Strawberries & cream. Lennon & McCartney. JD & Coke. Sasha & Digweed. Fish & Chips. Collaborations can be a truly wonderful thing, but too often in the world of music, they are driven by algorithms rather than mutual respect. We are delighted to report that in the case of Luke + Gai, their teaming up was inspired by a deep love of each other’s work; and the discovery that, even working remotely, they have a natural studio chemistry.
The Anglo-Italian duo have already stormed charts and newly reopened dancefloors with a single on Lost & Found and a remix for us here at Selador of label boss Dave Seaman’s irrepressible Buzzfuzzle; and a fresh take on Hooj Choons classic West on 27th Street by Killahurtz is imminent.
Before that, however, let us present their Selador debut as a partnership – two tracks that already have the likes of Hernan Cattaneo, Camelphat, Nick Warren, Yousef, Guy J and Cristoph excited.
J’aime L’amour takes as its hook a vocal sample from a song by Luke’s old band Suicide Sports Club, and wraps it up in a bed of shimmering synths and crisp beats, the euphoria masterfully building as the track reaches a truly epic climax.
She Just is a truly beautiful piece of chilled, melodic electronica, equally at home on a dancefloor at the right time of night, or in your headphones. It oozes both class and beauty.
Essential double header alert.
Team Selador – nouse aimons la house et la techno et toutes les nuances entre les deux