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    DiscoBelle: Dante – Trillion (video)

    DiscoBelle: Marlene – Indian Summer (Up To No Good remix)

    Stockholm based artist Marlene just dropped her debut EP “Indian Summer” and one of the most interesting production duos in Sweden – Up To No Good – churns out a magical, shimmering and clubready remix of the title track.

    DiscoBelle: Tiga – Bugatti

    “Girl comes up to me and says “What you driving?” I say “Bugatti”

    DiscoBelle: Wiz Khalifa (ft. Rick Ross, ScHoolboy Q, Nas) – We Dem Boyz (remix)

    Summer anthem!

    DiscoBelle: Woodkid (ft. Max Richter) – The Golden Age (video)

    DiscoBelle: RYME – Bak Den (video)

    DiscoBelle: Chet Faker – Gold (Flume Re-work)

    Two great artists join forces, Flume does a blissful rework of the new Chet Faker single track “Gold”.

    Undomondo: Horace Silver 5tet - Song For My Father [1968] Jazz Omkring...


    Horace Silver 5tet - Song For My Father [1968]

    Jazz Omkring Midnat - Denmark TV 1968 Horace Silver - Piano Bill Hardman - Trumpet Bennie Maupin - Tenor John Williams - Bass Billy Cobham - Drums

    Undomondo: Horace Silver 5tet - Pretty Eyes [1964] Festival de jazz...


    Horace Silver 5tet - Pretty Eyes [1964]

    Festival de jazz d’Antibes - Juan les Pins - France - 28.07.1964 Horace Silver - Piano Joe Henderson - Tenor Saxophone Carmell Jones - Trumpet Teddy Smith - Bass Roger Humphries - Drums

    Undomondo: George Benson - El Mar [1978] Musikladen Extra, Radio Bremen,...


    George Benson - El Mar [1978]

    Musikladen Extra, Radio Bremen, Bremen, Germany 1978 George Benson (Guitar, vocals) Jorge Dalto (Keyboards, piano) Ronnie Foster (Keyboards) Stanley Banks (Bass) Dennis Davis (Drums)

    DiscoBelle: Anna Lunoe – All Out (video)

    DiscoBelle: James Curd & Luke Million feat. Nah Man! – Say The Words To You (option4 Remix)

    ‘Say The Words To You’ is the lastest collaborative effort from James Curd and Luke Million and it’s available now on Curd’s own imprint, Mr. Kim’s Records. When you tack on the original vocals from Nah Man! plus a host of remixers such as Yolanda Be Cool, DCUP and option4 (reviewed here)… the level of talent on this release is so stacked that it might be difficult to handle, as was the case for me.

    The mix that stuck out most to me was option4′s, if you’ve been reading this blog recently, you might have noticed that we’re absolutely daffy about him here in the DB offices. His remix take a stronger, more tech-infused approach to the tune with a confident bounce and and a gangster-whine that harkens back to the golden days of Compton’s g-funk era. Things don’t stop there, as with all of option4′s productions, there are many twists, turns and surprises abound.

    Dig in and go cop the release here.

    Beat Electric: Mar De La Tranquilidad

     Word was put out that a big Italo collection had been put out at the Rasputin chain of record stores in the Bay Area, but of course given my busy lifestyle by the time I finally got around to taking a look the vultures had already picked it over, bragging about their scores on my facebook page, whilst I was left with their scraps, fumbling around the Rasputin downtown that all the crack heads wonder in to. That being said, perhaps they missed this one, or simply didn't consider it worthy considering the other prizes on offer, but I was pleased to come home with it as a consolation none the less.

     Azul y Negro were a Spanish electro duo, that I suppose if you grew up in Spain in the 70's and 80's you would have heard of, but are new on me. They are sort of a Spanish equivalent of the Pet Shop Boys perhaps. This balearic sounding instrumental was actually on a Disconet DJ pool LP which came pre-mixed, so I cut it out and faded the song before a Norma Lewis track kicked in.

