AlunaGeorge‘s genre-fusing productions have gained the UK duo recognition around the globe in the last year. After reaching #2 on the UK Billboard Singles chart for their collaborative effort with fellow Brits Disclosure on “White Noise,”Aluna Francis (vocals) and George Reid (production) are ready to reveal details of their forthcoming debut album.
The two announced the release date of their now-named Body Music LP, which is set for July 1 via Island Records. Along with this announcement, the duo unveiled the title of their next single “Attracting Flies” which was played for the first time on Zane Lowe‘s BBC Radio 1 show last and will be released March 10. The track is a bubbling warped beat which bounces off Francis’ soft vocals with ease creating another polished poppy production from the rising duo.
It can go without saying that dance music producers have an undeniable love affair with the sultry vocals of the newly dubbed pop princess Lana Del Rey. Whether it is her subtle soothing soul or her lyrical flow, it is clear that producers can’t get enough of her slew of top 10 hits. Throughout 2012, dance music enthusiasts received remixes of Del Rey’s tracks, turning her sweet sound into dance-worthy beats with the help of Gesaffelstein, RAC and AlunaGeorge to name a few.
Dancing Astronaut staffers took note of Gemini‘s rhythmic dubstep version of “Born to Die” as well as LA Riots & GTA‘s joint venture on “Video Games“–strengthening the romance even more. Now Monsieur Adi is here to bring us the latest and possibly best Del Rey revamp to-date — a remix of “Summertime Sadness.” The Frenchman transforms the poppy melody into a noteworthy dance production, skipping between the genres of trap, electro, house and hip-hop. Monsieur Adi fluidly transitions between genres giving listeners an almost five-minute mini mix highlighting the sensual sounds of Lana’s voice before unloading a pumping house beat and finishing with lingering drum kicks.
Guy and Howard, the boys of Disclosure, are at it again. The brothers and production duo uploaded a track in collaboration with fellow UK production team AlunaGeorge from their album set to be released on PMR Records later this year.
The track, “White Noise,” features both Disclosure’s typical bouncy production stylings as well as elements that dig even farther back into the archive of dance music sounds. It’s really amazing that despite their age, Disclosure has been able to research, adopt and reinvent the UK garage/two-step scene, driving it forward — almost effortlessly — into 2013. Enjoy the full stream below, we’ll report back with more details on the album as we find them.
Annie Mac treated listeners to a full listen of Aluna Francis and George Reid’s new track “Diver” today on Radio 1. The pop and R&B-tinged duo turned heads all of 2012 and it appears they’re starting off 2013 on a strong note as well with this glitchy track. We’re hearing that their first full-length album is set for a tentative release date in June of this year. Take a listen for yourself below.
If you have ever questioned if they do it better in the UK, this video will probably clear up any doubt. Pitchfork recently released a mini-documentary on the now prodigious Warehouse Project club in Manchester. These people have been throwing parties in Warehouse Project form since 2006 and have been consistently known for pushing the limits of what is known, accepted, or cool in the dance music industry.
In turn, the producers and DJs lucky enough to perform for these discerning crowds only have multitudes of praise to give about the planning, atmosphere, and originality of the events. Hear what names like Skream, Diplo, Four Tet, Nicolas Jaar, AlunaGeorge, and Scuba have to say about the experience.