Think Kavinsky meets Futurecop! meets your favorite 80s TV show theme song and you might be pretty close to Swedish producer Johan Bengtsson’s retro project, Mitch Murder. Title track, “The Touch,” is genuinely lighthearted and fun, crossing over from 80s synth work into a bit of French Touch influence; also including a big time guitar solo straight out of your dad’s record collection. B-side “Race Day” could very easily be the soundtrack to a video montage of all of your favorite beach scenes from every 80s movie you’ve ever watched, or as the PR put it, “quite possibly a contender to be the title screen music to a Wave Race 64 sequel.” Sounds awesome to me. Also included in this package out today on Mad Decent‘s Jeffree’s sub-label are two remixes of the A-side from Lifelike and Nite Sprite. Download below.
Spring can now officially begin. The newaRod SpringGlo 2013 Mixis here to set the mood for the entire Spring season. From deep disco to indie-electro, from big disco to UK + deep house, this mix runs the gamut on all your favorite genres. Lustful, sleazy, bouncy vibes from the MASSIVE track list (incl. Villa, Kastle, Russ Chimes, Classixx, Ali Love & Breach, just to name a few of the fantastic many). ENJOY.
Parisian French Touch extraordinaire, Lifelike, has bequeathed an absolutely epic hour long mix full of French Touch classic jams for us this morning. It’s a gift that’s so good you would never even know to ask for it. You can tell that Lifelike really put some thought into this one and made sure to include the people responsible for the French Touch takeoff — including a handful of tracks from Bangalter‘s famous Roulé imprint as well as groovers from Fafa Monteco, Alan Braxe, and Paul Johnson.
For those of you that were lucky enough to catch Fred Falke‘s set at Pacific Festival in Orange County this year, you’d probably say that he was an easy top 3 performance of the entire day. Unfortunately, I was at the merch booth slanging out tank tops and t-shirts, so I only got to catch about 10 minutes of his auditory delight, but that longing will be fulfilled this Friday as the Berlin-born, France-based producer comes to the Avalon alongside fellow French Touch master, Lifelike, and a live performance from Anoraak. Leave your fist-pumping homies at home for this one.
Please RSVP names to JONAH@GOTTADANCEDIRTY.COM to be on our discount guestlist for the evening. All names must be submitted by 5:30PM on Friday.
$15 before 11PM
9:30-11:00PM : Social Cues
11:00-12:00AM : Anoraak (Live)
12:00-1:30AM : Lifelike
1:30-3:00AM : Fred Falke
3:00AM-Close : Social Cues
Amazing video of ‘8:08 At The Beach’ at Pacific Festival in August.
French DiscoWave producer, LIFELIKE, adds to his remarkable list of remixes with two brand new remixes of Chromeo & Australian brother/sister duo Voltaire Twins. LIFELIKE takes takes both of the original synth pop jams and adds his signature French touch, walking that smooth + sexy line between nu-disco & new wave.
Truth be told, I’m pretty overdue for a post, but just when I was about to serve up a couple of new remixes from France’s Lifelike, I took notice of a Swedish producer by the name of Le Prix that he was following on SoundCloud. Safe to say that if you’re a Lifelike fan, you’re going to love Le Prix. Listen to his latest remix and his new EP after ze jump. Continue Reading
It’s a French takeover tomorrow night at the Avalon ladies and gentlemen. The man, the legend, Alan Braxe, will be headlining the night along with the groovy Lifelike and the always entertaining Minitel Rose. It’s going to be a night of Parisian pleasures and feel-good French house, so head on out for this big time event.
Please RSVP names to JONAH@GOTTADANCEDIRTY.COM to be on our discount ticket list for the evening. All names must be submitted before 5:30PM tomorrow night!
Pricing: Back to where I know you all like it! $10 before 11PM!
Debonair DJ Alex Frederick sent over his latest mix entitled “Bright Nights SF”, a half-hour love letter to French nu disco and indie electro. Be sure to catch his set next month as half of Bad Neighbors at San Francisco’s very own HARD SF.
01. Axxe – S.A.T.U.R.D.A.Y. Night (Neon Workout Mix) 02. DCUP – Style (Rainbows of Death Remix) 03.Electra 80 – Rock This Town (Lifelike Remix) 04. Phonat – Set Me Free (Louis La Rouche Reconstruction Mix) 05. Outlander – The Vamp (Strip Steve Mongoloid Remix) 06. Titan – Star-t (Night Drugs Remix) 07. Mika – Blame It On The Girls (Not On The Starsmith Remix) 08. Dragonette – Pick Up The Phone (Michael Van She Remix) 09. Fierce City – La Musique Fantastique 10. Strip Steve – Breakin’ 11. The Presets – This Boy’s In Love (KIM Remix)