Author Archives: aRod

big data

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

Cheat-Codes-Adventure

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

solidisco

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

f punch

Feel good ambassador, Falcon Punch, is one guy you can always count on to serve up some proper Disco.  Whether it’s cocktail hour, a late night dance session or relaxin’ & tannin’, Falcon Punch always sets the right mood with the perfect type of Disco.  His new track, “Square One”, samples the Brothers Johnson’s “You Make Me Wanna Wiggle”, and as expected…it has all the makings of a seasonal classic.  It’s the type of breezy, Springtime funk that’ll make you wiggle up & out of your chair right onto the dance floor.

PURE SUNSHINE.

aRod

 

Jess-Glynne-Hold-My-Hand-Artwork

Modern day Electro Pop queen Jess Glynne gets the remix treatment from Le Youth on her latest single “Hold My Hand”.  The remix package for “Hold My Hand” is stellar with additional remixes by MJ Cole & Chris Lake (the latter was featured HERE last week on GDD).  Le Youth slices up the original & delivers a glittery House music hoedown.  Le Youth’s remix offers up nothing but feel-goods with its steady dose of bouncing piano & well placed vocal chops.  It’s the perfect track to post on the first day of the equinox…Spring begins NOW.

aRod

zim

Our favorite Parisian, Zimmer, paired up with fellow Frenchman, Pallace, for a new track titled “Saturday Love”.  The track is an homage to classic piano House & a re-jiggle of the mid-80s Charelle classic of the same name.  The result is both modern & throwback.  Pool party goers & festival attendees will most certainly be praising the spiritual vibe of “Saturday Love” this sun-drenched season as Aria Lanelle’s vocals soar above many pool party dance floors & festival crowds this season in gospel-like fashion.

aRod

private joy

Roche Musique continue their year long hot streak with a brand new EP by Polish producer Chloe Martini.  Following in the fancy footsteps of label mates Darius, FKJ & Cherokee, Chloe Martini delivers an absolute gem of an EP.  Like many of her esteemed label mates, her production & sound are both modern & vintage.  The “Private Joy” EP tackles 80s Soul & Funk & 90s R&B while still maintaining a feel that is exciting, fresh & new.  The smooth, sexy, soulful sounds of the “Private Joy” EP have all the makings to be a breakout 2015 for Chloe Martini.  Get to know this talented young lady’s music.  She’ll make it worth your while.

The “Private Joy” EP is out NOW via Roche Musique. [iTunes]

aRod

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Indie veterans Belle & Sebastian channeled their inner disco on their early 2015 hit “The Party Line” in fine fashion.  It’s a direction that avid B&S fans seemed to welcome with open arms & dancing feet.  With a reimagined bass hook & driving synths, Ride The Universe amp up the dancefloor juice, turning the track into an Indie Disco anthem.  The Ride The Universe crew add just the right amount of funk & grime, giving the song a new found energy & edge.  It’s a perfect brand of dirty Disco right in time for the LA pool party season.

aRod

zac samuel

The Magician just concluded a live stream of his 50th Magic Tape which, in & of itself, was a momentous occasion.  But something else occurred along the way that might also prove to be quite special.  The Magician closed out his seminal set with “I’ll Be Pushin’ On” by Zac Samuel.  Using an artist’s track as the closer for the 50th Magic Tape on a live broadcast of the event is some pretty next level support.  It’s the kind of high profile support that could give “I’ll Be Pushin’ On” a ton of momentum heading into festival season.  ”I’ll Be Pushin’ On” is a double dose of high energy & heavy emotion.  It’s a hands-in-the-air anthem that is sure leave every festival goer this season with permanent Chrissy Teigan face.

Here’s what Zac Samuel himself had to say about the song:

“This track took me two years to finish. Two computer crashes, one sample denial and a lot of different kick drums. A pain but a pleasure, happy to share with you all my debut. PEAAACE YEH!”

Well worth the wait!  ”I’ll Be Pushin’ On” will be out in early April on PMR Beat Club.

aRod