Hot on the heels of his last release, Disco Machine, Dutch analog Disco factory Auxiliary Tha Masterfader has just released his latest. Titled Dark Side Of Disco (judging by Aux’s past efforts and that title I’m sure you know what to expect!) the single is out now in Nein Records and features reMixes from Martin Dubka, Tronik Youth and Horse Meat Disco’s DJ Severino. Aux’s last release was a Cosmic fuelled slab of future Disco, but on this record he inject a sinister vibe into his synthesizer grooves. Check it out.
Six minutes of impending dancefloor doom. That’s what you get with Dark Side Of Disco. An Acid injected slab of Italo Disco that works the murmuring apreggios and sustained synth string to their creepy fullest. Building dancefloor tension with snapping 808 snares and a pulsating bassline until the break, Aux relieves some of the nervousness as the track launces back in with majestic leads to fill your head. Dubka goes full-on Acid Techno with his reMix. A track that could easily find it’s place on late 90s/early 2000’s dancefloors in dodgy London warehouses as Acid Techno took over the free party scene. An unrelenting juggernaut of squealing Acid riffs and thunderous drums all wrapped up in a mind-bending hypnotic groove. This is one to truly hammer yourself on the dancefloor to and just get lost.
♫ Auxiliary Tha Masterfader – Dark Side Of Disco
♫ Auxiliary Tha Masterfader – Dark Side Of Disco (Dubka reMix)
Auxiliary Tha Masterfader’s Dark Side Of Disco is out now
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The Penelopes – The Penelopes’ Charts July 2015 = Those lovable Frenchmen are whipping up another storming selection of their favourite tunes from the past month. This one’s a doozy, primed to be the soundtrack of your summer.
♫ The Penelopes – The Penelopes’ Charts July 2015
01. Little Wolves – Home
02. Groove Theory – Tell Me (Ghosts Of Venice reMix)
03. Shura – White Light
04. Miami Horror – Love Like Mine (That’s Nice reMix)
05. Citizens! – My Kind Of Girl
06. Romuald & Madji’k (Feat.Slanza) – Fastlane
07. Auxiliary Tha Masterfader – Disco Machine (Nude Disco & BroKen DJs reMix)
08. Kris Dane – Sweet On You (ATTAR! reMix)
09. Janne Schra – Carry On (Mason reMix)
10. Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique (Feat. Maluca) – Love Is Free
11. Panteros666 (Feat. Woodkid) – Clear (Chambray reMix)
12. Moonbootica – June (Original Extended Mix)
13. Goondocks Project – Balla Ba
14. Baio – Sister Of Pearl
15. Patawawa – Back To Life (LBCK reMix)
16. Pink Murder – Fresh & Made (Demi Re-Edit)
17. Painted Palms – Desintegrate
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Soul/Jazz./Disco legend George Duke’s Latin infused Brazilian Love Affair, the lead track from the album of the same name, is no stranger to the world of Nu-Disco edits. Maybe it’s those cowbells? Maybe it’s the slap bass? Maybe it’s the carefree left-field groove? Something makes the track crack for producers. Just because a track has been given the edit treatment before doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to better it. That’s what Ali Jamieson, producer of some of our favourite edits in the past year or so, has done. And he’s brought his A game.
Slowly layering elements to east you into the groove. Ali builds up the very best bits of the track until the track is full to the brim. Where the original is a slinky, laid back, airy tune, Jamieson’s edit is an exuberant, unrelenting floorfiller that only briefly let’s up for it’s freeform breakdowns before launching back into the laser sighted Funk. Jazz Fusion turned Cosmic Disco. Excellent stuff.
♫ George Duke – Brazilian Love Affair (Ali Jamieson Edit)
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Luna is the new single from one of Disco’s most jet-setting producers MiGHty mOUse. The first in a slew of club tracks the mOUse will be releasing in the coming months, Luna was born on his US DJ tour earlier this year and is the premièr entry in a series of tracks crafted purely for the dancefloor. He is releasing it at just the right time too; as of the weather has got great and festival season is kicking off this is exactly the kind of tune to set the mood. Check it out.
Luna is a track that neatly mixes MiGHty mOUse’s Cosmic Disco roots with a majestic left-field House sound and just a hint of Californian Dreamwave. Quirky and playful, Luna anchors itself on an uplifting piano hook and warm SynthWave keys. Around this appealing core MiGHty mOUse injects an array of quizzical synth sounds and warm, lush vocal samples. Rolled over a thumping beat and a rumbling bassline’’, it makes for a surefire summer crowd pleaser. Banging, but not too banging. Chilled, but not too chilled. Luna is the perfect middle ground.
♫ MiGHty mOUse – Luna
MiGHty mOUse’s Luna is out now.
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Portuguese Disco producer Rui Maia, better know to you fine folks as Mirror People, originally dropped I Need Your Love back in February ahead of the release of his début album Voyager. The track is now getting a full single release equipped with a couple of reMixes including this stormer from Paris based Dutch duo 2CV. Check it out.
