We're bringing you deep, disco vibes aplenty this week, with a brand new line-up of some of the freshest jams we've been bumping as of late. The knights of feel good, French Express , make a dual appearance this time around with an incredible new one from Moon Boots , and a brilliant remix of one of the best tracks of last year, Chris Malinchak's So Good To Me, courtesy of UK producer EJECA . Up-and-comers Branded James and Dude Skywalker also bring the heat with some great new tunes. Each one of these tracks is a [...]
And Jojo makes his third appearance in this series (and he's not done yet!) with a song that Galaxie 500 took form a bleak, 90 second song, sung unaccompanied, and made it their own stretching it out to almost seven minutes. Here's The Modern Lovers recorded in the Kim Fowley sessions (probably not from 1972) - Jonathan was not happy with this version I wrote it when I was 19 like everything else on this record ... but would close our shows with it sometimes and I'd cry in [...]
Last year we posted a track called 20hours by the young Sydney-based producer Favright , praising his impressively well developed sound and likening it to big names such as Mord Fustang, Wolfgang Gartner, and Deadmau5. It's been almost a year since his last release, but at long last we've got two new originals from the up-and-coming talent. This Time is the most recent of the pair, which was released for free as part of Tasty Network and edmSpotlight's Spotlight 1 Compilation earlier this week. It features the sort of dynamic, compressed bass, cut [...]
Sander van Doorn has been keeping busy lately. With both the legendary collaboration alongside Mark Knight and Underworld and recent track with DubVision and Mako under his belt, Doorn could seemingly do anything at this point. His next move appears to be a solo output tentatively labeled "Neon Project," which he recently uploaded to SoundCloud and is being particularly quiet about. Fusing catchy string work and whistling synths into a momentous progression, Doorn's newest project takes an absorbing instrumental approach that will undoubtedly leave fans harkening for more. [...]
We hope you're ready to dance because The Jam Jar is back once again, with our first double digit entry. This week's collection puts the spotlight on some bright, dreamy, and deep tunes – with new ones from familiar faces to The Jam Jar, Lane 8 and Clancy , an incredible remix from Gigamesh of Crystal Fighters , who's new album Cave Rave is one of our most anticipated releases of the moment, and though Lifelike's remix of Get Lucky is the only one we've chosen to [...]
After coming out with their sensational-hit "Darkness," the collaboration between Matt Van Schie and Mighty Mouse has come out with another single titled "Surging Memories!" Quickly becoming one of my favorite duos on the scene right now, the two have once again put together a song that I cannot get out of my head! Made for easy-listening, "Surging Memories" is marked by soothing vocals, groovy guitar riffs, and uplifting lyrics that are guaranteed to get any crowd singing along! It seems as if Du Tonc can do no wrong at this point! I honestly can't wait to hear [...]
Flight Facilities long-awaited single titled "I Didn't Believe" is finally out on soundcloud! Featuring the vocals of Aussie-songstress Elizabeth Rose, this song simply oozes pure, retro-awesomeness! I wasn't alive when 70s disco was around, but I'm fairly sure it probably sounded just like this! Although guys like Daft Punk are now getting credit for bringing back the "humanity" in electronic music, guys like FF have been doing it for years! And it certainly shows in their latest single! You can buy it today in North America/UK via Glassnote Entertainment and worldwide tomorrow via Future Classic!
To start of your day, we have a brand-new original from San Francisco producer Daniel Goldstein, better known by his stage name Lane 8 ! Titled "Sleepless," this song features an incredible vocal sample that's coupled wit ha funkalicious basslines that will make you feel as if you're on the dimly lit beach waiting for the sun come up after a long night of partying. One of the few upcoming, nu-disco producers that I think are better at putting together originals than remixes, Lane 8 once again knocks this one out of the park and shows us how talented [...]
Just in case you need a little help getting into your summertime mindset, we have a brand-new tune from German producer Xtrafunk that should make you realize that summer is upon us! Putting together a dreamy assortment of soft melodies and tropical funk, Xtrafunk has delivered a soothing tune that seems appropriate for all settings during this time of year! So we advise you to put your shades on, sit back, relax, and let this bonafied disco track allow you to drift away into the sun!
If you aren't aware, Kaskade has been crossing the country on his Its You Its Me Redux tour, a set of nine intimate, deep shows at small venues (the last of which is tonight in San Diego) to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of his debut album of the same name back in 2003. LA's Shoe Scene Symphony , feeling nostalgic, decided to take the title track for a spin and ended up creating something truly amazing. They've really done it justice, mixing in a groovy percussion beat and adding light dashes of progressive melodies, [...]
