Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tracasseur off to Paris

Tomorrow we're off for the city of love and electro, Paris. We're about to gig on a really cool mini-festival named "Glaznost - Festival Shamrock". The happening takes place on Friday at Glazart (map here) from 10 PM and don't stop until 7 AM in the morning. It's gonna be a huge night!

We will share stage with fine acts like Stereoheroes (FR), Renaissance Man (FI) and Spitzer (FR). So there will be live shows, dj-sets and visuals, and it shouldn't be something that you will miss out on, especially if you live in Paris. All our friends of Paris, we hope to meet you at Glazart. We promise to make you dance your guts out and we promise to bring a bunch of Swedish friends to the party. Join us in Paris for love and electro!

A taste of the night:

Spitzer feat. Kid A - Too Hard to Breathe

Health - Death (Renaissance Man Remix)

Make The Girl Dance feat. Solange La Frange - Wall Of Death (Stereoheroes Remix)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Brilliant from Montauk

Ohh, what can I say, the upcoming release "The Newsroom" on Brilliantine from the fantastic Swedish duo of Montauk is absolutely brilliance. It's for real, perfection within everything. It's smart, melodic, catchy, sweet, tasty, danceable and absolute fantastic. The most solid release this year without a doubt. But all of you will unfortunately have to wait until the release date of April 11. Shortly after a limited pressing of 500 vinyl records with full-color artwork will appear.

Montauk's first full EP is a masterpiece! And here is the first track "Eye-contact" from the EP to give you a taste of what to expect. We actually heard it live the other day when Montauk performed it live on the premiere of our club Virgin Ears, it was pure magic. Book April 11 right now!

BRILL006 | Montauk - Eye-contact by INFOBRILL000

Monday, March 28, 2011

New Justice

Like one out of one million blogs to write about the new Justice track today, but what the heck. It's the new single from Justice and it's included in a new Adidas commercial.

We also hand along a remix from Q.G. Enjoy Justice!

Justice - Civilization

Justice - Civilization (Q.G. Remix)

Friday, March 25, 2011

World premiere for DW's new video

We are the first blog in the world to show this new video from our favourite Swedish nu italo duo DW. The video is made by SektorFilm, a Stockholm-based duo that has made videos for Dmitry Fyodorov amongst others.

"Nine Lives" is a longed track from DW, it's their first single from their upcoming debut EP "Pink Shades". The EP will be released on vinyl later this spring. Enjoy!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sare Havlicek High Voltage mixtape

Our favourite Slovenian deep disco DJ Sare Havlicek sent over this mixtape yesterday. It's the first in a series of "High Voltage" mixtapes which aim to capture the vibe in the disco at the climax of the night when the feelings are high. The first mix is very 2010/2011 but the next ones will include some rare disco gems like some original 80s Slovenian and ex-Yugoslavian disco tracks, Sare's exclusive edits of "unexpected" tracks in disco disguise et cetera.

The mix include some intense disco, and we're already looking forward to the coming mixes!

Sare Havlicek - Hi Voltage Disco mixtape

1. Hot Toddy - All Night
2. James Curd - Through All This Stuff (Tad Willy remix)
3. Martin Virgin vs South Express - Today (FSOB remix)
4. Toomy Disco - People Fine
5. Ilija Rudman - See (Drop Out Orchestra remix)
6. Paul Monroe - Summer Dream (Chris Nemmo remix)
7. Sare Havlicek - Pleasure Dub
8. DJ Agent 86 - Microdot (Drop Out Orchestra remix)
9. Drop Out Orchestra- Baby Come Home (Sit On My Ritz)
10. Go Go Bizkitt! - Stutter Funk
11. Solila - Debauche
12. Still Going - Spaghetti Circus

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Young Digerati

Over a week late (sorry Frank) I am proud to introduce a band that I think will go places. Young Digerati is a four-piece band from San Francisco that according to their bio got to know each other during a high school detention. I don't know if that is meant to be taken literally or that they mean a detention in "The Breakfast Club" or "Fast Times at Ridgemont High"...

