After nearly 10 years of composing and playing guitar/keyboards for the band Lotus, Luke Miller, aka Luke the Knife, turns his diverse musical skills and experience towards the DJ booth to revive a more organic funk and disco sound in the scene. With his extensive catalog of remixes and re-edits, he has been building a brand fit for the modern dance floor, much like his groovy jam band roots. Luke now gives us a guest mix that packages his tasteful nu-disco style into an impressive feel-good offering that includes many of his own stand-out edits, along with great tracks like Classixx’s remix of Panama’s “Always,” and the Treasure Fingers remix of “Without You” by Dillon Francis ft. TEED, among others. Download/Listen to the mix below and don’t miss his DJ sets or live performances that incorporate guitar, keys, guest drummers, percussionists, and a saxophonist.
Today, the Melbourne-based producer/DJ, DCUP, releases his new single, “Someone Told Me,” alongside remixes from La Felix, Flexcop, Space Jump Salute and Backstroke. In celebration of this release, we’ve been given the green light to give you a first listen on a stand-out rendition of the slow-burning disco groover. The newcomer, La Felix, brings a fresh arrangement and a funkier edge to “Someone Told Me,” while channeling a bit of Daft Punk/Chromeo with vocoder work. Listen below and purchase the release on iTunes.
New York-based vocalist, Alison Valentine, will be releasing her anticipated debut EP, Swimming Pool Sounds, this spring after garnering some substantial buzz over the past year with support incoming from all directions including play on BBC Radio 1 and nice words from The Fader and Nylon Magazine. In advance of the EP release, Valentine has teased the first single, “Curious,” along with this remix below from longtime GDD™ favorite, Shinichi Osawa.
While you might remember past remixes and originals from Shinichi shaking your walls with his brand of Electro-meets-Rock madness, the remix he’s put together for Valentine’s “Curious” is all vibes, with shimmering Nu Disco synths and a thick bassline that rolls on throughout while Valentine’s vocals sit neatly atop. Keep an eye out for Valentine’s EP out this spring as well as more Disco-influenced productions from Osawa!
This Monday, Finnish feel-good tunesmith, Lenno, will be releasing a remix EP for Never Stop — the 4-track EP that came out in early November on NYC-based imprint, Heavy Roc Music, run by The Knocks‘ B-Roc. On board for the remix release is the young gun and GDD™ homie, Durante, who has completely flipped the title track from Lenno, adding in thick, snarling Electro synth stabs to complement Lenno’s vibey Nu Disco style for a rework that highlights the inherent abilities of Durante while not fully giving up the mojo of Lenno’s original mix. Listen first below and look out Monday for the full release.
Our friends over at Sole Bicycles Co. have teamed up with Aussie lords, Miami Horror, to feature one hell of a remix contest. The winner will not only receive a custom 1 of 1 Miami Horror X Solé Bicycle, but will also be officially featured on the gang’s digital release on their Remix EP. The song is ‘Real Slow’ and it features some quite sexy vocals and euphoric tones perfect for sipping a cocktail poolside.
Full Contest Details + Stems Can be Found HERE
Also be sure to check out Miami Horror’s Latest mixtape:
Gotta absolutely love it when our buddies, The knocks, fresh and hot out of Brooklyn drop a brand spankin’ new original. This track is amazing. It’s quite funky, dancy, and reminiscent of old school Prince. Thats definitely a recipe for a tasty jam. The EP and Single will be available Feb. 18th on Neon Gold Records, so make sure you don’t miss it! In the meantime grab the limited edition 12” vinyl available for presale now HERE
Treasure Fingers dropped off his amazing remix of Tatiana Owens‘s new track, Beautiful People, out earlier on T&A Records earlier today. It’s a quite bouncy disco-tech vibe with some amazing vocal work laced on top.
Turns out they extended their remix contest for the original track until January 14th, where the full Remix package EP, also featuring GDD bud, Them Jeans, will be released as well. Full Details HERE.
The month that keeps giving! Today we bring you the premiere of the new original “Keep On” from NYC duo Chordashian. The production explodes into powerful piano chords and a serious melodic groove fit for the club. Fans of The Magician, Ejeca, and French Express will love this one and it’s all yours for FREE!
Zander & Blair AKA Traveler continue to impress with this laid back, funk’d up remix of Mark Morrison‘s legendary tune, “Return Of The Mack.” The guys add a bit of Nu Disco vibe matched with their signature downtempo-style bass, but the kicker for me in this fantastic new rendition is the guitar. Twangy funk riffs are laid into it, making you actually forget that you’re inside of a Mark Morrison remix until the aptly placed vocal cuts bring you back to the Mack. Biggup fellas. √+
In preparation for his US tour, we here at GDD are lucky enough to have an exclusive promo mix from the groove master himself, Fred Falke. This Friday, Falke kicks off his tour with Private Label @ LURE, our newly-joined weekly event. He’ll be joined by the likes of Du Tonc and our very own Tropicool. The big guy has supplied us (and you more importantly) with an hour-long journey into the nu-disco fast lane. Grab a hold of this mix and hang on tight, and we’ll see you Friday @ the show!
1. Fred Falke – Omega Man
2. flawless / the ones
3. love theme / fred falke
4. dancing on my own( fred falke rmx )/ robyn
5. back to stay / fred falke
6. YSLM / burns X fred falke
7. the young MC(rythm masters rmx) / superfunk
8. last wave / fred falke
9. superlove (fred falke rmx) / lenny kravitz
10. reaching out (fred falke rmx) / nero
11. let it go (the knocks rmx) / dragonette
12. lift / digitalism feat M machine
13. aurora / fredfalke
14. tonight in tokyo feat luca c. (cassius remix) / jamie jones
To get on our guest list, please email RSVP@gottadancedirty.com with full names and plusses.