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Sep 15
2014

Disco Diaries 27

Greetings! Disco Diaries, aka the blogosphere's prime source for new nu disco, disco house, indie dance, and soul/funk, is back with a fresh batch of musical goodies for you to enjoy on this fine Monday afternoon. Cheers!

Knight One - Hollow (Les Loups Remix) [Kissed]
Close your eyes because this one is bound to take you to that beachside vacation moment you've always dreamed of. German producer trio Les Loups have remixed the soul-soothing Hollow as part of a remix package for Knight One's Swords Cry EP--which I highly recommend for all you disco house lovers. Lucky for you, you can download all three remixes for free here.

Fool's Gold - I'm In Love (Poolside Remix) [Grand Gallop]
Filip Nikolic and Jeffrey Paradise's latest remix for their buddies, fellow Los Angeles residents/indie band Fool's Gold, further validates their reputation as producers of only the chillest daytime disco jams. Released on Sept. 6 as a free download, the original and remix are also available on iTunes here.

Coucheron feat. Eastside & Mayer Hawthorne - Deep End [Parametric]
The fact that Mayer Hawthorne was involved was what initially attracted me to this tune, but Coucheron's dynamic, melodic production is what kept me coming back. If you agree, you can purchase this catchy number via iTunes here.

Stevie Wonder - Uptight (Eau Claire Remix)
Up-and-comer Eau Claire has revived Stevie Wonder's Uptight with a pleasant blend of piano melodies and playful synthesizers, successfully incorporating the "nu" into a funky disco classic. Cop your free download here and throw this one on next time you need an instant mood-upper.

Durante feat. Chuck Ellis - Slow Burn (Original Mix) [Nest HQ]
Slow Burn is a particularly appropriate title for this one, with fluid, impassioned vocals and an upbeat rhythm making it the most satisfying fusion of slow jam and indie dance styles. The free download just came out today via Nest HQ--get it while it's hot!

MIX OF THE WEEK: Flight Facilities - 37,000 Ft. Mixtape
Flight Facilities never fails to take fans high in the sky with everything they create, the latest single being the beautiful Two Bodies and the latest mix being this epic 37,000 Ft. Mixtape. Opening with Talking Heads' undeniably delightful This Must Be The Place, the Australian duo set the perfect mood for any summertime activity.
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Knight One - Hollow (Les Loups Remix) [Kissed]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/167135902
Fool's Gold - I'm In Love (Poolside Remix) [Grand Gallop]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/149613223
Coucheron feat. Eastside & Mayer Hawthorne - Deep End [Parametric]
Stevie Wonder - Uptight (Eau Claire Remix)
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/166797281
Durante feat. Chuck Ellis - Slow Burn (Original Mix) [Nest HQ]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/21366680
MIX OF THE WEEK: Flight Facilities - 37,000 Ft. Mixtape
Sep 08
2014

Disco Diares 26: Curated By Zimmer

It's time for another artist-curated Disco Diaries playlist, and this week, we've got none other than the French disco house master and Disco Diaries regular known as Zimmer. As an avid fan of his smooth, sensual production, the latest of which being Sensify Me, I have to say that his taste in music definitely matches up.

If you enjoy tunes of this sort and happen to live in the Los Angeles area, I've got exciting news for you: Zimmer will be joined by fellow nu disco/deep house brethren Goldroom, SNBRN, and Kedd Cook on Sept. 11 at Hollywood's Sound Nightclub for what might be the grooviest night in recent history. The event is presented by GBH and L'Affaire Musicale, two entertainment groups aiming to bring fresh, cutting edge music to the LA music scene, and this show is the perfect way to do just that.

Now that you've got the inside scoop and an excellent pregame playlist courtesy of Zimmer, all that's left to do is purchase your tickets, and get ready to dance the night away. See you on the dance floor!

Bondax - All I See (Darius Remix)
Darius is one of my good buddies in the scene; we tour together a lot these days. His Bondax remix absolutely steals the spotlight from the original.

Pallace - Joy & Pain
This guy is able to compose and produce music that genuinely sounds like the '90s. Joy & Pain is an absolute hit--I'm sure it would have topped the charts in 1993. He’s also a good friend, and we're working on some tunes together.
Free download here.

