A Simple Design is the latest epic (and we mean epic, another nearly eight minute opus) from DFA’er The Juan MacLean. Once again this one comes from his forthcoming new album, In A Dream, which is set for release next month. Alongside all those sweet vintage synths you also get frequent collaborator and fellow DFA crew Nancy Whang putting in some vocal work. Check out A Simple Design Below.
A Simple Design is anything but. A complex, multi-layered Cosmic Disco symphony as Whang, now pretty much a full time partner of The Juan MacLean, gives a New York Disco style performance, part SynthPop diva, part Post-Punk songstress, as waves of analog synths pop and glide around her. Add some skippy hi-hats to the mix, for added swing, and you’ve got an exciting, yet, thoughtful track that bodes extremely well for what the album might hold.
♫ The Juan MacLean (Feat. Nancy Whang) – A Simple Design
The Juan MacLean’s In A Dream is released 16th September.
The latest release from New Your Indie Disco label DFA comes in the form of the new single from their jack-of-all-trades The Juan MacLean. Get Down (With My Love) features vocals from Nancy Whang and drops on digital and one-sided vinyl next week. Prepare for some musical madness.
Get Down (With My Love) is a brutally bouncy, ecclectic Disco House track with heavy Italo overtones. The big synth bassline itself lends the track it’s particular swing. Quirky leads and syncopated keys swim over a tumbling House beat conjuring an energetic, frantic feel. Nancy’s vocals are just perfect amongst the chaotic Boogie making the track even more compelling. More genius work from The Juan Maclean.
‘Everybody Get Close’ is the new tune from DFA jack-of-all-trades The Juan MacLean.
It’s the title track from his forthcoming new record, due out November 6th, which collects various bits and pieces from the last few years of his career. ‘Everybody Get Close’ is an analog Disco workout, all vocoders and sweeping synths. With one foot heavily in Moog Funk this track feels like old school The Juan MacLean and that raw New York Disco DFA sound.
The new single from New York synth noodler My Robot Friend features a pretty special guest star. Alison Moyet of Yazoo fame (actually, I feel a bit mean saying “of Yazoo fame” ‘cos she’s had a hell of a solo career, but if you’re reading this blog you’re probably most familiar with her work with Vince Clarke in Yazoo) picks up the mic to drop her soulful, instantly recognisable, voice over MRF’s electronics.
The end result, originally featured on My Robot Friend’s ‘Soft-Core’ album, does have a bit of a Yazoo vibe to it, and that can never be a bad thing! The single is backed up with a reMix package from the likes of Kingdom, Solvent, Alex Smoke and DFA’s resident Housemeisters The Juan MacLean, who get into some deep, deep House with the track.
Here at electronic rumors we love Marina And The Diamonds, we can’t help it, it’s just the way it is! If we ever need a break from the hardcore Electronics, Marina is our ‘go to’ gal.
So great news then that Marina’s forthcoming single ‘Hollywood’ (which we featured here) has some great reMix talent backing it up. UK boys Fenech-Soler serve up a storming French style Electro-House mix that really drives and makes fantastic use of the “Oh my god!” line! DFA’s resident Housemeisters The Juan MacLean bring the piano and string stabs for their Dirty House version.
The week in Bangers: While electronic rumors isn’t strictly an Electro-House blog, we do cover a lot of Electro-House that crosses over in to our realm. So many good club tunes and reMixes surface each week we can’t (and wouldn’t) cover them all, so this is a round up of some of the best from the week that we didn’t have time to dedicate individual posts to…