In the mood for some self-styled Horizontal Disco? Well have no fear because Mr. Horizontal Disco himself, Parisian producer and DJ Zimmer, is back with a brand new tune. Enlisting the help of Norwegian vocalist Emilie Adams, Zimmer has unleashed Escape. Escape is the first track to be taken from his forthcoming EP, Coming Of Age, due out next month via Roché Music. Give it a listen below.
Taking a pinch of Tropical, a hint of Chicago and just a dash of UK Deep, Zimmer serves up one of his trademark beautiful and laid back poolside dancefloor tunes. Escape is loaded with Island riff and a resounding piano hook. Playing out over rooms drums and a percussive bassline Adams’ raspy vocals are neatly interspersed with half heard Sax. This is smokey House music for urban late nights. Summer in the city is here.
♫ ♫ Zimmer (Feat. Emilie Adams) – Escape
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Grab yourself a funky fresh slice of French House with the latest tune from Parisian producer Oxford. It’s been more than a while since we heard a brand new tune from this severely talented groover so we’re hoping this is the start of a resurgence of new material. Oxford is giving this one away for free; so download it and stick this smooth jam in your headphones ASAP. Aria will brighten up any day, so get on it.
Oh that French bass! Irresistible. Aria sees Oxford serving up the perfect blend of Parisian Disco and Tropical vibes; taking it’s time to ease you into the tune, this one soon treats you that infectious bass and woozy, stabbing synths. Rolling vocal modulated samples and incandescent melodies in and out of the track, Oxford keeps things interesting and the track evolving. With a slightly raw feel, Aria feels visceral and immediate and, for want of a better word, real. Intoxicating Disco sounds from the Frenchman.
♫ Oxford – Aria
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Viceroy – Summertime All The Time Vol. 01 = Kick start your summer with the latest mixtape from San Francisco groover Viceroy with this sunshine hour of Nu-Disco, Tropical, House and IndiePop sounds. It’s quite a mix-up of stuff going on, but always keeps it breezy.
♫ Viceroy – Summertime All The Time Vol. 01
01. Client Liaison – Feed The Rhythm
02. Goldroom – Mykonos (Fleet Fox Cover)
03. Hard Rock Sofa & Skidka – Arms Around Me (Tobtok reMix)
04. Nihils – Help Our Souls (Urban Contact reMix)
05. LANY – ILYSB (Ferdinand Weber reMix)
06. Chaka Khan – Miss My Love (Cazzette Bootleg)
07. Philip George – Wish You Were Mine
08. Yolanda Be Cool & DCup – Soul Makossa (Money)
09. Alesso – Cool (Autograf reMix)
10. ??? – ???
11. Earth Wind & Fire -September (Wolfskind & Mokoa Bootleg)
12. Giuliano Rascan – Desires (SYRE reMix)
13. Fetty Wap – Trap Queen (Slaptop reMix)
14. Sam Feldt – Show Me Love (EDX reMix)
15. King Arthur (Feat. Michael Meaco) – Belong To The Rhythm (Don Diablo Edit)
16. Alex Adair – Make Me Feel Better (Don Diablo & CID reMix)
17. Gigamesh – The Music
18. Milky Chance – Flashed Junk Mind (Two Friends reMix)
19. Alex Schulz – Ways
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Oh I don’t know what’s going on anymore. The man Goldroom’s Embrace, with Ariela Jacobs on vocals was one of our top tracks of 2013, and now the track is back, Jack. This time around Embrace features the vocals of original co-songwriter George Maple, and is the lead track on Goldroom’s freshly released new EP; It’s Like You Never Went Away (which has also got the Chela featuring stunner Fifteen on again). As we’re just pulling into Summer (fingers crossed!) it seems like the prefect time to dust off the old Embrace and give it another spin.
Like a fine wine Embrace seems to have got better with age. And more alcoholic; in the sense that everything feels like it’s been honed and refined and made, for want of a better word, richer. The new production sheen and slight tweak of arrangement seem to make the track more focused with Maples vocals a hair’s breadth more soulful. Other than that it’s nice to have a track that ruled our summer two years ago return to the top of the playlist pile.
♫ Goldroom (Feat. George Maple) – Embrace
Goldroom’s It’s Like You Never Went Away EP is out now.
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Well, he’s been teasing it all week and now it’s here. The captain of the Chilled disco ship, Mr. Goldroom has unleashed his cover version of Indie outfit Fleet Foxes’ 2009 single, Mykonos. It’s Josh’s favourite tune from Fleet Foxes so not only does he perform a rare cover, but has also chose to sing on the track himself, something we’ve not heard much from since the his NightWaves days. Check it out below, it’s an absolutely free download, ‘cos Goldroom loves you.