Jupiter - Juicy Lucy (Crayon Remix)
I’m really close to both Crayon and Jupiter. This tune is a bit older than the others, but it’s killer. It’s actually impossible to put a genre name on it--house meets space jazz meets disco.
Free download here.

Paradis - Garde Le Pour Toi [Barclay]
It’s rare to hear songs in French that sound this good. This is a gem.
iTunes purchase here.

Move Your Body (Tchami Tribute)
This one is quite a banger. Tchami really made this house classic sound fresh and up to date.

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https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/163809090
Bondax - All I See (Darius Remix)
Pallace - Joy & Pain
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/134595738
Jupiter - Juicy Lucy (Crayon Remix)
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/158261593
Paradis - Garde Le Pour Toi [Barclay]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/157835830
Marshall Jefferson - Move Your Body (Tchami Tribute)
Sep 03
2014

Disco Diaries 25

Yearning for your weekly funky fix? As the post-Labor Day weekend withdrawals linger, Disco Diaries has arrived to keep the tubular tunes spinning and the vacation vibes flowing. Cheers!

N.E.R.D. - Provider (Roman Kouder NDYD-Exclusive Remix)
With Pharell's alluring voice and Roman Kouder's contagious beat, this song is indeed a provider--that is, a provider of setting just the right mood. Cop your free download via NuDiscoYourDisco, another great source for uncovering groovy gems, here.

Portugal. The Man - Creep In A T-Shirt (STRFKR Remix)
Fresh off of a Thissongissick premiere, I highly advise you jump on this song while it's hot. We hadn't heard from Portland-based indie electronic band STRFKR in a long while, and this remix of Portugal. The Man's Creep In A T-Shirt is a pleasant reminder of why we missed them oh so much. Free download here.

Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine (Knuckle G Remix)
If the mere fact that Marvin Gaye is involved isn't compelling enough to press play, please be rest assured Knuckle G's version of the ultimate classic brings the heat all the way from 1968 to 2014. Better yet, it's available as a free download here.

Hotlane - Whenever (James Curd Remix) [Gomma]
I recently discovered the magic of James Curd, and I became an addict on the spot. It's nearly impossible to deny the catchiness of this melody or prevent yourself from singing along to Hotlane's smooth vocals. If you're on the same page, be sure to check out his remix on FCL's It's You and Say The Words To You as well.

TLC - No Scrubs (Sllash Remix) [diffuseTV]
When it comes to remixing old school hits, Romanian disco house producer Sllash is truly killing the game. After unleashing his bass-infused edits on Mario's Let Me Love You and Modjo's Lady, he's coming back strong with his take on a crowd favorite, TLC's No Scrubs.

MIX OF THE WEEK: Solidisco's End Of Summer Mixtape
I've got to give it up to Solidisco for not only creating this feel good End Of Summer mixtape, but also for curating an exquisite Disco Diaries playlist a few weeks back. On behalf of all the groovers out there, thank you for your great generosity in providing the ultimate disco jams for all to enjoy.
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N.E.R.D. - Provider (Roman Kouder NDYD-Exclusive Remix)
Portugal. The Man - Creep In A T-Shirt (STRFKR Remix)
Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine (Knuckle G Remix)
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/158931586
Hotlane - Whenever (James Curd Remix) [Gomma]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/165789280
TLC - No Scrubs (Sllash Remix) [diffuseTV]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/164177045
MIX OF THE WEEK: Solidisco - End Of Summer Mixtape
Aug 25
2014

Disco Diaries 24: Curated By The Knocks

With hits like Modern Hearts, Comfortable, and most recently Classic, tunes by NYC-based duo The Knocks are among the most recognizable, grooviest, and danceable in the nu disco game.

If you're as big of a fan as I am, I'm sure you've pondered what Ben "B-Roc" Ruttner and James "JPatt" Patterson listen to when they're not busy creating these musical gems. Well, we are extremely proud to present a very special Disco Diaries playlist, carefully curated by two artists who not only have frequented many Disco Diaries in the past, but are also two of the major tastemakers of this genre as a whole. Needless to say, their picks and commentary are sure to make your Monday a little brighter and a whole lot groovier. Cheers!

