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Sundae Suki (AKA Will Nainis) is a Brooklyn based dj/producer and head of the Sundae Sounds label who honed his skills in the Washington D.C. club scene. He’s been dj’ing for the past 15 years but after holding down multiple residencies in both D.C. and NYC, he decided to start over with a focus on the music that inspired him to get into dj’ing. His inspiration ranges from acid house to the classic sound of New York hip-hop and his sets reflect that eclectic spirit.

“My sound has changed a lot over the years. One thing I really value now is how important it is to define your sound as a DJ. It took me a while to figure that out.”

His skillfully made mix for us in Discobelle takes us on a wild ride of rare vinyl releases.

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.”

Bristol based producer Jack Priest who recently released the stunner of an EP “Ladies Night” via renowned US dance label Wolf+Lamb Records is the latest producer to bless us here at Discobelle with a mix. Expect an eclectic mix that’s aimed at making you move your hips.

Jack Priest has been honing his skills under the mentoring of legendary producer Green Velvet, and with a not so serious approach to electronic music the dance-pop artist’s work has quickly gained global support from the likes of BBC Radio 1.

Silk City is the new project from super star dj’s/producers Diplo and Mark Ronson, they pay homage to some of the greatest dance music cities Chicago, London, Paris and Detroit bringing some serious disco/house vibes.

“Mark Ronson & I met as djs 20yrs ago & our paths have taken us everywhere since. It is great to get back together & make music..”– Diplo