[Audio] Tesla Boy’s ‘The Universe Made Of Darkness’ (+ new single featuring Tyson)


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Russian ElectroPoppers Tesla Boy’s début album, Modern Thrills, is one of our favourite albums of all time. Back in 2009 the totally nail everything that was so good about the burgeoning Dreamwave and post-Dreamwave Nu-Disco scenes and wrapped all that smooth LA funk and 80s soundtrack epicness with Pop sensibilities and incredibly catchy songs. Their sophomore full length release, The Universe Made Of Darkness, out this week, has been on rotation here for the past couple of weeks after a first few nervous listens. This album has so much to live up to, so many expectations, we just didn’t know if it would deliver.

It does. In abundance. Tesla Boy’s sound had only matured on this release, there’s a greater width of influences and more attention to detail. The Russian’s have managed to release an album that sounds quite a bit different to their premier record, but still unmistakably Tesla Boy. The album still retains the cool Disco vibe, the epic songs, but has a larger scope, and a bigger sound. Kicking of with Dream Machine, a smooth piece of arena SynthPop that weaves a proggy vibe into it’s 80s LA funk, the album soon launces into Tesla Boy’s most recent single, the energetic, anthemic, M.C.H.T.E. before bringing the groove right back on Invisible. Invisible is a laid back, but powerful, track that mixes a poolside feel with huge grinding synths and is indicative of Tesla Boy retaining their cool boogie, but making it so much more expansive. Up next is Broken Doll, which features the awesome Tyson. The perfect cool, dirty Disco tune that makes a brilliant platform for Tesla Boy’s Anton, and Tyson, two ElectroPop heavyweights to duet. Wicked Disco licks and slab bass rub shoulders with gritty synths and a relentless mid-tempo pounding. Broken Doll will be the bands next single. Previous single Split is up next, with a little old school Tesla Boy nostalgia, as with another (quite) old single Fantasy that follows. Saturn is the first of a couple of musical interludes, a beautiful and haunting 80s soundtrack-esque piece with a slight oriental feel and a surprising highlight of The Universe Made Of Darkness. Undetected is a bass heavy Nu-Disco bouncer that blends a little 80s UK Pop into the thick, warbling slo-mo funk that is complimented by the shimmering keys and hazy 80s Soul of Start. After the abstract bass House interlude of Something Deep, we are hit with Paraffin, which features Fritz from Azari & III. Paraffin is full on RoboPop Disco, an energetic, kinetic, but ultimately slick meeting of Chicago House and Dreamwave where everyone’s a winner. Which leaves the album to play out on the full-on early 90s DancePop of the single 1991. So there it is. The Universe Made Of Darkness was one of, if not the, most anticipated album of the years for us, and we are so relieved to say, it’s awesome.

♫ Tesla Boy – M.C.H.T.E.

♫ Tesla Boy (Feat.Tyson) – Broken Doll

♫ Tesla Boy – Stars

♫ Tesla Boy – 1991

♫ Tesla Boy (Feat. Fritz Helder from Azari & III) – Parrafin

Tesla Boy’s new album The Universe Made Of Darkness, is out now. The Broken Doll single is out soon.

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Tyson’s Mr. Rain video

Retro ElectroPop artists Tyson’s epic Mr. Rain is getting a single release, and luckily, that also mans a video.

That’s some classic ‘80’s music video imagery right there! It’s a really cool track and the video totally does it justice.

Tyson’s Mr. Rain is out now.

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Tyson reMixed by The Magician


More reMixes incoming of left-field ElectroPop fella Tyson’s ‘After You’re Gone’, this time in the form of a nice ‘90’s House mix with The Magician at the controls.

Relentless piano riffs are becoming The Magician’s ‘thing’ and his style lends it’s self well Tyson’s track, adding an extra layer of drama. Injecting a sense of urgency and a little tension into the song highlights Tyson’s vocal performance better than even the original.

Tyson – After You’re Gone (The Magician reMix)

‘After You’re Gone’ is out soon.

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Joe Goddard reMixes Tyson

Hot Chip man Joe Goddard is on a roll this year, and surely the busiest guy in UK Electro. From Hot Chip, to 2Bears, to his solo stuff he just continually churns out to quality electronics.

Electro Quirk-Popster  Tyson is the recipient of Mr. Goddard’s latest work. The original is transformed into a deep, abstract, slice of Pop House with just the right amount of Disco to keep it funky while Tyson warbles over the top.

Tyson – After You’re Gone (Joe Goddard reMix)

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Tyson’s ‘Fight’


Do you have an upcoming battle? An obstacle to overcome? Overwhelming odds to face? Let Tyson’s new tune be the soundtrack to your training montage.

Continuing in his trend of epic synthesized Pop, ‘Fight’ is pure 80’s action soundtrack. Slick ElectroPop with a hint of a Disco vibe that take in influences from Vince Di Cola to Kenny Loggings and anyone who’s music grace a movie with a VHS cover featuring a sunset and a steely gazing hero. All Tyson’s releases so far have us eagerly awaiting his album.

Tyson – Fight

Tyson’s new single is due next month with his début album coming in 2012.

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Tyson’s ‘Out Of My Mind’ video

We gave you the low down on Tyson’s new single last week, well here’s the video.

Just premiered the clip pure 80’s awesomeness, right down to the glitchy VHS effect.

Tyson’s  “Out Of My Mind” is out now on Back Yard Recordings.

Tyson @ Beatport

Tyson @ Juno

Tyson @ 7Digital

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The Swiss reMix Tyson

The Swiss are back!

The Aussie Disco outfit have put their not-inconsiderable skills to good use in reMixing UK mystery man Tyson’s new tune, ‘Out Of My Mind’. ‘Out Of My Mind’ is, in it’s various forms, doing the rounds a lot right now but this reMix tops the lot. shuffling Disco drums, a rolling arpeggiated bassline, power retro stabs and shimmering lead lines, what more do you need on the dancefloor? Tyson’s haunted vocal delivery just adds another layer to the mix. Six minutes of pure groove.

Tyson – Out Of My Mind (The Swiss Dance reMix)

Tyson’s  “Out Of My Mind” is out now on Back Yard Recordings.

Tyson @ Beatport

Tyson @ Juno

Tyson @ 7Digital

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