And the jams just keep pouring in this week! The latest from Berlin based Aussies, Parcels, promises to be a quintessential anthem this summer. They’ve been garnering quite a following the last couple of years and since being signed to Kitsuné the five member ensemble has been delivering sumptuous electro-pop. Their latest track is titled “Overnight” and there’s a reason we can’t seem to get enough of it: it’s produced and co-written by Daft Punk! Apparently, the robots saw the group performing in Paris and the collaboration ensued from there. Hopefully this isn’t the last collaboration between them because this track is absolutely gorgeous!
Jerry Folk‘s new mixtape is finally out with 9 delectable originals. So far we’ve heard two of the nine tracks and to hear them altogether really cements our idea of how talented Jerry is. ‘Purple Evenings’ falls under the electronic spectrum, but it delves into funk, disco, R&B, hip-hop and a really rad retro-future vibe throughout. Stream the mixtape in its entirety after the jump!
Australia’s legendary duo Flight Facilities hold a very dear spot close to our hearts. Over the years they’ve paved the way for a lifelong career with tracks sure to stand the test of time. To our delight, the guys are back with a new track that doesn’t stray from their disco roots, but instead embrace those of funk in a very modern way. The single is fronted with vocals from Emma Louise who was also featured in the iconic “Two Bodies.” The mysterious video left us with no word on if and when the track will appear as part of a larger album or EP, but included sophisticated artwork from Danish designer, Christiane Spangsberg. Catch the video after the jump.
Earlier this year the world was gifted a gorgeous track called “Walk Without Me” from San Francisco based indie dance/nu disco duo MANICS. It’s been a little over three months and the track has garnered critical acclaim from the blogosphere and the global dance scene. And just when we thought it couldn’t get better than the original with that dreamy, pop affinity, Dynamique comes in with a sophisticated disco touch that leaves us weak at the knees.
He adds a sexy bassline, plays with the vocal arrangement, adds some heart-fluttering disco chords and just like that we have a sumptuous summer anthem. This really should be a staple in your summer playlists/sets. The remix is out now as part of a package with renditions from Studio_Dad feat Kool Ad, Maratta and Memory Clap Acid! The entire remix EP is out now via Popgang. Stream Dynamique’s version after the jump!
We’re currently floating in a state of pure aural bliss thanks to the new album from Way Out West. The duo, composed of progressive house pioneers Nick Warren and Jody Wisternoff, unleashes a stellar LP titled ‘Tuesday Maybe‘ that taps into the eclectic influences the producers have encountered while traveling the world with their live sets. Every track is deep, melodic dance music at its finest. You’ll catch yourself on a wild ride of emotions with captivating atmospherics in “Oceans” or solid dance floor cuts like “Running Away.” This is definitely one of the best albums of the year and another win for the Anjunadeep crew as they continue to deliver quality dance music time and time again. Clear your schedule for the next hour plus because this LP is definitely worth your undivided attention.
It’s been a little while since the last time we checked in on French electronic duo, Else. And we were glad to see that there is a new single making some traction across the blogosphere. It’s called “Ambre” and it’s a stunning display of synth layers and clever shifts in tempo. It starts off warm and unassuming and quickly molds into a mix of bubbling pads and a constant bass pattern. It’s reminiscent of Darius’ exquisite ‘Romance’ EP that remains one of our favorites to this day. French electronic at its best. Enjoy it on repeat after the jump. Or just go straight to the download thanks to L’ordre Collectif.
Nothing hits the spot quite like disco can. Air Zaïre seems to be on that same wavelength with this new edit. He puts his silky, sunset disco touch on Bobbi Walker‘s classic 1982 track “Come Back Lover, Come Back.” A bit of funk aimed directly for the hips and copious amounts of shimmering disco progressions for you to enjoy all summer long. It’s up for grabs for free so hop on it folks!
Brooklyn based imprint, Wonderwheel Recordings, released the third studio album from Italian producer Populous. After two successful albums, Populous returns to deliver another unique blend of world music. This time around he took in the culture and sounds that surrounded him after moving to Lisbon, Portugal. What resulted was a channeling of Lisbon as a city ‘halfway between South American soul and European modernity, African in some aspects, and dramatically melancholic.” It’s captured beautifully in the album, ‘Azulejos,’ which is out now over on Bandcamp. To get a taste of what to expect listen to this supremely blissful track off the album called “Batismo.”
In order to beat the heat we’ve been fighting fire with fire lately and finding those quality tracks definitely keeps our minds off the temperature. This next track is one example of how we’re embracing the heat. German producer Ferdinand Weber unleashes a pulsing new single titled “I Can Love You” with glorious chord progressions and a bass treatment that gets you up and energized. It’s a solid poolside anthem you need to have in your arsenal these next few months!
Continental Records‘ latest move comes from Japan by way of Melbourne’s JSquared with a saucy little EP for a track entitled ‘RMB ME.’ The EP is jam packed with remix goodness from some of our favorites including Final DJs, and Ledaux. But a specific remix caught our eye from, as Jerry- Continental label head puts it, the new French kid on the block. Pastel delivers a dreamy chilled-out version of “RMB” that’s perfect for kicking back and enjoying the summer heat. To celebrate, the label put together some mouthwatering visuals that should keep you hooked until the release is out. Sink your teeth into the video below. You can expect the full release on June 30th. In the meantime, get acquainted with that replay button.