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Roisto – Apart In Love



Following on from the innovative video for TJH87‘s ‘Good Life‘ Feat. Gamble & Burke, is Youth Control‘s next release;  ‘Apart In Love’ by Finnish producer Roisto.

An electronic creature by nature, Roisto hides away in the dark forests of northernmost Finland. Despite Roisto meaning ‘villain’ in Finnish, the only evil deed carried out by this producer is creating his own stylist brand of disco in his studio and taking inspiration from old analog synths, tape machines, and 12” disco records.

You wouldn’t be blamed for thinking Roisto hails from France. ‘Apart In Love’ is so nu-disco, it conjures up images of a younger Daft Punk dancing in the streets of Paris with Chromeo and Chic as backing dancers.

Pre-order the EP on iTunes here.

Sounds like: TJH87, Chromeo, Daft Punk, The Ugly Club, 8th Grader, PWNDTIAC, Phoenix, Holy Ghost!, Ghost Beach, Cut Copy, Chic, Michael Jackson, Armand Van Helden

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OK Go – I Won’t Let You Down

OK Go - I Won't Let You Down

OK Go – I Won’t Let You Down

OK Go is back and this time with a mesmerising video for nu-disco track ‘I Won’t Let You Down’.

It’s hard not to be distracted from the song with a video as impressive as this. The video is directed by Japanese Morihiro Harano and choreographed by Airman, and was filmed using a special drone at half speed.

Have a watch below and see if you agree that the band’s talents clearly stretch into video making as well as music making.

The track is taken from the album ‘Hungry Ghosts’ and is available in North America on iTunes.

Sounds like: Phoenix, Chromeo, 8th Grader, Passion Pit

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Ji Nilsson – Heartbreakfree

Ji Nilsson

Ji Nilsson

We freely admit that we are a bit late on this one.

Swedish Ji Nilsson released ‘Heartbreakfree’ back in April but it wasn’t until now that we found about her via the recent Keljet remix of the track.

The track is about slamming on the breaks in a relationship before it goes past the friendship stage; remaining heartbreak free. Pretty wise if you ask us!

And here’s the awesome Keljet remix of the track:

Sounds like: Noosa, Keljet, Marlene, Indiana, Brick & Lace, Robyn

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TJH87 – Good Life Feat. Gamble & Burke

TJH87 Good Life Feat Gamble & Burke

TJH87 Good Life Feat Gamble & Burke

TJH87 is a Finnish electronic music duo consisting of Timo Juuti and Hector 87. The duo has teamed up with Los Angeles Gamble & Burke for feel good nu-disco track ‘Good Life’.

The awesome video follows a character scrolling through records trying to find ‘Good Life’. The record titles also list out the ‘Good Life’ lyrics. Clever.

A full list of every record title in the video is available on TJH87’s facebook page.

Sounds like: Gamble & Burke, Chromeo, 8th Grader, Daft Punk, Justice,

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Cannons – Touch



Cannons is a newly-formed indietronica band from Los Angeles, comprised of three musicians; lead singer Michelle Joy, lead guitarist Ryan Clapham, and Paul Davis on drums and keys.

Listed in the ‘nu-disco’ category, every track on their Soundcloud is powerful and melodic.

New track ‘Touch’ may be super chilled, but it still retains an organic house vibe.

Sounds like: Chela, Goldroom, RAC, BLSHS, Daft Punk, Roosevelt, Palmedo, Broods, Prinze George, Pistol Shrimp

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PWNDTIAC by Sascha Bente

PWNDTIAC by Sascha Bente

We absolutely crave the music produced by this German musketeer, PWNDTIAC. Describing himself on his facebook page as “The PWNDTIAC cruises around with heavy basslines, crispy drumsets and cheesy synths. Nothing new so far, yet there is something about it… and you won’t be able to find out until you hop on for a ride, bitch!”

And that is exactly what Indietronica has done…as have a few others including Aeroplane who has included ‘Hey Girl’ on his ‘Not-So-Monthly Mix July 2014‘.

The video follows Maike Mohr and Tessa Achtermann looking very cool dancing around a city. The track is nu-disco at it’s finest and we especially love the deep sax interlude mixed in with the early 80’s bassline.

The EP was released on 30 June via We Love This Rec and includes a just as infectious track called ‘Ready’ feat digitalfoxglove, as well as remixes by Justin Faust and Douze. You can buy the ‘Hey Girl EP’ here.

Sounds like: Ronika, Aeroplane, Prince, Harts, Blondie, Chromeo, Daft Punk, Justice, Ballet School, Bananarama

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