Patrick Cowley featuring Sylvester – Menergy (Purple Disco Machine Remix)

26 Jul

Has there ever been a better disco vocalist than Sylvester? The heights are well and truly hit on this Purple Disco Machine remix which arrived last week – there’s a vinyl release on the way via Unidisc. It appears this is part of a special release which will see today’s hottest disco names working on some all time classic remixes. We’re in! We heart a mammoth dose of hi-NRG.

박혜진 Park Hye Jin – Whatchu Doin Later

26 Jul

Park Hye Jin’s ‘Before I Die’ might have just become our most anticipated album of the year (it’s out in September on Ninja Tune). The first single ‘Let’s Sing Let’s Dance’ has been on repeated play since it dropped and now there’s another new track to enjoy. ‘Whatchu Doin Later’ is more hip hoppy and a bit Aaliyah-ish too. We could just listen to Park Hye Jin all day – absolutely addictive!

Blu DeTiger – Cotton Candy Lemonade (Anna Lunoe Remix)

26 Jul

Anna Lunoe has taken Blu DeTiger into hypnotic house territory on this chugging remix of ‘Cotton Candy Lemonade’ – the original version of which is taken from Blu’s recent EP. The funky outro is super cool.

L’Avenue – Plaza

25 Jul

New EP era on the way for L’Avenue and it’s announced with the divine ‘Plaza’. This one finds our synthwave hero in a mellow mood and that vibe is only enhanced by some emosh sax playing courtesy of Alex Bone. Another classic slice of 80s action movie love theme end titles swooniness – if you catch our drift.

MICCI – Didn’t Want Love

25 Jul

MICCI has sung and toured with Aussie dance legends Peking Duk and Flight Facilities – both acts have featured here at T&D (a quick bit of last minute research tells us MICCI has also appeared here at T&D before – she’s the artist formerly known as Michaela Baranov!). She’s striking out on her own with a new project inspired by the Drive Soundtrack (gotta love that) and has made a big splash with us on her single ‘Didn’t Want Love’. Imagine Haim making a synthwave single and it might sound like this. By that we mean retro synths but with indie edge.

Oscar and The Wolf – Oliver

24 Jul

Oscar and The Wolf has announced his new album ‘The Shimmer’. We’re long term fans and are very much on board for the warm smoothness of the ‘Oliver’ sound. He’s gone full on Sade mid 80s sophistipop – it’s decadent and delicious.

Born At Midnite – Pop Charts

24 Jul

Amery and David return with another pair of two minute long indie pop blasts. ‘Pop Charts’ packs a zillion references and sounds into such a small space and we love every detail. We also love songs about pop/pop charts. ‘Crusie Control’ is fun too and the songs are available on a 7″ single which is up for pre-order via Arbutus Records.

Desire – Ghosts (Johnny Jewel Cosmic Disco Remix)

24 Jul

Yet more flawless output from Italians Do It Better. When Johnny Jewel makes a remix and names it ‘Cosmic Disco’ there’s no doubt that it’s going to be spacey Italo of the highest order and of course he’s nailed it. Desire’s recent ‘Ghosts’ single is even more epic on this sparkly rework.

Tzar – I’m OK

24 Jul

We’re big fans of Tzar’s brand of late 90s/early 00s flavoured RnB. There’s a strong pop heart beating away too – ‘I’m OK’ owes as much to Britney, Jessica Simpson and Mandy Moore as it does Janet and Destiny’s Child. Tzar effortlessly glides from her sweet lower register to soaring pop belter.

Chase Zera – Supernova

24 Jul

So we still await confirmation that Kylie’s ‘Disco’ highlight ‘Supernova’ is going to get the full single and remix treatment. Meanwhile, another Aussie has snuck in with a single of the same name and guess what – it’s an absolutely glittering bop as well! When you have the lyrics “i saw that you were tripping in stardust……play me like a record” in the first thirty seconds you’re pretty much guaranteed a winner.