I regretfully hadn’t given Philly based jam/fusion/electro band (they’ve been around since 1995…where have I been?) Disco Biscuits a shot until the On Time EP was released.  Absolutely catchy, reminds me of those songs that radio used to play in the early 90′s – it’s got a Euro feel to it too. Half-way through, they break out the funk synths. Lovin’ it.  Download the mp3 for free below. Fun dance track for a Friday night for sure! – Matt

Disco Biscuits – On Time

ROISIN MURPHY: It’s a Girl! + Ripples, The Truth + Sorted For E’s + Wizz

Hard Candy sends our congratulations to ROISIN MURPHY who gave birth to a baby girl yesterday morning! The little girl’s name is Clodagh Henwood and she’ll surely be the most stylish celebrity kid ever!

To celebrate all things Roisin here are some of her non album tracks you may not have missed… – Camille

Sorted For E’s + Wizz
The Truth

JESSICA 6: Fun Girls EP + Byzar Remix

When I first saw this artwork above I thought ‘oh shit’ something new from Miss Kittin‘! – but even better, it’s Jessica 6 (Nomi from Hercules and Love Affair) with Fun Girl. It’s a dancier, poppier, grittier darker cigarette smoking version of what we love from Hercules – with a distinct early 90′s funky feel to it. Perfect for a late night dance at a club…be it your home or out in this freezing rain we’re having right now in Brooklyn! Check out the Byzar Remix below. - Matt

Fun Girl (Byzar Remix)

The Fun Girls EP is out now!

MONEYPENNY: Christmas Time Is Here + Holiday Mixtape

It’s never quite the holiday season without a bit of Charlie Brown. Chicago based DJ/electro duo Moneypenny has recorded a unique cover of one of my favorite Holiday tracks – Christmas Time Is Here. The band is giving away some free tracks for the Holidays, including a cover of ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart‘ on Myspace. Love all their stuff, but nobody can touch Joy Division‘s version!

Moneypenny – Christmas Time Is Here

They’ve got a nifty Holiday mix-tape too! Full release planned for next year, can’t wait to hear more.Matt

Moneypenny – Holiday Mixtape 

CFCF: ‘Monolith’ + ‘Big Love’ from Continent

Just finished listening to CFCF‘s debut Continent for the first time in full. Very late to the party, I admit. I was eager to listen from the moment I saw this guys influences (Madonna, Jellybean Benitez, Fleetwood Mac) I had to hear what he had created all in his own bedroom. Released in October on Paper Bag Records, Continent is a almost completely instrumental trip through synth paradise (is there such a place!?) that takes you on an epic journey, all while keeping your dance in step.

If you like this guy, you’ve gotta check out one of my favorite recent discoveries, Addled. The Heartbreachno EP is amazing and reminds me a bit of the CFCF. Enjoy two tracks from the album for free, Monolith and Big Love. - Matt

CFCF – Monolith
CFCF – Big Love