new nu disco 2020

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i'm having trouble finding good nu disco. for reference stuff on par with this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyvw5jNS2GY

i like vocals but get a little tired of glitterbox type stuff, find it to be dumbed down sonically. never cared much for joey negro.

loved this one - horse meat disco ft. kathy sledge - "falling deep in love" - great chorus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApOa0Eh_PtE

what should i check out?

carin' (map), Saturday, 11 July 2020 02:31 (one year ago) link

Check out some old disco you haven't heard yet.

everything, Saturday, 11 July 2020 03:11 (one year ago) link

the Glitterbox compilations are so weird because I'll see stuff on them I like and think: well, the rest of the stuff I don't know must be good because what I do know here is excellent; and then I'll find the stuff I'm not already familiar with is really drab tech-house.

When Tim Sweeney plays himself on Beats In Space without a guest there's always a good bit of new nu disco.

boxedjoy, Saturday, 11 July 2020 08:54 (one year ago) link

Recommending nu-disco while swerving Glitterbox and Joey Negro is kinda tricky. My current favourite is The Shapeshifters ft Billy Porter "Finally Ready"... which is, er, on Glitterbox.

mike t-diva, Saturday, 11 July 2020 12:18 (one year ago) link

Check out some old disco you haven't heard yet.

― everything, Saturday, July 11, 2020 4:11 AM (thirteen hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

Just for your personal information I’ve spent 5 years checking out old disco I haven’t heard yet. But I’d love to hear about any of your favorites post-2000.

carin' (map), Saturday, 11 July 2020 16:40 (one year ago) link

Xp hey thanks mike. I actually like glitterbox but i’m just finding it a little intimidating to comb through all the stuff they’ve released over the past few years lol. I’ll check that one out.

carin' (map), Saturday, 11 July 2020 16:43 (one year ago) link

Joey negro edits leave me non-plussed more often than not but i love some of the comps he’s put out espesh the italian ones.

carin' (map), Saturday, 11 July 2020 16:46 (one year ago) link

Xposts to boxedjoy that’s exactly my experience! Tim sweeney is a good call

carin' (map), Saturday, 11 July 2020 16:47 (one year ago) link

v chimed in via fb with a new space-disco chicken lips thing, got me going thru chicken lips remixes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s80sNI9j4QE

carin' (map), Saturday, 11 July 2020 17:27 (one year ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zS98f4cxclw

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Saturday, 11 July 2020 18:17 (one year ago) link

those are gorgeous

carin' (map), Saturday, 11 July 2020 18:35 (one year ago) link

The Juan Maclean disco EP from last year: https://g.co/kgs/dNmh7U

seandalai, Sunday, 12 July 2020 22:36 (one year ago) link

ty, don't know how i missed that one

carin' (map), Sunday, 12 July 2020 23:09 (one year ago) link

I know - passed me by too! I only found out about it while looking up The Spinners on whosampled.com

seandalai, Monday, 13 July 2020 00:36 (one year ago) link

this is nice, always liked jkriv edits. don't even know where to start with razor n tape though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=162&v=jOeAJdEx2JE&feature=emb_title

carin' (map), Monday, 13 July 2020 02:04 (one year ago) link

part of the difficulty is tasteful balanced sounds building over 32 bar sections to a few vocal samples only does so much for me... i feel like a lot of disco remixers / editors rely on that. i need a persona / something interesting going on in the lyrics department, or like a looseness / aliveness, someone playing a jazzy solo in real time. static 32 bar loops = snoozeville = i just zone out. i hate hearing that kind of music on a dance floor. i appreciate the chicken lips stuff because it's kinda loose and improv-y, sounds like they're editing down live jams.

carin' (map), Monday, 13 July 2020 02:10 (one year ago) link

i went back through my reflex edits.. that guy knows how to mix a sweet-sounding edit + he has a great sense of phrasing that usually avoids the static loop for 32 bars thing. i do wish he went a little further out there with weirder selections but i mean you can't get any better as far as 'classy, crowd-pleasing' goes.

carin' (map), Monday, 13 July 2020 02:14 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

andrew weatherall - unknown plunderer (manfredas remix)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjoTsBMSKdI

dude

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Monday, 27 July 2020 19:50 (one year ago) link

y'all, the new Honey Dijon tracks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XULoHyXfVXk

and a second single on Bandcamp: https://honeydijon.bandcamp.com/album/la-femme-fantastique-extended-mix

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Saturday, 1 August 2020 01:48 (one year ago) link

Just realized this is more house than nu-disco but you know what? I think the nu-disco crowd will appreciate it anyway so fuck it

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Saturday, 1 August 2020 01:49 (one year ago) link

oh yeah i am all about good honey dijon remixes. they sound fkin amazing on a big system.

