Earlier this week, I posted the final single release off Disclosure's debut album, Settle. Well, folks, the time is here—Settle is now in stores. Within just 12 hours of its release, the album has already topped the iTunes UK charts, and is climbing the US charts quickly. And at only $6.99 (or £10—sorry guys) on iTunes, it couldn't be more affordable for the electronic music lover! As a listener, you should expect some deep house grooves, some funk influences, lots of electronica, lots of 90's synths, and lots of awesome—I don't know whether it's obvious yes, but I couldn't be behind this album anymore! It's pure gold! I've been head-bobbing and body-rocking the entire time I've been writing this post. Anyway, enjoy the album, and please, please support these young, talented artists on their rise to fame!
June 5, 2013
June 3, 2013
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This french house/discogroove masterpiece was mistaken for an unreleased Daft Punk song, incorrectly titled "Waiting Line (feat. Mr. Oizo)" for more than a year. However, it is by a relatively unknown producer by the name of Jabup! You know when your music is good when it can be mistaken for Daft Punk—enough said. Unfortunately, Jabup's SoundCloud has been inactive for more than a year. We can only hope he adopted some other music project, because this is way too good. Enjoy, and salute to Sir Scotty K for showing me this gem!
May 28, 2013
The UK sibling duo of Guy and Howard Lawrence release the fourth single off their debut album, "Settle." The album drops on June 3 and marks a big moment for a group that has released more than a handful of EP's, singles, and remixes. Having only gained critical acclaim within the last year or so, the brothers have a lot to prove. This 90's-esque synth-house jam features the same looped voice throughout, but in no way does it become monotonous.
Bonus (their second most recent single):
May 24, 2013
Robin Skouteris, a mashup producer whom you may remember from his 2012 hit PopLove, is back again with a fantastic mashup/remix of Daft Punk's Get Lucky. He sampled each song beautifully and masterfully. Well done, Robin. Enjoy the free download!
May 7, 2013
B.I.G. Flume is a mashup project of some of The Notorious B.I.G.'s greatest hits and Australian producer Flume's self-titled debut album. The compilation combines the trance-inducing beats and sounds of Flume with the poetic vocals of rap legend "Biggy." The compilation was mixed and produced by Perth producers Jaymee Franchina and Jeremy Smith. Enjoy!
April 18, 2013
To be honest, I had never heard of Justin Martin until yesterday. Just another generic name in a sea of producers thriving for the internet spotlight. However, upon giving this remix a listen (I was hooked at the fantastically twangy synths at 1:35.), I could not refuse to acknowledge its greatness. Combining elements of French house with poolside groovehouse with deep house, Justin Martin crafts a jam perfectly apt for an "endless summer." Enjoy.
April 16, 2013
French house legends Daft Punk are back at it again, putting the final touches on their upcoming release, Random Access Memories, arguably one of the most highly anticipated albums in the history of electronic music. The group have released one song, entitled "Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell Williams)," as of now. The song features smooth vocals from Pharrell Williams and the crisp stringwork of Nile Rodgers, alongside the classic funk sound of Daft Punk. The album is scheduled to hit shelves on May 17 in Australia, May 20 in the UK, and may 21 in the US. Pre-Order the album here! Included are a few good remixes of the track. Enjoy!