If Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga had a 27-year-old British child, chances are she’d sound a lot like Natalia Kills. The bad girl of Brit pop’s career has advanced since her 2012 Beatport debut of “You Can’t Get In My Head (If You Don’t Get In My Bed),” and this week she’s back in the electronic scene with the remix package of her Trouble single, “Saturday Night.” Fabio Lendrum, Brass Knuckles and Electric Joy Ride signed on for reworks, along with LA/UK duo La’Reda, whose delightfully hard to nail down sound flushed out the house, big room, and drum & bass-laced offerings. Inserting stripped vocal stems into a framework that is both lush and pounding, the track juxtaposes synth chords with stabbing tones for a scintillating sonic reinvention.
On the eve of the release of their latest EP on Ultra Records, Brass Knuckles serves up their third single “More Than One” alongside the vocal stylings of Kay. Maintaining the same pop-friendly formula of the EP’s debut single, “As Long As I’m Alive,” the trio continue to walk a fine line between radio friendly appeal and heart pumping electro house. Sandblasted synthwork and Kay’s seductive top line work in tandem to deliver a track that is as equally at home in a pair of headphones as it is through a tower of Marshall stacks and establishes a sound foundation for the future of the Miami-based trio.
Brass Knuckles will be performing July 27th at Prive in Atlanta, GA and August 2nd at Mixx in Atlantic City, NJ.
Genre-divergent trio Brass Knuckles have established themselves as more than just an electro outfit with their unique blend of nu disco, electro house, synthpop and rock undertones. Their latest “As Long As I’m Alive” featuring vocalist John Ryan once again pushes their own sonic envelope into uncharted territory. Using John’s vocals to drive the mix, the Miami-based trio concoct an addicting mixture of soaring vocals and driven bass lines for what develops into something truly satisfying. Part sugary sweet nu-disco with a subtle electro tinge, “As Long As I’m Alive” has futuristic arena rock written all over it.