    Azul y Negro - Mar De La Tranquilidad
    Beat Electric: Mar De La Tranquilidad

     Word was put out that a big Italo collection had been put out at the Rasputin chain of record stores in the Bay Area, but of course given my busy lifestyle by the time I finally got around to taking a look the vultures had already picked it over, bragging about their scores on my facebook page, whilst I was left with their scraps, fumbling around the Rasputin downtown that all the crack heads wonder in to. That being said, perhaps they missed this one, or simply didn't consider it worthy considering the other prizes on offer, but I was pleased to come home with it as a consolation none the less.

     Azul y Negro were a Spanish electro duo, that I suppose if you grew up in Spain in the 70's and 80's you would have heard of, but are new on me. They are sort of a Spanish equivalent of the Pet Shop Boys perhaps. This balearic sounding instrumental was actually on a Disconet DJ pool LP which came pre-mixed, so I cut it out and faded the song before a Norma Lewis track kicked in.

    Azul y Negro - Mar De La Tranquilidad
    DiscoBelle: Suicideyear – Hope Building A (video)

    DiscoBelle: Sam Tiba – Summer Mixtape

    Summer mixtape in anticpation of his upcoming Bromance release from the man, the myth, the legend known as Sam Tiba. Full on vibes on this one.

    DiscoBelle: Mapei – Change (Lyric Video)

    DiscoBelle: (Premiere) Surfing Leons – Swell #2 “Dour Festival Mix”

    Ahead of his appearance at this year’s Dour festival in Belgium, Surfing Leons has put together a brand new DJ Mix which we’re happy to premiere today. “This is the second mix I’ve done in a new series called Swell,” Mathieu Fonsny says. “A swell being a long wave of water that moves continuously without breaking, I think that kinds of sums up the vibe here, no tracklisting but think Omar S, Breach, Bicep, Recloose, Lone, Jimmy Edgar or Locked Groove for this one.”

    Catch Surfing Leons at Dour Festival, running from the 17th to the 20th of July.

    Mix Tracklist:
    01. Lawrence Le Doux – Astre
    02. Lone – Vengeance Video
    03. Locked Groove – The Tale of the Blind Goat
    04. Breach – Ode Oshi
    05. Omar S – Romancing the Stone
    06. Erol Alkan – A Hold on Love (Tom Trago’s Tokyo mix)
    07. Bicep – NRG106
    08. Shadow Child – Steak Fingers (medium rare)
    09. Chez Damier – Can you Feel it (original mix)
    10. Audiojack feat. Kevin Knapp – These Days (Jimmy Edgar Implication)
    11. Boston Bun feat. Piu Piu – Time Bomb
    12. Sirkuz Sirkuz – Rave on (Don Rimini remix)
    13. Steve Murphy – Jesolo di Notte
    14. Lando – Love/Play (original mix)
    15. Claude Vonstroke – Lay it Down Re-Smoked feat. Dj Nehpets (Jimmy Edgar remix)
    16. MikeQ & dj Sliink feat. Miss Jay – The Bitch
    17. Motor City Drum Ensemble – Raw Cuts (Recloose remix)
    18. Fabrice Lig – Meet U in Brooklyn

    DiscoBelle: Flosstradamus (ft. Travis Porter) – Drop Top (video)

    20 Jazz Funk Greats: The Hated Squeak of Seagulls

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    (art is by Michelle Lanter.)

    Though this blog cut its disco teeth on the mean streets of Brighton, gosh, it actually has been a bit of a while since we actually gave you lot a heads up about any hometown sounds.

    (My theory about this is that because of the way thinks work now, it actually takes a much more concerted effort to limit your output to one population, whether its a geographic, ethnic, or even subcultural population group. Sure, in 2004 we might have known who all the cool bands in Brighton were, but in 2014 we and everyone reading this blog are just as likely to know who the cool musicians from Bhutan are. Music disseminated via the virus of social media is like dark secrets looking for light.)

    But Brighton – it’s been a while since national magazines were touting it as “the new Seattle”, largely off the back of Electrelane and Eighties Matchbox and British Sea Power relocating here.

    The things that have happened since have been small, and few and far between. This is not a bad thing. Because the stuff seeping through now is genuine and musical and bravely unscene.

