The original version of the track “Feel Me” (to be released tomorrow Friday September 21st via Belgian label Eskimo Recordings) from Paris based producer Simon Says is a sleazed up monster of a new wave/pop track (a cover of British synthpop band Blancmange and their 1982 album track), fellow French producer/dj Yuksek ups the the disco elements and the cosmic synth stabs to make it lift off into deep space.
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.”
Our favorite Brooklyn brass advocates Brasstracks have been pressing hard with their recent sprint of high octane hip-hop covers, giving both ‘All Of The Lights’ and ‘XO Tour Life’ successful brush overs throughout the Summer. Back on the original material run to follow-up on ‘Fever,’ the duo’s latest alongside VanJess pledges a more measured urban pop persuasion to their sharp and instrumentally refined club work. In the spirit of keeping things interesting and shying from the genre’s hallmark sounds, Brastracks remain one of electronic dance music’s more imaginative bunches.
Today we’re excited to present to our readers the newest track by Barnaby Carter called “Your Greatest Gift.” The experimental piece explores ethereal style and showcases the brilliance of Carter’s musical approach. His latest single adds to the list of already stunningly released tracks, and the album is quickly becoming one of the most interesting releases of the year.
Listen to the track below, and pre-order the album here.
Today we’re super excited to premiere Edamame’s EP Ochre, the atmospheric and stunning release that’s geared to get listeners to open their third eye and dance simultaneously. Featuring a blend of new age music and dance bpms, the eclectic tracks enlighten the mind, encourage yoga enthusiasts, and is sure to do well on the festival circuit this year.
Listen to the EP below!
TerminÃ© is the new electroindie project from from one of Finlandâ€™s most established dj’s/producers Anton Sonin (who has released on big name labels such as Anjunabeats, Spinninâ€™ Records and Universal Music) and sensational singer/songwriter Ben Andreas. The pair describe their sound as “new-wave indie-rock meets the infamous Panorama Bar at Berghain”, the track that we can premiere today “Sideways” is taken from the EP with the same name (drops December 18th via Youth Control) itself is a hypnotic and pulsating electroindie anthem.
Aron McFaul burst onto the scene with the June release of his magnificent EP “From Love” on West Coast Recordings, on this exclusive mix for us here at Discobelle he continues to showcase his soundscape which is all about warm, funky and soulful vibes of balearic disco, new wave, afrobeat etc. Perfect now that the November cold has been hitting us hard, listen and be transported to the long days of warm weather.
“A couple of tracks i listen to while walking, some I play in the club when I spin records, some I havent heard in a long time but are still very important, some are stupid but cute. Some when loving, some when hating. Some I play very early, some very late and some in the middle of course. Old/new and so on.. But I like them very much and now they are all together in a mix. All Love /Aron”