Mohear - Weird (Electunes)

Dipping deeper into the inspiring pool of Italo-disco, electric disco pop-rock combo Mohear is happy to reveal their latest sonic endeavor, the moody but tasty “Weird” on the Electunes label. Led by the icy vocals of Miss Sophie, “Weird” slinks and shimmies as if sneaking through a dark alley, its steady drum beat and synthesized arpeggiations cautiously leading the way. The song itself is appealingly retro, as if time traveling from the post-punk ’80s, but filtered though recent cosmic excursions. In fact, Mohear mastermind DJ Enne has played alongside the Italian cosmic pioneers Baldelli and Beppe Loda back in 1983 and one can certainly hear some of these influences in this production. Italian producer Brioski supplies a pair of remixes, with the first riding on a synthetic pulse accented by handy percussion flourishes. Brioski’s Bonus Mix shakes a bit more, with an added techno influence flavoring its mid-tempo groove. The digital release of “Weird” also features the original ‘pop’ version and a remix from the rising Robot Needs Oil, who adds blasts of wah-wah guitar and horn stabs among the synths and string glides, recalling a vintage Trevor Horn dance production. As a bonus, Manchester’s Kid Machine has remixed Mohear’s previous single “Go Away,” displaying a pop-Italo influence mixed with some dark ‘EBM’ elements that fit right in with “Weird.” Kid Machine’s remix will be exclusive to the vinyl release which is hand-numbered and limited to 500 copies. Prime time stuff here from Electunes and Mohear, suitable for retronauts and futuristas alike.

Sunshine Jones (Dubtribe) - “The Brioski Bonus Mix is wonderful … I can’t wait to play it!”
Nick Warren - “A fabulous mix from Robot Needs Oil.”
Pete Herbert - “Oh, yes … I’m loving this. The Robot Needs Oil and Brioski mixes for me.”
Justin Robertson - “Some great stuff on here!”
Severino (Horse Meat Disco) - “I like the Robot Needs Oil remix, and the original is pretty nice, too.”
DJ Rocca (Ajello) - “Great stuff from Mohear as always!”
Q-Burns Abstract Message - “The Robot Needs Oil Remix is a brilliant pop moment … this one’s stuck in my head. The Brioski mixes are fly, as well. Nice one.”
Dr. Dunks (Still Going) - “Awesome!”
Alexander Robotnick - “The Brioski Bonus Mix for me.”
Hardway Bros - “This is 100% disco dynamite!”
Minus 8 (Compost, Stereo Deluxe) - “Nice ’80s Italo-disco style tunes! All mixes are good in my opinion. Cool!”
Ben Mono - “Loving the Brioski Bonus Mix!”
Makossa & Megablast - “Solid stuff!”
mikeBurns (Disco Devil, Phönix Project) - “I’m really tripping out on that Brioski Bonus Mix … love it!”
Da Wiseguy (RTE Pulse, Ireland) - “Wikkid nu-disco-esque goodness!”
Leri Ahel (Mutant Disco Radio Show) - “Both the Brioski and Kid Machine remixes are amazing, but I’m loving everything here.”
Simon Lister (People Get Real) - “Cold wave, cool wave … like!”
DJ Nova (Rodon FM, Greece) - “The Kid Machine remix makes me feel like I’m back in Via Mecenate and dancing to Roberto Zanetti’s stuff in the year 1983.”
Black Alley (In Control Radio Show) - “The Brioski remix is where new wave meets nu-disco in an irresistible way.”

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