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Husqvarna Motorcycles teams up with us here at Discobelle along with our friends in Swedish acts Aron McFaul and franskild for two exclusive mixes to coincide with the release of the brand new Husqvarna Motorcycles street ​​​bike ​​range​.

The new street bike range consists of the SVARTPILEN- and VITPILEN models that nod to the history of this classic Swedish company and brings it into today with ​​simple​​ yet​​ progressive​​ design,​​ distinctive​​ style​​ and​​ Swedish​​ understatement​.

The two mixes from Aron McFaul and franskild each correspond with the street bike models, Arons SVARTPILEN mix was made as a “…soundtrack for driving down European roads on the motorcycle at night…” and showcases his strutting balearic discoish sound while franskilds VITPILEN mix has playful yet controlled feel or you could say a simple yet progressive organic house sound.

More balaeric influenced greatness from the people over at Gothenburg label West Coast Recordings, this time it’s the debut release “DIMΞTHYLTⱤYⱣTΔMIƝΞ” from Gothenburg producer Northern Tropic (AKA Oscar Andersson).

With a wide range of influences from Atlanta hip hop, early 90’s Manchester pop music and West African funk combined with a strutting guitar and good old Swedish melancholia this one really hits the spot. We’re proud to premiere the last track off the EP, here’s “ƝѲⱤƮHҼⱤƝ ƮⱤѲⱣIϾ!”!

Up and coming Brazilian duo Balako just released their debut EP “Hora De Balako” for the fine people over at the excellent Greco Roman label and we here at Discobelle are extremely pleased that they wanted to contribute to our mix series.

Balako AKA Diogo Strausz and Rodrigo are producers and multi instrumentalists out of Rio De Janeiro. The pair has a knack for mixing up rare samples with their own unreleased, genre-spanning edits with their styles ranging from techno and house to salsa and carimbo and to blending that with ’70s disco/funk in order to create something both retro and current which their mix for us is a smashing testament to.

Tracklist for the mix after the jump.

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Norwegian pop artist Gundelach dropped his critically acclaimed debut EP last year (the EP was nominated in the best pop album category at the Norwegian Grammys and has seen serious radio play in Germany and the UK along with high streaming numbers) and he’s had a strong run this summer gaining momentum with new single tracks such as “Garden” and most recently the dark pop of “Holy Water,” which Pigeons and Planes described as “hauntingly beautiful”.

We here at Discobelle can now offer up the astounding remix for the single “Garden” by well renowned Swedish artist and producer Dan Lissvik (who is perhaps best known for his previous work with balearic disco/pop outfit Studio along with production and remix projects for the likes of Young Galaxy, Taken By Trees, HAIM, Foals, and Kylie Minogue). Dan Lissvik takes the discoish sound of the original version and adds on a warm electronic sprinkle making this a blissful track for all those late summer nights.

Gundelach is currently working on his debut LP but catch him live at the following upcoming dates:

Fri, Aug 18 // Bornholm, Denmark @ Wonderfestiwall
Wed, Sept 20 // Oslo, Norway @ Parkteatret
Fri, Sept 22 // Gothenburg, Sweden @ HokiMoki

Sau Poler is another addition to a line of amazing Barcelona-based producers/djs, he’s kicking off summer by self- releasing a football-inspired 3-track EP “Dribble” which drops on June 23rd, right after the solstice. The EP is three groovy tracks that dribbles between deep house and Balearic.

“The Dribble EP is an ode of 3 club tracks inspired by classic football players and some memorable footballs that I grew up playing with. Each track has a connection with those pieces of leather: “Etrusco” refers to the rawness and strength, “Questra” the evolution and euphoria, and “Mitre” the magic and unique spirit of English football.”

A huge premiere for us here today coming from Spanish producer/dj UNER who is at the forefront of melodic house/techno with recent releases on labels such as Suara, Bedrock, Culprit, Saved Records and Sasha’s imprint Last Night On Earth.

His latest track is forthcoming on US label Sol Selectas (spearheaded by American artist Sabo) and it’s part of their “Summer Sol II” compilation which drops tomorrow June 21st.

The track is entitled “The Sound of Sand” and features the vocal offerings of Ido Segal, on it we hear UNER going off into a slightly deeper and more warm balearic direction but rest assured if you’re a fan of his melodic sound you won’t be disappointed.

Gothenburg artist Aron McFaul drops his “Animal Garden School” EP on June 30th via West Coast Recordings, it contains 4 tracks of dubbed out, instrumental disco tracks that seem destined to be played in a dark, sweat drenched and smoke filled setting.

The first taste of the is the hypnotizing stomper “Family Party” that pulls off an eerie vibe with pan flute esque sounds along with a steadfast disco beat making it an immaculate track for warm summer nights.

franskild is a name you’ll most likely be hearing in a multitude of ways in the coming months and seasons since they craft superbly weird and wonderful house music. The Swedish duo based out of Copenhagen consists of master chef Love Ojensa and spaced-out architect Tim Söderström.

Their latest release will be dropped via Gothenburg/Berlin label Trunkfunk Records on June 5th, additional help comes from of Gothenburg producer Aron McFaul. He hands in a smooth and dubbed out discoish rework of the aptly titled track “Isted Grill Nights” (those familiar with Copenhagen will know all about late nights on Istedgade).

For those that happen to be in Gothenburg on Friday May 26th, check out the releaseparty at Yaki Da.