    There is Collectress.

    Collectress make super-special chamber pop. Consummately played, poetic, and perfectly-pitched – it’s not overly-decorative, twee or muso, which I think is sometimes what people assume when they see the phrase “chamber pop.” It’s just gorgeousness. Sometimes slightly ominous gorgeous. That cello a dark, circling undertow. Their songs are like little tone poems that map the psychogeography of Brighton – the violin even approximates the hated squeak of seagulls sometimes!

    Collectress – Pumphouse

    Collectress – Goodbye

    Collectress’ members have played with Bat For Lashes and Mary Hampton, and bolstering the Brighton connections, their excellent debut album Mondegreen was recorded by Rob White of Demons Are Real records and Joe Watson formerly of Stereolab.

    If you like them (and you will) then you will also like Timbre Hollow, the sole album by Threnody Ensemble, released in 2000.

    Threnody Ensemble – The Machine

    Buy Mondegreen from Peeler Records

    DiscoBelle: [Exclusive Free Download] B.G. Baarregaard – Pack Your Bags

    I’ve recently become a huge fan-boy for Oslo based producer, B.G. Baarregaard. His recent releases on Whiskey Disco and Silhouette Music have been nothing short of fantastic (here)! Thankfully, The B.G. man took it upon himself to hit me up and offer this spanking new tune for free download, what a nice fellow!

    ‘Pack Your Bags’ is a heart-wrenching, bass-laden groover that takes on a Whitney Houston classic about infidelity and perseverance.

    Show the man some love and ‘like’ to download!

    DiscoBelle: Gracias – Repent (video)

    DiscoBelle: Trippy Turtle – Trippy’s Theme (video)

    DiscoBelle: Sylent EFX – Thumpin’ (OBCDN Remix)

    A few months back, our homies in Denver, Night Supply, helmed by the rising star that is option4, dropped this fresh joint from local producer, Sylent EFX (Check that post here). ‘Thumpin’ caught my attention immediately and has since been wrecking dance floors in my native, Austin club land. Today I was stoked to find that we got a fresh remix on our hands from UK based beat smith, OBCDN. Griming up the place a bit a a massive, sub-bass line and a sneaky little 808 breakdown.

    As always, FREE DOWNLOAD, so show the boys some love!

    DiscoBelle: Waze & Odyssey – In My Arms

    What more can be said about the heavy hitting UK house duo known as Waze & Odyssey? With a string of hits on a laundry list of reputable labels plus their own W&O Street Tracks imprint, these lads are a staple in my crates and quickly establishing themselves as future house legends. Take note.

    DiscoBelle: Daytrip – Drop It (Kingston) [feat. 77Klash, Lil Silk, Yung Burrakami]

    New York production duo Daytrip is back with a real booty shaking jam “Drop It.” The track takes things down to Jamaica, infusing some Kingston flavor with a dirty, dirty bass line.

    20 Jazz Funk Greats: The T-word

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    Trip hop’s allure was its cryptic intimacy.

    The feeling of intruding into someone’s psychic chambers, into their memories, obsessions and desires, there yet never fully articulated, shapes swirling in the shadows, breaking through the surface of consciousness like killer whales of emotion, muffled sighs and dark moods universal in their abstraction.

    Of course, one can have too much of a good thing, and that’s what happened with Trip hop, turned coffeehouse and ad cliché by a myriad me-too-acts who turned its wasteland of feeling into a cookie-cutter ‘electronic music + lady (or dude, I’m looking at you JJ Johanson) singing’ formula.

    It is a testament to the strength of that backlash that the T word is seldom mentioned (as if it would be an insult) when describing many contemporary acts whose music conveys the same mood of melancholy, abstracted alienation, return to the cocoon of the self in the face of a social + economic environment of multiplying complexity, and filmic aspirations.

    Yet it is there, we see its imprint, and we don’t think it’s anything to be embarrassed about. Sonically, this new generation of pensive pathos-geographers draws on the millennial descendants of trip hop’s influences, dub (dubstep) and hop hop (via J Dilla, Boards of Canada’s drum OST for pseudo-scientific uncanny-land, and Juke’s voodoo spectre).

