Avec Sans’ follow up single

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Enigmatic London ElectroPop duo Avec Sans are back with a new tune. We’ve been eager for more since they dropped their first original tune, Heartbreak Hi, we’ve had our fingers crossed for these guys that it wasn’t a one-off, or a fluke. Those fears have just been assuaged.

The Answer is Avec Sans new tune, and with it came a press release that finally gives us in insight into who these two are. Alice Fox and Jack St James. A Trinidadian international man of mystery and a Mancunian ex-badass, both of whom have done the rounds, and paid their dues, in various bands and musical projects, make up Avec Sans and the background in gigging bands shines though in The Answer. If you said to me that this was a track created by a guy who has experimented with many different forms of electronic music and a vocalist who cut her teeth on the Indie band circuit, I would say that’s exactly what it is. Intricately crafted dance music with a passionate, live, vocal. It’s an anthemic slice of ElectroPop with a real rush of energy for the chorus. The single is flipped with a reMix from Bill Posters and Will Power, why more and more electronic artists feel the need to get uninspired lowest-common-denominator dance music reMixes done I’ll never understand. the reMix is good at what it does, I suppose, but what it does is a bit blah and by-the-numbers. Skipping to the end; Heartbreak Hi definitely wasn’t a fluke, and Avec Sans are definitely amazing..

Avec Sans – The Answer

Avec Sans – The Answer (Bill & Will reMix)

You can download the tracks now on Facebook and The Answer will get a proper release 10th December.

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Freak You reMixes Tatana

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Here’s the latest output from On The Fruit main man Freak You. Premièring yesterday on Discobelle this is the Freak’s take in Swiss Trance artist  Tatana’s,  Ingrid Lukas featuring, No Lie. It sounds like it gave Franck a chance to really get his teeth into some classic dance sounds.

This one is all about the hypnotic bassline. That big of euphoric business is probably the reason the likes of Grum, MiGHty mOUse, Pat Lok, and Cosmonauts are already spinning the tune, it’s a dancefloor rocker. No one to stick to one genre or other, Franck mixing is a little Tropical flavour and some classic 90s House grooves to deliver a pretty timeless Dance track. Quite moody, quite ethereal, but quite optimistic and majestic too, this is another Freak You success.

Tatana (Feat. Ingrid Lukas) – No Lie (Freak You reMix)

Tatana’s No Lie is out now.

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MiGHty mOUse reMixes Madonna

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We’ve been waiting for this one ever since MiGHty mOUse hinted about it on Twitter last week. The man has turned his not inconsiderable talent to reworking Madonna’s 1984 classic Like A Virgin. Remix Madonna’s 80s output tends to be a bit hit or miss, but we’ve had high hopes for MM’s take on the track, and we haven’t been disappointed.

What we are treated to is an upbeat slice of cosmic House. MiGHty mOUse works this staccato electric piano riff throughout the track that really is the tunes core. Playing off the bassline, this hook brings a total party vibe, with a hint of 90s nostalgia, and seems to work perfectly with Madge’s vocals. the track itself follows MiGHty mOUse’s evolution from spacey Disco into something a bit more Housey and complex, there’s a blissed out synth bridge about two thirds along that you could get lost in.  Drop this on unexciting revellers and watch it tear up the dancefloor. I think I’ve found a replacement for MiGHty mOUse’s Kate Bush reMix!

♫  Madonna – Like A Virgin (MiGHty mOUse Re Work)

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Aeroplane & Jamie Principle’s ‘In Her Eyes’

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Aeroplane is shifting things into full steam ahead mode with his new label AeroPop. Finally, this week, the imprints inguinal release dropped, it’s a tune from Vito himself with Chicago House legend Jamie Principle on vocal duties.