2CV serve up an eclectic slice of analog Disco on this one. Layered with electronic bleeps and whirs, the duo put together a slick combination of retro Disco beats and ringing vintage synths belting out a bouncy bass and warping lead lines. Weaving the original’s vocals in and out of their synthetic symphony, 2CV manage to create some order from this dancefloor chaos.
♫ ♫ Mirror People – I Need Your Love (2CV Vocal reMix)
Mirror People’s I Need Your Love reMixes is out now.
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Ahh to be in the late 80s in an Indie club! Before BritPop made British Indie music shit Happy Monday’s were riding the Madchester wave to Indie-Dance glory. On the cusp of a new decade they released Kinky Afro, and now two decades later New York Disco dons Sunrise HWY are giving the track another spin. Not content with a couple of True Romance released EPs, this trio are giving this one away for free. Give your ears a treat.
Sunrise HWY stay true to the groove of the original while making it well and truly their own. The cover has a raw, immediate, Disco feel. Despite being loaded with smooth keys and heavily processed guitars, the track has a gritty, grimy feel that lends itself to the song well. We will admit it’s a little odd to hear those verses not sung by Shaun Ryder, it’s like Rowetta singing the whole song, but it really does work. With a nice little Acidic undercurrent Sunrise HWY have turned in a fine cover version with a slick funk all of it’s own.
♫ Sunrise HWY – Kinky Afro (Happy Mondays Cover)
Sunrise HWY’s Kinky Afro is out now.
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Last week we premièred the AIMES reMix of the new single from Dutch groover Auxiliary Tha Masterfader, Disco Machine. Alongside AIMES, RipTidE and BroKen DJs step up to the plate for reMix duties, but right here, right now, we’re going to take a listen to Aux’s boogiefied original. The single is out right flippin’ now via Brixton’s Nude Disco imprint, but before heading on over to pick up a copy check out Disco Machine in all it’s Extended Mix glory.
Aux breaks out the vintage galactic Funk for this one. Disco Machine revels in it’s Italo and Boogie DNA; it’s undulating bassline laying down solid ebb-and-flow foundations for all manner of synthesizer noodling gentle vocoding. Sounding authentically like an early 80s European dancefloor hit, Disco Machine sets up all the genre’s tropes for Aux to give them his own person spin. Synthesizer gold.
♫ Auxiliary Tha Masterfader – Disco Machine (Extended Mix)
Auxiliary Tha Masterfader’s Disco Machine is out now.
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French multi-Grammy nominated Disco legend Cerrone returns to his classic Supernautre this year, now with Beth Ditto in tow in vocal duties. The track has been reMixed by French Touch pioneer Alan Braxe (not for the first time) and is out now as a single, and precursor to the forthoming Best Of Cerrone album. The reMix has got it’s very own video. Indulge yourself.
The video is very gold. A towering gold tribute to all things retro and all things Cerrone.
Alan Braxe’s reMix of Cerrone’s Supernature is out now.
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Dutch Disco don Auxiliary Tha Masterfader and Brooklyn’s dancefloor master AIMES go full Italo with his new release. Due out next week on Brixton’s Nude Disco label, Disco Machine is Aux’s new single (the original of which can be heard on the recently released Nude Disco Selections Vol 2 compilation) and features reMixes from the likes of RipTidE and BroKen DJs. It’s also been taken to synthetic heaven by AIMES. This one is pure retro electronics gold. Get involved!
Brace yourself for a six minute robo Disco assault. A dancefloor Terminator. AIMES offers up every machine beat, vintage synth and vocoded vocal in his arsenal and wraps them up in a smooth and funky delivery. This one is loaded with popping electro toms, spikey synths, a choppy bassline and a silky galactic groove. As the hazy mechanized voice commands you to “dance”, it hard not to comply. Think Kraftwerk under a mirrorball.
♫ Auxiliary Tha Masterfader – Disco Machine (AIMES reMix)
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Aussie duo Holy Models are gearing up for the release of their second single. Following their début on Eskimo Recordings the Lo-Fi Disco outfit have teamed up with High Above Ground to unleash Lessons. The singles comes equipped with a whole host of storming reMixes, the Falcon Punch reMix is already doing the rounds but we have honed in of this storming track from the man MiGHty mOUse. Check it out below.
If you’re in the mood for squelchy synth bass then you’ve come to the right place. The mOUse serves up a ever climbing Cosmic Disco best with vaguely Acidic overtones. In contract to some of his more House-y recent output, this one sees MiGHty mOUse doing what he does best; galactic, quirky, intoxicating Disco. Synth heavy and unshakably funky. Revolving around a razor sharp riff that ebbs and flows as the track progresses, this reMix of Lessons takes the dancefloor along for a ride as it dips and builds. Deceptively complex in it’s layering of sounds, it’s a track you can truly sink into.
♫ Holy Models – Lessons (MiGHty mOUse reMix)
Holy Models’ Lessons is released 15th June
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