The slow trickle of material from UK duo Disclosure has been a delightful tease for years now, but a full-length album would be beyond delightful. Wishful thinking aside, “What’s in Your Head” is their newest cut, previously premiering secretly on their FACT mix. The smooth, addictive dance track is now available for streaming purposes now, and will be released June 4th on Greco-Roman. Check out some of the group’s pervious work here.
Who knows if we will ever get a new Avalanches album, so in the meantime somebody needs to fill the role of batshit crazy mashup production. Physical Therapy’s newest cut “Record Sales” is exactly that balance of strange but affectionate, electronically cut nonsense that has caught the ears of so many anxious fans. How “Record Sales” is so whimsical and imaginative I might never to understand, but I do know that Safety Net is slowly becoming one of my most anticipated albums of the year based on sheer potential alone. Physical Therapy has perviously worked with the likes of CFCF and Elite Gymnastics, among others.
Undeniably timeless in their execution, the Chicago foursome known as Chandeliers have managed to make the windy city sound like a sexy, synth-filled beach scene. Contrary to popular belief, Lake Michigan is not the kind of place bikini models showcase their work. Taking cues from former Chicago house greats and krautrock alike, Chandeliers are unabashedly a tribute to legendary influences, but their disco-funk aesthetic has them primed for a breakout year in 2012. Watch out for a review of their new album Founding Fathers when it drops on June 19th via Captcha Records.
Australian group Van She have been a staple of the disco-pop revival in recent years with the likes of Holy Ghost!, Chromeo and Cut Copy. On their newest single “Idea of Happiness,” the Syndey-based collective have once again taken advantage of our most basic instincts as music lovers, the need for embarrassingly dumb fun on the dance floor. This club-ready remix from SebastiAn hits in typical Ed Banger fashion, with gritty and glitchy guitar riffs and booming hooks. It’s not going to blow you away, but damn if this track doesn’t put a smile on my face each time. “Idea of Happiness” is out now on Modular People.
On their second release for Beats in Space Records, run by the impeccable Tim Sweeney, Parisian duo Paradis are up to their same old tricks. “Hemisphere” is dripping with sweat and sex, and even though I have no idea want they are singing about, it’s still completely exhausting in the best sense of the word. It’s gorgeous and warm, with a soothing touch and an inescapable hook; it’s everything I love and admire about electronic music. Pre-order the limited 12″ from RVNG Intl. Also, garters.