Quickly becoming one of my favorite House duos at the moment, the German outfit Andhim have recently come out with a new single today called "The Wizard Of Us." Although I have no clue what the title actually means, the two have managed to craft a "Super House" tune that strangely reminds of techno version of Michael Jackson's "Beat It." More importantly, when listening to this track, try not to skip between parts. I recommend that you listen to it from beginning to end to truly feel the subtleties Andhim have worked in throughout its entirety. You might [...]
It's the first day of May, summertime is just around the corner, and yet another round of The Jam Jar is here. You know how this works by now, each week we shower you with a collection of tasty tunes from indie dance, nu-disco, deep house and the like, to help you cruise over that midweek hump and set the stage for a great weekend ahead. Getting things moving today we've got a brand new remix out on DFA from the always great RAC , a shimmering nu-disco gem from LA's Glenn Dale , energetic tribal [...]
Welcome to our new video roundup! This time, we have some house, pop, and nu-disco coming, as always, with great visual supports! We already talked to you about Polish duo Rebeka , when they released last year "Stars" on the label Discotexas. Now, they are back with another song, called "Melancholia", coming with a retro video. You can listen to the full EP here . Satin Jackets , one of the best producers around to deliver sweet nu-disco tunes, recently [...]
The existence of Luna's cover of Led Zep's Dancing Days was first mentioned way back in a post on the band's official web site (fuzzywuzzy.com - but I think the post got lost in one of the reboots that site got) - it didn't however see the light until the band released Close Cover Before Striking in digital form in 2011. Zeppelin's original appeared on their 1973 album Houses of the Holy Luna - Dancing Days [...]
I just listened to this track while walking home from work, with sun beginning to set on the city streets, and let me just say it was a few minutes of epic bliss. Alizzz is Cristian Quirante, a producer out of Barcelona, whom we just heard about earlier this week through a tip from the one and only Lenno . He hyped Alizzz's newest EP Collapse as being next level, and we could not agree more. The title track is one of the freshest arrangements we've heard in awhile. You'll definitely hear some similarities to the [...]
A good buddy of ours named Avery Henderson, better known as Falcon Punch , has recently joined forces with Roller Radio again to bring us their brand-new original titled "Never Enough!" Unadulterated funk, accompanied by a soothing vocal sample that just simply screams "Springtime Bliss," this song is exactly the sort of vibe my mind and body has been yearning for! It's a beautiful day in St. Louis right now, so right after writing this post, I'm planning on spending some much needed time in the sun while blasting this in my headphones!
Amongst hectic end of the year activities, it's refreshing to digest the world with Brooklyn based Beacon . The duo of Thomas Mullarney III and Jacob Gossett are signed to Ghostly International and they have been riding a stellar wave since their last EP, "No Body." We previously featured them in an UpsideSounds interview where they also made an awesome playlist for us. In this featured song, "Drive," Beacon's combination of uplifting vocals and a foreboding tempo delivers something special. We all know what it feels like to be in a car, alone, with nothing [...]
Hope everyone's having a great week so far. We know we're already looking forward to the weekend, and luckily The Jam Jar has once again arrived to keep us rolling through the last few days of work on a good note. We've got some special ones for you today from well-versed tunesmiths, as well as a few names you may not have come across yet, but trust us when we say you'll be hooked and hearing a lot more of each one of them. Enough talk now, let's get to this weeks list, kicking things off in style [...]
Dance With Me was recorded by The Modern Lovers in the 1972 sessions with producer Kim Fowley but not released until the Original Modern Lovers LP was released in 1981. Luna's version first appeared as the flip of the Bobby Peru 73 and later on the split 73 single with (The Feelies off-shoot) Wake Ooloo . MP3: Luna - Dance With Me Download: 01_Luna_Dance%20With%20Me.mp3 [...]
Equator Club is a music project from Chicago started in early 2012 by Emmanuel Egwu. Most recently, Emmanuel has decided to come out with a brand-new original titled "Dont See," and I honestly can't get enough of this tune. I know pitched vocals are incredibly overplayed right now, but everything about this song is just so well executed that I simply don't give a damn! Remarkably warm-sounding and uplifting, this tune acts a perfect addition to any summer playlist you're currently putting together for the warm weather months ahead! To be honestly can't even imagine anyone not liking this [...]