Iconique’s Ovation EP honors disco’s past while simultaneously invigorating the future of the genre

Originally appeared on the 405, view archived article here.  When you hear Iconique’s new release, you will want to stand and applaud. The Los Angeles trio honors the original disco divas, embodying a genre that has been pulled and stretched in many directions recently. Iconique is known for putting on unforgettable live shows with the raw energy of the ‘70s and ‘80s, and much of that enthusiasm carries … Continue reading Iconique’s Ovation EP honors disco’s past while simultaneously invigorating the future of the genre

Mami Sandunga & Chaboi – “Batimami”

Move Over Bruce Wayne, It’s Time for “Batimami,” the New Single From Mami Sandunga & Chaboi Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  A new superhero has entered our realm. Get Robert Pattinson out of your head because our new savior is Mami Sandunga & Chaboi, and their new track, “Batimami.” It’s a club anthem (minus the club), fueled by Chaboi’s fusion trap production, that begs listeners … Continue reading Mami Sandunga & Chaboi – “Batimami”

Holding Out for a Hero

Holding out for a Hero? Tunde Olaniran Comes to Save the Day Photo Credit: Bre’Ann White Originally appeared on Grimy Goods. Hailing from Flint, Michigan, Tunde Olaniran is an adept singer whose range seems boundless. They have been known to quickly change from heavenly falsetto to gruff hip hop bars on a dime. Their thematically-rich 2018 record Stranger supplied plenty of varying rhythms to exercise … Continue reading Holding Out for a Hero

Mr. Scruff – “Nice Up the Function”

Ninja Tune recently uploaded Mr. Scruff’s back-catalogue, including the not-so-coincidentally named mixtape, Ninja Tuna. When I heard “Nice Up the Function” for the first time in a handful of years (at least!), it brought back some funky memories, all lacking context.  Mr. Scruff’s DJ-Kicks compilation came out just a few weeks ago; give that a listen on Bandcamp.  Source: Bandcamp Continue reading Mr. Scruff – “Nice Up the Function”

Georgi Kay. CD Player – “Scary People (Reimagined)”

Georgi Kay and CD Player Put Us Face-to-Face With “Scary People” on Reworked Single Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  November 3rd will soon be here and Georgi Kay’s reimagining of her 2017 single, “Scary People,” sets the tone for a revolution. The British-Australian artist cites the last election for inspiring her to write the original, reflected in its sneering production. A foggy ambience in the … Continue reading Georgi Kay. CD Player – “Scary People (Reimagined)”

Join Paco Versailles in Their Very Own “Shangri La” Originally appeared on Grimy Goods.  Here to grace Los Angeles with their new genre of dancemenco is Paco Versailles, aka the duo of Vahagni and Ryan Merchant (of Capital Cities). They blend disco and flamenco—hence the portmanteau—to form swirling clouds of infectious tunes. The duo honors French disco (Daft Punk and Air are both from the … Continue reading