The mighty Discotexas are gearing up for the release of the new single from label staple and Nu-Disco legend Xinobi. Hitting the spot for s summer club hit, Puma, and it’s B-Side Woods, seem to be pretty sure-fire weapons for festivals and dimly lit dancing holes over the coming months.
Puma is a deep deep House tune that revolves around a transfixing organ hook. Adding a dubby influence to proceedings, Xinobi litters the House grove with spacey piano stabs and and an enigmatic vocal sample. This is definitely a tune to get wrapped up in, all encompassing, Puma delivers mainlined clubbing gold.It’s B-Side, Woods, is a bit more funky, with a bit more of that classic Xinobi swing. Built around an undulating synth bass riff, Woods draws you in to it’s atmospheric tribal ritual with a succession of ethereal tones and samples. Expect to be hearing these two on the dancefloor soon.
♫ Xinobi – Puma
♫ Xinobi – Woods
Xinobi’s Puma is available now on Beatport, everywhere else on17th May.
Russian crew Tesla Boy are easily one of the best ElectroPop acts around today. Since their emergence in 2008 with a demo EP on their MySpace site they have been champions of a retro 80s sound. With overtones of Disco, Indie and SynthWave, these guys have always kept it 80s. Until now. their new single, cunningly titled 1991, is loaded with early 90s musical references. A new direction for Tesla Boy, or a one-off? Only time will tell.
1991 is all Hip Hop beats, samples vocal snatches and a Pop House vibe, and ‘y’know what? It works. Mainly due to Tesla Boy’s talent, these guys are master songwriters and performers, it’s not surprise that when they break their meld they can still deliver the goods. With their interpretation of the Soul II Soul Back To Life beat and big House synths, Tesla Boy still manage to sound like Tesla Boy and deliver an optimistic song that probably mirrors a new found sense of optimism in Russia in 1991 with the birth of the Russian Federation. The reMix line-up for the single it pretty impressive too. Portuguese Disco guru Xinobi takes his time with the track and delivers a smooth, slick Disco-House rework before dropping in some sumptuous Dub grooves and making thoroughly intoxicating summer dance track. Fellow Russians 7he Myriads go with a live sounding vibe and put the 80s back into Tesla Boy, while Fon.Leman turns-in a complex big room tune with hints of Disco and Progressive House in it’s massive euphoric sound and some hands-in-the-air Trance overtones. Along side these three sit further remixes from Tonefiction, DZA and SoundSam in a stunning, recommended, reMix package.
We’ve been looking forward to the single release of Polish ElectroPoppers Kamp!’s Melt for a while now, eager to hear the reMixes. Discotexas dropped the package at the end of last week and the release, with reworks from Zimmer, Xinobi and Midnight Magic, has lived up to our expectations.
The original of Melt is a deep slice of retro Pop, laden with waves of dreamy synths and infectious piano, which Parisian producer Zimmer builds on with style. Grabbing the Houser elements with both hands, Zimmer folds in a little of his own brand of Tropical Disco, which he called Horizontal Disco, to create a blissful laid back track, full of popping percussion and a pool party groove. Xinobi’s mix take the track in more of a House direction, providing a deep vibe, bass heavy and playing with that piano hook. There’s a gorgeous breakdown and build in this one too. The single has a mix for every occasion, if those occasions involve good times.
Moullinex and Xinobi. Lisbon’s Disco mafia. Once again bringing the reMix to each others tunes. This time Xinobi’s having a crack at Darkest Night, from Moullinex’s début album Flora. A track Xinobi apparently had a hard time getting to grips with, considering it “non-touchable”, but we’re kinda pleased that he did.
What Xinobi has done here is create and absolutely epic, deep , Disco track. Whereas the original had an almost World Music feel to it’s percussion, giving it’s Bond theme vocals an eerie edge, here Xinobi plays up the drama, setting big haunting synth solos against a rumbling hypnotic groove. The soaring, theatrical, vocals pair perfectly with a restrained House beat and a mysterious late night vibe.
♫ Moullinex – Darkest Night (Xinobi reMix)
Moullinex’s Darkest Night single is released this week on Gomma.
Just what tasty treats do the Discotexas crew have in store for us this time? Why it’s Discotexas’ own Mr. Mitsuhirato reMixing the B-side from Xinobi ‘s single of earlier this year, Pirates. The track is Bronze, and Mr. Mitsuhirato gets hypnotically funky.
