German DJ/producer Jan Blomqvist has been dubbed as one of the most interesting and promising young artist in Berlin at the moment. He describes his music as a mixture of Radiohead, Muse, Bodi Bill, Stephan Bodzin and James Holden – a beautiful balancing act between melancholic, melodic electro-pop and euphoric minimal techno.
For over 7 years he was the singer, bassist and songwriter of a band who rocked North Germany with a dark melodic grunge-rock sound. After moving to Berlin, Jan discovered a real passion for electronic music and he soon decided to quit the band in order to explore new sounds and influences. He traded his guitar for a synth and never looked back! As a solo artist he has released countless singles and EPs with labels such as Stil vor Talent, Dantze, Hive-Audio or Miteinandermusik.
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If you’re in need of some glammed-up discopop to get your saturday off to a flying start, look no further! Listen to this clap-along, sparkly tune by Californian production duo Classixx! Featuring funky bass lines, sun-kissed synths and deliberately unaffected vocals by LCD Soundsystem’s iconic singer Nancy Whang, “All You’re Waiting For” is a perfect mix of 80s disco, old-school funk, and modern beats.
The song is taken off Classixx’s highly acclaimed debut album, Hanging Gardens, out now on LA-based independent label Innovative Leisure.
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When asked to describe his music, German beatmaker Christian Löffler explains that it’s a subtle mix of melancholy and euphoria, “connected by a gloomy spirit, which is minted by a warm sincerity”. Löffler recorded his debut album, A Forest, while living in a small house in the woods near Usedom, in Northern Germany, and you can really feel the closeness to nature. Sounds of leaves and breaking waves surface through layers of polished beats, creating an intimate and mysterious atmosphere.
A very new aspect in Christian’s work on this album is the use of vocals. In the track “Feelharmonia” Christian collaborates with the Danish musician Gry Bagøien and creates a hypnotic track in which the vocals slowly develop into really sung words.
On “Eleven” he works with Mohna, singer of Hamburg based band Me Succeeds, and uses her fragile voice throughout a whole track.
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Melbourne electro-disco duo Back Back Forward Punch was born out of a mutual passion for indulgent disco beats and strong, sassy vocals. Made up of Laura Boland (vocals) and Andy Liddell (keys and prod), the outfit have become regulars on Melbourne’s live music scene.
A few days ago, Back Back Forward Punch released their latest single “Zero to Disco”, which you can currently stream and download from Triple J Unearthed. The release features remixes from electro-funk extraordinaires Dublin Aunts and Discotexas wunderkinds Coupons.
Back Back Forward Punch - Zero to Disco (Coupons Remix)
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German DJ, producer, synth wizard and dancefloor worshipper Christian Strobe knows exactly which knobs to turn and which buttons to push to make the kind of music that makes you dance while grinning from ear to ear. He describes his tunes as a mix of cosmic house, future dance and dreamwave, with influences from 80s classics and contemporary electro (think Tesla Boy, M83, Kraftwerk, Depeche Mode, Fred Falke, Joy Division). Strobe specializes in putting everything that’s good and cheerful in a musical blender and making it danceable.
In the past year or so he has also released a good dozen remixes that have been blowing up on the blogosphere. These include productions for Feist, Satellite Stories, Missent to Denmark, Lips, Holy Ghost! and more.
Holy Ghost! - Wait And See (Christian Strobe Remix)
Missent to Denmark - Catching The Frame (Christian Strobe Remix)
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