Tag Archives: nu disco

JOAKIM – FOREVER YOUNG (Electro/NuDisco – France)

It has been a long time in the making, but in the 2nd half of 2011 Joakim will release his 4th studio album on Tigersushi Records. Following the critical success of his latest single “Heartbreak Samba”, a sweet and sour mix of electro and soca, released in April and distributed as a free download across the internet, Joakim just launched “Forever Young”, the first single taken from his new album and also his first single to be released on Tigersushi.

Joakim describes the thought process behind the production of “Forever Young” as trying “to make the soundtrack of a late Indian summer sunset, on a beach.” It is both delightful and a little melancholic, with a dark undertone that pervades the song and a chorus resolving itself on an unresovable question…’where do you belong?’

This new single seems to be a coming of age story that coincides with the story of an artist coming home to his label. Recorded and produced close to the Tigersushi office Joakim delves into his label roster for collaborators and remixers with “Mark Kerr, who’s been in my band since the beginning, playing those bouncy african-inspired drums.” Discodeine provides the star quality for the remixes and new artists DyE rises to the occasion by taking on remix duties.

As a bonus, here’s Joakim’s excellent remix for Australian beach pop outfit Mitzi.

Mitzi - India (Joakim Remix)     

To listen to more music, check out Joakim’s page on MySpace. You can buy his new album on Milky

JEREMY GLENN – NEW LIFE EP (NuDisco/Balearic – Canada)

From Motown to Uptown, Soul Jazz to Nu Jazz, New Wave to No Wave, Old School to New School to No School: Jeremy Glenn personifies the contemporary music mentality with all of its forms and functions. Whether making music under his alias Makeshift, collaborating with Rod Skimmins as The Makeover, or alternately producing as Jeremy Glenn, the young Canadian singer, songwriter, producer always manages to leave a strong imprint on everything he produces, making it unmistakably his.

Jeremy Glenn’s most recent release, the New Life EP, hit the stores last month on June 20th via Australian label Future Classic. The EP includes two versions of the title track and two original songs, “Found A Love” and “Overtime”. You can sample a deliciously summery rework of “New Life” below…

Jeremy Glenn - New Life (Torro Torro ReWork)     

Besides his talent as a composer, Jeremy’s DJing skills have also led him to share the decks with James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem), Tensnake and Andy Butler (Hercules & Love Affair), Alexander Robotnick or Aeroplane. In the past couple of years he has remixed tracks for the likes of Panic Bomber, Washed Out, Woodhands, Piper Davis, Circle Search.

Circle Research - Summertime In The City (SummerNights Jeremy Glenn Remix)     

Get more music, info and tour dates on Jeremy Glenn’s MySpace. If you like what you hear, you can buy the New Life EP on New Life - EP - Jeremy Glenn

FRENCH HORN REBELLION vs DATABASE – BEACHES AND FRIENDS (Nu Disco/Electro – US)

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 French Horn Rebellion

MOULLINEX – LOVER IN ME (Electro/Nu Disco – Germany)

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 Moullinex

JUPITER – STARLIGHTER (ElectroPop/Disco – France)

Jupiter

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