Holy Ghost! are back with their first release since their cover of Ministry’s “I Wanted To Tell Her”all the way back in late 2011. Holy Ghost! always deliver their music with precision and style and their latest track “It Gets Dark” is no exception. The sinister Peter Hook-style bassline gives the song its darkwave feel while still maintaining that signature Holy Ghost! disco-jam bounce. Queue this track as you walk down into the smoke-filled underground disco.
Pick up the limited 12″ HERE or the digital version HERE courtesy of the eternally cool DFA Records.
The 4-piece Disco convergence known as Midnight Magic will be releasing their new EP, What The Eyes Can’t See, on Midnight Sounds on April 3rd, and to celebrate the upcoming 6-track project, the group has offered up a remix of their massive 2011 hit, ‘Drop Me A Line,’ from fellow Brooklyn groovers, Holy Ghost! It’s full of Nu Disco-ey goodness and instantly made me think of a Tropicool beachside set — perfect for the rapidly approaching summer here in Los Angeles. Download it for free and if you’re planning on being in New York on March 24th, catch Midnight Magic performing all of their goodies live at the Brooklyn Bowl.
I love 3 day weekends. It always feels like I have 2 Fridays and Monday feels like Sunday. Couldn’t ask for anything better than that. On that note, the GDD™ crew will be heading out to Drai’s in Hollywood tonight for a DJ set from DFA Records‘ Holy Ghost! and some Sunday Funday antics. If you have yet to come out to Drai’s on a Dim Mak Sunday so far, this would be a perfect time to come check it out. Dress sharp you good lookin’ kids.
Dimitri From Paris has been a part of the dance music scene for a long, long time. When a new remix of his comes out and it has a throwback sound, you can bet your sweet ass he was there for the original experience when that throwback sound was fresh and new.
Like most Holy Ghost! tracks, “I Wanted to Tell Her” has a dark disco feel, the kind of track you might hear at your favorite seedy club right before a bar fight breaks out. On the brighter side, German producer PWNDTIAC recently edited/remixed “I Wanted to Tell Her” and gives the track a bit more of a bubbly bounce while still maintaining the grit of the original. This crispy, handclap-happy remix is available for free download below. Jump on it!
And be sure to check out the PWNDTIAC SoundCloud page (particularly the amazing Horsepower EP). You won’t be disappointed!
It’s about time that NYC-based Holy Ghost! got to headline their own tour. After opening up for the likes of LCD Soundsystem, Cut Copy, and Chromeo as well as releasing their incredible debut album on DFA Records this year, the dynamic duo is well-deserving of the 20-date tour that they’ll be embarking on this October and November. In addition to the upcoming North American jaunt where they’ll be accompanied by Jessica 6, Midnight Magic, and Eli Escobar, Holy Ghost! has teamed up with Austrian producer Wolfram to put together the latest single, ‘Hold My Breath,’ which will be released as an EP on October 17th complete with remixes from Tiger & Woods, Cosmic Kids, and Falty DL. Feast your eyes on another great music video from director Ben Fries, and check tour dates below for a stop near you.
Fall Tour Dates
10/29 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
10/30 – Orono, ME – University of Maine
10/31 – Montreal, QC – Belmont on the Boulevard
11/01 – Toronto, ON – 69 Bathurst
11/03 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
11/04 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
11/05 – Chicago, IL – Double Door
11/08 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
11/09 – Portland, OR – Holocene
11/10 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
11/11 – Los Angeles, CA – Music Box
11/13 – San Diego, CA – Voyeur Night Club
11/16 – Dallas, TX – Prophet Bar
11/17 – Austin, TX – The Parish
11/18 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
11/19 – New Orleans, LA – Parish @ House of Blues
11/21 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
11/23 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
11/25 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
11/26 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
Foamy and frothy jams for those who get bloated easily. Another installment for that epic beach day or sensual shag session. Peace and Love.
“The waves ≠ raves consists of hand-picked gems that inspire us, tickling and tempting our creative juices. Some are old, some are new, but it is what we are listening to now. They are groovey, flowing, and sun-kissed just like that perfect wave. They are uplifting and guaranteed to put a smile on your face. They sound the best with a babe in one hand, a cold brewski in the other, and the sand beneath your feet. Stay Dreamy.”
There’s something about the piano riff in Holy Ghost’s“Wait & See” which seems to trigger some sort of Pavlovian response that makes me want to run out and find the nearest pool party every time I hear it. Whether it’s being used as the cornerstone of a track or is just being used as a faint timbre, that signature riff adds its golden touch to several of the recently released remixes of “Wait & See”. This package includes can’t miss remixes by CFCF (free download here), Kris Menace & Flight Facilities (featured last month here).
Also featured in this heavyweight remix package is a double dose of electronic music legends: Moby and Richard X.Moby classes things up with an added guitar riff and some soaring strings while Richard X takes the original into new electropop territory.
Not only is “Wait & See” easily one of the top tracks of 2011, but this remix package, which reads like an All-NBA Team, is also going to be a tough one to top. “Wait & See” (Remixes) is out now on DFA Records.
Here’s a delicious disco dish for you. Take two big name producers, Kris Menace + KoweSix and add them together to make Black Van. Mix in the vocal stylings of disco darlings Holy Ghost! Then top it all off with a remix by Aeroplane. The result: some serious “Moments of Excellence”. ”Moments of Excellence” surfaced as an instrumental in 2010 and will be released on April 29th via Permanent Vacation with the aforementioned vocal treatment by Holy Ghost! The release will feature a remix by none other than Aeroplane himself, who switches gears from his normal cosmic disco sound and takes a darker & more cinematic approach with his treatment of “Moments of Excellence”. Big moments all around.