‘“Stand On The Word”’ is a song that is steeped in club culture history. The original recording was made in 1982 by Phyliss McKoy Joubert and the children of the Celstial Choir at the First Baptist Church in Crown Heights, New York. A gospel album called Somebody Prayed For This was recorded and ‘Stand On… Read more »

Posted on September 8th, 2016

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Mr Twin Sister’s (or Twin Sister as they were then known) debut album In Heaven was released in 2011 on Domino after two fine EPs of dream pop music. Featuring a more expansive version of themselves that took in synth pop, new-wave, indie-pop, disco and funk. Three years later, the band have returned to the… Read more »

Posted on October 9th, 2014

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As featured in the Irish Independent’s Insider mag every Thursday. Spotify playlist below. This week, the Giro D’Italia, one of the most prestigious pro cycling events comes to Ireland starting in Belfast on May 9 and working its way down to Dublin on May 11. So to celebrate this majestic display of strength and endurance… Read more »

Posted on May 7th, 2014

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New York’s 17-piece disco outfit Escort took inspiration for the U.S. Government shutdown last month with this 44 minute mix of disco tunes, made to dance your cares away. No track IDs, just the message below accompanies the 44 minute mix. They’re playing for Bodytonic on December 8th but it’s not quite sure how many… Read more »

Posted on November 4th, 2013

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“I could be your boyfriend and your counsellor because tonight might damage ya.” sings Chromeo’s Dave 1 on the cheeky ‘Sexy Socialite’, a track which at first tries on a disco-funk bassline before morphing into the kind of synth pulse that Chromeo became known for on their breakout album Fancy Footwork. There’s a lady (the… Read more »

Posted on October 23rd, 2013

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A new track from Manchester-based Irish producer Krystal Klear fresh from his slot at Longitude this past weekend. He’s collaborated with Jenna G before on ‘More Attention’ but ‘Addiction’, which gets a release on September 1st through Rinse, goes straight in for a more disco vibe. The video features a commuting girl daydreaming she’s in… Read more »

Posted on July 25th, 2013

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The best new music/artist picks of the last week. As published in today’s Day & Night Magazine. Follow Day & Night on Twitter and Facebook. Bipolar Sunshine Manchester man Adio Marchant has been gaining attention with the three songs from his upcoming Aesthetics EP which have a sweet sensitive edge to the music’s electronic-assisted indie… Read more »

Posted on June 21st, 2013

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The best new music/artist picks of the last week. As published in today’s Day & Night Magazine. Follow Day & Night on Twitter and Facebook. Py No not that Gangnam bloke. Jade Pybus is a vocalist who released the attention-grabbing mixtape Tripping On Wisdom and has worked with UK dance producers like Throwing Snow, Lapalux… Read more »

Posted on June 14th, 2013

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Let’s hit the beach(bar)! Todd Terje is back with another summer shaker in the form of ‘Strandbar’. The Norwegian producer follows up last year’s summer hit ‘Inspector Norse’ with a track that oozes holiday getaway times with its piano-led funky rhythm and lazer synths for a nine-minute disco workout. There’s also samba and bonus mixes…. Read more »

Posted on June 13th, 2013

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When not making funky disco pop music as Ships, Simon Cullen has been delving into LaserTom, formerly Laser Tom & The Blast Crew, a space-disco project, now a solo endeavour. ‘Call’ is the first single from Laser Tom’s debut album on Nang Records. It features Ships’ Sorcha McGrath on vocals and is an elongated sparkly… Read more »

Posted on May 31st, 2013

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After their involvement in what will certainly be the split Irish release of the year and two of the strongest songs released by any artist in 2012 in my opinion, I Am The Cosmos, Ross Turner and Cian Murphy, will be releasing their debut album later this year. It’s been recorded and mixing has been… Read more »

Posted on July 19th, 2012

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Kindness’ Philip Zdar-produced single ‘Cyan’ is exactly the kind of heart-spinning Arthur Russell-esque disco-noir song that should be on our stereos before a night out. And it won’t leave you blue like the title suggests. The video finds Adam Bainbridge signposting the song’s lyrics via the background. The 12″ is out via Terrible Records in… Read more »

Posted on October 11th, 2011

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You will have heard this sublime tune mashed up with Aeroplane’s ‘Paris’ recently. Flight Facilities are a duo from Sydney who are currently playing with Holy Ghost! and getting mucho airplay on Triple J for this number. ‘Crave You’ now has a video directed by Moop Jaw / Rhett Wade-Ferrell to go with it. Aeroplane… Read more »

Posted on September 14th, 2010

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How about some Irish-made low-tempo cosmic space disco for your Tuesday? A Dublin producer (real name Simon) sent on a couple of tunes and a mix last week. Imagine if Air, Prins Thomas and Aeroplane were remixing Grace Jones together in a Voyager spaceship run by DFA Records. It’s kind of like that. Not much… Read more »

Posted on August 17th, 2010

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