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As part of the first round of remixes on Auxiliary Tha Masterfader’s latest single “Disco Machine”, we’re excited to premiere the blistering new remix from fellow flying Dutchman, RipTide.  If there are two producers who know the REAL side of Disco, it’s Auke & RipTide.  Armed with analog synths, drum machines & vocoders, Auxiliary Tha Masterfader delivers the proper Disco while Riptide’s remix amps up the Italo/Electro side for the biggest banger on the remix package (featuring additional remixes by Nude Disco & Broken DJs and Aimes).  Crank the volume & press play on the RipTide remix then head on over to Beatport for the exclusive release!

“Disco Machine” is out NOW via Nude Disco Records exclusively on Beatport. [BUY]

aRod

Morgan Geist has a new project out called The Galleria.  That sentence alone should make any House music fan rejoice.  I mean, we’re talkin’ Metro Area AND Storm Queen here…whatever new project Morgan Geist puts his legendary touch on is more than enough to give us the tingles.  Morgan Geist teams up with songstress Jessy Lanza for some big time throwback freshness on The Galleria’s debut 4 track EP “Calling Card/Mezzanine”.  The Galleria revisits a time when when New Jersey gallery malls & New York City radio stations were where it was at.  The EP is full of classic Freestyle flair & 80s nostalgia but with a sharp, modern twist that only Morgan Geist can deliver.  This EP is exactly what dance music needs right now.  WAY FRESH.

“Galleria/Mezzanine” is out NOW exclusively on iTunes via Environ Records.

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Our man in Amsterdam, Auxiliary Tha Masterfader, is back with a brand new original for your Disco delight.  “Feel About U” is laid back & luscious…it’s the type of track that’ll be echoing through the skyscrapers at our next rooftop pool party in downtown LA.  The vocal chops are sunny & soulful and the synths are creamy, glittery goodness.  Nobody serves up delectable Disco quite like our man Auxiliary Tha Masterfader.  Hats off, Aux!

“Feel About U” is out NOW via Animal Language.  Animal Language label head, Mason, did a remix of “Feel About U” – be sure to check that one out, too.  If Aux’s original goes down like sangria then Mason’s remix is the mojito to his sangria.  A double dose of refreshing!  [BEATPORT]

aRod

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It’s playoff season in the NBA which can only mean one thing: Pat Lok is PLAYOFF READY.  Just like Steph Curry, just like LeBron…Pat Lok elevates his (remix) game during playoff season (playoff season in this case meaning that special time of the year when Spring creeps into Summer & all the grooviest songs are produced).  When taking on an Indie heavyweight like The Knocks, Pat Lok didn’t flail like Chris Paul or flop like Blake Griffin (can you tell I hate the Clippers?!?)…he calmly stepped back & hit the game winner.  Check out his remix of “Classic” below & replay that game winning groove over & over…

aRod

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Queens, NY artist Dart Party poses the question “Are You In?” on his fantastic new single (featuring the talented Govales on vocals).  If Dart Party is talking about an all encompassing track that’s a little bit House, a little bit Disco, a little bit Electro and a lotta bit Dance, then YES…we are in.  This forward thinking, versatile Dance track shines beautifully with its shimmering, soulful vocals, making this the perfect track to dance your Summer nights away to.

“Are You In” is out NOW via Crazy Heart Records. [iTunes]

aRod

Chicos Lefti Remix

Fresh off his remix of Big Data, LEFTI comes right back at’cha with another impressive remix, this time of fellow New Yorkers, Chícos.  While LEFTI’s Big Data remix channeled more of an Electro Pop/Funk sound, his remix of Chícos not only ups the tempo but the boogie factor as well.  From the cosmic opening groove to the stinging closing guitar rips, LEFTI’s remix of “Hooked” is non-stop brilliance.

aRod

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If you ask any electronic music fan who has been into the scene since the mid to late 2000s, you’d be hard pressed to find someone who wasn’t a fan of the Electro/French Disco sound that defined that era.  Fast forward to 2015 and we find Brooklyn producer LEFTI paying homage to the big sound of that glorious era.  LEFTI’s remix of “The Business of Emotion” by Big Data takes that pulsating Electro Disco sound and modernizes it with a dash of feel good Electronic Pop.  Paying tribute to an era of music while still making it modern & fresh is not an easy task.  But LEFTI delivers a fantastic remix that surely stands on its own (and one that will make those who longed for the genre-defining sounds of Yuksek, Justice & The Twelves to return very happy).  Primetime remix.

aRod

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April in California marks the beginning of festival season, pool party season & weeks of endless sunshine.  LA trio Cheat Codes perfectly capture the mood of this time period along the West Coast with their new song “Adventure”.  The aptly titled song is an organic & modern Electro Pop gem that is full of so much bounce & shine, it’ll make you want to drop everything you’re doing and go on a sun-filled escapade up and down the California coast.  Take a listen + take a journey…

“Adventure” is out now on iTunes. [BUY]

aRod

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Spring is the season for dreamy daytime tunes & sultry moonlit dancing and our SpringGlo 2015 mix by aRod is the perfect mix to fit that mood.  All the vibes are present on the mix with hot new tracks by Jamie xx, HNNY, Du Tonc, George Maple, Jonas Rathsman, Serge Devant & Damiano + many more.  Enjoy the mix from daytime to nighttime & make it last all Spring…

001 Seoul – The Line
002 Jamie xx [feat. Romy] – Loud Places
003 Kazy Lambist – Doing Yoga
004 HNNY – Solsidan
005 Beshken – Hiro
006 Chloe Martini [feat. Azteka] – Volatile Dreams
007 Du Tonc – Animals
008 George Maple – Where You End And I Begin (SHIZUKE$A Edit)
009 Just Kiddin’ – Getaway
010 Jonas Rathsman – Wolfsbane
011 Serge Devant & Damiano [feat. Camille Safiya] – Fearing Love
012 Great Good Fine OK – Too Much To Handle (Penguin Prison Remix)
013 SBTRKT [ft. Denai Moore] – The Light (Xinobi Rework)
014 Tame Impala – Let It Happen

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Penguin Prison’s latest single “Never Gets Old” just received the remix treatment from fellow New Yorkers Solidisco.  The remix takes the original’s nostalgic, Funk Pop feel & steers it in a bouncier direction while still maintaining its throwback vibe.  The result is a sound that has 80s movie montage written all over it.  Not so much a training sequence a la “Rocky IV” or “Bloodsport” but more along the lines of something more fun like “Real Genius” or “Revenge of the Nerds”.  Except, instead of it being a study montage or a let’s-turn-this-house-into-a-proper-frat, house cleaning montage, it’s the part of the movie where the nerdy kid turns cool & he’s at the height of his popularity.  The montage is him & The Hot Girl doing various fun activities & ends with them walking into the school dance & tearing up the dance floor as the entire gymnasium gazes at them in awe.  Boy spins girl in slow motion aaaaand fade out…

Fun times from the Solidisco crew!

“Never Gets Old” is out NOW via Downtown Records [iTunes]

aRod