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!
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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.
The young LA based label Prep School Recordings have delivered a summer-solid release to carry through this seasons warmer climate. Young guns SNBRN (formerly of No Body) and Mossberg Pump (LED) have cultivated a deeper disco vibe in this 2-track EP, capturing the sound of their Southern California-based origins and as they put are “As fresh as a poolside mojito.” The release just dropped today on Beatport and iTunes, and fans of French Express, Eskimo, and Future Boogie will be all over these tracks. Have a listen below and support these fresh faces!
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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!
While it’s tough to beat the Breakbot remix of Phoenix‘s second single from their new album, Bankrupt!, this new one from Edwin Van Cleef sure puts up a fight. Adding in a rolling bassline and some actual ocean wave samples, Edwin Van Cleef provides another rendition of the popular tune to play out at your next sunny daytime event. Download below.
“Cocktail Skies” by Real Nice is a song that’s been in heavy rotation this past month & today the song is being released digitally, exclusively via Beatport. There’s so much attitude in this song & so many emotions that it conjures up, I want to say perfect things to describe what a fantastic tune it is. But it looks like Love Not Money Records already took the liberty of doing so:
“…Now they’re back and kicking off the festival season with their latest single ‘Cocktail Skies’. Serving up a sublime slice of Nu Disco with stacks of attitude. A spacey rhodes synth swirl’s and cascade’s in and around the drops paving the way for the unforgettable melodic piano riff that will be echoing across parties worldwide throughout the summer months!”
Yes indeed. The only thing they didn’t mention: the Tupac sample! Tupac does deep disco – it probably shouldn’t work…but it most certainly does.
Released June 24th exclusively via Beatport
Released July 8th worldwide.
Power duo, Peter (aka Yuksek) & The Magician, are back with a new EP released today on the new label run by Yuksek called Partyfine. Following up their previous two EPs, Twist in 2011 and Memory in 2012, On My Brain once again shows the studio synergy between the two producers. Featuring two originals and a dub version of the title track, On My Brain makes me wish these guys released more than one EP a year. Preview the title track here, stream the EP on Spotify, and pick it up on iTunes.
Last year, the Norwegian sultan of swing Todd Terje put out one of my favorite releases that was the euphoric behemoth Inspector Norse. Terje’s follow-up this year comes in the form of Strandbar, which in Norwegian translates to ‘beach bar’. Strandbar dropped today on his Olsen imprint with three versions – Samba, Disko, and Bonus. Stream the full ‘Disko Version’ below.