Seth Haley AKA Com Truise is far from your average electronic music producer. A member of the Ghostly International family, Com Truise has gone through multiple styles, sounds, and pseudonyms for the better part of the decade; taking influence from the brilliance of Joy Division and New Order. Over the years Haley has developed a sound which he describes as “mid-fi synth-wave, slow-motion funk,” and after 3 EP releases, he’s gathered up 13 additional tracks that have either gone unreleased or used only as demos — until now. Continue Reading
Now THIS is the disco I’ve been searching for. Dutch disco producer Auxiliary Tha Masterfader is serving up a brand of disco with some serious attitude. If people would just shut the fuck up already about EDM, Swedish House Mafia & Paris Hilton and focus on something actually worth talking about, you know like good disco music…then maybe guys like Auxiliary tha Masterfader & his fantastic new Electric Disco EP would get the exposure + notoriety they deserve.
The Electric Disco EP is disco with balls. It’s edgy enough for a 4am late night drive yet still maintains a solid dance floor vibe throughout with elements of classic disco, italo, synth pop, new wave + 80s funk. It’s well produced, multi-layered, modern/retro disco at its finest.
The Electric Disco EP (also featuring reworks by the always brilliant Cosmonauts) is available now exclusively on Beatport via On The Fruit Records and will be available everywhere July 2nd.
One glance at the tracklist below and you’ll realize that this mixtape has a different kind of dirty dancing to offer up. It’s a mix full of seductive Summer sounds that will accompany you during those times when a bad decision is the right decision. It’s Summertime mystery + sunshine bliss…laid back, sexed up vibes wrapped up + ready to be the soundtrack to your sleazy Summer.
Ellie Goulding – High For This [Weeknd Cover]
Jai Paul – Jasmine
Vanilla – Still Love U
Kindness – House [Them Jeans Remix]
The KDMS – Your Love is Right
Beach House – Lazuli
Goldroom – Fifteen [Freak You Remix]
Touch Tone – Home Away From Home [Benedikt Hammer Remix]
Justin Martin – Don’t Go
Slow Magic & Beat Culture – Once
Paradis – Je m’ennuie
Van She – Jamaica
Chromatics – Back From The Grave
M83 – Reunion [Naked & Famous Remix]
Los Angeles-based folk/electronic band, DWNTWN, have just put out their latest single, ‘See My Eyes,’ on the most recent Kitsuné America compilation, and today, the duo from Caen, France known as BeatauCue have added their own spin on the original. It’s a beautiful take on DWNTWN’s production — reminiscent of something that Kaskade might play to thousands of happy fans just before sunset. If you’re in LA, DWNTWN will be playing live on June 25th at Bardot in Hollywood, so head on over to their Facebook for ticket information as well as the latest on all of their releases including their next EP which will feature four new original tracks.
My most recent music discovery is the beat maker from Frisco, Charlie Yin aka Giraffage, who specializes in dreamy, chilled-out jams. He has a hip-hop 808 feel to his tracks, but he brings in other ambient and textural sounds that fill in the gaps to provoke more of an emotional response. I really enjoy some of the mellower electronic music, and Giraffage hits the nail on the head with these blissful tracks after the jump.
GDD™ takes great pleasure in introducing you to Main Course, a label, PR firm, and all-around fantastic concept with the aim of “releasing high quality music for free to those that will listen.” While this may seem generous beyond belief, don’t forgot that the releases “are also available for puchase via Beatport, and iTunes for those who want to support the artists financially.” They say “more than anything, we just want the music to be heard and shared with everyone.” What a lovely bunch of lads they are!
Their first release comes from enigmatic young upstarts known only as The Slow Waves. The EP offers up two distinct offerings. The A-side, Underbelly, reminds me of melancholic New Order sans vocals. Undertow makes me think of Explosions in the Sky, if Explosions in the Sky were from Malibu instead of Texas. Have a listen to the tracks after the jump, download for free, and if you and your credit card are so inclined throw the artists a bone or two and purchase these two quality tunes! Also check out the stellar video for Undertow! Continue Reading
Start the weekend early with this uplifting new remix of Futurecop!& Keenhouse‘s ’The Only Way’ from Brooklyn’s GRVRBBRS. Jovial synth leads married with breezy vocals make this one a must-add to that Sunshine Playlist that you’re putting together. Pick up The Adverntures of Star Pony EP on iTunes here!
Binary’s newest family member, Touch Tone, has a brand new track out today and the song perfectly encapsulates what we’ve grown to love about Binary over the years: beautifully crafted, multi-textured, dreamy dance music. ”Home Away From Home” captures that Binary sound perfectly with smooth, catchy vocals and piano house flair. It’s a combination of sounds influenced and defined by the late Summer night, downtown LA skyline that has become a symbol for Binary and now, it’s newest addition, Touch Tone.
Earlier this week, UK producers, Futurecop!, released their much anticipated music video for “The Only Way.” Starring members of the Parks and Recreations cast, as well as Jon Lajoie from the hit series “The League,” the video tells the comedic story of a boy who falls in love with a mannequin. A love story behind a backdrop of unicorns, miniature golf, and 1980′s visuals is the perfect compliment for the synth-heavy and dream-inducing melodies of Futurecop!.
Find out about “We Are The Future” compilation + a mix after the jump!
French duo, Walter Sobcek, just sent over their newest original production, ‘Hollywood Cries,’ and I have to say that it’s really hitting the spot after a long, party-filled weekend out in the desert for Coachella. Electronic Pop mixed with Dreamwavey guitars is the best way I can explain it, but I’ll let you decide for yourselves. Keep an eye out for these two. Continue Reading