|DiscoBelle: Kiesza – Giant In My Heart (Arches Remix)|
Say what you will about this little lady, but do yourself a favor and save the comments til after you hear this fantastic rework of her latest single by Arches.
|DiscoBelle: Handshakes Records – With A Twist Vol. 1|
Denver based imprint, Handshakes Records have assembled an impressive cast of characters for their latest release and first long player, ‘With A Twist Vol.1.’ Helmed by Rob Halgren, aka Funk Hunk, this collection of edits, reworks and remixes demonstrates a keen ear for subterranean Disco faire and a sharp sense of A&R… kudos to you, Mr. Halgren!
Buy the compilation here.
|DiscoBelle: Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence (video)|
|DiscoBelle: Bad Suns – We Move Like The Ocean (Sebastian Carter Remix)|
Grab some chill balearic house vibes with Sebastian Carter’s latest remix of Bad Suns. The 20-year-old Swiss producer has had quite a whirlwind year and continues to build his profile with this flip of “We Move Like The Ocean.” The remix is available as a FREE DOWNLOAD via Bad Suns’ Soundcloud so grab it now!
|DiscoBelle: Oliver $ & Jimi Jules – Pushing On (video)|
|DiscoBelle: Frikstailers – Crop Circles (video)|
|20 Jazz Funk Greats: Three Emotions: Happy, Sad and Funny|
(art is by Azuma Makoto.)
The Cambodian Space Project’s singer, Srey Thy:
“My mum sing very good, and she wanted to go to Phnom Penh. But when Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge come they kill her parents. She stopped singing. She cut her hair, same as boy. She make up black to put on face. If very beautiful, they want to kill. My mum was very young.
“Listen radio, listen my mum sing. I say ‘Oh mum, you sing good.’ We have parties, she sing. She work, she sing. She work, I work beside my mum. She make food, washing, she sing a lot. I sing beside my mum. My mum was my teacher. I didn’t go to school, except for one week. When the teacher ask if anybody sing, I say ‘Me! Me!’ Everybody shy, me not shy!
“People say to me: ‘Oh you sing good, old songs. Everybody loves old songs. Romantic.’
“In my song I try to have three emotions: happy, sad and funny. ‘Not Easy, Rock & Roll’, come from heart. ‘Broken Flower’, from heart, ‘Have Visa, No Have Rice’, from heart, ‘You Go, I Come Too’, from head, ‘Whisky Cambodia’, from head. From head, I see and I write, but write from heart not easy.”
The Cambodian Space Project’s co-founder, Julien Poulson:
“[The Khmer Rouge] ripped out the heart and soul of Cambodian culture. Their very ill-conceived manifesto was a kind of fucked-up Maoist thing, to return society to agrarian utopia, which meant destroying and dismantling culture. The Khmer Rouge very successfully destroyed everything, along with almost two million Cambodian lives.
“We do a cover of ‘House of the Rising Sun’. In this country for a band it would be a very silly, overblown and obvious cover, but in the context of a female Cambodian singer, taking the lyrics from Sinn Sisamouth [who, like most Cambodian singers, was murdered by the Khmer Rouge] who did an astonishing version of it in the Sixties, it has an incredible power.
“I met Master Kong Nay, the old, blind musician, and also Srey Thy’s teacher. I heard his voice and saw him playing in a corrugated iron hut and I was just blown away. They call it the ‘Mekong Delta blues’. They call him the Ray Charles of Phnom Penh, because he looks like Ray Charles, but really it’s a misnomer. He’s the Leadbelly of Phnom Penh, and just totally fucking cool.
“It was the biggest baby boom in the world’s history: 1979-1980. Srey Thy was born at the end of that. People weren’t allowed to marry before, or celebrate. I guess we see the result of that now where they have their big Cambodian parties, everyone comes together and the music goes at full blast.
