38 posts categorized "discopop"


Introducing: Oliver (U-Tern and Oligee)

You may separately know the names Vaughn “U-Tern” Oliver and Oliver “Oligee” Goldstein, but now you can associate them with one duo-riffic title, simply known as Oliver. Minimalism in names at its finest, and musicality at it's even finer-est.




Follow 'em on twitter @weareoliver, grab their original tracks, All Night (below) and Walk WIth Me (here), or their remix of Don Diablo and Dragonette's Animale.


Each of those options come highly Beaston approved!




mp3: Don Diablo (featuring Dragonette) - Animale (Oliver Remix)

mp3: Oliver - All Night




Jacques Renault - Marilyn's Gold (new song!)

This track is smooth and I wouldn't be mad if it never ended.


Jacques Renault's Marilyn's Gold is out now via Hand of God, and comes with B-side, Pleasure. buy it here.




mp3: Jacques Renault - Marilyns Gold




Aeroplane - Without Lies (Black Van Remix)

Yum yum gimme some. That's the phrase I have repeatedly going through my head after each and every spin of Aeroplane's Without Lies. The smooth and sultry disco tinged track features vocals from Sky Ferreira, and is one of the standout cuts from the formerly Italian/Belgian duo's debut, We Can't Fly. And while Vito has since flown solo, never the mind, because the good tunes keep a'comin'...kind of like with this new single (due out November 15) and it's subsequently stellar package.




Said single gift comes presented with the original, radio edit, instrumental, Black Van and Breakbot remixes, and whilst the latter is still only available to hear in radio rip and/or preview form (and still remains the most salivated over and longed for), it's my distinct pleasure to dose you with the other fix that's just as fine and ever as titillating.


Black Van, show us what you're working with.


Full mix, beasts. Buck a rip.




mp3: Aeroplane - Without Lies (Black Van Remix)





Penguin Prison - Golden Train (new single!)






Penguin Prison's Golden Train will be out on November 22.









Interview: The Aikiu's Kitschy Discopop

Earlier this summer, The Aikiu's debut single, Just Can't Sleep, took up a good portion of my most dedicated listening time, and hell, it's still as great as the first time I'd heard it. But truth be told, not a lot is known about this artist, and with but the one cut to go off of, it's high time to find out what's in store for this lavishly luscious lad's music and what's on deck for him next.




Shall we delve into the brain-pickings of one, Alex Aikiu? Yes, yes we shall.


SB: Describe The Aikiu. I know it's your last name, but if you had to classify "aikiu" as a noun, or a genre of music, what would the definition of it be?
AA: The Aikiu is a phantasmagoria and imaginary entity. It represents also the people working on my project. By adding "the" to Aikiu, I wanted to be quirky, almost kitsch (Like "The Great Gatsby")

SB: Talk about your earliest influences in the musical world. Did you grow up playing instruments, listening to mom and dad's old records, or what sparked the notion that "hey I think I need to be making music."
AA: I've discovered music at the Conservatoire, where I've learned the singing and the piano. At that time studying Chopin, Mozart, Schubert....my first influences. Later, I've discovered pop music with my elder sister. We were sharing the same room, the walls were covered with posters of Madonna, The Cure, AHA, Kim Wilde... Every night she made me learn and sing a new song from one of her idol, otherwise she wouldn't let me sleep. It's at that moment, that I've started to imagine, melodies and music. Prince, Michael Jackson have inspired me a lot.

SB: With all but a debut single and handful of remixes for I Can't Sleep, a good deal of buzz has started to flow throughout blogs and online publications. What's your response to the good dose of praise that you've been given for the material already out there, and how do you follow that up?
AA: I'm very happy but also surprised, because I didn't have much expectation. With my label we just wanted to release a song [in a] fairly low profile manner, unpretentious and without pressure. I'm not taking care of critics, at least for the moment I'm concentrating on finishing the album and the release of the next single, The Red Kiss.

SB: It's been said that there's a certain sense of hedonism in your music. Agree or disagree...and why?
AA: Yes, I wanted to transcribe through Just Can't Sleep a cultural and musical period where people were in search of fun and joy (70s, early 80's). I have an obsession for this period, whether musically or moviewise (Scorsese, De Palma...)

SB: What happens next for The Aikiu? More writing, recording, performing, etc...
AA: We are currently finishing the album, which will be more pop. There will be a tour starting in November with dates in New York, London, Paris, Barcelona, Lisbon... and the release of my next single, due in mid-November on the Kitsuné label.

SB: Alright, quick questions. Pick one of the options...and go!

SB: David Bowie or Giorgio Moroder
AA: David Bowie

SB: Basquiat or Warhol
AA: Both

SB: Steak or Shrimp
AA: Shrimp

SB: NYC or Paris
AA: Both

SB: Computer or TV
AA: Computer

SB: 8-Bit or Vocoder
AA: 8-Bit

SB: ABBA or Adriano Celentano

SB: Lady Gaga or Coco Chanel
AA: Coco Chanel

SB: Spring or Fall
AA: Summer

SB: High Fives or Thumbs Up
AA: Thumbs Up

SB: Radio or Record Player
AA: Record Player


mp3: The Aikiu - Just Cant Sleep (SVNGR Remix)





Jamiroquai's White Knuckle Ride Gets Remixed by Penguin Prison and Monarchy

What a way to start this gorgeous Friday morning! The weather is absolutely bananas beautiful in NYC, and the temperature is starting to rise thanks to two remixes of Jamiroquai's newest cut, White Knuckle Ride. The original song will be included on the band's forthcoming seventh studio album, Rock Dust Light Star, which will see a proper release in November (at least in the UK, while we still await the US out date).



