ComboStar’s ‘Free’


It looks like Parisian Disco duo ComboStar are back for good. After breaking back on the scene earlier this year with the hit and miss ‘Combostella’ EP, ComboStar finally re-find their groove with their new single, again on La Valigetta, ‘Free’.

Featuring Mani Hoffman (the voice if The Supermen Lovers’ classic ‘Starlight’) on vocals ‘Free’ is a big DiscoPop anthem that finds it’s core in squelchy synth Funk bass, a piano hook and a big, full vocal. Poppier than anything on the previous EP, this track has got breakthrough potential, and if that’s not enough the reMix package is pretty stellar. The ‘Club Edit’ of the original works in a little more dancefloor power, make the track even more epic while the singles lad reMix comes from Louis La Roché, who delivers a nice twisted Disco mix. Funk style synths join forces with some soaring lead lines for a heavy slice of Disco with a breezy sheen. Second Date take the track down a deep House route with a real warehouse vibe. It even makes the vocals sound a bit more Chicago. Timo Juuti & Hector 87 fill the huge French Disco quote on the single with an impressive five minutes of boogie which might be the records standout mix. It keeps the song itself intact, but incorporates it into a danceflor destroying slab of cut-up Disco. ComboStar may be about to put out the record to re-insert them into the minds of dance music lovers worldwide.

♫ ComboStar (Feat. Mani Hoffman) – Free (Club Edit)

♫ ComboStar (Feat. Mani Hoffman) – Free (Louis La Roché reMix)

♫ ComboStar (Feat. Mani Hoffman) – Free (Second Date reMix)

♫ ComboStar (Feat. Mani Hoffman) – Free (Timo Juuti & Hector 87 reMix)

‘Free’ is released 26th June on Beatport, 10th July elsewhere.

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Timo Juuti & Hector 87’s new EP


Here’s the latest release from Italian label La Valigetta to get you in the mood for the weekend. Timo Juuti & Hector 87 provide some truly infections tunes for their ‘Woo Chicks & Disco Wobbelz’ EP.

‘Disco Wobbels’ took me completely by surprise, we get sent a lot of mediocre Electro-House and Nu-Disco, it takes a lot for something we’ve never heard of to grab our attention, but ‘Disco Wobbelz’ did, it’s got a load of elements we’re starting to tire of, but it’s so well done, so funky, so blissed out you can help but get really into it. It’s a track that does a fantastic job of revitalising something that was in need of it. ‘Woo Chicks’ falls more into the Funky cut-up Nu-Disco camp and is a big peak time tune. The EP is crammed full of more originals and reMixes including this cut from Ghosts Of Venice, who bring some of his smooth grooves to ‘Woo Chicks’ for a more intimate version.

♫ Timo Juuti & Hector 87 – Disco Wobblez

♫ Timo Juuti & Hector 87 – Woo Chicks

♫ Timo Juuti & Hector 87 – Woo Chicks (Ghosts Of Venice reMix)

‘Woo Chicks & Disco Wobbelz’ is out 5th March.

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