It might be a coincidence, but O Yea by Beautiful Swimmers, one of the best tunes I’ve heard this year so far, seems to sit somewhere in between similarly named classics by two of our idols, i.e. Can and Daft Punk, discipline and swing laced together in one cracker of a jam that will be storming a dancefloor near you real soon. Imagine Gang Gang Dance were into minimal techno, or Nitzer Ebb had put together the soundtrack for a Carpenter flick, or the Knife if they came from the tropics instead of the tundra, and you are sort of there but not quite, because one can throw references against the wall and see if they stick, it doesn’t matter with a jam like this as it crashes through them like tribal juggernaut all hunger and fury, do bring it on.
Buy the 12 from Future times, and enjoy the video by Aurora Halal & Ashiq Khondker, whaaaat.
Cheers to Damon from Mi Ami for the tip. Mi Ami will be playing in Brighton at the Greenhouse Effect this Thursday and in London at the Upset the Rhythm show in the Lexington on Friday. We shall be attending both shows, and DJing at the latter. Don’t miss out.
I.U.D. comprises Lizzy Bougatsos off Gang Gang Dance and Sadie Laska from Growing, these are two of our favourite bands so, as you would expect, the outcome which is ‘the Proper Sex‘, just released by always reliable purveyors of total amaze The Social Registry is pretty fucking great. The tune that kicks off the album, ‘Daddy’ is but an example- it sounds like Roxanne Shante if the originators of hip hop had listened to more Throbbing Gristle and less Kraftwerk (hold on, that’s the Death Comet Crew) , or Liars covering Uptown Ranking i.e. warbled ska for leisurely operations of dance and demolition., we love it.