YDH2S Newsletter - Mar. 28

You Don't Have to Settle

Well we nearly missed March but we’re squeaking in by the skin of our teeth! We’ve got tons of great dance parties to tell you about so without further ado…

This newsletter will be published as a fancy email as well as on our Tumblr. The Tumblr will be updated as things progress, so it’s always the most current. You can subscribe to the newsletter, follow us on Twitter, and follow us on Tumblr (or just read about it there, eschewing the mere idea of subscriptions. Faugh!).

UPCOMING PARTIES

March
Fri. 3/28 - Head On: Michael Jackson vs Daft Punk @ the Bell House

April
Fri. 4/11 - Head On: 120 Minutes vs the Grind @ Littlefield
Sat. 4/19 - Feeling Gloomy Goes Britpop Crazy @ the Grand Victory

Upcoming
Sat. 5/17 - Feeling Gloomy’s Bill Murray Extravaganza @ the Grand Victory

Head On: Michael Jackson vs Daft Punk

HEAD ON: MICHAEL JACKSON vs DAFT PUNK

We’ve been dying to do a Head On with Michael Jackson for ages. We’ve been dying to do a Head On with Daft Punk for ages. Problem is, no one we could think of could really stand up to Michael Jackson. Or Daft Punk. Except… I think you see where we’re going with this?

Juggernaut vs juggernaut. Behemoth vs behemoth. Godzilla vs. King Kong. Who the eff is going to win? We have no idea. All that we know is we’re going to have an amazing time figuring it out. Since it’s going to be so epic, we’re going to double the length of the contest to a full hour, so from midnight to 1am we’ll be going back to back Michael Jackson vs Daft Punk. Seriously, this will be a battle for the ages.

Head On
w/residents Spoolwork & Brian Blackout
Friday Mar. 28 @ the Bell House front room
149 Seventh Street, Gowanus, Bk
F/G/R to 4th-9th
10:00 p.m. - late
no cover
Facebook Event
Head On FB page
Head On Twitter

Head On: Love vs Lust

HEAD ON: 120 MINUTES vs THE GRIND

SPRING BREAK 2014 Y’ALL! Ok so maybe we’re not going to have a beach party over by the Gowanus Canal, but we can remember our misspent youth glued to MTV’s ridiculous party-centric Spring Break programming year in year out. Bikini-clad dancers at the Grind elbowed for airtime with Radiohead and the Flaming Lips. So, we decided it was the perfect time to pay attention to the yin and the yang of our times growing up. 120 Minutes, the show so cool that MTV would only let it happen after midnight on a Sunday, vs. the Grind, a show you couldn’t avoid watching no matter how hard you tried.

So we’re going to see which makes a better dance party: cheesy house music or leftfield indie rock. They were battling for your attention in the 90s so why shouldn’t they do battle now? At midnight we’ll pit the two of them against one another and watch the sparks fly. We’re charging a $5 cover, but we’ll have an RSVP for our mailing list members to get in for free.

Head On
w/residents Spoolwork & Brian Blackout
Friday Apr. 11 @ Littlefield
622 Degraw St, Gowanus, Bk
R to Union - F/G to Bergen
10:00 p.m. - late
$5 cover
Facebook event
Head On FB page
Head On Twitter

The Rebound Ball

FEELING GLOOMY goes BRITPOP CRAZY

Wanna hear something crazy? Twenty years ago this April, both Blur’s Parklife and Pulp’s His n’ Hers were released. Twenty years! Well, we had been thinking that we should do a Blur night, then we thought we should do a Pulp night, then we couldn’t make up our minds and asked you guys. Sensibly, you all said why pick? Just do both! So we’re just going to celebrate ALL of our favorite birtpop, eff anniversaries.

So mark an X on your calendar for April 19th and we’ll have some surprises ready for you when you check back here. That and the Brothers Gloom will play all of the gloomiest (and probably some of the less gloomy) britpop anthems for you to dance to.

Feeling Gloomy Goes Britpop Crazy
w/DJs Gordon & Nathaniel Gloom
Saturday, Apr. 19 @ the Grand Victory
245 Grand St, Williamsburg
L/G to Metropolitan
$4 advance / $6 at the door
Facebook event
Feeling Gloomy NYC FB Group
The Brothers Gloom on Twitter

→ 3 weeks ago

Running Back - the Dead Rose Music Company

Holy shit is this new track from the Dead Rose Music Company a monster. The thing I love about this one is that is the way it builds and grows. At the outset it’s a little more on the restful side of the energy meter, but without going the route of cheesy drops it quickly starts a nice pattern of building up and releasing, until the track just explodes into taut guitars and disco strings around 2:40 in. In general DRMC threads the needle nicely between sounding new and sounding unique. There’s enough slicing and dicing to feel akin to early Chicago house or something off of Crydamoure, but despite a few tropical flourishes it deftly dodges the same-ness that a lot of recent house has been feeling, in my humble.

