On April 6, Discotexas released the long-awaited remix package to Zimmer’s “Horizontal Disco,” one of the finer nu-disco EPs from last year. As is the case with all things Discotexas, it’s groovy. The standout track is the slowed down and smoothed out Lou Teti remix of “Cruisin.” Because Zimmer’s sound wasn’t sexy enough already, Lou Teti infused what can only be described as an aural Valium. First heard on the Bag Raiders exotic monthly mix, Teti’s remix is a smooth jam. It’s impossible to press play and listen to this song without immediately being transported to a very happy place. Indulge.
Poolside disco/tropical euphoria/horizontal disco at its finest. This remix is all class. The whole remix package is worth picking up, as the remixes from Broke One, Moon Boots, and of course Xinobi are also stand-out efforts. We’ve covered Zimmer’s brilliance before (which is also on display in his live sets–trust me), so let’s get a little more acquainted with one of Brooklyn’s finest: Lou Teti. If there’s a nu-disco artist that has a chance to be this year’s Goldroom, one candidate is Lou Teti (along with our boy Lancelot and Poindexter). Lou Teti, who’s output over the last year or so is vast, has the touch. He knows how to work his synth in the sexy, dreamy waves of lore we so adore.
Uplifting, melodic, and catchy. Like Zimmer, Teti makes music fit for a horizontal romp on the beach. Easy melodies dripping in moisture. Lou Teti’s beats are made for the summer, and should immediately be placed on your Tropical playlists.
I’m frankly surprised Teti’s name and label Tigers on a Leash haven’t popped up more frequently across the bloggosphere. His music really fits the mold as the kind of tropical/happy nu-disco/”90s dance” that is shaping up as a force to be reckoned with (French Express, Gigamesh, etc). And when he got Drop Out Orchestra (fast becoming my favorite producers in the game), to rework one of his tracks, the result is infallible.
Keep an eye out for Lou Teti and his gang of leashed Tigers. They are kindly ferocious. Elegant funk.