Listening and looking at Sally Shapiro is like doing two different things at once.
Let’s break things down, get to the nitty gritty. Sally Shapiro is a duo from Sweden which consists of a Sally Shapiroand a Johan Agebjörn on the synths. Heavily influenced by 80′s italo-disco (which I applaude), the two have been putting out glittery music together for years although the wonderful female vocalist still prefers to play under the anonymous moniker, Sally Shapiro. What I think attracts many people to this woman is her obvious shyness to the industry, it almost works in her favor. Not thrilled with being on a stage somewhere and certainly not on anyone else’s timeline is actually more appealing in my mind.
Over the past four or so years Jónó Mí Ló of Daytime Television and Sean Bowie of Teams have been collaborating on and off under their Teamm Jordan moniker. They have released a few tracks here and there but finally, seemingly out of no where (for me at least) the boys dropped a full length LP cassette titled Champion via Orange Milk Records. The release is full of sample heavy, future noise, screwed and slowed disco funk, occasionally beach-y, sex jams for your mind and soul. Lots of solid sounds on here and the artwork (above), which was a collab between Jónó and a feller over at Orange Milk is dope as hell.
Head over here and grab the tape before it’s gone and listen to the full thang thang below while you type in your billing and mailing address
Afrobeta’s heavy dance sound will have you moving in just moments especially in their newest single, “Love Is Magic (DiscoTech Extended Remix).” The synths and bass come alive while this Miami duo works away at creating some serious electronic funk.
Meet Breakbot, otherwise known as Thibaut Berland, a smooth French producer and DJ who’s doing his part to keep the disco/electro scene alive. I don’t know too much about him but one thing is clear, this man can enhance any track with his midas touch of a remix. Check out a dash of his work below, I think he’s going to throw on one massive dance party at Coachella this year.
Winter is a bad time of year. Even wild cats get depressed. I haven’t felt like Pregaming or partying. I changed my diet and now I feel more energized. I was eating only catnip before, but now I take in more salmon so my vitamin D levels are higher. Vitamin D is now considered an important part of pregaming.
#PumaNutrition #PumaDiet #PumaFitness Vitamin D has made me feel great. Feeling great makes me feel lucky. I feel lucky in the winter. I feel lucky independent of the date. Lucky on this date. Lucky Date 36 Dance Tracks. Party to Lucky Date. Pregame to Lucky Date!
Perseus dropped the Russian Girlfriends EP last month and it’s perfectly executed tracks of samples thick with electronic textures with just enough glitch to keep your attention and your body moving. Simply put, it’s music that’s sexy as hell. My favorite, “Running Back To You.”
Arrete (French for stop or order or something like that) hails from Knoxville, Tennessee and brings that disco-electro-funky goodness. Oddly enough (or maybe not?) Arrete’s sound reminds me quite a bit of fellow Knoxville native Brandon Biondo aka WALSH. A lot of his songs have that throwback cinematic 80′s feel to them. Pretty cool stuff that I happen to enjoy, so I thought I’d share.
Sunlight – Bag Raiders Australia’s Bag Raiders will always have me searching for the dance floor. It’s those disco elements the duo brings back to life in their music that really gets me floored. I just don’t think you can not move to this song, go ahead..try.
Ridge – Joywave I’m pretty sure these guys dominated this blog a couple of months back with the release of 77777, and now they’re sure to do it again with this brand new track. The heavy percussion gives the song an R&B feel fused with some electro, especially with the breakdown midway with the echoing sentiment, “she’s ready to go.” Commence loop.
Amplify – ArpLine I absolutely love slow burners and here’s a perfect example. Sometimes I need songs to build, gradually layer and cultivate into beautiful things. I don’t think I have to say that fine music has been booming out of Brooklyn lately and ArpLine are proving just that with their recent May release of Travel Book. Take a listen and name your price over at their bandcamp page.
The Harvest – Teen Daze This last one may throw you off, it quickly slows you down but life is all about balance right? Right. It’s a more ethereal and chillwave sound. Like the way most of his music does, the song lays out more like an aural journey then a typical, structured piece. Let it flow and develop all out in front of you like an open roadway. Teen Daze is always in production mode, as he just released his Tour EP which you can listen/buy here.