Auxiliary Tha Masterfader is a Dutch Nu-Disco maestro who’s name will be more than familiar to serious synthesizer Disco aficionados. It;s been a while since his The Disco Dictator EP but he returns this week with a brand new release on On The Fruit Records, the Electric Disco EP is truly a thing of beauty, if you like soaring synths, cosmic Disco and vocoder heaven.
The EP kicks off, and quite rightly too, with Masterfader Theme, an impeccably produced Disco epic, that is one part Vangelis, two parts Moroder with equal nods to Cosmic Disco and Italo dancefloors. With a solid rhythm section and a slick late ‘70’s style hook all that’s needed is some vocoded vocals. Oh wait, they they are. Totally a theme tune to be proud of. If Masterfader Theme is Aux’s introduction then Mirror Ball is his dancefloor manifesto. Both rocking and poking fun at the Discotheque at the same time, Mirror Ball bounces along on an Italo bassline and layers it with lush Disco stings, big retro chords and our beloved electro toms. As Aux’s mantra vocoded vocals wash over you it’s hard not to be impressed with the effortlessly perfect production. The man has his studio skills down pat, Mirror Ball is right on the money. As is London Cosmic Disco duo Cosmonauts’ reMix of the track, which lends some piercing vintage synth leads to the tune and brings a laid back, summer-nights-in-space, vibe. The EP also comes with another original Let’s Go a seriously chilled final credits-esque nostalgic jam and a huge Dub of Cosmonauts’ reMix. Auxiliary Tha Masterfader is pretty much taking the Nu-Disco scene to school with this EP, showing ‘em how it’s done.
♫ Auxiliary Tha Masterfader – Masterfader Theme
♫ Auxiliary Tha Masterfader – Mirror Ball
♫ Auxiliary Tha Masterfader – Mirror Ball (Cosmonauts reMix)
Auxiliary Tha Masterfader’s The Disco Dictator EP is out now at Beatport, everywhere else next week.
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