    Some examples? Flying Lotus, Hyperdub’s forthcoming (and spectacular) 10.2 compilation and many of the artists therein contained, Laurel Halo. Also the protagonists of today’s post, our beloved Paco Sala.

    In their new Digitalis release, ‘Put Your Hands on Me’, Paco’s Antony and Birch take us inside that psychic room, its stained-glass windows shuffling through potential use cases for this music – social media-mediated heartbreaks, Metal Gear Solid’s next theme tune, that gently suicidal night drive through conduits of neon, shot in Michael Mann-vision.

    The melange of analogue flesh, cf. 1970s porn-classicist artwork, and digital layers, juke throb and multidimensional reverberations makes it timeless plus futuristic, dense plus dazzling, alien and weird plus strangely human.

    Like exploring an emergent pan-human psyche brimming with strange colours, pillars of luminescence, a complex lattice of vectors describing the trajectory of holographic sirens caught in a strange loop, randomly exploding into flocks of bird-memories straight out of a William Gibson reverie.

    Definitely T.

    Paco Sala – Peace Keeper

    You can get ‘Put Your Hands on Me’ digital/pre-order vinyl from Digitalis.

    Undomondo: Raymond Scott’s Electronium (by pietschreuders) Raymond’s mad...


    Raymond Scott’s Electronium (by pietschreuders)

    Raymond’s mad musical invention from circa 1970, photographed in 1997 at Mark Mothersbaugh’s Los Angeles studio

    Undomondo: Eccentronic Research Council ft Maxine Peake


    Eccentronic Research Council ft Maxine Peake

    Undomondo: le-revelateur: Afterimage Selves Here is Sabrina’s new...


    le-revelateur: Afterimage Selves

    Here is Sabrina’s new video for the track “Afterimage Selves”, taken from our upcoming record called “Extreme Events”, coming out on Root Strata in the late summer. 

    Undomondo: Ambarchi / O’Malley / Dunn “Temporal, Eponymous” Track from...


    Ambarchi / O’Malley / Dunn “Temporal, Eponymous”

    Track from Double LP “Shade Themes from Kairos”, out on Drag City. 

    Undomondo: CARTER TUTTI VOID - V2 (edit) Transverse is a collaboration from...


    CARTER TUTTI VOID - V2 (edit)

    Transverse is a collaboration from Chris Carter & Cosey Fanni Tutti (Throbbing Gristle) and Nik Void (Factory Floor). Created especially for the legendary Short Circuit presents Mute festival at the Roundhouse, London in 2011, the tracks were prepared in the studio and then performed and recorded live in front of an audience. 

    Undomondo: Deep Purple Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 1969  The Concerto for...


    Deep Purple Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 1969 

    The Concerto for Group and Orchestra is a concerto composed by Jon Lord, with lyrics written by Ian Gillan. It was first performed by Deep Purple and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Malcolm Arnold on 24 September 1969 and released on vinyl in December 1969.

    Undomondo: Piero Umiliani - Mah Na Mah Na Top Of The Pops Legs & Co on...


    Piero Umiliani - Mah Na Mah Na

    Top Of The Pops Legs & Co on TOTP on 12.05.77.

    Undomondo: andradexcobain: Pentagram | American University | 4/19/14


    andradexcobainPentagram | American University | 4/19/14

    Undomondo: Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath Just ran into this: Brown...


    Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath

    Just ran into this: Brown Sabbath! FUCKIN’ BROWN SABBATH. Monumental afro funk covers of you guessed it right. Bandcamp

    DiscoBelle: (Premiere) Allies For Everyone – Feel Your Love (House Mix)

    Rising star Allies For Everyone (aka singer/songwriter, producer and DJ Brian Suarez) already has quite a bit of street cred to his name. Following inclusion in Plant Music’s acclaimed Love Me Too compilation and his You & Me EP, Allies For Everyone returns with Feel Your Love the remixes. The five-track EP features remixes from Severino Panzetta (Horse Meat Disco), Illich Mujica, Russian duo Fagault and Marina and Allies, and two additional reworks by Allies himself, one of which we’re proud to premiere today. The House Mix of “Feel Your Love” is a melancholically contemplative track that builds into beguiling vocals, a perfect anthem for the balmy summer season. Grab the full remix EP on July 15th when it drops through KID Recordings.