"Running Back" leads off the new compilation Midnight Riot 6, which is a Juno Download exclusive and hit #1 there this week on their disco charts, so go buy it and add to the momentum. I want to hear this tune on every dancefloor this Summer. If you’re not familiar with DRMC’s work, check out their fantastic reworking of Gladys Knight & the Pips’ “Taste of Bitter Love,” and go follow them on Soundcloud and Twitter.

/// Brian Blackout

SoundCloud / TheDeadRoseMusicCompany disco house monster tdrmc → 1 month ago

YDH2S Newsletter - Feb. 2nd

You Don't Have to Settle

February is here! You Don’t Have to Settle have a few gigs coming up in the next couple weeks we wanted to tell y’all about. We’re still hoping to expand this newsletter quite a bit but it will have to wait a minute, our January has been intense. On to the events

This newsletter will be published as a fancy email as well as on our Tumblr. The Tumblr will be updated as things progress, so it’s always the most current. You can subscribe to the newsletter, follow us on Twitter, and follow us on Tumblr (or just read about it there, eschewing the mere idea of subscriptions. Faugh!).

UPCOMING PARTIES

February
Fri. 2/7 - Release the Beast @ Grand Victory
Fri. 2/14 - Head On: Love vs Lust @ the Bell House
Sat. 2/15 - Feeling Gloomy presents The Rebound Ball @ the Grand Victory

March
Fri. 3/7 - Release the Beast @ Grand Victory
Sat. 3/15 - Feeling Gloomy presents St. Stephen Patrick Morrissey’s Day @ the Grand Victory
Fri. 3/28 - Head On @ the Bell House

Release the Beast

RELEASE THE BEAST

Starting in February, Release the Beast moves into regular rotation, we’ll be throwing the party every first Friday. Starting this month we’ll be showing our favorite blaxsploitation movies projected onto the stage. This month we’ll be showing Three the Hard Way, packed with guns, explosions, karate kicking, and some great songs by Curtis Mayfield & the Impressions.

We also have a very special guest coming in for February! Eugene Tambourine has been spinning sublime dance classics at events like his former Solid party for ages. He’s done more disco edits than anyone we know, including more than a few we’ve played at Release the Beast. His ability to hop around from genre to genre effortlessly should make for a fine time!

Release the Beast
Friday Feb. 7 @ the Grand Victory
& 1st Fridays
Special guest DJ Eugene Tambourine & residents Brian Blackout (Head On) & Doctor Mister (Feeling Gloomy)
spinning soul, funk, disco, arena rock, psychedelia, krautrock, garage and a little of everything in between.
+ go-go dancers & a projection of Three the Hard Way
@the Grand Victory
245 Grand St, Williamsburg
L/G to Metropolitan
NO COVER

Head On: Love vs Lust

HEAD ON: LOVE vs. LUST

Like it or not, Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and we decided this would be the perfect time to pose the question: which makes for better dancing? Hot, burning love? Or hot, throbbing lust? Should V-day be the domain of lovers? Or of the sort of lovers who pass in the night? Are the best songs sung by Romeos or Lotharios?

Head On, the party that every month pits two themes and two DJs up against one another, aims to find out. Resident DJs Brian Blackout & Spoolwork are combing through their records to find the cheesiest, sappiest love songs, and the sweatiest, stickiest songs about lust. We’ll pit them against one another at midnight going head to head until the audience picks a winner by going nuts on the dancefloor. Help us celebrate the Hallmarkiest of holidays by going dancing instead!

Head On
w/residents Spoolwork & Brian Blackout
Saturday Feb. 14 @ the Bell House front room
149 Seventh Street, Gowanus, Bk
F/G/R to 4th-9th
11:00 p.m. - late
no cover
Facebook event
Head On FB page
Head On Twitter

Cheer Up Bowie!

