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In anticipation of the upcoming hfn music release Sisters & Brothers EP “Third Gathering” curated by Danish/Icelandic tag team Kasper Bjørke and Sexy Lazer who presents tracks of their own aswell as tracks from their friends (hence the name Sisters & Brothers), we here at Discobelle are able to exclusively give you this smashing dj mix from Sexy Lazer that brims with spaced-out and funked up tracks of acid house, house, cosmic disco, techno and electronica.

Tracklist for the mix after the jump:

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Parisian powerhouse Teki Latex with THE essential summer mix.

“With this summer mix I tried to bring back memories of amusement parks on the French riviera. The rush of experiencing your first summer love, thinking that everything is possible as you and your friends ride bumper cars into the night.

This mix is the spiritual successor to 2017’s Marina Baie des Anges
Influenced by many things such as playing dark disco temple La Dame Noir in Marseille, playing that infamous Jacquemus aftershow in the middle of the lavender fields in the south of France, my recent back to back with La Mverte on Rinse France, and most importantly finding out about Big Time Tommie and DJ Vinnie Dice’s latin freestyle-fueled instagram antics and reflecting on Hi-NRG and Freestyle’s common origins in Italo (you know the kind of musical connections I constantly obsess over).
Hope you dig!”

Icelandic producer Hermigervill is signed to Belgian label Eskimo and he just dropped a kind of cosmic disco interpretation of the Game Of Thrones theme.

A few years ago, I was asked to make a disco version of a certain TV theme for a showreel/montage type thing, but the whole project got cancelled last minute and just gathered dust on my hard drive. Well, the last few days I have dusted it off, given it a bit of a shine and here it is in all its glory! (disclaimer: I have never seen a single episode of this stuff!).

The original version of the track “Feel Me” (to be released tomorrow Friday September 21st via Belgian label Eskimo Recordings) from Paris based producer Simon Says is a sleazed up monster of a new wave/pop track (a cover of British synthpop band Blancmange and their 1982 album track), fellow French producer/dj Yuksek ups the the disco elements and the cosmic synth stabs to make it lift off into deep space.

Mike Simonetti is a dear buddy of ours here at Discobelle and we’ve been following him since our hardcore/punk days when he had the label Troubleman Unlimited.

The dark discoish track “Illusions is taken from “Solipsism”, his archival release of music spanning from 2006-2013.

“”Solipsism” is an archival release of music from Mike Simonetti’s tenure as owner of Italians Do It Better Records, spanning from 2006-2013. During that time Mike wrote a lot of music. Some of it was used for films, some for TV commercials, some for fashion shows and he even released a record or two.

Influenced by the intersection of 80’s arena rock bands like AC/DC and Judas Priest, glam rock/dance bands like Rockets and Supermax, and especially the underground Italian producer Piero Umiliani – the album is chock-full of atmospheric rock-inspired arpeggiated riffs. The mixture of metal and chugging dance music makes for a unique listening experience. Every song has a riff, every song is heavy and dense. Only one song goes above 118 BPM. These are heavy chuggers that make for a tense emotional experience that exceeds your standard, easy-to-write-off “soundtrack” fare, mainly because it was never written with that in mind. It was meant to be a fist-pumping arena rock inspired thumper! You can hear that in the one two punch of “A Prayer For War” into “Illusions”, which is an outtake from his “The Magician” sessions. Other songs like “Solipsism” showcase the airy melodies of that were to come with his other project Pale Blue, but that is not typical on this album. If you listen closely, you can hear how Simonetti’s music and dark vibes inspired his then label partner Johnny Jewel to take his own bands Chromatics and Glass Candy in a different, more cinematic direction.

This was written and recorded years before the Drive soundtrack and all the hoopla around the sudden soundtrack resurgence. In 2011 Mike was asked to submit some songs for a soon to be released Hollywood remake. He submitted most of the songs from this album, and they were slated for release on the soundtrack, but the project fell apart, and the film went in a different direction and changed producers. Soon after, because of all the drama and foolishness, he left Italians Do It Better to start over with 2MR and Pale Blue. This is the nail in the coffin. Godspeed.”