Only recently has dance music been on heavy rotation on my iPod. I enjoyed electronic acts like Aphex Twin, Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys, etc. but it wasn't until the electro-house/disco anthems from Justice that I became hooked on dance music. "Shelter" starts off with smooth and danceable remixes of Flight Facilities and The Weekend before Ziroberto funks it up with one of my favourite tracks. I had to flex some harder disco-house tunes with LBCK and Just Brad's Neus x Nina mash-up before coolin' off with Miami Horror's dreamy tune. I always wondered how Adele's amazing voice sounded with dance music, and Plastic Plates delivered! "Shelter" closes off with feel-good tunes from The Penelopes and a return from Lenno. Listen closely to the final track for La Roux's very own Elly Jackson. Enjoy!
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I have loved disco since forever. And thanks to time the music community has been delighted by the influences of technology, genre mashing, and the Internet — all reasons I'm delighted to share this compilation of my current disco faves. Many feature soaring (at times reverberated) female vocals, but in every track you'll find synths, pianos, and a funky, beat-driven bass line true to the '70s. You'll notice some surprises (since y'know, it's 2012) such as the indie clap in "Big Jet Plane," the progressive house nature of "Sunday", or the instrumental piano breakdown in "Mother Protect" — just proving that disco's here to stay this time.
A few years ago we started trading mixtapes as a fun way to share new (or old) songs that we thought our brother-from-another-mother (or sister-from-another-mister) might enjoy. It began with a simple set of parameters — 10 tracks and a title — and quickly* became this little site where we can share with the world the mixtapes we've shared with each other.
* This site was completed in under 24 hours on a chilly, winter evening warmed by the glows of our computers.
Andy is a 26-year-old graphic designer and musician from California. He works as a designer and spends his free time practicing DJing. Andy's favorite genres span—Dubstep, Electro-House, Moombahton, Hardcore/Punk, Shoegaze, Indie and many more.
Jackie is an interaction designer living and working in the Bay Area, often at the side of a cat who think's he's a dog, her best friend, and her favorite things: design, music and food. She created Family Knux as a place where she can give you two out of three. Maybe one day you'll get all three. Hmm.