    Feel Your Love Remix EP Tracklist :
    1. Feel Your Love (House Mix)
    2. Feel Your Love (Severino Remix)
    3. Feel Your Love (Fagault and Marina Remix)
    4. Feel Your Love (Illich Mujica Remix)
    5. Feel Your Love (Allies Deep & Dark Mix)

    DiscoBelle: Kim Brown – Batteries Not Included EP

    NeedWant, the UK based imprint and undisputed beacon of quality house music has blessed us with it’s first EP release of 2014, courtesy of Berlin based duo, Kim Brown.

    The “Batteries Not Included EP” features three, left-of-center dance tracks that are sure to tickle the fancy of any house music enthusiast. Kicking things off with “Other People’s Space,” this joint is a shimmering example of the Kim Brown ethos; it’s warm, melodic, understated and gorgeously groovy. “Snow Measurement” follows suite, but in a more melancholic fashion while the most decidedly disco offering is EP closer, “Bladenhorst.”

    Stay tuned for this one, available July 7th.

    DiscoBelle: ZHU – Faded (The Remixes)

    Fast rising producer ZHU’s huge hit “Faded” has gotten the official remix treatment from some serious heavy hitters including The Magician, Taches and more. The EP comprised of five different remixes is a solid mix spanning across multiple genres seamlessly. From Amtrac’s club friendly tech house re-work to ODESZA’s slow and smooth R&B infused concoction, this package takes the already superb original to unusual and interesting places.

    ‘Faded (The Remixes)’ EP Track List:
    1. Faded (The Magician Remix)
    2. Faded (Odesza Remix)
    3. Faded (Amtrac Remix)
    4. Faded (Lido Remix)
    5. Faded (Taches Remix)

    DiscoBelle: [Premiere] Riton – Inside My Head ft. Meleka (Bag Raiders Remix)

    Stoked to premiere this remix of Riton by the Aussie lads, Bag Raiders… it’s a bit of a departure from their typical faire, but it’s fresh as f*ck!

    DiscoBelle: Hot Natured – Benediction (Video)

    20 Jazz Funk Greats: Aesthetics are Godlike

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    (art is by Anna Oguienko)

    As much as – for  while at least – communal listening experiences seemed to be dominated by the shuffle function (you’d be round someone’s house and there would forever be a mac or iPod on shuffle, plugged into speakers, rather than an ‘album’ proffering a soundtrack) – one thing digital music collections can never quite replace is the “ohmigod! I forgot I had this!” factor.

    For some reason, shuffle isn’t quite as good at “hiding” music as physical things are. Even when they’re big physical things, like 12″ records? And then when you find it you’re like: AHA!!

    That AHA!! moment never happens with Spotify. Not hatin, just sayin.

    So it was this weekend, when I uncovered one of the LPs from my subscription to Grapefruit Records’ first year, lurking about in the squish and dust of my record collection and had one of those moments. The concept behind Grapefruit is simple – you pay a subscription and spread across the year you will receive four vinyl LPs from them, featuring exclusive new works by relatively known artists, that cannot be bought elsewhere.

    The LPs are great. And the aesthetics are godlike. It’s fair to say Grapefruit had a slight influence on our own Blue Tapes.

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    The magenta record from that first year is by 200 Years – the duo of Ben Chasny and Elisa Ambrogio.

    200 Years – Erred

    It’s a piece of psych-folk mayhem that record shops would inevitably describe as “wonderfully out there.”

    Looks like since I bought those records, Grapefruit have done three more years – though 2014 (the final year?) is just records by The Dead C.

    2011 was 200 Years, Richard Youngs, Lambchop and L. Eugene Methe. I think that year had the best covers too.

    Here’s a mixtape of some other music we were listening to around then:

    XXJFG – 2011: A Drone Odyssey

     You can buy the Grapefruit releases here