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.
The tracklist: 01. Basement Love – My Mind Made On You 02. Le Collage – Me & You 03. AlunaGeorge – Outlines (Pat Lok ‘Crayola’ Edit) 04. Pherotone – My Baby 05. Daft Punk (Feat. Panda Bear) – Doin’ It Right (Ben Macklin Mix) 06. Cajoline & Holic – Timeless Dream 07. Everywhere – Eddie (Oliver Nelson reMix) 08. FKJ – Unchained 09. No crAss – The Hour (Moustache Machine reMix) 10. Plage 84 – Love Rain 11. Oxford – You & Me 12. Foreign Boy – The City (Nude Disco Edit) 13. Starcadian – He^Rt
Nude Disco – Nude Disco 9 ‘Paris Match’ = With his latest mixtape, Nude Disco’s Very revels in his love of quirky French Pop. There’s all manner of cute synths, raw Disco grooves and sweet vocals in this hour long education. Enjoy.
♫ Nude Disco – Nude Disco 9 ‘Paris Match’
01. Phoenix – Trying To Be Cool (RAC Remix)
02. Claude Violante – For You
03. Little Dragon – Little Man
04. Kumisolo – Coeur Frag
05. Lisbonne – Eden Plage
06. 10lec6 – Maké Madjeng
07. Saint Michael – Crooner’s Eyes
08. Saint Michael – Wastin Tastin
09. Selebrites – Temporary Touch
10. Exotica – Femme De Chair
11. Pupkulies & Rebecca – Ici
12. Niagara – Pendant Que La Brûlent
13. Kumisolo – Ongaku
14. Gramme – It’s Magic
15. Valley – Mobile Love
16. Exotica – Désorbitée
17. Nautic – Fresh Eyes
18. Le Couleur (Feat. French Horn Rebellion) – Vacances De 87
Here we have a brand new slice of smooth synth Disco from London’s Nude Disco. Apparently this is taken from a forthcoming Nude Disco records sampler. Apparently there’s a Nude Disco Records now, and apparently this is from a samples they are putting out. Looks line Vern is holed up in South London creating a media Empire with the awesome Nude Disco clubnight, the music and now a label. Disco things are happening.
Anyhoo, global Disco dominance aside, this latest tune is a blissfully chilled excursion on thick synths and wicked licks. Weaving a little SynthWave and a little squelchy LA Funk into the track, Vern serves up a plethora of summertime sounds. With everyone making such soulful summer jams these days, we seem to be stockpiling some serious sunshine tunes of mass destruction, to be used the minute the sun comes out for more that two hours.
Nude Disco – Vern’s Nude Disco 8 = Here’s the latest synth laden Disco mixtape from Nude Disco. Featruing some of the biggest tunes from the past few months, it’s a cracking hour. Make sure you get yourself down to the next Nude Disco club night, at the Electric Social in Brixton.
01. Toby Tobias – The Feeling (Nude Disco & Paul Harris reMix) 02. Visitor – Coming Home (Viceroy reMix) 03. 360 – Run Alone (’96 Bulls reMix) 04. Lindstrom & Todd Terje – Lanzarote 05. Gigamesh – Don’t Stop (Version 2.0) 06. Yuksek – The Edge (Aeroplane reMix) 07. Black Van – Inside (Oliver reMix) 08. MNDR – Feed Me Diamonds (RAC reMix) 09. Edwin Van Cleef – Nala (Summer Best Friends reMix) 10. RAC (Feat. Penguin Prison) – Hollywood (Cassian reMix) 11. The Gossip – Perfect World (RAC reMix) 12. Moullinex – Take My Breath Away (Gigamesh reMix) 13. Van She – Idea Of Happiness (Robotaki reMix) 14. Bit Funk – The Long Road Ahead 15. Richard Marx – Should Have Known Better (FM Attack 2012 reMix)
Out today on Modal is the new single, So Many Reasons, from Sometimes & Andrea Britton. Sometimes is a collaboration between Cassette Club’s Ben Macklin and Vern of Stretch ‘N’ Vern/Reflekt/Nude Disco fame who have teamed up with London based singer/songwriter Britton to drop this blissful slice of DancePop.
Britton is pretty prolific when it comes do dance music vocals, both as a solo artist and as the voice of countless Trance tracks, she has hones a particularly soulful, yet euphoric, style that she displays expertly on this slick of relaxed, summery electronica. So Many Reasons has actually got this really nice SynthWave undertone to it, especially in the bassline with has got this subtle post-Italo feel to it that injects a little retro feel in the track. This works really well alongside a hint of a Balearic sunrise vibe and insanely infectious ElectroPop tune. More than anything though, So Many Reasons is just a timeless, classic dance tune, the kind that just feels right when you hear it.
Toby Tobias’ The Feeling, slow groove Disco club smash for a few years back, has been given a fresh new makeover from Nude Disco and Paul Harris. Both these guys have a long history in dance music so handing them something like Kathy Diamond’s smooth vocal on this tune is bound to produce something sweet.
Fast forwarding the track four years the duo give this tune a shiny Disco-House makeover. Keeping a lot of the Disco groove of the original, Vern & Harris drop a kicking new House beat and layers upon layers of sharp synth work. The soulful vocal takes on a new energy coupled with this new backing, which when added to the intricate synths, makes for a track you could get lost in on the dancefloor. We love these guys reMixes.
London ElectroPop duo Cassette Club are now gearing up for the release of the full version of their Flash EP on Modal later this month (the two track single is available on Bandcamp now), and amongst the track contained within is this gem from scene workaholics Nude Disco. It’s a reMix of Bodylights, which was last featured on Cassette Club’s recent free Unreleased EP.
Nude Disco drop a little Funky House, a little Deep House and a little Nu-Disco into the mix for their latest jam. Luckily the vocal refrain remains intact, as it’s one of the smoothest choruses you’ll hear all year and Nude Disco use that to it’s fullest, wrapping it up in a heady mixture of throbbing basslines, pounding drums and hypnotic synths. Nude Disco add a little drama to proceedings too, with a big vocoded build midway before dropping you back in the Funk.
♫ Cassette Club – Bodylights (Nude Disco reMix)
You can download the whole Unreleased EP for free right here.