Treasure Fingers – Honey Dip
Always guaranteed to jump the dance floor way off.
Free download here.

Darius – Espoir [Roche Musique]
This one has a mellow vibe that we absolutely love.
iTunes purchase here.

Jafunk – Debut
Some new hotness. M.J. samples make it fire.
Free download here.

Munk – Happiness Juice [Exploited]
Fire fire fire firrrre. Positive vibes and all that goodness.
Beatport purchase here.

Say Lou Lou X Lindstrøm – Games For Girls [Columbia]
Mega hot chord changes. It also sounds like she’s saying "gangster girls," which we pretend she's saying anyway, because that’s very dope.
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Treasure Fingers - Honey Dip
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/134808607
Darius - Espoir [Roche Musique]
Jafunk - Debut
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/159755556
Munk - Happiness Juice [Exploited]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/162250179
Say Lou Lou X Lindstrøm - Games For Girls [Columbia]
Aug 18
2014

Disco Diaries 23

It's that time again! Disco Diaries has arrived to give you just the funky fix you were looking for, and in my humble opinion, this week's picks are particularly delightful. Click play to enjoy the latest and greatest in nu disco, indie dance, electro pop, and funk/soul. Cheers!


Mystery Skulls - Paralyzed (Aeroplane Remix) [Warner]
When you combine Los Angeles-based indie/electronica band Mystery Skulls with one of nu disco's ultimate O.G.'s, Vito De Luca (a.k.a. Aeroplane), you know that the product will be a 10 on the groovy meter. This track, along with five other catchy remixes including ones from Jimmy Edgar and Ghosts Of Venice, is on Mystery Skulls' new Paralyzed Remix EP--get it here. If you're enjoying this, be sure to check out Aeroplane's latest (amazing) mixtape, the Not-So-Monthly July Mix, here.

Jordan Rakei - Add The Bassline (Nehzuil Remix)
Spending time with a special someone recently? If you're ever in need of some slow jams to add to that "special" playlist, look no further than Jordan Rakei and Nehzuil. As if their tunes aren't sexy enough on their own, they have combined their powers to really set the mood with this one. If you're digging this, you can stream and purchase Rakei's recent Soul Has No Tempo EP here.

Tobtok ft. Emil Heró - Higher (Oliver Nelson & Skogsrå Remix) [Good Soldier]
If you have ever read a Disco Diaries post, it's likely that you've heard about Tobtok, Oliver Nelson, and/or Skogsra, three of the ultimate tastemakers of this genre. Lo and behold, we've finally been graced with a tune that involves all three of the funk masters in one--truly a gift sent from the disco Gods to "take you higher." Beatport purchase available here.

Lenno feat. The Electric Sons - Wake Up [Universal Finland]
It's not very often that you hear a nu disco and progressive electro fusion, and if you do, it's hard to imagine it being so easy on the ears. This track, my friends, is a musical unicorn. Support the Finish producer Lenno & indie/electro band The Electric Sons by snatching your copy from Beatport here.

DJ Cassidy feat. R. Kelly - Make The World Go Round (Gigamesh Remix)
Yes, you read it right: another nu disco O.G., Gigamesh, has remixed none other than the man, the legend, R. Kelly. Need I say more? Didn't think so. Free download here.

MIX OF THE WEEK: NEUS - Smile, It's Summer
After literally falling in love with his remix of Phantogram's Fall In Love, I was thrilled that French producer NEUS released an 80-minute mixtape, filled with tunes of similar caliber. Peep the tracklist here and throw this one on next time you're at the pool, beach, or really any activity under the shining sun.
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https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/157729728
Mystery Skulls - Paralyzed (Aeroplane Remix) [Warner]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/163496264
Jordan Rakei - Add The Bassline (Nehzuil Remix)
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/163422357
Tobtok ft. Emil Heró - Higher (Oliver Nelson & Skogsrå Remix) [Good Soldier]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/163311660
Lenno feat. The Electric Sons - Wake Up [Universal Finland]
DJ Cassidy feat. R Kelly - Make The World Go Round (Gigamesh Remix)
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/152478074
MIX OF THE WEEK: Neus - Smile, It's Summer Mixtape