Check It: Triple Shot Of Magical Electro-Pop
Inject some electro-alternative-synth-pop-magic into your life with three tasty tracks handpicked by AAA Backstage for you! Plentiful thick beats, sprinklings of 80s crooning, and drizzles of dreamy pop synths await.
SAATSUMA with Storm
Welcome SAATSUMA, the Melbournian based brain child of Memphis Kelly, Joel Ma, and Cesar Rodrigues. The three artists have worked hard over the course of 2015 to merge their unique styles together and birth the enchanting SAATSUMA. Storm is the debut release of their forthcoming EP, which is set to arrive later this year. With hip-hop building blocks and nods to the likes of FKA Twigs and Little Dragon, SAATSUMA is a soft and sultry caress to your earholes.
As far as first releases go, you can’t really get more magical. Storm is a building rumble of thick beats and airy vocals that launch into an almost tribal-call of a chorus. Basically, listening to this track is like floating underwater whilst a tepid storm rages above. Be ready to drown in sound.
St. Lucia with Love Somebody
Gather around all you love sick fools, St. Lucia has a track for you. The Brooklyn based musician has released the slow jam centrepiece from his upcoming second album ‘Matter’, which is due to drop on Friday 29th January. Love Somebody comes as the third release off the album which is shaping up to be a cracker if the singles Dancing on Glass and Physical are anything to go by.
Put simply, Love Somebody is the musical interpretation of every Molly Ringwald character ever. It’s so 80s and so, so great. As band member Patti Beranek aptly says, “let’s just call it a booty call song that’s also about the romance of the booty call. It celebrates a certain feeling that I love in music, or in life in general: the space in between. The pull, the rub, where ying meets yang.” With oriental embellishments reminiscent of Toto’s Africa and a percussion build up to make your knees weak, this is definitely a song to love.
The Disappointed with Start of Something
Listeners of triple j Unearthed may recognise this Perth band from their highly rotated track Find a Rope. However, this is a step in an entirely different direction. Having ridden a wave of success throughout 2015 the band is looking towards an equally triumphant year with EP #3 in the works. Moving away from their guitar addled, rock and roll beginnings, Start of Something presents a whirl of pop synth and folky electronica.
With raspy and rich Phil Collins-esque vocals, layer upon layer of percussion beats, and orchestral swells littered throughout, Start of Something ebbs and flows like a musical tide. So yes, it really is the start of something, and no it is certainly not disappointing.