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CASSETTE CLUB – 4 ME (Electro/Pop – UK)

Cassette Club is a relatively newly formed UK electro duo consisting of Ben Macklin and Tom Hammond. The pair use their obsessive knowledge of all things electronic to create soulful electropop music. Sophisticated, yet irrepressibly feel-good, Cassette Club have perfected the art of electrosexy.

With influences ranging from ABC to Daft Punk, Go West to Justice, Depeche Mode to MGMT, their music is like a colourful afternoon in the sun – Cassette Club style. Their latest release, “4 Me”, is now out on Eye Industries with remixes by Rock DJ and Blackstone.

Cassette Club – 4 Me (Blackstone Mix) [removed by request]

Cassette Club have also remixed many first class acts, one of them being Passion Pit. Their remix of “Sleepyhead” has been around the blogosphere for a while now but it’s so good that we can’t possibly not post it. Flawless production, nice bass and sharp synths, these guys sure have the good recipe!

Passion Pit - Sleepyhead (Cassette Club Remix)     

Let’s not forget the remix they recently did for Relation. This remix of the track “Optimistic” is a personal favourite…

Relation - Optimistic (Cassette Club Later Remix)     

Listen to more Cassette Club tunes on their official MySpace. You can buy the full “4 Me” download package on Cassette Club

saturday nite with… BURNS

It’s getting pretty buzzy at the moment for Burns. This 24-year-old DJ has already received support from Tiga, Aeroplane and Crookers (who have playlisted his tracks) and NME has called him “the best Scottish electro terror since Mylo”.

Burns finished 2009 on a high, with remixes for Black Eyed Peas, Wolfmother, Frankmusik and Ladyhawke. A host of UK gigs led to a full UK tour with Calvin Harris and a 30 date US tour with Deadmau5.

He has now just released So Many Nights, his eagerly awaited fourth EP on 2112 Records. The EP’s four tracks show yet again that Burns has a musical breadth beyond most of his peers. His musical duality has been evident from the start, but the depth to his productions increases with every release. No wonder he’s being called by many one of the UK’s most promising electronic artists for a generation.

Burns - Kiss N' Hold     

Visit Burns on MySpace and buy the new EP on Beatport or Burns

ELECTROSEXUAL + SCREAM CLUB – BREAK YOU NICE (Electro – Germany)

As a producer, DJ and video director, Electrosexual has worked with the likes of Peaches, Robots In Disguise and Ssion. Deeply influenced by primitive analogic electronic music, he combines rough masculine basses, drum programming and old analog synths.

With releases and production on various albums, singles and compilations (including remixes for David Carretta, Mirah and Fil Ok), Electrosexual has now teamed up with Scream Club to release the Break You Nice/Screaming And Crying EP. This new release features vocals from: Shunda K. (Yo! Majesty), Zoe Vermillion (Vermillion Lies) and Mz Sunday Luv. It also includes exclusive remixes from Divider, Hard Ton and Leonard De Leonard…

Electrosexual and Scream Club - Break You Nice (Divider Remix)     

Scream Club is Cindy Wonderful and Sarah Adorable. They blend together elements of hip hop, pop, punk, dance, glam rock, electro and rap. While embracing the glitz and glamour of mainstream culture, they still remain true to their D.I.Y. roots. Now located in Berlin, they have built a solid following around the world. due to their catchy songs, artsy music videos, and energetic stage shows. They also run their own label: Crunks Not Dead Records.

They have three full length releases “Don’t Bite Your Sister” (2004), “Life of a Heartbreaker” (2006) and “Big Deal” (2009) and are currently recording their fourth album, due out in 2010. It will be produced by Electrosexual and will feature many guest appearances. Over the years, SC have worked with the likes of Beth Ditto and The Shoes and their tracks have been remixed by Yuksek, Leonard deLeonard, Hard Ton and many more.

The Shoes Feat. Scream Club - Keep That Control     

Electrosexual on MySpace – Scream Club on MySpace.

Buy Electrosexual and Scream Club’s brilliant Break You Nice / Screaming And Crying EP, with three remixes, on Break You Nice / Screaming and Crying - EP - Electrosexual & Scream Club

GLASS CANDY – FEELING WITHOUT TOUCHING (Italo/Disco – US)

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:

http://www.mediafire.com/?ki7hspqn7gk5mor

Tracklist:

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)