Worship, “Orion Forever” (Auxiliary Tha Masterfader Electric Disco Mix)
ATM (we’re not typing all that out because we think the “tha” is kind of silly, but anyway) does something new with his latest remix, going for epic and widescreen with lots of big chords and long, stretched-out breakdowns. It’s almost exhausting to listen to, in a good way.
Buy from Juno.
Moon Boots, “Love Strong”
Heavy sampling is probably the reason that Moon Boots is releasing this track for free, but we’d gladly pony up a buck or two for something this bouncy and warm and sunset disco-y. Just saying.
L’Enfant, “Funk It Up” (L’Equipe du Son Remix)
Relentless with its hard, loop-driven groove before it breaks down and goes all funky. Recommended, obviously.
Luciano Colman and Tevy Cavoti (featuring Anastasia), “I Can’t Stand It”
Luciano sent his newest release on Erke over to us because he knew we’d appreciate and post it. He was exactly right — this is the rare dance record that has a constantly-shifting arrangement that doesn’t sound like they’re masturbating furiously in the studio. By the time it hits that 3:20 mark and kicks in with a very solid 4/4 beat, you’re begging for the release.
Classixx (featuring Nancy Whang), “All You’re Waiting For”
Hanging Gardens, the debut album from Classixx, finally debuted this week and we here at the Most Esteemed Disco Potential Center For The Musical Arts And Taco Consumption have given it a thorough going over. Our conclusion is that it’s a fine effort that shows the breadth of the Classixx sound (the groovesome beauty of the title track, the spiky disco thump of nu-disco staples “Holding On” and “I’ll Get You,” the end-title-for-the-Drive-sequel “Borderline”) even as you can admire the extreme care put into their songcraft. While everyone’s distracted trying to out-sarcasm and out-wank one another over the stream of the new Daft Punk, Hanging Gardens might get overlooked, and that’d be a real shame. It isn’t just another collection of tracks, it’s a statement of intent from a pair that’s impressed us a lot over the last couple of years.
Buy on iTunes ($9.99) | Buy on AmazonMP3 ($6.99)
Dave Allison, “The Way You Move”
Even if this is a first draft, low-quality MP3 that Allison posted, you can tell this is going to be a corker.
Max Jones, “Arabian Nightmare”
Max Jones puts together a driving, dark (as the name implies) deep house record with enough light creeping in around the corners to make its minimalism captivating.
Buy from Juno.
New Order, “60 Miles An Hour” (The Supermen Lovers Remix)
This is a blast from the past and we’re glad The Supermen Lovers put it up on Soundcloud. It’s obviously not as polished as their current work, but even in 2001, there was something to their approach — a bit of disco, a bit of funk, a lot of fun. (Even if those vocals are way, way, way too dry.)
L’Etranger, “Now or Never”
The first track from L’Etranger’s new single features an edgy, insistent synth, a deep, deep bassline and vocal snippets emerging from the depths to push you further into the groove. It’s rather excellent.
Buy from iTunes.