David Chalke aka Deceptive just dropped this tune into our inbox, it’s exactly the kind of 90s inspired Bass Heavy House we love here at Lipstick Disco, so thought we’d share it with you. David has be releasing and producing under different guises, but this is the first track under his ‘Deceptive’ alias and he promises it to be the first of many, with a string of releases already lined up to keep us warm in the winter months. Deceptive is giving away this first track as a free download to whet your whistle, grab it while it’s hot.
This just dropped into my inbox and this is real feelgood music if ever I’ve heard it. Milou is a new duo hailing from Stockholm, Sweden which comprises of 20-year-old Felix Flygare and 19-year-old Iman Conta. They make infectious nu-disco-pop. This is their opening track, and it’s lush, It kinda sounds like a sped up version of Cassius – I love You So. I’m enjoying the video too, it’s the kind of video I imagine I would make with my mates if we chucked a soundsystem in a random forest, simple but fun.
Today, I have the pleasure of DJ-ing at one of London’s most prestigious party joints in Kings Cross. The line-up looks hot to trot and the Headline DJ’s on the bill include Lee Foss and Russ Yallop from Hot Creations and Martin Ikin of Off Recordings fame. I’ll be rocking the closing set and seeing the crowd to the wee hours from 7-8am. Pre-sale tickets are sold out, but there will be a limited number of tickets available on the door, get there early though to avoid disappointment. I’ll see you on the dancefloor.
More information go to the Facebook event HERE:
Sixth Avenue Express have been gathering a lot of momentum recently with their mid tempo, emotionally charged productions striking a note with a larger and larger audience. Their latest solo EP titled ‘I See’ was released yesterday on House Of Disco and is full of the clever touches and warmth we’ve come to expect from them.
The first, and title, track ‘I See’ sets the perfect tone, a breezy warm track to seduce to. With a haunting vocal and soft strings coupled with woozy base line its the driving keys that turn this track from a lullaby to confidently invigorating and fresh experience.
Second on the release and most dance floor friendly is ‘Clandestine’ and like the name suggests is best listened in a secretive and illicit location, like a sweaty basement party. This track is laden with the trademark chords that pepper a lot of Sixth Avenue Express productions but its strength lies in its amazing vocal treatments, which shift and grow to an epic level.
‘There’s No Time’ acts a a decompression chamber after a night out, the perfect after party choice. With enough melody to remain positive but a hint of a dark soul ‘There’s no time’ is as alluring as it is fun.
Finally there’s ‘My Love is Alive’ which is the most joyous and optimistic track to see out the release and is our fave track on the EP. It brims with full keys, sustained strings and strong vocals. Ending on a high this tracks message is affirming on two fronts, and affirmation of love and an affirmation of the timeless nature of this release.
Finally, theres also a little freebee tagged on to the release, which is a mid-tempo nu-disco reworking of the classic Civilles & Cole House track of the same name, they’ve slowed and pitched down the original vocals, added some epic piano and heavy bass intertwined with transcendental drums giving it a beautifully melancholic but ethereal feel.
Bambarra and Kiri team up to produce a remix, which kicks up the tempo adding an infectious top line with wicked low ends while Wilhelm finishes the release with his deeper ‘Kaiser Edit’ take on the original.
Hoxton sees itself as the first release on the newly formed DPM Records, formally known as the Digital Pirate Material blog and will be given away for free serving as a taster to further material in the coming year.
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Portugese producer, Accatone, has just dropped his ‘A Reason Not To Try’ EP via the ever on-point, Hudd Traxx, backed with a remix from house aficionado, Matthew Herbert. With three delicately soulful Deep Tech house originals, A Reason Not To Try, One Of A Kind and Walkin & Talkin, then Matthew Herbert adds his remix of A Reason Not To Try to complete this 4 track EP. We’re def playing this one.
Hot off the back of a single on Moda Black, and a remix of Romanthony on Glasgow Underground. British duo Mia Dora, drop ‘You In The Future’ via Kerri Chandler’s MadTech imprint this November.
Title track ‘You In The Future’ kicks things off, seeing the duo embrace a rawer, more upfront focus in comparison to previous singles. Smoothly shuffled drums lead the way, while cosseting Rhodes, a bumpy, sub-driven bass-line and a classic organ hook build the melodic movement. Things intricately evolve throughout the tracks seven-minute duration, with baroque changes in the structure, and additional elements such as a hypnotic acid line, keeping things intriguing and evolving dynamically as the record blooms.
Following is ‘After The Dog’, the duo again opt for a rough and rugged feel with the drums, while an insistent rounded sub bass drives the groove, and consistently varied classic chord stabs fuel its energy levels. Drawn out reversed sweeps then build tension alongside sporadic percussive rolls, to create a profound impact when reverting back to the sturdy foundations. To close the release Mia Dora offer up an ‘Extended Edit’ of ‘You In The Future’, doing exactly as it says on the tin and drawing out the infectious groove for extended mixing pleasure.
