The Beaches and Friends EP is a fantastic collection of deliciously anachronic tunes! French Horn Rebellion and Database (and multiple remixers) take us back to the 80’s and beyond with the different renditions of the gorgeous title track “Beaches and Friends”. Check it out below and buy it on iTunes.
French Horn Rebellion vs Database - Beaches and Friends
French Horn Rebellion are Robert Perlick Molinari and David Perlick Molinari, two brothers from Milwaukee who are now based in Brooklyn. You’ll be wondering where the band’s name come from. Well, Robert actually plays the French horn but, after spending some time playing in an orchestra, he allegedly decided to rebel against the constrains of this discipline. Hence the name French Horn Rebellion. FHR have done some lush remixes for artists such as Two Door Cinema Club, Empire of the Sun or Magic Magic.
Find out more about them on MySpace.
Database are Lucio Morais and Yuri Chix. Based in São Paolo, the two are childhood friends who started working the decks in 2005 and gathered crowds of followers on the dance floor of São Paulo’s legendary club “AmpGalaxy”, now extinct. In 2008, Database released their first compilation, Uglyedits vol.1, which was later followed by the Miami EP (released on Southern Fried Records) and Uglyedits vol.2 in 2009. After collaborating with artists such as Metronomy or Golden Bug, they are now teaming up with FHR to rock the dancefloors with some solid nu-disco tunes.
More info and tour dates on MySpace. Buy on
Moullinex (now spealt with two l’s) is the moniker of Dj/producer/composer Luis Clara Gomes, who is originally from Viseu, a small countryside town in Portugal, but now based in Munich. Ever since his first productions started being released, he has received scores of remix requests by such artists as Sebastien Tellier, Cut Copy, Who Made Who or Two Door Cinema Club, and labels such as Kitsuné, Modular or Compost.
Sebastien Tellier - Kilometer (Moullinex Remix)
Cut Copy - Lights And Music (Moullinex Remix)
Between worldwide touring and constant studio work – and while refusing to give up a career in neurology and astronomy research – he also helped to found Discotexas, a record label and collective of artists from sunny Lisbon. Discotexas has just released the Forbidden Cuts EP featuring Moullinex, Xinobi and Rockets (download it for free HERE).
In 2009 Moullinex signed to Gomma Records, for which he is recording a full-length album. His first LP should be out in spring! On this album he is on a perpetual quest to avoid repetition of what he’s done before and this is why Luis invited friends to join his ranks. They helped him in shaping a sound always infused with eclecticism and also developed a live show, where fresh tracks are taken to a whole new level of interaction.
Moullinex - Leisure Suit
Show Moullinex some love on MySpace and check out his tour dates! Buy his music on
Jupiter are ‘Q. & A.’, a boy and a girl, based in Paris. They deliver vintage-flavored disco songs that would be on heavy rotation on every radio station in a better world.
Their official bio goes like this: “The two members of Jupiter met on a dancefloor cleared by a slightly too retro hit. Their shared passion for a time tainted by glitter and care-free music drove them to bond together and write music halfway between “Thank God It’s Friday” and “Purple Rain”.” Glitter and disco synths is exactly what you can hear on their new track “Starlighter”, here remixed by Bottin..
Jupiter - Starlighter (Bottin Remix)
You might remember Jupiter from their work as remixers for many cool bands. Their remix of Chew Lips massive single “Salt Air” was featured here a few months ago and you probably danced to this tune without even knowing that you owed it to Jupiter. Well here comes another one of their killer remixes, which they did for the band Metronomy. Enjoy!
Metronomy - Heartbreaker (Jupiter Remix)
Make sure you visit their MySpace for more info. Please support them by buying the Starlighter EP (with remixes galore and a new track “Sumarine 75”) on Beatport or
Glass Candy is an American nu-disco duo from Portland that formed in 1996. Johnny Jewel plays guitar, synths and produces most of the music on old-school analogic gear, while charismatic front woman Ida No sings vocals.
Glass Candy’s work is quite difficult to define, their music can be dark and disturbing at times and other times upbeat and almost carefree. The only thing that’s for sure is that the songs’ repetitive lyrics and polished beats have a strong hypnotic effect, that makes you want to play them on repeat and drown in the sound.
Glass Candy - Animal Imagination
While the band’s early work blended noise rock with electropop, their later work incorporates Italo disco. They have released a number of albums since the early 2000s, their most recent being 2008’s Deep Gems.
Give Glass Candy some Facebook love or visit them on MySpace for more info and tour dates. You can buy their music on