In Her Eyes is perfect DiscoPop, loaded to bursting point with funky basslines, twisting leads and a smooth, catchy vocal. Amongst a star studded reMix package featuring an inescapable amazing Disco tinged House mix  from Tiger & Woods and work from Chopstick & Johnjon, sits this storming version from Mr. Louis La Roché. Probably the single’s standout reMix, Louis delivers a gritty Electro Disco with a soulful synth melody that soars above the track. Definitely the most uplifting tune of the package. In addition AeroPop are giving away this mix of the tune from Aussie Housemeister BeNi, who offers up a full-on House stompfest. Deep and irresistible.

♫ Aeroplane (Feat. Jamie Principle) – In Her Eyes (Louis La Roché reMix)

Aeroplane (Feat. Jamie Principle) – In Her Eyes (BeNi reMix)

In Her Eyes is out now.

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Moullinex reMixes Sohight & Cheevy

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We introduced you last week to Russian funketeers Sohight & Cheevy’s new single, Travel Anthem. Well it was released yesterday on On The Fruit Records and came loaded with this hypnotic reMix from Nu-Disco genius Moullinex.

Moullinex’s take on Travel Anthem rides on an infectious bassline that is just funky enough to stick in your head but not so frantic that it overpowers the tune. Using an catchy piano riff and interesting use of the vocals Moullinex has crafted a track that you can loose yourself in. the rest of the tune is made up of Moullinex’s quirky Disco sense of humour, all plopping and pinging percussion. More cowbell anyone?

♫ Sohight & Cheevy – Travel Anthem (Moullinex reMix)

Sohight & Cheevy’s Travel Anthemis out now.

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Cinnamon Chasers’ ‘Dreams & Machines’ album

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To those in the know, those who really follow Dreamwave, or Nu-Disco, or SynthWave, or whatever we are calling it this month, London’s Cinnamon Chasers has long been a name associated with some of the best synth music around. After he released his amazing début A Million Miles From Home in 2009 he came to most people attention with the massive Luv Deluxe (alongside a slick video from Francis Pollara who went on to direct Russ Chimes’ Midnight Club trilogy). Luv Deluxe was huge, and set the stage for Cinnamon Chasers second album, Science, which cemented Russ Davies reputation for emotional and beautiful synth music with all the groove of Nu-Disco and all the emotional resonance of Jean Michel-Jarre or Vangelis.

So here we are as Cinnamon Chasers is gearing up for the release of his third full length record later this month. Dreams & Machines its the logical next step for CC, it’s got that spacey, cosmic Disco feel alongside the blissful Balearic keys that so encapsulate Cinnamon Chasers sound, but here there’s an underlying current of early 90s House, a warehouse Rave feeling that pushed Davies’ music one step further. The album kicks off with the title track (which we heard a couple of months ago), and Dreams & Machines sums it, and the whole release, up nicely. The meeting of pounding Disco beats and hazy synths & vocoded vocals leys the groundwork for the rest of the record. As we go into Watch The World Burn we start to pick up on some of those House influences with a stabbing organ line set against the warping galactic synths. Throughout the album the tracks maintain that perfect balance of infectious dancefloor grooves and transcendent smokey synths. highlights, for us, have to include the 21st century BladeRunner Italo-Electro of Hyperwaves, Flash Gun’s introspective Vocoder-Pop and Retrocop, which consummately appeals to our love of Italo and B-Boy Electro, it’s an instant Boogie classic with a Piano House twist. Dreams & Machines is yet another almost flawless release from Cinnamon Chasers, the textbook album for lovers of either retro Disco music or synthesizer tunes in general. Not many capture the emotionality of electronic music without sacrificing and of it;s dancefloor dive, but Cinnamon Chasers has done it again.

♫ Cinnamon Chasers – Flash Gun

♫ Cinnamon Chasers – Retrocop

♫ Cinnamon Chasers  – Lights

♫ Cinnamon Chasers  – Burn The Fire

Cinnamon Chasers’ Dreams & Machines is released 15th November on Modus.

