results are a pure dream. These guys have teamed fellow local resident Tiffany Wan to deliver this tricked out Funk jam, Summer’s End. So sit back, put your feet up and your headphones on, and sink into some of the smoothest sounds around.

Futurewife serves up some infectious rolling bass hooks and Old School Hip Hop beats for his slick vintage Disco to flow over. Thick synth stabs and retro sweeps form a neat package that allows Futurewife and Tiffany Wan to roll out a sweet duet over the top. It’s an interesting combination of influences, but this time too many cooks certainly don’t spoil anything. This melting pot definitely works.

Futurewife With Sister Girlfriend (Feat. Tiffany Wan) – Summer’s End

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[Download] Starcadian’s ‘Wrecking Shot’

 

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Back in 2012, when we were just getting to know his work, New York’s synthesizer mastermind Starcadian released what is possibly one of the best mashups ever unleashed on the world. First Kill crammed in Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Pharoahe Monch, Queen, Belinda Carlisle, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Busta Rhymes and Wu Tang Clan over some seriously hard hitting Disco sounds. Now, with one of our favourite albums of last year, Sunset Blood, under his belt, and with the storming new Saturdaze EP, on the horizon Starcadian drags you back to the dancefloor with his follow-up bootleg. This is Wrecking Shot.

This time around Miley Cyrus, Ol’ Dirty Bastard & Kelis and Tracy Weber get run through Starcadian’s galactic groove machine and spat out the other side in as a mirror-balled glam jam. Piled high with the finest French Touch, Nu-Disco and a surprising amount of Italo, Wrecking Shot once again surprises us as Starcadian makes seemingly disparate songs weave in and out of each other seamlessly. Where Fist Kill was full throttle Electro, Wrecking Shot has a smooth and soulful side. This should more than keep you going until Starcadian brings his urban synth Disco, with a Saturday morning TV theme vibe, on the new EP.

Starcadian – Wrecking Shot

Starcadian’s Sunset Blood is out now. The Saturdaze EP is released 26th September.

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[Video] Say Lou Lou X Lindstrøm’s ‘Games For Girls’

 

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The video for Australian/Swedish majestic ElectroPop sisters Say Lou Lou and Norwegian Cosmic Disco master Lindstrøm’s Games For Girls is finally here.

Directed by Dimitri Basil, the clip features the girls just doing some stuff. Pretty much just that.

Say Lou Lou X Lindstrøm’s Games For Girls is released 12th October.

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[Audio] Ilya Santana’s ‘Big Foot’ reMixed by Future Feelings

 

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Mediterranean Cosmic Disco master Ilya Santana has released on most of the top Disco labels at one time or another, and now the Spaniard is preparing to unleash his latest single via London’s Retrospective Recordings. It’s called Big Foot, which immediately makes us think of those shaped ice creams, which, we guess, adds to the laid back summery groove in some way. Right here we are premièring our friends, Mexican Nu-Disco outfit Future Feelings, take on the tune. Deep and synthy stuff to follow.

Future Feelings take the very organic Disco sounding original and inject it with a healthy dose of robo-boogie. The Cosmic vibe is still in place, but in this more synthetic environment takes on a Jarre-like quality as it rides over an undulating electronic groove. The bass hammers home while the leads fly. Analog Disco at it’s best, this reMix is a galactic journey through a 70s lens. Buck Rogers would have loved this one!””

♫ Ilya Santana – Big Foot (Future Feelings reMix)

Ilya Santana’s Big Foot is released (that just sounds weird) on 12” and digital 29th September.

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[Mixtape] Goldroom’s ‘Otoño Mix 2014′

 

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Goldroom – Otoño Mix 2014 = Here’s the latest mixtape from the man like Goldroom to kick off your weekend. Check out that tracklist! It’s a whole our of blissful House and Disco sounds. This is too good.

Goldroom – Otoño Mix 2014

The tracklist:
01. D/A/D – Terminal
02. Goldroom (Feat Mammals) – ‘Till Sunrise
03. Dawn Golden – All I Want (Manila Killa reMix)
04. Yasmine Hamdan – Deny (Holmes Price reMix)
05. Estate & Liquid Pegasus – Tendency (Satin Jackets reMix)
06. Glen Check – Paint It Gold (Anoraak reMix)
07. Bondax – All I See (Darius reMix)
08. Panama Wedding – All Of The People (Option 4 reMix)
09. LeSonic – All The Lights (NTEIBINT reMix)
10. Jardin Studio Orchestra – Runnin’ Out Of Night (Ray Mang Mix)
11. Architecture In Helsinki – I Might Survive (Goldroom reMix)
12. Le Loups – Colourblind
13. Ninetones – Finder
14. Alex Metric – Heart Weighs A Ton (Cassian reMix)
15. Casino Gold – Sunbeams
16. Zak Waters – Out Of My Head (Tobtok reMix)
17. Rüfüs – Sarah (Touch Sensitive reMix)

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[Download] MiGHty mOUse’s ‘That Piano Track’

 

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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.

MiGHty mOUse – That Piano Track

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[Audio] Paradisko reMixes Portecho’s ‘9PM’

 

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Turkish Duo Paradisko, who you may remember from their storming début, Chewing Gum, have just turned in a fantastic new reMix to lift your mid-week. Taking on 9PM, from Indie-Electro outfit Portecho, a duo whos membership spans Istanbul and New York; the track gets it;s official release this week. Check it out.

Easing you into the tune gently, Paradisko use the originals moody vocal perfectly as they build up the atmosphere in their reMix before launching into an analog Disco Italofest. Squealing synths and stripped down beats permeate this tune, lightly sprinkled with stabbing piano and gentle bass. There’s a hint of early 90s dance in the mix, but a big chunk of this tune’s DNA is owed to Mediterranean clubs in the mid-80s. An awesome nostalgia fest.

♫ Portecho – 9PM (Paradisko reMix)

Portecho’s 9PM (Paradisko reMix) is out now.

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[Audio] Ben Macklin’s ‘Dare’

 

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Here we have the new outing from Cassette Club’s Ben Macklin; get your shorts on, ‘cos this one is ultra-Tropical. Teaming up once again with frequent collaborator Emma Brammer Ben is serving up some of the dreamiest Disco sounds around to ease you out of the summer gently. Dare is released this week and comes correct with a couple of reMixes from fellow Londoner Luxar.

So recline on your pool lounger, flip the shades down, take a sip on that cocktail and slide into the smooth bassline and swelling vocals of Dare. A steady Nu-Disco tune with a little undercurrent of House and a Balearic vibe, Macklin deliverers it all with this one. Island chimes subtly blending into a hazy piano hook set the tone for the track, mixing Chicago with LA and laying the groundwork for Brammer’s smokey vocal to swirl around the track. The summer ends here, but that doesn’t mean we have to stop dancing.

♫ Ben Macklin (Feat. Emma Brammer) – Dare

Ben Macklin’s Dare is out now

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