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Friday, 7 August 2020 17:10 (one year ago) link

dj harvey putting all the locussolus stuff on bandcamp. fuck there is some good stuff in there.

https://harvey.dj/album/locussolus-expanded

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Friday, 7 August 2020 17:11 (one year ago) link

the andrew weatherall remix of gunship is glorious

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Friday, 7 August 2020 17:13 (one year ago) link

next to you is the one imo

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Friday, 7 August 2020 17:48 (one year ago) link

and the full length emperor machine version of little boots is perfect for when you need to step away to get a drink and pee and read a short story or what have you

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Friday, 7 August 2020 17:53 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

is this too basic for this thread, I can’t get it out of my head

(flamingo pier - indigo)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AT0oHfHq0A

brimstead, Tuesday, 3 November 2020 18:15 (eleven months ago) link

yeah sorry about about that, don’t know where else to go. maybe rolling wack slicked back shopping at Target 2020

brimstead, Tuesday, 3 November 2020 18:17 (eleven months ago) link

no way that's sick

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Tuesday, 3 November 2020 18:19 (eleven months ago) link

rolling wack slicked back shopping at target 2020 was kind of what i had in mind for this thread tbh

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Tuesday, 3 November 2020 18:20 (eleven months ago) link

awes <3

brimstead, Tuesday, 3 November 2020 18:20 (eleven months ago) link

their ep from last year was great as well

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Tuesday, 3 November 2020 19:50 (eleven months ago) link

one month passes...

maaaw love is for real

https://wolfram.bandcamp.com/album/my-love-is-for-real-feat-haddaway

ffolkes (map), Monday, 28 December 2020 19:22 (nine months ago) link

two months pass...

i ended up making a kind of new nu disco mix last year but ended up leaving off 'murphy's law' which idk why i did that. the cosmodelica remix is still so good you guys.

i'm gonna buy a bunch of glitterbox type stuff and inaugurate the arrival of my new pioneer controller and stuff with a little house party in may after everyone's vaccinated.

i didn't see fiorious doing like a sylvester thing but this is pretty hot imo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USdZq9CTnrE

John Cooper of Christian rock band Skillet (map), Friday, 26 March 2021 18:26 (six months ago) link

share that mix!

boxedjoy, Friday, 26 March 2021 22:35 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

wasn't keeping up on the reflex, sublime stuff as always

Mousse T. feat. Sharon Phillips - Maybe in May (The Reflex Revision)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kC7BQ9GyoTg

Linda and Jodie Rocco (map), Tuesday, 25 May 2021 15:25 (four months ago) link

Shuya Okino ft Navasha Daya - Still In Love [The Reflex Revision] GLITTERBOX

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANqxTnVhEeE

Linda and Jodie Rocco (map), Tuesday, 25 May 2021 15:26 (four months ago) link

Those are great!

DJI, Tuesday, 25 May 2021 18:05 (four months ago) link

three months pass...

posted this on the bandcamp thread but might be of interest here

https://discoscapablanca.com/album/lee-douglas-edits-2000-2015-vol-1-2
https://discoscapablanca.com/album/lee-douglas-edits-2000-2015-vol-2

lee douglas edits for sale for 24 hours only due to "questionable ownership"

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Saturday, 4 September 2021 18:52 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

this is gorgeous, perfect, an absolute tear-jerker

Dimitri From Paris x Fiorious - Music Saved My Life (Marshall Jefferson Extended Remix)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2O66jCU-ckc

Linda and Jodie Rocco (map), Wednesday, 29 September 2021 20:30 (three weeks ago) link

also, chrissy is gold

Chrissy - We Ain't Goin Nowhere (Pontchartrain Remix)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5TXKftt9Is

Linda and Jodie Rocco (map), Wednesday, 29 September 2021 20:36 (three weeks ago) link

Does anyone else find it a little weird that Chrissy seemingly disavowed his early '10s footwork persona and fully pivoted to house/disco? I guess it happens in dance music all the time, idk.

