Brixton based Nu-Disco collective Nude Disco are gearing up for the release of their second label compilation. Nude Disco Selections Vol. 2 is set for release at the start of next month and will be a tasty snapshot of the kind of Italo Disco goodness we’ve come to expect from the label and it’s Brixton nightclub home. Sitting loud and proud on this storming collection is this little gem from long time friend of electronic rumors Jules Schimmer. It’s his first new tune in quite a while, it’s called Soar, and you can grab your exclusive first listen below.
Mr. Schimmer serves up as emotional and heartfelt electronic as we’ve ever heard with Soar. It’s a fitting title as the tune is warm and uplifting with comfortable retro Italo and House grooves playing out inspiring chord progressions. Like a mid-90s euphoric Trance tune played by a late-80s House producer, Soar is pleasingly nostalgic with a sunrise rush. That lead hook worms it’s way into your brain and stats with you four hours after you’ve finished listening, and with a hook like that, that’s no bad thing. There’s nothing not to like about this one.
♫ Jules Schimmer – Soar
Nude Disco Selections Vol. 2 is released 1st June
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One of our favourite French producers, SynthWave genius Tommy ‘86, is set to drop his new EP this week. It’s called Aurora, a track that he débuted a while ago but is now getting a proper release with a couple of reMixes to boot. One of those reMixes comes from our Scandinavian friend Johan Agebjörn. He’s partnered with Mikael Ögren for the reMix, which we can première for you right here.
These two get their serious synth on right here. A mystical synth excursion for fans of Jean Michelle-Jarre, this reMix is a mid-tempo piece that envelopes you in it’s electronic magic as it pours out of the speaks. Using reverb heavy drums and sparkling arpeggios to craft an enigmatic mood, thee guys build up an exotic atmosphere before launching into some of the most captivating synth solos you’ll have heard in a while. Sit back and sink into this evocative and intoxicating track. It’s even got a little Sally Shapiro vocal sampling going on.
♫ Tommy ‘86 – Aurora (Johan Agebjörn and Mikael Ôgren reMix)
Johan has also currently got a reMix competition on the go for his track The Leftovers where you can win a Numark NS7, which is a pretty good prize for a reMix comp really!
Tommy ‘86’s Aurora is released this week.
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Mitch Murder, one of the finest SynthWave producers working today has covered Glen A. Larson and Stu Phillips iconic Knight Rider theme tune. It’s an often covered track and Mr Murder serves up one of the best ever. We honestly don’t know what else there is to say about this.
Guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
♫ Mitch Murder – Knight Rider Theme (Glen A. Larson & Stu Phillips Cover)
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French SynthWaver Awkoder turns his talents to sunrise House with his latest tune, Need U. We first heard his foray into this world on his reMix of Goldroom’s Embrace and he seems to have a knack for the sound. Check out his continuing journey into House on Need U, the man will be opening up the tune for free download when it hits 100 Likes on SoundCloud.
Easing you in with some warm keys, Need U soon sets up a filtered groove that flows into a euphoric and uplifting House tune. Balearic to it’s core, Need U’s playground is full of Island percussion and jazzy, 90s, melodies and a hint of a Tropical vibe. It’s a combination that demands to be spun in the sunshine; a surefire summer staple.
♫ Awkoder – Need U
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So, our good friend Mitch Murder produce a song for David Hasselhoff. Let that sink in a second. Taken from the soundtrack to the Internet destroying Kickstarter sensation Kung Fury, the track is…well…a Mitch Murder track with The Hoff singing. It’s called True Survivor and it’s amazing and epic and utterly ridiculous.
The truly stunning video gives us an insight into how awesome Kung Fury is going to end up being. No description, Just watch,
Kung Fury is finally released on 28th May.
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We’ve been sent a few tracks by FM-84 recently that have quite impressed up (not enough time in the day to write about everything though); but this new one, Neon Sunrise, is his best to date. FM-84 is a Scot by the name of Colin Bennett who currently resides in San Francisco where he turned his production attention to SynthWave late last year. His tunes have been getting steadily better, to the point where Neon Sunrise had us hooked from the first beat.
The reason being that this beat kicks. A powerful mixture of 80s Pop and B-Boy beats provides a rock solid backing for waves of densely layered synth work. Awash with thick pads and starlight melodies, Neon Sunrise serves up a plethora of uplifting and euphoric retro sounds. If this doesn’t put a nostalgic smile on your face you may be a little wrong inside. You might want to see someone about that. Meanwhile, us right thinking people will be eagerly awaiting the next tune from FM-84.
♫ FM-84 – Neon Sunrise
FM-84’s Neon Sunrise is out now
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Complete surprise! Out of nowhere, pioneer of the Dreamwave and SynthWave sound, and Valerie collective O.G., Maethelvin has released an album! Save for a solitary track in 2013 we though we’d heard the last from one of our favourite artists of the time back in 2012. Maethelvin was a staple of the Valerie crew since the beginning, back in 2007 but never properly released anything other than a limited edition 7” with Stephen Falken. His new record is called CS005, being part of Valerie’s Composer series and is out this week. The album pretty much collects all his original tunes, some previously hard to find, in one place; we’re so excited to be listening to a full length record from this guy.
Lost In A Big City originally appeared on the absolute legendary classic compilation album Valerie And Friends back in 2009. Quintessentially Dreamwave, this is the prefect example of the sound that stared it all. Punchy beats and gritty, cinematic apreggios drive this powerhouse of a track underneath catchy little Synth Funk melodies. Walking the line between abrasive, high-octane Electro and Disco-fuelled SynthPop, Lost In Big City exemplifies Maethelvin’s, and the original SynthWave, sound
♫ Maethelvin – Lost In Big City
Maethelvin’s CS005 is out now.
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Night is one of the many highlights of director and Horror synth legend John Carpenter’s recent, and first, full musical album; Lost Themes. A pulsating and brooding soundtrack to a film never made.
This new video for the track was directed by Gavin Hignight and Ben Verhulst and features the man himself experimenting with a virtual reality retro future world.
John Carpenter’s Lost Themes is out now.
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Aussie Indie-Popsters Midnight Pool Party’s current single Stay has received a massive makeover from the undisputed reigning champ of Australian SynthWave, Mr. Jordan F. It;s been a while since we’ve had anything from this groover, but he’s delivered a right old sunshine beast with this new reMix. Check it out below.
From the offset, this one is all about warm and dreamy synths that glide with ease over a buoyant bassline. This is probably the furthest away from his SynthWave roots that Jordan has reached so far. It is, in essence, a glorious Topical Disco jam with a twist of retro in the bass and lead synth departments. Find work from Mr. F here, blending his summertime jam with the originals vocals effortlessly, and definitely one you should be cracking open when the sun comes out.
♫ Midnight Pool Party – Stay (Jordan F reMix)
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Norwegian Cosmic Disco king Todd Terje latest release from his utterly amazing album, It’s Album Time, is Alfonso Muskedunder, which has just been released as a reMix package. Check out the new video for the track.
The clip was made ‘with love’ by Bendik Kaltenborn and Espen Friberg and is four minutes of madcap animation, kicking off with Todd himself.
Todd Terje’s It’s Album Time is out now.
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