Tensnake’s ‘Mainline’ video

This is the new video for Tensnake’s  single Mainline, released last week, featuring London bass chanteuse Syron. It’s classic House madness.

The clip is also suitably Early 90’s. Put together by PONDR it;s get everything right, from camera work, to fashion, to graphics.

Mainline is out now.

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Zimmer’s ‘Lust’ mixtape

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Zimmer – October Tape (Lust) = Here’s the latest mixtape from Belgium’s finest purveyor of Horizontal Disco, Zimmer. Loaded with analog Disco jams including a couple of tasty previews *cough*Worship & Aux*cough*.

Zimmer – October Tape (Lust)

The tracklist:

01 Chromatics – Looking For Love
02 Only Children – Falling
03 Air Zaïre – All For You
04 Lou Teti – Cool It Off (Bronx reMix)
05 Strange Talk – Cast Away (Plastic Plates reMix)
06 RAC (Feat. Penguin Prison) – Hollywood (Cassian reMix)
07 Atlas Genius – Back Seat (Goldroom reMix)
08 Moullinex – Summerman (Reprise)
09 Worship – Forever Orion (Auxiliary Tha Masterfader Electric Disco Mix)
10 Yuksek – Off The Wall (DJ Harvey Remix)
11 Tyson – Mr. Rain (Mario Basanov Vocal Remake)
12 Fabo (Feat. Lostcause) – Where I Stand (Karmon reMix)
13 Pompeya – Power (Zimmer reMix)
14 Jean Winner – Alive And Kicking (Zimmer reMix)
15 Kolombo – Waiting For
16 Panama – It’s Not Over

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Lindstrøm’s ‘Smalhans’

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Contrary to most of the world, it seem, I quite enjoyed Norwegian synth botherer Lindstrøm’s Six Cups Of Rebel. His last album from earlier this year was pretty crazy, but I thought in a good way. An ecclectic, funky, Disco cacophony that more often than not, worked. Apart from when it went all freeform jazz, then it was just hilarious. Anyway, the man is back with another new album, and Smalhans is kinda’ more what people were expecting. Epic Scandinavian space Disco.

Smalhans is 50% Moroder 50% Tundra. It’s got the Norwegian quirk that against all odds always comes across in music (just ask Röyksopp, Prins Thomas and Todd Terje), it feels like a music sense of humour, or more like a sense of playfulness mixed in with sparking cosmic  sounds and an Italo Disco groove. The album steps up wit the previously released Rà-Àkõ-St, which is snowy Funk at it’s finest. Like a part in an ice field, it’s both cold and mysterious and warm and inviting at the same time. Lāmm-Ęl-Āār is a popping Electronic beat, layered with retro synth work, and an enigmatic hook, but manages to pull of euphoric at the same time. The Spy Thriller riff in Lāmm-Ęl-Āār completely draws you in, and it;s attention to detail like that the dominates this album. Ęg-Gęd-Ōsis, released with Rà-Àkõ-St, is at first glace a simplistically hypnotic Disco-House track, but further listens revel complex deeper layers. Other than Rà-Àkõ-St, for us the albums highlight is Fāār-I-Kāāl, a building, optimistic four minutes of intertwining synth melodies that reminds us more than a little of the aforementioned Röyksopp.  Lindstrøm’s grasp of melody, both here and throughout Smalhans is really impressive, his playing of groove of lead works in every tune to create something bigger than either. those who were disappointed with Six Cups Of Rebel will have found the album you were looking for with Samlhans, those who liked Six Cups…, you’ll love this even more. Classic sounding synthesizer Disco with a Scandinavian twist, what more could you ask for?

♫ Lindstrøm – Rà-Àkõ-St

♫ Lindstrøm – Lāmm-Ęl-Āār

♫ Lindstrøm – Fāār-I-Kāāl

Lindstrøm’s Smalhans is out next week via Smalltown Supersound/Feedelity.

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Bandit’s ‘Timocracy’ EP

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Although Timocracy is French producer Bandit’s début EP, the House wonder has quite a history of acclaim. Appearing in a Tusgi Sampler in 2008 alongside being selected by Ed Banger head honcho Busy P for his Trax Magazine French Touch 3.0 compilation where he described Bandit’s music as an expression of “Emotion and Victory”.