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 29 September 2021 20:49 (three weeks ago) link

i would find it weird to care tbh

Linda and Jodie Rocco (map), Wednesday, 29 September 2021 20:57 (three weeks ago) link

Sure, people can do what they want. I know having different aliases for different genres used to be more common, less so in the social media era maybe? I was just surprised to see "Chrissy (house/disco)" on a flyer and was like "wait, isn't that Chrissy Murderbot?"

It's probably my own deal, I should have re-branded at some point but went with a big confusing discography instead.

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 29 September 2021 21:18 (three weeks ago) link

yeah I’m a total loser about this stuff, like I’m always a little deflated when some cool underground mysterious producer putting out hand stamped 12”s or lofi house cassettes turns out to have made their mark doing om records style future jazz for lobbies in the 90s or whatever lol

brimstead, Wednesday, 29 September 2021 21:33 (three weeks ago) link

It makes sense because house is the one true form of dance music. ;)

DJI, Wednesday, 29 September 2021 22:10 (three weeks ago) link

I don't think it's that strange - dance music is singles-driven and lives in mixes and sets more than albums, and so a track is always in conversation with the music around it more so than other genres. It makes sense to me that dance music producers - and listeners - have wildly diffuse tastes as the way dance music is meant to be listened to, it encourages the dots to be joined in different ways.

boxedjoy, Wednesday, 29 September 2021 22:23 (three weeks ago) link

i agree with that.

honestly i didn't know chrissy did footwork. i know he does lots of fast rave tracks. t's probably a dumb reason but i never go faster than 130 bpm or so because i start finding it hard to dance to myself. his disco/house stuff came to my attention years 'too late' because i live in a podunk-ass place but i like that they are dynamic, fun tracks with a light touch and usually some kind of vocal hook.

i'm very averse to this situation we're somehow in where every microgenre of party music has walls up guarding it from every other microgenre of party music. i find it a real buzzkill when producers or djs get really into talking about what microgenre they're into now that 'tech house' is suddenly passe or whatever. zzzz, usually another new flavor of boring. i mean the good stuff is sprinkled (very lightly) throughout. ihe folks i want to connect with just know a good or interesting song or track or edit or whatever you want to call it when they hear it / move to it.

Linda and Jodie Rocco (map), Wednesday, 29 September 2021 22:48 (three weeks ago) link

anyway that marshall jefferson remix is probably not to some more discerning tastes on this board but it will probably be in my top 10 tracks of the year, an exquisite bawling-on-the-dance-floor barnstormer.

Linda and Jodie Rocco (map), Wednesday, 29 September 2021 22:53 (three weeks ago) link

http://yearofmixtapes.blogspot.com/

Chrissy did this too and it feels like the kind of project that a few folk round here would have made just as good an attempt at.

boxedjoy, Wednesday, 29 September 2021 23:00 (three weeks ago) link

wow dang, ijust looking at a project like that makes me feel very tired lmao.

Linda and Jodie Rocco (map), Wednesday, 29 September 2021 23:06 (three weeks ago) link

That boogie mix sounds pretty ace so far. But only one song from 1980 and nothing after that? I was under the impression boogie was more of an 80s thing.

recovering internet addict/shitposter (viborg), Thursday, 30 September 2021 17:56 (two weeks ago) link

Yeah obviously he's gone deep on lots of different genres of dance music, I really enjoyed some of those mixes at the time. I guess it smacked of trend-hopping to me given the prominence of footwork vs house/disco during those years, but that's probably unfair. I know from experience that it can be a natural shift based on what you're hearing, what your friends are making/playing, etc.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 30 September 2021 18:18 (two weeks ago) link

yeah it's true. there's also this huge messy thing of being a white man making music with black roots. it seems like he's been reasonably above-ground about that.

from 2014

noo - no more

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IYX0vyXmU8

Linda and Jodie Rocco (map), Tuesday, 5 October 2021 17:25 (two weeks ago) link

and of course this banger

noo - must be the music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EH2rT3ZVOCs

Linda and Jodie Rocco (map), Tuesday, 5 October 2021 17:30 (two weeks ago) link

crossposting this from the maurice fulton thread because it deserves more love

i think he probably edited this straight to tape or something with no computer inovolved because the grid is a total mess lol.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLes4GiIzy4

Linda and Jodie Rocco (map), Sunday, 10 October 2021 16:45 (one week ago) link


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