Monday, December 6, 2010

My House

Here is a  sneak peak titled "My House" from the amazing Hercules and Love Affair for all you disco enthusiast to embrace on this earth.  Hercules and Love Affair is a musical project from New York based DJ Andrew Butler.  Their first single "Blind" released in 2008 featured the brilliant voice of Antony Hegarty (lead vocalist from Antony & The Johnsons) from their self-titled debut album and made the top ten list in several countries that same year.  I was fortunate to witness their first live show at the now defunct Studio B in Williamsburg that same year.   Their live sets are pure magic capturing the fusion of synth and live instruments delivering the pure elements of dance music while infusing them with smart and haunting vocals with such a passion never heard before.  Even though their sound makes direct references and inspirations that are deeply rooted on the foundations of classic disco and house songs from the mid to late 70's, late 80's and early '90s from New York and Chicago, they have managed to capture a new fresh outlook delivering a totally fresh sound that is both innovating, new and unique.  Their  new sophomore album entitled Blue Songs will be released January 2011 featuring Bloc Paty's Kele Okereke, transgender Venezuelan singer Aerea Negrot who is clearly evoking the fabulous Sylvester doing 80's house amazingly, Shaun J. Wright, and Hercules regular Kim Ann Foxman who has grown tremendously as a singer.   I have previewed some of the tracks and it's obvious this is less disco focused and take us forward to a more house sound that is clearly inspired from the golden era of house music from 1986-1992.  "My House" is a testament to that brilliant period.   Thank you Hercules from saving and reinvigorating dance music.  Enjoy!

My House - Hercules and Love Affair   

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