I. Love. Blende.
Out yesterday on Win Music, “Rikki” has huge vocals, disco grooves and a feel good vibe that I just don’t feel often enough in music anymore. This is the type of song that everyone on the dancefloor drunkenly sings along to at 2 am and you put on repeat during roadtrips with your best friend. If music like Blende’s was on the radio…I might actually listen to the radio. Instant classic and my new disco anthem for fall.
Hope all y’all have some dirty, sexy plans for later tonight and this weekend If you’re still looking for places to go and things to do, I highly recommend this weeks picks! Get your dance on.
Thursday February 14th
– Casablanca Records presents The Aston Shuffle and Blende @ The DL
Friday February 15th
–Loco Dice and Willie Graff @ Output
–Verboten presents Fur Coat, Robert James and Richy Ahmed at SRB Brooklyn
Saturday February 16th
–Generation Wild Tour with Deniz Koyu, dBerrie, Danny Avila and Mikael Weermets at Webster Hall
Sunday February 17th
–BLKmarket Membership presents: Sasha, Taimur & Fahad @ Output
Happy Holidays from Blende!
The UK based nu-disco wizard Blende has just released the 3rd installment of his “Blende Edits” – this time revamping classics by ZZ Top, Earth, Wind & Fire, Hashim ft. Jai Sims, and Anne Clark. Grab them all below, and read on for the personal note!
…read the track descriptions by Blende himself! (after the jump) Continue Reading
Today marks a huge release for the London-based Swede known as BLENDE. Out now on Eskimo Recordings, “Fake Love” showcases anthemic vocals from Rebecca (Rebecca & Fiona). The EP also features incredible remixes from Villa, The Living Islands and Chordashian – already gaining widespread support from the likes of Aeroplane, The Magician, Dmitri from Paris, Mighty Mouse, and many more. To kick off its premiere, we have the Villa Remix as an exclusive FREE download, as well as (3) european ‘Mini-tour release party’ dates in Stockholm, Ghent, and London…
More Info, Free Download and Tour Dates (after the jump) Continue Reading
After an affable reaction to his first 4-pack of free edits, London-based Electro/Disco producer, Blende, has just put out another 4 in Blende Edits Volume 2, taking old tracks from the likes of Blondie and Milton Wright and reinventing them strictly for the dancefloor. All 4 edits are ready for download and definitely worthy of a listen, so pick them all up below! Continue Reading
London-based genre-masher, Blende, has put together an interesting ‘Edits Edition’ for his monthly mix series this March, with a tracklist of 70s and 80s jams with a new twist. He’s included his own edits of classic tracks from Prince, Blondie, Yes, and more, providing for a funky, Disco, Soul mixtape that has a little something for everybody. See what he had to say about it and grab the download below. Continue Reading
This past week, Scotland’s own Polymath had his Rock The Turbine/Fragile Breaks EP released on Mortar & Pestle (label project of Dolby Anol). I was blown away not just because its another great Polymath release but more importantly because the remixes are just as amazing as they are diverse. My favor goes to ‘Fragile Breaks,’ which not only is a great techno original but the two remixes by Blende and Africa are pure gold. Blende takes it into an overdrive of filter electro at its finest, while Mortar & Pestle’s very own Africa drops the tempo by about 20 bpm and heads straight into a runaway scene from Miami Vice. LINKS FIXED, SORRY!
Polymath – Fragile Breaks (Blende Remix) √+
Polymath – Fragile Breaks (Africa Remix) √+
Say Dubai – Bum (Polymath Remix) √+