Would you like some of that Disco stuff? I hope so, ‘cos here comes Dutch Disco don Auxiliary Tha Masterfader with another track from his forthcoming Music For Discotheques EP. We already heard the Phunktastike’s reMix of the EP’s lead track Rule The Night, now we get a chance to hear more from the release with the hilariously camp and infectiously funky Sweaty Disco Night, you can download it too!
Big, big, synth bass and retro stabs rule this track. Punchy, with an irresistible groove, the bassline give the track a real gritty vibe and make it hard not to move to. While this is going on samples of folks talking about Studio54 and a huge choral anthem play out over the top, raising the track’s fabulous factor to eleven. This one is strictly mirrorballs and feather boas. Loads of fun and showing off Aux’s production, which just gets better and better.
Dutch Disco guru Auxiliary Tha Masterfader is returning to On The Fruit Records very soon for a brand new EP, Music For Discotheques, and our first taste of what to expect from the analog groovemeister comes in the form of this reMix if one of the new EP’s track, Rule The Night, as reMixed by Argentina producer Phunktastike.
Phunktastike’s reMix of Rule The Night is as driving as the title suggests. A powerful slice of 80s DiscoPop in the vein of Moonlight Matters recent output, but with a little more swing. It’s arpeggio fuelled dancefloor gold with some big big vocals. All neon lights and mirrorballs, Phunktastike’s take on Rule The Night pounds out of the speakers as a gift to anyone who enjoys Italo influenced, dramatic Disco tunes.
♫ Auxiliary Tha Masterfader – Rule The Night (Phunktastike reMix)
Auxiliary Tha Masterfader’s Music For Discotheques EP is out this spring.
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.
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)
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.
Dutch Disco guru Auxiliary Tha Masterfader is getting his not inconsiderable skills on again with a brand new reMix for Berlin based ElectroPop outfit UhOh. The track is an awesome combination of Sweet European SynthPop and Aux’s big retro grooves.
Aux’s mix of ‘Ride On’ bounces along as he gets to express his ElectroPop side. Less Disco than we’re used to from his work, the track still keeps that vintage Funk under all the think layers of lush synths. It’s a pretty cosmic track, from both UhOh’s floaty vocals to Aux’s Sci-Fi arpeggios, the lyrics, though, at all a bit watery. There’s boats and treasure and mermaids and stuff all up in there, not really sure what’s going on, but both UhOh and Aux have delivered a fantastic DiscoPop track that warrants many, many listens.