Say it ain’t so! The team that brought us one of the best nu disco tracks (and cover art) of 2013 with My Body has decided to bring back their slinky bass-laced grooves one more time. Teaming up with the boys at Fool’s Gold Records, Treasure Fingers and The Knocks are giving the exclusive release (and free download) to the Clubhouse dance series. Continuing to bringing the sensual beats to the sunsets and pool parties, the guys ask the quintessential rhetorical question on this one, “Do you want to?” The answer always better be affirmative when referring to these disco dancers. Get down with DYWT this weekend and never be afraid to ask that every so important question when at the club!
2013 has been an amazing year for the EDM industry as a whole, Indie Dance and Nu-Disco are two genres that seem to have truly exploded this year as we witnessed tracks such as Royals and groups like Disclosure reach every radio station and musical outlet around the world. With Daft Punk and Pharrell’s track Get Lucky crushing charts and album sales since its release there is no doubt that EDM skeptics from previous years are finally coming around and truly enjoying these more approachable genres. Clearly there were the obvious five or six tracks from the list below that just couldn’t be left out as they quickly climbed to the top of Billboard’s top 100 list and often remained there for months. Then there was also a new generation of lesser knowns that have truly broken out of their shells and caught the worlds attention this year such as Duke Dumont, Hot Natured, Russ Chimes and many more.
The list below is filled with some of the years most creative and fun tracks, containing uplifting beats sure to get just about any dance floor moving and vocals that even your parents can relate too. We couldn’t be happier with the diversity of this years list it is great to watch as young guns like Anna Lunoe, Amtrac, and Thomas Jack make their way alongside the likes of Daft Punk, Boys Noize and Dillon Francis. With many of these tracks gaining a lot of momentum in the music industry as a whole we are witnessing more and more sold out shows and events and hearing more and more of our favorite artists on all sorts of media outlets be it radio, film, or television, 2013 has truly been a huge year for the Indie Dance and Nu-disco Movement. Have a listen to the tracks below which are in no specific order what so ever, but all of a quality we at MMIBTY carefully deemed as the years best. Be sure to support all the artists on the list and check out the continuos mix below from EASTablished!
Perhaps two of my favorite DJs in dance music stop at Boston’s Royale Nightclub this Thursday as part of the Damage Control World Tour: Mat Zo and Treasure Fingers. Named after and in support of Zo’s new album Damage Control, the 24-date bus tour began on Halloween, runs until December 21, and stops at some of the country’s biggest and best clubs. Damage Control debuted at #1 on the iTunes Dance charts and was #1 on the Billboard Heatseeker/Top New Artist chart during the same week. Zo has always been at the top of my producer and DJ list, noted for his exceptional and unique work over the years. I love Zo’s polished sound in the studio, compiling dance floor gems that sound unlike any other artist’s work. Songs like “Bipolar”, “Mozart”, “Superman”, “Rebound”, and “Pyramid Scheme” are some of my favorite original works in dance music and Zo’s remixes of songs like Empire of the Sun’s “Alive” and Tate & Diamond’s “Electrified” show his ability to think outside the box. And then there are Mat Zo’s live sets and DJ mixes. I’ve always appreciated Zo’s flare for playing his own mashups live that often combine multiple songs that you’d never image pair perfectly together. Mat Zo’s Essential Mix was one of the best I’ve ever heard and managed to span all genres of dance music in rapid-fire fashion.
The Damage Control Tour features multiple supporting artists. Boston is lucky enough to be treated to the Disco stylings of Treasure Fingers this Thursday (check out his latest song with The Knocks, “My Body”). I’ve been listening to Treasure Fingers’ productions, live sets, and mixes over the years and I’m never anything short of impressed. I finally had the chance to see Treasure Fingers throw down a set at the Roseland Ballroom in NYC last year as part of the Electric Zoo after parties. While most of the venue cleared out after Hardwell’s set, a smart couple hundred people hung around for a late-night funky and Disco-infused set that kept us moving til 5am. Treasure Fingers isn’t quite the household name that Mat Zo is, but if you plan on going out this Thursday make sure to get to Royale early to be impressed by his set.
Tickets for the show are still available by clicking HERE. Doors are at 8pm and it’s 18+. I’ve been excited for this one for months and we’re looking forward to seeing everyone there! Check out some selected tunes below.
So, first of all, let’s all have a nice laugh to this awesome photo just to get it out of our systems. Now, remember that perfectly annoying Diplo song “Horsey”? Love it or hate it, if you’re like me, you moved on from it a long time ago. Melbourne disco/house producer Kreap, however, has not. Kreap recently remastered his remix of “Horsey”, originally produced for a remix contest, and has offered up the 320 kbps download up for free through his SoundCloud. Diplo’s track had some nice elements but it was never a track I could stand for more than a minute mixed into a set. Kreap’s take, on the other hand, takes Diplo’s moombahton direction and sets it on a vibe-filled house-y stage, only dropping in parts of the original screeching sound over a swooning and bouncing beat. He also makes better use of the vocals better than Diplo ever did. Now this is a track I could spend some time with. Grab the free DL and kreap around on Kreap’s SoundCloud for some more free gems.
As an extra treat, check out Kreap’s garage-themed remix of Treasure Fingers and The Knocks collab “My Body” below.
Combining the talents of Treasure Fingers and The Knocks is truly a match made in heaven. The upbeat funky bass teamed up with the sexy lyrics chanting about how her “body is burning with desire” is almost to much to take. The fusion of disco and house music has never sounded smoother, or sexier for that matter. The newly formed electronic channel, THUMP is premiering the radio edit of this colossal collaboration today with the original mix dropping next week. There will also be stems for all you eager producers out there to create some fantastic remixes of My Body.
Speaking of remixes, go check out Treasure Fingers’s Soundcloud where he just uploaded every single official remix he has produced! Yes, the current count is at 49, all of which can be download for free. I declare this National Treasure Fingers Day!
Out of the deep blue cloudlesss sky, comes an amazing new single from the under appreciated talent of Treasure Fingers. This guy has been making music for forever, every time he steps into the studio another thousand girls’ panties come off around the world. He is once again coming into the busy season, that is the summer time as he pumps out the disco tunes like no other. His new original “Cloud Life” is no exception as he adds it to the arsenal of funky beats that he will unleash on pool party goers all summer long. Be sure to find him touring this summer, as our experience has proven, you will not regret the time spent dancing with him.