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Brooklyn-Based Alchemical Disco Re-Ignited The Fire Of Blondie’s Atomic

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atomic“Atomic” is the debut release from Brooklyn-based DJ/production duo Alchemical Disco (Ayesha Adamo and Lucius von Wahnfried), as well as the debut release on their new imprint, Newroz Recordings. This revival of Blondie’s classic began with a single question: what would it sound like if Giorgio Moroder had produced this song? With that concept as the catalyst, Alchemical Disco set out to reinvent Blondie’s punk/new wave hit by adding a late 1970’s Italo disco flavor to their all new sonic elements.

Ayesha Adamo: “The thing is, we both first heard “Atomic” in the movie Trainspotting, and then discovered Blondie’s original version. This was long before Alchemical Disco—long before I ever met Lucius. I was too young to go to clubs, and dance music was still underground in the US, but that was the movie that introduced me to it and eventually gave me the idea that I could be a DJ. Of course, the Blondie original is a classic, so we wanted to do it justice and go all the way. We’ve got 30-stack vocals going on at some points. It’s pretty epic, which is fitting: Atomic is that explosive love thing that you feel on the dancefloor like it might be the last night of your life. It should go all the way.”

Nearly all of the sounds on this release have been created using self-built analog modular synthesizers soldered by Lucius himself, and custom designed to give that fat, organic sound. Additionally, the duo’s choirs of polyphonic vocals, guitar, and occasional live drums and bass all help to maintain the live rock feel that the song deserves, as well as confirm Alchemical Disco’s unique ability to perform not only as producer/DJs, but also as a band.

Additionally, this release features individual remixes from Ayesha and Lucius. The Ayesha Adamo Remix takes things underground, combining militaristic tech drums, sexy serpentine basslines, and a bit of acid for good measure, all interwoven about stunningly stripped down vocals. The Lucius von Wahnfried Remix matches stadium crushing EDM style with classic analog synth sounds, creating tastefully epic drops that won’t exhaust the ears. And you can also thank Mr. von Wahnfried for the impressive cover art. This duo does it all.

Marrying the past with the future, musically and otherwise, Alchemical Disco’s emergence in today’s climate of male-dominated dance music is not unlike Blondie’s presence in the similarly male-dominated punk/new wave scene of the 1970’s. By taking a place in the family tree that grew distinctively New York artists like Blondie, Alchemical Disco brings it back to the city that never sleeps, expressing the life, subculture and spirit of their own New York through music.

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The Most Epic Cover Of Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love” Sung By Sam Smith

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The Most Epic Cover Of Donna Summer's "I Feel Love" Sung By Sam Smith
“I Feel Love”
is one of those timeless Disco hits that never goes out of fashion at the clubs. If Donna Summer were alive today, she would be proud of Sam Smith‘s epic cover. The popular British singer joined forces with Disclosure‘s Guy Lawrence to create a modern version that is as fantastic as the original. Singing in falsetto like the Bee Gees is not an easy task at all. However, Smith shows off his vocal power and versatility with the proper technique. In the past, Madonna also did a good cover of “I Feel Love”, nevertheless, this one literally shines like a mirror Disco ball. Do you agree?…

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Italo Disco Is Back Thanks To Adana Twins’ Newest Hit “My Computer”

You may wonder why “My Computer” by Adana Twins is so fuckin’ addictive. Sure enough, this fantastic hit is inspired by vintage basslines and snappy percussion.

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You may wonder why “My Computer” by Adana Twins is so fuckin’ addictive. Sure enough, this fantastic hit is inspired by vintage basslines and snappy percussion. Perhaps, the duo’s new sonic direction will influence other producers to bring back Italo Disco. Best of all, the use of vocoders is really heavy on this track, which reminds me a bit of Daft Punk and Kraftwerk. With the help of Glowal, these guys make joint efforts to achieve something memorable. Moreover, the clip directed by Selam X will transport you to a pretty odd digital world. Overall, it’s fun to watch. 😁

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67-Year-Old Disco Pioneer Cerrone Warns Us About “The Impact” Of Global Warming

I truly believe in the devastating effects of global warming as does Disco pioneer Cerrone.

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I truly believe in the devastating effects of global warming as does Disco pioneer Cerrone. Interestingly, this month he dropped a music video for his new single “The Impact”. Sure enough, this clip contains a message raising awareness through atmospheric synths sounds + post-apocalyptic scenes. Above all, there’s a kind of magic in his melodies as it produces a whole bunch of tension into your ears, which resonates with the concept of his track.

On the other hand, it features some powerful lines of a speech by Jane Goodall, the famous British anthropologist who is now working for the preservation of the environment with her foundation. In my opinion, you don’t have to be a scientist in order to save the planet. Actually, everyone must assume the mission of protecting our planet to have no regrets in the future.

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New Video Alert: Peggy Gou – Starry Night

Without a doubt, Peggy Gou is the most popular female DJ & Producer from South Korea. The good news here lies in the fact that she released the music video for her #1 hit “Starry Night”.

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Without a doubt, Peggy Gou is the most popular female DJ & Producer from South Korea. The good news here lies in the fact that she released the music video for her #1 hit “Starry Night”. The dreamy visuals shine a light on the enigmatic Asian culture.  Prepare yourself to see some peculiar scenes, which range from martial arts to wonderful landscapes. In addition, there’s a touch of fantasy that makes it visually irresistible for all of us. Certainly, Disco music is her forte and I hope she pursues this style in the future. Directed by Jonas Lindstroem, I would dare to say “Starry Night” is accompanied by one of the best videos of 2019.

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Prepare Yourself For Funkyness! Purple Disco Machine Puts Out “Emotion”

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Tino Piontek is best known for his alias Purple Disco Machine. He came into the spotlight in 2013 with his biggest hit to date, “My House”. Six years have gone by, and this creative Producer is topping again the charts with “Emotion”. So, prepare yourself for real funkyness. Despite the animated visuals below look cheap, the tune is truly AMAZING. The energy of his Disco productions is so high you can reach nirvana at the club or even on any dancefloor. Take a listen right here and tell your friends about this upbeat gem!

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