The French lord, otherwise known as Yuksek, has bestowed quite the composition of musical bliss upon us. He comes at us with a slew of timeless gems from the past, along with some tunes from the future, including his remixes of ‘Empire of the Sun – DNA’, & ‘Black Yaya – Paint A Smile On Me’ out on Partyfine now. The overall vibe of this tape encapsulates the end of our summer here perfectly. Euphoric tones & strong beating rhythms drive us strait into fall. Thanks to Solé Bicycles for yet another gem of a mixtape.
It’s a beautiful Friday no matter where you are today. Why? Because its the weekend, baby. Our good friend and my fellow Dim Mak resident Fashen just released his second installment for his Felicity mix series, an hour long drive into nu disco and indie dance. The tracklisting (below) has an all-star cast of tracks, guaranteed to make this one an essential to get you through the day or start up the night. The weekend is here!
1. Daddy’s Money (Follow Me Remix) – Johnny Stimson
2. Together (Punks Jump Up Remix) – Reflex
3. Midnight (Grum Remix) – Luke Million
4. Hold On, We’re Going Home (TJR Refix) – Drake
5. Mogadisco – JBAG
6. Without You feat. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Dillon Francis
7. On Holiday – Hey Champ
8. Over Your Shoulder – Chromeo
9. De Ja Vu (Luke Million Remix) – Moullinex
10. Moments (Jay Lamar & Jesse Oliver Remix) – The Supermen Lovers
11. Breathe – Anna Lunoe
12. Celebrate – Empire of the Sun
13. Moontan Nocturnal (Grafton Primary Remix) – Crooked Colours
14. Explora – DJ DLG
15. Trying To Be Cool (A-Trak Remix) – Phoenix
16. Melancholia (Kamp! remix) – Rebeka
17. Give You Up feat. KLP (Yuksek Remix) – Le Crayon
18. DNA (Alex Metric Remix) – Empire of the Sun
19. Rollercoaster feat. Sam Frank – Skream
20. See Right Through (Yaaman Remix) – Tensnake Ft. Fiora
21. Romanticise (Gold Fields Remix) – Chela
22. Kaleidoscope (Psychemagik Remix) – Mirror People
23. Git It (Kolombo Remix) – Them Jeans
Prep School Recordings introduces new artist The Supertraxxe with their self-titled EP, coming via digital retailers on Tuesday, October 8th. The Supertraxxe’s funk-infused take on indie dance is fresh and infectious, pairing classic disco elements with modern synth grit. Get into the groove and see for yourself. In celebration for the forthcoming release, we present you the first giveaway track entitled ‘Revival Pt. 1′ – fans of Oliver, Justice and Disclosure will be all over this one!
Brookyln’s Follow Me step up to the plate to bring you a dance floor amplified rendition of Johnny Stimson‘s funky record, “Daddy’s Money.” The goal was to create something that allowed them to get back to more of an 80′s sound, a sound that originally boosted them into the spotlight. What comes to fruition is a funkadelic track that tells the tale of a burned out female that’s strapped for cash and impossible to please after Daddy’s money runs dry, something Gen. Y’ers are experiencing all to frequently.
Our friends over at the LA based Prep School Recordings welcome back the nu-disco artist SNBRN with his follow up “Sandy Shoes” EP, released today on Beatport. The summery vibe continues with two new original tracks, and this time SNBRN’s bringing vocalists Andrew Farr and Chris Hess of SWIMM along with him. These tracks capture a great way to send off the summer vibes and I’ve personally supported these tracks in sets to match that mood. Check them out below and keep everyones favorite season alive
Once dubbed by the holy Pete Tong as “Brazil’s answer to Daft Punk,” the latin synth lords are at it again with almost an hour of music for the already famous Solé Bicycles: Fixtape Series. This tape in particular is a great collection of italio-disco with heavy synth chords, jazzy percussion, and funky basslines. I feel like I’m in a late 80s dancehall taking crazy pills and wearing pants that match the wallpaper in your grandma’s bathroom; which is a GREAT thing. As always, the production & selection onfthe mix is sublime. Thank you, The Twelves, we’re always itching for more.
Tracklisting can be found HERE
The San Francisco based POPGANG Records is pleased to announce “Morning Light”, the first single from bay area jackin’ balearic deep house producer Light Echo. Warm analog synths and vocoders drive the classic yet modern disco vibes of the release.. Additionally, The EP features a tropical B-side re-dub from Light Echo, an Indie Dance remix from POPGANG records bosses, Manics; and a blissed out deep cut from Fritz Carlton to close out the release. Listen below and pick up the EP today on Beatport!
Our bud Goldroom has put together a touching cover of Elliott Smith‘s “St. Ides Heaven” on his Soundcloud today, adding in a bit of Nu Disco feel to the track from the late singer’s 1995 self-titled album.
Goldroom explains, “Elliott Smith is one of my songwriting idols, simple as that. Sometimes I really feel like the emotional songwriting part of music gets a bit lost within the dance music world, which was a big reason I picked this amazing song to cover. I just wanted to try and do my best to honor such a great musician and one of my favorite songs.” Listen and download below.
One of our favorite Aussies Felix Bloxsom aka Plastic Plates has just created another summertime heater in his newest remix for The Aston Shuffle. We’re excited to have been given the exclusive premiere of this to the blogosphere today, and your ears should be too! Felix always delivers and his production rings true once again… listen below!
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.