[Audio] The Juan MacLean’s ‘A Simple Design’


The Juan MacLean

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.

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[Download] The Juan MacLean’s ‘Get Down (With My Love)’



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.

The Juan Maclean – Get Down (With My Love) (Edit)

The Juan Maclean’s Get Down (With My Love) is released 17th February.

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The Juan MacLean’s new tune


‘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 Juan MacLean – Everybody Get Close

‘Everybody Get Close’ is available on digital only release from November 6th.

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The Juan MacLean reMixes The Big Crunch Theory

The Big Crunch Theory is Parisian Lisa Li-Lund’s new project alongside Versatile Records’ head-honcho Gilb’R.

They are gearing up for the release of The Big Crunch Theory’s début album, titled, ‘1992’ in May that follows their first single ‘Arrows’.

DFA’s Electro renaissance man The Juan MacLean has reMixed their track ‘Arrows’ into a massive, hypnotic accordion House number. Check it out:

The Big Crunch Theory – Arrows (The Juan MacLean reMix)

The Big Crunch’s album ‘1992’ is out on 2nd May via Versatile

The Big Crunch Theory @ Beatport

The Big Crunch Theory @ Juno

The Big Crunch Theory @ 7Digital

The Big Crunch Theory @ Amazon

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My Robot Friend featuring Alison Moyet

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.

My Robot Friend (Feat. Alison Moyet) – Waiting

My Robot Friend (Feat. Alison Moyet) – Waiting (The Juan MacLean Final reMix)

The ‘Waiting’ single was released this week.

My Robot Friend @ Beatport

My Robot Friend @ Juno

My Robot Friend @ 7Digital

My Robot Friend @ Amazon

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Marina And The Diamonds; Hollywood reMixes


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.

Marina And The Diamonds – Hollywood (Fenech-Soler reMix) (zShare) (MediaFire)

Marina And The Diamonds – Hollywood (The Juan MacLean reMix) (zShare) (MediaFire)

‘Hollywood’ drops 1st February 1st and Marina’s début album, ‘The Family Jewels’, will be released on 15th February.

Marina And The Diamonds @ PureGroove

Marina And The Diamonds @ 7Digital

Marina And The Diamonds @ Amazon

The Juan MacLean Vs. Cut Copy!


When you get tow creative greats like DFA’s Electro main man The Juan MacLean and Aussie Indie-Electro powerhouse Cut Copy you know something special is going to result!

Cut Copy have tackled last year’s huge single ‘Happy House’ and give it a dark, brooding groove with some sweet old school piano action.

The Juan MacLean – Happy House (Cut Copy ‘Space Is The Place’ reMix (Full Mastered)) (zShare) (MediaFire)

The ‘Happy House’ single can still be picked up along with ‘The Future Will Come’, which is a class album!

The Juan MacLean @ Beatport

The Juan MacLean @ Juno

The Juan MacLean @ 7Digital

The Juan MacLean @ Amazon

Chairlift & The Juan MacLean


Chilled New York Electropoppers Chairlift have managed to snag The Juan MacLean do do a couple of reMixes of ‘Evident Utensil’ for them.

This is the first, a rolling Acid Disco journey that sweeps you along in it’s wake.

Chairlift – Evident Utensil (The Juan MacLean reMix) (zShare) (MediaFire)

The ‘Evident Utensil’ single was released earlier this month.

Chairlift @ Juno

Chairlift @ 7Digital

Chairlift @ Amazon

The week in Bangers: 03:05:09

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…

Korg Graffiti

Some storming tracks for you this week. Starting with a fantastic Grum reMix of Friendly Fires and a diamond hard Diamond Cut reMix of Evermore. Datarock get the reMix treatment from Château Marmont while Team Canada DJs take on Cut Copy. Lions At Your Door are mixed by Polymorphic and there’s The Juan Maclean’s version of Duchess Says’ ‘Black Flag’. Jells Mayhem turns in a hard and heavy mix of Lily Allen’s ‘The Fear’ and we leave you with the cool, chilled ‘King Of The Witches’ by Capracara.

Friendly Fires – Skeleton Boy (Grum reMix) (zShare) (MediaFire)

Evermore – Hey Boys And Girls (Diamond Cut reMix) (zShare) (MediaFire)

Datarock – Give It Up (Château Marmont reMix) (zShare) (MediaFire)

Cut Copy – Heart on Fire (Team Canada DJ’s GrandTheft reMix) (zShare) (MediaFire)

Lions At Your Door – LAYD (Polymorphic reMix) (zShare) (MediaFire)

Duchess Says – Black Flag (The Juan Maclean Version) (zShare) (MediaFire)

Lily Allen – The Fear (Jells Mayhem reMix) (zShare) (MediaFire)

Capracara – King Of The Witches (Original Mix) (zShare) (MediaFire)

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