Electronic-Dance

The Brighter The Light (CD)

The Juan Maclean has another banger on their hands with the release of The Brighter the Light. It’s a compilation of the group’s 12” singles as you’ve never heard them before: re-edited, remastered, and ready to get the party rockin’. The tunes run the gamut from deep house to disco to freestyle, the mix blending seamlessly without skipping a beat. It’s a good reminder of the scale of the band’s talent and their staying power in the ever-evolving NYC dance scene. The perfect soundtrack to the type of night you never want to end.

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Radiant Dawn (CD)

The new album from Montreal’s Operators meld raw analog hardware with Dan Boeckner’s (Wolf Parade) distinct voice to create an immersive cinematic sound. Interspersed between the tracks are instrumental intertitles that amplify the album’s 1970s sci-fi dystopian feel.

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Work (CD)

New York synthpop duo Holy Ghost! have released Work, their first full-length album in six years and the first new record to be released by the legendary disco label West End Records in 30+ years! It’s a pairing that makes perfect sense: Work is a lushly-produced modern take on disco-funk filled with infectious melodies and easy NYC cool. Clocking in at forty-nine minutes, this long-awaited LP keeps the hits coming with song after song of joyous, intricately-constructed synthpop. Along for the ride are Juan Maclean, Nancy Whang, Sinkane, Rob Moose (Arcade Fire, Interpol, David Bowie), and Alex Epton (Neon Indian, David Byrne, Gang Gang Dance).

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Chronologic (CD)

Caravan Palace welcomes you back to their infectious electro-swing with new album, Chronologic. These are joyful, quirky tracks with hip retro sounds intermixed with house, jazz, and world music elements. Equally suited for fans of Daft Punk or Fishtank Ensemble, this is cross-cultural dance music. “Plume” is an uplifting, melodic treat, while “About You” is slinky with guest vocals from L.A. hip hop artist, Charles X. The hard-to-define “Miracle” features a chattering, near-rapping verse and eclectic instrumentation in its chorus on a background of euphoric electronic swells and beats.

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