Archive | Disco

Palms Trax makes rousing Essential Mix debut

Cheekily dubbed as the west country-born, Berlin-based underground star by BBC‘s Pete Tong, Palms Trax has finally made his debut in the Essential Mix DJ booth.Real name Jay Donaldson, Palms Trax’ ubiquity in the dance world is becoming increasingly deserved as time carries on. He has bold sonic inclinations and an unabashed M.O. where he moves between […]

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MUST LISTEN: The Black Madonna makes her stunning BBC Radio 1 residency debut

The “riot girrrl” of dance music, The Black Madonna, has made her 2018 BBC Radio 1 residency debut.Marea Stamper kicked off her residency with zeal, digging into the crates and serving up an archetypically Black Madonna array of deeper cuts from the likes of Talamanca System, Detroit’s Parliament, and the groove-God Kiki Gyan.It’s going to be a […]

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Weekend Rewind: Jackmaster drops off the original Mastermix from 2006

Jackmaster‘s released his original Mastermix from 2006 to kick off the new year.Since the debut landed over ten years ago, Jackmaster’s Mastermix series has become a highly regarded institution in the dance music realm, as it’s one of the most dynamic collections of tracks in the scene. While it was believed to have been lost, the […]

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Good Morning Mix: Floating Points b2b Motor City Drum Ensemble live at Dimensions 2014

Few sets compare to the near six-hour showdown that took place on the final night of Croatia’s Dimensions festival in 2014.A huge lightning storm broke out as Motor City Drum Ensemble and Floating Points were poised to close out the night. In an effort to combat the uncertainty, the two decided to share the decks on the Eglo stage while […]

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Throttle and Niko the Kid unite on Justin Timberlake and Snoop Dogg’s hit collaboration ‘Signs’

Spinnin’ Records recruit Throttle is by all accounts closing out a breakout year, but as 2017 draws to a close, the Aussie beatmaker has one more gift up his sleeve as the “icing on the cake.” Teaming up once again with Atlanta’s Niko the Kid, the pair have joined forces on a new remix, honing in […]

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Lorde – Dynamite (Midnight Pool Party Remix)

Australia’s masterful funk duo, Midnight Pool Party, have been hard at work developing their dancefloor-shaking disco sound with their Dalliance EP earlier this year and latest single “Signals.” To cap off the year, the pair have flipped fellow Oceania native, Lorde, and her hit single, “Dynamite.” Layering Lorde’s tranquilizing vocals with sprightly piano chords and […]

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Good Morning Mix: Groove out with Detroit Swindle’s 2015 Essential Mix

Few acts are capable of breaking down the sonic barriers between jazz, disco, and deep house into a seamless sonic stream of consciousness like that of Detroit Swindle. The group, comprised of Lars Dales and Maarten Smeets, has been slinging out their Motown-leaning tunes for six years now. While it’s clear the pair is an […]

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Chris Lake flips Chromeo’s ‘Juice’ into a certified club burner

Chromeo are coming back strong in 2018 with the announcement of their next studio LP, Head Over Heels, and they’ve already teased fans with some fresh funk from the upcoming record with a leggy lead single “Juice.” The new track is quintessential Chromeo, tongue-in-cheek 80’s-inspired synth pop with a tasty singalong hook, though now the duo’s latest is being blessed […]

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MUST LISTEN: Jackmaster’s end of year Mastermix is here

Just in time for the weekend and the holidays around the corner, Jackmaster has shared his end-of-year Mastermix. Steeped in funk and oozing delectable disco anthems, the dynamic mix is masterfully crafted.Beginning in 2009, Jackmaster’s Mastermixes have since become an institution in the dance music world. This year, in near two hours, Jackmaster offers but a taste of the […]

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The Knocks & Captain Cuts – House Party (Oliver Disco Mixx)

LA-based duo Oliver have been consistently making a name for themselves with an array of innovative originals and funky remixes. Each release is fresher and more inventive than the last, and their most recent song is a perfect example.Oliver have released a “disco mixx” of The Knocks and Captain Cuts‘ “House Party,” which came out last month. The […]

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Stream Mija’s collaborative Fk A Genre takeover from Dirtybird Campout

