This weekend saw the release of synthetic Disco maestro Zimmer’s ‘Horizontal Disco’ reMix EP. The ‘Horizontal Disco’ EP was one of many Discotexas highlights of 2011 and has, suitably, been given of top quality reMix package.
The highlight of the EP, for us, comes from American cosmic Boogie expert Moon Boots. His version of ‘Bay Bridge’ combines Moon Boots usual spaced-out Tropical flavour with a robotic bass and some bright, shining synths for a more electronic sound that we’re used to from him, but from it’s galactic groove to it’s vintage riffs, it’s a killer track. Elsewhere on the EP we get Broke One dropping a deep deep deep ‘90’s House vibe with rounded bass and a nice swing. Gomma’s Moullinex bring his playful Mediterranean Disco sound to the table with his version of ‘Looking At You’ complete with squelchy little synth riffs and a nostalgia inducing electric piano hook. Xinobi brings us back to the ‘90’s House-fest with his hand-in-the-air track that could have easily seen play at The Haçienda in the circa 1991. Also on board is the Lou Teti reMix we featured last week. These days we don;t expect anything less than the best from Discotexas, but it’s comforting to know they haven’t disappointed yet.
♫ Zimmer – Bay Bridge (Moon Boots reMix)
♫ Zimmer (Feat. Jeremy Glenn) – Slave To Your Heart (Broke One reMix)
♫ Zimmer – Looking At You (Moullinex reMix)
♫ Zimmer (Feat. Jeremy Glenn) – – Slave To Your Heart (Xinobi reMix)
Moullinex’s latest awesome Disco workout is a reMix of Swedish singer/songwriter and synth fiddler Karin Park’s ‘Fryngies’.
It;s the second single from her forthcoming new album ‘High Wire Poetry’ and Moullinex goes all out to wash the icy, Dubby, ElectroPop with a low-down groove. You wouldn’t have immediately though that the chilly, razor sharp synths of the original could be given such a warm Tropical make-over but Moullinex brings in a Funking bassline, a shuffling beat and some chiming synths and take Karin to the beach, whether she likes it or not!
Here’s the video for Moullinex & Peaches’ cover of Michael Sembello’s ‘Maniac’ (yes, that ‘Manic’, from Flashdance!).
The track is part of the forthcoming Gomma cover EP which features Moullinex, Telonius, Munk and The Phenomenal Handclap Band covering Michael Sembello, Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder and Skatt Brothers.
Mr. Faust adds some razor sharp synths with an almost Acid burbling to his crisp, clean Disco. Everything about this mix is so bright, like a shining white future built upon layers and layers of head nodding riffs, immaculately produced. With an infectious hook and a mix that lets every element shine through, Faust has knocked out another winner here.
Moullinex & Xinobi are in the studio again, and you know when that happens the eclectic, madcap, Disco starts to flow.
The four track ‘X Marks The Spot’ single is out now on Discotexas and, if you know Moulinex & Xinobi, the title track is everything you’d expect. When these guys hit the studio together, anything can happen. We first heard this track back in April when they dropped it as a completely live demo, it’s now been refined but is no less live, it’s freakshow Disco, infectiously groovy and full of surprises. Drop Out Orchestra attempt to tame the insanity a little on their reMix, the result sounding like the bastard child of Moroder and Art Of Noise. Just to hammer home the crazyness of this release Moullinex & Xinobi have included their cover of The Cramps’ ‘Human Fly’. Rockabilly Disco anyone?
♫ Moullinex & Xinobi – X Marks The Spot (Original Version)
♫ Moullinex & Xinobi – X Marks The Spot (Drop Out Orchestra reMix)
I was going to post Moullinex’s new single today anyway, but that was going to have been in a boring old SoundCloud player, ooo look at the waveform…now you can hit play and see all manner of moving pictures to go along with the music!
Luis Calçada and Dinis Costa direct, it’s pretty crazy. I think they were trying to look as little like a SoundCloud player as possible.
Publicist is Sebastian Thomson, sometime drummer for Trans AM, who like to mix things up live by sequencing, drumming and vocoding in the middle of the dancefloor. The tunes on ‘Proffessional Show Business Pt.1′ are a unique brand of deep, hypnotic synth Disco. Owing as much to late 80’s and early 90’s House as they do to Nu-Disco, there’s even a little Cabaret Voltaire in there! The two tracks on the EP are also re-editied by Disco stars Moullinex and Zimmer, that’s right, not reMixed but re-edited. Both track play with the originals for more of a dancefloor vibe.
Moullinex & Xinobi thought “hey, let’s write a song’, 8 hours later they released it. It’s possible (though only conjecture on our part) that there may have been booze involved.
There’s no samples in ‘X Marks The Spot’, just Moullinex & Xinobi in the studio, singing and playing. It’s actually pretty funky, if a little scary. Like the Disco track that plays on repeat in your nightmares. It’s got to be said though, there is some fantastic 70’s lead synth work in the track, and it is wicked fun.
Portuguese Electro-Funk meister Moullinex had dropped a free tune on his SoundCloud as a thank you to everyone who bought his latest EP.
The ‘Chocolat EP’, released last week on Gomma Dance Tracks is four tracks of kickin’ Electro grooves. Now featured on the EP, however, is this thank you track, ‘Love it Is, Then’, a storming Disco tune with more than a hint of early 90s dance and more than a hint of S’Express. No idea why it didn’t make the EP, but here it is for you now!