FEELING GLOOMY PRESENTS CHEER UP, BOWIE

We fast approach the time of the year when greeting card companies like to reminds us we should all be in committed relationships that involve spending lots of money on each other. Here at Feeling Gloomy, we’re not that interested in happiness, glee, that sort of stuff. So we’d like to offer up an alternative to Valentine’s. The Saturday following V-Day, we shall throw…


(pause for dramatic effect)
THE REBOUND BALL.

Feeling Gloomy is always a dance party that focuses on the maudlin, and in rejoicing in sadness (and British-ness). This month we’re going to pay special attention to all those songs about heartache, breaking up, unrequited love, and all the emotions that get swept under the rug by this stupid holiday. This is a party for the lonely, for the dumped (or, we suppose, for the dumper, that’s tough too we’re told). We’ll be creating anti-Valentine’s hearts that you can wear (and make yourself) to show off how sad, heartbroken, or clever you are (hopefully all three).

We’re also going to hold a bad poetry competition. Anyone can enter by posting bad poetry on our Facebook wall, and we’ll choose three finalists who get free passes to Feeling Gloomy. The finalists must recite their godawful poetry on stage and the winner of those, the Superbowl of Awful Poetry,™ will win a Pathetic Prize Pack curated by FGNYC. So…

Feeling Gloomy presents
The Rebound Ball
w/DJs Gordon & Nathaniel Gloom
+ Make and wear anti-Valentine’s hearts to show people your *real* feelings
+ Make passes at other people wearing anti-Valentine’s hearts
+ Enter and judge our Superbowl of Awful Poetry™ contest
Saturday, Feb. 15 @ the Grand Victory
245 Grand St, Williamsburg
L/G to Metropolitan
$4 advance / $6 at the door
Facebook event
Feeling Gloomy NYC FB Group
The Brothers Gloom on Twitter

dancing Head On feeling gloomy release the beast ydh2s → 2 months ago

You Can’t Hide Your Love Away from Me (B.G. Baarregaard edit) - David Joseph

Man, two newsletters aside, we’ve been all quiet on the music front here at YDH2S. I was listening to this killer edit by Iceland’s B.G. Baarregaard (you can tell he RREAALLY loves double letters) and I decided it had been too long. David Joseph’s original was already a boogie monster, but Baarregaard gives it a stuttery new intro for mixing delights and plumps up the rattly percussion until you’ll want to start every party with this tune.

This edit is the tip of the iceberg for B.G. Baarregaard, go check out his Soundcloud for much more. The David Joseph edit is a free download, as are many others. I particularly recommend his original “Feels Like,” which has one of the funkiest basslines I’ve heard in a minute.

/// Brian Blackout

SoundCloud / B.G. Baarregaard boogie david joseph disco edit mp3 free download → 2 months ago

YDH2S Newsletter - Jan. 10

You Don't Have to Settle

We’re only a couple weeks in but 2014 is starting to get rumbling. YDH2S had a stellar 2013 capped off with an amazing December and we’re looking forward to an even bigger 2014. Last year we started our Head On party which is about to celebrate its 1st anniversary, and we’ve got many other good things going on besides.

We began this newsletter last month largely to let folks know what we were up to, but also to let you know what our friends were up to, and what dance parties you should check out in general. We’re going to keep expanding the list of what’s going on to include more events, but we’ll be doing it slowly and in a curated fashion, so keep an eye out.

One more thing! This newsletter will be published as a fancy email as well as on our Tumblr. The Tumblr will be updated as things progress, so it’s always the most current. You can subscribe to the newsletter, follow us on Twitter, and follow us on Tumblr (or just read about it there, eschewing the mere idea of subscriptions. Faugh!).

UPCOMING PARTIES

January
Fri. 1/10 - Head On Anniversary: Britpop vs Indie Rock REMATCH @ the Bell House
Sat. 1/18 - Feeling Gloomy presents Cheer Up, Bowie @ the Grand Victory
Fri. 1/24 - Release the Beast @ Grand Victory

February
Fri. 2/7 - Release the Beast @ Grand Victory
Fri. 2/14 - Head On: Love vs Lust @ the Bell House
Sat. 2/15 - Feeling Gloomy presents The Rebound Ball

Head On: Britpop vs Indie Rock

HEAD ON ANNIVERSARY: BRITPOP vs. INDIE ROCK REMATCH

One year ago this January, DJs Brian Blackout, Spoolwork and Lepaux created Head On, a dance party where every month we pick two themes and pit them against one another and the dancefloor crowns the winner. In the last 12 months we’ve had some crazy packed fun parties and every minute has been a blast. We’ve done bands, countries, genres, robots, jocks, dads you name it, and we’ve had a lot of fun picking out themes. For our 1st anniversary we decided to let our fans pick one of the themes we did this year for a rematch, and you chose Britpop vs Indie Rock.

