[Audio] Aérotique’s ‘Schwerelos’



Swiss newcomer Aérotique is gearing up to release his second EP next month. With quite a classical 90s take on House music, with a hazy Balearic vibe to it, this guy is making the kinds of tunes we all saw in sunrises to all those years ago, but injecting them with a modern House groove.

The one track in particular on his new EP that stood out to us is it’s lead tune, Schwerelos. Somehow as clean and floaty as an Orbital track but with a moody Deep House hypnotic quality to it. Layers of rattling synths and a heavy bassline underpin the track letting sweeps and vocal snatches haunt its five minutes. With a serious Dub feel to it, this is outdoor in a field music, both nostalgic and current, and classic dance music.

♫ Aérotique – Schwerelos (Original Mix)

Aérotique Schwerelos EP is out 9th August.

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[Audio] Little Boots’ ‘LBD Edit’ of ‘Motorway’



Little Boots Discotheque is ElectroPop princess Little Boots’ new dancefloor oriented live experience. Basically it’s LB and crew doing the ‘hunched over Ableton thing’, so if you get the chance to catch LBD live expect to be dancing your ass off to live edits and reMixes of Boots’ material. They are headed to Glastonbury this weekend, then the world!

To get a taste of what to expect, Vicky is giving away the LBD Edit of her recent single Motorway. Taking the spacious, Kraftwerkian original, this Edit makes the room even bigger and mixes up Dub and House for a hypnotic, intoxicating (nearly) eight minutes. Interestingly most of the vocals are kept intact (expect live vocals from a LBD performance) and now roll over a ebbing tide of noir beats and enigmatic synths. Bring the strobe lights.

Little Boots – Motorway (Little Boots Discotheque Edit)

Little Boots’ second album, Nocturnes is out now.

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[Mixtape] Black Magic Disco’s ‘Mixtape 005’


Black Magic Disco

Black Magic Disco – Mixtape 005 = Black Magic Disco is gearing up for the release of his long awaited new EP, a collection of reMixes of his awesome First Avenue from the Downtown EP. To tide us over until it’s release, he’s dropped this storming deep and funky House mixtape. This one for late nights.

Black Magic Disco – Mixtape 005

The tracklist:
01.Golfclap – Another Way (Animist reMix)
02.Ross Couch – What’s Going On
03. Squarehead & Mella Dee – Get Together
04. Paul Sirrell & Swing Kings – Dub No.2 (Original Mix)
05.Harry Wolfman – Booty Call
06. Screwface – No Other (Original Mix)
07. Copy Paste Soul – Rum & Bass
08. Hector Couto – My Love Is Underground (Original Mix)
09. Gorgon City & Yasmin – Real
10. Disco Kid – Deeper Love (Original Mix)
11. Ejeca – Jump
12. Pablo Fierro – Surprise (Original Mix)

While you’re here, check out this new Black Magic Disco freebie. We say freebie, it;s actually about four years old, but nonetheless is a spot on Dubby, Downtempo tune for relaxing in the sun to. That’s our day sorted.

Black Magic Disco – I Believe in Music

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[Audio] Figure Of 8’s new EP


Figure Of 8

Belfast’s finest son, Figure Of 8, has just released a brand new EP. Not only is it the mans first proper release since last year’s acclaimed Bittersweet, but the EP also has the honour of being the inaugural release on Figure Of 8’s newly launched record label, DreamQuest. Promoting some of the best electronic music from Ireland, it;s only fitting that the 001 accolade goes to it’s founder.

The Regenerate EP delivers four tracks of spacey dance music. Figure Of 8’s tunes always have a timeless, genre-less quality to the. With one foot in Disco and the other in House, the rest of Figure Of 8 mills around in places like Acid and Dub. Being Figure Of 8’s first EP, rather than a single, you get a nice scope of styles held within. From the opener, Something In The Trees, with it’s ringing Balearic Minimal groove and warehouse bassline to the Cosmic Italo meets Chicago Beats stylings of The Shining Path the EP wraps the listener in deep electronic soundscapes and shuffling retro rhythms. The moody, pulsating ElectroPop of the Our Krypton Son featuring Fountain Of Youth is one of the EPs highlights, drifting out of the speakers like synthetic smoke. Intricate in it’s crafting, it’s a track that illuminates a new element with every listen. Playing out with the Dubby Garage vibes of Never To Be Seen Again, the Regenerate EP is something that any fan of classic dance music, or electronic music in general should be looking into.