Goldroom meshes some sweet nautical Disco vibes with a cheeky Indie vibe on this one. Driven by a pumping bassline, Josh’s cover of Mykonos threads lush pads, synthetic snares and big synth sweeps trough a tapestry of wicked little licks and a dreamy paradise atmosphere. His vocals do the track justice, and you can tell he’s having fun with the track. Top-down sunshine feels from this one.
♫ Goldroom – Mykonos (Fleet Foxes Cover)
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Just in time for the (slightly) better weather; there’s a new single from Lodnon’s Tropical House guru Ben Macklin. This one is free for a limited time only, after that you’re on your own so grab it soon. The First comes in two flavours, a first flavour and a The Second flavour; check out The First flavour below and treat yourself to the whole release here.
Reeling in the tempo from some of his recent, more energetic offerings, Macklin introduces you to a smooth and laid back bouncy groove, driven by a razor sharp synth bass and solid House beat. With spacious and atmospheric vocal samples, Macklin whips up a chilled sunshine mood, onto which he layers dense keys and an echoing piano hook. This is serious top-down cruisin’ stuff…now if the weather would just hold….
♫ Ben Macklin – The First
Ben Macklin’s The First is out now.
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Parisian DiscoPop trio Jolie Chérie have release a free reMix package for their Où Tu Veux single. Released in January, the rousing SynthPop ballad features extra vocals from Valli and has now got a fresh set of versions from the likes of James Curd, Solar Systems, Quater Chic, Scuola Furano and this soaring slice of Island ElectroPop euphoria from London’s finest DiscoPop duo, JBAG. Jolie Chérie reMixed JBAG’s X-Ray Sex single of 2010, it’s well overdue that the favour is returned.
JBAG eschews and mood of the original in favour of a carefree dancefloor vibe. Despite being quite mid-tempo, JBAG keep the energy up and the mood hectic, inserting random riffs and sirens into the mix; giving the track an organised chaotic feel. At it’s core lies a laid back Tropical grove built around syncopated stabs and a clap-a-long beat that never relent over the tracks seven minute length. A departure indeed from the original, and a surefire summer jam.
♫ Jolie Chérie (Feat. Valli) – Où Tu Veux (JBAG reMix)
Jolie Chérie’s Où Tu Veux is out now.
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Dreamwave originator and purveyor of all things nautical Disco Goldroom has treated us to a brand new reMix. He’s been a bit quiet recently, since ‘Till Sunrise, due to all the constant gigging and whatnot so it’s nice to hear some fresh music. The object of his talents this time is Brummie Rebekah/Rebecca themed duo Ekkah’s single of last year, Last Chance To Dance. Soak it up.
Goldroom immediately drops you in the middle of some island bliss with rolling percussion and delicate arpeggios before launching into dreamy beach House vibes. Ekkah’s vocals have a certain soulful quality and skippy Pop groove that lends themselves perfectly to Goldroom’s piano lead feel-good soundtrack. Can’t stop vibing to this.
♫ Ekkah – Last Chance To Dance (Goldroom reMix)
Ekkah’s Last Chance To Dance is out now.
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After having him reMix his tune Dare, London Tropical groover Ben Macklin has teamed up with Le Flex to produce a brand new original track. Released this week in Macklin’s SoundCloud page, Escape is available as a free download, which is generous of him. Check out the smooth sounds of Escape below.
This is exactly the kind of poolside House jam we love Mr. Macklin for, with an added upbeat injection from Le Flex. Smooth as hell, Escape is dripping with a chilled summertime vibe built on an infectious bass hook and stabbing synths. The percussive keys give it that Topical flavour, but doesn’t overpower it’s laid back House credentials. We’re putting this in the pile marked ‘summer soundtrack’; we can’t wait for better weather to blast this one.
♫ Ben Macklin & Le Flex – Escape
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This week Jerry Bouthier’s awesome label, Continental, released the new double A-side single from fresh French ElectroPop outfit Bleu Toucan. The duo is made up of Léo Becerra (The Victorias) and Emmanuel Bonzé (Made In Taiwan) and have already released one slab of DiscoPop via Profil de Face Records, now this second release kicks things up a notch. The single comes equipped with the relevant quota of reMixes, including this dreamy gem, of the track Imagine, from our favourite Parisians, Reflex.
Reflex serve up something a little different to their normal output with this one. Less Tropical, more deep and groovy House. The French duo show off their dreamy side with a hazy production of warm tones and atmospheric pads over a bed of shuffling House beats and pumping and subby bassline. It’s awesome to see this other side to Reflex as the twosome flex their musical muscles. You should check out the whole single, it’s top stuff.
♫ Bleu Toucan – Imagine (Reflex reMix)
Bleu Toucan’s Imagine is out now.
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