Tuesday, May 18, 2010
i am not quite sure what elite gymnastics are all about and thought they are one of those fuzzed out 'chillwave' surf bands that will mainly only circulate on all these new blogs that represent 'the new cool' but there seems to be something more about them. their music originates from a site named psychedelic surf club, complete with fancy marijuana artwork and all, they mention van she tech (as travis points out over at bigstereo), their twitter is locked and says 'chillwave millionaires' and even pitchfork can't resist.
so regarding their whole appearance and the sound of their tracks, elite gymnastics range somewhere in-between electronic music production for beginners, sappy suicide boys electronica, the notorious 'chillwave' movement, the sound of rinse.fm and thugged out gangsta rap. just like me then! actually it pretty much sounds like the current state of 'blog house' in a blender. plus: hey, they've got high pitched vocals! here are my favorite tracks from their first ep called 'real friends'.
move on to psychedelic surf club to download more music from elite gymnastics, including their more recent tracks that live up to the rinse.fm reference i've made above. let's hope we'll hear a lot more from these guys!
Posted by aleks at 6:53 PM
discodust favorite worship, long time collaborator of our friends on the fruit records, recently put out two new tracks and as they haven't been here yet, it's about time! like the names suggest, 'starcrash' and 'cosmic roller girls' are the perfect spacey disco soundtrack for your next lunar landing! so hear this, houston, there's not a problem that we can't fix!
catch up with on the fruit records and worship on myspace!
Posted by aleks at 2:13 PM
a couple of weeks ago, we hooked you up with 'get a grip' by dirty super car, remixed by the loops of fury and released on the newly found label and events series grand hotel. in order to keep the track going in the clubs, the label unleashed a new remix coming from up-and-coming dubstep and drum & bass producer maximilian as well as a special vip edit from the mysterious strangers themselves, both hitting even harder than the original version.
head over to the grand hotel facebook page for more details on their upcoming event at fabric and watch out for their second release coming soon!
Posted by aleks at 11:29 AM
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
we recently brought you their remix of 'show me the night' by jump jump dance dance and now, human life are following up with their debut single 'in it together'. the trio resides in southern california and consists of joshua collins, matt wasley and rachael starr, all of them being established producers and musicians with a history of releases going way back to 1997. 'in it together' clearly underlines that their sound is inspired by both french house and classic chicago house and has already gained support by the leaders of the new disco sound, such as aeroplane, grum and alan braxe (who will soon be putting out an ep with them).
the single is coming with a great remix package, featuring reworks by current cutting edge producers such as kris menace, acid girls, jaymo & andy george, louis la roche and (discodust discovery) pelifics. my personal favorite is this smooth remix by melbourne-based duo polygon palace which is taking the original even further down the new disco road. enjoy another discodust premiere!
also make sure to check the 'in it together' video on youtube and watch out for the digital single release on june 7th. for more information and a download of the acid girls remix, head over to human life's blog.
Posted by aleks at 12:47 PM
Monday, May 03, 2010
i just feel really happy when friends start making good music. recently, on a cold brooklyn winter night, twin dj duo finger on the pulse and alan astor felt it should be time already for some summer feelings: punches.
united by their common goal to get you moving they have come up with some heavily disco influenced old school house vibes. there's a good chance you will have heard their beautiful remix for indie pop girls and fellow brooklyners au revoir simone - otherwise please make sure to catch up! but now enjoy their first original track 'let go' as a premiere on discodust!
get more info here and stay up to date here.
Posted by philip at 11:15 PM
ashley jones has been an artist known by multiple names and has, in turn, produced tracks spanning the genre spectrum. taking the building blocks that his musician father prepared him with, he has been playing the proverbial musical roulette wheel landing briefly on everything from high school bands to producing beats for hip hop artists to a drum n bass outfit called evol intent. the ball has finally come to rest on his most recent and aptly named nu-disco moniker, treasure fingers.
so in looking back at the flavors of your past projects, i am curious how this whole disco sound emerged from you?
i was really into the 90's chicago house sound and then the french house sound in the late 90s. that's the sound i started djing, along with drum & bass under a different name. someone ended up stealing all my house records. i was just too poor and lazy to go back and buy all the house records to keep djing that back then so i just stuck with drum & bass. that ended up turning into the evol intent project.
