What started as a humble party in Brazil back in 2006 has since outgrown itself in vision. DJ Daniel D and promoter Vinilcius have shifted focus, determined to push their Discobox night’s musical concept on a greater scale. In 2013 they emerged as a label with one foot in the past and the other toeing the future - imagining a ’70s dance move in today’s skinny jeans, and that’s one hell of a spilt. Sonically they look to blend that era’s disco and the classic house sounds that followed with modern nu-disco and tech house sheen.
The latest Discobox release comes from Shake Machine, a new project by long time friends and veteran Brazilian house artists Daniel D and Robinho. Here to prove four hands are better than two, “Make It Funky” layers disco percussion over old school funk bass lines, all wrapped up tightly in ’80s new wave form. A massive synthetic drum roll introduces a breakbeat intermission where curvy synth keys come into play. Packing a more straightforward rhythmic punch, De Pin Up Club divulges into interstellar Italo disco and evocative piano melodies.
That’s two party ready tracks checked off by Discobox that touch on retro vibes without getting lost in any tropes … just remember to shake well before use!
Miguel Migs - “The original mix sounds cool.”
Mousse T. - “Groovy little monster.”
Phunktastike (Spirit Soul Music / Undertones Gang) - “Great release here!”
Gavin Hardkiss (Hawke) - “The De Pin Up Club remix is a keeper.”
Graeme Park - “This is quite appealing.”
Claudio Coccoluto - “A real good sound.”
Sunshine Jones (Dubtribe) - “Even more beautiful at –8! Love it.”
Flash Atkins (Paper Recordings) - “‘Make It Funky’ makes me funky!”
Christos Kedras (Beat Philosophy / Kapa Music) - “De Pin Up Club does a great job here … it’s a rich and melodic remix with a solid groove and nice touch on the piano. In the bag.”
Chris Massey (Paper Recordings / Electriks) - “Phwoar, this is massive! The huge italian vibe is gonna make this an essential one for my record box.”
Joey Silvero (Distant People) - “That bass hook is a beast … dirty funk the way I like it.”
DJ Nova (Rodon FM, Greece) - “The future-retro-boogie style of the original sounds really dope … I love the bass line. De Pin Up Club’s remix recalls Arthur Baker meeting New Order … it rocks, too.”
DJ Di Costa (MoodyLushious Influences) - “De Pin Up Club’s remix is absolutely fantastic. Truly overwhelming and refined sound and yes … the piano is the one thing that really got under my skin!”
Tom Conrad (Adaptation Music) - “Cool groove and a nice blend of influences.”
Al Bradley (3am Recordings) - “I’m digging the chuggy groove on the De Pin Up Club remix … really cool vibes. But I’m feeling the original most here … wicked, low-slung deep house vibes with cracking disco leanings.”
Michael Fossati (Spirit of House) - “Utterly fierce old school-inspired vibes.”