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Sep 29
2014

Disco Diaries 29: Punks Jump Up Premiere

Ready to boogie? From dreamy disco house to playful indie pop, Disco Diaries is here to serve up another fresh batch of the grooviest tunes found on the interwebs--including a special exclusive premiere! So sit back, relax, and let these beats ramp up your Monday afternoon vibe.

PREMIERE:

Glitter Wasteland - Don't Let It Go (Punks Jump Up Remix) [On The Fruit]
This week's first track is also Disco Diaries' first-ever exclusive premiere, and we're definitely starting off on the right foot with this one. London's remix-extraordinaires, Punks Jump Up, have heavily tweaked Glitter Wasteland's already-catchy Don't Let It Go, and it's begging to be played on a light-up dance floor ASAP. The original pop single, this snazzy edit, and additional remixes by IAMX and Leebo Freeman will be out via The Fruit Records on Oct. 13.

Blue Boy - Remember Me (The Woman Of The Ghetto) (FlicFlac Edit)
I know I can always count on Max Gain and Kevin Richi, the glorious men of FlicFlac, to deliver quality remixes that will incite contagious feet-tapping and head-bobbing on the spot. Blue Boy's original 1996 Remember Me features a famous sample from Marlena Shaw's famous 1969 The Woman of the Ghetto, making this latest FlicFlac edit the ultimate trans-generational work of art. Free download available here.

Sirens Of Lesbos - Long Days, Hot Nights (Claptone Remix) [Exploited]
According to Siren of Lesbos' biography, their fundamental goal is to create "musically uplifting and spiritually meaningful songs that inspire you to embrace life in all its forms; that make you dance in your fantasy or in the real world." According to Berlin house producer Claptone's bio, the focus is on "exploring new sounds naturally and forever taking inspiration from long gone and occult worlds." Hence this beautiful fusion of the two styles that exemplifies standout vocals and classic production at their finest. This tune was released via Exploited Records on Sept. 15 along with a funky remix by the disco king Fred Falke. Both are available for Beatport purchase here.

Dirty Radio - Illegal (Beat by: Darius)
If you have yet to fall in love with French House master Darius' Espoir, or the entire Romance EP for that matter, please get started on that immediately. For the rest of the population who has fawned over the track for the nearly the last year, it's time to rehash the obsession with Dirty Radio's "illegal" take on it, complete with a infectious vocal and a free download.

Les Professionnels - Don't Give It Away (Original Mix) [Rock It Science Laboratories]
Les Professionels, the Philadelphia-based synth pop trio, recently unleashed this original jam, an addictive blend of bouncy indie dance and synth-infused nu disco styles that is sure to put you in a cheerful mood. You can snatch this number, along with remixes by Aimes, The Dead Rose Music Company, and Superprince, via Beatport here.

MIX OF THE WEEK: Goldroom - Otoño Mix 2014
Oh Goldroom, where to even begin? Opening with his dreamy, practically hypnotic, original Sunrise, and moving on to a highly-refined track list of mesmerizing nu disco, indie, and house gems, the Otoño Mix 2014 kicks off fall in prime fashion. Thank you, Josh Legg, for creating outstanding seasonal mix tapes that always satisfy and are available as free downloads for our listening convenience.
exclusive
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/166166643?secret_token=s-YJbo0
PREMIERE: Glitter Wasteland - Don't Let It Go (Punks Jump Up Remix) [On The Fruit]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/169182457
Blue Boy - Remember Me (The Woman Of The Ghetto) (FlicFlac Edit)
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/164967510
Sirens Of Lesbos - Long Days, Hot Nights (Claptone Remix) [Exploited]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/167955083
Dirty Radio - Illegal (Beat by: Darius)
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/166802659
Les Professionnels - Don't Give It Away (Original Mix) [Rock It Science Laboratories]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/168309392
MIX OF THE WEEK: Goldroom - Otoño Mix 2014
Sep 22
2014

Disco Diaries 28: Curated By SNBRN

You've heard his unbelievably catchy remix of Mark Morrison's Return of the Mack. You've heard his contagiously groovy take on Ace of Base's All She Wants. And you must have heard his sleek gangster-house version of 50 Cent's 21 Questions.

If you're an avid follower of essentially any dance music blog, it's likely that you're familiar with SNBRN. After releasing a series of instant hits, the Los Angeles-based producer/DJ has become an overnight sensation in the realms of nu disco, house, and indie dance alike. In fact, he turned out a fresh one just today, a dancefloor remix of The Game's Let's Ride, available as a free download along with the rest of his releases.

Now that we've reviewed SNBRN's Disco Diaries-worthy creations, it's time to let him take the reins and share five tracks that he enjoys most when he's not busy producing his own, along with personal commentary.


ODB feat. Kelis - Baby, I Got Your Money (Malikk Edit)
My favorite track this month is definitely this guy. Awesome funky remix of Ol' Dirty Bastard that has been a staple in my sets.
Free Download

Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall (Vinicius Limma Bootleg) [Stream Dance]
By far the best Pink Floyd remix I’ve ever heard. What a huge bassline that stays true to the original track.
Free Download

Mike Mago & Dragonette - Outlines (Original Mix) [Spinnin']
Beautiful track by Mike Mago, with such uplifting vocals. The heavily driven bassline keeps you moving and wanting more.
Purchase

Nikitin - This My Sh*t (Kolombo Remix) [LouLou]
Kolombo absolutely crushed it on this one. This nu disco dancefloor killer has been on repeat for months.
Purchase

Vanilla Ace - I'm Hot (Original Mix) [LouLou]
This by far the coolest use of a Marvin Gaye sample ever. This track has me grooving and sliding and slipping all night long.
Purchase
exclusive
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/84686346
ODB feat. Kelis - Baby, I Got Your Money (Malikk Edit)
Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall (Vinicius Limma Bootleg) [Stream Dance]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/163242589
Mike Mago & Dragonette - Outlines (Original Mix) [Spinnin']
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/134847971
Nikitin - This My Shit (Kolombo Remix) [LouLou]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/164528194
Vanilla Ace - I'm Hot (Original Mix) [LouLou]
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.
exclusive
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.

exclusive
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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.
exclusive
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