Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of traveling south to Mexico for a few shows where I linked up with Bufi, one of the country’s brightest artists. Not only did he guide me to the best taco joints around Mexico City, he’s also cultivated quite a rad scene in one of the most populated places in the world. This week, his latest solo EP dropped on Mexican imprint Eleqtrique Music. Rooted in disco and tinged with elements of synth-pop and house, the two-track EP is infectiously groovy. You can pick up the release over at Juno.
Sydney based four piece band Convaire has concocted an indie disco anthem that boosts your confidence and assures that you woke up on the right side of the bed. It’s hard not to close your eyes as you soak in the vibes and sashay from point A to B, grooving to a down under bassline and punchy live drum kit. The lead singer takes charge and makes sure you get exactly where the track is supposed to take you as you day dream about young love and more innocent days through their infectious pop bars. Out now on iTunes, be sure to cop and subscribe to their SoundCloud for future releases.
Austin, TX artists S&M Music Company are getting ready to release their debut track “Walk Away”. Their label, Whiskey Pickle, describes the tune: “…’Walk Away’ is a slow burner that features Sam on vox and guitar while Mike lays down the keyboards, the bottom end, and offers his production talents. A stripped down bass and drum groove sets the frame work as chords build to a psychedelic boiling point with Sam’s echoed vocals bouncing around in a cavern of reverb. ”
Today we feature the perfect compliment to the original slow burner, Cyclist’s remix of “Walk Away”. Cyclist steers the song into party-jam mode adding a powerful, spacey disco feel to the original…another cosmic disco winner from our main man in Toronto, Cyclist.
GERMANS is a Brooklyn based artists who makes moody, heartfelt breakup songs. Auxiliary tha Masterfader is a producer from The Netherlands who makes top shelf disco (he also loves heavy metal). It’s their love of smooth disco that brings the two artists together on Aux’s remix of the GERMANS song “Cruel”. Auxiliary tha Masterfader gives the song just the right amount of disco kick while still maintaining the original’s sweet, soulful + dreamy feel for a wicked blend of Dreamwave, Funk + Italo. Kickin’ some ass at 98 BPM…
Our very own aRod returns with another seasonal mix – FallGaze 2013. Whether it’s warm indie/disco sounds to fit the feel of the Indian Summer or darker, sexier deep house/minimal sounds to go with the cooler, moody feel of Autumn, this mix will fit whatever vibe you’re feelin’. The track list includes originals from Nadia Ksaiba, Hot Natured, LUXRY & Daniel Avery plus remixes by Diamond Cut, Grafton Primary, GRUM, Jonas Rathsman, PIXELATED and many more. Extra special shout out goes to the artists/labels/management who helped out with a few exclusives (Kaytranada’s remix of “Perfect Form” by Cyril Hahn and Joe Goddard’s remix of “Everything You Never Had” by Breach).
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I. Love. Blende.
Out yesterday on Win Music, “Rikki” has huge vocals, disco grooves and a feel good vibe that I just don’t feel often enough in music anymore. This is the type of song that everyone on the dancefloor drunkenly sings along to at 2 am and you put on repeat during roadtrips with your best friend. If music like Blende’s was on the radio…I might actually listen to the radio. Instant classic and my new disco anthem for fall.
If there’s anyone who knows how to disco, it’s DCUP. Melbourne’s DCUP returns with another slice of infectious power disco entitled “Don’t Be Shy” featuring the always fantastic Mereki. Mereki’s vocals are an excellent match with DCUP’s production style. Her vocal style on “Don’t Be Shy” is a nod to throwback New Wave R&B artists like Exposé & Nu Shooz. The track also blends in elements of classic disco along with modern day disco & house making “Don’t Be Shy” a red hot, can’t miss dance track.
“Don’t Be Shy” EP [iTunes]
1. DCUP – Don’t Be Shy
2. DCUP – Don’t Be Shy (Wave Racer Remix)
3. DCUP – Don’t Be Shy (Tyler Touche Remix)
4. DCUP – Don’t Be Shy (Boys Get Hurt Remix)
5. DCUP – Don’t Be Shy (Slumberjack Remix)
It’s Thursday, which means another 10 free tracks to put in your pocket from your friends here at GDD™. This week, aRod and I have gathered a diverse selection for you with originals, remixes, and edits all making an appearance. Make sure to hit the zip downloads to grab them all and feel free to browse by previewing each track on the Soundcloud players below.
Today we’ve got the premiere of Luke Million’s shiny new remix of “Deja Vu” by Moullinex. Luke Million remixing Moullinex is almost too much for our electroselves to handle. It’s a big room electro disco sound that harks back to a time before nu disco was even a thing…a time when this style of pulsating, driving dance music dominated our lives (a la 2009 era Grum & Lifelike). It’s a welcomed sound free of fluff but full of energy. We welcome this “Deja Vu” with open arms.
And if we can talk about Mr. Luke Million for a second (I mean, c’mon…that hair is certainly worth a mention just on its own) – be on the lookout for his upcoming “Midnight Galaxy” EP featuring two original tracks plus remixes by Poupon, Den Hetrix, Pete Herbert and the aforementioned Grum.