GOURANGA MIXTAPE – Drop Out Orchestra’s “Nu-Nu-Disco Mix” by Gouranga
Drop Out Orchestra:

“We’re so happy to hear the return of the old sounds in the new stuff coming out right now. The funk seems to be back on the scene, with storming releases by Jacques Renault and Yuksek & Fatnotronic really setting the standard. Our heart is definitely with the organic, less synthy part of the nu, so expect to hear more of that from us – as in the mix.”

01. Cerrone – Hooked On You (The Reflex Revision)
02. The Rolling Stones – Miss You (Drop Out Orchestra Rework)
03. Yuksek & Fatnotronic – Bateu
04. Jacques Renault – Get Down
05. Copycat – November Nights
06. Colour Castle – Love Addict
07. Saint Etienne – Dive (Greg Wilson & Derek Kaye Remix)
08. M.Ono – Cognaqschwenker
09. Jacques Renault – That Sound
10. The Ananda Project – Cascades of Colour (Drop Out Orchestra Rework)
11. Martin Brodin – Overloaded

​It’s hardly a secret that over the past decade Scandinavia has been
the epicenter of the nu-disco scene, artists like Lindstrom and Prins
Thomas turning out release after release that looked to the cosmos,
sparkling like exploding nebula. For Sweden’s Drop Out Orchestra
though escape velocity could be found not on the launchpad but in
the equally transcendent sweat filled club scene of New York in the
late 70s.
Taking their cues from original Disco pioneers such as MFSB as much as
DFA, Drop Out Orchestra launched themselves onto the scene in 2008
with a seemingly endless supply of bootlegs, re-edits and covers that
glittered like a frost covered mirror ball. Taking tracks by everyone from
TLC and Daft Punk to Rick Astley and The Sex Pistols they transformed
them into the kind of luxurious, gloriously sophisticated, and indeed
soulful disco, that would have made Chic proud.
With their irresistibly taut and funky bass lines, satin sheet strings and
never too much cowbell, The Drop Out Orchestra found themselves in
demand as official remixes for both club scene peers such as Black
Strobe and Flight Facilities and industry legends like Paul Weller.
Meanwhile not content with just making other people’s music 100%
more disco, original tracks, including collaborations with Ronika and
LCD Soundsytem’s Nancy Whang, on labels like Eskimo Recordings and
Gomma cementing their position as ones to watch.
Meanwhile whilst most their peers were transitioning to laptops and USB
sticks, Drop Out Orchestra continue to bring live elements back into the
dance music, not just in the studio but in the clubs too. Blurring the
divide between live and DJ performances by incorporating live bass
and electronics, a Drop Out Orchestra set is about as close to a
guaranteed party starter as you’ll get in this business and seen them
hand picked to play alongside everyone from Fatboy Slim to Gilles Peterson.

DJ / Live Bookings: paul@theunityagency.co.uk

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