It’s Friday and that means the weekend is right around the corner. It also means having proper tunes to get you pumped. This next premiere is for LA based Jamie Prado‘s latest which is the second single from his forthcoming, Weekend Waveforms due in October. “Stay True” is composed of beautiful piano chord arrangements and buttery vocals from Columbus based singer, TWYLA. TWYLA describes her experience working on the track: “I loved working with Jamie and writing ‘Stay True.’ My favorite lyric in the song is ‘too electric to buzz,’ mostly because I love that vibe; the electricity I feel in music is powerful and contagious.” And we couldn’t agree any more. There’s something really uplifting and delicate about the track that is heightened by the steady grumbling bass Prado puts behind it- ultimately making it a track that can rank amongst peak hour bangers or when you’re simply relaxing at home by the pool. Can’t wait for the full length.
The debut solo album from Joshua Moriarty (of Miami Horror fame) is out now. It’s called ‘War Is Over‘ and it clocks in with 8 soulful, melodic, sensual and blissed out tracks. The sound ranges from electronic, disco, funk, pop, indie rock, even psychedelic at times and with a keen awareness of ambient. There are moments that remind us of Kasabian, Penguin Prison and Zoé. He has a golden touch for building captivating melodies. One of our favorites is definitely “All I Want Is You” with all its melancholic disco dream glory. Check out the preview of the album after the jump!
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House and jazz form a mesmerizing bond in the latest to come from Nicholas. And who better to gift the world with these two soulful cuts than the Church crew right out of London. Two tracks have surfaced one called “Black Juniper” and the other “Dahlia” and from what we can tell it looks like both are lifted from Nicholas’ ‘Lonnie’s Reprise’ mini LP. “Dahlia” carries a rad Samba percussive treatment that evolves into a cool off-beat anthem. “Black Juniper” is a potent mix of somber and intoxicating jazz instrumentals on top of solid house percussion. So pour yourself a whiskey on the rocks, sit back and enjoy these late night gems.
Touch Sensitive‘s highly anticipated debut album dropped on Friday and it is a complete stunner from beginning to end. Over the years he’s perfected his grasp of funk and disco bringing them into contemporary culture seamlessly. This album has been years in the making and it is finally here with the most appropriate title of ‘Visions.’ Mike has had the vision to take funk, disco and electronic to new heights while still staying true to the roots of the genres. And it’s heart-warming to hear that California was a source of inspiration. Up above you can check out the visualizer for the funkadelic and timeless dream that is “Lose It All.” Big congrats to Touch Sensitive and the Future Classic crew for putting out this stellar album!
Justice‘s triumphant return is still making waves and this time it’s with their latest (NSFW) video for a live version of the French duo’s track, “Pleasure” taken from their latest full length, ‘Woman.’ Alexandre Courtès, who was responsible for directing the video and for doing loads of cool stuff like designing Daft Punk’s helmets (other credits include The White Stripes and U2) explained, “Xavier and Gaspard had a concept in mind of a supernatural love scene: an extrapolation of feelings during sex, a symbiosis.” He went on and said ,”“My goal in the project was to achieve a sensual film that deals with emotions, a film that goes beyond the crude aspect of the situation. I hope we got close to it.” And we think he did just that.
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We found ourselves craving that touch of romance today and it looks like Midnight Pool Party was on the same wavelength. They dropped a brand new track today called “Signals” which you can grab here. These guys have a keen ear for rich basslines and warm piano chords. There’s an effortless elegance in this song that totally peaks our interest. Not to mention, the vocals are always crisp and charming. They definitely hit the spot with this gem.
You know it has to be good when you can’t just listen to it once! London heavyweight Vanilla ACE returns to his beloved Club Sweat to drop a brand new anthem titled “Ghetto Track.” This melodic and pulsing club track is going to be lighting up dance floors globally. With a swinging bass and funky samples and reverbs to help deliver the message in Enrique Ramil‘s soulful crooning. You get a bit of a reality check with the lyrics only to be swept back into the surging house groove.
We can’t fully describe the feeling of excitement when we see the names of two powerhouse producers on the same track. The Magician and TCTS have come together to deliver punchy, future house, peak hour material featuring vocals from London’s Sam Sure. We wouldn’t expect anything less from such a stellar combo. The track is now available via Potion. Purchase it, or engage on your favorite platform by going here: smarturl.it/TM-SlowMotion
This has to be one of the best tracks we’ve heard all week! Jamie xx graces our speakers with a pulsing new remix of “On Hold” by The xx. Who better to breathe new life into the original than a member of The xx? He knows exactly what to do with it and takes it to new heights with a club tipped remix made for peak hours world wide. There are elements of the original, but overall the vibe is completely fresh. He kicks things off with bass stabs that move closer and closer to the foreground eventually cascading into an all out electro house banger. They even remixed the music video giving it the proper edit to match the dynamic and engaging rendition. We’ve come across tracks that are geared towards the dance floor, but once in a while you come across one that completely lives up to that euphoric and thrilling vibe that people crave during parties. Jamie totally outdid himself with this remix! Stream the video up above.
Our friends over at LAMP have announced a new compilation series called ‘Spectrum’ and to celebrate the release, they’ll be throwing a party tonight at Skybar featuring Mr PUZL, Damon Steele, Cabrillo, Jeff Devoe, and others. The four track release is “focusing on artists’ who are re-envisioning some of their favorite songs while pushing the boundaries of their creativity” and will be premiering in its entirety tonight. Included as part of the release is Damon Steele‘s sultry remix for Masego’s “Navajo.” Steele takes the track into dance floor territory by adding thumping bass patterns and a saucy guitar sample. If you’re itching to hear what else will come from such a velvety smooth delivery, we’ll see you at Skybar tonight!
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