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JUPITER – JUICY LUCY (Electro/Disco – France)

After three years pumping out stunning disco-tinged singles and rocking France’s coolest clubs with their incendiary DJ-sets, Parisian duo Jupiter are finally releasing their eagerly awaited debut album Juicy Lucy via French indie label Grand Blanc.

Jupiter bring funky beats to the forefront and lead a mighty brigade for true connoisseurs of disco dance music with their debut album. But while the album features the duo’s already classic debut “Starlighter” and high-energy follow-up singles “Saké” and “One-O-Six”, it surprisingly enough omits their 2010 disco extravaganza “Vox Populi”, which you can stream just below…

Jupiter – Vox Populi (Lifelike Treatment)     

That’s ok though, because the record is chock-full of brilliant new original tracks that will get your hips moving and yours head bobbing in no time. Meticulously produced down to every beat, Juicy Lucy is an avalanche of poppy synths, bouncy breaks and catchy melodies on par with the great classics of 70s and 80s disco/funk.

Jupiter - Sake (Anoraak Remix)     

As a bonus, here is a remix Jupiter just produced for Midnight Magic‘s latest single “Calling Out”… Like it? Find plenty more remixes here.

Midnight Magic - Calling Out (Jupiter Remix)     

Show Jupiter some love on Facebook or check out their SoundCloud to stream a few tracks. Buy all the music on

MIDNIGHT MAGIC – DROP ME A LINE (Disco/Electro – US)

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Brooklyn disco collective Midnight Magic released  their latest single “Drop Me A Line” last month on Permanent Vacation, with a handful of very strong remixes by fellow New Yorkers Holy Ghost! and The Juan MacLean, as well as Berlin-based DJ Steffi and Irish disco-house wunderkind Mano Le Tough.

This song is more upbeat than some of Midnight Magic’s previous material, with its catchy-as-hell piano hook and bouncy bass-line. It’s a welcome dose of unadulterated feel-good disco-funk for your record collection, further proof that Midnight Magic know their way around a good song!

Midnight Magic - Drop Me A Line (Holy Ghost! Remix)     

It’s hardly surprising to find three former members of disco act Hercules & Love Affair (namely Andrew Raposo, Morgan Wiley and Carter Yasutake) at the core of this disco-flavored ensemble. Inspired by Tiffany Roth’s sexy vocals, they started making music as Midnight Magic about two years ago, sounding like the secret love children of Donna Summer and George Clinton.

“Drop Me A Line” is the follow-up to last year’s massive hit “Beam Me Up” which earned them rave reviews across the board and spawned a few great remixes, including memorable reworkings by Jacques Renault and Gavin Russom.

Midnight Magic - Beam Me Up (Gavin Russom Remix)     

Listen to more tunes by Midnight Magic and get all news and updates on their official site. Buy “Drop Me A Line” on

AZARI & III – DEBUT LP (Electro/House – Canada)

After several singles and even more remix packages, Azari & III‘s debut album is set to become the sound of a dystopian summer with their brooding beat and sordid-pop edge. Their self-titled debut will be released in Australia on July 29 via Modular and in the US on August 1 via Loose Lips Records.

Sounding like a combination of New York ’79, Chicago in ’86 and the world in the future, Azari & III are one of the most exciting new directions in dance music with their sizzling update of classic house and electro pop that is unbeatable in the disco and unstoppable in your dreams.

Azari & III - Reckless With Your Love (Midnight Magic Remix)     

The four-piece, consisting of producer/musicians Dinamo Azari and Alixander Lanza III with vocalists Fritz Helder and Starving Yet Full, have crafted a defining sound that relishes in its references (think New Order meets Brian Eno) while maintaining a future perspective.

In the past couple of years, a string of well-publicized remixes for many big electro acts contributed to raise Azari & III’s profile internationally. The list of artists they have remixed includes, but is not limited to, Munk, Uffie, The Aikiu, Bot’Ox, Booka Shade and Voltage.

More music and info on MySpace. Buy Azari & III’s releases on Azari & III

saturday nite with… JACQUES RENAULT

Producer and DJ, Jacques Renault, was born in D.C. but he got his education in dance music after moving to Chicago in 1997. Tapping into the well established Drum n’ Bass scene, he held a residency at Smart Bar and became a buyer at legendary label Gramaphone Records.

This broad, raw exposure to House lead him straight back to the classics of Disco and to it’s heart, New York City, where he landed in 2002. His distinct sound and ability to gage his audience has made Jacques a stand-out amongst his peers in the elite, international sphere of electronic music. Wrapped in silken swing, he slings samples off the hook and gives the mix ample stomp with funk and jazzy twists.

Jacques Renault - Look At You (GRVRBBRS Remix)     

Recently voted as Best NYC DJ for Paper’s Night Life Awards, Jacques has held residencies at  some of New York’s hottest venues. With his remixes (Moby, Canyons, Kasper Bjorke, LCD Soundsystem, Midnight Magic…) and original tracks, he has released music on internationally acclaimed US labels DFA, Chinatown, Italians Do It Better, Editions Disco, and Wurst Edits as well as Parisian imprint I’m A Cliché and London/Berlin’s Rekids. He is also starting a new venture producing tracks for The Hundred In The Hands, formerly known as The Boggs.

The Hundred In The Hands - Undressed In Dresden (Jacques Renault Remix)     

Midnight Magic - Beam Me Up (Jacques Renault Remix)     

Listen to Jacques Renault’s music on MySpace and buy it on  Jacques Renault