As mentioned, the new song is floating around in a few different iterations, but today, I'm on the edge of my seat with anticipation because I simply cannot wait for you to grab these two fine fixes. Coming courtesy of two of my most favorite "newer-ish" beasts of approval, Penguin Prison and Monarchy handle the remixing reigns, and they do it with class, finesse, and disco pop beats for days.


They are both free for you and me. They are both delicious and yummy. They are the hotness!


Get 'em now!


mp3: Jamiroquai - White Knuckle Ride (Monarchy Remix)

mp3: Jamiroquai - White Knuckle Ride (Penguin Prison Remix)





Recap: Scissor Sisters Get Super Hot, and a Little Sweaty, at Terminal 5

Sporting lots of leather and no lace, Scissor Sisters returned to their hometown of New York City last night, and took Terminal 5 on a tour of their biggest hits, spanning three full-length albums which culminated in their most recent, and strongest, release, Night Work. And work the night, and the stage, they did.


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Starting with the title track from said album, the entrance to the stage proved precisely what was in store for the predominantly male, and seemingly way oversold crowd. Lights, latex and limber moves abounded as Jake Shears and Ana Matronix shared vocal duties over the course of the evening, pairing up for calisthenics during Any Which Way and Whole New Way, the first of which you can catch video of below.


Small players Del Marquis and Baby Daddy take an obvious back seat to the glitz and glamour of the two frontspair, but their musical finessings proved easy to swallow, and ultimately outshone the vocals on a number of the songs. Crowd energy hit a peaked high when the troupe launched into debut hit, Take Your Mama Out, after Ana and Co. dedicated it to all the families, including their own, in the audience.


Working the night in the most sensual way, Scissor Sisters were welcomed back home with wide open, and spirited arms.


View full set of images from the show here. Video of Any Which Way is below a few choice pictures and the set list.


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Night Work
Any Which Way
She’s My Man
Something Like This
Whole New Way
Tits on the Radio
Harder You Get
Running Out
Take Your Mama
Kiss You Off
I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’
Skin Tight
Skin This Cat
Fire With Fire
Paul McCartney
Night Life

Comfortably Numb
Invisible Light
Filthy Gorgeous



mp3: Scissor Sisters - Any Which Way (7th Heaven Club Mix) 



Donna Summer - To Paris With Love (new single!)

Oh honey children, I am not opposed to getting down to some rad new glittery rubs courtesy of the mirror-ball queen, Donna Summer. The breathy-vocalist is back after a short hiatus since her 2008 album, Crayons, and new single, To Paris With Love, is hot on the upswing of disco lounge sultriness. The song has just come out and can be purchased here. Approved!



On her latest single To Paris With Love, Donna brings to life the feelings, the passions, the love affair she has for the the City of Lights, the dazzling world capital of romance, culture, fashion and style.   Audiences will be taken on a musical journey into the seductive sounds and flavors of that versatile and ever-evolving city, Paris. With this track, Donna has returned to the influences that have helped shape her career, which began in Europe and where she has always felt at home.  "I wanted to give my fans something special and exciting for the summer, and I couldn’t think of a better theme than the glamour and allure of Paris," says Donna. "I want people to feel transported, whether they're listening on the dance floors of Ibiza or on their headphones at work.  The idea is to let them escape into that magic world."


Her voice and lyrics echo the warm hazy feeling that can always be found in her music, so as she sings, "If you're looking for love, then you've got to go to Paris", you'll go right there with her.


To Paris With Love is co-written by Donna and Bruce Roberts, and is produced by Peter Stengaard. Remixers include: Wictor Mysliwiec and Michal Bojanowic (WAWA), Eddie Amador, Craig Christensen, Jonathan Mendelsohn, DJ DLG and Automatic Panic. (via)


mp3: Donna Summer - To Paris With Love (WAWA Radio Edit)

mp3: Donna Summer - To Paris With Love



Sandi Sirocco - Dancing Dancing Dancing Dancing

Most perfect song name...ever! I love this song. I love this video.

Sandi Sirocco, thanks for the decadent radness.



mp3: Sandi Sirocco - Dancing Dancing Dancing Dancing



Miami Horror to Release Debut Album, Illumination, on August 20

Electro-house disco-pop throwback-heads rejoice...Melbourne's Miami Horror are releasing their debut album, Illlumination, on August 20 via Virgin. Long a staple of disc-spinners whence the Braxe/Falke production quota was at a feverish high two years ago, the Aussie foursome are now prepped and primed to unleash their original productions, and boy are we ever ready.




In April, the blokes released the first single, Moon Theory, and subsequently followed the release of the track with their same-named tour across their homeland. US dates are popping up as we speak, and they'll climb behind the decks at Webster Hall on September 10. Info here.


Alternately, this post was almost serviced as an introduction to the velvet-voiced Kimbra, who appears on the MH song, I Look To You, which serves as the album's second official single. You're getting it for freezies below, but definitely check out the solo work of the New Zealand singer too. Stellar!


Get in on the track list (which comes with a bonus disc of fine fixes). Buy Illumination here.


Infinite Canyons
I Look to You
Moon Theory
Imagination (I Want You To Know)
Grand Illusion
Soft Light

Remix Disc
Don't Be On With Her (Treasure Fingers Remix)
Make You Mine (Fred Falke Remix)
Sometimes (Hook'n'Sling Remix)
Moon Theory (Sam La More Remix)
Make You Mine (Death Metal Disco Scene Remix)
Sometimes (G.L.O.V.E.S. Remix)
Moon Theory (Baby Monster Remix)
Sometimes (Shazam Remix)
Moon Theory (Punks Jump Up Remix)
Moon Theory (YACHT Remix)





mp3: Miami Horror (featuring Kimbra) - I Look To You



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