Monthly Archives: August 2016

Midnight To Monaco – One Way Ticket

Currently on a mission to ‘take 50s doo wop harmony into the future’, LA-based Midnight To Monaco are carving out a niche and well-recognisable sound with their latest radio-friendly single, ‘One Way Ticket’.

The Future Classic-affiliated duo now have Island Records in charge of shifting this one outside of Australia and New Zealand, fast work given the fact their catchy debut single ‘Suicide’ was released just over a year ago.

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808 State – In Yer Face (Bicep Remix)

With the original track charting at number nine in the UK charts back in 1991, here’s the first of two forthcoming Bicep remixes of 808 State’s ‘In Yer face’.

This follows on from the success of their double remix release of Blaze’s ‘Lovelee Dae’ a few weeks back:


Thaddeus Nelson Jr – Disco Junky

Dreamy cuts coming out on New York-based label, Styles Upon Styles.

Released on 16th September, Thaddeus Nelson Jr has woven together a three-track EP entitled ‘Dance Record’, with each track representing a particular time of the day. Supposedly produced after he’d quit his job at a bowling alley in Times Square, the wonderfully-named ‘Disco Junky’ represents the afternoon. And according to the vintage strings and samples used throughout, a lazy one at that. Lovely stuff.


Soul Clap – Shine (This Is It) (Dimitri From Paris & DJ Rocca Vocal)

This is fun:

The first single from Soul Clap’s forthcoming second album gets the remix treatment from the French and Italo disco aficionados, providing over seven minutes of piano-driven, 90’s-inspired house. It’s colourful stuff, check out the original and more remixes here.


Tensnake – Freundchen EP

Hamburg’s finest is back with a three track EP coming out on his on label, True Romance Records.

Opener and title track ‘Freundchen’ brings a slice of glamour to the dancefloor, ‘Tzaar’ is awash with carnival vibes and ‘No Fool’ goes a little deeper (and darker) to wrap things up.

It’s out on 5th September, get your pre-orders in here.


The Invisible – Life’s Dancers (Floating Points Remix)

Floating Points has stretched out The Invisible’s ‘Life Dancers’ giving the London band’s latest single more space and added orchestration. A relaxing and reflective number to join the original and ‘First Time’, a track FP co-wrote with The Invisible, on this Ninja Tune vinyl release.


Benjamin Fröhlich – Rude Movements EP

Munich-based label Permanent Vacation’s co-owner Benjamin Fröhlich has put his hand to producing. His first EP entitled ‘Rude Movements’ is out now on, you guessed it, Permanent Vacation.

The two tracks we’ve heard are excellent. ‘Holloway’ is a melting pot of escalating synths and vigorous percussion. It’s eerie and atmospheric and compliments the shimmering ‘Ghost Orchid’ very nicely.

Both tracks are accompanied by ‘Spitting Image’ and ‘Amos, grab a copy of the EP here.



Dagny – Fool’s Gold

A little late to the party on this gal, Dagny. She originally hails from Norway, now resides in London and her euphoric power pop is something to behold. ‘Fool’s Gold’ has been doing the rounds for a few weeks now:

For the Londoners amongst you, she’s playing The Courtyard Theatre on 31st August if you want to see her in an intimate setting before she starts packing out stadiums…


Poolside – And The Sea (Pixelated Remix)

Poolside’s ‘And The Sea’ gets drenched in (more) summer vibes courtesy of Pixelated’s recent remix. Yours for free up on SoundCloud.

Finding it very difficult to believe this was over three years ago…


John Talabot – S.O.P.

Talabot’s on form.

He’s teamed up again with Pional under their Lost Scripts moniker and released a two track EP on his very own Hivern Discs. We spoke about the Afro house-inspired ‘A.F.K.’ t’other day, and now we’re treated to the A-side ‘S.O.P.’. It’s a re-work of the Clive Owen-starring TV show ‘The Knick’ and it sounds menacing. In a good way.

On the remix front he’s the man behind both remixes for Berlin based duo Sfire’s ‘Sfire3’. You can listen to the ‘Warehouse Dub’ version here, or the ‘Tribalist Rework’ below. It’s a mesmerising number:

And if that wasn’t enough, he’s been commandeered by Phonica to provide the latest instalment in their mix series. Over an hour and a half’s worth of music what makes JT tick…

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