So as leading lady here at Lipstick Disco, I get to plug my own music, so here’s my latest collab with UK (now Sydney based) producer Shaklo. The track was released this Monday on Hamberg based label SOSO. The release has had early support from Bara Bröst, Laurent N, Sam Divine, Claude Von Stroke, Benoit C, The Deepshakerz, Vanilla Ace & more. Stream the release here.
Tonight I will be spinning some Deep House and Nu Disco vibes Lipstick Disco style in association with the blog and ‘The Invisible Line’ at The Passage in Dalston, as the first of what is set to become a regular Friday down at this cool late night Dalston bar. Early doors there will be some live music from the super talented Reed, then i’ll be taking over the decks alongside Eclectic to bring some soulful bar vibes to chill the night away. The bar is open til 3am, so plenty of time to sip on coctails and get breezy.
Check out The Passage on Facebook. www.facebook.com/thepassage27a
And for a taster of what i’ll be playing check out some of these mixes:
Now anyone who is a regular reader of Lipstick Disco will know our ethos is about promoting women on the House and Disco scene, given the under represented girls a voice, so when we heard about the new night ‘Housewife’ in local Shoreditch, who share the same ethos, we were thrilled.
Housewife is a brand new monthly night bringing you the best selection of dance music from some of the most talented female DJ’s on the underground house music scene. It was started by Jasmin, Sarah Sosnierz, Sacha Schwarz and Lisa Loud who were all very passionate about promoting female talent in the london clubbing scene deciding to take matters into their own hands.
Tired of listening to the “lack of female DJ’s in a male dominated industry” scenario which has been revolving around dance music since the very beginning, housewife wants to change people’s attitudes towards this topic by showcasing the vast amount of talent from both up and coming DJ’s and internationally established artists such as Laura Jones, Heidi, Francesca Lombardo, Kate Simko etc. as well as their predecessors such as Lisa Loud, Nancy Noise, Lottie, Smoking Jo etc. who were the first female DJ’s to lead the way for others in the 80/90′s.
Last months launch was a huge success and this month, see’s the legendary Lottie behind the decks, alongside disco queen Skye Cattlin and residents Jasmin and Sacha Schwarz and is taking place this coming Saturday – 22nd March at Horse & Groom in Shoreditch. Check out the girls here.
And follow Housewife on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/housewifelondon
So here’s a little shameless self promotion (It’s my blog, sod it) I’m mega excited to be DJ-ing this Sat night alongside some of my fave artists. Duke Dumont, The Magician, Waze & Odyssey, Jonas Rathsman, Du Tonc take the main room and I’ll be holding fort in the back room alongside BATTILAC, Sandre Le and Duchess Of Pork, which is being hosted by Dick and Fanny & Twat Boutique.
I put together a little preview mixtape to showcase some of the talents of the boys in the main room, the mix is compiled solely on tracks and remixes from the headliners. Check out the Mix here:
There’s cheap tickets available for the night at this link: http://www.xoyoloves.com/
Hope to see you on the dancefloor.
Now I’m about to blog about some music that isn’t our usual style, but this is a good friend of mine and it’s nice to be able big up your mates once in a while, plus it’s seriously amazing.
So Alexander ‘Shura’ Denton and me go way back, we’ve been mates since she wasn’t old enough to join me in the pub for a drink. Back then it was just her, her guitar, a loop pedal and as she called it ‘some middle class white beat-boxing’. I went to a number of her pub gigs back in the day and each time she impressed me more. A humble but charming stage presence coupled with a truly mesmerising voice.
I’ve been championing her music since I very first heard her and will continue to do so at any given opportunity, when talent screams that loudly at you, it’s only fair to let it be heard and share it around. Her voice, her music and Shura herself has matured a lot since those days and with a variety of collabs already under her belt, she’s now ready to unleash some solo material.
‘Touch’ is a delicate love song, consumed within a sound that’s bang on point right now and could happily sit somewhere amongst the likes of ‘Lorde’ ‘London Grammar’ or ‘Haim’. Sultry vocals, laid over chilled-out Hip-Hop style beats, with beautifully textured ethereal synths and passionate, emotive lyrics.
I beg you to press play on this one, I’m positive you’ll be instantly addicted
EXCITED is an understatement. I’m DJ-ing at this alongside some of my favorite DJ / Producers and two of my fave London nights . I’m not exaggerating, it’s going to be Incredible. I went along to the Last XOYO Loves at the Coronet, which featured an almighty line up of Hercules & Love Affair Soundsystem, friendly fires, Miguel Campbell, Waifs & Strays and Mylo it was amazing. But this next one is even better (mainly because it also features yours truly) I’ll be spinning in the back room for ‘Dick and Fanny’ and ‘Twat Boutique’ alongside Battilac, The Duchess Of Pork and Sandra Le. Then the artists in the main room need no introduction
Duke Dumont is headlining the show and as well as being the man being last years banger ‘Need U (100%)’ he’s also got a new smash up his sleeve and I can’t wait to hear him drop his latest track, which is undeniably my favorite song at the moment. I got sent the Tensnake remix today and this is wonderful.
