Occupy the Disco Hub
The 2 Bears, comprised of Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard and Raphael 'Raf Daddy' Rundell, have just released 'Get Out,' the opening track from their sophomore album, The Night is Young.
The track starts slowly, with a cadence that wouldn't feel out of place on a Hot Chip Album, but quickly builds and takes the listener on a journey to the dance floor. The track sets the stage nicely for the album's lead single, 'Angel (Touch Me),' which has had me grooving for several months now. The Night is Young releases on October 13th via Southern Fried Records.
Check out more tracks AFTER THE JUMP...
The OXD Mirror: Close Out Your Summer With New Music From Bondax, Midnight Pool Party, Tesla Boy and More
Even though these guys are electronic music producers, British duo Bondax have always made beautiful vocals (along with their skillful production) the centerpiece of their music. Last year, their track 'Giving It All' made it into the number two position of my top 10 tracks of 2013 here on Towleroad, and they're back yet again with another vocally-robust track, 'All I See'.
Bondax: 'All I See (Darius Remix)'
Fellow Brit Tanya Lancaster provides the vocals this time for the single, which officially drops on September 7th. French producer Darius remixed the track perfectly – adding in soulful, deep beats that suit the track beautifully.
More tracks for your Labor Day weekend, AFTER THE JUMP...
The OXD Mirror: New Music by Midnight Magic, Full Intention, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, and more
Our love for Midnight Magic, Brooklyn's most prolific disco ensemble is unparalleled. Their live performances are, for the lack of a better word, epic, with lead singer Tiffany Roth's electric personality that can light up the entire room. Their songs keep the lush spirit of orchestral disco alive, via their 9-piece band that spans different styles of disco and funk.
Midnight Magic: 'Night Flight'
The band has new material soon to be released, a 5-track EP that will soon be out on Soul Clap Records. The lead single, 'Night Flight,' is already available and while it may feature slower beats than one would expect for the dancefloor, don't be fooled: it still can move hips and shake bodies like many tracks can't.
More new music AFTER THE JUMP...
L.A.'s Goldroom (Josh Legg) stays true to form with his latest single, 'Till Sunrise.' Legg's lush production provides a glistening backdrop for Mammals' dreamy vocals, creating an almost perfect tune to enjoy these last few days of summer.
In an unorthodox move, Legg also released the vocal stems for 'Till Sunrise' a few days before premiering the actual track, in an effort to induce even more creativity among remix producers. We're looking forward to hearing those different iterations, and thereby extending our summers, as well.
'Till Sunrise' sets the stage for today's playlist, which is chock-full of summery tunes. Listen AFTER THE JUMP...
Triphop is an often-forgotten subgenre of dance music that fuses breakbeats, soul, funk, and jazz influences. Artists like Massive Attack and Tricky have established careers by infusing this genre into their production for artists like Bjork, Madonna, and Everything But The Girl. Moko is a newcomer to the music industry, breaking through in the UK last year by performing with Neneh Cherry on Boiler Room TV and subsequently signing to MTA records in July 2013.
The London native got her start singing in church, and spent some time singing in London Community Gospel Choir before finishing university. 'Ceremony' is the second single from her forthcoming sophomore EP, Gold. Despite being a newcomer, Moko sounds like a seasoned professional, with rich vocals that complement the ebbs and flows of the song's beats. Her career is set to blow up in the coming months, so be on the watch out for her!
Another banger from Moko, and more new tracks, AFTER THE JUMP...