Mr. Mitsuhirato keeps it simple and slick for his take on the track, just building up a proper, irresistible, dancefloor groove. Adding layer after layer to the rolling Disco tune, he builds the track as it progresses, adding a new bass here, a warbling lead there, until the track is so deep in your brain there is no escape. Did we mention the track is a freebie too? Get lost in this one.
The awesome Discotexas’ latest release comes from stable member Mirror People and an insanely infectious tune called Kaleidoscope. Released today, this tune has been getting tons of play and support from the likes of The Magician, Bottin, Bag Raiders, Moullinex, B-Xentric! and MiGHty mOUse. Deservedly too, it’s pure crazy fun Disco.
With a twisted P-Funk bassline and a melody that worms it’s way into your brain like some insidious mind control, Kaleidoscope is built on the foundations of a solid beat and a hypnotic loop. Add a few Acidic burbles and shiny chiming leads and you have a floorfiller that is all about the good times. Discotexas cohort Xinobi supplies the reMix, mixing in a little of his left-field Disco and Italo sounds. even going so far as to make things a bit soulful with a nice piano line. One again, Discotexas have delivered a top quality party rocker.
♫ Mirror People – Kaleidoscope
♫ Mirror People – Kaleidoscope (Xinobi reMix)
Mirror People’s Kaleidoscope is out today on Discotexas.
Remember Belgian outfit Montevideo’s Horses from back in February? A track that combined a New York Disco feel (no doubt helped by recording at DFA’s studio) with an Italo feel. The band are currently working on their new release, but in the meantime they, and Discotexas, are giving ways two new reMixes of Horses to tide us over until their second album drops.
First premièred on his last mixtape is Zimmer reMix. A burbling Disco tune that piles on the Cosmic elements and it’s fair share of cowbell. Pure Horizontal Disco, as Zimmer would term it, the track runs with bubbling analog bass and frantic percussion on a galactic trip that deserves an Animé video. The second reMix comes from Discotexas core trio of Moullinex, Xinobi & Mr. Mitsuhirato who kick of with a reverby 909 beat and proceed to fold an ‘90’s House vibe into a European Disco groove, the result is pretty unique and pretty captivating. Totally a track to get lost in.
This weekend saw the release of synthetic Disco maestro Zimmer’s ‘Horizontal Disco’ reMix EP. The ‘Horizontal Disco’ EP was one of many Discotexas highlights of 2011 and has, suitably, been given of top quality reMix package.
The highlight of the EP, for us, comes from American cosmic Boogie expert Moon Boots. His version of ‘Bay Bridge’ combines Moon Boots usual spaced-out Tropical flavour with a robotic bass and some bright, shining synths for a more electronic sound that we’re used to from him, but from it’s galactic groove to it’s vintage riffs, it’s a killer track. Elsewhere on the EP we get Broke One dropping a deep deep deep ‘90’s House vibe with rounded bass and a nice swing. Gomma’s Moullinex bring his playful Mediterranean Disco sound to the table with his version of ‘Looking At You’ complete with squelchy little synth riffs and a nostalgia inducing electric piano hook. Xinobi brings us back to the ‘90’s House-fest with his hand-in-the-air track that could have easily seen play at The Haçienda in the circa 1991. Also on board is the Lou Teti reMix we featured last week. These days we don;t expect anything less than the best from Discotexas, but it’s comforting to know they haven’t disappointed yet.
♫ Zimmer – Bay Bridge (Moon Boots reMix)
♫ Zimmer (Feat. Jeremy Glenn) – Slave To Your Heart (Broke One reMix)
♫ Zimmer – Looking At You (Moullinex reMix)
♫ Zimmer (Feat. Jeremy Glenn) – - Slave To Your Heart (Xinobi reMix)
Moullinex & Xinobi are in the studio again, and you know when that happens the eclectic, madcap, Disco starts to flow.
The four track ‘X Marks The Spot’ single is out now on Discotexas and, if you know Moulinex & Xinobi, the title track is everything you’d expect. When these guys hit the studio together, anything can happen. We first heard this track back in April when they dropped it as a completely live demo, it’s now been refined but is no less live, it’s freakshow Disco, infectiously groovy and full of surprises. Drop Out Orchestra attempt to tame the insanity a little on their reMix, the result sounding like the bastard child of Moroder and Art Of Noise. Just to hammer home the crazyness of this release Moullinex & Xinobi have included their cover of The Cramps’ ‘Human Fly’. Rockabilly Disco anyone?
♫ Moullinex & Xinobi – X Marks The Spot (Original Version)
♫ Moullinex & Xinobi – X Marks The Spot (Drop Out Orchestra reMix)