“Her father was a tank driver. There’s an amazing photo which shows her semi-naked except for a handbag and some pants on. She’s about this big. There’s a table here, there’s a transistor radio with its aerial up, there’s Pa in his military uniform, a six gun slung around his hips, and the tank. They’re moving around the country in a Soviet T-53 tank and listening to the radio. They were moving around the frontlines, as the war continued. This is post-Pol Pot times. What many people don’t understand about Cambodian history is that war continued for a long time. The Khmer Rouge was supported by all the Western countries because they didn’t want to support the Vietnamese occupying forces.
“Our first gig was at a little swampy bar called the Alley Cat in Phnom Penh, and the other musicians blew in literally within ten or fifteen minutes of the first few songs. Scott Bywater, who is with us now, offered to play or bring some instruments down. He was the ‘Bill Wyman’ guy, which I can say because he’s not around at the moment! We wanted him for his instruments at that time, but he’s an incredible musician and such a big part of our creativity now.
“Bong Sak was a soldier for a long time. It’s sadly not uncommon in Cambodia. Right now he’s finding it very hard to be here in London. He’d rather stay at home, on the farm, eat food routinely and ride a motorbike down to the gig when it’s on.
“It’s remote, it really is. Srey Thy’s family home is literally a thatched bamboo hut, but she’s very attached to the place and it’s very deep in her persona. She’s steeped in the rice fields of Prey Veng. There are problems with the abject poverty, particularly for Srey Thy, because suddenly everyone there expects her to be rich or to be able to fix problems or to be different. Her grandparents love to look at her pictures from Paris or London, and they’ll say, ‘Now you are very different, very beautiful, you’ve changed!’ She’ll say thank you, and then they’ll say, ‘But never forget, you’re one of us. Your bare feet are in our fields.’ She will say, ‘Yes, I never forget.’
“This album was all recorded in Cambodia, which was very important. It was challenging but the results were pleasing. The next album we’re hopefully going to do in Melbourne with Mick Harvey. He’s interested and wants to do it. He did PJ Harvey’s last album and worked with Anita Lane, so he’s used to female vocalists, and that fact that ours sings in Khmer doesn’t really make any difference if you’re a soundscapey kind of character. Strangely, the darker Cambodian songs are kinda like the Bad Seeds: noir-ish karaoke that ends with murder in the rice paddies. They’ve got this kinda hypnotic groove to them.”
It’s not very often, admittedly, but occasionally the real life biography of the bands we cover are way weirder and more engrossing than any zany shit we could come up with.
Buy Whiskey Cambodia from Metal Postcard
Also, sadly not from Cambodia or space, but here’s a bonus track from 1975!
|DiscoBelle: Banks – Beggin For Thread (video)|
|DiscoBelle: Tensnake & Jacques Lu Cont (ft. Jamie Lidell) – Feel Of Love (video)|
|DiscoBelle: Rich Homie Quan (ft. Problem) – Walk Thru (video)|
|DiscoBelle: The Villars – The Signal (feat. Brado) Paradisko Remix|
Istanbul duo Paradisko is out with a new track that’s sure to get your blood pumping. The two have just released a disco-infused remix for new Russian outfit, The Villars via On The Fruit Music. You can grab the entire remix EP of “The Signal” featuring additional remixes by Broke One and Pat Lok on Beatport now.
|DiscoBelle: Cashmere Cat – With Me (Infuze Remix)|
From DC’s CUFF Records comes Brooklyn bass music producer Infuze with a new remix of Cashmere Cat’s “With Me.” If you’re not up on Infuze, this is the last chance you’re gonna get before you’re entirely out of the loop. Infuze’s remix of “With Me” starts off unassuming enough, then rapidly builds to a crescendo that deserves to be played out at all festivals.
|DiscoBelle: Linda Pira – Shu Katt / Överlever Allt (video)|
|DiscoBelle: Back Back Forward Punch – Solid Gold + Remixes|
Melbourne electronic duo Back Back Forward Punch treated us to their downtempo electropop tune “Solid Gold” a few weeks ago and now they share two stunning remixes of the track. First up is Canadian beat connoisseur Pat Lok, who flips the track into a tune with a slight 90s R&B flavor. The second remix comes from Brisban wunderkid cln, who takes us on a dark journey, creating a deeply dynamic atmospheric sound. Both remixes are available as free downloads via Back Back Forward Punch’s Facebook page.
|20 Jazz Funk Greats: Procedural Wonder Labyrinth|
(Dwarf Fortress image via Stuart’s Gaming blog).
