ATTAR! – M!X#9 = ATTAR!’s latest mix! that;s just what the doctor ordered. An engaging hour of soulful electronic and Disco awesomeness. The most interesting point being ATTAR!’s own reMix of out second favourite Giorgio Moroder track, From Here To Eternity, to be released in the coming weeks.
01. Flume (Feat. Jezzabell Doran) – Sleepless 02. Major Lazer – Get Free (Adriatique’s Lazers Never Die Rework) 03. Manik (Feat. Jeremy Glenn) – Parasol 04. Paul Weller – That Dangerous Age (Battle Of The Zoo) (Fossa Mix) 050. Pompeya – Power (Zimmer reMix) 06. Mickey (Feat. Billie) – Weekend 07. Theatre Of Delays – Sophie 08. Alex Metric – Rave Weapon (Aeroplane ‘Droid’ reMix) 09. Punks Jump Up & Dubka – Feels Good 10. Giorgio Moroder – From Here To Eternity (ATTAR! reMix) 11. Michoacan – D.S.S.G. (Dubka reMix) 12. Aeroplane (Feat. Jamie Principle) – In Her Eyes (Louis La Roché reMix) 13. Two Door Cinema Club – Sun (Alex Metric reMix)
Well, this came as a bit of surprise. After months and months holed up with canned food and an impressive arsenal of firearms (we imagine), our boybeaumonthas finally poked his head above ground just long enough to throw a couple of musical grenades our way. It seems that whist in self imposed exile he’s actually been getting his groove on with New York based singer Elle Pierre for what sound like it;s going to be a massive single.
It’s called Vampire, and right now we have reMixes from England’s finest Clancy and Detroit rocker BeatLoaf. Clancy delivers a slick-as-hell House tune. Everything about Clancy’s version is really warm and enveloping. Rich bass and subtle organ give this mix it’s base leaving loads of room for the Italo-esque arpeggios and the breezy piano hook. With a contemporary Disco production, but a nostalgic mid-9-0s House vibe, Clancy’s mix is a dream in the headphones. BeatLoaf keeps the original’s vocals more intact and works the track into a smooth dance track with an R&B flavour. What starts off with a grinding urban beat ends up a sweeping House track before dropping back into something more ecclectic. This has definitely whetted out appetites for new material from beaumont.
♫ beaumont (Feat. Elle Pierre) – Vampire (Clancy’s Super-Noir reMix)
♫ beaumont (Feat. Elle Pierre) – Vampire (BeatLoaf reMix)
Today Mozzarella Recordings drop their fifty-first (that’s right, fifty-first!) release. Passing fifty is quite a milestone for a label, so it’s nice to celebrate the occasion with something special scooping the catalogue number. MOZZ 051 comes courtesy of an artist we’ve been tracking for a while now, Dusty Digital, teaming up with GMGN for a a couple of deep SynthWave/House tracks and some killer reMixes.
The Starlite Paradise EP kicks off with two original tunes. Gotta’ Get Up opens the EP with a jump up House tune that immediately pushed the energy thought the roof. Revolving around a ringing Piano hook and a vocal sample repeated until it’s hypnotic, Gotta’ Get Up has all the trappings of a classic House tune. the EPs title track, Starlite Paradise, starts to push things into an almost Trancey arena, it may have a Disco-House groove, but much of this tune is pure Euphoric Trance. Dutch master Auxiliary Tha Masterfader provides a reMix of this tune. A sweeping SynthWave tune with hints of early Kavinsky and loads of lush vintage synth sounds. Gotta’ Get Up is tackled by ODahl who really brings the deep house flavour to the EP with stabbing synths an a low, square, House bassline which works perfectly with the diva vocal sample. Elsewhere on the EP you’ll find an alternate mix from Aux and Gotta’ Get Up as reMixed by Richard & Morris. A fine EP indeed.
♫ GMGN & Dusty Digital – Gotta’ Get Up
♫ GMGN & Dusty Digital – Starlite Paradise
♫ GMGN & Dusty Digital – Gotta’ Get Up (ODahl reMix)
Following Digalism’s stunning entry into the series, the next gang up for the honour of compiling a DJ-KICKS album is Hercules And Love Affair. Despite a relatively mediocre second album, the members of H&LA have been producing, collaborating and featuring on some of this years most amazing releases. As is the way DJ-KICKS things work, Hercules And Love Affair have a new original track in the mix, and Release Me give us the impression that the guys have taken a lot from their various works this year and brought it back to H&LA.
Butler and Pistel really bring an early ‘90’s Pop vibe to Release Me, alongside some ecclectic synth work and retro House Piano. It’s the logical progression from both their past work and the collaboration with Moonlight Matters earlier in the year. Bringing a B-Boy beat and a hint of Electro Boogie to work with the gentle vocals creates a nice contrast, but what elevates this track to greatness is the liberal use of those all-important orchestral stabs.
♫ Hercules And Love Affair – Release Me (DJ-KICKS)
Hercules And Love Affair’s DJ-KICKS is released 29th October on Studio !K7
At the start of this year London based duo Picture Book released their début single, Sunshine, which we grew quite fond of, especially the storming Justin Faust reMix. It’s a track that could have been a lot bigger than it was. Well, now it;s time for round two as Picture book have just released their second offering. A four track EP titled Songs About Aimee.
