Miss us yet? Fear not–after a brief hiatus, Disco Diaries is back to serve you a fresh playlist of the grooviest nu disco and indie dance tunes released over the past couple weeks. All you have to do is press play, relax, and simply feel those Coachella withdrawals wither away.
Rüfüs – Sundream (Claptone Remix) [Sweat It Out]
Australian electro-pop band Rüfüs just concluded a very successful international tour including several debut US performances, and now they’re coming in hot with a remix package of the very dreamy Sundream. Claptone’s version of the track retains lead singer Tyrone Lindqvist’s euphoric vocals and also contributes the signature Claptone sound: a smooth, steady beat that is known to cause instant head-bobbing. Listen to the rest of Rüfüs’ beautiful originals here, and mark my words: this band is about to blow up.
Solidisco feat. Nina Simone – Feeling Good (Original Mix) [Free Download]
Solidisco is just that… solid disco. Their latest release adds a modern twist to Nina Simone’s 1965 classic Feeling Good by incorporating a tastefully orchestral drop following the chorus that everyone has come to know and love. Solidisco definitely carries on the simple-yet-timeless message of the original: enjoy every new day to the fullest. So, grab your free download today.
Lykke Li – No Rest For The Wicked (Klangkarussell Remix)
Swedish indie-pop singer Lykke Li and and Austrian duo Klangkarussell combine forces to create a killer tune, nothing less than what one would expect coming from these talented artists. Klangkarussell’s interpretation maintains the sophisticated, mournful nature of the original, but with a slightly more upbeat, dance-y tone, making the track ideal for easy daytime listening. Lykke Li’s upcoming album I Never Learn is set to be released on May 6. Pre-ordering is available here.
RAC feat. Matthew Koma – Cheap Sunglasses (Original Mix) [Interscope]
Speaking of killer combinations, RAC and Matthew Koma are next level. The indie-pop remixer extraordinaire and dance music’s favorite male vocalist have come together, and this track serves as a clear indication of their exceptional capacities. This track is featured on RAC’s premiere full-length album Strangers, a spin-off of his debut EP Don’t Talk To. Also containing collaborations with Kele, St. Lucia, Tegan and Sara, and Tokyo Police Club, this is the perfect album to add to your springtime artillery.
Julie Bergan – Younger (Oliver Nelson Remix) [Warner]
Oliver Nelson’s latest single is just as catchy as the rest of his remixes, and with such frequent and satisfying productions, the Swedish producer is well on his way to the nu disco hall of fame. You can hear this song on Norwegian singer/songwriter Julie Bergan’s Younger EP, which came out via Warner Norway on April 11.
MIX OF THE WEEK: Kygo – BBC Guest Mix For Diplo & Friends
With all of his remixes topping blog charts, accumulating millions of SoundCloud plays, and now receiving Diplo’s official seal of approval, Kygo is currently making a big splash. Neus’ remix of Pharrell’s Happy sets the appropriate tone for this entire mix, which includes several of Kygo’s own “chill house” remixes. As Diplo eloquently confirms at 3:35, Kygo’s sound is “100% original,” and he “keeps it around 100 BPM, keeps it sexy.” Take advantage of the free download, and make sure to play this one next time you’re poolside or at the beach.