Xinobi, for me, was/is the master of synthesized sounds strung together in unusual and masterful fashions. No two songs really ever sound the same with him, a testament to his creative will at work. All of the above come together in full force for his first ever full length LP, 1975, with one added element: a bit of live instrumentation. Prolific guitar strums, punchy drum kits, and wandering vocals, fused with the familiar warps and wonks that make Xinobi the master of other worldly vibes, make this one of my stand out LP’s of the year. Personal standouts for me were “1975″ and it’s vivacious guitar vibes, “Radio Radio” and it’s electronic arpeggio explosions, and “People” for it’s sonic oddities that stay true to the Xinobi way. A lot of western vibes emanate from this project as well as a bit of MGMT peeking in and out of hooks. It’s weird and wonderful and a major accomplishment for the Portuguese producer.. stream after the jump! Continue Reading
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Portugal’s maestro of deeply tinged disco will be gracing the carpet at Bardot tomorrow night for our monthly GDD showcase. After putting out his mind-bending edit of Nicolas Jaar’s And I Say a few months ago, he’s followed it up with some magical remixes of Poland’s Kamp! and fellow Portuguese artist Moullinex, both of which are out now via Discotexas. Tickets for the show are available here.
Who Says Summer is Over?
It may be winter outside but with this new mix from Spanish Nu-disc0 master SimØne it feels like it could be summer all the time. With the perfect blend of disco, house, and funk this mix makes you realize that summer is not just a season, but a state of mind.
2- The Police – Every Breath You Take
3- Sharam Jey – Ain’t Nuthin (Original Mix)
4- Scandal – Just Let Me Dance (Maxxi Soundsystem Remix)
5- Joey Negro Edits – Shake Your Body Down
6- Les Rythmes Digitales – Jacques Your Body (Make Me Sweat)
7- Mirror People – Kaleidoscope (Xinobi Remix)
8- James Silk – Can’t Wait (Original Mix)
9- Tyson – Mr. Rain (Mario Basanov Remake)
10- Agebeat & Kovary – Illusions
11- Luvlife – Want You
12- Michael Zager Band – Let’s All Chant (Original 12″ Version)
13- Phil Kieran – Snakes Crawl (Pk East Village Mix)
14- Laid Back – White Horse (12″ Version)º
If you are now a stranger to Zimmer, it will not be for long. The king of horizontal disco will soon be giving your girlfriend hard nips and make her hips move like the Caribbean Queen. His infectious beats are both soothing, yet funky, and are a breath of fresh air from the EDM norm. He is currently represented by North America’s premiere Disco label, Vitalic Noise, and has no plans of slowing down. I had a chance to kick it with him for a couple days and get the inside scoop on the future / past / and present of everything “Zimmer”. As an added bonus, he’s dropped off his newest mix tape and Horizontal Disco Remix Package which is incredibly amazing featuring the works of: Moullinex, Moon Boots, Broke One, Xinobi, Mercury, & Lou Teti.
Interview, Remix Package, & Mixtape After the Jump