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Aug 03

Disco Diaries 73: Curated By Cleopold

If you haven't heard the name Cleopold thus far, you can expect to get familiar very soon. The Australian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has collaborated with the some of the finest musicians in the game and continues to grow his personal fanbase with groovy beats and a distinct vocal style that you can't help but sing along to.

After lending his outstanding vocals to Cassian's Running and Miami Horror's Love Like Mine, Cleopold unleashed his debut single as an independent artist on June 30. Immediately picked up by Chet Faker's Detail Co. record label, Down in Flames is an undeniable manifestation of Cleopold's emerging talent. When he returns from his current tour alongside Miami Horror, fans can look forward to more Chet-Faker approved Cleopold tunes.

Today, Cleopold gives us a sneak peak into his well-rounded music library, curating a Disco Diaries playlist perfectly fit for a Monday afternoon pick-me-up. Press play, delve into his commentary below, and enjoy the rest of Cleopold's jams here.

andhim - Hausch [Get Physical Music]
This track screams summer and makes me want to drive with the windows down or hire a segway at Venice Beach.
Beatport purchase here.

Bag Raiders - Wonderland
I love this track. The singer sounds like Michael McDonald, and the lead hook really complements a most excellent pre-chorus.

Mr. Oizo - iSOAP [Brainfeeder]
Offensive tones and booze-y guitar... a winning combination that inspires me to spend more time playing instruments and less time in front of the computer.
Beatport purchase here.

Mike Mareen - Dancing In The Dark (Galactica-Remix)
A party thumper that makes me want to turn up. Hold out for the drum break at 2:40--not to be missed.

Miami Horror feat. Aaron Miller & Gavin Turek - Cellophane (So Cruel) [Haven Sounds/Dine Alone]
I look forward to hearing this tune in a live setting. Their drummer Kosta really takes it to another level.
iTunes purchase here.
andhim - Hausch [Get Physical Music]
Bag Raiders - Wonderland
Mr. Oizo - iSOAP [Brainfeeder]
Mike Mareen - Dancing In The Dark
Miami Horror feat. Aaron Miller & Gavin Turek - Cellophane (So Cruel) [Haven Sounds Inc./Dine Alone Music Inc.]
Aug 03

Riff Raff, Flux Pavilion Ask ‘Who Wants To Rock’? On Hip Hop Collab

Circus records ringleader and bass music veteran Flux Pavilion (pictured, right) flexes his hip hop muscles on Who Wants To Rock featuring rapper RiFF RAFF, out now.

The Mad Decent/Jeffree's prototype rapper rocks the mic while Flux fux with a grinding, twerk-ready beat for RiFF RAFF's Circus Records debut and their second collab after 2013's vocal remix of Cracks, going by Hologram Benz.

Who Wants To Rock sees RiFF RAFF continue to leverage his notoriety for big-name collabs, adding to his catalog this bassy Flux original after 2015 has already seen him link up with names from Travis Barker to Gucci Mane.

Flux Pavilion has had a quieter year by comparison, however while not manning his label has still found time to drop a single of his own in addition to an official collab on The Prodigy's return album.

Pick up Who Wants To Rock here along with the Standard&Push remix via Circus.

Flux Pavilion feat. RiFF RAFF - Who Wants To Rock (Original Mix) [Circus]
Aug 03

Groove Veteran RAC Has Us ‘Falling Hard’ For His 8-bit Pop

RAC continues to impress with his latest bit of 8-bit pop on his new single Falling Hard, featuring vocalist Madi Diaz.

Dissonant buzzing and a drum break that changes every few bars define RAC's off-kilter excellence here. Diaz' voice is cool, yet sonorous, and balances the stark nature of the track quite well. Though simple on the surface, it's in making the difficult parts of track production sound simply executed that makes this track stand out. To be able to do this so often this year is quite impressive.

Grab Falling Hard via iTunes here. Check below for dates to see the producer on tour, with support from Big Data, across North America this fall.

Nov. 1 - Majestic Theater, Detroit, MI (w/ Big Data)
Nov. 2 - Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH (w/ Big Data)
Nov. 3 - Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON (w/ Big Data)
Nov. 4 - Royale, Boston, MA (w/ Big Data)
Nov. 9 - Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA (w/ Big Data)
Nov. 10 - 9:30 Club, Washington, DC (w/ Big Data)
Nov. 15 - Granada Theater, Dallas, TX (w/ Big Data)
Nov. 16 - Emo's, Austin, TX (w/ Big Data)
Nov. 18 - Ogden Theater, Denver, CO (w/ Big Data)
Nov. 20 - Shrine Expo Hall, Los Angeles, CA (w/ Big Data)
Nov. 21 - Corona Capital Festival, Mexico City, MX
Nov. 22 - The Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA
Nov. 25 - Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR (w/ Big Data)
Nov. 26 - Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, CA
RAC feat. Madi Diaz - Falling Hard (Original Mix) [Battlestation]
Aug 03

Techno Titan Loco Dice Says ‘Get Comfy,’ A New Album Is On The Way

It's been seven years since he dropped his debut electronic album 7 Dunham Place, but German techno producer Loco Dice has announced that a new album on is on the way titled Underground Sound Suicide.

The album's first single is Get Comfy. a spicy and crunching techno production featuring grime emcee Giggs. Loco blends hip hop and techno with effortless ease, introducing a half-time techno tempo at times and creating a pulsating groove and an intriguing sound that one hopes will be explored more on the forthcoming album.

While waiting for more information on Loco Dice's new album, grab Get Comfy from Beatport here.
Loco Dice feat. Giggs - Get Comfy (Original Mix) [Ultra]
Aug 03

Wave Racer Drops ‘Flash Drive,’ Announces Debut EP + NA Tour

Australian producer Wave Racer made, ahem, waves in 2014 thanks to a series of remixes for artists like Flight Facilities, Ryan Hemsworth, and Panama in which he displayed his glittery, glitchy blend of 8-bit, future bass, and Jersey Club. 2015 has been relatively quiet--he's only released one production, a remix of Duke Dumont--but now he returns with his first original production in over a year, plus a double dose of good news--a debut EP and a North American tour are on the way.

Has the above situation every happened to you? If not, get ready for it. Flash Drive hits you with a USB-sized blast of rainbows, sugar, and sunshine, courtesy of K-Pop sounds, Seinfeld-eque basslines, punchy percussion, and cheerful vocals from B▲by. Embrace your inner child and lose yourself in this buoyant and bouncy little production.

Pre-order the Flash Drive EP on iTunes ahead of its Oct. 16 release date here, and check out all the tour stops for Wave Racer's upcoming tour down below.

Wave Racer feat. B▲by - Flash Drive (Original Mix) [Future Classic]