With a similar endgame to Monsieur Adi, Bandit’s goal is to marry classical and dance music. A feat that’s a tall order, sure you can just arpeggiate a MIDIfile of a classical song and you’ve got yourself a Trance hit, but to really orchestrate something rich and full of depth and make it a floor filler too is something reserved of the more musically gifted of producers. For the most part Bandit pulls it off, with style. The EP’s opener, Quattuor, shows how he can bring both a complex musicality and a storming peak-time tune to the table and presents a harder companion to the track that follows it, Hills. A piano lead track that combines a multitude of melodic elements into one intricate dance track. Once the EP has hit it’s stride it delivers tune after tune of rousing hands-in-the-air floorfillers that prize musical talent and songwriting skill over cheap dance music tricks. The EP’s finale, Danze, is a truly euphoric outro, life the EP to it;s climax in loud, majestic style.

♫ Bandit – Hills

♫ Bandit – Quattuor

♫ Bandit – Danze

Bandit’s Timocracy EP is out now.

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Ronika’s Lovegang mixtape

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Ronika – Guestmix For Lovegang Perfume Release Party = Short but sweet (just like Ron herself) this mix for our German brethren Lovegang’s Perfume launch party drops some smooth House and Disco sounds and an touch of an early 90’s R&B flavour. It makes a great rainy day mix.

♫ Ronika – Guestmix For Lovegang Perfume Release Party

The tracklist:

01. New Look – Janet (He Doesn’t Know I’m Alive)
02. Art In Motion – Holy Disco Days
03. Kartell – Riviera
04. Aeroplane (Feat. Kathy Diamond) – Whispers
05. Ronika – Only Only
06. John Talabot – Oro Y Sangre

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Jay Lamar & Jesse Oliver’s new EP

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We’ve been rocking Ready To Go, the new single from our Finnish faves Jay Lamar & Jesse Oliver, round these parts for a few weeks now, just waiting for the time when we could post a track or two. We’ll now the single is out that time has come as the two original tunes and the storming reMix from Belgian Disco tinged House master A.N.D.Y. and fellow Belgian DJ Vicente are available for your listening pleasure.

And a pleasure it is too. Ready To Go is as massive a tune as we’d expect from these two. Mixing up a little Disco, a little big room House and a little stomping Electro, Lamar & Oliver deliver a total crowd-pleaser with anthemic robo vocals. There’s just no way this tune wouldn’t whip up a dancefloor into a frenzy. The B-side, Sins & Secrets, is a more dreamy affair. Adding a piano led Tropical vibe and a touch of Indie to their already bursting mix Lamar & Oliver show a different side to their work. Sins & Secrets’ Indie structure make it the perfect compliment to the banging lead track. After the reMix brings the buzzsaw riffs and pounding drums for the tracks intro, A.N.D.Y. & Vicente soon slip into a relentless House groove with a spiky, almost EBM bassline, and a rousing organ lead line. Popping electro hooks, just the right amount of vocals, nicely twisted, and bringing those grinding synths back in for the build, all perfectly executed in this tune. And when things kick back in after the breakdown, it’s got such punch. that organ gives the track a Halloween feel too, maybe, just sayin’.

♫ Jay Lamar & Jesse Oliver – Ready to Go

♫ Jay Lamar & Jesse Oliver – Ready to Go (A.N.D.Y. & Vicente reMix)

♫ Jay Lamar & Jesse Oliver – Sins & Secrets

Jay Lamar & Jesse Oliver’s Ready to Go was out this week on La Valigetta.

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Punks Jump Up X Martin Dubka X Saint Saviour X Moonlight Matters

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Feels Good, the single resulting from the team up between London noiseniks Punks Jump Up and Martin Dubka, with Saint Saviour, is looking like it;s going to one of the single of they year. We’re certainly loving the entire package, it;s one of a few releases that Kitsuné Music have dropped this year that have knocked it out of the park. Kitsuné have had a confusing couple of years after the resurgence of Electro around 2006-2009 dies down, but this year has seen them totally return to form.

