Nu-Disco producer Louis La Roché has been away for a while. It’s been almost a year since he released his last EP, Composure, and the man has spent the last twelve months holed up in the studio playing with sounds and moods. He’s about to release some brand new material in the form of the Dusty Cassette EP, which is due for release this week. As a precursor to the EP dropping, Louis has given away this extra track to give you a taste of what’s to come. Check out The Way She Makes Me Feel.
Giving late 80s Soul a funky dancefloor update, Louis lays down the law of his new EP. Gritty sounds, tape noise, old school vibes, Dusty Cassette really sounds like it will live up to it’s name. The Way She Makes Me Feel combines a classic R&B sound, with a little LA funk and a host of Nu-disco editing. The hazy result has got an almost Chillwave-y feel to it and is perfect Sunday listening. The EP should be interesting.
♫ Louis La Roché – The Way She Makes Me Feel
Louis La Roché’s Dusty Cassette EP is released 19th August.
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Producer, teacher, multi-instrumentalist, Heavy Disco label boss and electronic rumors alumni Ali Jamieson has been mucking around lately. The funny thing is though, Ali Jamieson mucking around tends to be quite a bit better than many Nu-Disco producers trying to be serious.
What needs to be said, Ali has taken on David Bowie’s Labyrinth destroying Magic Dance with surprising complexity, the Duckula theme tune, which is just amazing (for non British, or very young, readers Count Duckula was a badass cartoon int he 80s) and Mel Brooks’ To Be Or Not To Be (The Hitler Rap) (which, if you don’t know; welcome to comedy). Weird, nostalgic, amazing robo-Boogie ensues.
♫ David Bowie – Magic Dance (Ali Jamieson Edit)
♫ Mike Harding – Count Duckula Theme (Ali Jamieson Edit)
♫ Mel Brooks – To Be Or Not To Be (The Hitler Rap) (Ali Jamieson Edit)
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London based producer Orsun is the latest addition to the excellent Nude Disco stable and seems to be bringing a little Space Synth to the label. Anyway, we can’t tell you much about her,or him, because there is nothing to tell. But, despite being shockingly appalling at having an internet presence (hello Orsun, 2014 called; it was wondering when you were gong to catch up?) the music is actually impressive for such a newcomer to music and it’s début, Always Tomorrow, will draw you in with it’s epicness.
Like a mid-90s take on late-70s Italo, Always Tomorrow plays with those retro futuristic themes but with modern digital sounds and clean production. There’s a slight euphoric Trance angle amidst the waves of vintage-a-like Sci-Fi synths; and the arrangement is a true journey throughout the track’s SynthWave-y five minutes with some nice changes of mood along the way. Sit back, relax and sink into Orsun’s electronic world, but be prepared for lift off.
♫ Orsun – Always Tomorrow
Orsun Always Tomorrow is released 18th August.
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Some breezy Electro Funk right about now from one of the masters of the genre, French Disco don Moustache Machine. The latest in his series of Sunday Jams this new tune is suitable for any day of the week. Pay attention while the Parisian producer gets his multi-instrumentalist groove on with Live Fast.
Live Fast plays out like an entire soundtrack to an early 80s action-comedy. It’s all in here, the theme, the introspective moments, the against-all-odds bit, the triumph; all se to a funkin’ slab bass and jazzy electric piano. Moustache Machine’s bassline is pure funk heaven, and doesn’t let up for the entire three and a bit minutes, giving the track it;s core. Meanwhile the man plays out various themes, intertwining them into a whole and laying out squelchy synths, loose piano and cheeky retro stabs. Madness!
♫ Moustache Machine – Live Fast
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You’d have to have been living under a rock the past couple of weeks, or maybe you just don;t write for a music blog, not to have been hammered with ‘preMixes’ if the new single from the producer of the mist blissful music in the world, Goldroom. It was actually a very interesting concept, release the stems for reMixing before anyone has heard the original and let creativity ensue, but as much as we love Josh we just hid under the aforementioned rock until the man himself dropped the original version of the track. which is now; so “hello world””
‘Till Sunrise features Australian electronic producer Mammals and was well worth the wait. I know we quite often refer to stuff as soundtracking the summer; but in real life as soon as the sun starts to shine we reach for some Goldroom tunes, and ‘Till Sunrise will be pushing it’s way toward the top of that pile. A slo-mo Disco dream that swirls hazy snyths, Topical purcussion, and the most warm and inviting of back beats, around your head as Mammals misty vocal rolls over the tune. Too chilled for Disco, to Disco for Chillwave, ‘Till Sunrise hits the sweet spot between the two. Dreamwave was always supposed to sound like this.
♫ Goldroom (Feat. Mammals) – ‘Till Sunrise
Goldroom’s ‘Till Sunrise is out now.
