DFA’s synth pop and disco dons returned this week.
Previewed last night and released today, ‘Crime Cutz’ is a return to form for the New York duo on DFA Records. Nick Millhiser and Alex Frankel’s best work walks the line between synth-pop and disco and this new seven minute tune struts it including an appearance from the East Coast Inspirational Singers Choir.
The song is taken from an EP out April 29th.
Paranoid London feat. Mutato Pintado
Filthy squelchy acid.
Originally released in 2014 on vinyl only, the music on the English electronic duo’s recent self-titled album lives up to their limited self-promotion (no press shots). Available digitally since November, their Tiga-esque acid house music (they feature on Tiga’s recent album No Fantasy Required) with an electro feel has been finding new fans, myself included. Sometimes all you need is a synthesizer and some minimal grooves to get your point across.
A to the point manifesto works too:
“If you like your music melodic, deep, well made & produced jog on. This is the real deal: dirty, repetitive music for DJs & dancers. ha-how-ha-how-ha-how-ha-howse nae shon.”
Niall Byrne is the founder of the most-influential Irish music site Nialler9, where he has been writing about music since 2005 . He is the cohost of the Nialler9 Podcast and has written for the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Cara Magazine, Sunday Times, Totally Dublin, Red Bull and more. Niall is a DJ, founder of Lumo Club, event curator and producer of gigs, parties & events.