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.
Just in time for the Winter Music Conference in Miami, the crew at Toolroom Records has put together a doozy of a compliation album. 9 cuts from Cyclist, 5 Reasons, Boys Get Hurtand more make up a seriously groovy pool party arsenal. From more laidback vibes from Framewerk, to bigger dance sounds from LeSonic & Matvey, this album will keep you going from front to back. Listen below, and lets get stoked for WMC!
Get to know newcomer Lefti a bit better with his first release, a remix of “Unreal.” The original track, a collaboration effort from Solidisco & Fireflowerz, is a huge disco tune that showcases the sounds of both parties. For his official remix, Lefti brings things a bit closer to the disco-house side of things, incorporating a bouncy bass line and some choppy vocal samples. This one is out just in time for Summer, so grab the free download now.
Another Miami duo in the house, today. Dude Skywalker has been makes a seriously groovy disco house record. They’ve packaged up their latest two for a slick EP release, appropriately titled the “I’m The Dude” EP. One side disco, one side funk — I have a feeling both of these tracks will be sneaking their way into many-a-laidback house sets over the coming months. Grab a cool White Russian and kick back to the sounds of Dude Skywalker.
I’ve been sorting through the onslaught of Odeszaremixes for the past 48, and I can say with confidence that this one has seriously struck a chord. Haywyrenails his take on the popular track “All We Need,” and reverts to the groovier side of his production spectrum. After two hard hitting tracks — Insight and Everchanging — it’s refreshing to see a little step back to a more funk/disco and dance-centric sound. Let these bounce inducing synths pave the way to the weekend, y’all. Oh, free download too!
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.
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.
If you’ve had your ear to the electronic music floor this past year, you’re well aware that it’s the era of the Dirtybird. This tight knit crew of house/tech/disco madness has risen to the spotlight, and during this rise has brought us Justin Jay. This 21-year-old Los Angeles native already has an unbelievable discography and track record, and shows no signs of slowing. The video above is his hour-long set for Mixmag Los Angeles, and it’s just a taste of what he brings to the electronic arena.
Our man Le Youth is one of our favorite music makers. He’s an old soul with modern flair. He’s developed a sound that always manages to simultaneously sound classic AND fresh. And he always pulls it off with miles of style. Le Youth is back at it again with his latest track, “T O U C H”, a track that House heads, Disco lovers & pretty much any dance floor freak out there will no doubt fall in love with. With a vocal to die for & a beat that sounds good in any era, “T O U C H” will most certainly touch you in all the right places.
Samba meets Jazz meets Funk meets Sunshine in the newest compilation series from the Los Angeles based label Chit Chat Records. It features some familiar names; Poolside, Fatnotronic (Gorky from Bonde Do Role + friend Phillip), Daniel T. (Cosmic Kids), and TonyAdams, as well as their interpretations of some v rare Brazilian Boogie jams. Infinity pool day dreams and scanty one pieced females drift in and out of palm tree shadows as these four producers work their magic to bring you an innately unique musical experience. Set to be released early 2015, this vinyl ought to be the perfect addition to any connoisseur’s collection. Stay tuned!