Fitting, considering that it was our first theme and still one of our favorites. Last year, Britpop reigned supreme, but will the same thing happen again? Spoolwork will take up the challenge and try to rally indie rock, while we’re bringing in two special guest DJs, Gordon & Nathaniel Gloom of the Feeling Gloomy party. We figured britpop demanded the experts. Spoolwork will take them both on. So come and see if britpop can stand the test of time or if indie rock can rally from behind. Either way, we’re gonna have a killer time figuring it out.

Head On
w/guest DJs Gordon & Nathaniel Gloom
+ residents Spoolwork & Brian Blackout
Saturday Dec. 7 @ the Bell House front room
149 Seventh Street, Gowanus, Bk
F/G/R to 4th-9th
10:00 p.m. - late
no cover
Facebook event
Head On FB page

Head On Twitter
Cheer Up Bowie!

FEELING GLOOMY PRESENTS CHEER UP, BOWIE

Lately, David Bowie just hasn’t seemed like that same old Bowie. On his new record, he felt so lonely he could die, he lost love, he talks a lot about Berlin (Germany! Depressing!) and thinks a lot about doing stuff like setting the world on fire, or how he’d rather be high. Jesus, Bowie, you’re bringing us all down. We think we should celebrate his birthday and try to make him feel better.

Imagine, Bowie hurries over to Feeling Gloomy, a little later than his usual impeccable timing, cracks open the door to the Grand Victory, pays his $6 cover charge and hustles over to buy a Narragansett from Sean. He begins to suspect something when he notices everyone has had their faces painted like Ziggy Stardust at our Bowie face painting station (to station). Then he realizes that everyone over by the DJ booth is whirling around to all of their favorite songs of his. Hardly anyone ever plays “The Secret Life of Arabia” at dance parties, thinks Bowie! Imagine the look on Bowie’s face! His heart would swell three sizes, and clearly he’d run out on the dancefloor to find his mates and give them a big hug.

So that’s exactly how the night is going to play out. We’re pretty sure. In any event it’ll be a lot of good fun.

+ Bowie-themed cake!
+ Bowie face-painting
+ Bowie might shake your hand and give your bum a nice squeeze (if he shows up)
+ Labyrinth-style codpieces *highly* encouraged

All that AND DJs Gordon and Nathaniel Gloom spinning your favorite trainspottery (and not so trainspottery) David Bowie songs + all your gloomy, anglophilic faves

Feeling Gloomy presents
Cheer Up, Bowie
w/DJs Gordon & Nathaniel Gloom
Saturday, Jan. 18 @ the Grand Victory
245 Grand St, Williamsburg
L/G to Metropolitan
$4 advance / $6 at the door
Facebook event
Feeling Gloomy NYC FB Group
The Brothers Gloom on Twitter

Release the Beast

RELEASE THE BEAST

After last month’s debut of Release the Beast at a new venue, YDH2S DJs Brian Blackout and Mister Brown are excited to bring the party back to the Grand Victory, where it will be a monthly on first Fridays, starting in February. In the meantime they’re throwing one more irregular Release the Beast at the end of January. The music will range the gamut of 60’s & 70’s non-synthy genres, touching on soul, funk, disco, arena rock, psychedelia, krautrock, garage and a little of everything in between.

Release the Beast
Friday Jan. 24 @ the Grand Victory
& 1st Fridays thereafter
245 Grand St, Williamsburg
L/G to Metropolitan
NO COVER

♥ 1 head on dancing Brooklyn indie britpop feeling gloomy gloomy → 3 months ago

YDH2S Newsletter - Dec. 2013

You Don't Have to Settle

Hello Earth.

We here at YDH2S have been a little lax in getting the word out on what we do, but now we’re ready to seize the moment. We have an armload of things to tell you and it’s high time we put it all in one place…

Firstly you may find yourself wondering: what is You Don’t Have to Settle? Basically, we are a bunch of friends and DJs based in Brooklyn who like putting on dance parties and dancing. Subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on Tumblr to get monthly updates like this one, with info on our own parties and other dance nights we think you’ll dig. Also, you can follow us on Twitter where we’re constantly posting good party info and assorted musical tidbits.

