Adelaide’s most successful live disco duo The Swiss are back with an announced hit: their new disco funk extended play Elouisa! Released on Kitsuné, the new single features catchy riffs and heady keyboards tunes, as well as neat vocals that remind us of old school disco classics. “Elouisa” comes with two exclusive remixes by Aussie producer Late Nite Tuff Guy and Belgian duo Villa.
The EP also features B-side “Peach Pit”, a funky instrumental number with big bass lines and glittery synths. To celebrate the release, Kitsuné is giving away a free download of another massive track “Connect”. Stream it below and get it here.
Australian trio The Swiss have been distilling disco flavoured beats and old-school sounds since 2007, slowly establishing themselves as a legit live disco act amongst the unsurmontable crowd of pretenders. Signed to Modular Recordings in 2010, The Swiss joined the ranks of artists such as Cut/Copy and The Presets.
Mixing crisp and snappy drums with lazer-sludge bass, the trio’s new single “Double Or Nothing” was released at the end of September via Modular. Featuring remixes by Louis La Roche and Renaissance Man, as well as another original, “Womanthem”, and its remixed version by Headman, this six-track EP is a catchy and upbeat electro disco affair. To show how cool they are, The Swiss are generously giving away Louis La Roche’s brilliant remix.
The Swiss - Double or Nothing (Louis La Roche Remix)
As a bonus, here is a remix The Swiss did for Norwegian electropop royalty Annie. Their refreshingly different, and shamelessly glittery, take on her 2009 single “Songs Remind Me Of You” is a little disco bomb for your Hi-Fi.
Annie - Songs Remind Me of You (The Swiss Remix)
To celebrate the release of their new single, The Swiss just started a two-month tour around the planet, stopping in at Copenhagen, Vienna, Stockholm and several other locations in between. If you want to find out more about The Swiss, check out their page on MySpace. And don’t forget that you can buy their music on
Released in September of last year, Post Paradise is the long-waited debut album from Sydney-based indie electro band The Holidays.
The Holidays - Golden Sky
This mature pop album is full of nice summer vibes, tropical drums and casual electro tunes. Australian critics have given The Holidays overwhelmingly positive reviews and radios such as Triple J have endorsed their singles “Moonlight Hours”, “Golden Sky” and “Broken Bones”.
The Holidays - Broken Bones
Want more bang for your buck? Then wrap your ears around this downright awesome disco remix of “Moonlight Hours” by Australian remixer-du-jour The Swiss!
It’s been a while since we last heard about Norwegian electropop princess Annie but the wait is over and we’re in for a treat today. It turns out Annie is back with a new release, available for download now on
Although technically “Songs Remind Me Of You” is not a new track, it has been remixed by Australian disco band The Swiss and Sydney-based veteran DJ Donnie Sloan and the result is just mind-blowing! For those of you who don’t know Annie yet, she is a chart-friendly electropop singer songwriter who got her breakthrough in 2005 with her unforgettable single “Heartbeat”. Her first album, Anniemal, was, as Annie likes to call it, ‘pop with strange edges’ and it was praised by critics and bloggers alike.
On her second album, Don’t Stop, this ‘pop with strange edges’ is also pop with twists and eccentricities so surprising that the tunes persistently demand a double take. With collaborators including Richard X (Róisín Murphy, M.I.A) Paul Epworth (Tracey Thorn, Friendly Fires) or Xenomania (Kylie Minogue, Sugababes), Annie has put together a solid collection of schizophrenic pop numbers that blend all the genres she is so fond of. Check out how Skatebård reworked Annie’s awesome cover of 80s cult disco pop track “Two Of Hearts”…
Annie - Two of Hearts (Skatebard Remix)
Pretty cool, huh? Well, The new remix of “Songs Remind Me Of you” keeps the same disco mood but has this really upbeat happy vibe to it that makes it a perfect summery tune. Get it on
In a time when the word “disco” is overused and misused to describe a whole lot of up and coming bands, it has become harder to find the “real thing” in this ocean of pretenders. Australian trio The Swiss, however, are a legit live disco band whose existence is based entirely on flavour and good sounds rather than attitude and nice gears. For the band, 2010 is a year of new beginnings. They have parted ways with Really Real Records and are now part of the Modular family. They join the ranks of artists such as Cut/Copy, The Presets or Ladyhawke, for whom they produced a brilliant remix that you can listen to here…
Ladyhawke - Magic (The Swiss Remix)
The Swiss are cool. With their crisp and snappy drums that cause pregnancies, quicksand lazer-sludge bass, dizzy pops and flourishes, melody rays and synthesised strings that glide on the thermal currents of life, this is what real disco did/does/should sound like. It’s smooth and catchy, chilled, but upbeat and most of all, danceworthy.
The Swiss - Bubble Bath (umstrum Radio Edit)
After working in the studio with Australian producer / songwriter Donnie Sloan (from Empire Of The Sun), the new EP Bubble Bath will be released on January 29th but you can pre-order the vinyl from Modular. The single comes with remixes from Tensnake and Knightlife ensuring a sweaty night on the dancefloor time after time.