Then there’s The Magician, who’s most famous for his remix of Lykki Li ‘I Follow Rivers’ and most recently his mix of Clean Bandit’s No1 hit ‘Rather Be’. But check out this unofficial remix of Chris Malinchaks latest track ‘If U Got It’
Next on the line up is Waze & Odyssey and anyone who follows the blog regularly will know were huge fans. We recently posted their latest EP, which is incredible, but if you missed this remix from them, take a listen.
Then Jonus Rathsman has also been a big fave of ours, supplying French Express with some amazing music which have been available as Free Downloads and I’ve played on countless occasions, his latest release on the label was a little more downtempo, but lush as ever.
Finally Du Tonc and their indie-disco vibes.
and here’s a mix from me, this is what I’ll be spinning.
Follow Michelle Manetti (Me) Soundcloud / Facebook / Twitter
Dick & Fanny: Soundcloud / Facebook / Twitter
Twat Boutique: Facebook / Twitter
Duke Dumont: Soundcloud / Facebook / Twitter
The Magician: Soundcloud / Facebook / Twitter
Waze & Odyssey: Soundcloud / Facebook / Twitter
Jonus Rathsman: Soundcloud / Facebook / Twitter
Du Tonc: Soundcloud / Facebook / Twitter
So here’s a little shameless self promotion, my latest Nu Disco collaborate. I teamed up with Brazilian producer ‘Manni’ to collaborate on this EP which is being released on Brazilian label Scandalo Music. I wrote and recorded the vocals for ‘One Life’ which is due for release on 10th March. The track includes 3 remixes from Pete Dafeet, Matheus Castro and Silver City.
Follow Manni: Facebook
Melbourne based label ‘Loophole’ have a blinding new EP coming out on 14th Feb, from a local melbourne lad ‘Disrute’. Two tracks of sublimeness.
Kiddy Smile is a true performer whose 90’s-influenced house music has been spreading within the Parisian and International scene for over 4 years. In control of his creative direction, Smile produces and writes his own material; he choreographs and styles his wardrobe for all of his shows with meticulous attention to detail.
After being discovered by the iconic Beth Ditto, upon hearing his first single, “Worthy Of Your Love”, Kiddy Smile was immediately invited to open for The Gossip on tour. Hercules & Love Affair and Sam Sparro are among other artists who have trusted in Kiddy Smile’s potential to be their opening act. I managed to catch him perform at XOYO Loves, alongside Hercules & Love Affair soundsystem and he certainly didn’t disappoint.
For his last single, “Get Myself Alone” which was released back in December Kiddy Smile joined forces with French house producer Glass Figure to release the single , which included remixes from producers Donovans and NEWBODY, through Chambre404 — Chateau Marmont’s very own record label.
The video for the break-up anthem, “Get Myself Alone”, was directed in New York City by cutting-edge visual artist and filmmaker, Char Alfonzo. Drawing inspiration from Malcom Mclaren and paying a tribute to 1993’s CKOne ad, this music video embodies the 90’s house spirit but with a modern and updated direction.
Loving this video, loving this track, loving Kiddy smile.
and i’m particularly fond of the Donovan remix.
British duo Voyeur will drop the ‘Rain Away’ EP via Kerri Chandler’s Madhouse imprint this March, a three track single of soul drenched house music. Really loving the rich vocals and jazzy keys. Devine house music. Due out on 1oth March on Beatport exclusive, 23rd March general release.
I fell in love with the sound of Cleavage as soon as they sent me their first tracks ‘My Body’ and ‘Prove’ which I featured in previous posts. Seriously exceptional piano house. They then released two outstanding mixes back to back: ‘Pt1 Dressed’ with cool smooth vibes and ‘Pt2 Naked’, heavier, dirtier vibes, both equally outstanding.
Now they have unleashed a new beast: a 60 min video, of.. cleavage, not just of their music. but of actual cleavage. A ‘Live Art Experiment’ basically an excuse to throw paint onto a naked girl and film it. It’s literally just her cleavage in shot, along with other random objects that float past, but as crude as it sounds, it’s actually done very tastefully, filmed beautifully and edited very artfully. The sophisticated soundtrack to which it’s syncronsed is their mix ‘pt1 dressed’ how ironic, as the girl is certainly not dressed for the entire 60 mins.
I’m thoroughly enjoying their play on words and their marriage of visuals and music. I’m quite sure this mesmerising footage will become the favorite chosen chill out video for many an after-party. It’s got my vote that’s for sure. I eagerly await what Cleavage will come up with next. until then, enjoy this cleavage.
and here are the two mixes to stream:
This just dropped in my inbox a few days ago and it’s infectious to say the least. I recognised the vocals, but they’re completely out of context, I was racking my brain, but with a big of digging I worked it out; Corrine Bailey Rae – Put Your Records On, Shredded and Cut the fuck up. Who would have thought such a innocent pop song could be transformed into such a banging choon. I’m absolutely loving it. 19 Year old Wilfred Giroux releases this as his debut single on new label Polkadot’s for thier inaugural release which is due out on 24th March. undoubtedly the first of many for both label and artist.
Absolutely MAHOOOOsive track from two huge artists. Mega collab from Armand Van Helden and Herve. Coming out soon on Ministry of Sound, this is gonna be big. Aptly titled ‘Power Of Bass’ it’s big, bad, nasty, dirty bass music and we love it! The vocals, if I’m not very much mistaken, are taken from Pornos big 2004 Hit ‘Music Power’ chopped up and utilised perfectly.