Welcome, welcome, welcome back to another rendition of That New Nu! Thanks for tuning in once again. Per my announcement two weeks ago this weeks I’ve got the 5 hottest releases in the world of nu disco for your sunny weekend. Ok, I’m cheating a bit by doubling up on remixes of Miami Horror, but they’re awesome and I was gone last week, so I think we’ll deal. No time to waste though, let’s dive in!

That’s Nice has been making tunes for himself lately, and I must say the man has nice taste.

• As I mentioned we’ve got two heater remixes of ‘Love Like Mine’ the latest from one of my long-time favorites Miami Horror. The original brings plenty of fire but I do love a good remix off. First we’ve got the duo who’ve lept onto my radar in the past few weeks, Bee’s Knees, who stip things down at first showcasing the funkified vocals that made the original so great. They then step things up a bit with chilled pad synths and subtle guitar licks. All this stands in contrast to the work from my man That’s Nice. He comes out very hot with Rodgers-esque guitar licks right out of the gate, and progresses this thing into a complete show-stopper. We know that That’s Nice has been making tunes for himself lately, and I must say the man has nice taste.

Midnight Pool Party is breaking on to the scene the old fashioned way, with killer originals after killer original. The latest is called ‘Disease’ and shows just why these cats will be a force to be reckoned with. Funk lines keep us company all along the ride while remarkably suited vocals keep us intrigued throughout the track. I’d love to see a little tour with these cats and Electric Treasure.

Pakem strips it down and turns this thing into a bouncy club killer that you and your grandma can enjoy.

• By far the most truly disco remix of the week Pakem took on She Said Disco’s ‘Found My Light’ to quite a laudable result. He preserves the choral vocals which honestly didn’t need much help. Besides that Pakem strips it down and turns this thing into a bouncy club killer that you and your grandma can enjoy.

• To be honest if one of these tracks stays on repeat this weeknd it’ll be this one. Oliver Heldens and Shaun Frank have teamed up on a new original ‘Shades of Grey’ with the lovely vocals of Delaney Jane. It’s a beautifully structured track with builds that turn this track into a serious ear worm. Now if only we could get an official release, not just a Spinnin’ Sessions rip, but I’ll take it for now.

This mix really gets back to what’s good: careful builds, unique vocal curation, and satisfyingly deep productions.

• Usually I try to avoid non-official releases, but these past two are so high quality and complete feeling I just couldn’t resist. As such we’ve got Vijay & Sofia‘s triumphant return to the top of my listening queue with this remix of Moby’s ‘Almost Home’. They lit it up early on in their launch with some soulful remixes, and this mix really gets back to what’s good: careful builds, unique vocal curation, and satisfyingly deep productions. It’s a chilled track but one I’m sure you’ll all love when we finally see the full release (although this “snippet” at almost 4 minutes is pretty long).

That’s it for this week, thanks for listening in! Every week I’m curating tons of nu disco through my SoundCloud and just a sampling of the tracks make the cut so be sure to follow along. And of course if you feel like I missed anything crucial hit me up there. Enjoy the sunshine out there this weekend kids, happy Friday!

 

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