By LadyDot – September 2023
August was a very intense month for me. Apart from the fact that, as always, I followed the music industry and the premieres of new songs closely, I also went to the Sziget Festival in Budapest, where I attended many gigs of artists known all over the world. I came back from this festival with new experiences, great memories and, of course, a lot of musical inspiration.
I can already feel the whiff of the coming autumn, which, as you know, is a very intense time for the music industry. This is when labels release the most albums and singles. And, as I do every month, I am preparing for you a collection of the most important news from the world of Electro Swing. So, here we go. 😉
P.S. The number “12” next to the title of this article means that the Electro Swing News format was already created a year ago, wow!
A whole host of new releases and remixes were released in August. I’ve noticed that more and more Electro Swing artists have started to take an interest in Future Swing. Do you know what characterises this musical genre? First of all, it is based on the use of hard hitting bass and drums. It is growing rapidly and I have noticed that it is not just limited to a fast tempo – some of the songs created in this musical genre are really relaxing!
Okay, but now, we’ve moved on to our monthly summary of Electro Swing singles releases. Do you remember my rating scale? One heart – I like it. Two hearts – I like it a lot. Three hearts: the track is brilliant!
♥♥ Bbop & Betty Booom – „The Beat Goes On (Future Swing Mix)” – 4th of August
♥♥♥! DanyloM & The Soulmate Project – „Stormy Night” – 11st of August
♥ Lamuzgueule – „BANG BANG (LVDS Remix)” – 11st of August
♥♥ The Swing Bot – „Retronik” – 11st of August
♥♥♥! DJ Mibor – „Fire up the Swing” – 11st of August
♥♥♥! KELSON, LÒNIS – „BAM! (Chill Remix)” – 14th of August (P.S. The original version is great too, even more in an Electro Swing style – listen to it HERE)
♥♥ LVDS & Glenn Gatsby – „Marvelous (Wolfgang Lohr Future Swing Remix)” – 18th of August
♥♥ 11 Acorn Lane – „Let’s Do It Again” – 25th of August
♥ Alice Francis – „Katzenjammer (Bbop Future Swing Remix)” – 25th of August
This is probably the first month in which as many as three songs have received the highest rating from me, namely “♥♥♥!”. However, if I had to pick one banger that I think deserves a special mention, it would definitely be DJ Mibor and his new single – “Fire up the Swing”. Brilliant, uplifting melody, elements of club music and a perfect swing vibe. Jorge, excellent work – this kind of Electro Swing is a great pleasure to listen to. 😉
I’ve been listening to iconic Electro Swing tracks a lot in August. Parov Stelar’s new single, ‘Breathe’ (you can read my review of this track HERE), reminded me of his other songs that I used to listen to so often. That’s why my Top 3 this month looks like this:
3. Parov Stelar – „Cuba Libre”
2. Caravan Palace feat. JFTH – „Mighty”
1. Parov Stelar – „Libella Swing”
Written by LadyDot (Ja, Wizeruk) Date: 2023-09-11
Anna (LadyDot) was born in ’94, but always felt she came from the Golden Twenties. “Polka” in Polish means “girl from Poland”, so she’s “Polka in polka dots”. She loves vintage style and spontaneous travels around Europe. But her greatest love (apart from her husband) is of course music, especially Electro Swing, Funk, Swing Hop and French Electronic Music.
Anna works at a Polish music label, where she coordinates the physical production of CDs and vinyl records. Music is therefore not only her passion, but also her job!