Another month, and another fixtape from our friends over at Solé Bicycles. This time they chose French Horn Rebellion to head the tape. They are two brothers that were born in Milwaukee & currently reside in Brooklyn. When Robert told the Chicago Civic Orchestra to F off, he created French Horn Rebellion and decided to lay down his own funky beats instead. It was a great move, as the sounds speak for themselves. This tape is very intricate & lively. There is never a dull moment, nor an instrument forgotten. We can’t wait to see what the boys come up with next. Now speed off into the future and get immersed in the weird, weird world around you.
Australia’s RÜFÜS have released a preview for the first single off their upcoming debut record, ATLAS, packed with all the essential down under vibes that have boosted their name into the dance music scene. If this jazzy driving dance tune is any indication as to what the finished album will sound like, the sounds of summer will be bottled up perfectly in 11 track fashion. For those who want more than just the anticipatory snippet, “Sundream” is available in it’s entirety for those who pre-order their freshmen LP on iTunes although the U.S. store does not currently carry the project yet.
Recently, we stumbled upon the musical goldmine that is The Golden Pony‘s soundcloud page. With several indie dance and disco remixes and more than a few for free download this is definitely the spot for some prime summer tunes. Our favorite however was their upbeat and dancey take on the fantastic “Global Concepts” by Robert DeLong. This funky afroed duo definitely know how to set the mood for epic Brooklyn summer parties, take a listen below and catch them tonight at Le Baron for Just Kids!
THE GOLDEN PONY:
Every dance track you have read about or will read about this season will claim to be THE Summertime song. But no song has captured the full spirit of Summer the way Body Language’s “Well Absolutely” has done. ”Well Absolutely” has upbeat, sexy + soulful vibrations throughout, enough to crossover into any & every disco, indie, house & electropop Summer playlist.
The full length album by Body Language, entitled “Grammar” will be out in September. In the meantime, “Well Absolutely” is out NOW via Lavish Habits (BUY). And don’t forget to check out the equally vibrant video below!
We’ve been loving Portugal. The Man‘s latest album, Evil Friends, since its release on Atlantic in late May, so it was a pleasant surprise this morning to learn that fellow Indie group, Passion Pit, had given the single, “Purple Yellow Red & Blue,” a makeover — creating a more danceable version with a constant beat and keys thrown in the mix. Stream below and download it for free via Samsung.
In honor of their upcoming show at Camp Bisco on Saturday, our buds from Auto Body recently tried their hands at remixing one of the great classics, Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams.” The result is this shining melodic nu disco take with just a flavor of indie dance. Grab the DL on their Facebook page and make sure to check them out this weekend at Camp Bisco’s Label Tent at 6:15pm!
Artwork by Jason Slade
Summer is in full swing, and after a huge 4th of July weekend what better than to keep the vibes rolling along with a new one from our GDD fav Viceroy! This time, the SF-based wonder churns out an official remix for Maroon 5‘s new single “Love Somebody.” This one reminds me of earlier indie-dance tracks we used to love from the likes of Grum and Fred Falke. Get your hands on it below!
Another Month, another Solé Bicycles fixtape mix, another reason to be excited on this Monday that is currently being ruled by the marine layer floating just over my house. But fear not, rain or shine, Zimmer has concocted the ideal ingredients to put some funk in your phalanges and keep your mood sunny no matter what the weatherman says. The first half of the tape consists of rarities & new jams residing in the disco territory as the tape progresses things and gets a bit more housey. Dig in & vibe on, this one feels very good.
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My favorite psyche-rock experimental group, American Royalty, is preparing for their massive release of the ‘Prismatic Remixes EP’ out July 9th on Guns In the Sun Records, featuring the likes of Jerome LOL, Kaytranada, Urulu, Steffi Graf, Drop the Lime, & Romaj. The amount of up-and-coming talent associated with this EP is downright ridiculous. Grab your knickers, fill up some chi chi, and get ready for the boogie woogie. First up is the deep funk mix by wonder duo Steffi Graf with just the right amount of vocal interlude right in the middle. Groove with your hips and talk with your hands.
Hot on the heels of one of the hottest dance tracks of the moment, “Desert Night”, RÜFÜS unleashes a heavy cargo of remixes featuring a who’s who of proper House producers. With five sure fire remixes by Jesse Rose, Motez, Victor Lassance, James Curd & Avon Stringer, you’ll have no problem shifting the mood to whatever is feelin’ right. The “Desert Night” remixes have got you covered.
“Desert Night” is available on iTunes June 21st (Pre order HERE). ”Desert Night” is the 2nd single from ATLAS, the debut album from RÜFÜS. Available in Australia August 9th on Sweat it Out.