25 Aug

Roisto – No Regrets

Regular readers around here will be familiar with the fact that both Fourbearsjr and myself are kind of obsessed with the 80's tinged discofied Frenchtouch sound of guys like Alan Braxe, Fred Falke and Madeon etc… Back in the mid to late 90's when the early French sound emerged, via Daft Punk and Cassius it was difficult to envisage how big a movement within dance music it was going to be.   I can remember being...

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10 Apr

Roisto – Come On

It's not hard to spot the influence on Roisto's new track Come On, it's classic French Filter Disco House, reminiscent of Roulé  and Scratché and artists like the Buffalo Bunch and Bangalter. It's a genuine throwback a hard overly compressed pumping one bar disco loop with a snappy vocal loop running through it that worms it's way into your ears and doesn't stop until it's embedded in your brain.   As with a lot of the French...

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29 Sep

H1 2016 Mix

So, as you know Aapie and I have full time jobs and families, so we do this on the side, when we can. We often talk about doing mixes or summaries of posts we have stuck up but rarely get time to do it. In fact i pretty much did a mix of a few tracks from 2015 that i never got round to finishing. Anyway, i finally pulled my finger out and complete a...

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02 May

Parcels – Herefore (Roisto Remix)

It's a Bank Holiday weekend, so lets get the week rolling with a nice up tempo slice of happy clappy dance music from blog favourite Roisto, and his superb remix of Herefore by Parcels.   As with most tracks by Roisto it's pure unadulterated poppy disco, and that's a good thing.    The original track by Parcels (below) is about as far removed from Roisto's remix as you can get. Down tempo half time loungey eletronica. I'm not going...

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06 Apr

Les Gordon – Atlas (Roisto Remix)

I'm quite a fan of the Kitsune label but I do find their output can be a bit hit and miss. Often i find that remixes are the real gem on a lot of their releases and Roisto's remix of Atlas by Les Gordon's is a prime example of that.   The original is an acoustic guitar led piece of Electronica, it's nice – the vocal cut up is mesmeric and the swing of the drums...

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14 Dec

Terminé – Sideways (Roisto Remix)

As you will know both Fourbearsjr and myself like a bit of dance laden pop, and todays effort sits firmly in that category courtesy of awesome Finnish label Youth Control and their go to guy Roisto.   If you follow the blog you'll know we've always had a specific fondness that late 80's soul style favoured by groups such as Phoenix, Tiger City, Telivisor, Lenno and Passion Pit. It's quite a specific sound, that pumped and filtered synth laden funk sound...

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30 Jan Roisto

Roisto – Apart in Love

I had a day off today so i'm going to take a freebie and choose something that both Fourbearsjr and myself have been arguing over who's going to post for a good week or so now. Roisto – Apart in Love One of my favourite periods in dance music is the early 00's, and the whole French touch house scene, it's often looked on as a bit cheesy, due to the fact it literally took over...

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