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Nov 25
2014

Disco Diaries 37

With Giorgio Moroder, Anabel Englund, SNBRN, and a little bit of French lovin' on the menu, there's no doubt that this edition of Disco Diaries will be beyond delectable. Bon appétit!

Joywave - Tongues (Giorgio Moroder Remix)
Just last week, disco forefather Giorgio Moroder announced an upcoming album with A-list collaborators including Britney Spears, Sia, and Matthew Koma, AND released a psychedelic video for the first single, 74 Is The New 24. Just two days later, Moroder put out this golden remix of Joywave's Tongues, proving yet again that his capabilities exceed far beyond the traditional boundaries of age.

Human Life & Anabel Englund - El Diablo (Original Mix) [Win]
Although "el diablo" means devil in Spanish, this tune is truly heavenly. Both based in the city of angels, producer Human Life and vocalist Anabel Englund first displayed their collaborative strength with Falling in 2013. They have now taken it one step further with the mesmerizing El Diablo. Grab your copy here and be on the lookout for remixes from Adana Twins, Joyce Muniz, Mia Dora, and Hotlane on Dec. 15.

Melanie Martinez - Carousel (SNBRN Remix) [Atlantic]
Although the music market is severely oversaturated with various names for the all-encompassing genre of house music, our friend SNBRN has certainly earned the right to dub his own, which he calls "sunset house." As odd as it may sound, it paints an accurate picture of the LA-born producer's ability to blend elements of house, nu disco, and indie dance, as demonstrated by this remix of Melanie Martinez' Carousel. This jam is available via iTunes here.

Brigitte Bardot - La Madrague (Antis Remix)
I have absolutely no idea what Ms. Bardot is saying, but I do know that this song launched me into the most pleasurable dreamworld upon first listen. Fellow Parisian and exquisite producer Antis polishes the classic original with just a subtle hint of house-y production, and the product only further validates the existence and power of what I like to call the "French touch." Free download is available here.

Remi Miles - I Want You
Remi Miles is clearly a newcomer to the scene, with just this track on his SoundCloud and minimal personal information floating around the interweb. However, what I can say with confidence is that his debut single I Want You is catchy enough to keep me hooked until the release of the next. If I were you, I'd keep my eyes and ears peeled for that one.
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Joywave - Tongues (Giorgio Moroder Remix)
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Human Life & Anabel Englund - El Diablo (Original Mix) [Win]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/178441025
Melanie Martinez - Carousel (SNBRN Remix) [Atlantic]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/158816552
Brigitte Bardot - La Madrague (Antis Remix)
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/175271535
Remi Miles - I Want You
Nov 17
2014

Disco Diaries 36: The Twelves Premiere

Disco Diaries 36 is coming in strong with an exclusive premiere, four groovy new tunes, and a cosmic disco mix that will send you straight to outer space. Happy Monday!

PREMIERE: Pompeya - Does (The Twelves Remix)
The Twelves have remixed Russian pop/funk outfit Pompeya's recent single Does, and LessThan3 is honored to present the exclusive premiere. With the addition of funk synths and a deep rippling bassline, The Twelves transform the alternative original into a hazy '80s synthpop dream. Does was featured on the band's recently released Night EP, available now on iTunes here and Spotify here. If you're digging this, be sure to check out more from João Miguel and Luciano Oliveira, aka The Twelves, here.


Röyksopp - Thank You [Dog Triumph]
The deeply revered Norwegian duo has claimed that the spectacular The Inevitable End album will serve as their bid adieu to what we've all come to know and love as Röyksopp. Thank You is a stand out track in the bunch, with Daft Punk-esque vocals and a steady, melancholy undertone that respectfully symbolizes their departure. Released on Nov. 10, the album is available for purchase here.

Gigamesh - Back 2 Life
Although nothing can truly compare to Gigamesh's stunning edit of Fleetwood Mac's Dreams, his latest release comes damn close. He's completely revitalized Soul II Soul's classic Back To Life with the signature Gigamesh disco house magic, and this one's a necessary addition to any disco playlist. Catch your free download here.

Wunder Wunder - Midnight Hours (Zimmer Remix)
Over the last couple years, I've come to realize and embrace the fact that Zimmer has an uncanny ability to create the dreamiest tunes in the disco house game without fail. Wunder Wunder's relaxing, indie Midnight Hours sets just the right stage for the French producer to add his special touch without forfeiting its original essence. Check out the rest of Zimmer's releases here.

Mike Posner - Cooler Than Me (Eau Claire Remix)
The young DC-based producer Eau Claire is quickly making a name for herself with catchy remixes like this one. She incorporates a bouncey bassline and tweaks Mike Posner's vocals to completely re-create the 2009 hit Cooler Than Me. This jam is available as a free download here.

MIX OF THE WEEK: i-D - Shook: Music To... A Cosmic Voyage
Shook has been on my radar for a minute now, with ultra funky originals like Milestones and enchanting remixes of Capital Cities' Kangaroo Court and Kimbra's Cameo Lover. Hence, I was thrilled to discover that i-D has invited the Antarctican instrumentalist/producer to partake in its "Music To..." mixtape series. With a tracklist (below) packed with hidden disco/funk gems, let's just say that the title couldn't be more appropriate.