Mia Dora’s ‘You In The Future’ came out on MadTech Records 11th November (Beatport) /forthcoming for general release 25th November.
The anonymous up-and-coming Weiss returns for the release of the highly anticipated ‘Weiss City Vol 2’. Bursting onto the scene earlier this year, the illusive Weiss has already captured the imagination of producers, press and the public alike with his inspiring take on old school house. The first in this series of EPs, ‘Weiss City Vol 1’, garnered support from the likes of Shadow Child, Ninetoes, Pleasurekraft, Noir, Bontan, Groove Armada, and more with ‘My Sister’ gaining airplay on B-Traits’ Radio 1 show and successfully taking over the Beatport deep house chart at No.3. Now Weiss returns to take the ‘Weiss City’ series a step further.
‘Weiss City Vol 2’ establishes Weiss’ take on house, as he presents three stand out tracks with his trademark punchy old school drums, deep rumbling bass and clever vocal hooks. Leading the charge ‘If I Ever Dance’ is destined to follow on from ‘My Sister’, taking over the more underground dance floors, propelled by an unforgettable groove and soulful vocals. With a simple and sweet melody alongside an unforgettable vocal, ‘Devil In The Sky’ is one for classic house enthusiasts wrapped in the classic M1 organ. Finally, ‘Ghetto Boy’ takes us deeper and darker for an after party feel; it’s all about the groove.
London based production and DJ outfit PAYFONE aka Phil Passera with collaborators Jimmy Day and Chieka Ononye just dropped their debut release ‘International Smark / People’, backed up by a remix from Disco luminary Pete Herbert, on SLATE’S SLATES Records.
They’ve also just dished up this rather delicious edit of Chic – I Feel Your Love Coming On.
We’ve just been sent the promo for the ‘Raw Underground – Winder Sampler 2013′ and every track is absolutely banging. 12 Cuts of Deep Heavy bass driven Tech house, from the likes of Wez Baldwin and Zweimannzelt who provide our two fave tracks on the Sampler ‘I Want You’ and ‘Talking About’ but the whole album, certainly has maximum playability. Give it a whirl.
due for release on Dec 16th.
and to whet your whistle, here’s a little freebee Download for you.
I just received an email from London based producer ‘Mista Shifta’ asking us to post his latest EP on the blog, I took a little listen and thought i’d comply. He’s served up a 4 track EP of classic Disco and Hi-Energy Re-edits. The first track on the EP ‘Hot Night’ is a funked up version of Linda Cliffords ‘Red Light’ from the Fame soundtrack. The second track on the EP is a clever re-sampling of the vocals from Pointer Sisters – ‘Dare Me’ which was most famously sampled in Junior Jacks ‘Stupid Disco’ Track 3 ‘Light Up’ is a rough and tough edit, with little sample snippets from The Brothers Johnson track ‘Make me wanna wiggle’. Finally track 4 ‘High Energy’ is his retake on Patrick Cowley & Sylvesters Hi NRG classic ‘Do You Wanna Funk’
It’s a great little EP, and currently doesn’t have a label signing, so anyone reading this fancy picking it up feel free to get in touch with Mista Shifta, and for the rest of you readers, hopefully it’ll get a release soon, we’ll keep you posted.
Since first hitting us hard with ‘My Body’ just 6 months ago, then dishing out their follow up record ‘Prove’ 2 months ago, we’ve been waiting with baited breath for more music from the duo from Amsterdam. To whet our whistle while we wait, they’ve just released two outstanding mixtapes, which have been played more than a few times here at Lipstick Disco headquarters. The first mix ‘Dressed’ is eclectic, grooving deep house, slowly building up to the second one, ‘Naked’ which is more energetic and rude, inevitably getting your hips shaking. So just press play, and get some Cleavage!
This little Nu Disco gem just dropped into us from Cool Kid Music, who are responsible for bringing us musical treats from the likes of Toyboy and Robin and Armeria, and this one-track-wonder EP comes from Panda and is due for release on the 18th Nov.
AND because were a sucker for a freebee and a good re-edit, here’s Panda’s version of the Rosie Gaines classic garage anthem ‘Closer Than Close’
Punks Jump Up have had a fairly quiet year so far, but they’ve just released this little freebee just to make sure we don’t forget about them dished out with a promise for some new exciting material in 2014. ‘Fairlight’ comes in two remixes, the club version – which is my personal fave and the video version which appears in the super mega cool spacey video (directed & animated by Neal Coghlan, StudioAszyk.com). Both versions are FREE to download, grab them here.