Mørk – “See You Dance” // Maxwell McMaster

Bust out the robot helmets and giant crosses, because Mørk is bringing you the best of the French electro-disco revival with a distinctly personal touch. Jam out to synth solos and vocoder goodness in the “really official” music video below.

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Black Fly – “Dipped” // Gonzalo Borondo

Another great track from burgeoning artist Black Fly – this one features a pulsing groove, courtesy of a bassline that almost feels like it doesn’t belong. But instead of making the track feel disjointed, it functions as a sort of bold accent, like an unexpected ingredient in a dish, or an animal wearing sunglasses.

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Grapell – “No Longer Free” // Roman Tolici

“No Longer Free” compares love to a very willing incarceration, which isn’t the most optimistic way to look at love. But just listen to that horn section and you’ll hear how willing they are to slap on those shackles. Bright and anthemic, you’ll want to lock yourself up with Grapell when their debut album comes out this fall.

In the meanwhile, serve some time with their song “Arrow” from VINYL MOON Volume 016: Breathing Shadows.

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Failr – “Starving For You Ft. Swaré” // Jacob Read

Summertime is discotime, and we’re happy to support the season with Failr’s newest track. It plays like a checklist of disco-musts: sparkling guitar rhythms, insistent dance beats, velvety vocals, and tasty bass – but the chopped-and-triggered sample that introduces the piece gives “Starving For You” a distinctly modern touch.

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isle&fever – “Keep Workin” // Beau Bernier

Balmy synths and plump bass are the name of the game in isle&fever’s latest, a groove-laced ode to the grind called “Keep Workin”. Bringing to mind a hazy, outsider disco on some beachfront strip, the duo’s summer jam has a new catchy hook at every turn and a groove that just don’t quit. The lyrics are equal parts grit-your-teeth motivation and somber realism. But whether you’re applying the song to your career goals or your dance moves, you’ll be glad to have it in your life.

For more of isle&fever’s tastefully muted disco glitz, boogie on over to VINYL MOON Volume 018: Intrepid Curves and their track “Far Away”.

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Vilde – “Tecopa Pupfish” // Adriano Rachele

This song is named after a now-extinct species of fish that lived in only two hot springs in the Mojave desert. I haven’t figured out the connection quite yet, but this song certainly makes me want to float along in a warm pool of water. Here’s hoping Vilde’s tender music doesn’t go extinct anytime soon.

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Alexander F – “Call Me Pretty” // Kangmin Kim

Alexander F is a music nerd’s wet dream. Led by Alex Toth of Rubblebucket, the project’s self-titled album features members of Perfect Pussy, Here We Go Magic, Celestial Shore, and Skaters, was co-produced by Delicate Steve, and mixed by John Congleton and Claudius Mittendorfer. This track’s features none other than Kimbra, who adds another spectrum in an already technicolor burst of art-rock energy. Embrace the mania in “Call Me Pretty” and its bonkers music video below.

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FISHING – “Yuwa” // Nicolo Bianchini

With a disco groove that Giorgio himself would approve of, FISHING dials in the bliss on the dancefloor-ready “Yuwa”. Little known fact: if you pay close attention while playing to this song, you will naturally be drawn to the nearest disco ball.

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Wildlife Control – “Gizelle Pt.1” // Jem Creswell

“Giselle Pt.1” comes from the soundtrack of More Than T, a film focused on the lives of seven transgendered and gender nonconforming people. Even without the visual component it was composed for, “Gizelle Pt.1” is grand, sweeping, and full of hope. Just what I would expect from TBE faves Wildlife Control.

More Than T premieres on Showtime this Friday 6/23 at 7pm ET/PT. You can listen to the rest of the soundtrack below:

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Melis – “Flower” // Justyna Wołodkiewicz

Much like the botanical namesake, the latest from Melis is a lovely thing with delicacy that belies an inner strength that comes to the forefront in the final chorus.

“don’t stop now
it’s just a bump in the road with distance to go
so just don’t think about it”

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