Archive | February, 2020

Jessie Ware – Spotlight

29 Feb

Don’t be fooled by the Disney love theme intro (which we adore by the way), Jessie is here to funk. Our gal has teased us with some elegant disco tinged singles in the past year and finally a new album has been announced. From it here is the decadent and dazzling ‘Spotlight’. Not gonna lie, we’d love a glitterball fuelled discoey dance off with Jessie and Roisin Murphy. Imagine what THAT track would sound like.

Alice Jemima – Binge Love You

29 Feb

Alice released her new album ‘Everything Chnages’ this week and it’s gorgeous grown up pop throughout – featuring co-writes with the legends that are Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Shelly Poole. The latter co-wrote ‘Binge Love You’ and we adore it. It’s a smooth slice of sophistipop yet also quite playful.

Mannequin Online – I Do

29 Feb

Loving this new discovery here at T&D – you know how we love our boy/girl duos! Well, we are smitten kittens with the shuffling lazy groove of Mannequin Online’s ‘I Do’, which lands somewhere between Morabeza Tobacco and Tame Impala. All kinds of cool.

The Sounds – Things We Do For Love

29 Feb

Sweden’s top indie pop rockers are back following the Crew Of Me And You side project. ‘Things We Do For Love’ is the title track from the forthcoming collection which is due for release in early May. It’s an epic track which really expands as it winds up to a powerful finish. It has that Abba pop sensibility but with some Metric indie chic.

Yuksek – Gorgeous (featuring Confidence Man)

29 Feb

We have been soooooo looking forward to this one ever since we noticed the Confidence Man feature on Yuksek’s pre-order for his album ‘Nosso Ritmo’ which arrived yesterday. Take Yuksek’s intergalatic French disco boogie and mix it with Confidence Man’s bubblegum dork dancepop – well it’s perfection!

Lou Rebecca – Bonbon (Johnny Jewel Remix)

29 Feb

Italians Do It Better continue on their top notch roll of quality output in 2020 with this cinematic dark synth noir remix courtesy of boss man Johnny Jewel. Lou’s album from last year was an overlooked synthpop gem and so any attention coming her way due to this throbbing remix will be much welcomed and entirely deserved.

Jupiter Winter – Lifetime

29 Feb

Our 2nd feature for this exciting duo in as many months due to the arrival of their new tune ‘Lifetime’. Starting slowly before exploding into a euphoric uplifting bop, ‘Lifetime’ is a quality pop song with a heartfelt lyric. Looking forward to what the rest of 2020 has in store for these two. Looking pretty in pink on that artwork too.

SONIKKU – WKND (featuring LIZ)

25 Feb

Another LIZ feature for Sonikku from his forthcoming ‘Joyful Death’ album. This one includes a co-write from Little Boots, and Boots appears again but as the featured artist on a track called ‘X Hopeless Romantic’ which will be on the album when it drops on 17 April. ‘WKND’, meanwhile,  is a frenetic ‘Clumsy’-era Britney bop.

LEFTI – I Can’t Get Enough (featuring Nicki B The Vagabond)

25 Feb

The Toucan Sounds label and the Duke of Disco LEFTI are a hot combo! We’ve been looking forward to this one getting a full release today. It’s a throbbing and luxuriously decadent electro disco stomper including a powerhouse feature from Nicki B The Vagabond. A no brainer addition to our Dares Does Disco playlist.


Greyson Chance – Dancing Next To Me

23 Feb

Gotta say we didn’t know a whole bunch about Greyson Chance but a quick bit of fact finding tells us he’s been a bit of YouTube sensation as a youngster and championed by Ellen. All we know is that ‘Dancing Next To Me’ feels like a belting sad banger destined to become a bit of a pop anthem.