Posts Tagged ‘tropical disco’

January 27, 2018
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Who doesn’t love Nena’s 99 Red Balloons, originally 99 Luftballons in German? It’s an utterly infectious frolic, a timeless classic from the 80′s that never seems to get old or obsolete no matter how much time has passed. Swedish producer Oliver Nelson and fellow Swede Tobtok partner up on a revival of the track. They’ve given the endearing tune a bright and airy future funk and tropical disco re-work, featuring vocals by London’s River. 99 Red Balloons is a heartwarming, spirit lifting treat to take with us into the weekend. It’s impossible to be dour or downcast when such a buoyant and jubilant track is coursing through our ears. Grab a copy or stream via alternate platforms, here.

September 18, 2017
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I normally prefer my rainbows multi-colored, but Australian synthpop and indietronica legend Cut Copy has convinced me black rainbows are just as spectacularly scintillating. Earlier this year, Dan Whitford and his band caused quite a euphoric commotion when they returned with their first new material in years on Astralwerks. While Standing In The Middle Of The Field and Airborne are nothing short of brilliant, Black Rainbows’ got my heart in a vice grip with its beach-y, funky pop and iridescent spiraling electronica. Out of the three, it’s most like Cut Copy’s older hits. I’m hit by a sudden wave of nostalgia while I twirl in endless circles to the divinely mellifluous treat. Black Rainbows will be on Cut Copy’s forthcoming album, Haiku From Zero. Pre-order before it drops on September 22nd, here.

September 14, 2017
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One of our long time Australian synthpop and electronic favorites, Panama, returned with a massive new EP over the summer named Hope For Something, from which came a sunset wavy gem named I Watched You Slip. It gets a groovy West Coast makeover as Los Angeles’ Wild & Free gives it a sleek strut and a decadent bass line on a glamorous disco house remix. This one’s a smooth dashing swooner with immaculate sunset vibes. Wild & Free’s remix is one of many fine remixes from an official Hope For Something remix pack out on Future Classic, available, here.

April 15, 2017
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Let’s keep our early evening indie dance party going with a fresh jam from Vancouver based producer and multi-instrumentalist Adam Wazonek, who returns as Soliterre on new single Go Down Dancing. Tropical disco 80′s vibes akin to those of St. Lucia and Friendly Fires abound on this retro dance pop gem, which also sports some swooning horn and guitar solos. Go Down Dancing will be on Soliterre’s forthcoming album Double Life. 

March 10, 2017

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It’s a quintessential and quixotic vision of California that we daydream over every time we listen to Los Angeles project Pretty Sister. We envision neon lights, highway cruising, golden sunsets, and late night beach antics as we lose ourselves in a song like West Coast. But all of those images are just a little bit out of focus, like how the world seems to shimmer and bend on hot days through the heat that rises off of a street. This nostalgic effect resonates with many, which may be why an immense Pretty Sister remix package featuring a load of production talent has arrived. The EP features a remix of West Coast by Sweden’s Tobtok, who plucks the bittersweet right out of the original with a sparkly ebullient and exuberant bouncing tropical disco makeover. For a moment, we’re all dancing on an island in the middle of an azure sea. If you need a vacation to paradise away from your mundane week in the office, Tobtok’s got you covered. The rest of Pretty Sister’s remix package features remixes of their various songs by the likes of French Horn Rebellion, Le Boeuf, N2N, Lenno, and Mallow, many of which are IHM favorites. Tobtok’s remix can also be streamed off Soundcloud below. The full Pretty Sisters remix EP can be found on Soundcloud, here

November 18, 2016
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After the nail biting intensity of the last couple of tunes, it’s certainly a reprieve to alight on the island paradise known as Koni’s music for our next tasty tune. The German producer gives Finnish songbird LKA’s enchanting Wildfire a chill melodic, tropical radiant, disco chirpy remix. Throw on those shades, kick off your sandals, and dance barefoot in fine white sand under lush palm trees to Koni’s carefree remix. Koni and his friend LKA had a fine merry time working on the remix together. That joviality shines through on the rosy beaming edit, a free download, here.

October 13, 2016
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It’s a honeyed swooning, lavish grooving affair on Feels Alright, a glamorous new tune from Sydney duo Polographia, who enlist fellow Australian Looks Fade for some airy melting falsettos. Golden drips of buttery nu-disco trickle over us as we dance the night away on fluffy plush clouds to this summer cool, deeply intoxicating jam. The satin sashaying Casanova is out now on Sweat It Out. Snag the dreamy luscious banger from various outlets, here.

June 23, 2016
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Changes are in the air indeed as Swedish producer Oliver Nelson departs from some of his usual opulent slicing, vibrant dicing nu-disco with a chill sparkler named Changes, featuring spellbinding vocals by British songbird River. Changes is still as sprightly as ever, but its smoldering moodiness and dense tropical dreaminess marks a very new direction for the prolific producer. Oliver Nelson calls this new sound of his “deep disco” and it’s a ravishing concoction. Changes will be out June 24th, and it can be pre-ordered now from iTunes.

June 8, 2016
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Los Angeles’ Christofi never fails to ignite my soul with his dance ready jams. The producer crushes it on new song Higher, featuring Malia, a piano propelled plucky house banger whose tropical nu-disco soulfulness has me leaping straight into the cosmos in giddy joy. Clean Bandit like radiant whimsicality and spades of summery breeziness leave me feeling plenty good and oh so energized on this glorious June night. Higher urges me to keep on grooving till the sun rises and beyond. Download Higher for free, here.

October 1, 2015
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Norwegian three piece WDSTCK are finishing up the final details on their debut EP, Day One, and they’ve decided to thank supporters with a gift. That gift is a funky jam named Something Good. I’d say it’s more like something great, considering the track’s infectiously pumping beats, swanky sexiness, and tropical disco charm. Something Good is the first of three new singles that WDSTCK is offering up between today and Friday. Throw some shades on and let loose to the relaxed, sun drenched dance jam. We’re halfway through the week, you deserve it.