Out this week via Nude Disco comes the début EP from London’s Foreign Boy. We’ve been quite eagerly awaiting this release ever since he teased us with the slick BedroomPop tune Desperately Broken. The EP’s titled Dance Like A Light and holds four original songs and a reMix of the title track which all present a journey through the funkier side of retro electronics. Check out the title track and the reMix from Boysinadisco below.
Dance Like A Light is a full-on ‘jump up and dance’ track, awash with heavy layers of Italo and Boogie. It’s a surprisingly stomping tune after the introspective Desperately Broken, but still takes it’s cues from the most energetic of 80’s Pop. In five minutes of rapid fire basslines and shimmering synth riffs a vocoded dancefloor command becomes a mirrorball mantra that is easy to obey. Spanish duo Boysinadisco give the tune a Nu-Disco spin with their reMix, injecting the tune with a cheeky Disco licks and a blissful little lead line. Their mix manages to take the tune into heavier territory without loosing the original’s sense of fun. The whole EP is a strong début that makes Foreign Boy as one to watch.
♫ Foreign Boy – Dance Like A Light (Original Mix)
♫ Foreign Boy – Dance Like A Light (Boysinadisco reMix)
Cassette Club’s Mr. Macklin revels in Jane’s sweet vocal and goes full shimmering nostalgia. Layered with bouncy bass and twinkling keys, Ben’s reMix takes you on a dreamlike journey on the dancefloor, surrounded by punchy synths airy pads that lift the track up to the stars. Pure retro synth Disco bliss. Young Swedish producer Tobtok’s take on the leans more toward the funky side of things. With cheeky Disco licks and Tropical percussion, Tobtok whips up a cosmic beach party groove that’ll have you reaching for a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster. Some prefect soundtracks to your summer right here.
♫ Kill Me Softly (Feat. Jane Elizabeth Hanley) – Catch (Ben Macklin reMix)
♫ Kill Me Softly (Feat. Jane Elizabeth Hanley) – Catch (Tobtok reMix)
Out today is the new single from Mr. Ben Macklin. Hot on the heels of his other outfit Cassette Club’s new tune, Collide, comes It’s Over. This new tune shows of Macklin’s smoother, more soulful side. Helped out in no small measure by the silky the vocals of Emma Brammer,
There’s something about It’s Over that reminds us of the classic Dance tracks of our youth. The smokey UK Soul vocals have a particularly very-early 90s vibe to them and Macklin’s piano led Nu-Disco certainly has a nostalgic flow that sweeps you away with it. Perfect lazy sunshine listening. Tommy ‘86 (yup, Tommy has assed an ‘’86’ to his moniker) amps up his cinematic Italo in a reMix that at first glance seems like a strange match, but soon warms you up with a lush 80s groove that finds it’s place with Brammer’s voice. A couple of classy tunes from these guys, and a great start tot he week.
♫ Ben Macklin (Feat. Emma Brammer) – It’s Over
♫ Ben Macklin (Feat. Emma Brammer) – It’s Over (Tommy ‘86 reMix)
Ben Macklin’s It’s Over is out now, exclusively at Beatport.
Nude Disco – Nude Disco 10 = Nude Disco’s back with another storming collection of particularly tasty Disco and ElectroPop tunes. There’s a whole hours of tunes here to keep you smiling and dancing for the rest of the week.
The tracklist: 01. Limousine – Luk Thung 02. Sally Shapiro – He Keeps Me Alive (Skatebard reMix) 03. DCup – Someone Told Me (La Felix reMix) 04. Philly Devotions – Just Can’t Say Goodbye (Tom Moulton reMix) 05. Vanguard – E C H O (Luxar reMix) 06. Moon Boots (Feat. Kyiki) – Don’t Ask Why 07. Juliette Armanet – L’Amour En Solitaire 08. Phoenix – Trying To Be Cool (Robotaki reMix) 09. Tobtok – Savanna 10. Darius – Omeo 11. Nude Disco – Neon Hearts (Luxar Pop ‘N’ Lock reMix) 12. Moustache Machine – Porquerolles 13. 80′s Child – Make You Mine 14. Mitch Murder – Race Day 15. Dim Sum – Un Jour 16. Ben Macklin (Feat Rowan Arnold) – Make Me Feel (Nude Disco reMix)
Make Me Feel is the new single from Cassette Clubber Ben Macklin. Released this week the single features the vocal stylings of Rowan Arnold and comes equipped with reMixes from Tronik Youth, Nude Disco & Culture Culture. On your first listen you’ll instantly realise why Ben is one of our favourite British producers working right now. Check it out.
Neatly blending Tropical vibes and a slick retro SynthPop flavour, Make Me Feel is a nice mid-paced jam that would sit equally at home on by the poolside or on Top Of The Pops in 1986. With elements of Synth Soul, particularly in the bassline and vocals and an uplifting Island Disco chorus, it’s a track that will force a smile onto your face. Nude Disco ups the tempo a tad whist keeping the retro groove, injecting punchy snyths and an array sweeping club hooks. Covering everything from Italo to Nu-Disco via ElectroPop, the single package is strong as hell, you should definitely investigate.
