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Two years after their 2008 release, Deep Gems, Glass Candy are back with a new EP: Feeling Without Touching (Italians Do It Better, 2010). With Ida No on vocals and Johnny Jewel on synths, guitar and production, the duo is here to give us another dose of their haunting disco. Glass Candy’s signature retro synths, dirty basslines and hyptonic melodies are back for your listening pleasure.

Glass Candy - Computer Love     

Like a version of label mates Chromatics pumped up on amphetamines, Glass Candy use and abuse 80s disco pop and synth-rock to produce dancefloor friendly tunes with a twist. Based in Portland, the pair is constantly travelling around the globe to bring their music to clubs near you.

Glass Candy - I Always Say Yes (BvL Remix)     

Give Glass Candy some Facebook love or visit them on MySpace for more info and tour dates. You can buy their music on Glass Candy

U R MY DISCO // vol.7

Spring has finally arrived and with it comes the seventh installment in the U R MY DISCO series. Packed with great tunes, this new compilation is clearly one for the dancefloors. Designed to make you dance, it’s got the best beats, the catchiest melodies and the most contagious basslines… Whether you’re at home, in the metro or in your car, let yourself go, get these feet tapping, these heads bobbing. Dance!

As a bonus, here’s James Yuill remix of Rob Cowen and The Dissidents’ yet-to-be-released new single “City Lights” (out April 14 on Self Raising Music). “I love the neon, I love the neon…”

Rob Cowen & The Dissidents - City Lights (James Yuill Remix)     

Stream the whole compilation on 8tracks or download it here:


01 French Horn Rebellion – Beaches and Friends
02 Robot Disaster – Boy (Suxx Remix)
03 Classixx – I’ll Get You (Feat. Jeppe)
04 Sneaky Sound System – 16 (Flight Facilities Remix)
05 MSTRKRFT (Feat John Legend) – Heartbreaker (Wolgang Gartner Remix)
06 Lost Valentinos – Thief (Shinichi Osawa Remix)
07 Crookers – Remedy (Feat. Miike Snow)
08 Delphic – Doubt (Cryptonites Remix)
09 Friendly Fires – On Board (Joakim Remix)
10 Tim & Jean – Come Around
11 80kidz – This Is My Shit
12 Astro – Hongo Atomic (Barretso Remix)
13 Shiny Toy Guns – Starts With One (Classixx Remix)
14 Yeasayer – Sunrise (Hey Champ Remix)
15 Rob Cowen & The Dissidents – City Lights (James Yuill Remix)
16 Ladyhawke – Magic (The Swiss Remix)

CROOKERS – TONS OF FRIENDS (Electro/Dance/Club – Italy)

Italian DJ duo Crookers are fast becoming one of the most blogged about electro acts on the blogosphere and we have to give credit where it is due, they’re pretty good! Bot and Phra have worked together since 2003, brought together by a common desire to explore dance music. Phra says: “It felt natural to team up, seeing that we had the same musical tastes… which isn’t that easy here in Milan”

After releasing three EPs in the past couple of years, they are now presenting their first album, Tons Of Friends, out since March 8. The record features Soulwax, Yelle, Miike Snow, Róisín Murphy and then some.

Crookers - Remedy (Feat. Miike Snow)     
Crookers - Hold Up Your Hand (Feat. Roisin Murphy)     

Drawing from influences of house, hip hop and beyond, Crookers blend their beats with the kind of fidget house finesse that gives birth to tracks that twist, startle and surprise with synthetic pop.

Crookers - Cooler Couleur (Feat. Yelle) (Junkie XL Remix)     

The boys are also known for their remixes of artists such as Basement Jaxx, Fever Ray or Lady Gaga. For the record, their remix of Kid Cudi’s “Day’N’Nite” entered the UK singles chart straight at number 2!

Show Crookers some love on MySpace and get their music on Crookers

GUI BORATTO – TAKE MY BREATH AWAY (Minimal/Electronica – Brazil)

If you love electronic tunes that think outside the box, then look no further than Gui Boratto. After teasing us for two years with a string of singles and remixes, this Brazilian DJ/producer is presenting us with his second full-length release, Take My Breath Away, which really sets a new standard for minimal-tech/house music. Boratto’s blend of electronic beats, soaring melodies and haunting synths is sure to keep you hooked all through this record, which is destined both for the dancefloors and your home stereos.

Gui Boratto - No Turning Back     

Between deep techno tracks and electro pop gems, Take My Breath Away is a carefully crafted collection of subtle electronica numbers, flowing along gently but never forgetting its mission, which is to make us throw our hands up in the air. Unlike most other dance releases though, Boratto’s  album is not a collection of stand alone hits compiled together, but rather a fully cohesive whole. You can purchase Take My Breath Away on Gui Boratto

Let’s not forget Boratto’s work as a remixer. His collaborations with Guy J, Adam Freeland and Bomb The Bass, amongst others, have earned him international recognition. Just below, you can listen to his remix of Ada’s “Lovestoned”, which simply cannot be described with words…

Ada - Lovestoned (Gui Boratto Remix)     

Gui’s recent remix of Massive Attack’s “Paradise Circus” is yet another master stroke. This melody oriented remix combines melancholic piano keys, Hope Sandoval’s haunting vocals and a killer beat. The result is a track that only adds to the haunting beauty of the original.

Massive Attack - Paradise Circus (Gui Boratto Remix)     

Show Gui Boratto some love on his official site or on MySpace.

REDLIGHT – REMIXES (Club/Electro/House – US)

Redlight is a DJ / producer who spent the last two years rocking clubs in NYC and crafting high energy remixes for artists such as Boris Dlugosch, Kings of Convenience or Ladyhawke. Having now relocated to LA, he is spending less time DJing and concentrating on production work. He has released a few original tracks and some pretty amazing mashups.

Cut Copy - Ghosts on Fire (RedLight Mashup)     

All of Redlight’s remixes seek to improve on the original and to make them ever more dancefloor friendly. With this in mind, he brings his personal touch to the tracks he remixes and often comes up with remixes that are completely different from the originals. His take on Vampire Weekend’s “Ottoman” is eloquent enough in this respect…

Vampire Weekend - Ottoman (Redlight Remix)     

Always in touch with the latest trends, Redlight just dropped an excellent remix of up-and-coming Irish band Two Door Cinema Club. On the heels of their recently released debut album and a sold out European tour, this trio has been getting a lot of media attention. With this great remix of their song “What You Know”, they’re now sure to take the dancefloors by storm…

Two Door Cinema Club - What You Know (Redlight Remix)     

For more info, check out Redlight’s blog or head over to MySpace.