You’ll have to wait to hear the single itself, but for right now get your ears round this dub from Moonlight Matters. Returning the favour after Punks Jump Up reMixed his mind-blowing Come For Me, Moonlight Matters lays down six minutes of raw funk. With an infuriatingly hypnotic lead line and some gritty Korg Acid going on in the background, this is a tune that absolutely demands you dance. No questions asked. With until you hear the original, and the MiGHty mOUse reMix, Kitsuné have done their legacy proud with this one.

Punks Jump Up X Dubka (Feat. Saint Saviour)  – Feels Good (Moonlight Matters Dub Version)

Feels Good is released 5th November.

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Alex Gopher & DJ Falcon

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French legend Alex Gopher released his new single, Hello Inc. , featuring Parisian vocalist Saint-Michel, earlier this month. It’s a truly beautiful single we’re going pretty crazy for here. It’s a slice of French tinged electronic bliss which has right here been given a bit of a groove-up by the equally legendary DJ Falcon.

Falcon does the seemingly impossible with his ix. He injects the track with a more than healthy does of Disco, a solid groove, but keeps the hauntingly ethereal qualities of the track intact. The pulsing synth bass and swinging beat do their dancefloor jobs perfectly, but don;t take away from the ringing lead, with an almost Balearic tone it to, and the introspective vocals. Whether on a packed floor, or on your headphones, this track is a killer.

Alex Gopher (Feat. Saint-Michel) – Hello Inc. (DJ Falcon reMix)

Hello Inc. is out now, Alex Gopher’s new album is set for an early 2013 release.

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Ryan Riot’s November mixtape

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Ryan Riot – Full Speed Ahead (November Mix) = It’s Swiss producer extraordinaire Ryan Riot’s new mixtape, and it’s chock full of some of the hottest tunes of the moment. Clocking in at just over an hour, this is some of the best Indie-Dance you’ll head all month, Check it out!

Ryan Riot – Full Speed Ahead (November Mix)

The tracklist:

01. Emil & Friends – Royal Oats (Original)
02. Rebeka – Stars (Punks Jump Up Dub)
03. Crystal Fighters – At Home (Passion Pit reMix)
04. Andre VII – Discoteca Clandestina
05. Escort – Starlight (RAC reMix)
06. Punks Jump Up x Dubka (Feat. Saint Saviour) – Feels Good (Original Dub)
07. Michoacan – D.S.S.G. (Dubka reMix)
08. Daft Punk – Superheroes (Solidisco reMix)
09. ???????? & ?-???? – ???’? ???? (???????? reMix)
10. ???????? & ?-???? – ???’? ???? (???? Mix)
11. Cruiser – Don’t Go Alone (Noah Hyde reMix)
12. RAC (Feat. Penguin Prison) – Hollywood (Cassian reMix)
13. Shindu – Just Go (Reflex reMix)
14.) Two Door Cinema Club – Sun (Gigamesh reMix)
15. Junkie XL – Klatshing!
16. My Tiger My Timing – Wasteland
17. Goose – Control

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Ride The Universe’s ‘Silky Way Galaxy’

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Not long now! In ten days galaxy conquering Dreamwave supergroup Ride The Universe unleash their début original single via electronic rumors. Featuring Jane Elizabeth Hanley from Kids At Midnight, A Little Better has been a staple of all good Nu-Disco DJs  crates for most of the summer and 5th November sees the track getting a remastered release with a whole host of reMixes that have been premièring on some of the internets top sites this week. We’ve had versions from Frankmusik, Pat Lok, Dublin Aunts, Auxiliary Tha Masterfader and Melee premiere this week. It’s a massive package!

But that’s not all! Oh no. Also on the single you will find the second Ride The Universe original. Which we are going to premiere right here, right now. Because it’s our record label and we can do that sort of thing. So here it is. Full-on cosmic Boogie. Buck Rogers beats and shiny jumpsuits are mandatory. This is Silky Way Galaxy.

♫ Ride The Universe – Silky Way Galaxy

Ride the Universe’s A Little Better single is released 5th November as a Juno exclusive, 19th November elsewhere via electronic rumors.

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