Jazzy Eyewear, “The Renaissance” (Les Loups 1979 Remix)
No real commentary, just pointing out that this is a very good track that comes close to my platonic ideal for a disco-tinged house record. That break and explosion in the middle is what my dreams sound like.
I should be sick of this song, but every time I hear it, I feel…glad. Final DJs synth it up (as they are wont to do) and it really works despite initial eyebrow-raising on my part. A great last track for your DJ sets or maybe a good first one if you’re that daring.
I don’t mind Coldplay. They’re a decent pop band that rockists make gas-face at, but I’ve find their records to be more listenable than Radiohead (the band they’re most frequently compared to by the sort of people who love lazy comparisons) and “Midnight” is a spooky, ethereal treat that has me a bit excited for their new long-player.
Getting synth-disco god Giorgio Moroder in to do his trademark business with arpeggios and slamming 4/4s might seem like an odd choice, but I think it gels together wonderfully, with a strange guest appearance by the voice of the man himself that works despite every instinct against that sort of thing. I have the feeling this is going to be big at festivals this summer, but I’m generally very wrong about this sort of thing, so you should ignore that.
With Moroder remixing Coldplay, Nile Rodgers showing up on Tensnake and Daft Punk records and Cerrone’s take on HAIM, it’s a good time to be a disco fan trying to get others in on the cult.