Brooklyn’s AIMES seems determined to bring a little warmth and summery vibe to these cold winter months with his last few releases. The latest in his series of free singles is Time For Us, and like the others, shows off AIMES’ ability to perfectly blend influences from number of styles that are hot right now, and make them all sound personally unique.
“Vibe Huse” as AIMES calls it, presents us with a heady cocktail of Deep House and Tropical Disco, with just the tiniest hint of Chicago in the mix. A thundering beat provides the backbone for a dazzling array of swing fuelled synths. Blissful arpeggios chug along in the background while the tracks focus is taken by a demon bassline and some sweet island keys. Just sink into this one.
With Tropical vibes merging with the UK Deep House sound these days, it looks like we’re set for a summer of blissful, dreamy tunes. New York’s Disco don Chris Malinchak kicks things off with his new tune, Forever, which he’s dropping as a freebie ahead of the release of his next proper single. Malinchak surprised everyone last year with two UK chart topping singles, So Good To Me peaking at number two and it looks like he’s going to be continuing that trend into 2014.
Forever leans on subby basses to get a hypnotic club vibe going. Laying down an easy going House groove, Malinchak peppers the track with Tropical purcussion and infuses a drifting, soulful, vocal sample into a carefree beach party tune. Listen up peeps, this is the sound of the summer right here.
Bring the summertime to your winter months with the new single from Canadian Disco Chillwaver Box Of Wolves. Bringing you the sequel to his critically acclaimed début single, Boy, Box Of Wolves once again lets the voice of Christa Vi glide over his smooth keys and warm beach-bound beats as he delivers Let’s Start Again.
Stepping up for reMix duties on this carefree release are UK Producer Meloder, who’s intricate Deep House treatment is both nostalgic and forward thinking, Brooklyn’s AIMES, who delivers one of the biggest Tropical Disco tunes of the year and DeltaFoxx, who has the big ElectroPop arena covered.
With something for every dancefloor, the Let’s Start Again single is on target to be packing underground dancefloors this summer with the likes of Jerry Bouthier (JBAG), Ben Macklin (Cassette Club), P A U L I E, Rüfüs, Ali Jaimeson, Polar Sun and Jowie Schulner showing early support.
Here is part two of MiGHty mOUse’s new double A-side single. Shaker Faker got it’s groove on last week so now it’s Space Face’s turn in the spotlight. As with the previous track MiGHty mOUse and his label, Nightfilm, have been kind enough to give the track away. All in celebration of his forthcoming Australian tour; dates here.
Space Face keeps the Cosmic Disco vibes going with an infectious Piano House injection. The piano hook gets a real hypnotic flavour cooking over a solid Disco beat, it’s a slow builder but when the track kicks in it’s got all the galactic flair of an entrancing floorfilling monster. No wonder the likes of Tensnake are already giving it their support. Proper Disco euphoria.
Van She- DJ Mix Feb 14 = Here’s an hour of sweet poolside House and Nu-Disco from Australian Indie-Electro kings Van She. Loaded with top cuts, this is one to start off your weekend early.
♫ Van She – DJ Mix Feb 14
The Tracklist: 01. NightTime Intro. 02. Studio Apartment (Feat. Ron Carroll) – I’m In Love (Rasmus Faber Epic reMix) 03. Le Youth – C O O L (Ben Pearce reMix) 04. Ninetoes – Finder 05. Van She – Idea Of happiness (Whatsonot reMix) 06. Whatsonot – Touched 07. HNNY – Sneeze 08. Nicky Van She and Dangerous DAAN – California 09. Gorgon City (Feat. MNEK) – Ready For Your Love (Dub Mix) 10. Nice7 – Time To Get Physical (Original Mix) 11. Sam Divine (Feat. Amy Lyon) – Kill My Love (Hannah Wants & Chris Lorenzo Mix) 12. Bixel Boys – Black December (Original Mix) 13. Friends Within (Feat. Pete Josef) – The Work 14. Monkey Safari – Hi Life (Cheeky Bold Cover)
The mighty MiGHty mOUse is back with his first new release of 2014. It;s a double A-side single featuring the tracks Shaker Faker and Space Face and it’s already getting hammer by some of the biggest names in the biz. Tensnake, Russ Chimes and Alex Metric have all been giving the tracks spins. The mOUse is also about to embark on a tour Down Under, check the dates here, and check out Shaker Faker below.
Shaker Faker is pure MiGHty Mouse gold. A little bit Cosmic, a little bt Tropical, a lot good-times.With a skippy shuffle to his Disco beats, the mOUse conjures up a tune to soundtrack a beach party off the shores of Orion. Rolling piano House riffs dance playfully with percussive hooks and swooshing synths that all combine to form a groove that just won’t quit. Get involved.
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.
Here’s he latest tune from LA based Tongan producer Summer Occasion. You may remember Summer Occasion from his dreamy reMix of Box Of Wolves & Christa Vi’s Boy. At the star of the year he dropped a new tune, Still Got <3, a slow jam with a New Jack swing to it. Well, this tune had it’s origins in a more buoyant dance track which the man has just uploaded to his Sound Cloud page. Check out the Tropical bliss.
The original version of Still Got <3 is a great, warbling, slice of summer gold. Existing at the nexus of laid back and upbeat. Rocking some hazy R&B samples and a plethora of hazy synth sounds, Summer Occasion brings his LA vibe to every corner of the globe. Mixing up a little Nu-Disco, a little Chillwave, a little Tropical with a whole heap of LA style Funk, this version of Still Got <3 is ripe for dancefloors once the hot weather kicks in in 2014 (or right now if you;re in LA, we guess). Check out the alternate version too, for some chilled out swing vibes.
We thought we’d gotten all we possibly could out of LA ElectroPopper Mereki’s Blue Lake; but it’s the song that keeps on giving. This latest reMix comes courtesy of Canadian duo Wmnstudies. We have no idea how they perceive you are supposed to pronounce that (and, frankly, the dropping vowels thing, if there are vowels dropped, is so unoriginal now), but we do know they have done a sterling job, delivering an undulating, soothing, House rework of the track and another awesome addition to their rapidly expanding impressive catalogue.
With just a hint of Topical purcussion, Wmnstudies wrap Mereki’s enchanting voice around a selection of rounded beats, warm keys and playful use of the vocals. Smoothing the song out, the duo intertwine the bass and drums into one juggernaut rhythm section that is compelling and utterly hard to resist. Fast becoming out favourite reMix of Blue Lake, Wmnstudies’ version of the track serves up just the right amount of bouncy House action, just enough to make you look forward to summer; not so much you don’t want to be in the now.
Here’s a meeting of two of Americas finest purveyors of blissful tunes. New Yorks hazy ElectroPop sensation, St. Lucia released one of the albums of the year in 2013, and on that album was a little track called All Eyes On You. A tack which looks set to be his next single if the looks of this brand new reMix from the-man-with-the-Dreamwave-plan Goldroom is to be believed.
There’s some devilish purcussion going on in this one. Goldroom tune just make you want to get up and dance (if it’s sunny, if it’s not the make you want to close your eyes and pretend you’re dancing in the sun), and that’s heightened with the drums on this reMix. Embracing St. Lucia’s dreamy ElectroPop sound, Goldroom delivers a floaty Beach House tune to get carried away in. We weren’t going to mention the Sax, we were going to just let you discover it. But the sax!
♫ St. Lucia – All Eyes On You (Goldroom reMix)
St. Lucia’s début album When The Night is out now.