We here at Discobelle got the scoop on the exclusive premiere of track “Magia” taken from the upcoming Local Suicide And Curses EP, which will be out tomorrow Friday March 22nd (500 hand stamped 12″ vinyl only) via UK label Tusk Wax.
Tusk Wax 28 is a collaboration between NYC born, Berlin-based artist Curses and the otherworldly “techno-disco” Greek-German outfit Local Suicide. The pairing seems like a match made in heaven, especially seeing as both artists are known for exploring the darker side of dance music.
“Magia” kicks off the release and it’s a steadfast and seductive piece of slo-mo disco with spaced out synths and eerie vocals that wouldn’t be out of place in an 80’s horror movie.
The new single “Meditation/Tutan Jamon” from Berlin based artist Franz Matthews and Berlin dj/production duo Local Suicide (out tomorrow March 15th via our Belgian friends in Eskimo Recordings) has been making the rounds and already received praise via various media outlets such as Resident Advisor, Magnetic Magazine etc.
We here at Discobelle can premiere the hypnotic sounding 1001 Nights mix of the B-side track “Tutan Jamon” and as you can hear it joins the dots between the grey streets of Berlin and the vibrant souks of the middle east and north Africa.
Rolling Stones were influenced by Chicago & blues, in another time the millenials Oskar Engström and Filip Spetze (Holograms) look back on what has become known as the most influential Swedish scene of the the 00:s – Gothenburg and antirock. With powerful influences from the genre such as the Embassy, Tough Alliance and Air France, these millenials chisel out a balearic retrospective over the Nordic dream of warmer latitudes with their upcoming February 22nd release on Swedish label Hybris.
Los Angeles based house wizard Pat Lok comes straight from a massively successful 2018 to start off 2019 with new single “From the Back” that features raunchy vocals from NYC transplant Dances with White Girls.
The track was made in collaboration with fellow Los Angeles duo Party Pupils, and it’s a seriously funky and thumping club ready nu-disco jam that we at Discobelle are stoked to premiere.
“I had been following PP on Twitter and saw they were talking about an A-Ha remix, so I reached out and sent them some piano ideas for it and that was how we connected. They’re based in LA so I went into the studio with Ryan one day and started playing out these chords, he put down some drums and very quickly we had a club jam! It very much captures the vibe and energy of our projects together.” – Pat Lok
Lok and Party Pupils plan to hit the road together on a US tour later this year.
“Athena” sees him collaborate with American born but Athens based artist Anduze and the driving rhythm along with the warm and breezy melody of the track matches the stunning and soulful vocals perfectly.
“Athens, Greece has always lured me in with her warmth, charm, and overall ancient beauty. After visiting each year for a decade, I was inspired to write about the city I now live in…Once I’d finished the lyrics, the musical landscape I thought would compliment it best was a vintage and melodic electro vibe. I’ve always loved Satin Jackets’ style and production, so I thought to reach out to Tim, and I feel so fortunate that we could collaborate. The result is just what I’d pictured it to be… Athena.”