It’s time for another artist-curated Disco Diaries playlist, and this week we’ve got the New York-based DJ/producer by the name of Figgy. Considering he’s produced several massive remixes and originals over the past year, we were very honored to get a sneak peak into Figgy’s personal music collection. His picks correlate quite nicely with the music he creates himself: modern nu disco-meets-house with a subtle yet satisfying touch of R&B.
After you check out Figgy’s favorite tunes, feel free to indulge in his latest releases: his dreamy edit of ASTR’s Activate Me, his smooth rendition of the crowd favorite Trap Queen, and my personal favorite, his ever-so-seductive remix of The Weeknd’s Often.
Jessie Ware – Cruel (Klaves Remix)
I was introduced to Polish producer Klaves in 2013 when I was asked to do a remix for his EP on Symbols Recordings. I’ve been following him ever since, and his tunes just get better and better. Here he remixes one of my favorite vocalists, Jessie Ware. The vocals remain intact and the rhodes and bass groove is so vibey. When it’s time to take the dancefloor to a deeper place, this is the jam.
Midnight Star – Curious (JackLNDN Remix)
I have an ENORMOUS soft spot for ’80s R&B. The songwriting; vocals and production from that time period are unparalleled, so I’m very picky about remixes. Man, did JackLDND do this justice. Adding his signature chord style and giving it a house makeover, this one’s ready for the floor.
Boxed In – Mystery (Pat Lok ‘Yukon Soul’ Mix) [Nettwerk]
A staple to the Vancouver scene, Pat Lok has been putting out hit after hit this year. The groove has this hard swing and has almost a hip hop feel at house tempo. I don’t know what ‘Yukon Soul’ is, but I am down!
Body Language – Really Love (Gold Fields ‘Body Funk’ Remix)
Two of my favorite bands coming together on this one! Such a dope flip. The original Body Language track is like a jungle/juke tune. It’s amazing, but way faster than what I play during my DJ sets, so I was very happy when this disco version landed in my inbox.
Jean Tonique – My Love / Your Soul [Partyfine]
The new wave of French house artists has been incredible over the last few years. This track has everything I love in a tune: great chords, tasteful vocal samples, a neck snappin’ groove, and even a little disco guitar. It’s equal parts feel-good and vibey, and I can’t get enough of it.