In my eternal quest, to leave the EQ readers with a new upbeat offering to take our readership into the weekend. I thought I was going to come unstuck this week. Not that I wasn’t expecting a slow release week to hit sooner rather than later. (As despite all else, which has been happening around us, the music has carried on rolling out thick and fast.) All was saved when a last-minute gem, dropped into my inbox. The arrival of “Got It Made” from the rising French producer Møme (Jérémy Souillart) and prolific L.A.-based Canadian Ricky Ducati (Midnight to Monaco), being my saving grace.
The work of Ricky Ducati with Midnight to Monaco is familiar to me, having been a super supporter of the duo’s 2016 track “One In A Million.” On the back of the track, “Sail Away” which acted as the artists’ first collaboration together. Ducati has since joined forces with Møme, their debut album “Flashback FM” is due 2021. And if “Got It Made” is any indication of what it has to offer, I am pretty excited about it already.
BIG retro pop vibes have unleashed the excitement in me. “Got It Made” takes us on a music trip through the 70s, 80s and 90s. By way of soulful, funk strokes and disco-pop grooves. Driven by a beat so infectious it is a neigh on impossible to keep dancing feet, still. The strikingly good music video absolutely caught my eye. Without a doubt, it is the best visual I’ve seen all week. Dazzling florescent graphics and borrowing some inspiration from the Sci-Fi movie legacy TRON. Interesting that the clip should be unleashed in the week an update arrived on the much hoped for “Tron 3” movie in the series.
They say: “We imagined “Got It Made” as a time travel to the ’70s/’80s Los Angeles, taken from an imaginary pop radio station — we really would have loved to know California at this time. We wanted the video to be a visual interpretation of it, which ended up being something completely unique, flashing back to two crash test dummies (us) dancing their feelings into this time period, enjoying the ride.”
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