Posts Tagged ‘disco rock’

March 21, 2018

Brijs is back with a clever rework of Jai Paul which has resulted in a huge new video and a magnificent new electronic release! It’s been awhile since we’ve visited with the UK based producer, but prepare to strut it to his slick psychedelic disco banger Jasmine, on which Brijs utilizes the submerged melody of Jai Paul’s enigmatic 2012 demo and re-purposes it for a dance-floor ready torrid swooning affair.  “I can’t speak for Jai,” says Brijs, “but for me this song came to represent insecurity in two relationships with people who were way out of my league. I wanted to frame that bittersweet place between the flattery of the attention from that person we are infatuated with and the anxiety of believing they deserve better. The song,” adds Brijs about the sentiments he expresses in a near-euphoric take, “speaks to an underdog in love.”  Jai Paul meets Jamiroquai on the glorious groover, with a copious amount of Jungle and Her’s modern soul allure, too. Keep up with Brijs on his website, here.

March 7, 2018
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Electronic outfit Park Hotel is at it again. They’ve ignited a solo dance frenzy in my room with their steamy dance rock and disco with Good People Bad Dreams, a high voltage extravaganza that evokes legends like Talking Heads, LCD Soundsystem, Soulwax, The Rapture, and Friendly Fires. Sure, good people do have bad dreams very often, but this is more like a fevered dream of a tune, a deliriously whirling, flashy kicking extravaganza. The track was chosen as last month’s Kitsuné Hot Stream, and deservedly so. Grab the torrid blazing banger, here.

February 9, 2018
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Who else but Danish production duo THANKS could immediately inspire us to don our dancing shoes and bust out some sweet moves after a long day? The pair are back with their rambunctious dance rock and French house inflected disco house on their frisky bacchanalian banger Sunshine. So go on, let that sunshine into your heart, throw your hands up in the air, and party the night away to this funkalicious groover. It’ll leave you beaming in joy just before you dive back in head first. Sunshine even has some wonderfully acidic moments for a full on dizzying trip of a soiree. It’s like Basement Jaxx meets C2C and Junior Senior. Stream/download the track, here.

January 9, 2018

Franz Ferdinand’s first new album in five long years will be arriving next month, and we’ve already received a rapturous serving of the beloved Scottish post-punk/dance rock band’s music in the form of lead single Always Ascending. It’s just the sort of punchy electrifying strutter that we’ve been missing from Alex Kapranos and his bandmates. Franz Ferdinand follows up that ace first track with Feel The Love Go, a whirlwind disco funk and post-punk flavored delight rife with plenty of their usual swagger and Kapranos’ deep mesmeric drawl. Feel The Love Go also spends much of its second half in feverish urgency compounded by a whole lot of impassioned sax and frisky beats. New album Always Ascending is goinig to be a superb treat when it drops on Domino come February 9th, and I can’t wait to hear the new material live too. Pre-order the new album, here, and stream/purchase Feel The Love Go as a single, here.

December 19, 2017

Earlier this month, London’s Yehan Jehan released his new EP, Expansions. For an EP, it’s quite the song resplendent listen, clocking out at eight tracks. Aside from previously featured gooey funk and psychedelic rock jam Phantom’s Beat, Expansions also boasts this cocky strutting, glam twirling disco funk and kaleidoscopic dance rock scorcher, Eat Me Alive. It’s almost like Tame Impala and Portugal. the Man gone French house and Electric Guest on us. Expansions is available from iTunes, here.

November 15, 2017

Strangers we certainly are not when it comes to The Ramona Flowers, the UK band who’ve enraptured us many times over with their oft 80′s inspired vibrant synthrock, indie electro, and dance rock. The Ramona Flowers are preparing to release a new album named Strangers, and we now get to twirl about to the title track, a funky strutting, electro-rocking, wavy lustrous jam reminiscent of early Cut Copy with a drizzle of Chromeo and a pinch of St. Lucia. Strangers relishes that special moment when you meet someone new and have an instant connection. The new music video for Strangers features America’s Got Talent finalist KidtheWiz. You can also stream Strangers via Deezer and Spotify, here.

October 25, 2017

Today’s a mighty fine day for a Franz Ferdinand fan like me. Not only have the Glasgow post-punkers lead by ever charismatic Alex Kapranos shared their first new song in ages, but they’ve also announced their fifth full length album and an expansive world tour, too. Always Ascending arrives via Domino on February 9th. Their new tour begins in two days in Spain and closes out right here in the Bay at the Fox Theater in Oakland come May 17th. The title track from Always Ascending is our first streaming treat off the release. It’s a synth florid ambler that evolves into a disco glam, dance rock flashy extravaganza of which I’m sure Arcade Fire and LCD Soundsystem would approve. The punchy anthem is available, here. Pre-order Franz Ferdinand’s new album, here.

August 19, 2017

I’ll gladly “go west” and “park” at this “hotel” any day if I can dance all day there to these sort of spiraling synths and rambunctious beats. London based post-electronic dance outfit Park Hotel has shared an eye popping video for their swaggering single Going West, a spacey psychedelic, disco swinging starburst of dance rock splendor. Centered on the creative duo of Tim Abbey and Rebeca Marcos-Rosa, Park Hotel likes to explore the mirrorball-nori territory between alt arena electronica and wired downtown songwriting. The video for Going West arrives ahead of Park Hotel’s live set at Bestival and their newly announced headline show at The Pickle Factory. The band channels plenty of LCD Soundsystem, Talking Heads, and Earth, Wind & Fire on their latest dazzling tune, which is available from iTunes, here.

July 11, 2017

To Moscow we go to re-visit with Pompeya as the duo unleashes upon us a heated disco twirler and smoldering dance rock sweeper of an anthem named Domino via an appropriately neon hued dance video. “Fall like a domino” I probably will once I finish dancing my heart out to the vivacious song, its funky licks, and pumping beats. The Russian pop/funk outfit has served up a sizzling hot jam off of their next EP, which arrives July 14th. Domino is both the EP’s lead single and title track. The full Domino EP was produced by none other than esteemed French house producer Fred Falke. Pompeya will be announcing a new tour shortly, too. I wonder what parts of the world it will be bringing them to, and whether San Francisco might be on the schedule.

June 30, 2017

Fine new Arcade Fire tunes continue to roll out as the Grammy award winning band continues their “Everything Now” trek with new video and song Signs Of Life. “Everything Now Corp” has “taken over” the band’s socials as of late, and we’re now treated to another funky grooving jam that feels a bit like it’s from the Reflektor days, but with a late 70′s early 80′s ABBA feel that seems inherent in this new iteration of AF. Signs Of Life, which comes with a quirky paranormal investigation music video that seems to take the song quite literally, is our third taste from new album Everything Now, due out July 28th through “an exclusive 360-degree partnership with global media and e-commerce platform Everything Now, in synergy with Sony corporation.” Pre-order Everything Now, here.