German duo, FiNAL DJs describe their new track as "something for the dance floor from outer space" ...we agree. It's a silky smooth galactic track featuring catchy vocals, an attractive bass line, and euphoric 80's guitar rifts. Hopefully this will be available soon.
Final DJs - All I Need by FINAL DJs
Since 1998, "Music Sounds Better With You" by Stardust A.KA. Thomas Bangalter (from Daft Punk), Alan Braxe, and Benjamin Diamond has been a house classic. Last year, Eat More Cake remixed it with a nice relaxed style. It leads with piano instead of the original's synths and builds to a serious hip hop beat that complements the silky smooth vocals. Eat More Cake released this late night heartbreaker as free download on SoundCloud to promote their upcoming "The Remixes Vol. 1 Series".
Download for free: [LINK]
Dublin's Eoin Long just gave us this remix of the James Bond theme song, "GoldenEye" by Tina Turner (written by Bono). It is excellent. The slow-mo hip hop drums and persuasive vocals make this one an absolute jam.
Free download: [LINK]
Tina Turner "goldeneye" (EL edit) by Eoin Long
Last week we got mesmerized by "The Feeling" [LINK] - the first single from Lusty Zanzibar's first full length album. Released Monday, "Find A Way" is a cross-genre adventure that continues to impress after repeated listening. The album effortlessly flows through fresh tracks that showcase Mr. Zanzibar's love making melodies, dirty 80's beats, and master synthesizer work. The smooth and (very) intricate disco pop sounds from London's synthesizer genius are both stimulating and relaxing. Several tracks feature sultry vocals from Muneerah, adding to the Nu Retro flavor. It's obvious that Lusty spent many months lodged in his analogue paradise / studio working to prefect these original tunes... the result is stupendous.
This guy is straight class and his music has real soul. We asked him a few questions so you can get an idea what Lusty Zanzibar is all about. Read the interview below and scroll down to stream the entire new album. It can be purchased here: [LINK]
First of all, the name. How did you come up with such a cool name, Lusty Zanzibar?
I am rubbish at coming up with names so it took me a while. I wanted to find something different that would fit my style of music. I was reading about the 70/80's Club called Zanzibar in New jersey and it described the "lusty" people inside, so I put the two together and there you have it. Though people probably think I have a very high sex drive!
What are five words to describe your sound?
deep, complex, electric, uplifting, analogue
"The Feeling" is a beautiful track. Much respect, it was on repeat here for a while. So, what does "the feeling" mean to you?
It's one of those songs that really just fell into place. The basic idea came after watching a football match with an old school friend Jon Barber, who plays guitar on it. We started jamming and in the end it turned out to be song about remembering the good times you have had, its a song that I hope makes people feel good.
What is your favorite piece of hardware to produce with?
It's got to be my Studio Electronics SE-1X which is mainly used for Hip Hop, the bass sounds are amazing, I love it.
What's the craziest thing you've seen in over 10 years of DJing in London Clubs?
My dancing, sometimes genuis often embarrasing
How has your "sound" changed or morphed over the years? Are there certain things or people that have been influential?
I have been recording for a while so my style has changed with techonology and as I slowly get better at producing. I have always been making house music with a tune , so when "nu-disco" came about, I think my music fitted perfectly with that genre and that's when Bear funk released "For My Friends". I was/am a bit confused with the term "Nu Disco" so this lead me on to actualy listening to "good" Disco/ Italio so I have been having great fun catching up with that. There are some amazing new artists out there at the moment and a really good community of like minded muscians where ideas are bounced around which is great.
What's your favorite 80's movie?
Hard one, I am going down the sc fi route here, as there are loads of great films Blade Runner, Terminator, Aliens. The Thing. But I think it has to be Escape from New York, It has a great feel to it and fantastic music.
What's your favorite drink?
Beer, perfect on summers day, actually perfect most days.
What are three tracks that we should be listening to?
The Fields of Dreams by The Project Club, lovely balearic stuff.
Ashley Beedle's Edit of Pinball, such a great unassuming edit, perfect for a stroll in the sun.
Sorry not a track an Album (and its not out yet), Escorts self titled album, I was luckily enough to be sent a copy, it is truly amazing, the sound, production all great.
Is there anyone you would love to collaborate with? Why?
I would love to work with the producer Flood. He created such a great sound for some of my favourite 80's bands and perhaps he could show me what I am really meant to be doing with outboard gear.
We're very excited about your new album, "Find A Way". What can you tell us about your experience recording it?
