After a rash of awesome releases on Future Classic, including collaboration with Flume and Touch Sensitive, Australian producer Anna Lunoe has just dropped a huge tune via Fool’s Gold/Ultra Music. The track, Breathe, was co-producer by Vaughn Oliver, A.K.A. U-Tern (or as he’s probably better know these days, one half of Oliver). Smouldering Deep House vibes for the weekend.
With one foot in the early 90s, Lunoe delivers a futuristic floorfiller that listens like a record of early dance music production techniques . Amongst the stuttered sampling and sinewave bassline, Lunoe serves up an intoxicating and catchy ElectroPop tune. Utterly irresistible, Breathe delivers everything you want right in the middle of the night, on the middle of the dancefloor. A sure-fire hit, just you wait and see,
Well, this kinda’ slipped out without telling anyone. I sort of think the label missed a trick here. One of the best loved Dreamwave tracks of recent years, Cordova’s Paradigm, has finally got an official release, with a bunch of reMixes in tow too, where was the fanfares? Where was the spotlight? Where was any promotion at all? It’s a pity, as Paradigm is a killer track !
Even by the time it hit the internet mid-last year it was already a year old, now over twelve months later it’s out , and sounding fresher than ever. Cordova is the meeting of U-Tern (Vaughn Oliver, making massive waves this year as one half of Oliver themed double act Oliver) and his buddy AJK, with Roxy on vocals, and Paradigm is so good it made it into the top five in our twenty best songs of 2011 and in our post on the track we used the words “fucking awesome”. It’s a massive slice of Dreamwave boogie with husky vocals and Sci-Fi vocoding. Nearly two years after it’s creation it hold up and kicks it’s contemporaries arses! And now there’s reMixes too! Broke One gets a look in with a shuffling House mix that mixes a Chicago vibe with an almost UK Garage feel, keeping it smooth. British DJ Fingerman whips up something a little more synth Disco with his mix, pacing choppy synths against Tropical percussion for a funky, airy, groove. All that’s left to say is how glad we are that this if finally out, and how bewildered we are that the label decided not to tell anyone about it.
♫ Cordova (Feat. Roxy) – Paradigm
♫ Cordova (Feat. Roxy) – Paradigm (Broke One reMix)
Sometimes you just gotta’ love the way music can be distributed these days. U-Tern wrote this tune last night, recorded it and upped it to SoundCloud and boom, here we are with another cool jam from him. Still warm from being freshly baked!
Big funky synth bass is the focus here, with a riff that’s addictive as hell. This bassline will stick in your head all day. Layered up with lush synths and a wicked vocal hook, by the time the piano comes in you’re hooked. Both as part of Oliver and solo, U-Tern can always be trusted to deliver the Dreamwave goods.
U-Tern – One Day Later Radio: 76 ‘Drive’ – A storming tracklist from one of the slickest producers in Nu-Disco/Dreamwave. Save it ‘til the weekend!
♫ One Day Later Radio: 76 ‘Drive’
01. Gotye – Somebody I Used To Know (Beni’s Re-Rub)
02. Sneaky Sound system – We Love (Pleasurekraft reMix)
03. Savage Skulls – Watching You
04. Claude Von Stroke – California (Julio Bashmore reMix)
05. Cassius – The Sound Of Violence Franco Cinelli reMix)
06. Tom Trago (Feat. Romanthony) – Steppin’ Out
07. Maceo Plex – Falling
08. Friendly Fires – Hurting (Benoit & Sergio reMix)
09. The Rapture – How Deep Is Your Love (Emperor Machine reMix Edit)
10. Groove Armada – The Pleasure Victim
11. Max Chapman – Don’t Go
12. DJ T – City Life (Maceo Plex reMix)
13. Edwin Van Cleef – I Feel You
14. Edit Murphy – Morning Light
15. M83 – OK Pal
16. Javeon McCarthy – Love Without a Heart
17. I Break Horses – Winter Beats
18. Nero – Reaching Out
Cordova, that is a project from Nu-Disco genius U-Tern and friends.
In his own words the track is “…a song I wrote with my friends AJK and Roxy, we never got around to releasing it officially, enjoy!”, my words for the track would be ‘fucking awesome’. Despite being a year old this track is so fresh, the perfect blend of Nui-Disco and ElectroPop. Literally the best thing I have heard all week, lush vocals and dirty vocoding over a solid Discofied Pop track, what more could you want?
A month or so ago I completely missed out on posting a couple of tracks by Oliver, they just slipped though the net and I never got round to it. Which is a pity as they were on my mp3 player pretty heavily. This week they dropped a couple of new reMixes, that allows me the opportunity to make up for it.
The two Olivers in Oliver are Vaughn Oliver (U-Tern) and Oliver Goldstein (Oligee), awesome producers and reMixers in their own rights, who have teamed up to drop some funky Nu-Disco on the masses. Their first new tracks, ‘All Night’ and ‘Walk With Me’ , boast the most powerful of power 80’s synth chords atop some slammin’ Disco grooves. ‘All Night’, particularly, is like Filter House and Dreamwave wrestling naked in jelly while ‘Walk With Me’ is slightly more cinematic, in the sense that you can’t listen to it without imagining a bunch of kids dancing in the street in legwarmers.
This week Oliver let loose two reMixes. The first, of Dance-Pop act Black Cards’ new single ‘Dominoes’ is pure Robo-Disco, as if Kraftwerk made Nu-Disco while playing Nintendo and their truly epic reMix of Chromeo’s forthcoming ‘Hot Mess’ single, which is spine-tinglingly good and has a power riff that has to be heard to be believed.
A couple of weeks ago we dropped a preview track from LA SynthPoppers LexiconDon’s forthcoming début long player. The track, ‘December Sunset’ has been on rotation here ever since and has us dying with anticipation for the album to be released. An evolution from their rabble rousing Electro everyman-call-to-arms into something a lot smoother and heartfelt, the track has captured out imaginations.
While we haven’t got another new track for you today, what we do have is a reMix of ‘December Sunset’ byCanadian producer U-Tern. And what a reMix it is! That FM synth bassline is so infections that if it doesn’t get you moving your probably in a coma, or dead and the nurses haven’t noticed! And just when you think you’re full, and the huge synth stabs are still ringing round your head…enter slap bass solo!