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Aug 17
2015

Disco Diaries 75

Yes, we realize it's Monday and the photo above is a major tease, but hey, we can pretend, can't we? Get down with KANT, Blonde, Miami Horror, and more in today's anti-Monday Disco Diaries playlist.

KANT - Nightcall [Black Butter]
"KANT" means edge in Danish, and that's exactly what this Copenhagen-based producer embodies. Nightcall falls perfectly into the Black Butter Records sphere, with soulful vocals and smooth production to back it up. Grab your copy via Beatport here, and be sure to have this one in queue for your next nightcall.

Vanilla Ace & Adam Baum - True Confession [Enormous Tunes]
London's Vanilla Ace recently teamed up with Pennsylvania-bred producer Adam Baum to create not one, but two tasty disco house treats for us to bob to. True Confession and Nobody came together to form Enormous Tunes' Pimpin' Ain't Easy EP right in time for the tail end of summer. Pick it up here.

Blonde feat. Mar - All Night [Eton Messy]
After bringing us I Loved You and All Cried Out, two of the most memorable house hits of the year, it's clear that Blonde knows what they're doing. All Night is a bit more chilled out and sensual than the UK duo's past releases, but we love it all the same. This single is the first from Blonde's 2015 Elton Messy compilation, available via iTunes here.

Miami Horror feat. Aaron Miller & Gavin Turek - Cellophane (So Cruel) [Haven Sounds / Dine Alone]
Technically, this song was already featured on Cleopold's curated Disco Diaries playlist a couple weeks back, but it's so addictive that it deserves a second appearance. Aussie legends Miami Horror have worked their groovy magic yet again, this time with the help of Aaron Miller and Gavin Turek. This one can be found on the band's All Possible Futures album here.

Le P feat. Leland - Beam Me Up [Vitalic Noise]
With one catchy tune after another, Norwegian producer Le P is taking major strides up the nu disco/tropical house ranks. His latest features LA-based Leland, whose retro vocals happened to grace last week's Disco Diaries feature with Keljet. Pick up the single via iTunes here.
exclusive
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/217060686
KANT - Nightcall [Black Butter]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/215303711
Vanilla Ace & Adam Baum - True Confession [Enormous Tunes]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/217877268
Blonde feat. Mar - All Night [Eton Messy]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/218181632
Miami Horror feat. Aaron Miller & Gavin Turek - Cellophane (So Cruel) [Haven Sounds /Dine Alone]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/218567537
Le P feat. Leland - Beam Me Up [Vitalic Noise]
Aug 11
2015

Disco Diaries 74: Color K. Premiere

We're one day tardy, but we've got quite the delivery to make up for it. Prepare your ears for an excellent throwback premiere plus four quality nu disco tunes on today's Disco Diaries.

PREMIERE: Color K. - Love To Love You
With minimal biographical information and zero press photos floating around in cyberspace, Color K. is quite the elusive producer. However, with one spin of his latest record--and in fact, any of his past productions--those details render irrelevant. The young French producer has given LessThan3 the exclusive premiere for Love To Love You, a delicious rendition of Naughty Girl by none other than the Queen Bee, Beyonce Knowles.

Interpolated from Donna Summer's 1975 original Love To Love You Baby, Naughty Girl was a standout track from Knowles' 2003 debut album and has now evolved into a standout track for Color K. He's fully recreated the track with notably toned-down vocals and his signature bass-y house production, but somehow managed to stay true to the lush and seductive-yet-playful essence of the original. Considering Color K. has previously remixed Beyonce's Work It Out and Get Me Bodied, we can't say that we're surprised at his creative re-manifestation of a third song by the Queen Bee.

Love To Love You is set for an Aug. 12 release via Color K.'s SoundCloud, but you can snag your exclusive free download here today.


Tyler Touché feat. Jason Gaffner - Act Of God (Robotaki Remix) [Egyptian Cotton]
#Electronicbedroom music couldn't be a more accurate SoundCloud tag for this one. Toronto-based disco/funk producer Robotaki has worked his smooth magic on Tyler Touché's Act Of God, and it's truly a gift to any man who's struggling in that department. Grab your copy here.

Phonat feat. Jolie and The Key - Fire [OWSLA]
I have to say that I was happily surprised to hear such a groovy release coming from electronic music powerhouse OWSLA. After previously releasing Phonat's Identity Theft and Never EPs with OWSLA, Skrillex described the renowned Italian producer as "the most underrated producer out there,” and we can see why. This tune is due Sept. 18, but you can pre-order it here.

Leland - Full Time (Keljet Remix)
Take production as catchy as Keljet's and vocals as smooth as Leland's, and you've got an instant hit. The Dutch duo had previously worked with Leland on the equally captivating Sweet Life from their Transatlantic EP, and the product was so satisfying that they decided to team up again for this remix. Stay tuned for purchase details.

