If you haven’t realized that The Magician‘s Magic Tapes are the best places to find the most buzzing up and coming Indie Dance and Nu Disco by now, then let this twenty-third edition of the ongoing series be the launchpad for your newly found love. As always, hop on the Soundcloud thread to try and put together the tracklist!
The crusader of cool, Mr. Chris Malinchak just polished off the finishing touches on his 3rd studio EP from the awesome French label, French Express. The label happens to be home to feel-good kings and GDD™ favorites: Jonas Rathsman, Perseus, & Moonboots to name a few. Chris’ new album features 5 tracks bringing back the funk while offering just the right amount of diversity. The title track “There I Was (Again)” is absolutely amazing, but I have to say my loyalty lies with “Fuego”, the track that was featured on The Magician‘s previous Magic Tape. Check out streaming of the entire EP after the jump!
Chicago is the home of House music, and the mysterious producer from the Windy City known as Rogue Vogue knows his roots. I first heard of RV last June when he sent out his two summertime House anthems, ‘Breezy’ and ‘Sunshine’n,’ and since then I’d been curious as to what he’s been up to. As it turns out, he’s still making great House jams, like his latest remix of Australian Synthpoppers, Radio Ink, which was recently featured on the latest ‘Magic Tape Twenty-One‘ put together by none other than The Magician. Give it a listen below. √+Continue Reading
As the weather inches closer to summer, disco dictator & good times engineer, Tropicool, has finely crafted yet another mixtape certain to tickle your sweetest loins from the inside out. The funk phenomenon and sun-kissed feel-good tunes aren’t going anywhere fast, because summer is always somewhere. Grab your frostiest mug and fill it up with the golden gooch. The Myrts are waiting.
French Express has come out with yet another great tropical disco release from the rising star that is Perseus. With consistent support from The Magician, it’s hard not to take notice of the deep grooves and vocals that lead to a musical addiction. Listen, download, and enjoy in the artwork above.
It’s everybody’s favorite time of the month: Magic Tape time. Stephen Fasano (aka The Magician) is to mixtapes what Pete Tong is to weekly radio shows. If a top notch artist wants his or her latest track to be heard + delivered in the coolest way possible, this is who they turn to. Magic Tape Twenty One is another beautifully crafted mix of all that is fresh + new in the realm of deep, groovey, spacey, Balearic, tropical, heavenly disco + house featuring new tunes/remixes by Perseus, Little Boots, Tensnake, Jacques Renault, Ladyhawke, Treasure Fingers and many more.
If your newest remix appears on the latest mixtapes from The Magician AND Aeroplane, then by golly, you must be doing something right. Maxxi Soundsystem’s remix of “Shopping Cart” by Parallel Dance Ensemble is doing double duty this month on both The Magician’s Magic Tape Nineteen and Aeroplane’s January 2012 Mix (if it’s any consolation, Danny Daze beat them both when he dropped this track on this guest mix back in November). This deep groover is getting some heavyweight love and deservedly so. Take a listen and feel that bassline ooze through your veins and pulsate throughout your entire body and you’ll know understand why guys like The Magician, Aeroplane and Danny Daze want you to hear this track.
Mickey is no stranger to dance music. Hailing from Belgium, he has residency at the infamous Libertine Supersport, surrounded by legends such as The Magician, Mustang, and Aeroplane. He’s definitely a contributing factor to Belgium’s musical excellence. I have seen his sets, and for lack of better words, I have been absolutely blown away. If you’re one of the lucky few that happens to catch one, be prepared to loose control of your extremities and burn holes in the soles of your Chuck Taylor’s. The sound mixes golden elements from the past, then spices them up into a perfect groove & funk, Mickey style. Flavours tease the pallet consisting of a strong drum kick, bouncy chords, and precision production. He’s done remixes for the likes of Tyson, Beni, Headman, Punks Jump Up, and Housse De Racket.
GDD :Where are you from & How has that influenced your music? How do you self-describe your musical style / taste? I’m from Belgium more precisely from Brussels. Its where my studio is. The city influences me by feeling good and at home at the same time. We have a large musical culture over here.
When it comes to my music, i always try to combine big liner notes and a groove full of percussion, synth’s, piano’s and strings. Sometimes i even play extra guitar riffs on top. The goal for me is to make it the way i want to hear it myself on the radio.
GDD: How does your equipment differ from your onstage gear to what you use in the studio? Very different! My studio gears are all instruments. On stage i’m playing live with Record Effects and 2 x CDJ 1000 & Mixing table.
GDD: Describe your perfect venue down, setting, and vibe down to the littlest detail. I really enjoy playing close to the sea, what happened to me a couple of weeks ago in Australia, the response of the people is completely different. After your finished you can refresh yourself in the water en get a cool beer on top! These kind of venues are rare in Europe, especially in Belgium.
GDD: How do you go about picking tracks you’d like to remix? Until now, it was always on request. But i need to chase more the tracks i like, i will try my luck in the coming weeks : )
GDD: What are your 5 favorite tracks play out right now? Miguel Migs – Tonight (Fingerman Re-Poke) Todd Terje – Snooze 4 Love (Original Mix) Jonas Rathsman – Tobago Maceo Plex – Falling (Original Mix) Azealia Banks -212
GDD: What are 5 artists we need to keep our ears open for? ( all from Belgium ). Safari Montevideo ATTari Mustang Great Mountain fire
GDD: What does the year of 2012 hold for the great Mickey? My new single featuring Monarchy on Smile Recordings, the release of some unreleased remixes and a bunch of new tracks and collaborations!
GDD: And finally, because everyone wants to know, when will we finally see ‘Punks jump Up – Mr Overtime (Mickey Remix)’? They promised that it will see the daylight in march 2012 … But ask to the Punks buddy’s yourself : )