Charlotte Gainsbourg – "Paradisco (Joakim's Paradisco Garage Remix)"
Charlotte Gainsbourg, the love child of legendary couple Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin, released her fourth studio album, Stage Whisper, this past year. The album is a collection of sweet pop songs that mix both electronic and acoustic elements. The second track, 'Paradisco,' includes a more upbeat direction than her usual efforts, and after being filtered by French producer Joakim, it truly embodies the essence of a modern disco track. According to Joakim, this is a remix in tribute of Paradise Garage's mastermind Larry Levan; cues that are hard to miss on this edit.
Chris Malinchak – "Razor 2.0"
NYC-based Chris Malinchak has just released his third EP, Ironbound, including 'Razor 2.0,' which quickly made its way into our list of this year's favorites. With beats and synths that resemble the old days of house music, it's hard not to think of the iconic Inner City anthem, 'Big Fun,' a dance hit in it's own right.
Only Children – "Down Fever"
Little is known about Only Children, except that they claim to be “a Chicago artist, DJ and production collective,” according to their SoundCloud page. What we do know though is that we love their new heavily disco influenced gem that surprisingly samples vocals from one of the late legends of pop music. Listen and you'll instantly recognize a gay dance mega hit that is taken in a new, refreshing, direction.
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This week's post was written and curated by Tadeu Magalhães.