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Check out the Dub-wise new single from The 2 Bears, Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard and Raf Rundell, featuring some toasting skills from Stylo G taken from their forthcoming new album, The Night Is Young.
Check out the video for the track, a sweet animated clip with a serious message.
The 2 Bears’ The Night Is Young is released 13th October.
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UK Disco don MiGHty mOUse is back in business with this tasty reMix of Mason’s Gotta’ Have You Back. The Dutch duo’s new single features vocal work from Hercules And Love Affair collaborator Rouge Mary and is itself a pounding Electro stormer with soul. Listen to MiGHty mOUse groove the track up right nice below while you marvel at just how much Mason enjoy their little cartoon monsters.
Given such a musically tough track to work with, MiGHty mOUse keeps some of that abrasive grind in his reMix. A departure from his typical spaced out Disco goodness, the man flexes his Electro-House muscles with a gritty bassline and a sidechained pump. But don’t think for one minute that means the Disco has left the room, MiGHty mOUse keeps things 100% funky and utterly infectious. MiGHty mOUse will be announcing his new single soon, featuring one of his “favourite vocalists” which, if it’s what we think it is, is flipping awesome! Trust us.
♫ Mason (Feat. Rouge Mary) – Gotta’ Have You Back (MiGHty mOUse reMix)
Mason’s Gotta’ Have You Back is out now.
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Australian/Swedish majestic ElectroPop sisters Say Lou Lou are already touting the release of their long awaited début album, and it;s not going to be here until early next year! It’ll be called Lucid Dreaming and despite not being available until February 2015, we can already get excited for it with their brand new single, a collaboration with Norwegian Cosmic Disco master Lindstrøm. Let the good times roll!
We have to admit, we found it a immediately a little jarring to hear Say Lou Lou in the context of quirky Scandinavian analog Disco, but as soon as you settle into the groove it all seems to make sense. Say Lou Lou, obviously, appear a lot less serious and a lot more fun as their intertwining vocals bounce over a cheeky arpeggiated bassline and and a sweet plethora of playful synths. It’s good to hear Say Lou Lou branching out in the lead up to their album. If we were interested before, we are super interested now!
♫ Say Lou Lou X Lindstrøm – Games For Girls
Say Lou Lou X Lindstrøm’s Games For Girls is released 12th October.
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Well this is quite a meeting of talent! Julian Sanza, Colombian groovemeister, and Mexican Nu-Disco outfit Future Feelings’ smooth The Feeling has been previously released via Eskimo Recordings on their The Blue Collection album. Now, courtesy of Nein Records it’s getting a full reMix package that’ll feature the likes of Tronik Youth and Avanti serving up versions of the track alongside this summery jam from London’s Ben Macklin.
Macklin serves up a lush, breezy, House tune with one foot in a Disco groove. Getting well into the laid back vocal, Ben washed the track in hazy synths and a shimmering piano hook. Set to a choppy bassline, this reMix delivers all the bright and uplifting sounds you want from a feel good sunshine track, but keeps things strictly in the chilled out zone. The weather has turned pretty awful here in the UK, but as soon as the sin comes out again this one is on repeat.
♫ Julian Sanza (Feat. Future Feelings) – The Feeling (Ben Macklin reMix)
Julian Sanza’s The Feeling is released 1st September.
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The Penelopes – The Penelopes’ Charts August 2014 = Here’s the latest charts from London based French ElectroPop duo The Penelopes. This one is stuffed with cracking tunes, some so fresh they are still warm. This should get you through the week!
♫ The Penelopes – The Penelopes’ Charts August 2014
02. Ghost Beach – Miracle (Le Youth reMix)
03. Nimmo & The Gauntletts – Others (Original)
04. Say Lou Lou X Lindstrøm – Games For Girls (Radio Edit)
05. The Subs (Feat. Jay Brown) – Cling To Love (Blende reMix)
06. CatCat – Kisses (Original)
07. Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence (The Penelopes reMix)
08. The Magician – Sunlight (Dub Mix)
09. Golden Coast – Break My Fall (Kemal Golden Remix) (Extended Mix)
10. PWNDTIAC (Feat. digitalfoxglove) – Ready (Douze reMix)
11. Miami Horror – Wild Motion (Set It Free)
12. The Presets – No Fun (Original)
13. The Young Punx – Supersonic (Louis La Roché reMix)
14. Reset (Feat. Paul King) – House Of Love (Club Edit)
15. Tensnake & Jacques Lu Cont (Featt. Jamie Lidell) – Feel Of Love (Original)
16. Sandy Marton – Camel by Camel (Ali Jamieson Edit)
The Penelopes’ Time To Shine is out now.
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