London based artist Yehan Jehan has already been praised by The Guardian and Sir Elton John, his new single “Future Ringtone” is an exquisite slice of funked up soul.
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€
“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!”
Discobelle premiere in the house!
From our friends in grooved out/funked up/disco outfit FSQ we received this alternate and extended DJ dub version of their remix for Los Angeles producer B Bravo. The original version of the remix appears on B Bravo’s “Paradise Remixed” album (also on the “Paradise Remixed” compilation are remixes from XL Middleton, Simbad, Pillowtalk, Captain Planet, Teeko, JaÃ«l and Grandfeather) which was recently released via the Bastard Jazz label.
The original version of the track is a super smooth affair but the FSQ crew put in a very different “Caribbean Disco” sounding remix of the track with member GKoop spearheading the production of the remix. GKoop has been busy this year as the co-writer of platinum-selling hip-hop hits like “It’s a Vibe” by 2 Chainz and “Bad and Boujee” by Migos. Fortunately, he took time out of his hectic schedule for FSQ and brought in drummer Marquisse Moore and pianist Graham Richards to give the remix a strong dose of Borinquen flavor and highlights the percussion we peppered the mix with: woodblocks, congas, bongos, and clappers in order to make everyone dance.
Let the beat play on and enjoy this special exclusive FSQ “Caribbean Disco Dub” of B Bravo’s “Freak It”!
More balaeric influenced greatness from the people over at Gothenburg label West Coast Recordings, this time it’s the debut release “DIMÎžTHYLTâ±¤Yâ±£TÎ”MIÆÎž” from Gothenburg producer Northern Tropic (AKA Oscar Andersson).
With a wide range of influences from Atlanta hip hop, early 90’s Manchester pop music and West African funk combined with a strutting guitar and good old Swedish melancholia this one really hits the spot. We’re proud to premiere the last track off the EP, here’s “ÆÑ²â±¤Æ®HÒ¼â±¤Æ Æ®â±¤Ñ²â±£IÏ¾!”!