Just released on the awesome Mullet Records is the Better Than Me single from Italian groovers Pandolfo & Del Gado. Roping in the soulful tones of Orlando Johnson for vocal duties, here’s the Radio Edit of the track to whet your appetites.
Better Than Me is laid back Boogie in the extreme. The two Italians dish out massive helpings of deep Disco flavours, pulsating synthetic bass and a bit of a Chicago vibe with the percussion and digital keys. The track mostly rests on Johnson’s vocal though, smooth as silk with a perfect soulful House tone. The single comes backed with reMixes from Elijah Collins, Casio Social Club and Stephane Deschezeaux. Excellent stuff!
♫ Pandolfo & Del Gado (Feat. Orlando Johnson) – Better Than Me (Radio Edit)
Mullet Records main man Justin Winks, A.K.A. Casio Social Club isn’t going to let us down this spooky season. He’s been busy down in Mullet Records HQ and has now unleashed the fruits of his labour. Trick Or Treat, dancefloor destroying zombie Boogie penned especially for Halloween. This is proper midnight funk, this is how we did Halloween in the 80s.
Trick Or Treat takes Michel Jackson’s Thriller as it’s inspiration, but evolves so far beyond that it’s hard to see the original. All the best bits from Thriller are given a head nod here, the bassline, Vincent Price’s cackling, and are whipped up into a heavy synth Funk tune. Taylor made for Halloween party dancefloors Trick Or Treat hits just the right eerie beats with spine tingling strings and ominous synth stabs crawling across a grave of body moving future Disco beats. So funky it could make the dead get up and dance.
The track Garage Love originally appeared on London Funkster Tad Wily’s Right Fit EP on Mullet Records. Now the track is getting a reMix EP of it’s own, headed up by work from Mullet’s own Casio Social Club.
Casio Social Club’s Justin really brings the smooth boogie with this reMix. Whilst keeping it danceable in a robo-synth style, Casio Social Club wash the track in a slick and sexy laid back vibe. Warm vintage synth sounds drift over a choppy synth Funk bassline while stanches of subtly vocoded vocals ebb and flow around the track. It’s well and truly in Casio Social Clubs’ romantic Electro Boogie Disco style and would move any summer dancelfoor. Elijah Collins takes the track down dark, funky, Electro alleyways with ominous robot vocals and a deep groove that reminds us of a modern Cybotron. It’s a B-Boy boogie with a disco beat, the perfect combination.
♫ Tad Wily – Garage Love (Casio Social Club ‘Time After Time’ reMix)
♫ Tad Wily – Garage Love (Elijah Collins’ ‘Computer Love’ reMix)
Tad Wily’s Garage Love reMixed is released 2nd October on Juno, 16th October elsewhere.
Casio Social Club – Nu Disco Treats Vol. 2 = The latest mix from Mullet Records main man Justin Winks kicks off with Sare Havlicek (and MC Winksy)’s hilarious and funky Bipolar Duality. From there on it it’s over an hour of serious boogie, taking in Disco and B-Boy Electro and everything in-between.
One of our favourite labels, the awesome Mullet Records is celebrating it’s 50th release, Bastian’s Happy Flight’s ‘EP01’ with a free download to promote the amazing reMix package it has in store.
‘EP01, the début EP from this Australian five piece is crammed full with eight tracks. Four Originals and four reMixes, all blissed out funky ElectroPop with a Disco twist. The lead track, ‘It’s OK’, is pure summer anthem material. A slick Indie-Electro backing for some seriously lush Dreamwave synths with rousing vocals and building layers of sound giving the tune an eipc quality. Of remaining the original tracks our favourite is ‘In My Mind’, a laid back slice of Disco laden soulful ElectroPop with synth bass and piano working together to create a sunrise vibe. The signature of the original tracks are funky electronic and powerful, emotive vocals, which proved an excellent jump off point for the reMixes. Amongst which are Dublin Aunts deep ‘90’s House take on ‘It’s OK’, with it’s hammering House piano, which managers to inject a little Disco into it’s retro club sound and Mullet head honcho Casio Social Club’s ‘Heavy Disco Edit’, which does exactly what it says on the tin. expect big bouncy synth bass and wicked Disco licks.
Casio Social Club – Nu Disco Treats Vol. 1 = Mullet Records head honcho Justin Winks, A.K.A. Casio Social Club lays down an hour of the finest Nu-Disco, House and Electro Boogie, with some rockin’ synth grooves. It includes Wink’s own ‘Rock The Discotheque’, which has been on repeat here at electronic rumors since it was released.
01. Lou Teti – Shake (Original Mix)
02. Chordashian – Sea Crest
03. Tad Wily – Go Ahead (Casio Social Club Luvdub Version)
04. Elijah Collins & Tee-J – You’re A ****
05. Dr. Shingo – Have You Ever Seen A Blue Comet? (Sare Havlicek reMix)
06. Chordashian – Don’t Wait Up (Downtown Party Network reMix)
07. Just Winks Vs. Casio Social Club – Rock The Discotheque
08. Joey Negro Pres. Sessomatto – All Over the World (Joey Negro Dub)
09. Storm Queen – Look Right Through (Dimitri from Paris Erodiscomix)
10. Friendly Fires – Hurting (Tensnake reMix)
11. Little Dragon – Ritual Union (Tensnake reMix)
Later this month the raining champions of Russian ElectroPop, Tesla Boy, crash back into the ring with a new track on the forthcoming twelfth edition of Kitsuné Music’s ‘Maison’ compilation series.
‘In Your Eyes’ is pure smooth Tesla Boy and a welcome return. A mid-tempo Dreamwave groover that perfectly bridges the gap between SynthPop and Nu-Disco. Not sparing the funk in the bass department, ‘In Your Eyes’ also has the crooning excellence of an early ‘80’s ballad. Fellow Mullet Records alumni Satin Jackets step up for reMix duties, bringing their brand of soulful Disco to the tune in their percussion lead late night version.
♫ Tesla Boy – In Your Eyes (Radio Edit)
♫ Tesla Boy – In Your Eyes (Satin Jackets reMix)
Kitsuné Maison 12 ‘The Good Fun Issue’ is released 21st November.
Home of all things awesome and 80’s Mullet Records are releasing the new ODahl EP, ‘Out Of Control’, this week exclusively through Juno (the rest of civilisation comes later).
Fresh from a mind-blowing reMix of Futurecop! & Keenhouse’s ‘Dreams’ ODahl keeps him momentum going with some of the sweetest synthesizer funk we’ve heard in a while. He’s got the kicking groove and razor sharp leads locked down, but its the flourishes where ODahl shines. Embellishing this Nu-Disco monster with little riffs and drops to keep you on your toes.