Although, it’s hard to believe, it’s almost a year since Tove Lo‘s “2 Die 4” had us all grooving to the iconic hook from “Popcorn” by Hot Butter. It seems the sampling of hit songs, particularly 80s ones in summer anthems, is once again picking up steam. Anyone clubbing in France over the weekend might have caught wind of Tove’s 2022 banger while grooving on the dancefloor. Also they may have encountered a new track, “She’s So Disco,” as well. This euro-pop-styled dance track is a hi-NRG number from the rising French DJ, Producer Mathieu Koss, featuring the vocals of Swedish pop artist (Rasmus) flyckt (formerly of Urban Cone). It closely samples the Suzanne Vega track “Tom’s Diner.”
I did some research into Koss and flyckt, since I find it fascinating how a Swedish indie-pop artist has ended up collaborating on a dance anthem. As I understand it, flyckt left Urban Cone to pursue a solo career (see here). However, due to the pandemic, he since reunited with Urban Cone bandmate Emil Gustafsson to form the electronic house duo Apotech. Therefore, before his involvement with “She’s so Disco,” flyckt had been focusing on dance music. It’s always interesting to see how musicians evolve and explore different genres.
In 2019, the Koss track “Never Growing Up” featuring Aloe Blacc was one of the biggest radio songs in France and Belgium. I feel sure since he’s had a taste of success, Mathieu would like a second helping of notability. Therefore, the peppy and upbeat allure of “She’s so Disco” could see Koss achieve a new milestone. As you can imagine, owing to the instantly iconic melodic refrain of “Tom’s Diner.” The Koss and flyckt offering is super catchy and capitalizes to the max as being recognisably familiar.