Tuesday, March 09, 2010
My friend Mario used to be in a band called Captain back in like 2005. We used to see each around a lot, djing, maxin', relaxin', and generally trying to show our love of music. Then he started doing the Pearl Flash synth disco concept party with this dope dude called Ben who I first heard dj at a great warehouse party in Shoreditch in like . . . 2005. He was very serious, but had some arpeggiating synth knowledge for sure. Anyway, Pearl Flash went on from from joy to joy and I dj'd with them now and then and I could see it was growing like a nasty poisonous mushroom under the floorboards into a full blown magnificent wonder angel of parties.
Meanwhile in 2009 Mario started to chat me up about his new band Luxury Living and I was generally like, smile, smile, pretend like it will be good. I kept telling him to tell me when it was going. So finally this last Saturday I went to see them play. And it turns out I was LATE. They had already been playing around town and lots of other people already loved them a lot. And they were REALLY good. Even my girlfriend loved them and she doesn't even really drink. They only really have demos so far but this will give you an idea. I personally prefer this epic disco stuff than the stuff that is probably more mainstream to the pop world right now like Everything Will be Amazing. What they're good at is phrasing - songs have to go somewhere, up and down, etc., in the right places at the right time to keep you hooked. Have a listen.
And I am djing for a new party called Fancy done by the Pearl Flash kids for the first time at Bungalow 8 next week, the 17th of March.
Kimberley (demo) - Luxury Living