In April we fell head over heels for nu disco duo Lúlla (it means sleeping in Icelandic), an enchanting musical union between British producer Nude Disco and Icelandic singer-songwriter Heidrun Bjornsdottir, and world premiered their sleek cover of “Only You,” an Italo smash hit originally recorded by Savage (a.k.a. Roberto Zanetti) in 1984.
On September 11 Lúlla will present a remix EP for their smash “Winter In The City” via Nude Disco Records. We’re thrilled to world premiere London-based producer and graphic artist Luxar’s shimmering synth-tastic interpretation that keeps the duo’s melancholy vibes perfectly intact.
Get a first listen below. Be sure to check out the full remix package featuring re-rubs by Auxiliary Tha Masterfader and Final DJs.
Here’s a red-hot collaboration worthy of your attention: Digital 21 (a.k.a. veteran electronic producer Miguel López Mora) and Placebo bassist/guitarist Stefan Olsdal have joined musical forces on a collaborative musical project. Their forthcoming debut album, Inside, is the byproduct of a growing friendship that occurred on the outskirts of Madrid’s music scene.
Interested in following their artistic bliss, their union evolved during sessions in Madrid and London. “The process of creation long-distance gave the songs a fruitful journey,” says Stefan, “Like sending the tracks into orbit and slowly pulling them back to earth covered in space dust.”
Ahead of the LP’s release in October we’re thrilled to world premiere “Who Are All Of You” featuring Julienne Dessagne, who is one half of genre-bending Saschienne with Sascha Funke. It’s a techy romp packing sinister synth-driven grooves and Dessagne’s enigmatic voice. Hit the play button below and crank it up.
New wave. Members Only jackets. Atari 2600. The ’80s was an awesome era for music, fashion, and video games.
Brooklyn, NY-based DJ/producer Alex Gimeno draws musical influence from the decade in which he came of age on Ursula 1000’s newly released seventh full-length album, Galleria, issued on his own Insect Queen Music label. The LP is an homage to a simpler time when technology was influencing new genres of music at a rapid pace.
We’re excited to world premiere “Chess King” off the new affair. (For those not old enough, Chess King was a fashion staple of nearly every maill in America at the time, selling everything from parachute pants to skinny ties.)
“While working on this new album concept, I was thinking about my days as a youth in the ’80s and shopping mall culture and there was this signature men’s clothing spot called Chess King,” Gimeno says. “I thought, ‘Great song name!’ That plus that over-the-top production of Jam & Lewis and Scritti Politti led to ‘Chess King’ seeing the light.”
Have a listen below to the digi-funk jame, and be sure to check out Galleria in its entirety.
Canadian DJ/producer born Sidney Sheldon Thompson has been coming on strong as of late, releasing music on Mute, Kompakt, My Favorite Robot, Shitkatapult, and his Beachcoma label. In May we world premiered the title track off Sid Le Rock’s High and Low EP. His aforementioned debut on hafendisko espoused an ’80s style electro sensibility and a plethora of synth-driven shenanigans.
Sid returns to the label today with his rousing Sink Or Swim EP. It effortlessly picks up where he left off and finds him doubling down on his singular sound.
We’re excited to world premiere the music video for the EP’s opening track “Beckon” directed by Toms Rings. It’s a gorgeous, black-and-white stop-motion clip that perfectly compliments the mid-tempo pulse of his slinky post-disco affair.
London DJ/producer Lex Luca is on fire. With a bulging discography boasting releases on Cr2 Trax, Love & Other, Dopewax, and Undr The Radr, he’s taken his big-room house sound to the next level, winning the hearts and ears of top-ranked jocks alike on both sides of the Atlantic.
After delivering a pair of successful EPs for Cr2, Luca, who is classically trained in violin, drums, piano and guitar, takes controls of the latest installment of the label’s wildly popular Ibiza Underground series.
The mix compilation features four exclusive cuts from the man himself and is stuffed with exclusive tracks by rising stars such as Jozif Jordan, Mike Woller, Keskem, and Mobius Strum.
We’re extremely pleased to world premiere Carl Bee’s “Tough Distance,” an exclusive track heard on the release. The Malta-based phenom turns in a peak-time anthem full of booty-shaking basslines, expertly sliced and diced vocal samples. It wields a relentless groove and begs to be heard on a Funktion-One system.
Get a first listen below and pick up Lex Luca Presents Ibiza Underground on August 25.
Glasgow-based techno troubadour Secluded (pictured above) is the eponymous artist and label project from Stephen Gorrie, who is known to many as Hans Bouffmyhre, the owner of the influential Sleaze Records.
After dropping the riveting Beyond Thunder EP in March featuring remixes by Roberto and Bleak, Bouffmyhre strikes again with his hard-hitting Do It Right EP, wielding interpretations by the aforementioned Roberto and Xpansul.
We’re extremely pleased to world premiere the title track, an unrelenting peak-hour Detroit style romp that won’t techno for an answer.
“‘Do It Right’ is a track which perfectly demonstrates my Secluded sound,” he says of the track. “It’s a heavy number with plenty of groove, two catchy chord sequences perfectly overlapping and a vocal stab. It has a bit of an intense party vibe and has been having a great impact in my sets during the peak moments.”
Listen below and check the full release on August 14.