NICOLAAS (formerly known as Muneshine, has worked alongside a plethora of noteworthy artists: Tom Waits, Pete Rock, DJ Spinna, Sean Price, Fucked Up, and The Herbaliser) is the new moniker of producer Rob Bakker and he makes funked up, synthy awesomeness.
His new single “Real Escape (Disco Despair remix)” will be released via Haven Sounds on June 21st but we here at Discobelle can offer up the sweet sounding and glittery disco remix from Finnish producer/dj Disco Despair as a premiere today already.
“I felt the remix needed a different approach, while still keeping the energy of the original intact. The topline has a great vibe to it, and it allowed for a little musical exploration. I wanted to bring in a little more harmonic movement and some French touch glazed with an 80’s vibe.”
Yuksek’s record label Partyfine has been a carefully curated imprint, with every release sounding stronger and more cohesive than the first. It’s all a stunning testament to the talented French producer’s production values, and we’re beyond thrilled to have learnt that he’s gearing up for a new compilation, the third compilation out via the label.
Today we’re excited to premiere the “Reich & Darwin” remix by Kerenn Ann, Yuksek & Chassol. While the original itself is a piano driven piece, the remix takes it to theÂ electronic hemisphere and allows it to grab an added layer of emotional depth to the piece, making it come alive in a whole other way.
Check out both the original and remixed version below.
As we head into the second half of the weekend, I become pretty obsessively into music as a distraction until the weekend. Luckily enough, I get a lot of great submissions at Discobelle, including this amazing track by Cameron Murdoch called “Revival.” The stunning song features house-influenced rhythm over well thought out lyrics, and the result is magic.
According to the artist himself- “This is my favorite record from ILM2 because it serves a reminder that I’m alive, I am not alone, and I have everything that I truly need. I hope that anyone listening to this record can reflect, with joy, on what makes them complete.”
Pre-order I Love Me Toovia Amazon. Listen to the track below.
It’s Friday, which means I’m basically brain dead already and drudging through my reports to hurry up and start my weekend. Luckily we at Discobelle have gotten some great music in our inbox this week, including this stunning mix we’re premiering from Mutemath called “Changes”.
The boys behind Mutemath are getting ready to release Changes the album, a re-imagining of their previous release “Vitals”. The forthcoming LP features reworks by Mutemathâ€™s own members, as well as remixes from a collection of well-respected producers including yacht. club, Kasbo & more.
Charlotte Cardin’s chanson styled tracks had entranced us from the very minute we had heard about her. With her silky voice and stellar production, she managed to bring to life, love, loss, and so much more with each word she sang.
We had the chance to chat with the budding starlet and (former-ish) model to talk about her music, her 2016 schedule, and her influences.
Hi Charlotte, thanks for taking the time to chat with us. Our first question is about your writing process in your music- it seems like, from your lyrics, that you’ve carefully constructed them to relay a story to the listener. What made you decide to release tracks in English? Furthermore, Where do you gain your influences from?
For some reason, Iâ€™m in a phase in my life where I find it easier to write in English than French, which is my first language. Therefore, I don’t think it’s a decision rather than just how the inspiration comes. I gain my influences from feelings I get. Most of my tracks have been written after feeling a certain way and exploring the depths of that emotion.
It also seems like you are incredibly immersed in the modeling world. How do you find a balance between the two, and does your work in one field inspire the other?
Since I focus on my music full time, it’s a bit difficult to be as implicated in the modeling world as I used to. I do still model, but only when my musical schedule allows it. Music being my main passion, I find more uplifting to focus on that :)
Overall, there’s not too much information about you out there yet- how did you first get involved with making music, and when did you consciously decide to make the leap into the music world, along with- what would you like for you listeners to know about your music?
Music has been part of my life ever since I can remember. I took singing lessons for about 10 years (from 8 to 18) and my family has always loved listening to all kinds of artists. I decided I wanted to make music for a living when I was 19. I had just finished “La Voix” (French Canadian version of The voice) and had gone back to school to figure out exactly what I wanted to do, but it became obvious that the only true “calling” I felt was towards music.
My music really reflects how I feel at precise moments of my life. I usually write after highs or lows and I try not to censure the themes I want to explore. I write the way I talk and think, so some parts of my songs are also quite blunt.
Who do you gain inspiration from (musically or otherwise)?
I listen to all kinds of music, but Radiohead is the band that has made me want to do music for a living. Their songs make me feel very intense emotions and those particular feelings are exactly why I love music so much and why I want to share them with an audience. I also gain a lot of inspiration from my entourage. My friends and family’s stories often inspire me to write.
Finally, what upcoming works or events can you let fans know about for the rest of 2016?
I’m very excited to be playing Osheaga this summer ! It’s a festival I’ve been attending myself for a few years and it’s a lot of fun. I’ll also be playing Shows all over Quebec and a few outside the country (all dates are on my fan page and website). We also just finished recording the album and we’re planning on releasing a bunch of new songs in the upcoming months.
Thanks Charlotte! Check out her latest track below.
Model and singer Charlotte Cardin is back with another addicting single, this time working with Husser in “Like It Doesn’t Hurt.”
With Cardin’s vocals still doing a lot of the heavy lifting, although the instrumental here is much more dramatic than in her previous work, and what comes together at the end is a stunning mix of her old-school singing style with new school electronic rhythm. Topped with Husser’s rhymes, and this is one that transcends genre boundaries. Cardin is, albeit slowly, building an incredibly dynamic resume in her singing career, and we can’t wait to hear more.