Matt Hill, better known as synth composer Umberto, gives us ‘Confrontations’- a lurid album jammed with an italo-disco/soundtrack-esque mood that will make you travel into a creepy foreign landscape once your eyelids shut.
Hill’s sounds in “Confrontations” are more defined from 70’s synth pop punctuations, relatively different than his three previous and more giallo directed productions. It’s impossible not to name drop horror genre maestro Dario Argento for all the imagery in the tracks, but mix it with some flickering Giorgio Morder disco and get caught in the hypnotic road trip Umberto wants you to ride. Continue Reading
Our man in Mexico, disco + house producer Bufi, has quite the portfolio of remixes. On those remixes, his diversity shines through. Whether it’s dark disco (Little Dragon), slo-mo house (Goldroom) or a proper club tune (Hot Chip) you seek, Bufi has got you covered. This time around Bufi has a go at another compadre of ours, Viceroy. Released in late January, “Dream of Bombay” (featuring the lovely vocals of Chela), is Viceroy at his finest. Bufi takes the disco-electro, new wave sound of the original & punches it into hyperspace – interstellar disco + Hawaiian shirts in space!
“Dream of Bombay” (The Remixes) is out TODAY via Chookie [iTunes].
If there’s one thing you can say about Goldroom’s remixes, it’s that he always fully understands the emotional content of the song of the artist he is remixing and always seems to manage to take that emotion to a higher level. Whether it’s the noirish pridefulness he brought to Pat Lok’s “No Shame” or the added sexiness & solemnity he gave to Lancelot’s “We Can Dance”, Goldroom seems to value the listener’s mental state more than its physical one. It’s not that his remixes won’t make you dance. They’ll certainly make you dance but they’ll also make you dig a little deeper emotionally.
Goldroom’s latest remix of “You (Ha Ha Ha)” by UK singer/raver/dancer Charli XCX is another emotionally packed tune dealing with the heaviness of heartache. It’s an emotional heartbreaker with lots of groove.
Out February 10th via Asylum Records.
Our compadre Viceroy released a new track earlier this week. The song is called “Dream of Bombay” and it features vocals by the lovely & talented Chela. While “Dream of Bombay” still drips with Viceroy’s signature sunshine, this time around it’s less on the tropical side, hitting on a more new wave, electro-disco sound. The vocals are sweet and the sound is warm & dreamy. And just like most other Viceroy tunes, it’s catchy as hell & already making its way up the Hype Machine Popular Chart.
“Dream of Bombay” is out now via Chookie [BUY HERE] and coming soon will be remixes by Bit Funk, Alfa, Bufi & Wax Motif. And if that weren’t enough, there’s a wonderful video to accompany this fantastic tune. Yes, please. And THANK YOU.
Nobody in dance music transports their listeners to another place like our man Goldroom does. On the doorstep of Winter on the rainiest of days, the sounds of Goldroom have a way helping listeners escape to a brighter place filled with miles of melody and lush, rhythmic landscapes.
Goldroom’s new tune “Sweetness Alive” is another smooth escape to a bright, shiny place. The perfectly titled tune is filled with euphoric vibes & sweet, dreamy vocals courtesy of SLL (formerly Saint Lou Lou).
“Sweetness Alive” is out NOW. Grab this delectable ditty HERE and float away to another place.
Our man Josh Legg, aka Goldroom, is back with another fantastic remix, this time of Australian alterna-rockers Atlas Genius. Goldroom’s remix of “Back Seat” is a piece of tropical new wave nostalgia that would have fit in well on MTV’s alternative show 120 Minutes circa the mid to late-80s. Of course to be on the show, there would have to have been an accompanying video. I’m picturing something reminiscent of “Rio” by Duran Duran: A yacht, the Caribbean, white suits and for absolutely no explainable reason, body-painted vixens.
Grab the free download below and set sail…
Back in February, Electronic Rumors released Electronic Rumors Volume 1 and THE standout track on the compilation was “A Little Better” by Ride The Universe (feat. Jane Elizabeth Hanley). After months of tearing up disco dance floors all over the world with support by RAC, Jeremy Glenn, A.N.D.Y., Jupiter, Bufi, Cassian, CC Disco, Sammy Bananas, Debonair & Jowie Schulner, “A Little Better” is finally ready for its grand debut.
The single features remixes from a who’s who of disco, house, electropop & synthwave producers including Frankmusik, Pat Lok, Dublin Aunts & Melee. The remix package also includes our favorite Disco Dictator Auxiliary Tha Masterfader, featured here today. And who better to help Ride The Universe deliver that dreamy unicorn funk than our man in Amsterdam, Auxiliary Tha Masterfader!
“A Little Better” is out November 5th exclusively on Juno and out November 19th everywhere via Electronic Rumors.
“Make Believe” is the latest release from Binary family member Andrew Verner, aka Touch Tone. While Touch Tone’s fantastic first single, “Home Away From Home”, oozed with late night Summer flair, “Make Believe” offers up a more moody & dramatic Autumn feel. The drum pattern & percussion mixed with the piano & synths give the song a tropical dreamwave vibe while Alex Koons’ vocals set the mood, conjuring up a climactic, cinematic feel. SO Binary & SO GOOD.
“Make Believe” is out NOW & available in all online stores…
While Viceroy’s creed may be “Summertime, All The Time”, his latest remix of “Coming Home” by VISITOR seems to capture the essence of end of Summer/early Fall. It’s a synthpop symphony full of emotion filled lyrics, plucky beats and moody organs that isn’t so much feel good as it is just feel. It’s a dance pop anthem that will have friends & lovers weeping with emotion on the dancefloor as it soars above the crowd.
Grab the free download below and don’t miss Viceroy and the legendary Fred Falke at Control TONIGHT in Hollywood!
While it may be Winter in Australia, ’96 Bulls have perfectly captured the California Summer vibe with their new reworking of Australian hip hop artist 360. The ’96 Bulls revisit of the track “Run Alone” is a bit of a departure from the sound you’ve grown accustomed to hearing from Da Bulls. This time around the feel of the track is less dancefloor and more beachside. And they cleverly labeled the song “Cruise” on the SoundCloud player – whether it’s a bike ride on the beach or a drive up the coast, put this track on…it’s time to go cruisin’.