Future Disco 'Stars of 2014'

Future Disco Spotify We love new music here at Future Disco and we are always on the look out for emerging talent to share with you, our adoring listeners.

That's why we have decided to assemble our 'Stars of 2014' Spotify playlist, to share with you guys some of the producers that have been doing it for us in 2014 so far and the names that we think we will be hearing a lot more from in the not so distant future....


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Clancy

We first came across the now London based producer Clancy after the excellent 'What You Do' EP on Dirt Crew Recordings new sub label 'SPIEL' last autumn. He has since followed this debut with the 'Overdue' EP which comes packed with two killer cuts plus a great remix from our pal Urulu. The Tight, crisp percussion and hypnotic sustained bass of this EP's title track has certainly made us stand up and listen and we look forward to hear what else this man has to offer us in 2014...


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Grandbrothers

I wish we had more information to give you on the this production duo but sadly we don't have it! The amazing 'Ezra Was Right' first appeared on Giles Peterson's Brownswood Recording last year and has recently been followed up by a full EP on German label Film Recordings. Our girl in the know Anna Wall was lucky enough to see the duo perform live in Berlin and was blown away! Their highly musical yet lo-fi approach to electronica is sure to earn them some serious props this year, keep your eyes on them....


HNNY

HNNY

It's fair to say we've been a fan of this Local Talk Records/ Studio Barnhus affiliate for quite some time, but it's only now that we see HNNY really starting to find his character within his own productions. His early edits of the likes of Steve Reich and Mariah Carey really hinted at something bigger than the garage/ house cross-over success that was 'For The Very First Time' which for most part of 2012 was the only track people could put next to his name. Now with recent releases on the likes of Local Talk, Omena, his own label Puss and his highly regarded 'Music For Listening' Podcasts we can really hear the magnitude of this Swede's range and it seems a complex yet fun-loving artist identity is really starting to glow through our man HNNY. We predict big things...


Kim Brown

Kim Brown

No Kim Brown is not a forgotten Garage vocalist from years gone by but a Berlin based production duo, who only went and released their debut album 'Somewhere Elese Is Going To Be Good' at the end of last year... and you know what? It's amazing and easily one of the most under-rated records of 2013! Rich, warm and dreamy are all words we would to describe this superb debut, let's hope there is more to come in the coming months...


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Outboxx

It's always easy to draw comparisons to so many of this Bristol duo's contemporaries or artist that emerged from the city before them, giving the resurgence of house music coming from Bristol over the last five years. What separates Outboxx to the others though, is their fresh approach of re-creating the classic house sound. This is not only in the form of their soul drenched DJ sets but also apart of their one of a kind live stage show featuring their friend and frequent collaborator Naomi Jeremy. We picked "Letting Go" from their EP on Futureboogie Recordings to give you a example of the versatility that Outboxx posses. This duo go way beyond the threshold of just creating 'house bangers', something much cleverer is a-foot here and we can't wait to see how they're going to develop their sounds over the next year...


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Bodhi

Having released their first EP on Sinden's 'Grizzly Imprint' (a great start we might add), the Cardiff lads Bodhi have slowly been conquering Europe with their vocal driven, bass infused strand of house. Their remixes for the likes of The XX and Sampha caused quite a stir last year and even got them picked up the Australian mega label 'Future Classics' who released their last EP at the end of last year. With forthcoming material on big wig labels such as Virgin and Atlantic plus the always reliable 20:20 Vision it will be worth keeping your ears to the airwaves as Bodhi will no doubt be plastered all over your wireless's soon...


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Brodanse

Brodanse aren't just 'Bro's' by name but nature as well. The brothers of Scott & Austen Smart, have been steadily cooking up some deep, dark, tech vibes on their own 'Danse Club Recordings' having already collaborated with legendary vocalists Cari Golden and Kevin Knapp on the label. Their big break though came last summer when they collaborated with the mighty Groove Armada on 'Sweat' which was an underground smash hit and propelled the brothers from playing small bars to massive warehouse parties. Apparently more collaborations with Groove Armada are to follow soon, so keep your ears peeled...


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Damiano von Erckert

The Cologne based 'Ava Music' boss has been having an amazing 9 months, having released his debut album 'Love Based Music' and putting out a string of well received 12's. His sound takes in the best elements of hip-hop and house, raw cut up samples held together with dusty analogue machines is the name of the game for Mr. Pink. We've picked the smasher 'Housem 1.0' to give you an idea of just how much dance floor energy this man can pump into his productions, watch out as 'Housem 2.0' is going to be released through Ava next month...


Max Graef

Max Graef

I don't think we could have made this list without mentioning Max! Whether it's through his releases under his many guises on his own Box Aus Holz label, his collaborations with Melbourne Deepcast's Andy Hart or releases on Tartelet, Max is slowly taking over with his jazz infused chop shop style of house. With his debut album on Tartlett scheduled for releases next month and gaining massive radio support from Giles Peterson on 6music, it is likely this album is going to take Max to the next level and we are sure he is going to be a house-hold name in no time...


soulphiction

Soulphiction

Soulphiction is in no means a new producer. The German 'Philpot Records' boss has been making music since the early 2000's on various labels including Sonar Kolektiv, Perlon and many, many, more under a string of different alias's that all take influence from different forms of house and techno. With such a vivid history on the underground it seems strange that it was only at the end of last year that with his 'When Radio Was Boss' EP on DJ Koze's Pampa Recordings that some heads really started to turn. The title track is a machine funk jam that centres around a distorted bassline and weaves between old raido DJ rips and some epic strings; a true nostalgia trip for any pirate radio fans but still a very oddball track that you wouldn't think would strike such a chord with the masses. Though it's with his new release 'Mind & Body' on the 'Live Jams 1' EP that we think this guy is really going start breaking through, a high quality rough disco cut with a house twist, simply brilliant...


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