Song of the Day: Real Escape (Disco Despair Remix) – Nicolaas

NICOLAAS’ single ‘Real Escape’ gets a refreshingly funky pop treatment by Electronic producer Disco Despair released via Haven Sounds.

The original song ‘Real Escape’ is seductively gritty/groovy, with a playful flair of the haute couture life. While Disco Despair’s rendition retains the masculinity of the original track, it has an added sensuality that almost feels like a dance between partners.

The single follows the release of his debut effort ‘No Stranger Thing’ with remixes by Louis La Roche and Pages with the later released via French music and fashion label Kitsuné. Under his new moniker NICOLAAS, Rob Bakker has already garnered support from Clash Magazine, Earmilk, Mr Revillz, New Retro Wave and Luigi Donatello.

Check out Disco Despair’s remix to ‘Great Escape’ below:

Star Song: The Arrival – Latka

Latka - The arrival

Today’s song is called The Arrival by four-piece Canadian band LATKA. The single is from their debut album, My Bright Heart released earlier this month.

In their bio, the rock-pop act said they are ‘set out to bring POP music that you can really move to’ –well they certainly achieved that! The Arrival is a fun, feel-good production that really gets you moving –listen for yourself. If The Arrival put a spring in your step, head over to their Bandcamp page and check out the album.

With two EPs and an album underneath their belt, LATKA is set to take their music beyond their hometown Winnipeg and break into the national and international scenes…watch this space!