Slow Club is Sheffield boy-girl duo Charles Watson (guitar, vocals, piano) and Rebecca Taylor (drums, vocals, guitar). Created in 2005, the band signed with Moshi Moshi Records and released their debut album Yeah So in 2009.
In 2014 they produced their most ambitious and complete record yet, Complete Surrender, touching on everything from Motown to the immaculately produced pop of the 1970s. Equally influenced by Frankie Valli and David Bowie the album sounded like an instant classic, something so familiar and timeless it’s difficult to believe it wasn’t recorded 30 years ago.
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Australian duo Bag Raiders have shared the Checkmate EP, the last in a series of EPs released over 2015-2016. The pair keeps things tropical and chilled with this groovy new offering.
The title track of this new EP is a euphoric dancy electro number featuring vocals from SAFIA frontman Ben Joseph. “Checkmate” is built around infectious melodies and catchy vocals backed by soaring synths and intricate beats.
The EP features two other tunes alongside the title track: “Magic Feel” and “Breakdown”.
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Paris-based synth disco outfit Agar Agar have just released their debut EP, Cardan, via Cracki Records. The duo consisting of singer Clara Cappagli and producer Armand Bultheel offer listeners an eclectic collection of synth-laden late night disco jams with a nostalgic twist.
“Prettiest Virgin” is a spellbinding 6-minute late night disco pop jam, laced with layers of icy synths and sleek minimal beats. Singer Clara lights up the dancefloor with her smooth and sultry vocals that tell the same old bittersweet story of unrequited love at the disco.
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Cooling you off from the summer sun, British/French electro duo Loframes and Paris-based dreampop wunderkind Anoraak team up for a disco-chill release. “Since You’ve Gone” guides listeners through a sea of psychedelic guitars, lush chords and ethereal vocals that will resonate with anyone who’s ever been in love.
Accompanying the original are two remixes that retool the song for clubs. Brooklyn’s own Lefti boosts the tempo and trades disco for synthpop, paying homage to an era of neon skylines and underground clubs. Swiss producer Worship closes out the EP with layer upon layer of synths building the track up to an ecstatic climax.
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Ukrainian singer/songwriter Ivan Dorn (Иван Дорн) released his debut album Co’N’Dorn back in 2012, spawning no less than 8 singles. Two of the most successful tracks were hit single “Стыцамен” and the off-beat “Бигуди”, co-written with Aleksey Kolioglu and nominated for “Song of the Year” at the 2013 Muz-TV Awards.
Иван Дорн - Бигуди
Dorn’s sophomore album Randorn hit the shelves in 2014, further consolidating his position as one of Ukraine’s most promising young artists. In recent years he has released a string of singles and viral videos that have racked up over 12 million views on YouTube.
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