The band consist of Frank, the seasoned rock musician, Jeff (ex-INTL), the singer-songwriter with the pop sensibilities, Will, the artist with the visual prowess, and John (aka Johnatron), the electro producer and blogger (Disco Workout). They make lovely Dreamwave but infuse it with indie and electropop. In short they sound more like a proper band than just another product of a teenager with a laptop (not that there's anything wrong with that). I'd like to see them live - I can imagine they put on a show - so I hope Frank will be able to sow together that European tour.

"The Amanda EP" (which to confuse is comprised of five versions of the song "The Dauphin") includes remixes by Boston's Good Morning Good Night (GMGN) (Mozzarella Records), Ride The Universe (Fiero/Digitalfoxgolove as you all know), Aussies Muffin and newcomers Whorer House from Modesto, and it was released last Monday. The original and the RTU remix have been favourites for a while though, as is the next single called "Aquiel". That will be released April 18 and include remixes from StardonE, Mitch Murder, Flashworx and Johnatron.

First, check out the video:

Second, listen to and download all the tracks:

Young Digerati - The Dauphin

Young Digerati - The Dauphin (Ride the Universe Remix)

Young Digerati - The Dauphin (Muffin Remix)

Young Digerati - The Dauphin (GMGN Remix)

Young Digerati - The Dauphin (Whorer House Remix)

Third, listen to their contribution to the recently finished remix competition of Futurecop!'s "Starworshipper" (which is a present to you for being a week late with this post):

Futurecop! - Starworshipper (Young Digerati Remix) [Tracasseur exclusive]

To finish off, an old Johnatron track as an extra bonus:

Johnatron - Flagship

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Virgin Ears premiere w/ Tesla Boy (RU), Rosanna (SE) and Montauk (SE)

We're mighty proud with our new club Virgin Ears that will open this Friday, March 25 at Debaser Medis in Stockholm. One of the things that make us real proud, is our line-up of live-acts that will perform during the night. We have flown in our Russian faves and friends Tesla Boy for their first live show in Sweden ever. That will be an awesome thing on Friday, be ready at 23.15 for something extra.

Besides Tesla Boy we're proud to announce fine Swedish girl Rosanna feat. Rocket Boy. And the rumour says that she will perform a bunch of new tracks and that make us excited. And then we have the fantastic luxury pop duo Montauk, who have had a great year. Now they will perform a live show again, it was a while ago, extra excitement for that because they chose to do it on the premiere of Virgin Ears.

The bonus to all this great live-acts are also our dj-lineup with ourselves, La Petite Putain and Daniel Odelstad. Untz untz...

If you live in Stockholm and like what Tracasseur have done for you with new music and dj-sets, you couldn't miss out on this premiere on Friday. We promise that this is going to be a remembered night filled with a lot of fun!

Rosanna - Waterfall (Fear of Tigers Remix)

Montauk - Holiday

As a tribute to Tesla Boy and their arrival in Stockholm we've made this tribute mixtape, only including tracks or remixes of or with Tesla Boy.

Tracasseur - Tribute to Tesla Boy Mixtape

1. Isley Brothers - Between the Sheets (Tesla Boy Edit)
2. Tesla Boy - Neon Love

3. Tesla Boy - Minsk-2

4. Tesla Boy - Thinking Of You (Toomy Disco Remix)

5. Billy Ocean - Caribbean Queen (Tesla Boy Remix)

6. Sally Shapiro - Miracle (Tesla Boy Remix)

7. Tesla Boy - Electric Lady (7he Myriads Remix)

8. Anoraak - Nightdrive With You (Tesla Boy Remix)

9. Tesla Boy - Liberating Soul

10. Tesla Boy - Dark Street

11. Tesla Boy - Synthetic Prince

12. Tesla Boy - Speed of Light

13. Tesla Boy - Runaway Man

14. Tesla Boy - Spirit Of The Night

15. Tesla Boy - Rebecca

Monday, March 21, 2011

Tyson is up again

Awesome new track from Tyson. Last year we posted the good-old-fashioned 80s Hi-NRG "Die On The Dancefloor" and now he's back with this 70s-80s-disco-funky-bassline track "Out Of My Mind". It's not strange that there's been a hype around this English bloke.

