Norwegian ElectroPop masters Röyksopp and vocalist Susanne Sundfør’s Running To The Sea was released as a single in Norway about this time last year. Their first new single is bloody ages, it was written off the cuff for an appearance on Norwegian Music TV show Lydverket, but went on to create a massive stir online. As a result there is a full reMix package getting a general release, which will include work from Australian master of the edit Late Nite Tuff Guy and Belgium’s finest Villa.
Villa take a laid back Poppy approach to the track. A breezy piano groove and razor sharp synths keep things suitably icy. but Villa inject the Scandinavian quirkiness with a little dancefloor warmth. An immense and encapsulating track that respects the original totally whilst delivering slightly more funk. Just taking the prize though, for us, is the rework from Late Nite Tuff Guy, who just dismantles the whole track and builds it up again as an Italo Boogie Disco monster. A relentless groove, with a dancefloor swing that bubbles under with Acid intensity. A mixture of Disco bass, twisting 303s, Cosmic synths and Susanne Sundfør’s haunting vocal is pretty hard to beat. The energy just keeps building and building in this one, It’s a free download too!
Future Classic , this week, released the new single from Australian DJ and songstress Anna Lunoe. The single sees her teaming up with fellow Aussie producers to funky effect and is accurately billed under Anna Lunoe & Friends.
The two originals on the single, the A-Side Real Talk and its flip, I Met You see Anna Lounoe collaborating with Touch Sensitive and Flume respectively. Touch Sensitive is Michael Di Francesco of Van She, so you know to expect some Tropical vibes. You may no be prepared for just how Tropical it really is though. It’s like a Bounty advert and Chicago House had offspring. Chopped up vocal and a big piano hook sit nicely alongside the island percussion in a ‘90’s House track that you won’t be able to help your self smiling to. Flume’s team-up, I Met You, brings more of a laid back Disco infused ElectroPop vibe to the EP. Indescribably summery, the twisted Moog synth line and hollow bass making for some seriously chilled Disco vibes. Anna’s intimate vocal draws you in to a pure feel good tune, in fact the whole EP is just about chilled summer good times. Pure part soundtrack stuff. The master of the Disco edit Late Nite Tuff Guy gets in on the action too with a Dub of I Met You. He works his Nu-Disco magic and sends the track straight to the danceflor. Check the EP for a mix from DJ HMC for some jump up party house.