Tracklist:
1. Shakatak - Covina
2. Casiopea - Asayake
3. Casiopea - Black Joke
4. Herbie Hancock - Help Yourself
5. Shook - Tonight
6. Jeff Lorber - Tropical
7. The Rah Band - Float
8. George Duke - Brazilian Love Affair
9. Shook - Milestones
10. Can - Tango Whiskeyman
11. 2010: The Year We Make Contact
12. Donald Fagen - I.G.Y (What A Beautiful Word)
13. The Alan Parsons Project - Mammagamma
14. Mtume - Give It On Up (If You Want To)
15. Luke Million - Ice Ice Arnie (Cool Party) (Instrumental)
16. Siriusmo - Last Dear
17. Benny & Gain - Been & Gone
18. Tiger & Woods - Lab File #11
19. Shook - Almost There
20. Unknown Space Recording (14-10-1986)
21. Space - Magic Fly
22. Ilija Rudman - Show Me The Magic / Droid - Lasers & Conversations
23. Louis La Roche - Take Control
24. Stanley Clarke & Steve Gadd - Quiet Afternoon
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Pompeya - Does (The Twelves Remix)
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/175284240
Röyksopp - Thank You [Dog Triumph]
Gigamesh - Back 2 Life
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/176569999
Wunder Wunder - Midnight Hours (Zimmer remix)
Mike Posner - Cooler Than Me (Eau Claire Remix)
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/176259502
MIX OF THE WEEK: i-D - Shook - Music To... A Cosmic Voyage
Nov 10
2014

Disco Diaries 35: Curated by Jerry Folk

There's something to be said about an artist who is capable of churning out a consistent succession of high-quality remixes of popular hits, remixes which allow fans to enjoy their favorite tunes in a completely different, yet equally satisfying fashion. One producer who's at the top of that category is the young Jerry Folk, who first graced us with his catchy beats nearly one year ago with captivating edits of ZZ Ward's 365 Days, Jill Scott's Daydreamin, and The Fugees' Ready Or Not.

After attracting disco lovers everywhere with these groovy releases, Folk has kept up the trend with more recent takes on Mario Winans' I Don't Wanna Know and Lemaitre's Wait--both of which were featured in recent Disco Diaries playlists. Even better, all of his remixes are available as free downloads here.

After grooving with Jerry Folk over the past year, we are extremely honored to have the Norwegian remix extraordinaire curate his own edition of Disco Diaries. Below you will find his favorite jams at the moment, along with personal commentary. Needless to say, his music taste is right on par with his production skills.

Hot Natured feat. The Egyptian Lover - Isis (Magic Carpet Ride) [Warner UK]
One of my favorites at the moment. The song is so catchy, yet you can hear it still remains true to Hot Natured's underground roots.
Purchase here.

Kasso - Walkman
This song is actually from the '80s, but it's still so relevant. Definitely worth a listen. The longer you listen, the more impressive it gets.
Purchase here.

Fehrplay - Everywhere You Go [Ultra]
If I was to choose a set of chords that would define my mood the rest of my life, it would be these. Fehrplay is a fellow Norwegian, and this song is beyond good.
Purchase here.

Lindstrøm - Vōs-sākō-rv [Feedelity]
Lindstrøm is one of the pioneers of electronic music in norway along with Todd Terje. If you are not familiar with him already, this song will without doubt get you hooked.
Purchase here.

Marcus Marr - The Music (Vinyl Mix) [DFA]
This is a sick piece of art. It's a nine-minute adventure through so many different atmospheres. I don't know why this guy isn't famous.
Purchase here.

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Hot Natured featuring The Egyptian Lover - Isis (Magic Carpet Ride) [Warner UK]
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Kasso - Walkman
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Fehrplay - Everywhere You Go [Ultra]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/62291790
Lindstrøm - Vōs-sākō-rv [Feedelity]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/68447768
Marcus Marr - The Music (Vinyl Mix) [DFA]
Nov 03
2014

Disco Diaries 34

Time to boogie with the 34th edition of Disco Diaries, your premier source for nu disco, disco house, indie dance, and soul/funk gems.

Les Sins feat. Nate Salman - Why [Company]
As the brilliant brainchild of Chaz Bundick, whom most of us know as the indie artist Toro y Moi, Les Sins is off to a great start with records like this one. Why will be featured on Les Sins' premiere album Michael, set for a Nov. 4 release via Company Records. Pre-order is available here.

Years and Years - Desire [Polydor]
It's quite an indescribable feeling to discover a band that you simply know is destined for greatness, and Years and Years is that band for me. From Real to Take Shelter to the most recent, Desire, these boys simply never disappoint. Order the catchy single here.

Laurel - Shells (Durante Remix) [Turn First Artists]
As if Laurel's voice wasn't mesmerizing enough on it's own, add Durante's smooth, sensual production, and we've undoubtedly got a 10 out of 10. This one's available for purchase via iTunes here.

