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fsq

We’re super excited to present this weeks Discobelle exclusive mix, especially since it’s coming from longtime friends of ours – namely FSQ who in order for us to survive winter brings us a mix that’s filled to the bring with sunshine and funk.

“A selection of sunny jams from FSQ (Funk Style Quality) to keep the light and warmth going in the middle of the winter. We added some FSQ track exclusives like “SMDH” and “Vibe Out” which will be on our upcoming album this year, with versions here remixed by LA’s Color Vision and NYC’s Dopeshoes respectively.

We also feature some of our FSQ members who turn in their own solo works, like Chas Bronz (“Renegades of the New Age Funk”), Sa’d Ali (who’s group, AtomicHeadz delivers a new remix from Thugfucker), and GKoop (who produced most of the new Funkadelic album and offers an unreleased track from it).

In our mix for Discobelle, we like to flaunt our diversity in styles, and go from 80′s smoothed out jams (Style Council, Curiosity Killed The Cat, Thomas Dolby) and head into deep boogie funk cuts (Jimmy Bo Horne, Tara, Cutty), then jump into really new entries from Vanilla Ace, Brother In Arms, Luca C and Brigante, Breach and many others. Some tracks are so hot and new we can’t reveal the names yet.

We also like everything coming from Latin America right now so we added some flavor from our favorites, Future Feelings (Mexico) and Schoolbell (Brazil).

Produced by FSQ with special co-production by Soul Clap Records label mate David Marston.”

body

I’ve been a fan of Brooklyn-based eletropop band Body Language since I’ve seen them at SXSW several years ago and it’s great to see that they’re still at it. Just this week the group released a new single “Really Love,” which sounds quite different than the Body Language of days past. “Really Love” is an IDM track with frenetic synths and scattered vocals that boasts both strong melodies and head-banging beats.

The single is being released on February 17 via B3SCI Records and will be available at digital retailers and on limited edition 7-inch red vinyl. It is now available for pre-order.

West Coast Tour
2/12 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge w/ Bollywood Life
2/16 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge w/ Sappho, JPrez
2/17 – Seattle, WA – Barboza w/ CUFF LYNX
2/18 – Eugene, OR – Cozmic
2/20 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill w/ Sego
2/21 – Los Angeles, CA – Echo w/ Sego
2/22 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room w/ Sego

zinc

London producer Zinc has turned out a fantastic remix of The Prodigy’s “Nasty.” The original track is The Prodigy’s first single since their Invaders Must Die! album 6 years ago, and with Zinc’s remix the track gets a second life. A collision of shifty breaks, warped acid arps, and spastic percussion, Zinc’s surgical re-imagining aims to take “Nasty” out of the electro thrash arena and onto weatherworn dance floors the world over.

sirsly

Sir Sly shares their remix package of the single “You Haunt Me” and the one we’re really swooning over is from ShadowLuxx. The 18-year-old writer/producer/multi-instrumentalist first came gained notoriety from his collaboration with Afrojack on “Catch Tomorrow” featuring Sting, which was released by Def Jam on Afrojack’s Forget the World album. Be sure to grab his remix of “You Haunt Me,” out now via Cherrytree Records.

mark

OWSLA has recently come out strongly supporting vocalist Mark Johns, and to celebrate she’s released this fantastic Jay-Z cover titled “In Paris.” Produced by Perth, Australia’s Sable, “In Paris” is a nightcap sort of track, a perfect song to unwind to. Stream it below and enjoy!

Sommeil – Touch

Jan 22 2015
touch

Meet rising Sydney producer Karlin Courtney aka Sommeil, whose debuted an impressive new single “Touch” today. The track has some R&B influences and is a tune for anyone who loves Toro Y Moi.

“’Touch’ is about the sexual mind games we learn to play when we are young, and the feelings that are the circumstance of that, knowing you are being played by a girl/boy and learning how to play back” - Sommeil

You can get a free download of ‘Touch’ via Sommeil’s Soundcloud, but be sure to follow him on his socials to be kept up to date on all things Sommeil.

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Belgium’s VUURWERK announces today their signing with Lo Recordings, home to the likes of Luke Vibert, Black Devil Disco Club, The Proper Ornaments and the first British label to work with acclaimed US artist Grimes. To celebrate the announcement, they’ve been kind enough to offer a new track as a free download. “Wakening” featuring Climb X is an understated atmospheric number with vocals reminiscent of The XX. We’re feeling big things coming for this band.

With the band’s debut album due later in 2015 VUURWERK are fast establishing themselves as one of their countries most exciting new acts and in the words. Be sure to catch them stateside when they hit SXSW in March.