Disco Diaries 36 is coming in strong with an exclusive premiere, four groovy new tunes, and a cosmic disco mix that will send you straight to outer space. Happy Monday!
Pompeya – Does (The Twelves Remix)
The Twelves have remixed Russian pop/funk outfit Pompeya’s recent single Does, and LessThan3 is honored to present the exclusive premiere. With the addition of funk synths and a deep rippling bassline, The Twelves transform the alternative original into a hazy ’80s synthpop dream. Does was featured on the band’s recently released Night EP, available now on iTunes here and Spotify here. If you’re digging this, be sure to check out more from João Miguel and Luciano Oliveira, aka The Twelves, here.
Röyksopp – Thank You [Dog Triumph]
The deeply revered Norwegian duo has claimed that the spectacular The Inevitable End album will serve as their bid adieu to what we’ve all come to know and love as Röyksopp. Thank You is a stand out track in the bunch, with Daft Punk-esque vocals and a steady, melancholy undertone that respectfully symbolizes their departure. Released on Nov. 10, the album is available for purchase here.
Gigamesh – Back 2 Life
Although nothing can truly compare to Gigamesh’s stunning edit of Fleetwood Mac’s Dreams, his latest release comes damn close. He’s completely revitalized Soul II Soul’s classic Back To Life with the signature Gigamesh disco house magic, and this one’s a necessary addition to any disco playlist. Catch your free download here.
Wunder Wunder – Midnight Hours (Zimmer Remix)
Over the last couple years, I’ve come to realize and embrace the fact that Zimmer has an uncanny ability to create the dreamiest tunes in the disco house game without fail. Wunder Wunder’s relaxing, indie Midnight Hours sets just the right stage for the French producer to add his special touch without forfeiting its original essence. Check out the rest of Zimmer’s releases here.
Mike Posner – Cooler Than Me (Eau Claire Remix)
The young DC-based producer Eau Claire is quickly making a name for herself with catchy remixes like this one. She incorporates a bouncey bassline and tweaks Mike Posner’s vocals to completely re-create the 2009 hit Cooler Than Me. This jam is available as a free download here.
MIX OF THE WEEK: i-D – Shook: Music To… A Cosmic Voyage
Shook has been on my radar for a minute now, with ultra funky originals like Milestones and enchanting remixes of Capital Cities’ Kangaroo Court and Kimbra’s Cameo Lover. Hence, I was thrilled to discover that i-D has invited the Antarctican instrumentalist/producer to partake in its “Music To…” mixtape series. With a tracklist (below) packed with hidden disco/funk gems, let’s just say that the title couldn’t be more appropriate.
1. Shakatak – Covina
2. Casiopea – Asayake
3. Casiopea – Black Joke
4. Herbie Hancock – Help Yourself
5. Shook – Tonight
6. Jeff Lorber – Tropical
7. The Rah Band – Float
8. George Duke – Brazilian Love Affair
9. Shook – Milestones
10. Can – Tango Whiskeyman
11. 2010: The Year We Make Contact
12. Donald Fagen – I.G.Y (What A Beautiful Word)
13. The Alan Parsons Project – Mammagamma
14. Mtume – Give It On Up (If You Want To)
15. Luke Million – Ice Ice Arnie (Cool Party) (Instrumental)
16. Siriusmo – Last Dear
17. Benny & Gain – Been & Gone
18. Tiger & Woods – Lab File #11
19. Shook – Almost There
20. Unknown Space Recording (14-10-1986)
21. Space – Magic Fly
22. Ilija Rudman – Show Me The Magic / Droid – Lasers & Conversations
23. Louis La Roche – Take Control
24. Stanley Clarke & Steve Gadd – Quiet Afternoon