The new single consist remixes of The Swiss and Star Slinger and it's available very soon at Beatport.

Tyson - Out Of My Mind by PurplePR

Out Of My MInd (Star Slinger Remix) by TYSON

Sunday, March 20, 2011

80's Club Hits Mixtape

Stumbled upon this mixtape this beautiful Stockholm morning and just wanted to share it with the rest of the world. For those who always will love the 80s this is the mixtape for you. DjZoloft from the Netherlands has made this fine mixtape with 80s club hits. Pure love!

80's clubhits by djzoloft

1. Nuance - Loveride
2. Rochelle - Magic Man
3. Colonel Abrams - I'm Not Gonna Let
4. Nayobe - Please Don't Go
5. Shirley Lites - Heat You Up
6. Nicole - Don't You Want My Love
7. Cyre - Last Chance
8. Kim Field - He Loves Me Not
9. Sheryl Lee Ralph - In the Evening
10. Julius Brown - Party
11. Company B - Fascinated
12. H. Faltermeyer - Axel F
13. Hot Streak - Bodywork
14. Bomb the Bass - Beat This

Friday, March 18, 2011

Clare Maguire + Moonlight Matters

So, getting home from a night out yesterday, I got this awesome remix from ex-Villain Moonlight Matters of Clare Maguire's great song "The Last Dance". I really like the b-boy feel to it, and it's sure to make your Friday Friday fun, fun fun!

Clare Maguire - The Last Dance (Moonlight Matters Remix)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Bayou Boeuf

We received an almost kind of anonymous tip about this new act. What we know is that Bayou Boeuf wanders around in the German territories and that they make this jazzy disco house. We let you know when we receive more information from our source...

Bayou Boeuf - Joyce

Justin Faust remixes: the rest

Yeah, so that Fare Soldi remix of "Sloppy Chic" was part of a brand new remix package also including two remixes of the b-side "Your Life". That part didn't our link from the Italians say, so let's just say Justin was impressed when we had a post up at about the same time we got the mail about it from him... I guess that's what happens when the turtle tries to act a rabbit.

Anyway the other two remixes are very different despite being of the same song. Whereas the Italo Brutalo remix is a slick italo piece, Super Mal's version is a banging party house track. Both are top notch though.

Justin Faust - Your Life (Italo Brutalo Remix)

Justin Faust - Your Life (Super Mal Remix)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Justin Faust + Fare Soldi

What better way to celebrate the end of our small technical problems than a collab between two of our favourite acts? Justin Faust's "Sloppy Chic" was released last November on roXour including, apart from the awesome original, an awesome Bestrack remix (that we posted back then) and the track "Your Life". Now we got a percussive disco dance fest of a remix from Fare Soldi, that I just had to toss up here asap.

Pick up the original release at Beatport or iTunes.

Justin Faust - Sloppy Chic (Fare Soldi Le Frico C'est Chic Remix)

Sloppy Chic by Justin Faust

Your Life by Justin Faust

Friday, March 11, 2011

Dreamtrak remixes

Dreamtrak's latest project has been for London artist Queen of Hearts, who he has done some production and co-writing for. First single off the bat is one of his productions, who he also has remixed himself. This work hasn't kept him from making awesome remixes though, and for that we're thankful.

Freestyle (Produced by DREAMTRAK) by Queen Of Hearts

Freestyle (DREAMTRAK DIAMOND DUB) by Queen Of Hearts


Labyrinth Ear - Snow White (DREAMTRAK DIAMOND SOUND)

Walter Sobcek

It was a while ago we posted some Walter Sobcek. The French-German duo have just made two great remixes of Chilly Gonzales and French duo You!, and sent over this mixtape to get us in a good weekend mood.