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Chordashian reMixes Touch Tone

We knew it was only a matter of time before we started to hear some reMixes of Dreamwave Original Gangster Touch Tone awesome Make Believe. Make Believe is Touch Tone’s second single under this new moniker and both his track have been in demand for reMixers, once you’ve heard his big, anthemic, DiscoPop you’ll understand why. So, stepping up this time is a duo who have been around for a while, but recently joined the Binary fold, Chordashian.

The Brooklyn duo whip up a nice mix of beach Disco and piano House for their taken on the tune. Alex from LexiconDon’s vocals sound comfortable amidst the stuttering snares and late night House vibe. Chordashian have managed to deliver a reMix that is both extremely dancefloor friendly, but quite musically interesting too, and retaining all the the originals soul.

Touch Tone – Make Believe (Chordashian reMix)

Touch Tone’s Make Believe is out now on Binary.

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Mickey & Billie’s ‘Weekend’

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Following on from his hit of last year, the Monarchy featuring Love For Sale, Belgian House meister Mickey has just dropped his new single. Featuring Sylvie ‘Billie’ Kreusch on vocals the new track, Weekend is a rework of Dutch band Earth & Fire’s 1979 classic.

Released yesterday on Smile Recordings, the single is one of a new generation of House Pop track that have been building over the last two or three years. Owing a massive nod to both late 80s Chicago House and early 90s Pop House the track rocks a slick, deep sound which when added to the quirky Disco vocal makes for an infectious four minutes. There’s even a little Tropical vibe in there too. reMixes on the single come from the surprise return of Little Loud, who was killing it with reMixes in 2010 who shows his Electro roots but pulls back the tempo, injecting the track with an gritty electronic Dub flavour that full of twisting synthetic emotion. The rest of the EP hold a pretty ecclectic, if a little uninspired dance reMix from Hot Creations’ Funky Fat and the dreamy instrumental of the track. We weren’t expecting new material from Mickey, so this crept up on us a little, but it;s a solid tune that show the man hasn’t been spending his time away idly

♫ Mickey (Feat. Billie) – Weekend (Original Mix)

♫ Mickey (Feat. Billie) – Weekend (Little Loud reMix)

Mickey & Billie’s Weekend is out now.

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Kim Ann Foxman’s ‘Return It’ video

Here’s the video for H&LA’s  Kim Ann Foxman’s current single Return It.

The track is a haunting retro House number, so the video, directed by Jonathan Turner is suitable early 90s in style.

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Ride The Universe (Feat. Jane Elizabeth Hanley) – A Little Better

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Today sees the release of Ride The Universe’s ‘A Little Better’ on Juno. I can’t tell you how proud we are to be releasing this package, it’s already getting shit-loads of play and even now, after hearing it a million times, it still leaves us grinning from ear to ear.

I’m just going to copy and past the press release right here (I know, copy and pasting press releases is the single lamest thing a music blog can do, but I wrote it, so it’s all good!).

The long awaited début single from Dreamwave supergroup Ride The Universeis finally here!

After a string of acclaimed Nu-Disco reMixes Ride The Universe are now ready to drop their première original single. A Little Better is a summery, funk fueled, synth Disco juggernaut that features the sweet vocals of Jane Elizabeth Hanley from Kids At Midnight(Vulture Music) and is the first step on a wonderful galactic beach-party journey.

With reMixes from legendary Electro & Pop producer Frankmusik, rising stars of the Nu-Disco scene Pat Lok and Dublin Aunts, analog Disco guru Auxiliary Tha Masterfader and Disco-House master Melee, A Little Better is going to be rocking dancefloors in the coming months. Get involved.

♫ Ride The Universe (Feat. Jane Elizabeth Hanley) – A Little Better (Single)

Ride the Universe’s A Little Better single is released Today as a Juno exclusive, 19th November elsewhere via electronic rumors.

Cover art by: Tricia Lopez (http://trishalish.com/) Nice!

You can pick up the single right here, right now on Juno.

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