Put on your dancing shoes for the 44th edition of Disco Diaries, coming in hot with the latest and greatest in nu disco, funk, soul, and disco house. Better yet, most of this week’s picks are free downloads, so you can boogie on a budget. Cheers!
Lyon Hart – The Sign (Win & Woo Remix)
This is one of those jams that’s so catchy, it’ll get you hooked after just one spin. Rising Chicago duo Win and Woo have constructed a groovy, Bali-infused edit of Lyon Hart’s The Sign, and it certainly complies with their mantra “Make it timeless.” Catch the free download here.
Poldoore – Ain’t No Sunshine
There exists a particularly sweet spot at the intersection of hip hop, jazz, and funk, and that is precisely where you will find Belgian producer Poldoore. Ain’t No Sunshine is his latest creation, and it has the ironic ability to light up any environment it enters. Grab your free copy here, and if you’re digging Pooldoore’s vibes, get more acquainted with his releases and mixtapes here.
A. G. Cook – What I Mean
The Annie Mac Presents: Free Music Monday (FMM) series boasts an impressive array of tunes chosen by the legend herself, and What I Mean closed out 2014 on a strong note. Not only that, but A.G. Cook, founder of London-based record label PC Music, produced and recorded this tune exclusively for the FMM series. Download your belated Christmas gift here.
Zak Abel – These Are The Days [Atlantic UK]
You may be familiar with Zak Abel’s soulful voice via Gorgon City’s Unmissable, but now is the time for the young vocalist to enter the spotlight. These Are The Days will be featured on the Joker Presents Zak Abel EP, set for a Feb. 2 debut via Atlantic Records UK. In the meantime, prepare to be amazed by Abel’s flawless performance of These Are The Days on BBC’s Live Lounge here.
Kanye West – All Of The Lights (Prince Fox X Hotel Garuda Cover)
Production duo Hotel Garuda and NYC-based producer Prince Fox both had major successes in 2014, and their recent rendition of Kanye West’s All Of The Lights is the perfect way to exert themselves as forces to be reckoned with in the upcoming year. Needless to say, the trio have certainly accomplished the nearly-impossible task of producing an excellent, updated version of the highly esteemed original. The free download is waiting for you here.
MIX OF THE WEEK: Wohlwill – Say Hello To Les Loups
Les Loups landed on the Disco Diaries radar with their pleasant “summer disco” original, Colourblind. After enjoying a string of releases in the same vein that followed, we had the pleasure of becoming more familiar with Les Loups’ musical taste via their recent mix tape, Say Hello To Les Loups. I’d definitely recommend throwing this on next time you’re in a lounging mood–tracklist below and free download here.
Marshall Jefferson vs. Noosa Heads – Mushrooms (Frits Wentink Mix)
Detroit Swindle ft. Mayer Hawthorne – 64 Ways (Album Version)
Potatohead People – Blossoms (Nick Wisdom Remix)
Opolopo ft. Shea Soul – Be Enough (Original Mix)
Max Graef – No. 5 (Original Mix)
Alex Barck ft. Stee Downes – Who Do You Love? (Original Mix)
Space Dimension Controller – Transatlantic Landing Bay (Album Version)
Bodhi – Satisfaction (Original Mix)
Pomo – Cloud Cruise (Original Mix)
SBTRKT ft. Ezra Koenig – New Dorp, New York (Album Version)
Kaytranada ft. Shia Lay – Leave Me Alone (Original Mix)
First Choice – Love Thang (Sable Blanc Remix)
Andy Hart – The Same For Me (Original Mix)
HADE – It’s Not Right (Original Mix)
Klaves – Oh No (Original Mix)
La Fleur – Kattflickan (Art Of Tones Remix)
Little Jinder & Melo – Inga E Som Vi E (HNNY Remix)
Kraak & Smaak ft. John Turrell – Back Again (Hot Toddy Remix)
Hayden James – Something About You (Original Mix)
COEO – Native Riddim (Original Mix)
Angel-A & Doc Link – Lifts Me Higher (Jon Cutler’s DMM Mix)
The 2 Bears – Not This Time (Andhim Remix)
Tornado Wallace – Rainbow Road (Original Mix)
Metro Area – Caught Up (Album Version)