JackLNDN has become something of a fixture in the last few months for his innovative and modern interpretation of the classic house sound. 2014 saw the release of his Drop Out EP and remix for Grammy-winners Clean Bandit, which all garnered him massive support in the blogosphere and a quick nudge into the spotlight. Showing no signs of showing down, JackLNDN’s seductive tunes have earned him a packed tour schedule, but we were lucky enough to catch the producer to curate this edition of Disco Diaries. Hear what JackLNDN is listening to right now up above and read what he has to say about each tune in his own words down below.
Willie Beaver Hale – Groove On [TK Disco]
Kicking things off and setting the mood is this gem of a track from Willie Beaver Hale. There was a memorable edit of this from Snakehips a couple years back, but the original is also very worthy of a listen. Smooth laid-back disco flavors to ease you into the day. You can purchase the vinyl of this single here.
Pat Lok feat. Desirée Dawson – All In My Head [Love & Other]
Moving more into the electronic sphere with this next one. There’s a real nice understated groove to this track from Pat Lok. Feel-good vibes, nice plucks, and a great moving bassline all wrapped up with a tidy vocal from Desirée Dawson. Buy your copy here.
Body Language – Really Love (Gold Fields ‘Body Funk’ Remix) [B3Science]
Up next is a smooth nu disco remix from Gold Fields. This time he’s working his magic on Really Love by Body Language. His output over the last 12 months has been nuts! So many of his songs have crept into my sets and for good reason–they are groovy as hell! You can purchase this remix here.
Gregory Porter – Liquid Spirit (Claptone Remix)
Anything with the words ‘Gregory Porter’ in the title needs a listen. His album is one of my favorite jazz LP’s to drop in a while. The guy’s voice is mind-blowingly smooth and effortless, yet has so much soul, so of course when I saw Claptone gave Liquid Spirit a remix, I had to check it out. Sure enough there’s no disappointment, and he delivers a smooth, almost Balearic track that grooves along effortlessly. Grab a copy of the remix here.
Cavalier x Brasstracks – Everyday (Original Mix)
This last track by Cavalier x Basstracks is just awesome. I have no idea what it is–it’s some blend of disco, funk, and future beats. A very successful combo pulled of with flare and style, and with a delicious groove throughout. You can buy Everyday here.
Check out JackLNDN’s full US tour schedule below and be sure to catch him on the Los Angeles leg as he opens for Fred Falke at Sound Nightclub. You can RSVP and purchase tickets at L’Affaire Musicale and Ouija Entertainment’s Facebook event page here.