♫ Figure Of 8 – Something In The Trees

♫ Figure Of 8 (Feat.Our Krypton Son) – Fountain Of Youth

♫ Figure Of 8 – The Shining Path

Figure Of 8’s Regenerate EP is out now, you can pick it up here.

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[Audio] Tesla Boy’s ‘1991’


Tesla Boy

Russian crew Tesla Boy are easily one of the best ElectroPop acts around today. Since their emergence in 2008 with a demo EP on their MySpace site they have been champions of a retro 80s sound. With overtones of Disco, Indie and SynthWave, these guys have always kept it 80s. Until now. their new single, cunningly titled 1991, is loaded with early 90s musical references. A new direction for Tesla Boy, or a one-off? Only time will tell.

1991 is all Hip Hop beats, samples vocal snatches and a Pop House vibe, and ‘y’know what? It works. Mainly due to Tesla Boy’s talent, these guys are master songwriters and performers, it’s not surprise that when they break their meld they can still deliver the goods. With their interpretation of the Soul II Soul Back To Life beat and big House synths, Tesla Boy still manage to sound like Tesla Boy and deliver an optimistic song that probably mirrors a new found sense of optimism in Russia in 1991 with the birth of the Russian Federation. The reMix line-up for the single it pretty impressive too. Portuguese Disco guru Xinobi takes his time with the track and delivers a smooth, slick Disco-House rework before dropping in some sumptuous Dub grooves and making thoroughly intoxicating summer dance track. Fellow Russians 7he Myriads go with a live sounding vibe and put the 80s back into Tesla Boy, while Fon.Leman turns-in a complex big room tune with hints of Disco and Progressive House in it’s massive euphoric sound and some hands-in-the-air Trance overtones. Along side these three sit  further remixes from Tonefiction, DZA and SoundSam in a stunning, recommended, reMix package.

♫ Tesla Boy – 1991

♫ Tesla Boy – 1991 (Xinobi reMix)

♫ Tesla Boy – 1991 (7he Myriads reMix)

♫ Tesla Boy – 1991 (Fon.Leman reMix)

Tesla Boy’s 1991 is out today on Gorby Records.

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[Audio] Hey, Rube!

Hey, Rube!

After last weeks post covering Billie Ray Martin’s Cabaret Voltaire cover album, where we one again professed our love of the Cabs, we received an enigmatic email in our inbox that we soon worked out was from Hey, Rube! Who, as it turns out, are a electronic project formed by Fila Brazillia’s Steve Cobby and Cabaret Voltaire’s Stephen Mallinder. a couple of months ago they released an album called Can You Hear Me Mutha?, and intricately crafted fusion of Dub, Electro, Techno, Indie-Electro and B-Boy Electro that never fails to surprise or intrigue.

The whole album leans toward Dub and Experimental sounds, but never crosses the line into ambient or self-indulgent. Tracks on the records, whilst ecclectic, bordering on avant-guarde at times, retain a strong sense of groove, drawing from Electro Funk, Kraftwerkian Techno, even occasionally Italo to keep things, for the most part, dancefloor friendly. Opening with the deliciously chaotic Rob A Bank Rob, which lobs frantic tribal drumming, ethereal chimes, Acidic bleeps and Mallinder’s Cabs rasp into a ring and let’s them sort things out amongst themselves, the album drops Mengi Dem Disco Leggi. A broken Balearic Boogie, like a Mediterranean robotic assault. Scissormouth is where the album’s Dub credentials start to rear their head before launching into the full on twisted synth skank of Pimpdaddy. This is built upon, with the addition of more of Mallinder’s whisper, in the space Dub of Kamikazee Peloton. Shaz—–Tate reminds of these guys experimentalist backgrounds as it layers sounds into an organized Industrial cacophony . the album’s longest track, and one of it’s standouts, Rapture, is a nine minute Dup epic, a popping synth echo chamber that is as interesting as it is hypnotic. Which leaves the relaxed, breezy Bali Hai to easy you out of the album. Considering a few days ago we didn’t know this record existed, we are very glad to have been introduced to it. A glorious example of what happens when two talents are left to create freely.

