Did I ever tell you guys the story of how The Knocks got their name? Essentially, Ben and James moved into a small flat in New York together. When inspiration would strike, they would do what any producer does and retire to their respective bedroom studios and begin rockin out. And more often than not, eventually one of them would get the typical knocking on the wall from their neighbors. So Ben, or James would then peek into the other’s room and say, “Hey I’m getting the knocks.” Personally I thought that little anecdote was pretty awesome. I know that practically everyone has had that experience, but I think it makes a great artist name and back story.
Well, B-Roc and JPatt are kind enough to release this follow-up B-side from the Comfortable EP cutting room floor. Move Me is a sweet disco club track with big distorted synths and an irresistible funky electro groove. Free to download from one of my fave blogs: thissongissick.com
I fell in love with the funky disco style of The Swiss a few years back when I heard their Bubble Bath single. But other than their Movement series, I didn’t hear much more from these guys. They did put out several remixes for artists like Ladyhawke, Annie, The Holidays, and Headman. But about a year ago they got back to producing original tracks. Fading back and forth between electro disco and dance pop, I’m thankful that they’re latest release is high quality sultry disco funk. “In The City” slows things down quite a bit, but the swagger is totally on point. The five track EP features two remixes, one from Luke Million and another from Adapt or Die as well as two more original tracks. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Luke Million and Tony Mitolo as The Swiss…
In The City drops April 21st on Kitsune. Like The Swiss on facebook.
Lucas Santoni, aka Stolbowslky, is an 18 year old French Art student who began playing guitar at 12 but branched out to learn several instruments. Now he makes his own disco and electro tracks and I totally dig his vibe! His newest track, Retro Viseur is a deep, dark electro builder with epic sweeping synth pads. Reminds me of something from Daft Punk’s earlier work, Electroma-Tron era.
Here’s another really good track which he produced two versions of; the first is much more bass guitar heavy and the second is a little more rhythm guitar and overdriven synth focused.
New Chrome Sparks! It’s a super sweet space disco wrapped up in blankets of magical synths and Alison Valentine’s gorgeous voice.
Seems I picked the perfect day to feature Mr. Fastback. He just sent out this sweet new track for his followers. Hip hop meets disco meets funk meets electro. Mad love here for Fastback.