The Roguelike video game genre puts the player in a procedurally generated (random) set of interlinked dungeons that she explores with trepidation because every conflict with its denizens could be the last. Death is permanent in these lands, so the stakes are high: defeat means the total obliteration not only of the player, but of the universe that she has generated with her progress through the dungeons, like a sword and sorcery version of the bookish wanderings across Borges’ Library of Babel.
This is a journey through surprising landscapes, conjured out of the complex interplay between our decisions, the imagination of the human authors, and their technology. We could also call it Frontierslike, a trip through the procedural wonder labyrinth.
Which is precisely what Steve Gunn + Mike Cooper’s Pena Panorama is: a sonic ramble up abrupt mountains and down primeval valleys, in a party of companionable psychedelia, its rhythms are the drone in the muscles and the weight in the bones telling us that we’ll be tired tonight, and satisfied too.
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Right now, a guitar melody describes the vector of our progress, a steel guitar raga the interval of uncertainty around it, alternative branches opening up new provinces of space and seasons of time and weather. Out of chaos and randomness we build order, map the eternal frontier, under a sky luminous with the portent of the revelation waiting past the summit of the hill ahead, always past the summit of the hill ahead.
Pena Panorama is included in the frankly astounding ‘Cantos de Lisboa’ FRKWYS collaboration between Steve Gunn and Mike Cooper which RVNG released not long ago. As usual, you can get some actually informative documentation about the release from the wonderful, loving source.
|DiscoBelle: Pitchfork // MoMA PS1 Warm Up Mix: Cashmere Cat|
Mix of the summer from Norwegian wonder Cashmere Cat.
|DiscoBelle: Jesse Rose – Fly Tonight (video)|
|DiscoBelle: Nardwuar vs. Yung Lean (video)|
|DiscoBelle: (Premiere) Will Eastman, Ozker & Enea – Falling In Dub|
Will Eastman, creator/owner of famed Washington, DC venue U St Music Hall, has teamed up with fellow DC producers Ozker and Enea on a new track “Falling In Dub.” This is the second in a series of four collaborations Will Eastman is sharing this summer, following his track “Breathless” with Caleb L’Etoile. Today we’re happy to premiere “Falling In Dub” and can’t wait for what’s next with the DC contingency we’ve grown to love over the years.
|DiscoBelle: Chance The Rapper – I Am Very Very Lonely (video)|
|DiscoBelle: Benoit & Sergio – Your Darkness (video)|
|DiscoBelle: Fact Magazine Mix 451: DJ Orgasmic & Teki Latex|
Expect left field dance music interspersed by bassed up club sounds from across the globe but with an emphasis on their French counterparts.
“We tend to favour live blends over bootlegs and edits, and the occasional tweaks and glitches you will hear in this mix are made live using (and abusing) the slip mode on the CDJs nexus. We have always had a hard time choosing between 4/4 and broken rhythms, or between techno and a song format, so we tend to jump from one to the other. We grew fascinated and obsessed by these dualities, and it’s the re-contextualisation and association of these tracks together that create our own version of club music.”
