Have the weekend withdrawals kicked in yet? This might help. Disco Diaries is back with your weekly fix of only the most invigorating tunes in dance. So kick back, and let this playlist set the tone for the rest of your week… we promise it’ll be a good one.
The Knocks – Comfortable (The Twelves Remix)
After The Knocks’ Comfortable release in February, we were gifted with a marvelously groovy remix package, including Solidisco, Oliver Nelson, and Awe. Although every remix–as well as the original–succeeds in tingling the disco senses, I must say The Twelves’ remix takes the cake. With the bonus of a free download, feel free to get real “comfortable” with this one.
Exmag – Tilt Mode (Feat. Gibbz)
Real talk: this track completely defines the word “smooth.” Exmag is a supergroup consisting of Eric Mendelson, Tyler Dondero, Mike Iannatto, Illumntr, and the groove-bass legend Gramatik. Add Gibbz on vocals, and you’ve got yourself a catchy conglomerate of Chromeo-esque funk, R&B, and future soul. Snatch the free download here!
PillowTalk & Thugfucker – Homesick
With the release their debut LP Je Ne Said Quoi on March 17, the future is looking very bright for Pillowtalk, the soulful three-piece band from San Francisco. Co-produced by New York house duo Thugfucker, Homesick is a standout track driven by Sammy D’s poignant-yet-somehow soothing vocals. If you’re as sold as we are, join the Wolf + Lamb and Soul Clap crew to download the entire album.
FCL – It’s You (J-Art & Madan Remix)
Need a four-minute Hawaiian getaway? Close your eyes, play this on your headphones, and just imagine sand between your toes. Parisian producer J-Art teams up with Madan to create a track that truly lives up to the “discotropic” tag in the SoundCloud description. Grab the free download and enjoy your mini-vacation!
ZZ Ward – 365 Days (Jerry Folk Remix)
With remixes as enchanting as this one, Jerry Folk is definitely en route to earning his spot in the nu-disco hall of fame. The Norwegian 18-year-old craftily employs funky synths and a dynamic bassline to add a very special touch to ZZ Ward’s 365 Days in this remix released in December. If you’re into this, I recommend checking out his whimsical remix of Daydreamin’ as well… and if you were into that, you’re in luck, because his entire catalogue is up for grabs on SoundCloud.
Thomas Jack Presents: Tropical House Vol.1
Australian phenomenon Thomas Jack shared the first of his tropical house mixtape series last week, a relaxing selection of indie and dance tunes sprinkled with Jack’s distinct beats throughout. This compilation is absolutely essential for those summer days at the beach, the pool, or really anywhere the sun shines. Download it for free, and let the good times roll.