There You Are is the latest tune from French producer and On The Fruit Records shot-caller Freak You. This lush ElectroPop opus boasts a whole host of amazing collaborative names. Not only was a touch of production wizardry lent by Mr. James Yuill, but vocal duties on the this track are carried out by none other than Bright Light Bright Light. Can it be anything other than amazing?
With a slight dusting of House, and an even subtler dusting of Tropical sounds, There You Are is a deep, warm and mesmerising ElectroPop tune with enough dancefloor funky to be considered Disco-y but Poppy enough to storm the charts. Rod’s vocals are simple but very effective, choosing to opt for a hypnotic refrain while Franck delivers on the promise of full beats, body shaking basslines and big emotional rushes in all the right places. Intelligent SynthPop at it’s finest, not pandering to any trend, just serving up quality.
Here’s a brand new track from Bristolian party monsters The Other Tribe. We don’t know what it’s for. We don’t know if it’s going to be released. It’s just a new track OK? Sometimes having all the answers doesn’t matter. Just turn up the amp, and let Nobody Else invade your mind. (It is probably their next single though, this is, after all, a radio friendly Edit of the track, but shush, don’t worry about it).
Nobody Else is the guys current live set closer. It’s a good choice to end a set on too, it’s got that ‘just keep dancing’ feel to it, keeps the crowd wanting more. the track shows off The Other Tribes trademark combination of House grooves, manic tribal purcussion, Tropical vibes and an Indie sensibility. The result, as per-usual, is an exhilarating and tight House/Pop tune that is both intelligent and rowdy at the same time. Heartfelt vocals and some hands-in-the-air moments are just the icing on the cake.
Get ready for some summery vibes coming from the new release on Jerry Bouthier’s Continental Records stable. The release in question hails all the way from Switzerland and laid back Nu-Disco duo Mannequine team up with three piece Hip Hop outfit Jas Crew. it;s an unusual combination, but one that end’s up working really well. Tropical-Hop anyone?
The track’s called Bombay Night Story and it revels in it’s dual facets. Musically it’s filled to the brim with Island beats, steely purcussion, warm, nostalgic synths and a skippy little snare that add a little playful swing. Add to this some Swiss-rhymes with a hazy flow that finds a home in the beach party disco perfectly. Bouthier himself has worked up a cheeky little Club Dub of the track (available as a free Download) that brings all those beats, basslines and chords to the front, delivering hypnotic dancefloor groove, whist labelmates Shindu inject the track with some tough snyths and some lush 80s keys for something a little darker and deeper. Another interesting release from Continental.
It seems like ages since Parisian Horizontal Disco innovator Zimmer released a new track. Aside from a series of excellent mixtapes, and a handful to top reMixes,, we haven’t heard a new tune since, we think, the actual Horizontal Disco EP. Mr. (Le) Crayon steps up to help out with drum duties on Galapagos, a suitably evocative title for this Tropical meets Chicago House jam.
Galapagos, delivers a nice line in pitched down vocals and chilled House groove that Zimmer has chosen to pair with Tropical purcussion and an Island lead line. The whole affair end up being bizarrely warehouse, with the Tropical lead somehow morphing into a classic Rave hook in Zimmer’s deft hands. We guess the track would work equally well by the pool or in the crowd, it’s adapted for either situation. For us though, we’re going to take the chilled route with this one.
We featured the new, comeback, single from Aussie ElectroPoppers Miami Horror last month. Real Slow features some tight vocals from Superhumanoids’ Sarah Chernoff and is a sweet slice of chilled DiscoPop. To make things even better, the tune has been versioned by one of our favourite producers, Mr. Felix Bloxsom A.K.A. Plastic Plates. The LA based Australian producer really gets his synthetic groove on with this one.
plastic Plates truly delivers the thick electronic vibes right here. A growling and squelchy synth funk bassline pulses away underneath waves of popping melodies and vintage stabs. A new rhythm give the tune a bit more of a jump-out-of-your-seat feel, and a pretty irresistible one too. Rolling along on a steady hook, it;s the choruses when this reMix really shines, loaded with big synths hammering away, complimenting Chernoff’s vocals to carefree effect. Another big tune from Plastic Plates.
Here’s a luscious slice of flyaway Disco from Sydney based duo Coupons. Emerald Bay sees them teaming up with the Australian come Londoner singer/songwriter who’s name is on everybody’s lips, Christa Vi for all kinds of holiday, boating and sunshine musical metaphors. Just stop for a moment, and drink this in.
“Well, that’s pretty Tropical” is something you might say about this Emerald Bay. And you’d be fairly justified in your assessment, because it is pretty damn Tropical. From the laid back tune’s opening salvo of Island purcussion it’s all growling funky basslines, steady Disco beats and shimmering synths. Christa weaves a nice little mental picture of summery days and holiday vibes until there really isn’t anything you can do to dislike this track. It’s just all about good times.
It’s been just over half a year since MiGHty mOUse and Matt Van Schie got together to form the unstoppable Du Tonc. The duo have achieved shit loads in that short time, world touring, acclaimed singles, it’s been am impressive rise to prominence to witness, and well deserve too, their work is a killer combination of heartfelt Indie and head nodding Disco, just the right mix of emotion and funk.
Their latest tune, Island, leans a little more toward the Indie side of things than their previous outings, but have no fear, the undulating Disco groove persists. Awash with Tropical guitars and beckoning rhythms, Island is a pretty fitting title for the track. There’s also a little bit of a 90s feel to the tune with what is almost a breakbeat repurposed into a dreamy Pop song amongst an infectious bassline. It’s not as immediate a track as Darkness or Rise, but really gets under your skin.
Not content with putting out one of the albums of the year, Hanging Gardens, Disco duo Classixx have been quietly delivering some of the years best reMixes too. Their latest masterpiece comes in the form of this mix of Danish ElectroPop outfit Quadron and their recent single, Hey Love.
Classixx’s version of the tune plays up the soulful vocals and laid back mood of the original whilst injecting it with a little of that poolside magic. Popping arpeggios ride over thick, thick, synth bass as the duo whip up an LA Funk vibe with a slight robotic quality that work well with the originals borderline diva styling.Even incorporating a hint of early 90s House in the mix, the Classixx guys have turned-in another winner here.
Released next month is Australian singer Owl Eyes’ Nightmixes EP. As part of the collection fellow Australian and purveyor of all thing Funky and Housey Cassian has taken Owl Eyes’ Hurricane and turned it into a poolside Disco monster. Enjoy,
There’s so much space in this track. It’s just six minutes of laid back, carefree Nu-Disco and classic House with loads of room for it to breathe. Spread out over the six minutes are punchy digital basslines with a Chicago feel, twisted up vocal snatches, slightly Tropical leads, lush pads and an overall adherence to a lazy groove. Cassian never fails to deliver, and this floorfilling reMix is no different. One for hot summer nights.