With a label like HEAVY DISCO there’s no guessing what you’re getting with any of their releases. That’s not to say there isn’t any variety however. Their brand new compilation, the second in their “This Is” series opens up London imprint’s deeper side. They’ve slowed things down a bit and sprinkled sunshine throughout the 18 cuts instead of dusting them in fist-pumping white powder.
Watch for the compilation – it comes out on April 8. In the meantime check out some of the tunes below.
For me, this is the standout track! Can’t get enough of this one!
ALI JAMIESON is a self-proclaimed “producer and synth botherer focused on the more organic, soulful and leftfield styles of house and disco.” His latest release, and debut on Keenhouse’s Sunlinxx Records, falls deeply into his mantra with three slowburn sunlit jams.
It’s been a goal of mine to support what’s going on in Winnipeg. In a city as small as this you’d think it would be easy to do but the reality is, the activity here is endless. In short, I don’t think I’ve been doing so well so I’m starting a new thang. On Wednesdays (hopefully every week) I’ll highlight a local producer or perhaps profile a show or promoter. I’m keeping it loose for now and maybe the feature will find its own focus.
For the first post I want to give a shout to BALTIC who’s been a staple in Winnipeg clubs for a hot minute under the name TEC-G. I’ll be forthright in saying it’s not often I make it out to any of his shows. A line from “Coax Me” by Sloan comes to mind, “It’s not the band I hate it’s their fans.”
Anyway, Patryk hit me up a couple months ago with an amazing remix of Chic. It’s a bit electro and a bit disco…and all party, perhaps in a sandstorm.
Ha. This is kinda funny. Tec-G and Lambo (from the next post) worked on stuff together at one point. Not sure if they’re still collaborating – it’s hard to keep up with all of this.
Brazilian duo DIGITARIA get set to ‘Shine’ even brighter with their highly anticipated second EP for Hot Creations. A potent mix of sweetly sensual vocals and dreamy electro pop with a kick for the floor, the ‘Shine’ EP is backed by a pair of exceptional remixes courtesy of cosmic icon Morgan Geist and on-point breakthrough artist of 2012, wAFF.
It’s difficult to pick but if I had to, the standout, for me is the b-side original, “Mystic Flow.” This tune runs a bit deeper than the “Shine” or either of its remixes.
It’s too bad that the snippets Hot Creations shares aren’t a bit longer. To get a longer listen, the vinyl was released on March 18th and the EP will be available on beatport on April 1st.
I’ll be honest, this is the first I’ve heard of Digitaria, which is a shame because after listening to their back catalogue, I’m hooked.
It’s amazing what ZHU has done with TJR‘s hilarious, viral Soundcloud sensation, “What’s Up Suckaz,” turning it into a stompy electro house tune. Perhaps what’s most impressive of the remix, creative and tasteful sampling use aside, is the inherent, identifiable TJR flavoring that Zhu was able to apply to his edit, transforming it from internet meme to certified club banger.
If you haven’t heard the original, it’s worth listening to. Serious lols, also available for free download.
Here’s a tune from LA-based SKAGGS destined to become a dancefloor favourite. His debut on Jalapeno Records is a cream-filled disco number. The low end on the track is sweet enough to give a sugar junky the shakes. Mind you, it should sound familar – it’s borrowed from Jalapeno’s stalwarts, KRAAK & SMAAK. Watch for the single – it drops April 15.
Just in case you weren’t watching…The tune below by the way, is one of my all-time favourites.