London’s Ben Macklin, who is part of the duo Cassette Club, is going to make waves with his latest single. A tropical piece with an irresistible nudisco shimmer, “Dare” is the kind of music that transcends house and aims straight for the sugary goodness that’s not just easy to consume, but impossible not to love. Featuring an enchanting vocal by relative newcomer Emma Brammer, Macklin’s newest single writes a love letter to balearic, new wave-y, 80′s synthpop with a pen dipped in bass and dripping with sweet, sweet airiness; the effect is a starry eyed self-awareness that makes the track more than a novelty. Instead, Macklin is giving us an earnest expression of love for a very specific era of dance music that often gets overlooked in favor of whatever the newest hard hitting bass drop is. It’s a devout love of a simpler moment in dance music. And it’s the love that makes this track so beautiful.
You can pick up “Dare” on all major music platforms now.
Jean Tonique brings his summery blend of french house and disco to the Crystal Fighters’s “Love Alight” with his new remix. He turns the track into a saccharine house groove with warm synths, big choruses, and a huge summery feel. It’s one of the funkiest tracks he’s dropped yet, and he’s offering it up as a free DL. Listen below:
Well known for their work in DC’s nudisco scene, Man and Woman are on the rise with their feel good, old-school-in-a-new-school aesthetic. Eau Claire, who makes up the “Woman” half of the duo, is no force to be reckoned with as a solo artist either.
Her latest remix, a hyper, vibed up retooling of Stevie Wonder’s masterpiece “Uptight,” is a disco-age slampiece just waiting to jettison out of your subwoofers and into the soles of your favorite pair of dancing shoes. With sharp claps and synth riffs reminiscent of “Future Shock” era Herbie Hancock, this is the kind of perked up, indie dance number that’s going to be few and far once autumn comes sweeping in with the deep and ambient house for those cold, dark nights.
Pick up Eau Claire’s savvy edit of Stevie Wonder’s classic via her Facebook page.
We’re still reeling from his show this weekend at U Street Music Hall, but luckily Bit Funk has just dropped an excellent remix of Seven Lions’s “Worlds Apart.” The resulting track is easily some of his best work yet, alongside his remix of Golf Clap’s “The Future.” It’s a bittersweet pop track with a house backbone and indie dance spirit that instantly gets you moving. Take a listen below and make sure to grab it now:
Luke Million offers up one of his best tracks with “Light & Sound.” The producer who’s made a name for himself with retro tinged and synth filled disco homages is gearing up to release a new Ep for etcetc, with “Light & Sound” being the first single. The track is nu disco at it’s finest. Breezy, summer filled synths over a funky bass line and playful pop vocal. It hits right up there with Flight Facilities’s “Foreign Language” in terms of feel good. Listen below: