Moon Boots is back with a new single There’s No Love and it sure hits all the right spots. His signature disco sound paired with sultry R&B vocal samples sends all the right vibes in time for the Halloween weekend. Even with limited vocals, Pete manages to create a good track using his classic funky bassline matched with dreamy bells and synths. Good work Mr. Moon Boots.
Go grab yourself a free download here.
This one is definitely going into my “play at every single gig” playlist. Cassian truly delivers with his first single on Australian Label Sweat It Out to be released on October 31st, 2014. Running is a house driven tune that blends the captivating vocals of Cleopold with a rhythmic steel drum that gives this tune a tropical touch. Cassian sets himself apart from producers alike with his stunning ability to capture raw emotion in his music and I expect future releases to be no less.
I first heard about the French producer Worakls after a good friend of mine played with him in Belgium a few months ago and came back saying that he has probably seen the best DJ set ever from this talented 25 year-old. Although new to me, I found out that he was already an established name in his own right with slots at important events like the latest ADE and a few EPs under his belt -although not having yet released a full-length.
Here’s his latest offering in the form of a remix for the household name Oliver Koletzki‘s track ‘No Man No Cry.’ Ticking all the 3 Ms, mellow, melodic, and melancholic, this vocal-free take merits the classic saying ‘better than the original’ in every bar.
Washington DC based duo Citizen Select gives us a very funky remix of ODESZA’s Say My Name which is definitely one to get your head bobbing on this hump day. The grinding bassline that comes in around 1:30 really is a pleasant surprise and takes this remix to a different level. Citizen Select adds their nu disco touch to this track while integrating the main elements of the the original track. Plenty of good vibes here.
Follow Citizen Select on SoundCloud.
With over 1,300 live performances hosted in 80+ NYC locations for five days straight, there is no need to explain further why CMJ Music Marathon is a truly invigorating experience and one of the best times of the year. A fully packed lineup spread across multiple neighbourhoods can seem overwhelming at first, but the trick is to prepare, plan and pace yourself. This is no ordinary bar hop, it is all about discovery. It is a time when neglected, under-used spaces are transformed into concert venues. It is an opportunity to explore new genres, listen closely to lyrics vs beats and shed light on emerging acts consistently overshadowed by bigger headliners. While marathon show passes are available for $140, you can also attend some individual shows for about *$15 to $25 each or keep an eye on MyFreeConcert to attend a limited number of free shows. We also highly recommend you download the CMJ 2014 Mobile App and bookmark at least 10 artists you are interested in and schedule ahead (even though chances are you will deviate from the plan). Be sure to checkout our short but sweet 10-song Soundcloud playlist to help you quickly educate yourself on some promising acts to look out for. And if you are really feeling adventurous, definitely checkout CMJ 2014′s official Spotify playlist here.
CMJ Music Marathon 2014: Lipstick Disco’s Top 10
Saturday 25th October 2014 @ Electric Brixton
After Deep Dish’s infamous performance at Miami’s Ice Palace, Grammy Awards and an impeccable show at Exit Festival this duo will surely bring something special to Brixton this month. Have a listen for a taster…
Blogged by Laurel Tee.
We are incredibly excited to be launching our new mixtape series, in which we will be bringing you exclusive DJ mixes from the finest female DJ talent across the globe.
We’re launching the series with an exclusive mix from the very talented Lauren Lane who first cut her teeth as a DJ on the New York house scene and now occupies a sought-after residency at Sound Nightclub in Hollywood. Since Sound opened in January 2013 she has warmed up for numerous, world-renown artists in the ever-evolving industry and is continuing her DJ journey on a global scale.
We’re also super excited to hear her play this Sat, as she’ll be in the main room at The Qube Project, alongside Tube & Berger and Edu Imbernon, and Jadele while we host the back room with our fabulous trio of ladies Michelle Manetti @hilitkolet & RUFUS&Bambi. If you’d like to see Lauren play and of course come along for a slice of the Lipstick Disco pie, grab your tickets. HERE.
Before we serve you up the delicious Deep mix, we managed to catch up with Lauren for a quick interview between her flights:
can you describe your sound in 5 words?
Always. exploring. many. different. Sounds.
What inspired you to become a DJ and how did you get your first set?
I was constantly helping my guy friends who were djs pick out music for their sets and one day I just realized I should stop doing all their work for them and try to DJ too. I was instantly hooked. I love making people dance and enjoy themselves.
What’s been the most difficult part of establishing yourself as a DJ?
It takes a lot of time and effort. Many years doing that opening spot, many hours in the studio, many hangovers and missed flights … But it’s all a learning process. It doesn’t feel like work when you have a job you really love.
What’s been the highlight of your career so far, or most memorable moment?
This past August I played at DC10 in Ibiza and Fabric in London and both of those gigs were really amazing for me. It feels like a dream to play in Europe at such notable clubs.
You’re based in LA, how would you say the scene differs over there to here in London?
I’m not really based anywhere anymore…Gypsy life! But the scene in LA is definitely growing for underground music. There’s a lot more warehouse parties and cool events than before but London has so many more possibilities.
What’s the one thing you love to do when you come to London?
You’ve got a few productions and remixes under your belt, what have you got up your sleeve for the future?
I have a rework of Dirty Cash that was a special song this summer in ibiza coming out on Rumors. I have a new original EP coming out with two new tracks in the near future! I’m also working on a couple remixes so stay tuned!
Here at Lipstick disco we like to give the girls a shout, so tell us who’s you’re favorite and most inspiring fellow female DJ?
There’s too many to name but I really look up to Cassy, Nicole Moudaber and Ellen Alien. They are all incredibly talented amazing women.
And finally, What’s your drink of choice?
I was really into spicy coconut mojitos all summer! But tequila is my goto in the DJ booth.
Awesome stuff, we’ll have a Tequila lined up for you on Saturday! Hugest thanks to the lovely Lauren, now sit back and press play.
Blogged by Michelle Manetti
Last weekend, I had the pleasure of supporting the German producer Jan Blomqvist and was left mesmerised by his live performance as much as his productions. So I felt like sharing his work with you to kick off your week in style with some melodic, emotional, melancholic electro-pop that is perfectly mixed with minimal techno.
Formerly leading a grunge-rock band for seven years in Germany, he certainly retains the aesthetics of crafting catchy tunes while creating organic sounds and including live instruments like guitars and pianos in his tracks. His tender voice perfectly adds up to the mix, a bit reminiscent of a more gravelly Sascha Ring.
Keep an eye out on this incredibly talented up and coming artist from Berlin who you will hear more about for sure.
Slinger has made huge strides this year with his Prince bootleg, also topping the Hype Machine charts with his reworks of The Kooks’ and Bastille’s latest single Oblivion. Slinger does it right with his first single, How Does It Feel, setting us right for the weekend with his catchy vocals and synth melodies.
So our friends over at Shut The Front Door are organising an almighty end of summer party, with a very exciting line-up indeed. Zimmer, Darius, Oliver Nelson b2b with Tobok, Lemarquis (live) Ronika (live) JACKLNDN and a very special guest. Here’s just some of what to expect on the night, a little taster to whet your whistle.
Grab your tickets HERE
Laurel Tee started her interest in DJing in 2008 when given the opportunity to host a radio show at Goldsmiths University, providing her with the platform to grow as a DJ and a direct route into performing live in venues. Starting off locally, she acquired a sound following and quickly moved to playing at bigger venues, establishing regular club nights and guest slots across London. Known for her funky, eclectic music choice and a taste for the 90s, she is a regular on the London scene flexing her musical muscles! With a residency and regular crowd in a South West London Club and gigs around the country, Laurel Tee joins Lipstick Disco to focus on listings and reviews of the best house, nu-disco and dance events.
NY based Figgy has just dropped his latest EP and it’s lush. Four sexy slow house jams, with tropical retro vibes. Each track slightly stepping up the pace from the last, but each one making me wanna hold on to the last drops of sunshine, sip margaritas on the veranda or the beach, while watching the sun come down. Sun-drenched sexyness, climb on board, grab your copy HERE
Blogged by Michelle Manetti
Oliver Heldens is back with a follow up from his huge hit ‘Gecko (Overdrive)’ Another bass heavy, future house banger which hits even harder than before. Like Gecko, the track started life as an instrumental, but KStewart’s uplifting vocals, elevate the track and like Becky Hill‘s previously, will no doubt help the track cross from the underground into a mainstream hit. Although I try to steer away from commercial music on the blog, it’s tracks like these that deserve recognition and are certainly showing that the charts today, aren’t just filled with bubblegum pop, cheesy Eurodance and naff R&B like they have been for several years, no there’s some very credible Dance music making it’s way into the top 40, here’s hoping Oliver packs another punch with this fine track. Like Gecko, this one’s also being released on FFRR, this one drops on Nov 30th.
What a little gem this is, both the original cut and Illyus & Barrientos remix is no holds barred, hands in the air, loving life style piano house. The original from Kokiri is more piano led, where Illyus & Barrientos take it deeper and heavier with more bass. The EP comes out on Love & Other on 20th Oct as a Beatport exclusive, then 10th November for full release.
There have been loads of remixes of ODESZA’s Say My Name and this one popped in our inbox recently and we thought it was worth a share. FRZN (pronounced “frisson”) is a duo out of Vancouver, Canada who describe themselves and their music as not so much a genre but a feeling. It’s simple but effective with a catchy xylophone pattern intertwined with feel good guitar riffs.