Special Delivery – First Serve

An unexpected little thrill to brighten up your day.   First Serve is the new side project of Pos and Dave, two-thirds of iconic hip-hop group De La Soul.  Plug 1 and Plug 2, as they are now known, have served up a retro Golden Age beat along with fresh and funky lyrics for their debut single which also … Continue reading

Special Delivery – Viceroy

An unexpected little thrill to brighten up your day.   Viceroy is Austen Afridi, a young up-and-coming producer from San Francisco who makes it summertime, all the time.  Normally known for his kick-ass disco tracks, Viceroy has been gaining plenty of interest following his beached out, tropical remix of a hip-hop classic from rap legend The Notorious B.I.G.  … Continue reading

Special Delivery – Aer

An unexpected little thrill to brighten up your day.   The Reach is the outstanding debut album from Aer, a Massachusetts hip-hop duo made up of David Von Mering and Carter Schultz.  Released last summer, The Reach was made entirely in the pair’s home-built studio and is a mellow blend of alternative hip-hop, acoustic and reggae.  We have included … Continue reading

Special Delivery – Drive (Original Soundtrack)

An unexpected little thrill to brighten up your day.   Though set during the present day, Nicolas Winding Refn‘s super stylish crime drama Drive carries a strong 1980s vibe that is underlined by the handsome muscle cars, the trend-setting wardrobes and, most importantly of all, the retro electro-pop soundtrack.  Along with various instrumentals by American film score composer Cliff Martinez, the album (which was … Continue reading

Special Delivery – Hard Ton

An unexpected little thrill to brighten up your day.   Hard Ton is the Italian house project of Max and Mauro, a Venetian duo that melts together a raw Chicago-styled acid sound with deep electro beats and dazzling italo disco basslines.  As the producer, Mauro tends to stay in the background, while the flamboyant, oversized … Continue reading

Special Delivery – The 2 Bears

An unexpected little thrill to brighten up your day.   London-based duo The 2 Bears is composed of Joe Goddard (of electronic band Hot Chip) and Raf Rundell.  The pair blend a whole range of musical styles, including electro, house, hip-hop, 2-step and soul, in order to create an inventive and highly original sound.  The … Continue reading

Special Delivery – Perseus

An unexpected little thrill to brighten up your day.   Russian Girlfriends is the super smooth and highly addictive EP of U.S. disco producer Perseus.  The magical EP has been released by indie label French Express totally free of charge and is a wonderful blend of soulful nu-disco, laid-back electro, deep Chicago house and stunning … Continue reading

Special Delivery – Volta Bureau

An unexpected little thrill to brighten up your day.   Volta Bureau are an exciting indie electro group from Washington, D.C., made up of Will Eastman, Micah Vellian and soulful vocalist Outputmessage.  Their hypnotic, cosmic take on house and nu-disco has led to increasing support from many notable DJs and producers as well as masses … Continue reading

Special Delivery – Robotic Pirate Monkey

An unexpected little thrill to brighten up your day.   Formed in early 2010, Robotic Pirate Monkey consists of Colorado trio Andrew Hathaway, Matt Berryhill and Matt Flesher.  There are not too many three person DJ teams, but each member of Robotic Pirate Monkey brings his own distinctive sound to the table and together they demonstrate … Continue reading

Special Delivery – Black Van

An unexpected little thrill to brighten up your day.   Black Van is the coming together of two highly respected electronic producers – Kris Menace and KoweSix.  The former is known for his disco house anthems and high-profile collaborations while the latter is one half of electro group Moonbootica.  Below are two 2010 tracks in which the German … Continue reading

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