Post-weekend blues got you down? Disco Diaries has arrived to put a little pep in your step and brighten up your afternoon with a refined selection of nu disco, indie dance, electro pop, and soul/funk favorites. Happy Monday!
Fenech Soler – I Wanna Be Your Lover (Prince Cover)
If you’re going to cover the legend that is Prince, you absolutely have to do it right. British four-piece band Fenech Soler have served the king due justice with this dreamy cover, incorporating a more downtempo beat and vocals that still retain all the essential soul and sensuality of the original. The free download is available via Mixmag here.
Space Echo – Soul Power [Luv Shack]
“See what we need today, is soul. We forget about from which we came. But I got somebody here today just to let you know that there’s still soul inside–the soul to make you walk right, soul to make you talk right, soul to make you treat your family right. I’m talkin’ ’bout soul.” I couldn’t have said it better myself, and I’m just going to let you press play to and let this song transmit a little bit of that soul to you too. Beatport purchase here.
Chromeo – Lost On The Way Home (Shash’u Pwrnk Remix)
As if Chromeo’s Lost On The Way Home wasn’t already overflowing with funk, fellow Canadian Shash’U has taken it to the next level with this remix. The original was released on Chromeo’s magnificent White Women album, which is available for purchase here.
Mystery Skulls feat. Nile Rodgers And Brandy – Number 1 [Warner]
You can always count on Mystery Skulls to create the catchiest jams in the game, but when you also throw the legendary Nile Rodgers and R&B singer Brandy in the mix, the result is a clear victor. This single is featured on Mystery Skulls’ debut album Forever, which coincidentally came out today via Warner Records–jump on it!
Polographia feat. Kamaliza – Plastic Mountain
You know that feeling when you discover a new artist(s) that you just know you’re going to love? The Sydney-based duo Polographia, who appropriately describe their genre as “Of Chill”, immediately fell into that category, and Plastic Mountain has been on repeat all week. You can catch your free download here.
Treasure Fingers – Winter 2009 DJ mix (#TBT)
Treasure Fingers recently shared this delightful blast to the past, which features several of the staple nu disco songs that originally attracted me (and likely countless others) to the genre. Even better, he revealed in a Facebook status that it also includes several unreleased tracks. Disco lovers rejoice!