that's so shitty. how did they get stolen?
treasure fingers - what am i supposed to do
i was doing this really lo-fi tour with some dudes in a van. we were just traveling around the country and meeting up with whatever connections or friends we could and playing wherever we could. we had our own soundsystem so a lot of times we would end up playing in a basement or park or something. one dude with us was just a scam artist i guess. he ran off with my records and also took some money from some of the others. no one has heard from him to this day. i kind of look at it as a blessing in disguise because i started focusing heavily on drum & bass at that point and that turned somewhat successful. which in return helped me launch the treasure fingers project when i was ready.
that sucks. well look who's laughing now. can you remember what one of your first house records was that you purchased way back when?
i remember playing thomas bangalter 'spinal scratch' a lot. i also loved sneaker pimps 'spin spin sugar' armand van helden remix. speed garage blew my mind when i first heard it. but i really have no clue what the first record was. it was probably something shitty in the $1 bin.
how do you feel like you fit into club culture now with your specific sound. do you sometimes feel more comfortable in a different setting like a pool party?
i feel like a bit of an outcast most places in the united states just because all the kids have been so into super heavy noisy electro the past few years. i don't mind it though. i like doing my own thing. i usually get a lot of good feedback, like that it was a refreshing sound, or they loved how 'feel good' the music was. i'm actually more comfortable in a dark night club at 2 or 3am, but only with the right crowd i guess.
do you feel more well-recepted in other parts of the world?
i think australia and europe, yeah. they are just much more receptive to house music in general. but especially disco or melodic type stuff. i feel like new york and a few other spots around the united states are getting more and more familiar though. all the dates on this current tour have been amazing, really good turn outs and great crowd response.
it seems like there's kindof a plateau that these wave of producers reach. they get on the blogs, get dj gigs, get noticed by an agent and a manager and then they get launched worldwide. what comes after that?
i'm not quite sure, still figuring out the science to that haha. it seems like you just have to consistently keep hits coming and get all the dj's to play your stuff out. i think just getting some big records out this year, and hitting some of the same festivals i've done, but just moving up in those prime time slots would be nice. i just signed with coda agency who'll handle my uk/europe bookings now, so i hope to get over there a lot more often. i still haven't done the euro festival circuit yet, so that would be good also.
you're always going to all these crazy places all over the world as part of your job. what would qualify as a vacation to you (length of time, location, activities or lack of, etc)?
i think i've had one proper vacation in the last two or three years. it was in costa rica for about four days. i did some zip lining canopy tours, beaches, jungles, etc. i'm gonna try to take a bit more time off just to keep my mind & body refreshed. i think a good week or two off, a couple times a year would be a good look. i'm more a tropical vacation type, but i've been itching to go skiing or snowboarding sometime soon, too.
how do you keep healthy/sane on the road? do you take any comforts of home with you?
i take a lot of vitamins and take it pretty easy. i always try to swim and relax in the pool at hotels haha. i think just having my laptop and being able to produce music with minimal equipment keeps me most sane though. i always miss my home studio and all the gear, but I'm glad technology has advanced that i can get the job done with a macbook pro and portable sound card.
any musicmakers we should be keeping our eye on?
nightriders from boston are kiilling it right now. dcup from sydney.
what would someone receive if they ordered a 'treasure fingers' cocktail?
for me personally it'd probably be heavy dark liquor. but for the sake of keeping it smooth, maybe vodka, sprite with a splash of grape juice (or purple drank whatever you got handy). that seems a bit hood, but still classy somehow.
what's your drink of choice?
these days i go with makers mark; either w/ coke or manhattan or an old fashioned.
tell us four things we don't know about you.
1. i secretly want to write jokes for stand up comedians.
2. i'm pretty sure i suffer from posteriophobia, yet I really like being alone.
3. i grew up in a small, oklahoma town with the population of 4000.
4. i have an xbox 'call of duty' obsession.
*he volunteered his gamer tag: ev0l intent
and what surprises do you have in store for us in the near future?
fools gold is gonna put out a new single called 'keep up' early this summer, along with a full length hybrid mix cd. it will include about five or six originals along with a bunch of remixes i've done. that'll be like a mixed compilation, but different from a lot out there since all the material will be my own in some form.
Posted by Miss Toats at 4:15 PM