|DiscoBelle: DENA – Summer Doesn’t Mean A Thing (video)|
|DiscoBelle: [TICKET GIVEAWAY] Bounce Boat w/ Capital Cities, Brenmar and Solidisco!|
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|DiscoBelle: The Weeknd – Often (Free n Losh Remix)|
Coming fresh off their first all-original release “Lost,” the Toronto duo Free n Losh hits right back with a flip of The Weeknd’s “Often.” Their ability to mesh hip hop and electronic music together has created notable buzz and Free n Losh were named among the Top 25 Producers in Canada by our friends at Do Androids Dance. This remix of The Weeknd sees Free n Losh back at what they do best, with an added bit of tropical synth flavor to create a track worthy of all your summer pool parties.
|DiscoBelle: Matchy & Bott – No One Like U EP|
The lads have been making waves with heavily lauded releases on Suara and Kattermukke and their latest release here sees them in fine form. Lead cut, ‘No One Like U’ is a bouncy affair that bumps in all the right places while b-side, ‘Heating Up’ has a hypnotic bass-line and layered strings that build the energy to a peak-time frenzy. Quality stuff here!
|DiscoBelle: The Penelopes – Time To Shine (video)|
|DiscoBelle: Julia Spada – Reptile Mission (Krazy Fiesta version)|
Krazy Fiesta delivers their annual remix, this time they got their hands on the Julia Spada single “Reptile Mission” and their blissful, housepiano laced take is perfect for lounging about in the sun during these lazy summer days.
|DiscoBelle: Pional – It’s All Over (John Talabot’s Stormbreak Refix)|
Another heater from Spanish producers Pional and John Talabot.
|20 Jazz Funk Greats: THEY|
Marianne approached the window, keeping well to one side and peered out between the bars. Beyond the little garden was a faence of high, uneven posts. Beyond the posts she could see the outlines of squat figures, standing round the garden like sentinels. She jumped back.
‘Mark! People, outside!’
‘Look again,’ Mark said.
Marianne peered out, more cautiously than ever. The people stood in strangely stiff, unyielding positions. She looked fixedly at one to see him shift his position, give some indication that he was alive. But he stayed absolutely still. So did the others.
‘Oh,’ she cried in relief. ‘They’re not live people. They’re only stones.’
‘Be quiet,’ Mark hissed at her. ‘I told you. I don’t know if THEY can hear as well as see.’
‘See? How can stones see?’
‘Look! Don’t talk, look.’
Marianne looked again. It was difficult to see much of any one of the stones because of the bars and the fence hindering her view. But as she concentrated on one of the humped squat figures with all her attention, she saw suddenly a movement. A dark oval patch, which she’d taken to be a hole, disappeared, as a pale eyelid dropped slowly for a moment and then was raised again. And in the dark oval, the ball of an eye swivelled slowly towards the house and remained there, staring with a fixed unwinking gaze straight, it appeared, at Marianne herself.
She shrank away from the window and turned to Mark.
‘One of them looked right at me!’ she said.
‘I can never tell whether THEY really see me, or just pretend to,’ Mark said, in a low voice.
‘It’s horrible!’ Marianne said. She shivered suddenly. ‘Mark, I’m frightened!’ Do they do that all the time? Don’t they ever shut their eyes? Go to sleep?’
‘I don’t know what happens at night,’ Mark said. ‘I can’t see them in the dark, but I have a horrible sort of feeling that they can see me.’
‘Do they ever move?’
‘Only their eyes. At least, I’ve never seen anything else move. And the same ones always seem to be in the same place every time I look out.’
‘I’m frightened,’ Marianne said again. ‘I don’t like it, Mark.’
(gif is by Bill Domonkos. text is from Marianne Dreams by Catherine Storr.)
|DiscoBelle: Abu Ashley – Asmaa EP|
You might remember Abu Ashley from before when we wrote about his track “Asmaa.” Now he shares his highly anticipated debut EP by the same name, which is out now on [par.ka] records. Really interesting tidbit about the EP – it was engineered by Tanner Ross (Soul Clap/Wolf + Lamb) who we’ve had the distinct pleasure of interviewing before here at Discobelle. Comprised of two originals along with two remixes, Abu’s Asmaa EP is experimental yet club-friendly, minimalistic yet meticulously intricate. Stream the full EP below.
