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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With the old Italo-disco master receiving props and likely becoming known to a whole new audience thanks to his appearance and track ‘Giorgio By Moroder’ on Daft Punk’s new album, Wriggly Scott put together a primer mix for Dazed featuring tracks from Moroder’s discography and the rap tracks by Cannibal Ox, El-P, DOOM and more… Read more »

Posted on May 20th, 2013

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Watching the DFA Records Too Old To Be New, Too New To Be Classic short documentary this week really makes you feel a lot of love for the seminal label and its New York home. One of my favourite DFA bands, Holy Ghost! are back this year with Dynamics in the Autumn. The band’s new… Read more »

Posted on May 15th, 2013

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The new single from Marcus Lambkin’s Shit Robot finds the trademark disco synth swagger in full effect. What sets ‘Feels Real’ apart from last year’s ‘Space Race’ single is Luke Jenner of The Rapture’s discotastic falsetto. Here, he’s credited simply as JENR. The song is out on a 12″ on Monday through DFA with remixes… Read more »

Posted on April 26th, 2013

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The appearance of not only a debut album stream from I Am The Cosmos last week but a full album download, took many, including myself, by surprise. Ross Turner has spent a few years tentatively exploring his own world of electronica in between drumming full-time in Lisa Hannigan’s band. His workrate was meticulous, his public… Read more »

Posted on January 31st, 2013

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I’ve been meaning to do something with this Moullinex tune for a while. I had it earmarked for a podcast but it hasn’t made the cut. It’s a fun disco-pop track I’ve played a few times while DJing in an appropriate space. The German-based Portugese producer’s album which features this song, Flora was released back… Read more »

Posted on January 15th, 2013

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If you were looking for an album to would suit the description ultra-chilled electronic disco-funk that won’t annoy anyone in an office but is equally deftly constructed, then you could do a whole lot worse than Poolside’s Pacific Standard Time album from this summer. “Daytime disco” is what they call it and if that means… Read more »

Posted on November 21st, 2012

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Well here’s a nice surprise, a new single from Holy Ghost! appeared in the last few days. A pulsating shimmering disco dance number with a robotic foundation that sounds like early Daft Punk, ‘It Gets Dark’ is in the vein of what the New York duo do best; AKA it’ll do the business on the… Read more »

Posted on October 16th, 2012

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