London-based producer, DJ and remixer Holmes Price has transformed Dublin band Color//Sound’s single ‘To The Countryside’ from its folk-guitar harmonic indie-rock origins to a svelte and pulsing disco-leaning electro jam. A total muscle flexer. Free download too.

Posted on July 2nd, 2014

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The Juan Maclean has steadily grown from DFA’s one-man house-electro project to a duo incorporating both Maclean and LCD’s Nancy Wang. Now LCD is done and dusted, Wang has joined the band full-time, which seemed likely after a string of brilliant singles in   ‘Get Down (With My Love)‘ and ‘Feel Like Movin’ recently. The new Juan Maclean… Read more »

Posted on June 27th, 2014

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Get Down Edits are long standing Waterford DJs Daz and Martin, who are known for their disco sets and their love of classic funk and soul. As prolific DJs, the pair have delved into the practice of making disco edits, they have three volumes of them already available and coveted already. For their latest release,… Read more »

Posted on May 29th, 2014

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Andreas Kleven Rasmussen is a Norwegian producer of electronic music who has had a spate of releases that number three EPs so far under the name Pandreas. The Bergen-based producer’s latest, Beluga, released by Sell Out! Music, is the one that caught my attention. Its three tracks include the new-classical Sigur Ros piano swirl of… Read more »

Posted on May 7th, 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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‘If It Wasn’t True’ by Shamir is one of those nu-disco house tracks that sounds like it was made to be released on DFA Records. It’s one step away from The Juan Maclean or Shit Robot. Shamir Bailey is a 19-year-old Las Vegas “musician, comedian, singer, rapper, twerker, chef, writer, filmmaker, tumblr, skinny fat ass”… Read more »

Posted on March 4th, 2014

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Fittingly for a song featuring Nile Rodgers, Tensnake’s new single ‘Love Sublime’ has an old school disco bounce to it, paired with house grooves and upbeat vocals from Fiora. The song is from the German producer’s new album Glow, out in March on Virgin/EMI. The video also features the Chic man making an appearance on… Read more »

Posted on January 28th, 2014

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JETS is Travis Stewart aka Machinedrum and Jimmy Edgar’s side-project. Their second release is a cover of Midnight Star’s 1986 track ‘Midas Touch’ featuring the unmistakeable voice of Jamie Lidell which he first played on his Essential Mix last year. The 12″ of the original and this version is out on Berlin’s Leisure System on… Read more »

Posted on January 13th, 2014

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Both of these bands have been on my radar for a few years at festivals like SXSW and CMJ as well as other blogs. The two American Brooklyn-based groups, brother duo of French Horn Rebellion & fantasy pop pair Savoir Adore have teamed up for a whopper electro pop single. Brooklyn isn’t the only common… Read more »

Posted on December 4th, 2013

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