Solidisco delivers another fantastic remix, this time for Icona Pop’s ‘Just Another Night.’ Bongos and handclaps and horns, oh my! Magical & majestic tune that just makes you want to get up and move. Great remix from start to finish – a perfect blend of pop and disco going on here. This one ought to carry you right into and through the weekend. You can pick it up on iTunes… and don’t forget, if you’re in San Francisco you can catch Solidisco DJ’ing tonight at DNA Lounge w/ Starfucker & Slaptop.
It is a very special week for us on the East Coast! Binary Records cofounder, Goldroom (Josh Legg), will be performing live in NYC, D.C. and Boston. A truly inspiring icon in the tropical disco scene, the sounds of Goldroom’s oceanic synthesizers and heartwarming vocals are exactly what the East Coast needs to slow down the pace and live in the best moments a little longer. Some opening acts to also look out for include gorgeous remixes from rapidly emerging nu-disco duo Man & Woman, the beautifully relaxing sounds of indie dance band Brett and the powerful synths of hypnotic electropop producer Teeel. Needless to say, this week we will be winding down to a dreamwave of chill-tempos.
From the body-warming tropical sounds of “Galapagos” to a colourful disco remix of classic #French pop favorite “Ella,” there is no doubt that Zimmer’s musical identity truly is diverse as much as it is pure. With a multi-cultural background that fluctuates between the nonchalant California coast and the sophistication of Paris, Zimmer’s music is always an easy listening pleasure infused with a myriad of elegant strings and glossy cymbals. His most recent remix for MØ’s “Don’t Wanna Dance” adds movement and pace to a tune that was originally more slow and steady. While sometimes it is nice to just “wander around in the city [we] know,” it’s summer and there is no moment like the present to pick up speed, spend “time to go digging through town” and meet the ones who are craving to meet you too.
It’s a shame that it’s taken us so long to post ‘Fading’ – a light, bouncy, tropical little gem from LA’s Overjoy. Hoff & Metty, who are fantastic DJs in their own right, started this project almost a year ago, and for their first track they wisely enlisted the lyrical & vocal expertise of Binary alum and current Frogtown frontman Alex Koons (Koonsi). ‘Fading’ is one of those songs that takes you away for the full 4:32 – to a balmy jungle paradise, or maybe a breezy beach, sipping on a sweet coconut beverage. Overjoy are kindly offering this as a free download on their soundcloud, so head over there, grab it and check out some of their more recent tunes.
Next Sunday, June 29th, Binary & Neon Gold are teaming up again for a special Popshop Poolside w/ Zhala + Hendo on the decks at the Skybar pool deck in West Hollywood. Zhala is the first signing to Robyn’s Konichiwa label, and Hendo makes some seriously frothy mixtapes that you should check out (a little disappointed that the song below wasn’t re-titled Luther Vandfroth.) Naturally, this is the official pre-party for the Robyn + Royksopp Do It Again tour stop at the Hollywood Bowl… and while we can’t say for certain, a special guest may swing by to play some tunes at the pool. It’s free w/ RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, so you really have no excuses. See ya there!
While some refer to French Express as a record label, I like to think of them as a collective who are united for the singular purpose of preserving a culture of music lovers that can truly appreciate uplifting tunes. It is especially Moon Boots (1/4 French Express) who always inspires us to think more positively about ourselves. His latest release “Whatever You Need,” reminds us how important it is to always be there for others as much as they are for us (if not more), be they romantic lovers, family, friends, mentors or our local community. On a more personal note, I will never forget Day #1 Coachella 2014, feeling extremely out of my element in a large California desert. Then out of nowhere, the distant echo of Moon Boot’s “Off My Mind” had me sprinting to the Do LaB stage, just to find Moon Boots spinning right alongside Perseus. This was exactly the heartwarming surprise we needed to feel right at home.
This is a pretty special one, and it’s only our second in SF! The Green Room is bringing some serious talent to San Francisco w/ STRFKR, Solidisco, and Slaptop supplying the tunes all night long. Put your dancin’ shoes on, and get to DNA Lounge on June 27th! Oh yeah, and it’s all ages… you can get your tickets right here.