95% of the album was recorded on my own except when Muneerah came round to write and sing on some of the album tracks. So I spent many months kind of lost in a world of analogue gear and computers, it was great. Though it can be frustrating when something doesn't work or breaks and you end up shouting at the cat who isn't very helpful. But when something fits and works just they way you want it to, its makes it all worth it. But I talk to myself a lot more than I used to.
What's in store for the future?
At the moment I am working on a live set and new material is under way. Though this time I am planning to work with other people and hopefully get more remix work as well. Finally, I want to get out there and DJ a bit more I may even dance!
Get pumped... Cadillac's debut EP is legit. Each track is soaked in beach party vibes, guaranteeing a synth ride to disco-pop fantasy land.
Straight from Future Classic's website:
"Cadillac is an Australian luxury vehicle marque signed to Future Classic. If you like guitar solos, slow mo piano jams and the sounds of balearic, disco, pop and rock then we might have just the vehicle for you.
On first inspection of their self titled EP you'll find their guitar and synth beast "Dreams" featuring guest vocals of Wolf & Cub's Joel Byrne, the stadium jammer "Past Midnight", a sexy porn interlude called "Endless Summer", "Blue Skies" and "Make You Fell" - two great tunes for dancing to and the glorious piano outro "High For Me".
This bad boy is available on vinyl as a double 12 inch - a Future Classic first! And also available on digital as a split EP with original and remixes. Come and embark on Cadillac's journey of an endless summer."
You're going to like what you hear, so pre-order the vinyl [LINK] or buy yourself a digital copy [LINK]. If you're broke you can download "High For Me" and the Marcos Cabral remix of "Make You Feel" for free:
Dance till you're sweating pina coladas...
Cadillac - Cadillac (double 12" ) by future classic
The rising star of funky disco-house, Louis La Roche, released a bouncy new track today called "Los Angeles", along with an incredible edit of that track featuring Daft Punk's "Around The World". The Daft Punk edit seems to sound better when drunk.
Download this weekend party favor for free: [LINK]
The "All Of My Life" remix by New York's Slow Hands has deep slow-mo & sultry house vibes.
Don't sleep on this highly produced Led Zeppelin "re-do". The tropical disco drums and stabbing synths definitely hit the spot, and it's available for free download: [LINK]
All Of My Love (Slow Hands Re-Do) by Slow Hands
Also, catch a couple minutes of Slow Hands performing live in Hamburg, Germany:
Gigamesh released his debut self-titled EP today via Our Label International. Check it out on iTunes: [LINK].
To celebrate the EP release, he's giving away this extremely euphoric remix of "It's So Intense" by the Italian dance experts, Fare Soldi. It features hard dance beats, intense piano chords, and a few perfect samples from the famous "Double Rainbow" YouTube video. Stoked for this one.
Download this remix now: [LINK]
Gigamesh - It's So Intense (Fare Soldi "Enrico Pallazzo" rmx) by FARE SOLDI
This description says it all, courtesy of digital.turntablelab.com:
"Some how Lusty Zanzibar managed to make the most joyful balearic groove ever with "The Feeling". It's like Prozac or MDMA transfigured into a track! Sweet shimmery synths and saccharin melodies take you away to a world of kittens, candy, and plur."
Simply amazing. Listen below, and if you got the feeling go ahead and dish out $1.30 for a digital copy [LINK], or get the vinyl here: [LINK]
Lusty Zanzibar - The Feeling (original mix) by Lusty Zanzibar
Nang Records will release Lusty Zanzibar's first album, Find A Way, next week on October 24th.
Pump it up a notch and give "Dinosaurs" by Kelek a spin. The German producer starts with classy synths from the 80's before unleashing some very serious electro-house chords. Definitely dinosaur music.
Download this monster for free: [LINK]
Kelek - Dinosaurs by kelekmusik
Sweden's Gin Joints started DJing at the age of eleven thinking it would get him girls. The girls didn't come right away, but he did find a love for making dirty beats. After spending fifteen years making hip hop with several european rappers, he was introduced to the sweet sounds of 80's funk and quickly became a solo artist because his rapper friends didn't understand his new grooves. His debut 12" features three tracks of pure throwback funk and an awesome electro remix of the title track by one of Nu Retro's favorites, Neon Workout.
Teq04 Gin Joints - Know the ledge 12" by Discotheque ála Carte
Discotheque a la Carte recently released this sleazy music video for "Done Wrong". The video is totally improvised, except for the blowing up of actor André Åbergs head which was the only thing in the script. It's certainly entertaining.
Midiroket is a fantastic duo out of Istanbul, Turkey, producing nu wave arcade music that rocks. Get lost, or maybe even stuck inside their newest dark 80's electro-arcade track. If you're a pro, you won't mind it at all.
