Telenova – Tranquilize

6 May

It’s more a case of mesmerise than ‘Tranquilize’ for Telenova’s 2nd single. This one comes hot on the heels of their stunning debut ‘Bones’ which still leaves us breathless. This act oozes class and this perfect pair of singles suggest we are in for a heck of a treat when we get a full length record. A shuffling, lazy groove and those soaring, warm vocals make this another delight.

Jungle – Keep Moving (The Blessed Madonna Remix)

5 May

Jungle’s recent anthem ‘Keep Moving’ is shot out of a glittery cannon and lands covered in glorious disco dust thanks to The Blessed Madonna’s retrotastic remix. Going straight onto our Dares Does Disco playlist right now.

Hard Feelings – Holding On Too Long

5 May

Joe Goddard and Amy Douglas have come together to create Hard Feelings. We hope this is a lengthy and fruitful relationship based upon the absolutely belting anthem that is ‘Holding On Too Long’. We knew Amy from her work with Horse Meat Disco and her voice is really something and so well suited to the wizardry Mr Goddard conjurs up. Stunning video too.

Geoffrey O’Connor – Foolish Enough (featuring Laura Jean)

5 May

We jumped on this one after noticing Laura Jean’s involvement. Her ‘Devotion’ album is a gem and one track from it – ‘Northerly’ – is outright one of the best songs of the past five years. We also hold dear Geoffery O’Connor’s ‘Fan Fiction’ record from back in 2014. Coming together these two mega talents have produced a dreamy slice of sophistipop recalling The Blow Monkeys and Prefab Sprout – quite lovely. Geoffrey is also a very talented video director, evident again on the accompanying visuals for this – in love with those gorgeous nocturnal pink hues. His new album ‘For As Long As I Can Remember’ arrives in August and is set to feature another T&D fave in the shape of Sui Zhen.

Flight Facilities – Lights Up (featuring Channel Tres)

5 May

Those dance masters Flight Facilities are back with a stunning collaboration with Channel Tres (fresh from his work with SG Lewis). ‘Lights Up’ has some slinky electro-synths and a thumping house beat with those deep vocals sounding so classy. Out now on Future Classic.

Honey Dijon – Downtown (featuring Annette Bowen & Nikki-O)

4 May

Honey is becoming something of a regular feature here at at T&D. We just purchased the rather beautiful 12″ collection of her first three singles from her forthcoming album – they really are a work of art. We had a proper gushing fan moment when Honey regrammed our picture of the records which we were proudly showing off last week. ‘Downtown’ is the latest banger and it positively zips along giving us Rosie Gaines’ ‘Closer Than Closer’ vibes at time. It’s an uplifting moment that’s for sure.

Jayda G – All I Need

4 May

It was great to see Jayda G front and centre at the Liverpool club experiment last week, which was being piloted to see when and how nightlife can return to normal. Jayda keeps dropping huge tunes of her own and the latest is ‘All I Need’ which is part of her DJ Kicks compilation which arrives later this month.

Metteson – Convince Me

4 May

We love a good new music recommendation from a pop artist we love – so thanks to Charlotte Qvale for tipping us off to Metteson. This Norwegian just dropped an EP called ‘Convince Me’ and the title track is beguiling. The opening soft synths soon give way to beats which unexpectedly snap and crackle. It has a real fairytale feel to it too – really quite lovely.

Young Empress – Saturday

4 May

With a vocal landing somewhere between Will Young and Dubstar’s/Client’s Sarah Blackwood, Young Empress make quite an impression on ‘Saturday’. It definitely has that nostalgic punch the air as you leave the Saturday all day detention vibe (yes we are picturing Judd Nelson in the closing scenes of The Breakfast Club). We are especially enjoying the synthwork on this one.

Super Disco Club – We Are One

3 May

Andy and Cassie Van make their proper debut with new single ‘We Are One’ on Andy’s own Vicious Records. You’ll know Andy best as 50% of Madison Avenue and as Super Disco Club he remixed the classic ‘Don’t Call Me Baby’ to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the track. It seems there’s plenty more to come from Super Disco Club and ‘We Are One’ is a disco house stomper with Man 2 Man Meet Man Parrish’s ‘Male Stripper’ vibes. It’s a Beatport exclusive for now but we believe a full release is to follow. Loving that pink and purple tinged ghetto blaster artwork.