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]
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.
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.
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.
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]
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.
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.
There’s nothing more soothing than the velvet sound of Erlend Øye’s voice. From his solo work to his collaborative work, Erlend Øye has been a major part of electronic music’s history over the last 15+ years. His original work made him an Indie darling & his remixed tracks have made him electronic music icon. “Versus”, the Kings of Convenience remix album from 2001, spawned a handful of classic remixes from Royksopp, Four Tet, Riton & various others. Ewan Pearson’s remix of “Sudden Rush” (from Erlend’s first solo album) was a 2003 underground classic. And Fred Falke’s remix of “Golden Cage” by Whitest Boy Alive is considered by many (myself included) to be one of the greatest remixes of all time. In 2014, Erlend Øye released his second solo album, “Legao”, and this week saw the release of the album’s first official remix. The track “Rainman” received the offical remix treatment from German DJs Alex Barck (a Jazzanova founding member) & Comixxx. The remix follows suit with many of the aforementioned classic remixes of Erlend Øye, finding its beauty in the laid back subtlety of the music while allowing the always heavenly vocals to shine.
The remix is out now via Bubbles Records & available exclusively on Beatport.
Toronto music maker Cyclist has become a master in the art of Disco. From classic Disco to Disco House, from Boogie to Funk, from sleazy Disco to sensual Disco, Cyclist knows how to craft a proper modern Disco track. On his latest remix of the song “Light Breaker” by Neighbour (featuring Piper Davis), Cyclist unleashes a barrage of big sounds ranging from a squelchy synth bass to heavy guitars to pounding funk drums. The result is a funky, dirty dose of cosmic chaos and another standout tune from our man Cyclist.
The “Light Breaker” EP is out now via Homebreakin’ Records. [BUY]
Little by little, EP by EP, song by song, Roche Musique are turning 2015 into the year of French Funk. With artists FKJ, Darius & Cherokee leading the way, their brand of French Disco/G-Funk/Pop has been the sexy soundtrack thus far to 2015. Cherokee’s “Teenage Fantasy” EP is the label’s latest release & delivers more of Roche Musique’s signature sound including this heart melting remix by Glen Check.
DO NOT miss out on Cherokee’s brilliant “Teenage Fantasy” EP. [iTunes]