Flight Facilities feat. Emma Louise - Two Bodies (Darius Remix)
After thinking long and hard for the perfect word to describe Darius, a disco house genius and one of my all-time favorite musicians, I've settled on the word, "hypnotizing." Whether it's an original or a remix, the French producer's beats have the power to effortlessly evoke a sense of romance in nearly anyone. The latest is this remix of Flight Facilities' Two Bodies, the debut single from the duo's Down To Earth album.

Mayer Hawthorne - The Stars Are Ours (Mayer's Disco Version)
In the SoundCloud description for this track, Hawthorne writes, "A good song is a good song regardless of what style it is. I wanted to test my songwriting to see if it would hold up when performed a completely different way. What do you think?" Mr. Hawthorne, if you're out there, my answer is that you've definitely succeeded in proving that point. Listen to the original The Stars Are Ours here, and download Mayer's Disco Version for free here.

FKJ - Mix For VibesHK
At this point, FKJ (French Kiwi Juice) has essentially become a synonym for "vibes," and this mixtape further demonstrates that fact. Check out his eclectic selection soulful tunes below, and snatch your free download here.

Track List:
Black Eyed Peas - They Don't Want Music
Dave Hollister - Keep Lovin You (Kartell Edit)
FKJ - The Twins x So Much To Me EDIT
DAngelo - Spanish Joint (Kero One remix)
Justin Timberlake - Suit & Tie (Galimatias & Joppe Remix)
YSE Saint Laur'ant - Freeze Frame (FKJ remix)
GoldLink - Bedtime Story [Prod. Louie Lastic]
Ditongo - Atalaya (FKJ EDIT)
Prince - Lady Cab Driver
Quantic - Mishaps Happening
Mr President feat. Mr. Day - Meet Again
Ben Westbeech - Something For The Weekend (Original Mix)
Irfane Ft Outlines - Just A Lil Lovin (Dj Edit)
Mayer Hawthorne - When I Said Goodbye
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Les Sins feat. Nate Salman - Why [Company]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/171029322
Years and Years - Desire [Polydor]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/173907931
Laurel - Shells (Durante Remix) [Turn First Artists]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/174088204
Flight Facilities feat. Emma Louise - Two Bodies (Darius Remix)
Mayer Hawthorne - The Stars Are Ours (Mayer's Disco Version)
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FKJ - Mix For VibesHK
Oct 27
2014

Disco Diaries 33

Post-weekend blues got you down? Disco Diaries has arrived to put a little pep in your step and brighten up your afternoon with a refined selection of nu disco, indie dance, electro pop, and soul/funk favorites. Happy Monday!

Fenech Soler - I Wanna Be Your Lover (Prince Cover)
If you're going to cover the legend that is Prince, you absolutely have to do it right. British four-piece band Fenech Soler have served the king due justice with this dreamy cover, incorporating a more downtempo beat and vocals that still retain all the essential soul and sensuality of the original. The free download is available via Mixmag here.

Space Echo - Soul Power [Luv Shack]
"See what we need today, is soul. We forget about from which we came. But I got somebody here today just to let you know that there's still soul inside--the soul to make you walk right, soul to make you talk right, soul to make you treat your family right. I'm talkin' 'bout soul." I couldn't have said it better myself, and I'm just going to let you press play to and let this song transmit a little bit of that soul to you too. Beatport purchase here.

Chromeo - Lost On The Way Home (Shash'u Pwrnk Remix)
As if Chromeo's Lost On The Way Home wasn't already overflowing with funk, fellow Canadian Shash'U has taken it to the next level with this remix. The original was released on Chromeo's magnificent White Women album, which is available for purchase here.

Mystery Skulls feat. Nile Rodgers And Brandy - Number 1 [Warner]
You can always count on Mystery Skulls to create the catchiest jams in the game, but when you also throw the legendary Nile Rodgers and R&B singer Brandy in the mix, the result is a clear victor. This single is featured on Mystery Skulls' debut album Forever, which coincidentally came out today via Warner Records--jump on it!

Polographia feat. Kamaliza - Plastic Mountain
You know that feeling when you discover a new artist(s) that you just know you're going to love? The Sydney-based duo Polographia, who appropriately describe their genre as "Of Chill", immediately fell into that category, and Plastic Mountain has been on repeat all week. You can catch your free download here.

Treasure Fingers - Winter 2009 DJ mix (#TBT)
Treasure Fingers recently shared this delightful blast to the past, which features several of the staple nu disco songs that originally attracted me (and likely countless others) to the genre. Even better, he revealed in a Facebook status that it also includes several unreleased tracks. Disco lovers rejoice!
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Fenech Soler - I Wanna Be Your Lover (Prince Cover)
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Space Echo - Soul Power [Luv Shack]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/167359641
Chromeo - Lost On The Way Home (Shash'u Pwrnk Remix)
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/168911046
Mystery Skulls feat. Nile Rodgers And Brandy - Number 1 [Warner]
Polographia feat. Kamaliza - Plastic Mountain
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/172436712
Treasure Fingers - Winter 2009 DJ mix (#TBT)