Asmaa EP Tracklisting:
Abu’s homegrown Middle Eastern flair for music and fashion helped him develop the signature habibi house sound he’s been championing. The past few months has seen Abu spin everywhere from the infamous Output in Brooklyn down to the Shore Club in Miami, where he’s shared the decks alongside dance music greats like Matthew Dear, Tiga, Pearson Sound, Dusky, and Kim Ann Foxman. He’ll be performing a Boiler Room set on Wednesday, July 30th and again at Le Bain on August 4th before jetting over to Europe later this summer where he’ll be opening up for Crystal Castles during Berlin Music Week.
|DiscoBelle: Tiger La – Now You Know (Bobby Green Remix)|
Summer anthem – it’s been said before but I truly feel like it’s true in the case of this remix. New York’s Bobby Green is back this summer with his signature upbeat electro-pop sound. He’s linked up with London’s Tiger La to remix her single “Now You Know”. Put your hands up for this one.
|DiscoBelle: Nobel – Lil John Theory (video)|
|DiscoBelle: Munk – Happiness Juice (video)|
|DiscoBelle: Jaqe & Marcus Price – Ricky Bobby (video)|
|DiscoBelle: Golden Coast – Break My Fall (M O N A R C H Remix)|
Currently obsessing over a new remix from Monarch (Brent Kuztle from OneRepublic’s side project) of LA duo Golden Coast’s debut single “Break My Fall.” Monarch’s remix slows the tempo down and channels the movie Drive. Turn this one up during all your late night cruising sessions.
|DiscoBelle: Rabbithole – The Summer Days EP|
The upstart Manchester imprint, Love Dose Records is back with their second release and it’s first from an anonymous group of writers, producers and singers known as ‘Rabbithole.’
Soulful vocals, intricate melodies and pop sensibilities permeate three original cuts as Rabbithole takes us thru a wonderland of house grooves that channel a vintage, Chicago flavor. Available as a vinyl only release, due to hit shops 8/26/14, stay up with the lads by following them on your favorite social media:
|DiscoBelle: Wiz Khalifa (ft. Snoop Dogg & Ty Dolla $ign) – You And Your Friends|
|Undomondo: Funkadelic featuring Moodymann…Sloppy Cosmic Sloppy Cosmic...|
Funkadelic featuring Moodymann…Sloppy Cosmic
|Undomondo: Theo Parrish - Footwork New single from the forthcoming album...|
Theo Parrish - Footwork
New single from the forthcoming album out on Sound Signature innaminnit!
|DiscoBelle: Jessie Ware – Tough Love (video)|
|Undomondo: Henry Thomas - Bull Doze Blues Little Axe Records compile 12 of...|
Henry Thomas - Bull Doze Blues
Little Axe Records compile 12 of their favorite tunes from between 1927-29 by Texan blues songster Henry Thomas. Free download on Little Axe Bandcamp.
|Undomondo: Cloudface - Untitled Cloudface releases an EP called untitled on...|
Cloudface - Untitled
Cloudface releases an EP called untitled on Black Opal, the vinyl branch of UK label Opal Tapes.
|Undomondo: Federico Durand - La Linterna Magica From El estanque esmeralda...|
Federico Durand - La Linterna Magica
From El estanque esmeralda on Spekk. Bandcamp
|DiscoBelle: Lorde – Tennis Court (Diplo’s Andrew Agassi Remix)|
Hilarious title for this pretty cool Diplo remix of the Lorde track “Tennis Court”.
|DiscoBelle: Röyksopp & Robyn – Do It Again (video)|
|DiscoBelle: Basement Jaxx (ft. ETML) – Never Say Never (video)|
|Undomondo: Komodo Haunts - Drinking the seabloom Sedative ambient sounds...|
Komodo Haunts - Drinking the seabloom
Sedative ambient sounds from UK’s Komodo Haunts.
