A new find of some older tracks along with a new EP. Disco House is an essential piece to my musical upbringing as a listener, and at one point a house music DJ. I started out listening to this kind of quality, the summer time house dancers that are so HOT they excuse themselves from being overly funky or cheesy. Basically going so far one way, you come back through the other side, making the thing you’re doing transcendent.
Estate out of Minneapolis and NYC, consists of Josh Johnson, Dan Kramer, and Jessie Lesmeister. There sound is Nu Disco with shades of Phoenix (esque) cadence. There’s a ton to go through, all setting them up on their own plain as a real purveyor in this “champagne” style music. The sounds entirely crisp, moving smoothly, while making sure to have some fun within all the WHITE ON THE WALLS. They released a massive album via iTunes back in 2011. Massive in this sense its 40 plus tracks for you to munch on. This music is essential party music. Feel good sounds, no doubt. They have some seriously campy videos over on vimeo, I laughed my ass off at the featured video, which is the new single leading the new EP they just released, available on Traxsource.
The new single “Slipstream” is a glitter pop throw back, layered in so much disco I put on a head band and started busting a move. The new EP contains new music from Estate as well as the remix treatment. Below I picked the new single, and two older tracks that I really thought were great, especially “Pick Your Fight”. Nothing like a new EP to bring in a new audience to your older material. Perfect timing!
Not much to say here except listening to this track will put a smile on your face. Simply a smooth, Michael Jackson (esque) number, from the dudes called BoomBox. FREE exclusively via This Song Is Sick.
There’s a sweeping nature with Shisa aka Perris Dietrich from Pitsburg, PA. I keep getting the impression the sounds are coming from some future reagal club. Perris was apointed by the King to make sure the party is on point, and when its time to get out the opium rags, Shisa throws out tracer rays from his bare hands. There’s even more to this curious beat servant. Being an ex-House DJ I’m always going to have love for that world, those elements that simply kick the songs into hyperdrive with sprinkled soul. Shisa has in afiniity for dance culture, and the timeless classic 4/4 rhytms. I remeber caring my boys records into parties before I had dudes carrying mine, and the feeling of having a crew behind you while you were playing was like no other feeling around. I’m sure when Shisa drops bombs at live parties his peeps surround him, pure heat.
~ Ryan Boos
I’m really into heavy sampled out music lately. Lhamalhama really brings it when it comes to finding things that mix together well. On the newest track “Making Eyes Across The Room’” its pure House music, the jazz kind that got me interested in the genre in the first place. If I was still spinning wax, this would be dropped down on the plate, and spun like the sexy track that it is. This is one lustful track, much of it from the brass that runs the show. There’s so much soul on here. The transpo from my living room to the club is a vivid one, and a FREE one to download.
~ Ryan Boos