Chilly Gonzalez - You Can Dance (Walter Sobcek Remix)

You! - Heart (Walter Sobcek Remix)

Walter Sobcek presents The February Tape: Served Smooth At The Harts by Walter Sobcek
(Tracklist on the Soundcloud page)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Monarchy - I Won't Let Go

This will be the last post for today, but I just have to make this one, otherwise I wont be able to sleep properly.

Monarchy, one of my absolute favourites the last year, that also show in all the posts we've made about them, are back with a new single "I Won't Let Go" featuring Rokhsan. It will be released April 11 via Moda Music with remixes of Bag Raiders, Mustang and Sam Tiba. I can also reveal a little secret, we got something going on with Bag Raiders for all our Stockholm fans...we'll keep you posted.

"I Won't Let Go" is a typical Monarchy synth pop tune, that's what they do so good. I won't let go of this one. I really long for that album to be released soon, until then:

I Won't Let Go by Monarchy

Introducing: Dorian D

From the country of the Alps, where they are famous for knives, clocks, cheese and yodel, we find Dorian D. Happily for us he's not into the yodel thing, even if that would make an interesting fusion with electro music though. Dorian D loves what Kavinsky does and he's a huge fan of Danger, and you could easily hear the mentioned influences. He's also a huge admirer of zombies...

I really like how Dorian D work with the synths and I was happy finding him in our full inbox while travelling on the bus from the airport. Here is the sound of Dorian D:

Dorian D - Dance With The Dead

Dorian D - Isometric (Original Mix)

We're hoping for more stuff coming from the Alps soon, and if it will sound as promising as the this clip from "Killer" we're gonna be happy zombies up here in Sweden.

Killer (work in progress) by Dorian D (Vtros)

Beaumont remixes RÜFÜS and Futurecop!

Wow, our Aussie fave Beaumont is back. And how he's back then, his latest remix of countrymen RÜFÜS is totally out there. This one is one for the floors. It's a beat driven powerful remix. The RÜFÜS guys must be real happy with this one. And we got it for you in 320 kbps, download and play it everywhere!

RÜFÜS - Paris Collides (Beaumont Remix)

Another excellent remix is of Futurecop!'s "Forever Dreams" included on the album "It's Forever Kids". A classic Beaumont remix already!

futurecop! - forever dreams by beaumont_music

Two from Final DJs

Some new stuff from the guys of Final DJs. One remix and one original in the way of Final DJs. High standard epic nu disco, nothing more to say for now really...

Final DJs - Journey in Separate Ways

Homeboi - Côte D'Azur (Final DJs Remix)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

ODahl - Out Of Control

So, on Monday the 14th ODahl's new EP "Out Of Control" is out on Mullet Records exclusively through Juno with the worldwide release the week after. The EP includes two original tracks, plus a remix of each track by Justin Faust and Honom. Since you already know everything there is to know about ODahl and Justin Faust, I will only say that their tracks are just as good as you'd expect. Well, I can add that I like Justin's new and more funky sound with that growling bassline, and that we are looking forward to playing with him in Sopot, Poland on April 9.

The Mullet people are kind enough to share an edit of "Just Be Easy":

ODahl - Just Be Easy (Edit)

Preview Justin Faust's remix:

ODahl - Out of Control (Justin Faust Remix) by Justin Faust

The guy who needs a short introduction might be Honom. Behind the name, which means "him" in Swedish, is Sebastian Uzieblo from Gothenburg, and he's a young man with a knack of making chilled out space disco. You should check out his single "Vanilla Street" as well as his "Cosmic Beach" EP on SpaceWalker, and keep an eye out for upcoming releases on Nu Indee and Club-a-club.

ODahl - Just Be Easy (Honom Remix) by Honom

Vanilla Street by Honom

Purple Sun by Honom

Remember to pick up the copy on Monday on Juno.