|Undomondo: Madalyn Merkey - Archipelago "valley girl was inspired by the...|
Madalyn Merkey - Archipelago
|Undomondo: The Mole - I Twist You Turn 2012, Maybe Tomorrow records.|
The Mole - I Twist You Turn
2012, Maybe Tomorrow records.
|Undomondo: Lusine - Arterial Order Arterial Another fine microscopic video...|
Lusine - Arterial Order Arterial
Another fine microscopic video & song, this is out on Ghostly.
|Undomondo: Zammuto - Great Equator Upcoming on Temporary Residence. These...|
Zammuto - Great Equator
Upcoming on Temporary Residence.
These images were made using a high quality visible-light dissecting microscope (color) and a Scanning Electron Microscope (monochrome). Specimens include: ‘scratched’ vinyl (made in a process described here: (Vimeo link to scratch edition), rubber stamp letters
|Undomondo: Julia Holter + Linda Perhacs - Delicious Descant|
Julia Holter + Linda Perhacs - Delicious Descant
|Undomondo: Debademba - Touma Live @Bimhuis Amsterdam Abdoulaye Traoré -...|
Debademba - Touma
Live @Bimhuis Amsterdam
Abdoulaye Traoré - guitar, Mohamed Diaby - voice
|DiscoBelle: Tiga – Bugatti (RYME Bootleg)|
Toronto duo Rynecologist and Meech AKA RYME with a techno banging bootleg of the new Tiga single “Bugatti”.
|20 Jazz Funk Greats: Wintermute versus Skynet|
The singularity is already here, it is just unevenly distributed.
We sense it in the smell of burnt ozone and transcendence of the flesh through the flesh that pervades the metal box of Rrose’s The Stare. This is the future sound of pistons pumping in the night of a xeno-formed Earth, as the cattle train approaches City 17.
We sense it in the fractal gallop of Jahiliyya Fields’ Watermark. Gaze with us into the surface of an ocean of data, past the normally distributed errors of a billion billion informational processes, pattern-recognise the envelope of a growingly coherent conscience, as it dances in the dark-web.
|DiscoBelle: Mixed By Nguzunguzu|
|DiscoBelle: Camron & Nicki Minaj – So Bad (video)|
|DiscoBelle: Teleseen – Remorph Mix|
Teleseen is the alter ego of Gabriel Cyr – a producer/dj that’s based out of Rio de Janeiro and New York. His diverse influences ranges from Ethiopian jazz, Shangaan electro, afro house, samba, New York house/disco, Angolan house and dub techno that are all morphed into an original and very danceable mix of the best old and new dance music from across the globe.
His sublime “Anamorph EP” will be released July 22nd 2014 (a remix EP is slated to be released in September) on newly started label Feel Up Records which is run by Chris Leacock AKA Jillionaire of Major Lazer fame) who had this to say about the EP:
“Teleseen is truly one of my favorite producers… I fell in love with his work the first time I heard it. I particularly enjoyed this project ’cause it’s an easy listen from start to finish.”
The EP is aimed straight at the dancefloor showcasing the diverse style of Teleseen which is bound to make your booty shake.
Check out an exclusive and amazing mix done for us in Discobelle and then head on over to Spin to listen to the whole EP.
|DiscoBelle: Olympic Ayres – Control (Pat Lok Remix)|
Australian dance act, Olympic Ayres gets a first rate treatment from one of our favorite cannucks, Pat Lok. Taken from their forthcoming, debut LP ‘Leisureplex,’ Lok’s remix turns up the energy with stubby chords that inject a late night, warehouse vibe… perfect for sweaty, summer danceathons.
|DiscoBelle: Fekky x Dizzee Rascal – Still Sittin’ Here (video)|
|DiscoBelle: Worthy (ft. Kevin Knapp) – On The Floor (video)|
|DiscoBelle: Elisa Bee – Found & Lost EP (video)|
Watch the video -> Find the code -> Insert the code here -> Download “Found & Lost EP” for free.