We’ve been eager to write about this one for a couple of weeks. It’s the next release on London’s Heavy Disco label and it comes from San Francisco based producer Data/Debt (who you may remember mixing up Ali Jamieson’s Four Thirty) in collaboration with Nu-Disco producer Allen Walker on Bass. Dead Pixel is his début release, check it out.
Dead Pixel is a rolling party starter who’s gruff groove is disguised amidst a cheeky line in samples. There’s just no way you can stop your head nodding to this one. You can’t stop smiling either. Thick with broken snatches of vintage Disco records and driving bass, Dead Pixel delivers a nice winter Disco vibe, this one isn’t for poolsides, this is for sweaty backroom clubs and everlasting Funk.
♫ Data/Debt (Feat. Allen Walker) – Dead Pixel
Data/Debt’s Dead Pixel is released 11th November.
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So tracks just take their time. We first featured London producer Ali Jamieson’s Four Thirty in it’s demo form back in 2011. Ali’s been pretty busy since then working begin the scenes for MofoHiFI and their sister label Heavy Disco and their amazing roster of artists, but it’s now his time to step into the limelight as Four Thirty finally gets a full release.
Four Thirty, as we mentioned last time it featured on these pages, is a wicked mixture of Synth Funk vibes and dirty Nu-Disco. A chugging bassline and some gritty synths give the track enough balls to earn the Heavy Disco title, but this is nicely off-set by some dreamy vintage synth stabs and twisting Funk melodies. reMixes on the single come from Holmes Price, Alizzz and these two gems from 5eya and Data/Debt. 5eya takes the track down smooth new roads with his laid back deep Disco mix. Dropping a hazy vocal sample into the ix adds a special touch to his reMix, sitting pretty amongst the waves of chilled sounds. The Robo Funk is turned up to eleven on Data/Debt version of the track. With a slight Italo flavour, Data/Debt unleashes some euphoric House hooks that roll atop a pounding futuristic groove. Awesome stuff. Did we mention that the whole single is free?
♫ Ali Jamieson – Four Thirty (Original Mix)
♫ Ali Jamieson – Four Thirty (5eya reMix)
♫ Ali Jamieson – Four Thirty (Data/Debt reMix)
Ali Jamieson’s Four Thirty single is out now and available for free here.
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