De Lux – Voyage
Los Angeles’ based De Lux has coated this LP with the infectiousness of Hot Chip and the moodiness of LCD Soundsystem. Basically if your show is lacking some groove or dance ability then this is the album for you. Most all of the tracks feature David Byrne style vocals and spacey synthesizers. These guys enjoy making disco style grooves fresh and relevant. “Make Space” track 6 has an intensified disco groove, slightly strained vocals and a pulsing energy. “Movements” track 2 and “Love is a Phase” track 4 have a somewhat slower melody with dreamy vocals but the bass is still groovin’. This album is cool and funky and will get our listeners movin’. This could liven up even the dullest of days.
Recommended tracks: 1, 2!, 6, 4, 5
RIYL: The Talking Heads, LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip, Cut Copy
Label: Innovative Leisure
Release: April 2014
Reviewed by Emilie Stafford