Out soon on on Steller Kinematics.
Midiroket - Pro Gamer by MIDIROKET
The Starkiller is a Dutch guy in London whose life goal is to make space disco. He delivers in his new remix of the 1978 international hit "Driver's Seat" by Sniff 'N' The Tears. It's almost 9 minutes of hypnotic melodies, soothing vocals, and progressive build-ups. Perfect for your next road trip. Download it here: [LINK]
Sniff 'n' the Tears - Driver's Seat (The Starkiller's Night Drive Edit) by The Starkiller
Labels: Retro Edits
The new Penguin Prison remix of Lana Del Rey's track "Blue Jeans" is pure sex. The thick disco bass-line and futuristic synths obviously make the song 100 times better.
The original track is from her debut EP "Video Games", released today. (Buy it here: [LINK])
Lana Del Rey - Blue Jeans (Penguin Prison Remix) by Penguin Prison
Also, don't miss Penguin Prison's debut album, out on October 18th. You can pre-order it here: [LINK]
Labels: Pure Sex
This Nu Retro pioneer from New York has silky smooth style and real sincerity. Chris Malinchak's new EP has three dynamic disco house tracks, all worthy of your music library.
The "Vilette" EP was released on October 5th via French Express. Listen below and purchase here: [LINK]
FE008 / Chris Malinchak - Vilette EP by FRENCH EXPRESS
Chris Malinchak's next release will be out this December, featuring vocalist Angelica Bess from Brooklyn's Body Language.
Both Poolside and the The Rapture put on a stellar show last night at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, CA.
LA duo Poolside (Filip "Turbotito" Nikolic & Jeffrey Paradise) started it off with some laid back daytime disco. Playing with several different tempos, they pleased the crowd with their feel-good tunes, taking slight breaks between tracks to take healthy sips from their drinks. They got everyone moving with their hit single "Do you Believe" and closed with the brand new track "Take Me Home", featured as the first track in Aeroplane's upcoming "In Flight Entertainment" mixtape, out on October 24th. These guys have great style and sound.
The energy built when The Rapture took the stage. Starting with bold bass drum kicks, they memorized the crowd into a dance-punk fever. When lead singer Luke Jenner had the crowd in his power, he jumped off the stage and navigated the dance floor as he belted euphoric sounds. It was one hell of a show packed with soulful lyrics, pulsing synths, and pounding drums.
Listen to the fifth track of their recently released third album "In The Grace Of Your Love" here:
10.06.2011 • Los Angeles, CA • The Music Box w/ Poolside
10.07.2011 • Pomona, CA • Glasshouse w/ Poolside
10.08.2011 • San Francisco, CA • The Sound Factory
10.10.2011 • El Paso, TX • Club 101 w/ Poolside
10.11.2011 • Dallas, TX • Granada Theater w/ Poolside
10.12.2011 • Austin, TX • La Zona Rosa w/ Poolside
10.13.2011 • Houston, TX • Warehouse Live w/ Poolside
10.17.2011 • Miami, FL • Grand Central w/ Poolside
10.18.2011 • Orlando, FL • The Beacham Theatre w/ Poolside
10.19.2011 • Atlanta, GA • Masquerade w/ Poolside
Courtesy of DISCOBELLE RECORDS:
Clubfeet is "...the holy union of five sons of Melbourne and Cape Town (via the French Riviera). Together, they create music for the night time, which can also be enjoyed in the day time. It is dreamy, melancholic indie-pop, that sounds just as inspiring on a club floor on a Saturday night as it does on a lazy Sunday by the sea side. “Last Words” is the next single from the project and features remixes from legendary hedonist and French disco icon Dimitri From Paris, indie club producer Andrew Maury, aka RAC and London’s emerging nu-disco champions The C90s."
The C90s and RAC MAURY remixes have been on repeat at Nu Retro headquarters. Get them both for free on SoundCloud. The entire "Last Words" release is available via Beatport.
We are not alone....
Clubfeet - Last Words (The C90s Remix) by helloclubfeet
Clubfeet - Last Words (RAC Maury Mix) by helloclubfeet
Two weeks ago, we posted the smokin' hot remix that the Dublin Aunts did for the Jubilants -->[LINK]. Now they're back-in-action with this silky smooth remix of "Chasing Colours", the debut single from their fellow Australian friends, All The Lights. Get the free download from the SoundCloud player below. Tropical dance party anyone?
All The Lights - Chasing Colours (Dublin Aunts Remix) by Dublin Aunts