5 Nu-Disco Producers You Should Listen To
Nu-disco is finally hitting its stride and will see many of its favorite champions—from The Magician to Aeroplane to Classixx and the French Express crew—hitting large EDM festivals this year, including Ultra and Coachella. To commemorate the recent success of the genre, we compiled a list of nu-disco producers that we expect big things from in 2014.
If your knowledge of the genre remains largely at the Daft Punk level or with the crossover appeal of heavy hitters like A-Trak, Oliver and Treasure Fingers, this list of producers will revive your tired music library. They are no strangers to the nu-disco and indie dance genres and have secured their place as innovators to this niche scene.
Check out the full list below and be sure to show some love for these underrated talents.
Co-winner with Pat Lok in this year's DFA Remix Competition for their remix of The Rapture's "How Deep is Your Love," Cyclist proves his worth alongside a funk-worthy list of maple leaf residents like A-Trak, Chromeo and Tiga. Head to his Facebook to claim free copies of his remixes and originals, including his shimmering production "Shine" featuring Maiko Watson.
Set to release the follow up EP to The Fool on the esteemed Eskimo Recordings—the label home to Aeroplane and Satin Jackets—Attar! has already cemented his status amongst like-minded musicians. His most recent single was backed by Steve Angello as a part of his BBC Radio 1 residency.
Le Crayon is one of Yuksek's crowning jewels on his newest Partyfine imprint, which was easily the biggest thing to happen to nu-disco and indie dance since Aeroplane separated. "Give You Up" was the 2013 summer anthem and circulated many a pool party set after being remixed by Yuksek himself.
One of the most underrated duos on the scene today, Villa have been making massive remixes for the likes of Royksopp, Ladyhawke and The Swiss. They are not afraid to push past the nu-disco boundary and often experiment with the genre’s signature sounds. Their recent EP If I/Exotic to Hell premiered on SPIN.
Though the correct derivation of their name remains a secret, the duo Du Tonc are not. Consisting of Matt Van Schie of Van She and Mighty Mouse, this dream team pleasantly shocked indie dance fans everywhere with their cosmic take on iconic disco sounds on their break out single "Darkness." All of their productions are packed to the brim with crisp bass guitar chords and Van Schie’s silky vocals to make perfectly tasteful pop connotations.