Before we get into December’s upcoming dance parties, we’d like to point out that the crown jewel in our dance party tiara, Head On is nearing it’s 1st anniversary, and we are planning festivities accordingly. If you were at November’s jam-packed Head On: Cut Copy vs LCD Soundsystem party, you’d have not only gone nuts with abandon over LCD Soundsystem’s victory in our dance party/battle, you have also heard that for January’s anniversary Head On, we’re letting you pick the themes as well as the winner. There’s a Surveymonkey with your name on it and our first 11 themes. Go and vote, and the winner will be rematched on January 10th at the Bell House.

UPCOMING PARTIES

Sat. 12/7 - Biblioball @ the Bell House
Thurs. 12/12 - No Office Holiday Party @ Littlefield
Fri. 12/13 - Le Bump @ TBA Brooklyn
Fri. 12/20 - Release the Beast @ the Grand Victory
Sat. 12/21 - A Very Gloomy Christmas @ the Grand Victory
Fri. 12/27 - Head On: 2013 vs. 2003 @ the Bell House

Biblioball 2013: Overdue Romance

BIBLIOBALL 2013: OVERDUE ROMANCE

YDH2S DJ Brian Blackout will be spinning at this annual charity function thrown by librarians, along with DJs John XI, Marty McSorley and Matt Fiveash. The proceeds go to Literacy for Incarcerated Teens and BOOklyn Shuttle. Biblioball is packed with things to do, there’s burlesque, a live band, DJs + dancing (obvs), a raffle, a bake sale, and they usually have a clever video about librarians. You probably never realized how much fun librarians were.

Biblioball
Saturday Dec. 7 @ the Bell House back room
149 Seventh Street, Gowanus, Bk
F/G/R to 4th-9th
8:00 p.m. - late
$23 advance / $30 at the door
biblioball2013.brownpapertickets.com

No Office Holiday party

3RD ANNUAL NO OFFICE HOLIDAY PARTY

The Skint, Brokelyn, & Greenpointers have joined forces yet again for this blowout of a holiday party, featuring YDH2S DJs Brian Blackout and Spoolwork (both also of Head On). You also get a set by our friends Hand Job Academy (!!), live band karaoke, a photo booth, more DJing by Mr. Nyse, food, a gift raffle, a “sexy Santa” and a lady Santa. Basically it’s the best office Xmas party ever, only with none of your annoying coworkers!

No Office Holiday Party
Thursday Dec. 12 @ Littlefield
622 Degraw St, Gowanus, Bk
R to Union, F/G to Carroll
$6 advance / $8 at the door
littlefieldnyc.com/event/427499-3rd-annual-no-office-holiday-brooklyn

le Bump

LE BUMP

YDH2S DJs Brian Blackout and Mister Disco return to their roots, moving their Paper Magazine-nominated party le Bump to TBA Brooklyn (a lovely newish nightclub in Williamsburg, not just a placeholder for “to be announced”). They’ll be joined by YDH2Settler Dope Werewolf as they resurrect unloved indie, dancepunk and electroclash tunes from the early 00s, pairing them with our faves from today. The sound at TBA is delicious and the dancefloor is perfect, so we’re excited to get sweaty.

le Bump
Friday Dec. 13 @ TBA Brooklyn
395 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg, Bk
J/M to Marcy, L to Bedford, G to Metropolitan
NO COVER
12am - 4am
facebook.com/events/1380558215523779

Release the Beast

RELEASE THE BEAST

YDH2S DJ Brian Blackout and Mister Brown have recently started up Release the Beast, a dance party devoted to the days before synthesizers and drum machines. You’ll hear soul, funk, hard rock, arena rock, psych, krautrock and muscly armed disco at the party, and their go-go dancers will jump up on Grand Victory’s stage to show you how it’s done.

Release the Beast
Friday Dec. 20 @ the Grand Victory
245 Grand St, Williamsburg
L/G to Metropolitan
NO COVER
facebook.com/events/270054083142269

A Very Gloomy Xmas

A VERY GLOOMY CHRISTMAS

Our friends at Feeling Gloomy NYC, Gordon and Nathaniel Gloom, are putting on a Christmas dance party for people who dig having a blue, blue Christmas. Earlybirds will receive stockings full of coal, everyone will eat fruitcake, there’s a costume prize (for most depressing holiday attire) and there will be an appearance by a “crap Santa” who will be giving away crap gifts. Sounds miserable. Oh yes, and everyone will be dancing to anglophilic songs about being gloomy by the likes of Pulp, the Smiths, the Cure & Kate Bush, during Christmas and at all other times.

