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.
Dapper Disco dons Ride The Universe take us back to the heady golden days of the mid-2000s Disco resurgence with the gloriously retro slice of French Touch. It’s also a cover of a dance track, which is an odd proposition, and a brave one too as covering a track produced entirely with samples and synths could all –to-easily fall into the trap of just being a recreation rather than your own take on a song. The song in question is Ian Pooley’s 2000 Funky House floorfiller 900 Degrees; how do Ride The Universe do?
Not bad at all as it turns out. It’s a pretty faithful representation of the original, albeit with a beefier sound and more of a driving Disco groove, befitting todays dancefloors. We still not sure what constitutes a cover in this instance, more than a reproduction or even a reMix, but it you stop worrying and sink into the tune you’ll find something to drag you to the dancefloor. The end result, as we mentioned, turns out to be classic sounding French Touch. We would have liked to hear a bit more Ride The Universe’s personality in the track; but then again we just want to hear more from Ride The Universe full stop.
Los Angeles based Miami Horror spin-off Wunder Wunder have a habit of choosing the smoothes of producers for their reMixes. Back in the summer we vibed to Goldroom’s take on their tune Coastline; now Parisian Horizontal Disco mastermind Zimmer turns in this lazy, poolside jam in his version of Midnight Hours. The track is taken from Wunder Wunder’s début album, Everything Infinite.
Zimmer serves up a chilled mix of laid back piano and swirling pads alongside a woody Disco groove. The sleepy vibes are the prefect accompaniment for the original’s Psychedelic Pop sensibilities, creating something dancefloor friendly, but dreamy and spaced out. Stick this in your headphones and sink into the sounds.
The funky Disco spike in Australian/Swedish ElectroPop sisters Say Lou Lou’s career to day, their collaboration with Comic Disco dog LindstrømGames For Girls has been brought back into their more familiar ElectroPop territory with this storming new reMix from our favourite Parisians lost in London, The Penelopes. As Say Lou Lou ramp up to the release of their début album, Lucid Dreaming, early next year, this is the prefect tune to bring the hype.
The Penelopes lay on the Tropical grooves thick to keep things fresh, but the main crux of the reMix is turbocharging the groove. This is a slamming dancefloor take on the tune; the beats pound, the basses pop and the builds go stratospheric. A punchy synth symphony that’s perfectly at home with Say Lou Lou’s vocals, which are kept largely intact here. the Penelopes have turned in an awesome, adrenaline spiking track that we’re saving for the weekend.
♫ Say Lou Lou X Lindstrøm – Games For Girls (The Penelopes reMix)
Say Lou Lou’s début Album Lucid Dreaming is released 2nd February.
Mediterranean Dreamwaver Cavaliers Of Fun is has just dropped this brand new sunshine-y reMix to warm your ears this winter. Ricco has been quite quiet for a while, but he’s chosen to remind you all of his holiday vibes with this take on Gwen Stefani’s ‘comeback’ single of earlier this year, Baby Don’t Lie.
Ricco keeps a lot of the original intact on his version, the vocals, backing vocals and lead line are all present and correct; but added to this you have both the Cavaliers Of Fun pumping Disco bass, and Vitali’s disturbing love of beach guitar. The end result is a version of the single with the groove turned up to 10, it’s not a massive departure from Stefani’s vision, but enough to make it supremely dancefloor friendly.
Hey look! there’s a tune with features both Ben Macklin and Deep Sound Express, two artists that we’ve given a fair bit of support to in the past. Well, we say ‘support’, it’s not like we’re lending them money or anything, or helping out round the house, or comforting them in times of grief. It’s more of a waving a flag at the side-lines kinda’ support. We’re certainly not load bearing. So, here’s Mr. Macklin reMixing a track that first featured on Pole Position Recordings and Glam Jam Artists’ Pole Jam Vinyl label’s début release.
Deep Sound Express’ After Rain features the vocals of Raha and is generally considered one of Pole Positions finest moments; so they’ve just released a reMix package for the track. Enter Ben Macklin. Ben serves up a smooth and soulful take on the tune. Warm and retro, the track conjures the Electro Soul of the 80s and Poolside Disco of the now and peppers it with a laid back Piano House flavour. The slickest of slick jams.
♫ Deep Sound Express (Feat. Raha) – After Rain (Ben Macklin reMix)
Deep Sound Express’ After Rain reMixes is out now.
Sorry IYES, we’re a bit behind with this one. Because stuff. Anyway, the Brighton ElectroPop duo continue to impress with their unique, emotional and powerful sound. Glow, a track that’s been kicking around for a while now, is finally getting a proper release. Ecclectic stuff.
Check out the video, directed by Kenny McCracken, which appears to feature the duo being uncovered with sand.
Australian ElectroPopster Chela is back with a new Single. Having got on-board with IHC 1NFINITY, the new label from Franki Chan’s IHEARTCOMIX media empire, Chela looks poised to blow up in America where she’s been putting in some serious gigging time since here releases with Kitsuné. Handful Of Gold is Chela’s most self-assured release to date.
Starting proceedings with some glorious synth noodling (that we could stand to hear some more of!) Handful Of Gold swiftly launches into a post-Tropical ElectroPop monster. Peppering the track with very early 80s references amongst contemporary poolside Disco DNA, Chela delivers something that effortlessly straddles the line between classic Pop and dancefloor mayhem. These slick beats are, of course, topped with Chela’s unique, tongue-in-cheek style; being the thing that really sets her apart from her contemporaries, she’s injects her tracks with personality.
Released late last week was the début single from Queens based producer Dart Party. Dart Party is the latest signing to Crazy Heart Records, the imprint owned by Ghost Beach, and for that reason we were debating featuring the track as we have zero respect for Ghost Beach after they used the very serious debate around artists being fairly compensated for their hard work in a cheap PR stunt to sell their latest record. They, and their American Eagle Outfitters paid-for billboard in Times Square set musicians arguments back a few years, essentially shitting on their ‘fellow’ musicians in an attempt to get e few more YouTube hits. It was an absolute joke that showed how little respect Ghost Beach has for music. However, Dart Party’s Going My Way is so good, you should ignore his label connotations and just sink into this luscious deep Disco and House goldmine.#
It’s Going My Way’s bassline that really grabs you here. A punchy retro synth bass that dominates the track and imbues it with a bouncy, yet gritty, vintage funk. It’s deep, but not Deep House deep, moreover it’s warm and enveloping, a sound to get lost in on the dancefloor. The spacious, distant vocal snatches lend the track a warehouse flavour. Going My Way, is a severely solid début that is well worth checking out. (Apologies for the Ghost Beach rant, they pissed off a lot of musicians though. Put it this way, if they annoy us that much and we still write about an artist on their label, then that artist must be pretty special!)
It was only a couple of months ago that London’s masters of smooth Cassette Club released the Unreleased Vol. 2 EP. Now they want you all to hear what they’ve been up to recently, so they’ve dropped the first track from their forthcoming new EP. To be released at the start of December alongside the track Collide; this is Far Away.
So smooth that your speakers might just loose all their structural integrity; Far Away is a blissful slick of Tropical Pop. Opening with some resounding island chimes the track sets it’s mood before sliding into a bubbly synth bassed Funk juggernaut. Tom gets his ultimate croon on as the duo deliver some superb laid back sunshine vibes. The new release will be a most welcome return for London’s finest.