By Mandy Rogers
There are some really great tracks rising up at the moment, that aren’t your usual pop fodder but are genuinely all absorbing and engagingly lush experiences. One’s that I have covered recently instantly springing to mind are “Promises” by Youan, “One More Down To Go” by Blue Angel and “Lungs” by Py, all quite karmystical experiences.
Already grabbing attention for his slinky mix work, DJ sets and glitchy house remixes for G.L.O.V.E.S and Das Glow, a new chapter dawns. Here we have lead track “Astral Projection” from Strip Steve’s freshly released debut album “Micro Mega”.
A cut of buzzing, creative, expressionalism. Strip Steve teams up with LA dream-pop making duo Puro Instinct on “Astral Projection”. Piper and Skylar K provide a balanced amount of vocally soothingly serene panache that glides itself over in a plush luxurious flow. Whilst Strip Steve seals it with a cork popping cosmic disco makeover, that quite had me reaching into my make-up bag for a comb to pick my fingers across in an attempt to replicate the bubbling introduction. Throughout I distinctly getting channelling through flashes of “Rapture” by Blondie, more probably as it carries an equally French spirit of sass appeal about it, born from Strip Steve's French roots.
Whilst it's bonus points of course, that drew me to this in the first instance for the playful name!
To accompany this stylish cosmic disco cocktail, a retro glow show of galactic ambience.
Get your partying shoes polished! Strip Steve will be playing “The Nest” in London – August 17th