One of Top Billin’s newest signings, Sean Roman, is back making some noise. The Toronto-based DJ and producer has it all. These couple of tracks showcase the unique raw ability Roman puts into his disco-house instrumentals. Where Is My Money & Sore + Fear are no exception. They both radiate a lovely combination of funky house flare.
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Sean Roman has got a few other buns in the oven, such as working on a group house music project called White Lions. White Lions are a production team made up of Sean Roman, and Cody LG and Rob Steal (from Rainbros — check out their latest release on I’m a Cliche). White Lions is a project that takes house back to its roots while looking towards the future. Drawing together a wide-range of influences and production techniques White Lions craft timeless evocative tracks that are guaranteed to get dancefloors moving for decades to come.
Check out that project here.
Michael Cassette always delivers in his disco instrumentals. This one sparked a few memories as it graced my speakers over the weekend. It comes in the form of a remix to Club 84’s Sophie. What a track! It’s eight minutes long of delicious epic synth that will carve into a Thursday like butter.
Michael Cassette is the infamous 80s-inspired electronic producer who chooses anonymity over publicity. He seeks refuge in his studio, basking in the bright, neon sparkle of retro synths and soaking up the warm embrace of classic analogue grooves.
Club84, Danish Producer & DJ. With a background in French House and a taste for italo disco, club84 has produced numerous records in the last 3 years. I believe Sophie was a 2009 release on BrandNewVibe.
Click here to listen to Moon Runner. It’s one of my all-time favs from the disco-synth master.
Purchase ALL Michael Cassette music here through beatport.
A few friends of mine recently got together to do a bit of a ‘wayback playback’ session where we feature some of our favourites from artists that others may not have had the opportunity to hear when each were in their ‘prime’. I definitely missed this back in 2008, but thanks to a good ol’ pal, I’m in the dark no more!
The Norwegian Marius Vareid is one half of Ytre Rymden Dansskola and is currently preparing his first solo album with Prins Thomas in his K16 Studios. His stuff is the kind of Balearic house that puts a smile on your face, mixing lushness, pianos and a driving beat. All of which is perfected in that one single from ’08. Take a little gander below to have a listen and hit up the Norwegian’s site for more excellent beats.
Tropisk Storm comes from the release Skumle Planer (2008) in case any were wondering.
Hangover city is coming. But for those who can function in the morning, here are some gems that came to me this past week.
Well the day is here! Anoraak’s new full-length album drops tomorrow (Sept 21.2010). Fans will want to stay tuned here to find where they can pick it up digitally. Below is an audio-update on him since the last time we posted on him… tomorrow is going to be a really good day. It’s that simple.
It’s also a good time to be in France! Anoraak will be there until December. Check those show dates here.
Here’s the new single in case you missed earlier previews: (check more remixes on SOUNDCLOUD)
A classic from Florence & the Machine turned magnificent remix comes to us in Cosmic Love, an encompassing soft electric melody that will clog your pores and lift your spirits. Flor uses that eclectic voice that makes her so unique within the industry. I love her stuff- (find more here). The short club edit is dynamic and innovative. Its been a longtime favourite of mine for awhile now.
The original version of “Cosmic Love” arrived as a single on July 5.10. Buy more Florence & The Machine here.
Seekae is another artist from my collection of personal favourites. The Sydney-based trio produce an unbelievable light sound. The melodramatic chords combine together with some rushing synth and powerful breaks in Wool. An absolute must have for anyone that hasn’t yet experienced the power that raw emotion and light electro can create when done well. Void on the other hand is an epic twist of light vocals saturated with innovative and sporadic soft instrumentals to completely entrance you in another great mood track.
As a bonus check out their past remix to Teenagersintokyo, a remix that is equally impressive.