Building on the success of his last album,Â Kai Straw is back with his new LP, Gun. After being recapped in Spotifyâ€™s Best Fresh Finds and receiving support from the likes of Demi Lovato and K.Flay, Straw looks ready to take on the world, approaching this LP without any fear or hesitation. The 10-trackÂ Gun EP is a full body of work that will surprise, delight, and at times, confuse you. Art can be interpreted in many ways and it is without doubt that this man is looking to test and further the boundaries of indie pop music.
â€œI wanted to make something that embodies aspiration; the ambition, the vulnerability, the arrogance, the isolation, the hope â€“ the want for a partner that sees the road you see. Â Ambition can be such a desperate thing; I see a gun in my mind when I think of the word. I wanted to make an album about that. The rattling in your soul when youâ€™re grinding toward what you want from life. Â Something that felt like â€“ flicking the cylinder into place, pulling back the hammer and saying, â€œgive me all you got.â€
The four-month-long hiatus for the Discobelle mix series is over with this exclusive mix from Mt. Si.
Based in Los Angeles, Mt. Si is a collaborative project among three friends â€“ Sarah Chernoff of Superhumanoids, Jesse Kivel from Kisses and Michael David of Classixx. They came together during the recording sessions for Classixxâ€™s album “Hanging Gardens” and discovered that they had creative chemistry as a trio and assumed the name Mt. Si later signing with Cascine to release their 2016 EP “Limits” which is an exquisite piece of shimmering electronic pop.
Their mix for us here at Discobelle is filled with warm, discoish sounding electronic dance-pop gems including their recently released EP track “911” and the mix is the perfect way to gather up some heat whilst we over here in Europe are being pounded with an arctic freeze.
Tracklist after the jump.
Norwegian producer Cavego adds his track “VÃ¥r I Ã˜yer” to the “The Purple Collection” compilation via Belgian label Eskimo Recordings, the 7th release in the label’s annual colour series of compilations. The track is a warm, upbeat disco track that shimmers like that first sunny day of the year after months of dark clouds and sub-zero temperatures.
“Everything Changes” is the latest track to emerge from PBR Streetgangs recently released debut album “Late Night Party Line”, it’s a wonderful slice of funky disco that features Mattie Safer of The Rapture on vocals and is adorned with handclaps and cowbell.
A remix package for the track drops on Friday, February 23rd and we here at Discobelle got our mitts on the exclusive premiere of the remix by German duo Tuff City Kids who manages to bring out the track into full-on house mode.
“If we had to pick one record from the album, it would have to be ‘Everything Changesâ€™. Weâ€™re really proud of this track – it’s the one we got an instant vibe from in the studio, something just felt very on point when making it.Â We always knew the right vocal would fully bring it to life and Matty Safer really stepped up and smashed it out of the park! We’re so happy with the finished result!”
The two Belgian based dj’s/producers and LouLou Records label bosses Kolombo & LouLou Players are finally back together with the magnificent track “Bamboo Spring” which was released last week and the 6-minute long affair makes sure that we thaw up from the winter cold with a warm and funky, cosmic influenced disco house sound.
The latest single from Swedish artist Olsson is entitled “U”, it received a fantastic and Swedish Grammy-nominated visual treatment last month.
Now, we’re happy to hear the official remixes pouring in. The first one came courtesy of Albin Myers and now we get an early Christmas present from one of our favourite (and from what we gather Olsson is also a big fan) dj’s/producers namely Anton Klint (also known for his work with Tiedye).
He churns out a spectacular and hypnotic cosmic/psych-disco sounding remix that sets the perfect tone for any 3 AM laid-back rave mode.