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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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
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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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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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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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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It seems like ElectroPop heroes Lovestarrs have well and truly shaken off the manacles of The Good Natured as Sarah and crew joyously revel in their new found freedom. After the monster rabble rousing début (comeback?) single Get Your Sexy On, team Lovestarrs have been drip feeding us a string of funky and uplifting tracks from their forthcoming new EP, Supernova. Well, premièring right here is the final drip ahead of Supernova’s release. This is 80’s Love Song.
With a surprising amount of retro Boogie in it’s DNA, 80’s Love Song is an exuberant and energetic hot-summer-nights anthem. It’s sassier and slinkier than anything we’ve heard from Lovestarrs (or The Good Natured) to date; rolling on a buoyant Disco groove, leaden with irresistible bass, the tune could have quite easily made for the latest vintage-tinged floorfiller. Not content with filling dancefloors alone though, Sarah adds a smooth, shimmering, and gloriously British Pop sheen with her urban dreamtime narrative, delivered with an infectious optimism. An interesting take on how DiscoPop should sound, a low down groove paired with Indie sensibilities. After a few summers full of LA-esque Indie-DiscoPop tunes, it’s refreshing to get down to a retro summertime vibe that sounds undeniably from the UK. Supernova is looking like the shake-up British SynthPop needs.
♫ Lovestarrs – 80’s Love Song
Lovestarrs’ ‘Supernova’ EP is released tomorrow.
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Costal is the latest slice of sweet, laid back, Tropical Disco Chillwave bliss from the wonderful Mr. Box Of Wolves. It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, Box Of Wolves hazy dance sounds always take you away to a warmer climate and better times. Check out his new symphony of nostalgia and groove; and prepare to let the sunshine into your life.
Riding in a hazy organ hook, Costal rolls together elements of House, SynthWave, Chillwave and Nu-Disco into one warm and relaxing four minute jam. Layered with intricate purcussion and waves of smokey pads, the track take you on a smooth voyage where you can forget your troubles. Sometimes we thing Tropical is the sound of the summer, but sometimes it occurs to us that Tropical should be the sound of the winter, when you really need warming up, so we’re glad Box Of Wolves brought us Coastal when he did.
♫ Box Of Wolves – Coastal
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In a surprise middle-of-the-week highpoint there’s a new track from Ronika.That’s right; new! It’s not on her critically lauded début album Selectadisc, not on her awesome EP’s, this is like a DVD extra you only discover later! An whilst we certainly weren’t expecting anything new so soon we’re more than happy about it. This will be out last post for a while as we’re off to Bestival, and World Is Turning is the perfect tune to leave you with.
Ronika puts a different spin on her retro Boogie sound with this one. Leveraging a little chill summer R&B gives the track a blissful afternoon vibe that’s nicely offset with the shuffling Electro beats. As always, Ronika doesn’t dig too deep into one genre Moreover she serves up a smorgasbord of dancefloor goodness; with Disco bass, B-Boy beats, and sweet Pop hooks, and presents it in her own unique style. Going for a drive this afternoon? Here’s your soundtrack.
♫ Ronika – World Is Turning
Ronika’s Selectadisc is out now.
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Last summer Torontonian groover Cyclist enlisted fellow Canadian songstress Maiko Watson and tore up dancefloors with their track Shine. Better late than never, here’s the video!
Directed by Adam Goldhammer, the clip is freaky neon fun that sees Cyclist presiding over a funky future dancefloor.
Cyclist’s Shine is out now.
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We finally got to see London Nu-DiscoPop duo Cassette Club live a month or so ago, and we weren’t disappointed (that’s the blog ‘we’, I actually mean ‘I’; no idea why I keep doing this!); right in the middle of summer they busted out a cool set of chill and soulful Dreamwavey tunes that washed over the crowd like a cool breeze. Tom and Ben have decided to unleash another set of unreleased demos, to follow their Unreleased EP of 2012.
Unreleased 2 contains three instrumental demos and this shiny vocal track, Toy. Toy is a lush slice of retro Pop with a slick Disco twist. With a popping bassline that anyone on TOTP in the mid 80s would be proud of Cassette Club get their Italo on. As Tom belts out an impassioned vocal, Ben’s smooth groove soon sweeps into and airy Disco vibe. The whole EP is free to download, then link is below the track. Enjoy.
♫ Cassette Club – Toy
Cassette Club’s Unreleased 2 EP is out now and can be downloaded here.
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