Disco Diaries is celebrating its 38th episode, and we won’t be slowing down any time soon. So sit back, relax, and enjoy your weekly dose of the finest in nu disco, disco house, funk/soul, indie dance, and electro pop.
PREMIERE: Shmallen – Baby Baby
Shmallen initially landed on LessThan3‘s radar with his captivating edits of Aaliyah’s Rock The Boat and Goldbloc’s Days Are Dreaming. Now, he’s reasserted himself as the connoisseur of silky smooth baby-making jams with his latest original piece, Baby Baby, and we are tremendously proud to present the exclusive premiere today. The track features carefully placed cuts of Brandy’s 1994 Baby fused with Shmallen’s signature R&B-meets-deep house undertone. If you’re digging this sound, stay tuned for the free download via SoundCloud tomorrow!
Louis Vivet feat. Gavrielle & Nick Goldston – Save Tonight
Unless you slept through the late ’90s, you must recall (and likely cherish) Save Tonight by Eagle-Eye Cherry. Nicolas II and Aria S of Louis Vivet have revived the feel-good tune by transforming virtually every element of the original besides the lyrics and that fundamental feel-good essence. What starts off as classic duet leads into a deep house beat before somehow transitioning into a a progressive house-backed chorus, further proving that Louis Vivet lives up to the name–adopted from the first patient to be diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder. Free download available here.
Keljet x AYER – If It’s Not You
After the major success that was Keljet’s 2013 remix of AYER’s Circle Down, the Dutch producer has officially collaborated with the NYC-based singer to create this glorious number, proving that the two are definitely a dream team of sorts. Throw in an exceptionally groovy remix by Tobtok, and If It’s Not You becomes the quintessential package of nu disco goodness. Purchase on iTunes here.
Brooke Fraser – Kings & Queens (Zimmer Remix)
If you follow Disco Diaries in the slightest bit, you’re probably sick of reading my insistent praise of Zimmer. So I’ll just let this track speak for itself…you can thank me later.
Sirena – Chemicals (Televisor Remix) [Universal]
Televisor is a DJ/producer duo comprising Tim Butler and Tom Parry, who claim to have “joined forces to help re-ignite the disco flame in modern dance music.” With the ability to transform pop songs like Sirena’s Chemicals into ultra catchy disco jams, that goal has become a definite reality. Catch the original via iTunes here.
MIX OF THE WEEK: EXPLOITED PODCAST #29: James Curd
It’s tagged as “#deephouse,” but I must say that this mix is groovy as hell (or rather, heaven), with just the perfect selection of funk, soul, bass-infused house, and disco tracks. Essentially, it is a very accurate representation of the marvelous James Curd, who is quickly becoming one of my favorite producers. You can purchase the mix tape here, along with the rest of Berlin-based Exploited Records’ esteemed podcasts.