It’s been a while since we heard Amtrac singing on one of his own tracks and to be honest we were looking forward to this. We’ve been following his music since the earlier days when his vocals were featured on “Why You Look So Blue?” and pretty much the entire 2010 release, ‘Why?,’ when we were hooked on that Bloghouse sound. It’s a nod to his roots, but this track showcases how far his productions have come. It’s polished, deep, melodic and euphoric house. This is an instant favorite for us. Those blissed out synths make us want to go on a late night drive just to have this on repeat. And, of course, the vocals melt in your ear. The way he closes out the track gives it a cinematic vibe that lingers in the mind for a while. Grab “Madness To Mayhem” here.
Le Youth is back with a brand new slice of pure, uplifting romance. His latest gem is titled “Stay” and is out now with the folks over at Parametric Records. This one deviates slightly from his party inducing anthems and instead we get this beautiful and blissed out track that features vocals from Karen Harding. It still carries that dance worthy energy, only with much more lighthearted brush strokes. Full stream after the jump!
The prolific Seb Wildblood dropped a brand new EP called ‘Grab The Wheel‘ and showcases a new sound. Seb slightly deviates from usual sound to give us something emotive, dynamic and refreshing. The EP includes four new originals that flaunt a new side to his music that is surprising and feels completely organic. Our favorites are definitely “Bad Space Habits” for the hypnotic synth melodies and “Grab The Wheel” with that infectious rave euphoria. Stream all four after the jump!
Currently vibing to this excellent new cut from Frankfurt based producer Paawl. It’s super smooth and minimal with a solid percussion laden groove. The undulating synths bring that extra layer of highs. It’s perfect for late night streaming or throw it out there in one of your sets and layer away. This one is up for grabs for free over on Paawl’s Bandcamp page! Enjoy.
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We’re totally here and eagerly waiting for every bit of new music that Róisín Murphy has been putting out lately. These last few tracks have been harkening to early 90s house music, but with a modern twist that reads in the polished and shimmering productions. Her latest music video is for the track “The Rumble“ and builds on the motif of the previous videos that showcase club culture euphoria. This one centers on one protagonist as she literally lets it all go and becomes one with the music in a space that allows her to be herself without judgement.
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This remix has been on constant replay since it surfaced last week. We’re big fans of Parcels and their disco tinged melodies with harmonized vocals that have everyone swooning. Their debut album is amazing and just when we thought it couldn’t get any better, they hit us with this incredible nu disco remix from the one-and-only Breakbot! The mix of Parcels’ vocals and Breakbot’s silky bassline have us living our disco fantasies searching for that glowing dance floor to finally let loose. Check it out after the jump.
It’s amazing to see more and more compelling cinematography and stories being expressed in music videos. It’s definitely impressive, to say the least, that artists can pack a completely emotive storyline in a video that runs a little under 6 minutes. In the same vein as The Blaze, this next producer named Ateph Elidja hails from France and presents a beautiful debut video called “Burn October.” As Ateph continues explores his sound, he gifts us with this stunner that dances somewhere between dark, almost industrial electronic and euphoric synth bliss. A sound that is matched by the haunting, gripping, deeply emotive video of a father caught in a wave of grief, “anger, fire and complete disorientation” after the loss of a child. Ateph is definitely one-to-watch!
Cavego‘s debut EP over on Belgian taste-making label, Eskimo Recordings, is a stunning ode to the Nordic valley of ‘Gudbrandsdalen’ which just so happens to be the name of the EP as well. For years now, Norway has been an bottomless well of top notch disco. And Cavego has been establishing himself as one of our favorites when it comes to nu disco. With this new EP he traveled back to his hometown to garner inspiration from the natural world he grew up in and blend that with sultry, addictive basslines and synths. The breakdown with those sharp chords and the mesmerizing conclusion really steal the show. He was definitely inspired and it completely shows in the work.
Warner Case‘s stellar new ‘Good Time Heart Dance’ EP gets a pair of new videos featuring both collaborators from the EP Spencer Ludwig and Zak Downtown. Part One is for the banger that reached the number one spot on Hypem, “Good Time,” and it follows the impromptu dance battle between the female lead Elsa Stallings and Zak. The ending is introduces a mysterious character who turns out to be Spencer leading us into Part Two. Spencer is cast as this trumpet wielding specter crashing a date while performing “Heart Dance.” Both videos are directed by talented filmmaker Losmose who’s featured on Warner’s podcast/video series #mondaymoves talking about his work and sharing music. Catch the videos after the jump!
Following up “Apollo” which graced our ears late last month (and also included below along with an edit), UK based Tourist has unleashed yet another track titled, “Someone Else.” The track , lush with ambient patterns and uplifting notes (akin to some of Sigur Rós‘ most revered works), is fitting for the month of November (which we like to associate with a more introspective state). “I’m interested in exploring human themes through sound. Family, mental health, loss, love,” says the producer, also adding, “Sonically, much of what has inspired me has been impressionism. I’m not interested in making cold, austere music. I want it to be imbued with romanticism, escapism and equal parts melancholy and optimism. ‘Apollo’ is a piece of music that hopefully inspires reflection and reverie. I love the idea that music can “take” you to places, and that’s what this is to me when I listen back to it.” And we do too. Dive in below.