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Oct 20
2014

Disco Diaries 32: Curated by Oliver Nelson

If you are even remotely familiar with the wonderful world of nu disco, you must know the name Oliver Nelson. As a masterful creator of an endless array of high-quality, groove-time tunes, the Swedish producer is easily one of the leading pioneers and top household names of the genre.

Hence, it seemed only natural that we ask Oliver Nelson to curate his own edition of Disco Diaries along with firsthand commentary on each track. As demonstrated by his well-balanced combination of old school classics and modern-day hits, it's no wonder why Nelson's own music is so appealing to disco lovers everywhere.

Big Data - Dangerous (Oliver Remix) [Warner]
This has become a favorite for me as it's a fusion of two styles that I love. It has a very fast, funky bass line and when it drops, it drops hard but slow. A real club banger that changes pace midway through.
iTunes purchase.

Honne - Warm on a Cold Night (Emody Remix) [Super]
This track has all my favorite chords, and I love the catchy off-beat. Honne also delivers some of the best vocals, as he has such a natural funky feeling in his voice. I would love to remix this. iTunes purchase.

Prince - I Wanna Be Your Lover (Original) [Warner]
Prince is a huge source of inspiration when I'm producing. I could have picked any track, but this is one that I strive to emulate in all my productions.
iTunes purchase.

Jamiroquai - You Give Me Something [Sony]
One of my favorite vocalists out there, and this one has been a favorite since I was very young. When I listen to his tracks, I always hear something new, which gives me the impetus to be versatile and creative.
iTunes purchase.

George Maple - Talk Talk [Future Classic]
I woke up and heard this song one morning, and it instantly gave me goosebumps. If I was going to produce this, it's exactly how I would have done it.
iTunes purchase.
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/169903461
Big Data - Dangerous (Oliver Remix) [Warner]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/171018330
Honne - Warm on a Cold Night (Embody Remix) [Super]
Prince - I Wanna Be Your Lover [Warner]
Jamiroquai - You Give Me Something [Sony]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/165726783
George Maple - Talk Talk [Future Classic]
Oct 13
2014

Disco Diaries 31

Ready. Set. DISCO.

The Magician - Sunlight feat. Years & Years (Tobtok Remix) [FFRR]
We've heard the Blonde take on it, we've heard Darius' version of it, and we've heard Watermät's remix of The Magician's infectious Sunlight. Just when you thought you might be sick of this track, Disco Diaries favorite Tobtok introduces a brand new element of uplifting groove that no one can deny.

Mansions On The Moon - The Truth
Ever since being introduced to Mansions On The Moon quite recently, all I can do is mourn all the time I've spent without their dreamy tunes as part of my daily life. The Truth was released on Oct. 8, and it's been on repeat ever since... along with the rest of their catalog. iTunes purchase available here.

Xinobi - Mom and Dad [Discotexas]
In my humble opinion, Xinobi is by far one of the most underrated producers in the game. Just check out his debut full-length album 1975, which includes the incredible Mom and Dad and many more genre-transcending gems. If you're on the same page, you can snatch the single here or the full album here.

Luke Million - Light & Sound (Louis La Roche Remix) [etcetc Music]
After the Sultan of Summer aka Viceroy dropped a Louis La Roche jam in last week's Disco Diaries, the UK producer has made a quick comeback with this fresh remix of Luke Million's enchanting Light & Sound. Cop it via Beatport here.

Mario Winans - I Don't Wanna Know (Jerry Folk Remix)
There simply aren't enough praising words in the English language to describe Jerry Folk. Not only does he pick the catchiest tunes to remix, but his production is spot on. This edit of Mario Winans' classic R&B I Don't Wanna Know was released as a free download just today--get it while it's hot here!

MIX OF THE WEEK: Tropicool - Indian Solstice
From Chet Faker and Moon Boots to Flight Facilities and Bondax, Tropicool's new mix will inevitably disseminate the best of vibes to all who are graced with its sound. Scope the full track list below and cop your free download here.

Track List:
1. Chet Faker - 1998 (NTEIBINT Remix)
2. Moon Boots - Don't Ask Why feat. Kyiki
3. XTRAFUNK- Deep Down
4. Yasmine Hamdan- Deny (Holmes Price Remix)
5. Flight Facilities - Two Bodies (Unreleased DJ edit)
6. Casino Gold - In the Air
7. CASINO GOLD - Feel so Fine
8. Klar & PF - Endless
9. Estate + Liquid Pegasus - Tendency (Satin Jackets Remix)
10. Jessie Ware - Say you love me (Alex Adair Remix)
11. Siente - Wonderful
12. Klar & PF - Escape (Extended Mix)
13. Justin Faust - Spellbound (Nteibint Remix)
14. Bondax - All I See (Darius Remix)
15. ONUKA - Look (Tigerskin Remix)
16. Tensnake & Jacques Lu Cont - Feel of Love (Joe Goddard Remix)
exclusive
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/170850616
The Magician - Sunlight feat. Years & Years (Tobtok Remix) [FFRR]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/171227813
Mansions On The Moon - The Truth
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/166848696
Xinobi - Mom and Dad [Discotexas]
Luke Million - Light & Sound (Louis La Roche Remix) [etcetc]
Mario Winans - I Don't Wanna Know (Jerry Folk Remix)
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/170076691
MIX OF THE WEEK: Tropicool - Indian Solstice
Oct 06
2014

Disco Diaries 30: Curated by Viceroy

Today's Disco Diaries playlist comes from a very special curator known by his fans as a seasoned cultivator of groovy vibes. He has produced several of the most contagious, feel-good tunes in the nu disco world. He has even been dubbed the official "Sultan of Summer" as a result.

He is none other than Viceroy, and he has carefully hand-selected five of his favorite tunes along with personal commentary for your listening pleasure. Enjoy!

Basement Jaxx - Never Say Never (Louis La Roche Remix)
I’ve always been a fan of Louis La Roche. When I first heard this remix, it put me in a very reflective mood. I can't quite describe the feeling, but I think back on all the good times I've had over the years when I hear this remix.
Free download

The Magician feat. Years & Years - Sunlight (Blonde Remix) [Warner]
I loved the original so much, but Blonde’s take on it just does it for me even more. It brings a big new bass line to the feel-good vibes The Magician created in the original.
Purchase here

Ben Sollee - Letting Go (Thomas Jack Remix)
This new Thomas Jack remix really embodies his great song writing ability and aptitude to create nice builds through a tune. Feel-good vibes all around!
Free download

Golden Coast - Dream And An MPC (Televisor Remix)
I just recently discovered Televisor, and I have to say I really dig their sound. This remix is all about the '80s vibe and has that old school Fred Falke/Gigamesh sound.
Free download

Miami Horror - Wild Motion (RAC Mix) [Vitalic Noise]
Nothing makes me happier than when two of my friends come together to create something special, especially when I am a fan of their music. It's just a solid remix that gets me grooving. Nice job, RAC!
Purchase here
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Basement Jaxx - Never Say Never (Louis La Roche Remix)
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/167378026
The Magician feat. Years & Years - Sunlight (Blonde Remix) [Warner]
Ben Sollee - Letting Go (Thomas Jack Remix)
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/167994274
Golden Coast - Dream And An MPC (Televisor Remix)
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/167265594
Miami Horror - Wild Motion (RAC Mix) [Vitalic Noise]
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
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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]