It’s not news to anyone that the 80’s are being re-lived to the fullest. Every synth-soaked decible, every acid washed iota, and all the glory of the vocoder- undeniable and omnipresent once again, today. As an 80’s baby, who suckled upon these very phenomena, I’m not mad. I leave you all today with some of the freshest specimens of said cultural experiment.
Toro Y Moi : New Beat
ok, so technically this could maybe be ’79, but any reputable roller disco would be rocking this well into ’83
Jazmine Sullivan : Don't Make Me Wait
her new EP travels from Prince-style production like this, to the very Mary J. Blige influenced “Holding You Down”, and into some reggae infused newer sounds- simply put, a winner!
Architecture In Helsinki : Contact High
at first I thought they sampled Midnight Star’s “Midas Touch”, but no, they just love that band as much as me
Private : My Secret Lover
this one from Denmark is 4 years old, but new to me, and damn if it ain’t funky enough to make Evelyn “Champagne” King jealous.
Blacktop : Reversed (Opolopo Remix)
don’t know anything about Blacktop or Opolopo, but this one’s a scorcher
Clive Tanaka y Su Orquesta : All Night
& The Fourth Magi
this one is a little less obviously 80’s, but I just discovered this guy and figured it fit enough and was too good not to share.