In My Head is the EPs standout track. Of the four originals present it;s the one that sticks with you the most. Skilfully mixing fluffy commercial dance music with shiny Pop, Picture Book deliver a clean, sharp track that is as dancey as it is catchy. With am impassioned chorus and a Balearic building backing In My Head is slick Dance Pop done right. Being In Love (For The First Time) is the EP’s opener, and sets up the proceedings quite well with it’s piercing lead line set against bassy post-Euphoric Trance Ibiza electronics and a soulful vocal. Elsewhere in the EP you’ll find the deeper Why Are We Wasting Our Time and the chilled sunrise tune of Nothing Wrong With Goodbye. After grabbing out attention with Sunshine, Picture Book have proved it wasn’t a fluke.
♫ Picture Book – In My Head
♫ Picture Book – Being In Love (For The First Time)
Nu-Disco label Pole Position Recordings latest release come from German producer Arcadis who drops an awesome collection of blissed out Urban Disco tunes. Soft focus Funk for hot nights in the city. Having impressed earlier this year with some dreamy Nu-Disco jams, it’s time for this German producer to show his mettle on the EP front.
The EP kicks off with it;s title track, and in our opinion the releases highlight. London Lights is a pumping slice of Nu-Disco. Hazy vocals drift across a sea of funky bass, hypnotic arpeggios and stabbing House piano, all with the kind of inner-city cool that only comes naturally. Elsewhere on the EP you’ll find Hidden Sunset, a sunrise Disco tune with nothing but laid back good times on it’s mind. It’s a track with a slightly different sound to it’s contemporaries due to a kind of machine element to the rhythm, which gives the format a nice twist. Lazuli & Viper Strike whip up the track Waitress, into a summery Tropical festival jam, full of wood blocks and squelchy bass. the original of Waitress isn’t actually on the EP, but Pole Position have made it available for download, it’s a big pumping synth disco tune, that is slightly more ElectroPop than the others on the release, but makes a nice companion to the EP. Alongside these tracks on London Lights, you’ll find the slow-jam of Lost Days and a soaring SynthWave reMix from Silver Disco. Another fine release from the Pole Position people.
Edwin Van Cleef – October Mixchart 2012 = Cleef’s back with a bran new mixtape for October. This one’s jam packed with modern classics. Some upfront tunes and some stormers from the last couple of years are all present and correct in this killer hour.
01. Monitor 66 – Triscuits (Roberto Rodriguez reMix)
02. Edwin van Cleef – All I Think About Is You
03. Aeroplane feat. Jamie Principle – In Her Eyes (Tiger & Woods reMix)
04. Strange Talk – Cast Away (Plastic Plates reMix)
05. Lindstrøm – Rà-Àkõ-st(Todd Terje Edit)
06. Gossip – Move in the Right Direction (Classixx reMix)
07. RAC – Hollywood (The Magician reMix)
08. Two Door Cinema Club – Sun (Gildas reMix)
09. The Human League – Never Let Me Go (Aeroplane reMix)
10. Cut Copy – Take Me Over (Mylo reMix)
11. St Lucia – September (Alex Metric reMix)
12. Mariah Carey – Touch My Body (Cyril Hahn reMix)
Edwin has also dropped a brand new tune, the infectious All I Think About Is You. Moving Cleef further and further into House territory, All I Think About Is You still retains one or two Disco elements, if you listen closely enough, but more than anything All I Thin About Is You is a deep dancefloor monster that is guaranteed to get the floor moving.
Here’s a reMix of Brooklyn SynthWavers Emeron & Fox’s latest single, the pretty awesome Nightmares, with those haunting vocals from Bit, that didn’t quite make the reMix package. Swedish Nu-Disco trio Monitor 66 already had one reMix included in the release, but in addition to that they cooked up this moody Techno version of the tune.
Monitor 66 choose a good medium to convey the mysterious feeling of the tune, in fact this version of the song is even more enigmatic than those found of the single. The deep, hypnotic bass and shuffling Techno beat intertwine with Bit’s ethereal vocal to creature something truly dreamlike. A Swirling synthetic Nightmare with an infectious groove.
Black Magic Disco – Mixtape 002 = This month Black Magic Disco is serving up extra helpings of classic sounding House in this month’s hour long mixtape. Take a journey from the Funky to the Deep and back again.
01. Homework – Ask Yourself (Audiojack`s Chemical Rewind)
02. Julio Bashmore – Au Seve
03. Hunter Game – Don’t Feel The Presence (Original Mix)
04. Saint Petersburg Disco Spin Club & Lipelis – I Need It (Lovebirds Mix)
05. 24 Hour Experience – Allnighter (Original Mix)
06. Fabo – Where I Stand (Karmon reMix)
07. Country Club – In The Air
08. Bufi – Take It & Feel It
09. Jonas Rathsman – W4W
10. Tyson – Mr. Rain (Mario Basanov Remake)
It was played everywhere, all summer, and it obviously got deep inside Canadian groovster Pat Lok’s brain. So while the rest of us were slowly going mad having Todd Terje’s Inspector Norse stuck in out heads, Pat decided to exorcize his demon and make the track his own.
So, here’s is Pat Lok’s homage to the tune, Inspect A Horse. This isn’t a piss-take, or a cheesy cover, though (although you get the feeling it may have started out that way), this is a sweet House tune all on it’s own. Pat takes the atmosphere if the original and makes it his own, loading on the electric piano hooks and Disco strings. Although ‘Terje Unapproved’, the tune is getting support from the likes of RAC, Jeremy Glenn, Cosmo Baker, Sammy Bananas and Bufi.