♫ Hey, Rube! – Mengi Dem Disco Leggi

♫ Hey, Rube! – Rapture

♫ Hey, Rube! – Rob A Bank Rob

♫ Hey, Rube! – Kamikazee Peloton

Hey, Rube!’s Can You Hear Me Mutha? is out now.

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Michoacan’s ‘Disco Sucks so Good’ reMixes


Michoacan’s Disco Sucks So Good, or D.S.S.G was originally the B-side for his 2006 Lectroluv 12” Basshead. It seems the track made such an impression on those at Eskimo Recordings that six years later they are about to present the track, and a ton of remixes, fresh for 2012.

Disco Sucks So Good is a wicked crossover track Indie-Disco in a LCD Soundsystem or The Faint vein with an added injection of heavy Dub. A haunting raucous electronic workout that somehow manages to keep a groove while post-punk vocals wail over the top. The reMix package has been expertly chosen. Kasper Bjørke delivers our favourite as he holds on to the space Dub feel of the original, but mixed it deftly with some hypnotic Disco and Italo (maybe ‘Italo Dub’ is a thing after all?). Making Vito Areoplane’s monthly mix tape this month is Martin Dubka’s take on the track, who brings an explosive Moroder Disco style to the tune and takes the spaced-out Dub effects into Cosmic Funk territory. Also on the release you’ll find an Acid Funking mix from tiger Stripes.

♫ Michoacan – Disco Sucks So Good (Original Mix)

♫ Michoacan – Disco Sucks So Good (Kasper Bjørke reMix)

♫ Michoacan – Disco Sucks So Good (Dubka reMix)

Michoacan’s Disco Sucks So Good is out 29th October on Eskimo Recordings.

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Mad Professor Dubs up Van She

van she

So, Van She made a nice, poppy, Tropical song called Jamaica, which was a sweet summer anthem, but who do they turn to when they really want some authentic island vibes? None other than legendary Dub master Mad Professor, who delivers a pitch perfect rendition of the track, taking just the right hits from it and drawing our the Dub.

A Mad Professor reMix of Van She’s Jamaica does exactly what it says on the tin, but of those of us who appreciate the Dub, this is everything we could have wanted for this meeting of minds. The little Tropical melody is present and correct and makes a nice lead for the subby bass to follow. Space echoed snatches of vocal and guitar and cosmic effects run wild on the track. This is the proper summer vibes right here.

Van She – Jamaica (Mad Professor Dub)

Van She’s Jamaica is out now on Modular Recordings and also features mixes from Unicorn Kid, L-Vis 1990, Plastic Plates, and Riva Star.

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The New Sins’ ‘Don’t Break My Heart’

The New Sins

London outfit The New Sins newest release is dropped last month on Tigersushi, it’s a slick 80s DiscoPop tune that sees the duo of New Young Pony Club’s Lou Hayter and Nick Phillips taking on a UB40 classic and giving it a 303 based Boogie going over.

The New Sins’ version of Don’t Break My Heart glides out of the speakers like liquid audio. With a laid back, vintage, beat and a burbling Acid bassline underpinning the track, the silky pads and Lou’s sultry vocal shimmy across the tune with an effortless cool. Quite Minimal, but never sounding like it, this is smooth ElectroPop at it’s best. Add a few nice Dubby touched, a nod to UB40’s Reggae version and you’ve got a winner, even more so with the Dubbed out B-side version. Alongside finishing up The New Sins’ album, Lou has also embarked on another project, teaming up with AIR’s JB Dunckel called Tomorrow’s World, which should produce some exciting results.

♫ The New Sins – Don’t Break My Heart

Don’t Break My Heart is out now on Tigersushi Records.

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Major Lazer’s ‘Get Free’ video

So, the internet is all a-buzz about the new single from Major Lazer, featuring Amber of The Dirty Projectors, Get Free, which is enough for us to be really dubious about it.

But it really is very good, a eclectic Dubby track that demands repeat listenings. Check out the SoMe directed video.

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