♫ Ben Macklin (Feat. Rowan Arnold) – Make Me Feel
♫ Ben Macklin (Feat. Rowan Arnold) – Make Me Feel (Nude Disco reMix)
Here’s the latest reMix from Lodnon’s Nude Disco. he’s whipped up this storming Nu-Disco reMix of IndiePop duo Reegl’s forthcoming single Who Was This I Never Knew, taken from their album Clearing The Decks. Theres a little Balearic vibe in this one, just right for setting up your weekend.
With a waling bassline that’ll be with you for the rest of the day, Nude Disco’s reMix of Who Was This I Never Knew is a head nodder for sure. Introducing bright keys and a breakdown in just the right place, Nude Disco create the perfect platform of the originals breathy vocals. A Funky House and Indie soundclash that’s ripe for many repeat plays.
♫ Reegl – Who Was This I Never Knew (Nude Disco reMix)
Neon Hearts is a lush, urban, slice of SynthPoppy Nu-Disco. Musically it’s a slightly Tropical four minutes of infectious synthesizer Disco. Peppered with Poppy riffs, the bass bounces, the leads get euphoric and the purcussion keeps things funky. The infectious dancefloor groove is all leading toward a sweeping solo. Foreign Boy’s vocal contribution is what gives it it;s SynthPop edge as he croons his was through the track in a neo-Pet Shop Boys style. Jules Schimmer adds a little 80s flair to the tune with a chugging bassline and Top Of The Pops beats before launching into a hands-in-the-air piano House riff, while Aux takes a future Italo approach to Neon Hearts, injecting burbling synths and his own analog Disco style. The whole release is an impressive début for the label.
Classroom Battles are a French/Irish Indie-Electro outfit who released their début EP This Week’s Question last month to a fair amount of coverage, not least because they ran a competition giving away an Ableton Push controller to celebrate the EPs release. London’s best-kept-secret Nude Disco is on the case with a reMix of the track Sway from the EP, which is out now and also included a Dub version of this mix.
Nude Disco inject the tune with a heavy groove. Thick synth bass provides a nice contrast to a bright, raindrop, lead line and a smallest hint of guitar add a little colour. The track shows hints of SynthWave, especially in it’s opening chords, but mostly it’s a nice, clean slice of modern ElectroPop with big dancefloor tendencies and an involving aspect you can get lost in equally in the headphones or on the dancefloor.
You may recall, at the start of the month we let you know about a great new compilation from a great new record label. Nude Disco is now one of London’s top club nights, a production outfit AND a record label and to kick off their label venture they self-released the Nude Disco Selections Vol. 1 compilation album. That Nude Disco & Friends record is now getting a general release with the Beatport edition coming with three exclusive tracks, the most exciting coming from Kill Me Softly, a collaboration between Nude Disco’s Vern, Dirty Vegas’ Paul Harris and our very own Jane Elizabeth Hanley from Kids At Midnight.
Catch is a bright, sparkling, Poppy Nu-Disco track. Prepare yourself for one of those choruses that’ll be stuck in your head for the rest of the week. Thick with a sweet pumping bass and a broad selection of breezy keys, Vern and Paul whip up a top quality DiscoPop track with a comfortable poolside vibe. It’s to this mix that Jane injects a passionate performance. Heartfelt vocals that manage to be both touching and a massive earworm. It may not be summer anymore, but re-capture the vibes with this one.
♫ Kill Me Softly (Feat. Jane Elizabeth Hanley) – Catch
Nude Disco & Friends’ Nude Disco Selections Vol. 1 goes on general release on 4th November, until then you can pick up the album (minus the bonus tracks) on Bandcamp.
At a party in the depths of South London at the weekend, our friends over at Nude Disco (one of the capital’s grooviest clubnights) launched their and new record label. Now that’s definitely something you should be keeping en eye on, Vern and the guys have got stunning taste in music so you can definitely expect an interesting stable putting out nothing but quality releases.
The celebrate the beginning of big things, Nude Disco & Friends have put out a free compilation album and a gateway into their world. Amongst Nude Disco Selections Vol. 1 you’ll find ten tracks from the core Nude Disco crew, ranging from Nu-Disco to SynthWave to ElectroPop. Cassette Club’s Ben Macklin puts in a solo appearance with Saved, five minutes of dreamy poolside Italo funk, alongside London based French ElectroPop duo The Penelopes’ single, Now Now Now, here give the Nude Disco treatment in big summery piano House fashion. Much of the album is built up from Nude Disco himself, who opening track, Neon Hearts, is retro SynthPop excellence, unusually pure Pop from Nude Disco, but totally irresistible. Foreign Boy’s contribution to the album is a slick late 80s tinged DiscoPop tune that is a lot more polished than we’ve heard from him before, signalling big things from this guy. As far is opening manifesto’s go, this one a loaded with killer tracks, you’d be a fool not to grab yourself a copy.