Feeling Gloomy NYC presents
A Very Gloomy Christmas

w/DJs Gordon & Nathaniel Gloom
Saturday Dec. 21 @ the Grand Victory
245 Grand St, Williamsburg
L/G to Metropolitan
$4 advance / $6 at the door
facebook.com/events/697619766924601/

Head On: 2013 vs 2003

HEAD ON - 2013 vs 2003

For the final Head On of 2013, YDH2S DJs Brian Blackout and Spoolwork are going to take a look back on the year’s best dance songs by the likes of Daft Punk, Holy Ghost!, RAC, Justin Timberlake, CHVRCHES and Disclosure. It was decided that the best measuring stick we’ve got is 2003, a year jam-packed with hits by the likes of LCD Soundsystem, Outkast, Junior Senior, Goldfrapp & the Rapture. As always, the crowd determines the winner in a 30 minute battle of the fittest at midnight, after which the champion reigns the speakers supreme. Come to the Bell House and help us decide whether 2013 is up to snuff.

HEAD ON - 2013 vs 2003
w/DJ Brian Blackout + guest TBA
Friday, Dec. 27 @ the Bell House front room
149 Seventh Street, Gowanus, Bk
F/G/R to 4th-9th
10pm til late
NO COVER
facebook.com/events/382656908547299

→ 4 months ago

Daft Punk Imagining (cover) - Apt One

Philly’s Apt One got tired of waiting for the new Daft Punk and decided to try his hand at finishing that snippet track from Random Access Memories, and the results are smooth and fit nicely with the leaked snippet. Free download to boot.

If you like this, you need to check out some of Apt One’s other stuff.

/// Brian Blackout

SoundCloud / DJ Apt One Daft Punk Apt One → 1 year ago

Little Scotty - Shout at the Disco (Chewy Rub)

This tune has been burning up my car stereo, head phones, computer speakers and you name it the last couple months. I’m not sure exactly what it is. It could be the raw, rubbery swamp groove this song brings. It could be Little Scotty’s constantly insisting that we need to put on our prettiest dresses and clothes and shout and party at the disco. It could be the inordinate amount of time I spent South of the Mason-Dixon line over the last 2 months. Either way, Chewy really knocked it out of the park with this disco edit, but he(?) has way more up his sleeves than this jam, so check out his Soundcloud for the DL for this and many others.

/// Brian Blackout

♥ 1 SoundCloud / chewy rubs dance disco disco edit djs rubbery shout at the disco → 1 year ago

Elton John - Victim Of Love (Super Fuzz 3000 Edit)

Been a bit busy of late, and I know I most recently resurfaced to post a Super Fuzz 3000 edit, but when this one popped onto my radar I couldn’t resist talking about it. I’m definitely a fan of Elton John, and something of a superfan of the works of Giorgio Moroder. What if I told you that Moroder’s right hand man Pete Bellotte had done an album in 1979 with Elton John? What if I mentioned that Michael McDonald had kicked in some backing vocals? Sounds great right? No.

The truth is that Elton’s Victim of Love is a mess, cheesy in a bad way, mostly sounding like Elton covering a bunch of songs Donna Summer rejected. However, its title track is definitely a highlight, a fact that did not escape Super Fuzz 3000. He(?) manages to carve most of the fat off of the original, and the result is a surprisingly lean cosmic disco journey, punctuated with the odd bit of Elton singing. It’s great for some late night excursions. You can grab it for free off of Super Fuzz 3000’s Soundcloud.

/// Brian Blackout

SoundCloud / Super Fuzz 3000 elton john Giorgio Moroder cosmic disco cosmic disco 1979 disco edit → 1 year ago

“Mersey Mersey Me” - L’Étranger

Ben Thomas, the UK-based producer and DJ who records under the nom-de-tune L’Étranger, just posted this track from his forthcoming 1997 EP on his Soundcloud page. “Mersey Mersey Me” may have little in common with the Marvin Gaye tune it namechecks in its title, though it does possess a bit of the same mellow melancholia. Instead, it’s a small homage to the river running famously through Thomas’ hometown of Liverpool and, much like the river itself, has a calm, serene flow to it, with murky electronics adding to the vibe, along with the occasional keyboard swirl or guitar sample bubbling up before submerging again.

L’Étranger’s 1997 EP will be released on March 12 via La Bombe. Stay in the loop via his Facebook page.

- Spoolwork

♥ 2 SoundCloud / L'Étranger l'etranger la bombe electronic chillwave → 1 year ago