Mija doesn’t give a fk about a genre.In fact, her innate structure itself shines in her all-encompassing M.O. Mija is currently in the midst of taking her Fk A Genre tour far and wide and perfectly encapsulating its celebratory ethos was her Dirtybird Campout takeover. During the set, Mija collaborated with friends Ryan Forever, Ardalan, Mark Starr, and Deux Yeux.Between […]

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Party Pupils – Over & Under

Party Pupils put a modern twist on disco with their newest track “Over & Under.” A groovy melody with smooth vocals fall into a modern drop with sharper chords that merge 2017 with 1970. Party Pupils also infuse trumpet into the song, creating a multi-faceted production.The group is a collaboration between LA-based Max Schneider and Ryan Siegel. They are […]

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Premiere: Oliver Nelson – Feel Alright ft Guy Sebastian

Fresh off a collaboration with Kygo on the Norwegian’s “Riding Shotgun,” Sweden’s Oliver Nelson is back with a new single, “Feel Alright.” Featuring vocals from Australian Guy Sebastian, the track is an unabashedly happy disco tune sure to get crowds moving.With an uptempo energy and funky guitar riffs, Sebastian’s vocals have a groovy foundation to soar […]

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Good Morning Mix: Goldroom’s 2016 Otoño Mix

Goldroom‘s music is timeless. Each season, he releases an hour-long mix of sun-soaked tunes. Whether it’s hot or cold outside, Goldroom warms the soul with each new collection of music.His Otoño mix from November 2016 is a dreamy collection of tracks, varying from his own original tunes to music from Lenno, Cut Copy and Gigamesh. Drift […]

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Stream The Russ Liquid Test’s genre-bending 7-track ‘World Gone Crazy’ EP

The Russ Liquid Test‘s future-oriented funk and jazz stylings continues to gain momentum across the live jamtronica scene. The New Orleans-based trio — known for their clean fusion of live instrumentation, psychedelic visuals, and digital sound design — have just capped off a mind-blowing Suwannee Hulaween performance as one of the last stops along their extensive fall tour.On Nov. 3, The Russ Liquid Test […]

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Purple Disco Machine presents debut album ‘Soulmatic,’ talks timelessness of disco [Interview + Album Review]

Disco remains at the forefront of dance music four decades after its genesis, thanks in part to the genius and innovation of Dresden-born artist Purple Disco Machine (PDM). With his debut album Soulmatic, Purple Disco Machine — also known as Tino Piontek — challenges the notion that the aforementioned genre was laid to rest with the bell […]

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Listen to Flight Facilities’ Samsung S8 x Boiler Room Sydney DJ Set

Few duos in the world of dance music have amassed as loyal and global of a following as Australian supergroup Flight Facilities. Known for their enchanting brand of nu-disco and deep house, they’ve created an unmistakable trademark style and sound. This year the twosome formerly known as Hugo and Jimmy made their Boiler Room debuted in their […]

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Listen to Flight Facilities’ Samsung S8 x Boiler Room Sydney DJ Set

Few duos in the world of dance music have amassed as loyal and global of a following as Australian supergroup Flight Facilities. Known for their enchanting brand of nu-disco and deep house, they’ve created an unmistakable trademark style and sound. This year the twosome formerly known as Hugo and Jimmy made their Boiler Room debuted in their […]

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Mord Fustang returns with new original ‘Because Of You’

Mord Fustang has released a somewhat surprising disco-influenced single, “Because Of You.” Active in the scene since the early 2010’s, Mord Fustang showcased a mostly electro-based style and releasing on labels such as Magic Trooper, Selected, and others.“Because Of You” takes elements of electro and disco, ties them together with a hypnotic vocal sample. The percussion […]

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Lindstrøm embarks on a galactic-disco odyssey with ‘Tensions’

Hans-Peter Lindstrøm, hailed as “The King of Space Disco” by the New Yorker — known simply as Lindstrøm on stage — is set to release his first solo album in five years later this month.Lindstrøm’s new work will follow up his legacy by way of his archetypal hazy synths and dynamic vocal unions. Dubbed It’s Alright Between Us All It Is, the new […]

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