Tom Misch feat. Carmody - Wander With Me [Beyond The Groove]
Tom Misch and Carmody established their exuding chemistry in the studio after their beautiful collaboration on the Out To Sea EP, and now they're back with one their most relaxing tunes to date. The dynamic duo decided to spoil fans with one new track every Thursday through the month of August, leading up to Beat Tape 2 release on Aug 27. Stay tuned with what's to come here.
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Color K. - Love To Love You
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/215922704
Tyler Touché feat. Jason Gaffner - Act Of God (Robotaki Remix) [Egyptian Cotton]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/217222926
Phonat feat. Jolie and The Key - Fire [OWSLA]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/218489886
Leland - Full Time (Keljet Remix)
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/218069195
Tom Misch feat. Carmody - Wander With Me [Beyond The Groove]
Aug 03
2015

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]
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.
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/208851227
andhim - Hausch [Get Physical]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/215786011
Bag Raiders - Wonderland
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/180792922
Mr. Oizo - iSOAP [Brainfeeder]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/41541335
Mike Mareen - Dancing In The Dark
Miami Horror feat. Aaron Miller & Gavin Turek - Cellophane (So Cruel) [Haven Sounds Inc./Dine Alone Music Inc.]
Jul 27
2015

Disco Diaries 71

Your disco fix is here! Treat yourself to some of the grooviest finds from the past week, including Satin Jackets, Navid Izadi, and FKJ.

Sundara Karma - Flame (Roosevelt Remix) [Chess Club]
With his recent Hold On and Night Moves singles, his rendition of Jax Jones' Yeah Yeah Yeah, and this killer remix, Marius Lauber has been on quite a roll as of late. The German producer better known as Roosevelt has groove-ified Sundara Karma's oh-so-catchy indie rock Flame, and we haven't been able to stop listening to it since the release. Catch the original here.

LUCA LUSH - Velvet Girls
If you were wondering why the name LUCA LUSH has popped up more and more over the last several months, this single can explain why. An epic introduction, whimsical synths, and catchy vocals are just a few of the elements that landed Velvet Girls on this playlist, and we can't wait to see what's in store for the budding producer. Grab your free copy of this single here, and peruse through the rest of his free downloads here.

Set Mo feat. Deutsch Duke - White Dress (Satin Jackets Remix) [etcetc]
If you have yet to hear Set Mo's White Dress, please stop everything you're doing and indulge now. Once you've fully taken in the original, it's time to fall in love with Satin Jackets' take. Germany-based Tim Bernhardt and Den Ishu have added their signature airy, sensual essence to a song that didn't even know it needed it until they came along. Cop the full remix package here.

Navid Izadi feat. Angelica Bess - Messin [Wolf + Lamb]
Get ready to dance with this one. Crew Love standout Navid Izadi has teamed up with Body Language's Angelica Bess to create a flawless balance of deep, bass-infused undertones and groovy vocals with their latest single. Released on July 20 via Wolf + Lamb Records, the single is available for purchase here.

FKJ feat. Tom Bailey - Drops
FKJ, FKJ, FKJ... will you ever fail us? Last week was a glorious week for French Kiwi Juice fans, as we were bestowed with this soulful piece with Tom Bailey on July 20 and a beautiful number with Darius just days later. Even better, Drops is a free download--get your cut here.
exclusive
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/214515538
Sundara Karma - Flame (Roosevelt Remix) [Chess Club]
LUCA LUSH - Velvet Girls
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/204106112
Set Mo feat. Deutsch Duke - White Dress (Satin Jackets Remix) [etcetc]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/215298732
Navid Izadi feat. Angelica Bess - Messin [Wolf + Lamb]
FKJ feat. Tom Bailey - Drops
Jul 20
2015

Disco Diaries 70

Good morning, groovers! This week's edition of Disco Diaries features a healthy dose of the best in nu disco, funk, pop, and indie dance with SAFIA, Bag Raiders, CHVRCHES, & more.

SAFIA - Embracing Me
Although Embracing Me doesn't technically fall into the typical Disco Diaries realm, it is more than worthy of an exception. Australian three-piece band SAFIA was my personal choice for LessThan3's Top Artists To Watch in 2015, and songs like this one continue to reaffirm my prediction. Cop the single here.

Bag Raiders - Waterfalls [Modular]
After surprising fans with the first single from their upcoming EP, Aussie duo Bag Raiders have followed up Vapour Trails with the ultra groovy Waterfalls. Both records are clear reminders of why we fell in love with Chris Stracey and Jack Glass five years ago when they changed the game with the immortal Shooting Stars. iTunes purchase available here.

L'Étranger - Single [Thomorrow]
Citing Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys and Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine as his influences, it makes complete sense why Ben Thomas, the soulful voice behind L'Étranger, possesses the very particular style that he does. Single is due Aug. 28 via L'Etranger's budding record label, Thomorrow--keep up to date with the his latest affairs here here.

CHVRCHES - Leave A Trace [Virgin]
Electronic pop trio CHVRCHES made a huge splash last week with the first single from their forthcoming sophomore album, Every Open Eye. Leave A Trace spotlights the glowing synths and compelling vocals that simply cannot be mistaken for any band but CHVRCHES. The full album is set for a Sept. 25 release, and you can pre-order it here.

Father Dude - Bring Us Back [etcetc]
If he didn't have you at the name Father Dude, he'll get you with his smooth, lush vocals on the latest etcetc release, Bring Us Back. Add GRMM and Maxx Baer on production and Gabe Lambirth on the guitar, and you have a bonafide blend of R&B, funk, and electronic goodness. Catch the single plus two remixes via Beatport here.
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/212838647
SAFIA - Embracing Me
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/214941371
Bag Raiders - Waterfalls [Modular]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/214654936
L'Étranger - Single [Thomorrow]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/214956238
CHVRCHES - Leave A Trace [Virgin]
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/211705212
Father Dude - Bring Us Back [etcetc]