Here is your top nu-disco / indie dance chart! This is the week of deep dance, deep disco, all things deep! You better be scuba certified. We’re going right to the bottom of the ocean, and dancing our way back to the beach. The key is to get your footwork right, and from there derives everything about an amazing night. It’s all very summery, and so I’m going to title this playlist a moonlit disco dance down at the beach. Big releases, and definitive disco releases are waiting for you in the selections, so I’m done with the introduction, now is the time to dive in and dive deep! Dance delights await!
1. “A Place Called Space” The Juan Maclean, DFA Records
Boosegumps, I got ‘em! The Juan Maclean is back, and dancepunk, proggy goodness is guaranteed to follow. Check out the latest video, it’s retroy and beautiful. I can’t wait for the album!
2. “Darkness” Benoit & Sergio, Visionquest
Groove ridden thrills, vocal samples, searing melodies and pulsing rhythms. These are a few of my favorite things that Benoit & Sergio brings to the table. This is a deep moody groover, so no amateurs allowed.
3. “I Don’t Want (Gemini Love Guitar Mix)” David Martson, Soul Clap Records
David Marston’s music is the result of fusion, it is creolized music, a pastiche of diverse styles. It’s not typically Jamaican, but his approach has been influenced by Jamaican culture. It’s Jamaicalia.
4. “Juno Beach” Paume, Melodic Records
Hot and sweaty, dance floor ready, Paume’s Juno Beach is going to warm your heart and tear you apart. Put this on and go well beyond your wildest dreams.
5. “All Out” Anna Lunoe, Ultra Music
Anna Lunoe goes deep in this tune, but never sacrifices danceability, in fact this tune is way too easy to bust a move to. She’s my pick for one of the top producers of 2014.
6. “All I See” Bondax
I love the water samples in the background, and the crescendo of the whole tune is so good. Clap your hands and welcome Bondax back, the scene has been missing them for a minute.
7. “Here For You ft. Laura Welsh (Deetron Remix)” Gorgon City, Black Butter / Virgin EMI
Deetron goes in on a Gorgon City classic, you can hear his touch, but only to strengthen the whole tune, and it hits so much harder. I love the experimentation in the escalation on this jam, takes it to all of the right places.
8. “Element of Life (Ed’s Dream)” Max Lyazgin & Jazzyfunk, Deepalma Records
If this is Ed’s dream, what is an Ed Nightmare like? I shouldn’t think such negative thoughts… Not when I have some pure sex nu-disco making my life that much better. I love the full stop short breaks, grabs your attention, and commands your focus. The standard is set very high in the nu-disco game with this production, take note and take heed.
9. “You (Lou Van Remix)” Mikita, Sleazy Deep
I can imagine glowfishes grooving and cruising to this tune. It’s deep and funky, got a lot of bounce to it, so press play over and over again, and move to it.
10. “I Love You” Lido, Pelican Fly
Here is an indie dance tune that is chock full of that future R&B vibe. Innovative, romantic, and funky… That bass shreds it! It’s almost got an 90’s r&b feel, but with a very contemporary production sense.
11. “Lett Sommarmat” Ralph Myerz & The Kosmik Diamondz. Paper Recordings
The horn samples win me over, anytime you can capitalize on the strength of a horn section, go with it. You’ll never go wrong. Oh man this is retro goodness.
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