Bullmeister + Lifelike + Gooseflesh

Bullmeister is a dance punk/electro pop trio from Berlin. They consist of Daniboi, Sam and Costa who, judging by the video below, seem like people who'd be fun to hang out with. They list Phoenix, Goose and Fenech-Soler as influences, and I think they sound a bit like an English Dance punk band but with traces from Berlin's deep house and minimal techno club scene. This makes them seem like a fun band to watch too. Just check out this video:

They're also a band with a mission; they want us to eat more ice-cream and make more love, which if you do it right should leave you with the exact same weight as before.

The remixes by Lifelike and Gooseflesh are good, but it's the original and the soundbites from the video that will make you want more.

Bullmeister - Baby

Bullmeister - Baby (Lifelike Remix)

Bullmeister - It's Okay (Gooseflesh Remix)

Monday, March 7, 2011

Pacific! ft El Perro Del Mar + Anoraak

One of the most important acts of the successful indie-electro-synth-pop scene in Gothenburg on the Swedish west coast is Pacific!. Signed to Alan Braxe's Vulture label, they are set to release the next single called "Unspoken" from their album/alt pop ballet "Narcissus" on April 18. "Unspoken" features the delicate vocals of Swedish indie princess El Perro Del Mar and tells the story about Echo, who is rejected by the vain Narcissus. Pining for him, but with her love unanswered, she is slowly whithering away until only her voice is left. The album was actually written with a live performance to accompany a modern ballet in mind, and the whole opera was premiered last year in Gothenburg.

The single will include remixes by Santiago & Bushido, Moonlight Matters, Alex Gopher & Pierrick Devin and Anoraak. Even though the Moonlight Matters remix is his usual perfect disco, we chose to post the Anoraak remix, which in true Anoraak fashion starts off pretty slow and then just builds and builds.

Pacific! Unspoken (Anoraak Remix) by Vulture Music

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Avicii & Sebastien Drums + Treasure Fingers

Brooklyn's Treasure Fingers just uploaded this bubbly remix of Avicii & Sebastien Drums' "My Feelings For You", and I like it. Then again, it's hard to fail with such a great original. And by original I mean of course Cassius' 1999 single.

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Avicii & Sebastien Drums - Feelings For You (Treasure Fingers remix) by treasurefingers

Jump Jump Dance Dance + Fare Soldi

Fare Soldi have made a nice remix of Jump Jump Dance Dance's new single "2.0". It's their usual energetic and percussive disco which we all love, and I especially like the hair metal feeling of the break/bridge just after the minute mark. I'm sure Fiero would have added some howling electric guitars there...

Jump Jump Dance Dance - 2.0 (Fare Soldi Zompa Zompa Remix)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Our favourite Paul has changed his sound recently; from the 80s flavoured Hi-NRG/Italo style of his early productions to more full-on house in tunes like "Viva The Last Days Of Disco", "More Than A Feelin'" or "Together Again". That's pretty interesting since there are guys like Grum who have moved to the "Nu-Hi-NRG" (from trash-electro in his case). And while I love the early Paul stuff, I like where he's going now: back to his roots in 90s house. After all, he's a child of the 90s and not the 80s, as he writes in his email.

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Paul - Touch Me!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Chad Valley

Straight out of Oxford this fine bloke come, his name is Chad Valley, or actually his real name is Hugo Manuel and he's also a part of the Oxford band Jonquil.

I discovered Chad Valley via cool Paris-based label of Maman Records when we were discussing things about the nice pop-duo Kisses. They're on the same label you see. Chad Valley make these fine melodies that just keep you hooked, smooth 80s influenced dream pop for today. Wonderful music for your wonderful ears!

Here are some goodies from the latest releases on Maman Records. Love that Collateral remix:

Chad Valley - Up and Down (Collateral Remix)

Chad Valley - Portuguese Solid Summer

Chad Valley - Ensoniq Funk