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Chris Malinchak Is Where It’s At

Our 2012 sound may be defining 2014

Malinchak was my man in 2012 with his deeply touching ‘So Good To Me.’ And although his 2013 was far better than most, it took til 2014 for us to realize the massive amount of hits he has. Malinchak supplies some melancholic disco and there’s really nothing we love more right now.

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Moon Boots · C.Y.S.

Remixing B.I.G.! Or a song he was in and not him at all.

I can’t figure why Moon Boots would put this subconsciously disturbing ‘I hear voices’ sound bite in at :39 but for a little fun. Apart from that it’s all smooth disco from there. ‘C.Y.S.’ samples the three Total girls from the 90’s hit with B.I.G., ‘Can’t You See.’ And instead of calling this a remix of the original, Moon Boots has gone for the slightly polished look, removing any sense of sampling in the title.

I don’t always agree with removing any clue of where the samples come from, but as long as it’s easy to find it some other way I can understand why producers are straying away from the title of remix artist. People don’t respect the remixing community in music for reasons I doubt they can even articulate.

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Jonas Rathsman · Feel What I Feel

A soulful Swede joins my favorite disco label

I get the pleasure of seeing Mr. Rathsman tonight at Mighty in San Francisco along with the rest of the French Express label. The label houses some of my favorite funk & disco acts, including my very favorite, the headliner Moon Boots. I’ve been all over Moon Boots for a few years now, but this is my first taste of Rathsman with his ‘Feel What I Feel’ track. I’m sure I’ll be feeling whatever they put on tonight.

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Moon Boots · Love Strong

Also, the need for a proper credits system

So like I always do, I made up my own lyrics to Moon Boots’ Love Strong song or at least parts of it. But when I tried to figure out the actual lyrics, I couldn’t. The weird thing is that these vocals sound so familiar. I thought a simple Google search or a SHAZAM! would do it, but no such luck.

This is why credits need to be given with a simple search.. or simpler. For the first time we have the ability to properly store extensive song data, yet there’s still no widely-known & used service that gives musicians this ability, easily. This has been brought up at a few SF MusicTech discussions I’ve listened to and I’m sure it will be again, but hopefully with someone who has a promising demo to show off this time around. [Dreams]

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Isaac Tichauer ·· Take Over You

with full funk expressions in this soul-riddled EP

French Express is once again staying consistent in their choice selection of music with Isaac Tichauer’s funk slice of house, Take Over You. The EP’s cut up into five solid states (tracks), but other than the lead single the four others are simply meant for passive rather than active listening. The four others just aren’t supported with vocals like on ‘Take Over You,’ one’s that carry the song the whole way through rather than just becoming an instrument of it.

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Know Good Indie Labels, 2013

12 independent record labels with a well imagined roster

Independent record labels are sprouting up all over the place in location & style. And the ones that are doing it right not only have a choice selection in catalogue, but also take the time to artfully craft their image as they do their artists.

Each of these 12 labels sport some of the most well respected producers & musicians that belong on this blog and create a culture with style around their music. On here I may point out a few that lack in proper online presence, but they are all doing it right when it comes to the perception of this era’s evolution in music labels.

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Bondax · Gold (Moon Boots Remix)

Wait for it ... wait for it ... there we go.

Someone in, on or associated with Bondax has got one helluva full voice. This Moon Boots remix may not get to it quick enough, but it turns into a catchyass, disco-pop track in no time (about a minute).

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Chris Malinchak · So Good To Me

I was in love from the very first listen.

I hardly ever fall in love from the first go, but Malinchak’s ‘So Good To Me’ hit right from the start. It’s one of those tracks you know will stick by you for the rest of your life (yea, it’s that good).

‘So Good to Me’ starts off slow, but keeps you intrigued until the heart of it all. Once the vocals kick in, however, it’s full flavored bliss. Although it’s hard for me to describe exactly what makes this so special, it’s quite clear to see once you listen in.

Make sure to check out the rest of his music as well and let me know what you think. I won’t listen to anything else of his until I’m sure sick of this (it’s gonna be awhile), it’s just something I do.

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Alison Valentine · Peanut Butter (Moon Boots Remix)

I've finally arrived on these nu disco waves

I love disco!! (no surprise) This blog has gone from hip-hop to electronica to mashups to dubstep to edm with some stops in ghetto funk & hypnotic soul, but I’ve finally arrived. (nu)Disco is my jam. See you in a couple months within another.

And of all the nu disco souls out there, Moon Boots may not be my #1 choice in disco right now, but he’s in the top two.atmosphere His latest remix of Alison Valentine’s ‘Peanut Butter’ pulls out all the MoonBoots bells & whistles that make his music so much goddamn fun to dance to. As far as Valentine, her vocals rides well with a soft touch. And although I usually like stronger lead vocals, I’ll trust Moon Boots on this one.

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Moon Boots · Sugar

Janet Jackson skips over this with style & grace

Moon Boots is only of a handful of disco producers who are pushing this movement mainstream, but he needs to up his original works if he plans to make a real impact. It’s not that I’m not completely smitten (yep, smitten) by his fabolous disco remixes, they’re actually some of his best work – but once you’re a legit producer such as this, it’s your obligation to dig up the very best singers of today. Alright, I think I’ve made my point, on to more positive things…

Moon Boots’ ‘Sugar’ is so.damn.good no.goddamn.title could justify it, but ‘Sugar’ is fine enough. Taking vocals from Janet Jackson’s ‘If,’ you really catch how similar her voice is to Michael’s, not just in sound but in style as well. This may just be another awesome disco remix, but that’s what Moon Boots does best (for now).

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