As resident DJ`s at Toronto`s Wrongbar, production duo, Natural Animal is the sweetheart of the Toronto club scene. Having played along side the likes of SBTRKT, Hot Chip, Azari & III, and Treasure Fingers these guys have proven themselves to be masters of their craft.
The group announced last week via Twitter that their 4 track EP would be released one song at a time via iTunes, starting with the first single “Dance Alone” which was released yesterday. They’ve offered up a free limited promo download of the tune through their soundcloud page and you can also get some more free tunes on their Facebook page too!
Dance Alone has all the right elements that go into a great dance club hit. Mixing deep house, nu-disco and a little hint of synth-pop, “Dance Alone” gets you up and moving. The term ‘Nu-Disco’ - especially given its cheesier connotations from the post Saturday Night Fever era - hardly presents a full picture of the genre. Bands like Cut Copy, Justice and now Natural Animal are helping the style emerge out of the glittery depths of the 70`s Disco era, by mixing together elements of hip-hop, funk, and house with the dance groove of disco music. Still, despite being predominately nu-disco, Dance Alone fits nicely into a mix of deep house, and EDM not only because they share similar production elements but because those genres all share a similar fun atmosphere. Genre classification is all arbitrary at the end of the day anyways, so take a listen to the track and let us know what you think.
Ladywood loves good Canadian music that we can shake our butts too, so we hope you like these guys too!
Thanks to our music shaman Martin, for the great suggestion. Your music taste, much like your choice of footwear, is always impeccable. Keep up the good work.
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