Next up of France’s amazing On The Fruit Records, who are on a bit of releasing spree right now, is the new single from Norwegian SynthWaver Mr. Mæn. It’s been quite some time since we heard new material from this guy, and the new record doesn’t disappoint, coming packed with reMixes from Silenx and Pelifics, this is Slow Love.
This one is so smooth it hurts. A super nostalgic slice of laid back, silky, synthesizer love. Phil Collin’s style keys, synth Sax, and dreamy moods come together to make up this romantic soundtrack piece. A bit of a departure from OTF’s normal dancefloor oriented releases, but a welcome addition to their catalogue, Mr. Mæn shows off his more soulful and musical side, and we love it. The ever awesome Silenx up’s the tempo a bit with his take on the tune, whipping those feather-light keys into a shoulder shaking Italo groover, loaded with plumbing bass and full fat tones. We’ve been looking forward to this release for a while, it was definitely worth the wait.
♫ Mr. Mæn – Slow Love
♫ Mr. Mæn – Slow Love (Silenx reMix)
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It was back in September last year that Ali Jamieson released his Bitrman EP, a raw and live sounding Disco jam that was surprisingly rockin’. So up steps fellow Londoner Plainview to bring the track to order with an unusually Kraftwerkian twist on Italo Disco. Check it out.
The effervescent keys of the most mirrorballed Disco tune are present and correct here, but the flow alongside some chilly pads, a stuttering machine beat and a growling riff that reminds us a little of The Golden Filter’s Solid Gold. A completely new twist on the track, Plainview’s remix delivers dancefloor order to Jamieson’s groovy chaos.
♫ Ali Jamieson – Bitrman (Plainview Edit)
Ali Jamieson’s Bitrman EP is out now.
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Åpne Slusa will be appearing on the forthcoming third album from Norwegian Cosmic Disco pioneer Prins Thomas, titled Prins Thomas III. the album will be dropping on Full Pupp and ahead of the release Prins’ own label, Rett I Fletta, is sneaking out an EP based around the track headlined by this Lang Versjon.
And Lang it is too; clocking in at just under ten minutes, Prins revels in the Scandinavian Disco tradition of epic synth wig-outs. Almost immediately the tune hit your with the cowbells, so you know what you;re in for. Italo led quirky Disco grooves and Sci-Fi sounds. Powering forward on an almost Acidic squelchy arpeggio the track takes it’s time to deliver it’s bass heavy galactic core, but when it does you;re already lost in it.
♫ Prins Thomas – Åpne Slusa (Lang Versjon)
Prins Thomas’ Åpne Slusa is out soon.
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You can always rely on Torontonian producer Cyclist to deliver something a little more left-fied within the Nu-Disco arena. A talented Funk musician as well as a skilful Disco producer, Cyclist throws all his traits into the mix here as he takes on the mighty Beastie Boys’ Root Down.
That bassline is just impossible to ignore, Cyclist’s reMix kicks of with some grinding synths, before launching into the funkiest four minutes you’ll have hear din a while. Doing The Beasties proud, Cyclist works his strongest 70s Disco and Funk together the deliver a powerhouse tune. Every attention to detail is paid as the track injects flourishes in all the right places, rocking with the tune at every tune. This one kept us going this past weekend.
♫ Beastie Boys – Root Down (Cyclist Disco Mix)
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Blende – Easter Mix ‘14 = See your Easter bank holiday long weekend thought with this tasty hour from man-of-the-moment Blende; featuring a load of fresher-than-fresh edge tunes with a side order of Blende reMixes.
♫ Blende – Easter Mix ‘14
01. Valles – Heartbeat
02. Blamma! Blamma! (Feat. Kristina Train) – Zsa Zsa (Psychemagik reMix)
03. Glass Figure – Shapeshifting Forms
04. Busy P – This Song (Breakbot reMix)
05. Panama – Always (Classixx reMix)
06. Jaakko Eino Kalevi – When You Walk Through Them All (Peaking Lights reMix)
07. Rogue Vogue (Feat. Patrick Baker) – Until The Dawn (Cyclist re<ix)
08. Franz Ferdinand – Right Action (Liv Spencer Dub)
09. Shit Robot (Feat. Nancy Whang) – Do That Dance
10. Pyramid – The Phoenix (Blende reMix)
11. Tronik Youth – Pain Relief (Haules Baules reMix)
12. Metronomy – Love Letters (Soulwax reMix)
13. Iamamiwhoami – U-2 (Rex The Dog reMix)
14. Les Petits Pilous – Looping
15. DCup – Someone Told Me
16. Miss Dynamite & DJ Fresh – Dibby Dibby Sound (Blende reMix)
Blende’s Paramount EP is out now.
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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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This week; one of our favourite Sweedish artists, ODahl, released a brand new EP via Pole Position Recordings. Your Love is packed with four tracks of blissful Scandinavian Disco tinged House, the title track featuring the vocal talents of Frank H Carter III, and manages to effortlessly straddle both a club sound and something surprisingly Poppy. Check out the lead track.
Soulful is the best way to describe Your Love. ODahl serves up a plethora of slick House beats with a retro slant. Loads of warm synths, retro organs stabs and rumbling basslines come correct, creating a Garage-y vibe whist Carter lets rip with a smooth as hell, R&B vocal performance. these are the things Chicago was build on, and ODahl runs with it.
♫ ODahl (Feat. Frank H Carter III) – Your Love
ODahl’s Your Love is out now
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Disco superstar Goldroom has unleashed his eagerly awaited reMix of Danish QuirkPop enigma MØ’s Don’t Wanna’ Dance. The track is taken from her recently released début album, No Mythologies To Follow, which dropped in early March to critical acclaim. The Dreamwave originator washed the track is some more if his blissful fantasy Tropical vibes.
The vocals on this one are the perfect amount of soulful hazy to pair up with Josh’s beats. A laid back, beach party, House tune, this reMix serves up the sunkissed sounds by the truckload. Punchy synth bass powers the track, doing all the heavy lifting, leaving tons of room of MØ’s dreamy vocal and waves of warm keys to carry you away.
♫ MØ – Don’t Wanna’ Dance (Goldroom reMix)
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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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