Penguin Prison’s latest single “Never Gets Old” just received the remix treatment from fellow New Yorkers Solidisco. The remix takes the original’s nostalgic, Funk Pop feel & steers it in a bouncier direction while still maintaining its throwback vibe. The result is a sound that has 80s movie montage written all over it. Not so much a training sequence a la “Rocky IV” or “Bloodsport” but more along the lines of something more fun like “Real Genius” or “Revenge of the Nerds”. Except, instead of it being a study montage or a let’s-turn-this-house-into-a-proper-frat, house cleaning montage, it’s the part of the movie where the nerdy kid turns cool & he’s at the height of his popularity. The montage is him & The Hot Girl doing various fun activities & ends with them walking into the school dance & tearing up the dance floor as the entire gymnasium gazes at them in awe. Boy spins girl in slow motion aaaaand fade out…
Fun times from the Solidisco crew!
“Never Gets Old” is out NOW via Downtown Records [iTunes]
Get to know newcomer Lefti a bit better with his first release, a remix of “Unreal.” The original track, a collaboration effort from Solidisco & Fireflowerz, is a huge disco tune that showcases the sounds of both parties. For his official remix, Lefti brings things a bit closer to the disco-house side of things, incorporating a bouncy bass line and some choppy vocal samples. This one is out just in time for Summer, so grab the free download now.
Lefti on Site | Soundcloud | Twitter | Free Download
New York natives Solidisco are back on the scene with trifecta of funk, dropping (3) FREE tracks in their Ready Look Choose giveaway EP. Used throughout their DJ sets this year, the EP is a fun handful of high energy disco house tracks, as well as a great way to close out the year for the duo. Enjoy!
New York’s burgeoning producer/DJ duo, Solidisco, brings a modern edge to the classic house sound, riding on the fringes of Studio 54 sensibilities. They consistently bring the funk and keep it groovy – as proven by their latest jam, “Top of the World” featuring Skyy. For this week’s GDD™ Guest Mix, Solidisco offers up a tasteful concoction of only their own originals, bootlegs, remixes, and unreleased tracks. Download/listen below and mark your calendars for Solidisco‘s remix of Mystery Skulls’ “Ghost,” featured alongside Fred Falke, Claude VonStroke, and Viceroy for a massive remix package out on February 18th.
If you’re going to put out a proper piece of Disco, make sure you dig deep into your Disco treasure chest to find the right starting point. New York duo Solidisco knew exactly where to look when producing their latest track “Top of the World”. They kept things in the New York family and used the classic label Salsoul Records as their starting point. Salsoul Records are considered by many to be Disco royalty and part of that royal family were NY Funk/Boogie outfit Skyy. Taking a sample from Skyy’s 1980 track “Here’s to You”, Solidisco create a glamorous + infectious Disco House track that will immediately make anyone slip right into happy dance mode. Good luck getting this one out of your head.
“Top of the World” is out January 24th via Ultra Records.
You can guarantee I’ll be at Boiler Room and Marquee this weekend – where will you be?
Thursday April 4th
—Boiler Room NYC with Mike Servito, House of House, Juan Maclean and Frankie Knuckles
–Cheeky Bastard Presents: Solidisco and Vails @ WIP
Friday April 5th
—Claude Von Stroke and Sleepy & Boo @ Marquee NY
–Verboten Presents: Joris Voorn, Davide Squillace, Trent Cantrelle @ Highline Ballroom
Saturday April 6th
– Rvdiovctive 004 with Mess Kid & Tony Quattro @ Tutu’s
On this somber day in the music world we’ve decided to go with a strictly Diva inspired Dirt selection. The Divas of decades past did a tremendous amount to promote dance music around the globe, and one of the true Divas of all time was definitely Donna Summer, who sadly passed away this week. There are plenty of gems in here, from Divas both past and present, and these .zips will definitely be good for those long summer Saturdays just around the corner.